Wednesday, March 23, 2011

shouting at paper to get the shouting right on paper

Someday, I will do a staged reading of emails where the text in all caps will be read as screaming. I am curious to see whether they have the emphasis placed on the right words and phrases. It would suggest to me that they speak aloud while they are composing these messages to make sure that the phrasing is correct.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Among causes for violence

I have only encountered one situation in which near violent behavior towards an inanimate object made me the recipient of great sympathy.

When the tampon machine in the ladies' room ate my quarter.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Even better

Better than really tall women are really tall women wearing very tall shoes.

difficult people

Difficult people often have this curious attitude in which they are difficult and make your life difficult and yet they so clearly very much want you to sympathize with them and care about their feelings either because or despite what a pain in the ass they are.

They don't seem to realize that you have your own point of view that is strongly influenced by what a colossal pain in your ass they are.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Coming back to earth

Sometimes the distance between what the world is and what you wish it to be is very vast. One would think that with age, the shock of this would dull.

And perhaps it does.