Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I watched the whole feed to be sure he was really leaving (eight words)

Marine One,
Take this
burden away.
maybe Texas?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Vonnegut might still be right (eight words)

The Sirens of Titan
The Bitches of Ganymede

Water Landing

Sure, no one’s surprised that I might challenge myself against the Espresso machine at my new job. It's not the sort of thing I announce, but just something I do to satisfy my curiosity for the world. How else am I to know where I fit in on this planet?

The big problem was after my 5th successful Espresso. I was buzzing along getting some serious work done. The ipod is jamming. The Secretary comes in and has an announcement.

Secretary: “Hey Guys, the water department just shut down all the water for blocks, broken pipe”
SB (smirking and shooting back the 6th Espresso): Good thing I’m not drinking water then, bitches!! (to myself of course)
Secretary: “and the toilets aren’t working now, should be back up in a few hours”
SB: “oh dear”

Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth

I'm sorry about the death of Andrew Wyeth for alot of reasons. He lived just a few miles from me, and is one of the few painters I've admired. I'm only 20 minutes from his families Museum and I'm embarrassed to say I've never been. Another item for the list.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Things are moving along.  I'm in the middle of my first full week at the new job.  Mostly they have had me writing analysis of their current projects.  I should be doing some creative production in the near future.


What's funny about this place is that there is no coffee in the office.  No coffee machines, no coffee pots, no coffee ice cream.  What they do have is Espresso.  Several old fashioned Espresso pots and a new fangled Espresso machine that takes Espresso grind cartridges. 


The problem is that I drink unknowingly when I'm busy and without any kind of volume to slow me down I have been drinking shots of Espresso all day long.  My goal today is to drink one of each of the seven varieties they have available.  Really, what else is there to do?

Monday, January 05, 2009

disposition of the new employee

bright shiny worker

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

whatever it takes