Don’t miss the pound of chopped beef for a measly $5.00. Feed the family!
Archive for January, 2010
Tea tastings and asian markets… Here’s some shots from my week:
Canada’s history magazine is called “The Beaver.” I would hate to do google image searches for past articles.
My brother sent me an e-mail that he was checking out at the grocery store and the clerk saw his ID and said, “Oh, are you related to Tim Sullivan!?” My brother said yes, that we were brothers. and the cashier said, “Oh! I used to take his yoga classes!”
“Were they any good?” my brother asked.
“Of course! I love Tim!”
“We must be talking about a different Tim Sullivan,” my brother said.
Thanks for the e-mail bro.
Me: Crap. I need some triple shots. I don’t have anything written down.
Ellen: Sorry. I wasn’t very funny this week.
Here’s some of my last week:
Ellen says, “You had a boring week.”
I was reading reviews online of an anesthesiologist Ellen used to work for. I read some of them out loud. Ellen said, “What do you want? It’s the fucking anesthesiologist. If you wake up and you’re not dead, he’s great!”
At Whole Foods, Ellen and I sat next to a group of middle aged women who were incredibly excited about their new mutual find: knit jeans. One of them described them “feeling like pajamas!” Another said, “I saw them on sale at Marshalls!” Then the women all gave each other high-fives and agreed to go together. If I ever high-five over mom jeans, kill me. Just kill me.
“No, that’s not how you do it,” I remember her saying to me.
We’d play in the sand box and I’d make my GI Joes build forts and point guns.
“This is where the barbed wire will go,” I’d say and pour some of my cherry kool aid in a hole. “That’s the blood of all the dead guys.”
“No, that’s not how you do it,” she’d say again.
“But you have to have guys on the look out.”
“Then how do you do it?” I’d ask, since she knew everything.
“Set up a well,” she said. “Make them chop wood for fire to keep warm. Make that guy carry water,” and she gave him a bucket to carry.
“But what about the bad guys?” I protested.
“Oh, they’ll be doing the same thing.”
Here’s my last week:
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January – Maisons Laffitte under snow.
February – He who jumps off bridges in Paris is in Seine.
March – Arthur leaps skyward.
April – Cinque Terre, Italy. Hiking… it’s only walking… for 7 hours. Bring proper footwear and a bottle of water.
May – Sunset over North Lake, Grand Junction, Michigan.
June – Late night lights on the expressway, Chicago.
July – Urban spelunking, Gary, Indiana.
August – Bean time, Chicago.
September – Welcome to the new bookshop, Austin, Texas.
October – Dim lights for Halloween.
November – This caused injury. Most initiations do.
December – Five days of a white Christmas. New Years Day in short sleeves.