21 January 2004
Submitted by eve on Wed, 01/21/2004 - 10:17pm. Beautiful
"So then you can spend another two months not doing anything about it."
"Hey! Currently blocking on that!"
"I can't believe you just used the phrase 'blocking' to indicate that you can't pursue a girl because she has a boyfriend."
"You knew what I meant."
--A girl and a guy at Andronico's on Shattuck
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Posted by steff on Wed, 02/15/2006 - 5:58am.
ok, really? this thread again?

Posted by Saint on Wed, 02/15/2006 - 1:21pm.
Hey, it might get old, but it beats the toenail fetish threads.

--I am powerless over my addiction to parenthesis.--
Posted by Intelligirly on Fri, 02/20/2004 - 11:18am.

I frankly adore that song.
I've never heard it, but the lyrics make my heart clutch.

*shrug* I'm like that about beauty.

I love Mike!
Choir nerds
Posted by Kris the Girl on Fri, 02/20/2004 - 10:05am.
You two are showing your true colors! ...and yes, I've sung both of those. Here's a favorite of mine, from high school:

"In my heart's sequestered chambers lie truths stripped of poet's gloss
words alone are vain and vacant, and my heart is mute.
In response to aging silence, memory summons half-heard voices
And my soul finds primal eloquence and wraps me in song, wraps me in song.

If you would comfort me, sing me a lullabye
If you would win my heart, sing me a love song
If you would mourn me and bring me to God, sing me a reqiem,
sing me to heaven

Touch in me all love and passion, pain and pleasure
touch in me grief and comfort, love and passion, pain and pleasure...
love me, cmofort me, bring me to God,
sing me a love song, sing me to heaven..."
Hey, how 'bout that?
Posted by steff on Fri, 02/20/2004 - 8:22am.
it IS friday! and, oddly, this is in my head:

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall softly on your fields.

Until we meet again,
Until we meet again...
May God bless and keep you in the palm of His hand.

the rats have something to do with this, i'm sure. *pointed look at daen*
Friday song
Posted by daen on Fri, 02/20/2004 - 6:33am.
Currently on repeat in my head:

My love is like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June:
My love is like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I :
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till all the seas gang dry.

Till all the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt with the sun:
And I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands of life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only love.
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my love,
Though it were ten thousand mile.
For some reason
Posted by Saint on Fri, 02/20/2004 - 11:14am.
daen's song makes me think of this:

My bonnie lies over the ocean,
My bonnie lies over the sea.
My bonnie lies over the ocean
Just like she's been lying to me.
Posted by Joe Napalm on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 8:46pm.
It's Thursday, and I don't have a haiku...but I was emptying out my wallet and found one of those odd bits that you forgot you had stuffed back into one of those little pockets.

(I didn't write it, and it may even be copyrighted, but the author knows that sueing me wouldn't be terribly productive, anyway...so if I maintain their anonymity maybe they'll not be too terribly put out for posting it).

To love and be loved,
But to be alone.
To need to speak,
But to be silent.
To try many times,
But to fail.
To need to be warmed,
But to shiver.
To be beautiful,
But to have no one see.
To need [her] to be there,
but to be alone.
Such is the price of love...

Anyway...Time to snag Mycroft's Cowboy Junkies CD and juggle fragments of a volatile soul. Well, either that, or balance my checkbook...haven't quite decided...

Inadvertant Dilettante
Posted by tim on Fri, 01/23/2004 - 4:29am.
I don't have a haiku either but I did run across this quote from Krishnamurti the other day that I rather liked.
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life. --Krishnamurti
--" The torture never stops"--
Posted by Kris the Girl on Fri, 01/23/2004 - 6:46am.
I was scanning, and I thought your (Tim's) signature line was part of the quote. Kind of changes the tone a wee tiny bit.
More lol
Posted by marinerd on Fri, 01/23/2004 - 8:30am.
Thanks, Kris!! Nothing like a laugh to start the day.
No haiku here either...
Posted by paul on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 9:30pm.
...but I do have this to offer... (work safe- it's just a little political humor)
Posted by Joe Napalm on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 6:57pm.
Death is a pretty effective cleanser...

Efreeti Sophist
Into the gutter in 30 seconds
Posted by Larry Hosken on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 10:03am.
"So are you saying that this boyfriend has P'd her?"
Like a John Hughes film, but geekier,
Posted by Mike on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 8:11am.
If that's even possible. I wonder if the girl speaking has a boyfriend?

...Bah. Probably.

(Me? Pessimistic? Go to hell.)
Posted by Matt on Wed, 01/21/2004 - 11:53pm.
I have a feeling there's something we're (Eve's?) not being told.

And why two months? Is that how long the guy typically stays interested in the unattainable? I wish I could say that was pathetic and way over the limit of any normal human being, but... I can't. Been there, done that. More than once.

BTW, Eve hanging out on Northside? Must have been in the neighborhood while picking up an unusually good cuppa joe.

Heh. (Me? Self-congratulatory? Never.)
Nothing wrong with the Northside
Posted by eve on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 8:39am.
I specifically mentioned the Andronico's on Shattuck because I won't be going to the Andronico's on Telegraph until they clean up their act -- or, more specifically, change whatever it is they're cleaning with right before closing. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say it smells like they're wiping the counters down with death. Two non-consecutive nights of olefactory assault and I say it's worth the extra drive to the northside to be able to buy food without being sickened by the smell of the market.
Mmmm, death...
Posted by steff on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 7:31pm.
odd how smell is the most evocative sense, but it's usually fairly hard to accurately convey the ACTUAL smell if you don't already have a name for it.

yeah, ok. i just wanted to be able to add this link.
Posted by Matt on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 10:58am.
My apologies, Eve. Too much shooting from the hip there.

I've been patronizing the Telegraph Andronico's ever since the Safeway workers went on strike. I haven't noticed any smell, despite the fact that I usually shop around 10 p.m., but then again I don't exactly have the best sense of smell. Or maybe I'm just hitting the place when they're not using the stuff.

(Note to self: less glibness)
Posted by yoda on Fri, 01/23/2004 - 10:05am.
are the safeway workers actually on strike now? or is it still the pseudo-boycott related to the socal strikes?
Posted by Matt on Fri, 01/23/2004 - 10:19am.
I just mean I'm boycotting (for as long as I can) in support of the SoCal strike.
Have you asked them?
Posted by hypoxic on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 9:34am.
Won't they respond to a customer's complaints?
The Smell of Death
Posted by Kris the Girl on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 8:45am.
I think that's what we used at the place I waitressed at for two months...I don't blame you for taking the extra mileage to escape.
Posted by Saint on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 8:31am.
Maybe two months is how long he's already spent pining for this girl he won't try to get with; hence the "another two months."

What I think is amusing is that she did know what he meant.
Posted by paul on Thu, 01/22/2004 - 12:46am.
Well, I know one guy who's been pursuing this chick for three years and counting so far, without getting more than a light kiss. I've never met such a frustrated person in my life.

Fortunately he seems to have come to the end of his patience with that. I would have kicked his ass long ago, but it would have given him a concussion as his head was in there...
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