The Unbearable Banishment: bits

Friday, May 8, 2009


There’s a portion of my commute whereby the train hugs the Atlantic Ocean shoreline for about 5 miles. It was sunny and quiet this morning. The ocean was absolutely flat. I rarely see it that calm. It was like a piece of glass. It hurt to look at it in the morning sun.

I was walking through Penn Station and saw a New York City Police officer patrolling the station with a German Sheppard. He took his iPhone out of his pocket, looked at something on the screen and then showed it to his dog. The dog looked at the iPhone and then up at the Officer. I have no idea what that was about but it was a funny slice o’ life.

The new Kindle is another nail in the coffin for traditional newspapers. It’s so sad. Print newspapers are dying and they cannot be resurrected. I’ll miss having ink stained hands.

This is a great time to live in New York if you are not a fan of the Yankees. You get to witness, up close, the flame-out of a once storied sports dynasty. The new stadium is a terrible mistake for many reasons. The insufferable and endless boasts of Yankee fans are a thing of the past. Now, it’s all schadenfreude, all the time. It’s great!

I left work at 11:15 p.m. last night. The next person didn’t leave until 1:00 a.m. Today, I’m in the dog house for leaving “early.” Fucking management. I hate them all.

I can no longer smoke weed. After I get high, I start to question every decision I’ve ever made in life. Weed is supposed to be fun. That’s not fun.


Blogger Blues said...

I can't smoke weed anymore either. I only smoked it when I would go home for a visit but the last time that happened my husband had a near panic attack from the weed, causing me to have a panic attack about his panic attack. I don't need to have someone begging to be taken to the hospital (for no apparent reason) when I'm just trying to relax.

May 8, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wondering if there's an iPhone app for 'chemical/bio agent detection'? weird. but i'd have chased down the cop to find out...

May 8, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I share all my phone messages with my pets. doesn't everybody?

May 9, 2009 at 6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with you and Blues on the weed issue. It just makes me paranoid now. Pass the wine.

May 9, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

Hi! I was in your city. Well, not really, but at JFK. Ruing that I hadn't planned a couple of days stopover.

Interesting about the German Shepherd - cop interchange. Does Apple have olfactory apps now? Did you know that the term 'Alsatian' was introduced for German Shepherds after WWI in the UK b/c of anti-German sentiment? Random factoid I looked up once.

I still like to get high, but it's not a very often occurrence.

May 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

I can't smoke pot anymore either, it's just all a bit much. It's a young man's (or a burnout's) drug. And I'm enjoying following the Yankees self destruction as well!

May 11, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger ~E said...

The dog looked at the iPhone and then up at the Officer. I have no idea what that was about but it was a funny slice o’ life.

I'm more so now than ever convinced that dogs are the smartest animals on the planet. And if you don't agree with me then you suck!

Not you UB...I like you. ;)

May 13, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

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