Rainy day, sunny heart

It’s entirely crappy outside, but for some reason I feel way better about the world today.  Keith seems almost entirely healed up from his wisdom removal (he isn’t, but the swelling is way down) and he is hardly using any painkillers.  He is steadfastly opposed to the unnececessary use of any drugs, prescription or not.  Katie is cheerful about the world too.  She’s decided not to get too upset about anything.  Of course I could go on at great length about THAT.

One of my regular readers complained recently that I’m not WRITING ENOUGH.


Honestly, I didn’t know how to respond.  With some effort, I said, “Well, I was kinda trying to take Thumper’s Mom’s advice, If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin at all. But how ‘me’ is that?  Perhaps I should be locking and loading, rocking and rolling, twitching and foaming, as per usual.  But is this wise?  Should I not be aspiring to Buddha like calm and a world view which encompasses monts et merveilles without losing any cool?

Speaking of cool, I’m off to see Cory Doctorow at SFU on Friday.  I got the afternoon off.  I’m going to go and get a beer, and then go to the washroom, and then line up, and then call Rob of Nine (typed Nice, which is hilarious, because Rob of Nine is many things but ‘nice’ is not in the top ten soubriquets which I would apply to him) to come up the hill and join me.

Air Canada is full of devastated employees today.  The North Hangar is going to get entirely cleaned out.

Well, it’s time to suck back coffee and head for the salt mines.  More later.

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Born when atmospheric carbon was 316 PPM. Settled on MST country since 1997. Parent, grandparent.

5 thoughts on “Rainy day, sunny heart”

  1. When you first told me about your blog, I searched for it and got 134 hits — all http://www.allegrasloman.com. So I guess you’ve got lots of information in your blog for sure. Just the same, I never tire of checking out the latest posts. Thanks for the insights, laughs and news.

  2. Maybe your reader would prefer the Dorothy Parker dictum over that of Thumper’s mom: “If you haven’t got anything nice to say, come sit by me.”

  3. Well, I THOUGHT Dorothy Parker said that, but a search for the attribution on Google was unsuccessful. If it was not she, who DID say it??
    But I did find a lot of other neat stuff DP said. She shoulda met Oscar Wilde. But she was only seven when he died.

  4. Alice Roosevelt Longworth. One of these days you and I are going to have a LONG talk about looking for things on Google.

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