Thursday, March 25, 2010

Upper right kitchen cabinet contents, 1999 - 2010

5 phone chargers
Dale Earnhardt Jr. car-shaped air freshener
3 pairs of headphones
"Coby" brand portable CD player
Charger for a PalmPilot
Canister of zip-ties for fastening a bike onto a car rack
Talking Mr. T keychain
A box of Whip-its
Charger for a beard trimmer
Bitter apple spray to discourage puppies from chewing furniture
A toaster
Birthday candles shaped like PBR cans
Mini-screwdriver set
"Silvo" brand silver polish
2 packets of toothpicks
A keg pump
A small stockpile of canned food, from when I assumed the end of the world was coming

I discarded all but three of these items. Can you guess which ones?

Sunday, March 21, 2010


There are some. I'm moving into a sublet in Jersey City in April -- that's the main one.

Another of them is, I'm doing a reading tomorrow night (Sunday, 3/21) at the Ding Dong Lounge! It begins at 7:30 PM and I hope very much to see you there.

"Professionalism": I don't have a lot of it. And yet, due to my "elbow grease," I manage to succeed?

This afternoon on the subway I caught a woman picking her nose and marveled at her devil-may-care attitude.

A lot of Cadbury Creme Eggs have been bought, few of which ever make it home. Before I eat them, I mean.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


This week, in addition to packing, painting, and negotiating with contractors, I am working at WFMU during its annual fundraising "marathon." I love WFMU. Do you love it also? Do you love things that are good?

Go here to donate a bit of your dough to WFMU so it can stay on the air. Via that link you can also listen to it, and believe me, you won't be sorry.

I have been entering data into the system stating who donated and how much. Here I am singing along to an A.C. Newman song while waiting to take pledges over the phone.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


There's probably a lot to say as I pack up most of the books, drawings, tapes, handwritten notes, etc. I've accumulated in the past ten years, throwing about 20% of them away. I just don't have time to say it all right now. I will ask: when and why did I make this?