thu 09 oct 2008 08:23:17 homewood
will make side trip to buffalo NY
it's 02.41 eastern time.
i am planning to go to buffalo to see dmf and jude.
friday 17 oct 08 -- jet blue 1219 -- bos 18.20 > buf 19.55
monday 20 oct 08 -- jet blue 1218 -- buf 19.45 > bos 21.07
been working fervently on project pfdm. i'm taking a moment off from project hif8 because i'm not satisfied with it and want to rethink it. it feels like it's two movies trying to be one movie. something's gotta give.
all my crew peeps are gone, it's getting kinda lonely here in hometown. wednesday evening i walked over to jazztown and had a hamburger and some buffalo wings.
still haven't scheduled my trip to the lawrence county clerk!
i just realized the real-time journal entries are being recorded as amsterdam time. so my entry for irving street shows up as having been written at a time when (eastern time) i was really in new hampshire.
last sunday afternoon, after we dropped pani at logan, my beloved took me to the shopping mall near here. we met up with the stylist ck, and together the two professional stylists helped me find a new jacket at a shop called "express". i had written a set of descriptors of the jacket in my notebook, and the resulting jacket satisfies them reasonably well. then we went with ck for a drink at a place called papa razzi, where she described to us her unenviable gig of having to clothe, for a tv commercial, a terribly obese and unhealthy woman. from there, my beloved took me to another shop and i got myself a beard-trimmer and a new wristwatch. i needed a new wristwatch because i had somehow lost the other one. i thought i had left it at her house, but looked everywhere and could not find it. we were accusing the cats, but the cats had nothing to say about it. then yesterday i got an email from my beloved saying she had found my old watch. so now i have two. i have two beard trimmers as well: one for the US beard and one for the eurobeard.
i forgot to mention, everybody on tv is clamoring about how the whole world economy is crashing down around our ears. obama and mccain were in a televised debate monday night, where they each talked about how the other is partly to blame, and spluttered their plans to make things okay again. i have yet to see any starving people in bedford ma, but maybe that's coming. mostly they're describing the economic problem as a credit problem -- you won't be able to get a car loan. your company won't be able to get a loan to make their payroll, so you will be laid off from your job. stuff like that. because i try to avoid using credit at all, except where it's unavoidable (like buying software or airline tickets on line), i'm having trouble relating to all this. the new york stock exchange is below 10,000 again, and some smarty says it may go down to 8000 soon. i keep wondering what happens if they turn it down to, like, 10? i mean, was there not economy before there was speculation? if the "world as we know it" has to change, is that really a bad thing?
why does an economy need constant growth anyway? why can't it just stay at a sustainable level? and why do we really need credit, why can't we just live on what we earn? you know i'm pretty naive about these things.
well of course you can't buy a car or a house without credit, because the prices of those things have been set too high for you to just save up and buy them with cash. and if everybody *did* just buy them with cash, all those people in the financial industry would be out of work. but why do people need to buy cars and houses anyway? i guess it's because of the way the world is built. i keep saying we need to redesign it so we won't need those things we can't afford. i've been saying it for years and they *still* haven't redesigned the world. dammit. [sfx high horse alarm bleeping]
when the whole world's economy is founded on a gambling problem, when the fortunes of the sober are inextricably bound with those of the narcotized ...
then as winston bayne said, "it's a pretty fucked up situation if you ask me."