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Not For All the Cars in Hollywood

It’s been raining here in Austin. It’s been raining a lot. Everyday for about the past week. Some folks have taken to complaining about it (I seem to get a regular IM from Ken griping about the weather) while others seem to enjoy it. Manzoor tells me, “it’s better than the alternative. I mean, you don’t actually want it to be like 100 degrees outside, do you?” Ain’t that the truth.

I’ve decide that I like the rain. I mean, I usually don’t but this semi-annual swap with Seattle has had it’s advantages. It just sort of feels right this time around. It’s not too hot. It hasn’t been too stormy. We’ve just gone through a period of time where we had a lot of water dumped onto our heads courtesy of the clouds above. I can deal with that. I mean, it’s not often we get rained upon, we usually share the sunlight with the late afternoon sky, so I’ve taken to looking upon the rain in a favorable light. At this point, I wouldn’t trade the past week of rain for all the cars in Hollywood. I mean, come on, could you actually see me driving a used Lexus or something? Nah, didn’t think so.

On an entirely different topic, or maybe not, I was talking with Steve last night, telling him my woes. I feel sorry now for doing it, but sometimes it just feels good to get things off your chest. This is how, I suppose, shrinks make their living. It’s an oddly curious way of life. Who does a shrink talk to when he needs to vent? Steve did ask for a nickel a la Lucy from Peanuts. I responded by saying, “dude, here’s a quarter. I’m stockpiling.” Not stockpiling cars in Hollywood, mind you, but stockpiling none the less.

Until next time…



  1. nope
    October 12, 2005 / 10:18 am


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  3. sdfsbo
    November 7, 2005 / 5:33 am

    Help me Dude, I think I’m lost….. I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I’m sure I saw him in a car lot yesterday, which is really strange because the last time I saw him was in the supermarket. No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing “Love me Tender”. He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) “Boy, you need to get yourself a San Diego cosmetic surgery doctor ,to fit into those blue suede shoes of yours. But Elvis said in the Ghetto nobody can afford a San Diego plastic surgery doctor. Dude I’m All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I’ll have me another cheeseburger. Then I’m gonna go round and see Michael Jackson and we’re gonna watch a waaaay cool make-over show featuring some Tijuana dentists on the TV in the back of my Hummer. And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . . “You give me love and consolation,
    You give me strength to carry on ” Strange day or what? 🙂

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