Douglas Franklin's Blog – October 2008 Archive (15)

Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 21:13

Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 21:13



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

And there are those times...

that you need to sit and think;

stop your life and think.



It really feels weird to be writing this.



And scary, definitely.



I'm going to be on hiatus for a coupla weeks.



I will be reading e-mail, and following the journals that I always follow, but after thinking about yesterdays' entry, I'm going to break the news habit, and the writing habit...… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 21, 2008 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Monday, 20 October, 2008 21:28

Monday, 20 October, 2008 21:28



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

And the lady wins.

yes, The lady always wins.

Damn! it's only right.



And here I thought that I had gotten over dental anxiety... I should have taken a pill.



The dentist didn't really hurt me that much, but I had a lot of anesthetic injected.



It's the psychological pain that I wasn't prepared for, I guess.



Once the temp crown was on and I was home, I cancelled my plans for… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 20, 2008 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Sunday, 19 October, 2008 21:27:

Sunday, 19 October, 2008 21:27:



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Jazz music, I love...

I just wish that I could do it,

and bring you pleasure.



Heh, you thought yesterdays' entry was short and non-informative, todays' is more so.



And no fancy shit like spell-chesking, either.



Verrrrrrry crummy night... bowel problems, 'nuff said.



Lana was not feeling well today either... allergies.



I started feeling better in the afternoon, and… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 19, 2008 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Saturday, 18 October, 2008 23:31

Saturday, 18 October, 2008 23:31



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Jazz music, I love...

I just wish that I could do it,

and bring you pleasure.



Hard to say much about today... it was very cool this morning, but sunny and exceedingly atumnal this afternoon.



I got up realatively early, went to Walgreens to pick up drugs and then picked up/cleaned the house a little, did a little laundry.



Lana came over about 18:00 and we had some chili and watched a… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 18, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Friday, 17 October, 2008 22:20

Friday, 17 October, 2008 22:20



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

damn, oblate, oblate

the moon, the weird description...

displays many quirks.



Letter: We can heed lesson



The Capital-Journal

Published Monday, October 13, 2008



People can get smarter, sometimes even congresspeople.



I admire Nancy Boyda's take on the bailout: "He's trying to ram it through with little debate by sowing fear and anxiety. I don't like those tactics, and I… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 17, 2008 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Thursday, 16 October, 2008 20:45

Thursday, 16 October, 2008 20:45



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the things you don't know

they may or may not kill you;

some make you happy.



wELL, MY "HEALTHY" dose of cough syrup may have been too much... I couldn't get up for my dentist appointment today.



Nor could I waken for the numerous phone calls... I was aware of the phone ringing, but that's about it.



I think that I hit the snooze once, and then turned the damned alarm clock… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 16, 2008 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Sunday, 12 October, 2008 21:43

Sunday, 12 October, 2008 21:43



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

murky moon, cloudy...

not entirely excluded

by the frontal skuds.



Very, very tired after having a wonderful day with my old friend Gaylen.



We did throw some horseshoes and play some pool and drank a little whisky and beer.



And sat around in his woods and beside his woods and talked and looked at the sky and the forest and philosophized impressively.



We are both excellent… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 12, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Saturday, 11 October, 2008 19:26

Saturday, 11 October, 2008 19:26



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

murky moon, cloudy...

not entirely excluded

by the frontal skuds.



Again, a nice day... beautiful weather once more, just perfect, in fact.



I didn't get up until 10:30, and remained foggy for a while... didn't get dressed until noonish.



I mentioned yesterday that Lana had a funeral to go to in Arkansas, so I kinda wanted to spend some time with her today and deep-six the plans that I… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 11, 2008 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Friday, 10 October, 2008 23:36

Friday, 10 October, 2008 23:36



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the moon... ah, the moon...

emphasizes our closeness;

and stars, the distance.



A nice day, especially the evening.



The morning, not so much, I'm afraid.



Once again, I had to get up early to get to an appointment... this time with the pacemaker lady at the cardiology office.



First thing... I was gently chewed out for not immediately calling when Thor struck in June. That's… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 11, 2008 at 1:32am — No Comments

Thursday, 09 October, 2008 20:05

Thursday, 09 October, 2008 20:05



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the moon... ah, the moon...

emphasizes out closeness;

and stars, the distance.



A quite beautiful day....



I didn't get up as early as I intended, but it worked out all OK anyway.



I got out to Duanes' place about 09:45, and we went down to his friends' pond, and I caught 0 fish, and he caught about five little ones, bass and crappie.



He had to meet a neighbor about 12:30 so… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 9, 2008 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Wednesday, 08 October, 2008 22:07

Wednesday, 08 October, 2008 22:07



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

speaking as a slob...

I understand the neatniks;



I just can't be one....



I got up at 07:00... that alone is enough to make me tired, heh.



Went to the dentist... Everything is probably OK, but after my teeth got cleaned he was elbow-deep in a procedure, so they'll call me if he thinks it's something that needs filling... there was one question on the x-rays that they took.



Then… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 9, 2008 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Tuesday, 07 October, 2008 23:02

Tuesday, 07 October, 2008 23:02



Nilknarf Daily Haiku



staring at the stars

is scary for a thinker;

we are so damned small...









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A better day than yesterday, anyway.



I got up at 08:00, I went to bed relatively early last night.



I had a coupla chores to do, then I went to the hospital.



I wasn't able to see Sandy, but… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 7, 2008 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Monday, 06 October, 2008 20:13

Monday, 06 October, 2008 20:13



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

starting at the stars

is scary for a thinker;

we are so damned small...



Shit. Just shit.



Fuck! is probably closer.



I was awakened before 09:00, when my alarm was going to go off.



By a phene call.



From my previous boss.



My friend and former co-worker Duane had been hit by a car this morning about 06:50.



This is the same crosswalk where my… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 6, 2008 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Sunday, 05 October, 2008 22:52

Sunday, 05 October, 2008 22:52



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

starting at the stars

is scary for a thinker;

we are so damned small...



Well, it was not a perfect day... I didn't get to sleep until 08:00 this morning.



I had told Lana that we would do something fun today, and totally flaked out, and she probably hates me now, dammit.



I'm hoping that when I start going to the Y on a regular basis, this will pass.



So I got up about noonish,… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 5, 2008 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Saturday, 04 October, 2008 22:40

Saturday, 04 October, 2008 22:40



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

and the stars at night

well they don't shine very bright...

here in Topeka.



A nice day all around.



Not perfect, but after all, how many perfect days will there ever be?



Yeah, I didn't win the lottery. I would have, but I forgot to buy the ticket, dammit.



It was yet another beautiful Kansas day, and I enjoyed a lot of it outside.



Well, not the whole day, but the… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 4, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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