Today’s lunch is pastrami. For anyone who has known me for the last 45 years, how many times have I ever eaten pastrami? For those that actually know the answer, you can probably derive at how much I actually like pastrami! To cap it off, I eat ham sandwiches a lot less than I eat pastrami. It tells you just how much I like ham in a sandwich… assorted sub sandwiches don’t count.
So, what does Joelle buy for lunch meats? Ham and pastrami!!! Hell, she may as well have bought me chopped liver, because I hate that even more than ham and pastrami! It really makes me think they either she has dropped to the level of the world’s lousiest food shopper or she just doesn’t care what she buys, as long as she can get a good price on it. Weird enough is that she’ll complain over the $10 bag of Granny Smith apples. Yet, she doesn’t realize that I will eat Granny Smith apples. I like them. I’ve eaten a couple of Granny Smith apples a day for the last 10 or so years, and have never complained that Joelle went out and bought more of them.
And yet, she buys pastrami!
Even more ballsy is that she snaps back at me with, “if you don’t like it, then go and buy your own lunch meats”. Well, you know what, Jo? I will! As soon as I get home from work, I am going to grab $40 out of shopping money, that you probably have already grabbed out of, and I am going to do a proper shopping with some meal planning and some lunch meats that I can live with. That’s one thing that I have been able to do well, since living in Windsor and learning to deal with a room mate that behaved like my dog! And if you don’t like it, then go and do a proper food shopping.
Yes, I’m angry… I’m totally angry and I’m screaming this out to the world!
Last year sometime, my friend Mike Kasprow introduced me to a Dashboard Widget called Oblique Strategies, by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. It’s supposed to help overcome some creative blocks by giving some rather ambiguous solutions.
I’ve had a creative block for a few weeks, and finally decided to call it up just for fun. I drew a card from it and got the following:
The tape is now music
What the hell is that supposed to mean? Does it mean something that I recorded? Scotch tape? Duct Tape? Do I put the tape over my mouth and try to play it like a kazoo? Can it be a tape loop? How is the tape now music? So many questions about tape. Perhaps, I’ll see a song come out of it yet. Don’t ask me how, but there can be some form of hope!
If anything, it does give me an idea for perhaps the next CD after this one. If I make each song based on its own Oblique Strategy card, I’m sure I’ll get something different out of it.
All I can say is “Thanks Mike! You’ve given me something new to beat my head against the wall about!”
On Monday, Joelle told me that the value of all of our retirement investments has been crushed to half. While it often makes me wonder if the those mutual fund managers at the TD Bank really know what they’re doing, considering that one of the basic rules that I know about mutual fund investment is then when equity funds fall, then look to either bond or money market funds to make up the difference, I look at everything that am doing over here on WebKinz and have discovered that the only currency that hasn’t changed is the KINZCASH!
Talk about the best bang for your buck. You can still shop at the W-Shop, or Curio Shop, or even take a 24-hour Webkinz Vacation (of course I’m going to plug my first pet project) for the same price as before. There’s no Lehman Bros. or Fannie May in Webkinz to screw up the value of the Kinzcash. Ain’t that amazing? Talk about a lot of value.
If I were a broker right now, I would put all of my investments on Kinzcash. It has weathered this entire financial storm of greed, lies and corruption like the Rock of Gibraltar. Its worth has not been affected by this global “crisis”. In fact, one trip to Kinzville and you’d see that there is no crisis here. If you have never been to Kinzville, there’s no better time to come than now.
Still a lot of value… much better than the what you see in the real world today! Try to convince me otherwise! Too bad it’s like The Matrix and I’m only one of the handful of engineers behind it. I can see it run, but I can’t live in it… oh well!