Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sweating all over the place

Journey to the West finally came into the library. I love libraries. It was 111 degrees when I went.

When I was a little kid I watched an Asian TV series based on Journey to the West and then an animated one about it came out for a short time.


Along the line of flimsy motels,
Scorching ripples of heat
Above canyons and dips eager for water,
Desert of concrete and dry,
Bravado ants scurry:
Two strangers stagger by
A cactus the median
He looks. She looks by.
Looking. Walking. Bye.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Was Asked "To Be Or Not To Be," I answered "Ahh There Is The Rub"

and he looked at me puzzled and said "what?" and walked away laughing and shaking his head, "oh Hoc you're funny."

I have to work near full-time hours this week. Last week too. Twenty-nine hours last week. And 27 this week.

I’m listening to an album with the subtitle “Most Interesting Person in the World” and reading the poems of Allan Ginsberg, who might be The World’s Most Interesting Person. He believed in sexual equality, opposed materialism and militarism. "Howl" depicts hetero and homosexual intercourse. He was also a part of the National Man/Boy Love Association, an organization promoting consensual relations between an adult (18 and older) and a minor (younger than 18). Dam.

What if Pokemon continued forever, even after releasing 12 movies and in production of another, 12 seasons of tv episodes, 4 generation of video games and a 5th in production, and 493 different Pokemon, what if they kept growing indefinitely? I’d have to get more money, somehow.

For anyone still wondering, I am not coming home anytime soon. A, my home is now here in Tucson. B, until my sister starts dating I have no reason to come home and I can see everyone on their Facebook pages. And C, I have no ride or the means to do it. I do miss the carne asada fries though; nobody here makes them for some unknown and intolerable reason. Someone send me some.

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Like Football But With Only Your Feet

Woke up feeling really groggy and hungry. I love toast with sugar on top. I took one of those 5-hour energy drinks, tastes terribe, but I have a 5-hour work shift: currently half an hour through it. I have a feeling that energy drinks are purely psychological; you think you'll be full of energy after drinking one so you kind of trick yourself into being full of energy after drinking an energy drink. But then again there is a ton of caffeine in this 5-hour energy.

So, soccer is finally about to become mainstream in the U.S. this year huh? What happened last year when it was supposedly going to be big in the U.S.? Or every other year this decade?

I finished Christ Versus Arizona, never thought I would be so enthralled with experimental writing as I was with CVA.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


While making eggs this morning, my finger accidentally grazed the edge of the skillet. It burned and was painful. Now there's a burn mark on it. Do burn marks go away? I see people with burn marks on their face and they're still carrying them around.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jule Vernes!! Where Are You When I Need You

Today I was called in by the legal adviser in our office to witness someone signing their will, apparently you have to have one present to observe that you are sane.

Incoming freshmans are on on-campus today for Freshman Orientation. Everyone in the office is out to either speak at a presentation there or setting something up.

Found out today someone named Frank Beddor wrote and is still writing a series of books that are complete rip offs of Lewis Caroll's Alice In Woderland stories. He's calling them, or his publishers are calling them, not like it matters much, a challenge to "Carrollian Wonderland assumptions of tea parties, dormice and a curious little blonde girl to reveal an epic, cross dimensional saga of love, murder, betrayal, revenge and the endless war for Imagination." And the back of the hardcover copy read's something along the lines of "a new modern twisted look at Alice in Wonderland." Worst of all, this was found in the sci fi section of my bookstore. I hate to admit it but some of the lamest and stupidest writers on Earth are sci fi writers.

Currently reading an incredible piece of experimental literature. Christ Versus Arizona by Camilo Jose Cela takes place during the Mexican Revolution in Arizona and tells the story of a town; entirely in one sentence. Maybe not entirely, I haven't read all of it yet but I've knocked out 170 pages out of 260 and still no periods or sentence completions.
Next up: Asian Lit—Journey to the West