November 29, 2003

To Have and Have Not

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomemos @ 12:57 pm

Happy second day of the Christmas season. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving; mine was good and also fairly strange. Good because it was a Thanksgiving dinner, and I was with Julie, and everyone liked the cranberry sauce (I made the cranberry sauce); strange for a couple reasons, mostly because much of it was spent in discussion with Julie’s uncle Butch, who is the archetypal girlfriend’s uncle: army veteran, makes jokes about me and his niece getting married. He’s great. I spent about half of the dinner arguing with him (and the rest of the table, save Julie) about Wal-Mart; I was the lone con in a sea of pros. It didn’t bother Butch, though, since he had already established that I’m a good guy in the traditional male way–quizzing me on sports trivia.

It’s really nice to be relaxing, finally. I really needed a vacation–I spent my last three class periods just staring straight ahead, or trying to draw Homestar in my notebook. Next week is, astoundingly, the last week of classes, then Finals Week, then home.

Your four Finnegans Wake words for today are:

ould lanxiety

Use them three times and they’re yours.

Now go shop!



  1. alcoherant:

    That’s the first time i’ve heard a contradiction in terms that was only one word long.


    Comment by Brian — November 30, 2003 @ 1:03 am

  2. bisexcycle: she’s like the neighborhood bicycle– blue with pink ribbons on the handlebars, and everyone gets a ride.

    Comment by alex — December 1, 2003 @ 10:59 pm

  3. A lone con in a sea of pros, huh? More like… a lone prawn in a sea of co’s! (a co, of course, being a large, prawn-eating creature).

    Comment by Bret — December 2, 2003 @ 3:53 pm

  4. Some of my favorite snipits from FW:
    “amid the semitary of Somnionia”
    “the hundering, blundering dunderfunder plundersundered manhood”

    Comment by Pat — December 4, 2003 @ 1:45 pm

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