Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Cranky Large Medium reading, 2 September

Go away.

Are you ever going to leave? Why is departure such a problem for you? Do you truly hate eremites? Or is it just me? Why won't you go? Oh, I see, you want something from me. Gosh, I never saw that coming. And the thing you seek from me, it wouldn't be a reading, would it? Hunh. Who'd a thunk? Well, if it gets you on the road more swiftly, I suppose I shouldn't tarry any longer, so let me tell you what I see of you. Here you are:
Always the "life of the party," someday you will realize that just supplying the drinks and wearing a lampshade on your head does not constitute adult behavior. Still, citizen popularity, you have a wide circle of associates and companions (drinking buddies), from widely diverse backgrounds. You radiate vitality, are mostly liquid, domestic and imported.
Are you happy, now? Of course not. But then, another drink won't solve that. On the other hand, at least you can have a drink, and another after that, if you so choose (however ill-advised it may be). That puts you ahead of these people, all of whom, on this date in history, went completely dry for all eternity: Constantius III, Prince Munetaka, Per Brahe, Jiaqing, Alvin York, Ho Chi Minh, ... Nathaniel Bliss, Antoine Deparcieux, Franz Xaver, Thomas Telford, William Rowan Hamilton, Glenn Albert Black, Barbara McClintock, Viktor Frankl, Christiaan Barnard, ... Saint Emeric, Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, ... Henry Austin Dobson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Allen Drury, Curt Siodmak, ... Henri Rousseau, Bill Meléndez, ... Francesco Landini, Russ Columbo, Rudolph Bing, ... Roy Castle, Carl Dudley, Troy Donahue, Bob Denver, ... ... Pheidippides, Pierre de Coubertin, Jay Youngblood, ... Bella Rosenfeld, Sylvanus Morley, Fred G. Meyer, Bob Mathias, and, with a lack of real musical entertainers on the dead list, I thought we'd try something a little different, today: "water balls".

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Happy birthday, ayway.

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