February 19th, 2004

grandma ryan

the mish, the mash

I've had it pretty good lately.

I need to get a copy of my driving record so I can apply to work at a cab company. I need to find out whether I need an Oregon Driver's License as well. Other than that, it looks as if I will be able to get a job driving a cab fairly easily. I think there's probably no way I can't get it, as I speak English and am personable, with a good driving record. Both times I've inquired I have gotten good responses. I have deduced that there are some less than PC reasons for that.

My friend James and I finally got some of our film work rough edited, so that project looks to be coming together a bit more than it had been. Soon we will be trying to work on poetry videos. Hopefully that will get going, for it seems like an excellent thing to do.

Last night I felt very appreciated. I began by hanging out with Maureen for a while, then Lee and David joined us at a bar downtown. We drank until near closing, went to Lee's, and drank more until Matt called for companionship at the Roxy. Maureen and I joined him and then we all went back to my place to watch Labyrinth.

We were up all night, and then once Hedwig finished Maureen went home on the bus around 10:30. I tried to catch her, since I realized I had to go downtown to get a passport application, but I was not so fortunate as to find her before a bus driver did.

To do in the next month (before I leave):

• Obtain passport.
• Create a confident CD of my music, burn many copies.
• Collect and finish select video projects, burn DVDs.
• Perhaps make books of art prints or create a print package of sorts.
• Would it be silly to take books of my poetry, being that I write in English (or at least that I use English words)?
• Find people who have friends in Tokyo so I'll have a backup plan or someone to contact if something fucked up happens or I desperately need a place to stay.
• Pack arvid.

Can anyone think of anything else I should do before I go or in preparation thereof?
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grandma ryan

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drip drip drip drip drip drip drpi

So there is the dirt, it shows
itself when it has been soaking
progressive droplets on march
right on across the pattern
and sinking in everywhere.
You have a leak, fine hairline
crack letting water into your home,
saving itself within the fibers
in the carpet and slinking along
the ready path to the next small
hole it seeks, to hide.

The flow holds itself
upright and shakes
the notion that creeps
slowly, we are all just
dropping hints of single
thoughts failing to predict
our moment of impact.

Sop us up with a towel.
Carry each thought through
to the washer, put them in
to spin.
Model forward thinking:
I may be a copy, or I may be
too thin.
Dry it out before the return.
Bring the yearning
cloth bit, throw it back
upon the floor, and know
soon the rest will come
through the ceiling
and nothing you have at hand
will stop us.
grandma ryan

The Wasp Factory

For those of you who have read 'The Wasp Factory' by Iain Banks-

Puppy arsonist on the loose

Somebody is going around setting puppies on fire and Arvada police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are looking to see if it is the same person... A worker at the Bally's Health Club on Bowles Avenue near Southwest Plaza said he was walking outside, around 11:30 p.m., when he smelled something burning. At the back of the gym he spotted a small dog on fire in the stairwell. The dog had its legs bound and a fire accelerant had been poured on it, Jefferson County spokesman Jim Shires said. The worker said that he noticed a man, standing on top of the stairs, holding two other dogs. When the man saw that he was spotted, he dropped one of the dogs and ran away with the other dog. The dog in the stairwell was left at the scene, where it died. The man who ran from the scene is described as white, in his mid-20s, with medium-length brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and tan or khaki pants.

Full article
thanks to DailyRotten
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