day 3160

October 31, 2014

day 3160
the wind shook the car;
leaves cart-wheeling ‘cross the street;
funereal clouds


day 3159

October 30, 2014
day 3159

looked ‘round the office,
just which task should I start with?
start small, and work big

day 3158

October 30, 2014

day 3158
this ache that I’ve got,
has lasted through two seasons,
but it seems like years


day 3157

October 28, 2014

day 3157

despite the ocean,
my love would not be stayed still
and it flew to Bonn

day 3156

October 23, 2014

day 3156

 “So who WAS that man?”
she asked me; I, proud to say,
“That was Chuck; he’s GREAT!”
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Troy’s Book Club: $#*! My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

October 23, 2014

$#*! My Dad Says is a pretty dang fun book by Justin Halpern. I think most people have heard about this book, and it’s portrayal of being raised in a household led by a brash, hard-headed, but kinda sensitive father, but if you haven’t, you ought to check it out. In picking up the book, I thought it might be a bit too snarky or hip for me, with no real emotional content. Well, I’m glad to report that I was mistaken. The book IS full of wise-ass witticisms ( “You got good friends. I like them. I don’t they they would fuck your girlfriend, if you had one”), but it is also full of emotionally mature moments as well, like the short chapter on the author’s time in Little League.

I liked this book because it made me laugh, was conversationally-written, had a couple lead characters who sometimes I liked/sometimes I didn’t, and for as “light” as it was, still had some emotional weight to it.

Some examples of the wisdom in “$#*! My Dad Says”…

“You thought it was hard? If kindergarten is busting your ass, I got some bad news for about the rest of your life.”

“So he called you a homo. Big deal. There’s nothing wrong with being a homosexual….No, I’m not saying you’re a homosexual. Jesus Christ. Now I’m starting to see why he was giving you shit.”

“Don’t touch that knife, you never need to be holding a knife…I don’t give a shit, learn how to butter stuff with a spoon.”

“You worry too much. East some bacon…What? No, I got no idea if it’ll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon.”

 

If you’d like to enjoy this read, check it out from the library, or pick it up at Boswell Books!


day 3155

October 23, 2014

day 3155

the branch’s halo,
created by the star’s light,
was a reminder