Monday, September 06, 2010


Got the new (relatively) machine up and running.
Got the videos of last year's show posted on MySpace.
Found out how to load them on Reverbnation.
I'll do that tomorrow.

This is one of the pictures from Meredith's archaeological adventure.
There are more, tomorrow for that also.

Tonight it's, well, good night.


Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

And this morning it is
good morning, sir, this
fine wet dripping Tuesday.
Thanks for the peek at the Miss M
adventure in archaeology, and will
be looking forward to more of
them. Great that you tagged the
Alfa Romeo in the trailer of
NINE over on Facebook; good
movie too, if you like musicals,
and/or if you dig Fellini's 8 1/2,
which I know you do since you
said so, or typed so, or texted so.
Worked hard yesterday and got
all my film club write-ups done
for the week; headed off to
Tacoma this late afternoon to
meet with the TFC executive
committee. Melva and I have
decided to go to Hawaii next
April to celebrate our 18th
anniversary, so I have to get
onto planning for it. My invitation
for the club screening of
NINE went well, all three pages
of it. It is so cool to now include
the movie poster and the video
trailer with the announcement
over on the TFC Annex blog.
It classes up the whole operation,

7:00 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Wednesday dawns gray-grey,
and the drizzle coats all my
windows, and green abounds
in all directions as plants are
pleased with mister Fall,
and it makes sitting around
in my night clothes working
on the computer more acceptable,
more desirable.
Now if only a poem would
come and visit, to break the
sound of dripping, and the
heaviness of overcast,
to create a white glitter,
or a red blinker, or a blue
button hanging mysteriously
in naked air, then I could face
a shower, and decide what
to have for breakfast.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

THAT is freaky, awesome, cool,
and mysterious. My last comment
emerged fully birthed as a poem.
The same thing happened over
on Friko's site yesterday.
What am I turning into, Mr.
Insto-Poem Maker, who finds
poetry in everything all the'
time? Perhaps, anyway it is a
nice way to start the day,

10:59 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Now that the job no longer saps your energy, it will pour forth into your true calling.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Right you are, if you think you
are, that's what old Willy the
Shake used to write, enit?
So true, when some of the
cobwebs are blown out of
the attic, one begins to have
the time and clarity to get
reacquainted with the treasures
stored there for a lifetime.
Now there is more Time to
be cheerleaders for each other's
pursuits, Time to peel back the
skin of several projects that have
lived only in day dream and
fantasy and imagination, like
photography, like open mic
spoken word competitions,
like submitting my poetry to
some Chapbooks for real,
like trying to get a book of my
film reviews published since
my perspective is unique in
that regard, and my cousin
Jim, a writer, claimed years ago
that only non-fiction can get
published with an unsolicited
submission, like traveling more.
And talking about Travel, I went
to Astro Travel here in Sumner
yesterday to investigate a package
deal for Melva and I to go to
Hawaii, the big island, next
April, for our 18th anniversary.
Then I found out why no one uses
travel agents any more, because
their package deals only allow for
condos and hotels where they can
get a commission. So I came home,
got on line to VRBO, and found a
bungalow in Hilo for $70.00 per
night, emailed the owners, and
called them up, and made our
reservation for April 1-8, 2011.
Then Melva came home, and
we arranged for plane fare on
Hawaiian Airlines, and for a
rental car from Dollar Rentals.
Now it is all set, and the cost
will be 50% less than through
the travel agent; what a world!
Earlier in the day I had gone
to The Old Cannery furniture
store and purchased Melva
a very nice adjustable office chair,
because we have two desks, and
only had one good chair. She is
settling into us working side
by side in the evening, me on
the desk top, and her on the
lap top, but she needed more
comfort for lumbar support.
So I bought one, loaded it into
my SUV, and struggled with it
up my deck stairs, and was able
to surprise her with it when she
got home from work. Today
I will head downtown to the
Grand Theater and see the
Afghan war documentary,
RESTREPO this afternoon.
My film club meeting never
happened on Tuesday.
People had conflicts, or
blew it off. We rescheduled
for next Tuesday.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Glenn!!
You impressed me with two great actions in your blog comment this time:
!) That you contributed to Melva's back-comfort and health by buying the new desk chair!!
2) That you are going to see "Restrepo", a great documentary on the futility of Obama's war in Afghanistan!! In the WA Free Press internet site there is an excellent article on Obama's commitment to "endless war" including a quote from retired Gen. Odom that terrorism is a tactic and not a nation, so a "war" on terrorism cannot be "won" in the sense of those words!! The US needs better healthcare,not more war!!

2:17 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...


Thanks for the shout out. I really
enjoyed RESTREPO, though it did
fire me up as to the futility of any
war--but it hard to point the
finger directly at Obama. Even the
President has to play the politics
game, unless he wants to be completely
castrated by the checks and balances
and lobbyists and wealthy assholes
and corporate CEO's, old sheiks, and
dictators-of-the-week. Obama is
still the only thing standing between
us the and abyss of Republican redneck
oil-drenched Bush-buddies. One has
to put their faith in someone. Junior
never raised an iota of hope in 8 years
of nightmare, death, war, and the rape
of the American people and economy.
So I hear you, sir, and do not disagree
with you--entirely.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Glenn!!
Thanks for your comment on my comment re: the current President committing more troops to Afghanistan despite the lesson shown in "Restrepo". He could put principle over politics and the desire to be re-elected by pulling us out of the quagmire the Soviets also had to pull out of after their futile attempts in the 80s.
He would then go down in history favorably as the President who sacrificed a 2nd term and saved many, MANY lives on principle!!!

7:05 AM  

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