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Because I can't go backwards.

On Saturday, Ireland granted gay couples the right to marry. On Sunday, Tanith Lee died.

This little box of light brings me the world.

And here it is, Number Fifty-One.

Yesterday, I wrote a measly 425 words on "Le Meneur des loups." These half-assed days have to stop.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thanks.

I was promised sun today. Mostly, we have clouds. But it's warm enough (currently 77˚F) and humid. And this has become one of those annoying entries of short paragraphs. It looks like a goddamn CNN article.

My thanks to the following folks who were kind enough to send gifts (and if your name isn't here, it might be because I haven't been to the p.o. box since Friday): Kate Savage, Steven Lubold, Brian Evanson, Setsuled, Margaux Shaffer, Cheryl Porter, Jada, Jörg, and the Mighty Gordon Duke. These are welcome distractions.

There's really nothing profound that can be said about a fifty-first birthday.

Last night, two films, both of which I'd seen before: first, Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994), which is the same gloriously hallucinogenic nightmare I remember, and the second, Neil Jordan's In Dreams (1999). I'd forgotten that In Dreams is such an awful mess, in just about every way a film can go wrong. It's a strange misstep in a brilliant career.

Later Taters,
Aunt Beast

Comments

( 6 comments — Have your say! )
Marc D. Goldfinger
May. 26th, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
Is Happy Birthday profound?
What else can I say?
sovay
May. 26th, 2015 05:50 pm (UTC)
There's really nothing profound that can be said about a fifty-first birthday.

I hope it is not a bad birthday nonetheless. May it even be happy.
everville340
May. 26th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
And here it is, Number Fifty-One.

Sláinte!
dipsomaniac
May. 26th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
I hope your day is good and filled with pleasant distractions. Happy birthday.
setsuled
May. 26th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
My thanks to the following folks who were kind enough to send gifts

You're quite welcome.

Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994), which is the same gloriously hallucinogenic nightmare I remember

Definitely my favourite Oliver Stone movie. Great soundtrack, too--it was my first exposure to Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Jane's Addiction, and Dr. Dre.
kiki60
May. 26th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ireland
Ireland is one of the most religious countries in Europe, and it was the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote of it's citizens. Happy birthday, I hope you have many more until we hit the singularity.
So sad about Tanith Lee. Ask not for whom the bell tolls.
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