Idling....

... en route to civilization this afternoon, I was jamming along to some Tom Waits... the two ladies present were not amused... they have so little appreciation for art, it really is depressing sometimes....

... anyway, we went for lunch at an out-of-the-way little place that serves the tastiest hotdogs around... I ate two... a "New Yorker" and a "Southern Favorite"... the "New Yorker" having Dijon mustard, diced onions, and sauer kraut... and the Southern one being decorated with chili, American mustard, and coleslaw...

... the sainted Momma had a "Chicago Style" hotdog... I have no idea what was on it, but it looked disgusting... diced tomatoes and peppers or something... and the Wife had a tuna and cucumber sandwich...

... damn, but it was civilized....

... later on we scoured a few bookstore shelves and drank coffee.... you know, just generally killing time and trying to put off dropping a wad of cash on a piece of exercise equipment we'll never use.... I did utilize the time to purchase a fine book though... "Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany"... suits me right down to the ground, it does..... except for one quote in the opening few pages, I'm loving this book... see, some feller named Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) got my hackles up by spouting off:...

.... "it is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."...

... my knee-jerk reaction was to yell violently and scream, "well, is THAT SO, Mr. Jerome?... if were not already moldering in a grave, I would send you some hatemail!.. you need to watch the MASTER in ACTION before you start talking about idle loafers not having fun idly loafing, Brother!".... but then, I thought... I wonder who this Jerome guy is... lest I be too hasty in my admonitions, I'd better check him out...

... imagine my surprise to find that we be soul brothers through and through... I mean, just check out the titles of his novels... "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow"... and of course... "Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow"... what a guy...

... and best of all, his wikipedia quote... "I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."... now that is a quote worth remembering....

... see?... it's always best not to act on impulse... do a little research, you know... and even though I know I can Idle SO much better than poor Jerome and could show him the ropes as he's never seen them before, I still have to respect the guy... you know, as one idle loafer to another... besides, we've gotta stick together.....

by Eric on January 27, 2006 | Bullshit (7) | TrackBack (0) | Psycho Rants
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I thought I'd try my hand at SWG Idling...

...today, (insert Audi quote), put on (insert music quote), and headed out for (insert "breakfast", "brunch", "lunch", "dinner", "supper") in (insert town), with (insert person) and ate (insert description of food)...(insert some kind of epiphany)...(insert more ellipses)...word, (insert "rubberneckers" or "people")...

Let me know if I can sub for you while you write the next "Idling".

Bullshitted by Blackfive on January 27, 2006 06:47 PM

... that's it... you are guestposting this year when I'm in Scotland... you've got the recipe perfect....

.. hey, my life would kill most people... I'm built of stern stuff....

Bullshitted by Eric on January 27, 2006 07:09 PM

Matt has got your style down_town, bro. Talk 'bout templates... He's got yours man. No worries though, that's a tribute to your consistency and his observational prowess. Except in Indian territory.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on January 27, 2006 07:25 PM

I've got it down because I dream about it every day while I sit in my office trying not to be "the man"...even bought the car to prove it.

Bullshitted by Blackfive on January 27, 2006 07:37 PM

...face it, guys... everyone wants to be me.... and, hey.. that's cool.... but, let me tell you... my burdens are huge and legion... quite literally, I am beset with demons at every turn...

... for instance, should I order the chicken or the veal... goddamn... make me "An Angel from Montgomery" already.... and be done with it....

Bullshitted by Eric on January 27, 2006 07:45 PM

I have no doubt that it would be cool to be you, but I think I'd prefer to be Catherine Zeta Jones' underwear.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on January 27, 2006 09:00 PM

Jim, I think you changed my mind...

Bullshitted by Blackfive on January 27, 2006 09:27 PM