my poem "too much dysfunction" has been published at The Beatnik Cowboy. you can read the poem by going here:
Monday, January 25, 2021
when it gets really icy out here, my lazy ass just drives the Highlander down the driveway to get the mail or paper. i have no desire to walk in this shit and slip and fall. my back is bad enough already.
Manchester United defeated Liverpool yesterday 3-2 in the FA Cup. that made me very happy.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
it started to snow this morning while we were eating breakfast. i made sausage gravy and biscuits.
the Dayton Flyers lost yesterday at VCU, 66-43. it was Dayton's worst loss in 3 years. honestly, i didn't watch more than the first 5 minutes of the game and then changed the channel in disgust.
Austin City Limits last night was great. Ray Wylie Hubbard was perfect for the evening.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
so, i woke up to the new that Larry King was dead. i know it always seems like famous people dies in 3's, but it is getting ridiculous these days.
Friday, January 22, 2021
i had a woman last night offer me a blowjob for $100. i wasn't sure if she knew it was my birthday, but what a time to be poor. i guess this is what happens when you have a cellphone now.
Vice News Tonight had another great week of shows.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
so, i turned 45 today. my sister called this morning to wish me a happy birthday and to remind me i'm old. that made me laugh as she is only 18 months younger than i am.
i took mom to her foot doctor today. we got there early and it went pretty fast. he's retiring soon, so she has to go to a new one before too long. after that, we decided to try out this BBQ place on the way home. it had been years since we had been there. they have a drive-thru now, so we decided to do that. i had the brisket sandwich and my mother got some smoked wings. i have to say, Company 7 BBQ has some really fucking good food.
NXT was really good last night.
my poem "persona non grata", recently published at The Rye Whiskey Review, is my latest SoundCloud recording. you can listen to the poem by going here:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
i found out last night that Gerald Locklin had died over the weekend. he was one of the poets i always admired, ever since i got into this racket in the 90's. i have a few of his books and we had chatted a couple of times over the years. he was my living link to Charles Bukowski in a sense. rest easy old friend, you will be missed and never forgotten.
my grandmother would have been 109 today. i think she would have enjoyed the inauguration. i did watch some of it, mostly because i wanted to hear Amanda Gorman's poem. she didn't disappoint.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
the trip to the eye doctor went fine today. they have this new black woman working there. holy shit, she's fine as hell. i thought they had all the safety protocols down pretty good. thankfully, i wasn't there long. the health of my eyes are good. the changes in my vision weren't enough to get new glasses, which was fine with me. i only had to pay $15 for the eye exam. i stopped by Rite-Aid on the way home hoping to find some baseball cards. no luck.
Monday Night Raw was crazy last night.
i heard back from Matt at Terror House Press on my recent poetry submission. my poems "worth the pain anymore", "that sad sack of life" and "every sense of reality" have been accepted for publication on or around March 4th.
Monday, January 18, 2021
i knew there was always a chance that my old friend misery would come to meet me last night. sure enough, misery rested her head on my shoulder and started to laugh. good times.
the New Orleans Saints lost last night, 30-20. just too many fucking turnovers, which Tampa turned into touchdowns. i fully believe that was Drew Brees last game with the Saints. that made me pretty fucking emotional, as i remember all the fucking losing before he got there. but, that's 4 years in a row where i thought they really had a chance to make a run to another Super Bowl. oh well.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
i took a shower last night at two in the morning. i really needed one, and i was hoping i could get the water warm enough to dull the ache in my bones last night. thankfully, i did get it warm enough that i did feel a little less pain. of course, i didn't get to sleep until almost 5 and i was up this morning at 8:45. good times.
Smackdown and 205 Live were both really good last night.
Friday, January 15, 2021
the sun was out for a little bit today. right as i pulled into the bank today, it started to snow. by the time i got home from picking up some lunch for mom, it was snowing sideways. none of it really stuck, but i was happy not to be driving in it.
NXT UK was really good last night.
Vice News Tonight had another great week of shows.
i heard back from Alan at Misfit Magazine on my recent poetry submission. my poems "a happy child" and "exposed" have been accepted for publication in issue #32 of the magazine, due out in the Spring.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
today was one of those days where i have had to make 4 hours of sleep work for me and just my luck... the adrenaline is starting to fade right before the hockey games come on tonight. good times.
i had to go pick up pills for my mother this afternoon. i always love dropping over $500 on her medicine. earlier today, i had to go to her bank to deposit her check from the government. after i did that, i went to the Rite-Aid right across the street from the bank. i had never been in this one. luckily, they did have a couple boxes of baseball cards there. i spent less than $10 on the cards and there was close to $25 worth of cards in them. that made me happy, especially the blue rainbow foil Zach Britton card i got that is worth around $12.
the Dayton Flyers were trailing last night at halftime against a Duquesne team that totally fucking sucks. thankfully, Dayton started the second half on fire and pulled away to win the game, 72-63.