Thoughts fall out before the head explodes!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"He's been in in his own head too long. From up there in his brain, we all look a bit like ants." --Warren Ellis
"Constant dripping hollows out a stone." --Lucretius
Live cuts are the best.
Gave my first private martial arts lesson to a coworker and his girlfriend tonight (who also turned out to be a coworker.) Haven't done that in a long time.
Went very well, I taught technique based Tai Chi/Aikdio which is simply taking moves out of the Tai Chi katas and showing their practical applications.
They asked for another private class next week.
Nice, very nice.
And I have a few words to share:
White boy mud shovel
Buries unswallowed bone.
Fake feathered wings
closest feeling to God,
the "slimest" of necks
Kill, kill, kill.
Do tell, who the pronouns
-posted by Nobius 10:30 PM # Comments (0)
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Mouthful of Tongues
"Comics will break your heart but T.V. will do it better." --Warren Ellis
"I know you're not feeling so good. Come over to my house. We'll share meds." --Hammy Happenstance
The title of this post has nothing to do with the actual post itself, but it sounds damn good.
Still another movie I can't figure out how I missed. Million Dollar Baby is a heartfelt story of the search and the discipline of finding meaning in our lives and then grabbing it! Well told, well acted, thoughtful, definitely a classic for our times.
Martial arts was great today, with Michael and I splitting the class into two groups since we had a full house including another potential new student. Amazing how getting the old chi flowing makes this old man feel like a kid again. I can feel my body become more relaxed and more flexible as I train.
Church was fun too and I was asked to give a short presentation in a couple of weeks which I will.
On the work front, I can't complain. Still feeling some anxiety about my new position but then again that is why they call it anxiety disorder. I do unfortunately have to change shifts again to 1100 - 1900 which I'm not real wild about but for now I'm happy to just plain have a job.
Will get the APA out by the end of the week (better late than never) and hope nobody sends me a letter bomb or anthrax for their next contribution. Or as Mr. Rogers always says, "Can you say over committed?"
I knew you could.
-posted by Nobius 6:38 PM # Comments (2)
Friday, October 17, 2008
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind.
How the hell did I never see it before?
The movie is almost too perfect. God bless TIVO.
Added the book to my wish list.
And the sequel is called Bad Grass.
Bad Grass... uh huh uh huh uh huh. :)
I'm a CIA agent too but don't tell. I wouldn't want to piss off that Steven Seagal dude.
"Fortune favors the brave." -- Publius Terence
-posted by Nobius 10:54 PM # Comments (0)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The Other Shoe
"That is the moment that I became a super-villain." --Grant Morrison
Last week after the annual Friends of the Library business meeting, I got to meet cartoonist/author Tom Batiuk who gave a wonderful presentation about his comic strip collection Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe. He was even gracious enough to both sign my copy and draw a picture in it.
He kept talking about how his job involved sitting in an empty room hanging out with all of his imaginary friends. Now that's something I do to. I can't see how a writer couldn't.
More soon as I'm busy now but in the meanwhile here's a nice piece of inspiration I found as I still pursue my dream of selling, publishing, and creating books and media.
I'll make it happen.
Just watch me. :)
-posted by Nobius 8:01 PM # Comments (0)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Three A Day
"Three workouts a day - year round." --Dan Gable
"...you've written many books... and they are good books, books with consciousness that teach people things about our ways. But it is time that you learned something new about your art. It's time you became a storyteller." --Lynn V. Andrews
It's what I'm reading:
Some nice sales advice, given from my manger in my new position at work:
* Identify and anticipate needs.
* Customers buy good feelings and solutions to problems.
* Most customer needs are emotional rather than logical.
* The more you know your customers, the better you become at anticipating their needs.
* Communicate regularly so that you are aware of problems or upcoming needs.
Green Apple presents brand new books that may have slipped under your radar. And some remainders, gotta love left overs.
This guy was too busy to go to school, he was working. Skipping college rules.
I'm thinking, all of my friends are books. But I regress, I've said that before. Personally, like the doctor said, I take three a day.
-posted by Nobius 11:21 PM # Comments (1)
Mind Collapse: A Virtual Mixtape
"Let me see a miracle." --Skid Row
This is the mix on the head now. Music, water, where is my mind? It's a collapse.
Just Got Wicked Cold
Bonehead Skid Row
Safety Dance Men Without Hats
I Am Mine Pearl Jam
Asleep (acoustic) Godsmack
Popular Nada Surf
Girl Tori Amos
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
Jenny (867-5309) Tommy Tutone
Moto Psycho Megadeth
I'm A Rocker Judas Priest
Iris Goo Goo Dolls
Metal Health Quiet Riot
Forsaken David Drayman
The Freshmen The Verve Pipe
Closing Time Semisonic
Bells For Her (Live) Tori Amos
Psycho Puddle of Mudd
I Burn Today Frank Black
Where Is My Mind The Pixies
-posted by Nobius 3:15 PM # Comments (0)
Friday, October 03, 2008
Chocolate Chick Cookie
"I absorbed a great deal of poetry in the scientific silence." --Alice W. Flaherty
"Quite against her will, she was cast in the sequel." --Matthew Sturges
Chocolate Chick Cookie
The first time stolen,
(Me in -falsetto-)
Lying with shame
My head fell into
Hands solemn raised,
Uplift my prayer.
(God, You know You hear me.)
I simply run.
Love’s tinder box
We go at each other/
Knives and words.
I – edited for clarity-
Muse waves transmit,
Channel knobs tune—
-U- got the frequency!
Ms. shoe obsessed.
(Maybe I'm the one.)
Failed to notice.
Die with your wings!
Bake me cookies.
On my tombstone--
-posted by Nobius 10:15 AM # Comments (0)