Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
shit my dad says
Yesterday we went to Michael's and chose a basket for a particular purpose at Mom's work. I liked all the baskets. We also picked up eight memory boxes so Mom doesn't have to store her photos in shoeboxes. Actually one of the boxes was for me.
A little moth keeps bumping into me.
And that's the news.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Then we went to Avila Barn and looked at the animals. We looked at the eyes of the emus.
Before that we were at a café for two hours: Kreutzburg in San Luis. I love that place. I wrote a letter to my bestie and hung out with Ming.
Olive pizza, laundry, choices of what to do. Which phone to get.
"The only person I want to run into in San Luis is dead," I told Ming. We talk about how great it would be to see that person's ghost.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I am intimidated by pigs. We saw turkeys doing some interesting behaviors. I liked the distant cows. One of the sheep was breathing funny. The bunnies were all hiding.
Then we went to lunch at South Pine and it was okay. Then we went to the library. It was hard to park.
After the library Ming read out loud to me the novel we're reading The Professor's House. I don't like any of the characters are am pretty fed up with the book. We're more than halfway through now. I might bail.
Then we drove through Nevada City but didn't stop. I was pooped.
expense / resources
Then we made the copies in Berkeley. Then we had Pakistani food for lunch--it was delicious. Then we went to the beach at Alameda. I had never been there, and I was stunned at its beauty. I was so happy Ming took me there. I just wanted to hug and kiss him again and again.
We were maybe going to have a houseguest, but he never showed up or called. I think he might have gotten waylaid, and I hope he's okay. He doesn't have a phone.
When Ming and I move to Las Vegas, which is delayed because my hearing date is delayed, we will return to the Bay Area to see Ming's kids. I propose we stay in a hotel in Vallejo. These trips will be expensive, but we will have more resources then.
Monday, September 15, 2014
the best jeans I ever had
This was years ago, like twelve years ago. They were soft. I miss them.
More recently I had some shorts that were my favorite shorts. They were the best fitting and looked very nice. But they are worn out now. There are holes and the edges fray. I bought an iron on patch. Should I try to prolong their life? Or just let them go? I'm afraid the patch will just complicate matters when it's actually time to say goodbye.
Seems like lots of my clothes are wearing out at the same time. If only I had a windfall.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
I really liked this jean jacket for years but didn't wear it much, and it doesn't fit well anymore, so I'm freecycling it. I don't need it. So someone's picking it up at 10:45. I thought it was too good for Goodwill, that it would get lost among everything.
I started doing morning pages and meditating again this morning. And I drew. I enjoyed the drawing. I like feeling like I'm accomplishing something early. It's better than checking my email immediately.
The other day after apple picking Ming and I read the Robert Frost poem together "After Apple Picking" and enjoyed it. I told him how for me it was about teaching Here's an excerpt.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Our corn from this morning's farmers market was smutty. I tasted the smut. It was okay. Then I cut off the smutty parts and ate the rest. It was good.
I read the wikipedia article about it. I thought it got people high. Some places it's a delicacy.
Whistling in the Dark -- TMBG
There's only one thing that I know how to do well
I've often been told that you only can do what you know
how to do well
and that's be you
be what you're like
be like yourself.
--They Might Be Giants
This is the song that's in my head from my teenhood.
Friday, September 12, 2014
We went to Denver Dan's and looked around. "Do you have donuts?" I asked. We were directed to Rainbow.
We went to Rainbow and had apple cider donuts, hot and fresh.
We visited Honey Bear that did not have organic apples yet. "Next week," the worker said.
We visited Fudge Factory and had samples. We bought a square of peanut butter fudge. It was delicious.
Finally, we went to Pine O' Mine. There we picked almost nine pounds of red delicious. What are we going to do with all of these apples?
my typewriter fortune, Ming's typewriter fortune
Thursday, September 11, 2014
But I have another mouse, a cordless mouse. It's hot pink. But there's only one problem. The right mouse button doesn't work. Why is that?
So I'm trying to work around not having a right mouse button. I looked up the cut and paste keyboard commands. I'm still not sure how to open a link in a new tab.
Also in the news, Ming went to Gather and brought home some $5 vegetarian lumpia that was so good.
I went to group yesterday and today. It's good to have some structure and social times. Today we learned about the difference between feelings and emotions, which I didn't get and am not sure matters. And we drew about feelings on the outline of a person. We used markers. I'll include mine below. (There are little hearts on my hands, but the pink didn't scan.)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
2. tutoring: phonics, flashcards
4. Anna's Vegan Cafe
7. new zines (Vedanta zine and fish letters #3)
8. leftover banana pecan pancakes
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Then a skunk came walking toward us. I think you're not supposed to see skunks in the daytime, so we got up and left. Then I looked back over my shoulder and saw a black & white cat near where the skunk had been. But I know it had been a skunk because the black and white were brighter and because of the way they walk.
I am feeling like crap for a variety of reasons and want to hole up and suffer alone. Weird, huh. But that's the way it can be, for me at least. I am underscheduled and lonely.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Musee Mechanique realized
Then Japantown was more exhausting then fun, maybe, and it's always so warm in that mall. But I looked at some Japanese notebooks (don't need any but like to look) and bought two stationery things at the discount store. Some red envelopes with pics of Japanese toys on them and some clover stationery.
This morning I was up early from a nightmare about being trapped on an island and realizing we were all going to die.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Ming ate some corn on the cob for breakfast and now a raisin bran muffin. We like our corn on the cob raw.
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Also last time he would see "sells" and say "shells." He put an "h" in other words too.
Today I got in the mail a poem my friend in Emeryville sent me. It's good and reminds me of this other poem--Amy Gerstler's "Prayer for Jackson."
I like the way my friend's note says "Peace" then a little heart. I think it's good to have a different symbol from the word. But the two ideas really do go together.
Now he and the downstairs neighbor are working on the passenger side seatbelt which is f-ed. Hopefully they can fix it.
Friday, September 05, 2014
This morning I see a friend. I have a ripe avocado that needs to be eaten today. Well, I guess I could always put it in the fridger.
Love to all of you readers out there.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
This morning we walked at McKinley Park, and afterward I enjoyed sitting by the duck pond for a while while light shimmered on me.
Then we bought avocados and bananas at Safeway.
Then I cooked up one of the volunteer butternut squash from the backyard. It's small. I ate half of it for breakfast.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
soyrizo rice etc
Then we went to our favorite vegan restaurant, Anna's. Lunch was delicious.
I just got off the phone with my dad. Health news, family stuff. With Ming's mom it's the same: health news and family stuff.
Soon I'll be 38. Dad said it made him feel old. "Wait till I'm 40," I said.
Tonight we're making soyrizo rice for dinner and bringing it over to a friend's house with some salad stuff.
Oh, and maybe we'll bring chocolate covered walnuts too.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
new pics all taken by Ming
I was telling Ming that I feel the world is pretty hateful lately. I think it had to do with that woman yelling at us from her car the other day. I'm misanthropic and against dogs too. Especially off-leash dogs.