Weekend Crash Time (or “everything is an ellipsis in parentheses and lowercase”)

The first weather-restricting weekend of the season…

First thoughts are “work”…things, tasks, chores, stuff…work…

Move the bicycle indoors…(this is how I get around most of the time)

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Fix the pickup on that one guitar…(Jay Turser take on a reversed Ventures-esque Mosrite…I am putting in that foil neck pickup and goofed it up by wiring it incorrectly)

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Add more layers to this painting…(named “stop always saying what everyone wants to hear”)

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Or this painting…(titled “slowly back and forth in sanguine rhythm”)

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Make that honey chicken recipe…(HelloFresh has some great stuff to cook)

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Iron clothes…(uggggghhhh)

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Dodge all the “work” and drink…(recently a Georgian waitress and friend introduced me to some of the wine traditions of her country)

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I’d like to know how to separate myself from this “work” concept and just “be”…because it seems counter-productive (which in and of itself I must admit, ties back into this “work” concept).

I think the best thing I can do is make a commitment to get some shoes on and get out there today…going out to dinner usually helps.  I will make the chicken tomorrow…and of all these things above…most of them have the potential to lift my mood – taking care of the bike for instance, saving money and being so proud to cook my own food…and though it is harder for me to reach into – even ironing clothes to look better…

I would like to work in some other stuff – watch some Hulu (but not too much), read some of the four or so books I am reading (I will bring one when I go out…check out more of that band Warpaint, whose songs like “Beetles” and “Krimson” from their 2008 EP are tattooed looping in my brain…this morning I went over to YouTube and Echo/Alexa and listened to some newer stuff…I liked it all…

I should also own what I have already done – laundry and calling up glasses.com to set up my exchange for those new reading glasses.  They goofed and sent me distance.  Also, I learned two Beatles guitar parts – electric solo from “And I Love Her” and some of the solo from “You Can’t Do That.”

For those paintings…I kinda think they are both very close to done (the top one especially) so I may just make that decision this weekend and pull out the other two I am working on.  One is on glass and the other on canvas.

Maybe it is not about “work” but “should”…giant shoulds hanging over my head – I should record more music, I should study something, I should finish this or that…

Recently put up this Guy Debord quote on my Facebook page…”Like lost children we live our unfinished adventures.” – I think I like that very much.

Thanks for reading…not much writing focus today…

Everything is an ellipsis…

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Tonight’s dinner…

…because I know I just need to start writing and I don’t expect genius the first time out…OK, let’s get started…

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I subscribe to the Hello Fresh service and just very simply tonight I made a french onion burger with kale chips. I toasted buns and spread béchamel sauce on them – which is really nothing but butter, flour and milk with a little bit of nutmeg.

I felt it was missing a kick but afterwards I did get that “spicy lips” feeling…I figured it was the kale/salt.   I should mention here that I never use “real salt” unless I need to boil water.  I use Nu-Salt which is potassium.  I also subbed in white pepper for black pepper.

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Here’s the Hello Fresh recipe…really nothing super-special in here but the French accents (my French & American friends please forgive me, I firmly believe that ever since mid-century making anything sound “French” engenders a certain class-conscious nose-upturning, not unlike listening to prog-rock or sending kids to ballet lessons).

https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/french-onion-burgers-59ce4b9e05346814eb3a6822

Ok, not too bad for a “first post”….please enjoy whatever meal you are having and be thankful to whatever forces you deem necessary…because it only takes one or two changes in our lives for us 99% to suddenly wonder where the next meal is coming from.

XOXO
Jim

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