Sunday, August 10, 2014

All week ignominy

Reading: Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte
Listened to: God Must Be a Boogie Man 

Watched: ‘Team America’ videos, incl. ‘Aids
Saw: The new Planet of the Apes

Discarded: Odd socks
Acquired: Hiking shoes

Failed: draft #15 
Triumphed: After 20 years of complaining, I finally hung a screen in my window to keep the goddamned bugs out.

Forgot: Which continents horses are native to. 
Learned: Horses became extinct in N. America thousands of years ago. They were reintroduced to the continent in the 1500s by Spanish Conquistadors. 

Decided, sort of: It is not such an ignominy not to have read The Iliad.

Ate: Meatballs & tomato sauce
Drank: Tonic water with lime

Realized: So many areas hit by war - Ukraine, Iraq, Israel - I will stop cursing the too-frequent sound of construction in the city. 
Dreamed: I was watching a housetop swell and glow green and explode itself of its whirling shingles, only to grow them back and start again, and again.

Word of the week: “Dinnertime,” a word like a small bell tingling. 
Pithiness of the week: 'A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don' t get what they want.' - Madonna


Kathleen said...

Love your list. I've a similar exploding dream...hmmm. Madonna can indeed be pithy, can't she?

Bill said...

What was it that Madonna wanted? Let me know. BRB.

SarahJane said...

I think Madonna wanted attention.

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