Owls on the porch

Macrame_Owls

Handwritten page of a diary dated June 2, 1976

… so it turned out to be a perfect excuse not to work this summer. Just lay around at Mom’s house and do almost nothing except eat her cooking and watch movies on her Betamax player. Because then it’s back to college for one more year and then the real world and that means a serious forever kind of job. I shudder at the thought.

I got home too late for dinner last night, so poor Mom hasn’t even had the pleasure of cooking for me yet. I woke up and went looking for her, hoping to talk her into making blueberry waffles. That’s when I saw them on the porch — not one dorky owl. FIVE DORKY OWLS IN A ROW. Huh?

I heard music coming from the den, and that’s where I find her listening to a cassette of “Royal Scam.” So if she’s cool enough to buy the new Steely Dan, why is she tying rope and beads together and making a sixth dorky owl? She didn’t even want to stop doing the dorky macrame for a while and fix waffles.

So confusing.

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Pretzelogic

pretzelogic

Handwritten page of a diary dated January 5, 1978

…  first time I’ve learned something from a New Year’s Eve party.

I was having a conversation with J.P. (he still can’t believe I never gave in and went to see his new favorite movie GREASE) and I got tired of him yammering about it but luckily we were right by the snack table. I thought wow — pretzels are amazing. I need to buy some pretzels and eat them all the time. And I did. And now it’s what? three days later and I’m already tired of them. So that’s when I deduced that you can feel pretty ho-hum about stuff if you have it all the time. I have the perfect name for this theory because at that party I heard the whole new Steely Dan Album, and my favorite song on it was conveniently called Pretzelogic, a perfect name for my theory about pretzels (and other things in life that you like but you get on a regular basis.) J.P. said he would never feel that way about sex … or movies he likes (he got a new Betamax for Xmas and he said sooner or later Grease will get released on tape and he will watch it every day of his life after that). I’m almost sure his chances of getting that movie on tape are better than the chances of him having sex every day of his life).

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