Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Meredith is at school celebrating some sort of political event.
Any of you know what that's about?

Anyway I went to the store in my old neighborhood where I bought my first house and resolved to stay put and become part of the "community"
Don't know how well that turned out but I have four friends who live there.
I still own my house there.
Is a tenant considered a friend? He gives me money on a regular basis.

At the Starbucks, I ordered the usual tall drip.
And a croissant.
When I started to drink the coffee, it turned out to be a latte.
An Omen if ever I saw one (or tasted one)

Anyway I ate, drank, bought food and scurried home.
But not before checking out the new Bartell's they put in where the BP gas station used to be.
Accidentally bought a box of candy for Meredith.
I considered that such a nice thing to do that I bought one for myself as a reward for being so thoughtful.

Gassed up the Prius 383.4 miles on 8.642 gals.

Now I'm fooling around on the 'net.

Also thinking about James Brown.
And Doctor Huxtable.
Ray Charles.

Putney Swope.

Idi Amin!

For some strange reason I had a good nights sleep and woke up chr...um...chre...
cheerful! that's the word.
I wonder if I should see a doctor about this alarming change in my mental health.

I am so glad at the passing of the guard.
I don't even get any yuks out of bashing the drunken idiot any more.
But...and this is a big but, will it be P.C. to make fun of the new one?

Think about it, all you political cartooners

Think about it Seth Meyers.

I'm retired and I don't have to think about anything anymore.

P.S. I called my shrink and she suggested reading the newspaper.
The front pages, not just the comics.
I'm not sure about such drastic measures, I can quit any time.



Blogger butch said...

For those who might be curious, who did not stand at attention in front of some television screen at 9am PCT, and watch the historical moment of Obama's swearing in, I have reprinted his entire inaugural speech over on FFTR, right between Joy Harjo's DATURA, and MAY YOUR JOURNEY BE BEAUTIFUL.

In a room of 25 people, of all ages, of all races, or several genders, there was weeping with joy, and the knashing of teeth as Junior hugged his successor, standing short in his shadow.

Don't know why you did not want to witness this moment yourself; probably just relive sound bites and mega moments for days afterward if you change your mind. Our boss let the whole school and office gather for the event. Terrific, enit?


3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was momentous, the most incredible thing I have ever hovered over. Aretha got down with My Country Tis of Thee.

.......Eddy Emerald

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I yam still cryin my ass off! Any of youse who didnot watch dis event missed some important shit, and dat's da trute.


3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was like a dream within a dream, the yoke of slavery finally smashed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The Founding Fathers all beamed. Lincoln wept. JFK clapped and cried. Even Marilyn seemed to understand how important this event was.

........Patrick Henrie

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I especially liked Yo-Yo Ma and Iziak Perlman playing before his speech; real class out there in front of over a million strong, strung out for two miles like a sea of joyful weeping faces.

..........Edgar Poo

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, I offered to play my ukulele with the gang, but no one took me seriously.

..........Tiny Tim

3:31 PM  
Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Never heard of accidentally buying candy. Always a very deliberate event in my sphere.

And the latte brought what ills to your life?

In Texas tenant-landlord law prohibits and kind of joviality or warm feeling between the parties, at any and all times.

If you one really has to ask will it be P.C. to bash the Messiah, that further proves all the glory-glory's been b.s. from the git-go.

Read more Proust.

And I'll read some.

And the latest issue of Field & Stream

Thought about Clare Huxtable myself today. Fine looking woman. Hell of a cook.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Relief, thats what it was, and amazingly enough still is.
That's one whole day.
Can it last for another 1460?


9:07 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Miles per gallon.
In case you were wondering.

9:29 PM  
Blogger butch said...

Well, hell, the inauguration was a bit more like a coronation than anything else, a real media event, but it was effective as those 1.9 million souls stood there in the cold keeping each other warm. We might as well, one of these liberal days, elect Tim Robbins as President, and have Sean Penn be the VP, enit? Seth Meyers did some wowzer political cartoons on "W" that I include in the FFTR perspective on Junior. I am certain that by next week we will see the pundits and nay sayers and politicos pushing for satire, ridicule, and other nastiness.

What four friends live in the Queen Anne house. Do I know any of them, or this another ruse?

How could that bitch barista give you a latte when you ordered a tall drip real coffee? The thought of such a screw up makes my blood boil. How was the croissant?

I am really enjoying the poetry of Joy Harjo, the half breed sax player that lives in Hawaii, and still stays in touch with her Native bad self. I found her blog site, and have been getting a ton more material than is generally available out there on the net.

Can you tell us about this box of candy? Was it quality chocolate, or what? Did you buy the identical box for yourself, or something else?

To add to your list of black performers and illuminaries, how about Denzel Washington, Robert Downey Jr. playing a black man in TROPIC THUNDER, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, D.L.Hugley, Richard Pryor, Little Richard, MLK, Malcolm X, Denzel playing X, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Ice Cube, Bill Cosby as himself, and George Washington Carver....just to name a few, enit?

So nice to read that once in a while you do get decent sleep and wake up feeling "cheerful" instead for fearful, regretful, and several other fuls.

Our Camry Hybrid averages 40mpg, but has been know to get 43. Does your Prius have the big read out GPS system in the middle of the dash? Leather seats?


6:24 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

No the friends don't live in the Q.A. house. They live in their own houses
and one of 'em is an ironic reference to the person who tried to run over me in a Seattle Symphony related incident.
Glad you got my back in the Latte debacle, Glenn. I knew I could count on you.
Could be the seats are leather.
No GPS as far as I know, but there is a screen in the middle of the dash that sucks way too much attention from the road trying to push buttons to make the heater or the radio behave.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Jannie, Jannie, Jannie,
we're white folks.
Remember Putney Swope.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
I agree with Jannie: One does not buy chocolates for one's partner by mistake! It was/is a great gesture!! I've only bought chocolate for the Lovely Librarian once, but a flower lots and lots of times. Flowers won't send her to the dentist.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

I got a kickback from my dentist.

6:19 PM  

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