“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard: March 09, 2003

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Heads up people! The March issue of Terribly Wrong magazine is up (http://www.terriblywrong.com/monthly.htm) and I am all fucking over it. Not only do I have two pieces of questionable 'art' in it, but I have two, yes two, articles both of which I will burn in hell for. A rocketship ride, straight to fucking hell, Baby!!!

Monday, March 10, 2003

So get this. Saturday, I go over to the landlords place to pay the rent. George, an eccentric man of 60, invites me in. We talk for a while and end up watching "Gods and Monsters". It was an allright film. It was about an old man trying to die gracefully. George explained that it was the story of his life, except for being queer. The character was queer, not George. Anyway, we had a good time, shooting the shit, and as I left he commented that it's terrible to get old and sick. George was never in the best of health. People who have known him for the last 20 years have never heard him say he felt good. Anyway, I replied: "Yes George, but it happens to all of us." Though I didn't know it yet, those were both his last words and my reply to them. Within hours he had a major heart attack from which he did not recover. Without knowing this, I wrote a review of the movie we watched for Terribly Wrong .com, in which I parralleled the themes of the movie with fictional 'real' events, ending with my killing George and burrying him in the backyard. I thought it was funny and I think George would have too. I wrote it and submitted it before I heard that he died. Some might consider it in poor taste, but I chose not to alter it, save for adding a dedication:

This article is dedicated to George E. Lyons (1943 - 2003), my landlord and friend. "He was a man, taken for all and all. I shall not look upon his like again."

Guess I was right about dying. First argument I ever won with him.

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Good news abounds! Or bad news, depending on which side of the darkness v/s light debate you're on. On march 15th I will have TWO articles in the Terribly Wrong online magazine. Yes, that's www.terriblywrong.com . Just follow the link on my site. Hillarity will ensue.

On a somewhat less positive note, I had to drive to the hospital earlier and pick up my sister's boyfriend fresh from his latest concussion. He's a proffessional wrestler on the local indie circuit and he does a damn good job of banging himself up. He's Kid Inferno from the NWA, for those of you that follow such things.