My sister and I were talking about dating. I’m seeing someone now who is (gasp!) my own age. A new change for me, I tend to date people who have more than 5 years difference to my age. Anyway, her line when talking about age was:
“For example, I think 23 is too young for anybody.”
– My Sister
Have I mentioned that I have what is maybe the best sister in the world?
Few people who do anything excellent are ever heard of. You know why? Because excellence, pure excellence, terrifies the fuck out of Americans because they have been bred to appreciate the success of the mediocre. People don’t like to be reminded that lurking somewhere there are people who can do some shit that you can’t do. They can think a way you can’t think, they can dance a way you can’t dance. They are excellent. You aren’t excellent. Most Americans aren’t excellent, they’re only OK. And so to keep them happy as a labor force, you say, “OK, let’s take this mediocre chump,” and we say, “He is terrific!” All the other mediocre chumps say, “Yeah, that’s right and that gives me hope, because one day as mediocre and chumpish as I am I can…” It’s smart labor relations. An MBA decision. That is the orientation of most entertainment, politics, and religion. So considering how firmly entrenched all that is right now, you think it’s going to turn around? Not without a genetic mutation it’s not!
– Frank Zappa
Some cool pictures of the animals I took care of. Roxy. Scout. Sky. And also an action shot of Roxy and Scout playing monster truck wrestling. (Not pictured: Mocha. She was busy.)
Beck’s new CD, Sea Change, which I bought with the income from a big job that just launched (not saying the url yet) is really wonderful. My favorite track is “Lost Cause.” The theme of the CD is, appropriately, breakups.
It’s funny to me though, it’s not “wallow in sorrow” music, it’s more like “the sadness is normal, there is hope” music.
If that makes any sense.