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Another Cephalopodmas Come & Gone

Sunny and cold. Currently, it's only 40˚F, with the windchill at 34˚F. In Birmingham, it's 55˚F.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,072 words on "The Sick Rose, Redux." On the one hand, it's a story about being an addict. On the other hand, I'm more than half through and I have absolutely no idea what this story is "about," which is how it usually goes with me.

Here's a funny I stole long, long ago (think 2004) from Billy Martin. Well, it's not really all that funny, but it certainly still rings horribly true, more than twelve years after I first quoted it:

Q: What's the difference between a large cheese pizza and a writer?
A: A large cheese pizza can feed a family of four.


I'm listening to Not the Actual Events, the new NIN ep (five tracks, via Spotify), and...well...it's better than Hesitation Marks (2013), which I actually hated so much that I sold it right back to Criminal Records Newbury Comics, only a few days after I bought it and without making a copy. But I'm certainly not loving it. The sound is muddy, Trent Reznor's voice is buried in the mix, and I can't help but feel he's holding back. Track 5, "Burning Bright (Field on Fire)," is the best.

We had quite a fine Cephalopodmas, as it turns out. It was a damned decent day. And Spooky even made octopus, jellyfish, and starfish cookies. She also gave me a new t-shirt that was all but made for the occasion:







By the way, you can get the shirt for yourself directly from Jenna Goldberg Studio.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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sovay
Dec. 23rd, 2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
We had quite a fine Cephalopodmas, as it turns out. It was a damned decent day.

Good!

And Spooky even made octopus, jellyfish, and starfish cookies.

I think I find the jellyfish most impressive

She also gave me a new t-shirt that was all but made for the occasion

That is very fine.

Happy slowly returning sun.
Mick Quinn
Dec. 23rd, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
Love this. The cookies, the music info, and the shirt rocks. Glad you had a decent time. I think I'll order that mug! May I ask what your arm tat says? I've not noticed it before now.
greygirlbeast
Dec. 23rd, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)

"There's always a siren, singing us to shipwreck."
everville340
Dec. 23rd, 2016 07:01 pm (UTC)
I am thankful there is meaningful history in weird.
papersteven
Dec. 23rd, 2016 07:14 pm (UTC)
I agree completely about the new NIN. And that joke from Billy Martin is pretty funny, though, of course, tragic.
pisceanblue
Dec. 23rd, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC)
It feels to me like Trent is trying to be difficult for the sake of being difficult, which is a different take on what he was once known for; though if he finds an authentic way back to that perspective then I would support that. I think he still has something to say in a way only he can.
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