Have you heard the song "Start Wearing Purple" by Gogol Bordello? This is my favorite song of the moment -- you cannot listen to it without wanting to drink and shout nonsense. I am particularly fond of the line "A purple little, little lady will be perfect for dirty, old and useless clown."
That somehow sums up my marriage, I think -- myself being the old and useless clown, of course, and the child bride being draped in insanity for staying with me.
Bryn 'Meatloaf' Terfel. I can't quite explain why I think that is so funny. I wonder if people ever come up to Meatloaf and ask him to sing 'Cwm Rhondda.'
I got a rocking migraine headache in the middle of the day today. These damn things seem to be hitting me with more frequency in my old age. Whereas I previously never had them, I now tend to get them about twice a year. Today's felt as if my head was splitting open; I kept waiting for the full, soft sound of my skull cracking right along the top. It didn't, obviously. As dedicated as I am to blogging, I'm pretty sure I'd take a few days for myself were I to crack open my brainpan.
Accompanying this pain was a happy, electric-rainbow-colored sunspot in the center of my vision, which made it impossible to see clearly the words I was supposed to be correcting. Inevitably, I missed something and the person complained. I think it's sort of funny when people complain to me about things I have missed, because it forces them to admit that they screwed up in the first place.
This pain is a unique experience that is almost not bad, save the fact that I can't concentrate and I want to hurt anyone who talks.
Take a look at Joe -- I have trouble believing he really is this much of an idiot.
"Hi, what's your name? No, wait. I see that you've written it on your neck -- you have got to be the dumbest kid alive."
I can't get over it. The boy has tattooed his own name on his neck -- that is synonymous with stupid. It is a new metaphor: that kid is several bricks short of a load; his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top; he has tattooed his name on his neck.
Random quote from my fellow wage slave, Maggie, who is funnier than all the guys she works with: "Sometimes I like to curl up on the couch with some ice cream and a good porn movie; that's me time."