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Home again, alone again

I'm back from Wisconsin, where I was Wisconsolate, being 1500 miles from My Wife and surrounded by my relatives. As Tom Waits says of his band, they're good people, but over the years, they picked up some ways that just aren't right.

Second brother's deafness is getting much worse; he thinks chemical contamination has damaged the 9th cranial nerve, and there's not a lot can be done about that.

My eldest sister has been off cigs for 250+ days, which is a Good Thing on several levels:

- it makes her marginally healthier
- it makes her less toxic to be around
- it gives her something to talk about besides her son

My eldest brother continues to be himself. I love him and he tries so hard, but he just can't tell jokes or stories.

My cousins all have their own collections of quirks, and I shudder to think of what they think of that smartass from California who keeps showing up at family gatherings.

There are enough LJFriends living in cold climates who will shrug off a 10 degree F day as nothing worth remarking on. I don't care, IMO Milwaukee is too damn cold for human life.

Now that I'm back, My Wife is off at a RenFaire symposium. She offered to do three lectures. The SOB scheduled each lecture four times over the weekend. She is going to wear herself thinner than a politician's promise, but it's the kind of thing she loves doing, so there it is.

It's me and the beagle for the weekend. BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOO


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 23rd, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
:: cannot handle crying penguin ::
:: cuddles sleepyjohn ::
:: offers cinnamon rolls and hot tea ::
Feb. 23rd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
:: offers platter of fresh sashimi (penguins got the edge in seafood)
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:16 am (UTC)
And now a quote from my favorite book

Have the best

Feb. 23rd, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: And now a quote from my favorite book
404 reference not found, sorry.
Feb. 24th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
And now a quote from one of my favorite books
Heh. Well, I souldn't have said favorite book, because my favorite is The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell.

This quote is by Mundo Cani Dog, a character in The Book of the Dun Cow, by Walter Wagnerinen, Jr. I reccommend it.

Have the best

Feb. 23rd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Any place where people frequently need time to warm up the car is too cold IMO. I'm having enough trouble these days when the nearby heater at full heat isn't enough to make me feel comfortable getting up in the morning.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping that Alaskawolf doesn't hurt himself too badly laughing when he reads this :)

I lived in Rochester NY for seventeen years. Rochester gets the Calgary Express straight out of Canada, before it weakens over the rest of New York. I've been in minus-zero weather, and I don't much care for it.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Cold
The occasional Cunuk lurker is trying to politely not chuckle. But I get ill in anything much about 80F, so it's give and take.
Feb. 24th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Re: Cold
ouch , i lol'd :P

i hope your weekend goes well, and stay warm down there too :) drink lots of hot chocolate ;)
Feb. 23rd, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Well, would you and your loneliness be interested in meeting us for dinner on Sunday at Paradise 33, when we get back from WonderCon?
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