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To Hot to Brain

Stupid with the heat here. You may have noticed I have not written anything at all in a week! But I cleaned my kitchen today. At a certain point heroic effort is worth it to avoid the whole family getting food poisoning because I have not made with the bleach.

And i had a nap after that and had a really rather pleasant dream where W. Bush came to visit me on the Vineyard. it was the late 80's in my dream-- so he was a good 120 years off. But it was lovely.

And I dreamed of the sound a manual typewriter makes when you type along striking hard with your fingers, and then you give it a swipe and the bell rings. That sound is more or less gone from the earth. It meant a lot for a while, it drove everything. Now maybe they will preserve it in museums.

Also I was listening to my phone, as you do, and realized that I have Dr Faustus immediately followed by Parliament Live. The juxtaposition amuses me for some reason. You have poor Faustus, (who is such a self -insert for Marlowe,) being sucked down to hell, and the language is old and clear and lovely.    And then that insouciant horn 'Make my funk the p-funk, i want to get funked up...'  We saw George Clinton  in concert once, at a college, outdoors. My daughter was about 4 at the time, and went down to the very front and danced her little heart out.

So, scattered thoughts, dreams, memories.

Now off through the heat to the store. Art is art, but life is something else. We are out of kimchee and peanut butter.

********** Obviously, i mean William Bush, not 'W' the former president*********


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Jul. 20th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, somehow I first thought of the former President. But you said "W. Bush," not "G. W. Bush." Of course it could have been W. Bush, USMC from Consitution in 1812, but...

Another hot one here in the Inland Northwest as well. The cheap dollar store thermometer on the back porch said 98 a few minutes ago. Time to stay inside, I think. Ball game coming on after a while, so...
Jul. 21st, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
Yes good to stay inside. Horrible outside. You are having the same temps as us. Have a beer, watch the game. Perfect...
Jul. 21st, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
Crazy game! Mariners got one hit and still won! They play early today, so I'll sit with a glass or two of wine and some salted peanuts, watch it for a while and probably fall asleep. Should cut the grass and get the water going, but.... Maybe I'll just save that for next week-end. (Not much chance of doing it during the week.)
Anyway, currently suffering (or enjoying?) a LAZY spell.
Jul. 21st, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
Dr Faustus followed by Parliament sounds like an awesome combination! I'm super impressed that you have seen George Clinton.

Your dream sounds very enjoyable. I very rarely remember my dreams, however while I was away camping I had a dream that I was boarding HMS Surprise! Sadly partner woke me up just as my feet hit the deck. Dammit. :}
Jul. 22nd, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Were you part of a boarding party, or an invited visitor? I suppose either would do in a pinch. Such a shame to wake up.
Jul. 22nd, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I was invited, which makes it all the more frustrating! :}
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