Sunday, August 19, 2012

My wife complains that my hearing is going
She gets tired of me saying "huh" all the time

I more or less fall into a chair when I sit down
And it takes some grunting to rise from there.

I have a persistent pain in my left hip 
I walk with a sort of rolling hopalong gait

I forget things
Hell I've always forgotten things
I can still see as good as ever

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hank Williams - Cool Water.wmv

Rode the lake today, fifty miles. Took 2.5 pints of Gatorade and a refillable pint of cool clear. Bought another litre seven miles from home and this song came to mind

A little opera and a deeply brilliant poem. One of the great songs of the last century.
Dan is his mule and the devil is a mirage that Dan wants to follow.
Have any of you ever struggled to find something vitally important?
How about cool clear Obama?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Little wind sprint

5.98 miles
10.3 average speed
34.1 maximum speed
00:34.11 trip time
2669.6 odometer



Loosely based on "Moanin'" by Charles Mingus
Planning to present this live next time I get the opportunity

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Negative numbers

Had a dream this morning, got out of bed, went to make coffee. The wife asks to be driven to her volunteer job with the Democrats. Got her halfway there when something odd struck me. The road stayed the same road and didn't veer off in strange impossible directions. Then some Mozart happened on the radio. at least I thought it was Mozart. Sounded familiar, but what was it? Upon closer listening, I decided it was early Beethoven. But which early Beethoven? We had a earnest discussion about Ludwig's early symphonies but couldn't come to any conclusion. Soon after I dropped her off, the man comes on the radio telling me more and more that "That was symphony number forty-one by Mozart,  the Jupiter".
So I was right.
It was Beethoven's symphony number minus-one!

Little while later I awoke to find myself in the Queen Anne Cafe with a coffee cup in my hand and a waffle in front of me.