bollix's Journal

the Dachshund's Sweatpants
6 August 1976
"Thanks for listening to me complain about my cushy, alienated life." --Claire Fisher

"If I kept a diary,
& my parents ever found it,
then you & I-- we would be fired
as their sons & daughters." --Mac McCaughan

"By its nature, a diary is paranoid and self-centered and puts forth what is never a particularly objective view of its writer." --Rita Hao

"I guess that's what you get for being born in the seventies." --the Headphones

".. but I'm afraid I've got more in common
with who I was than who I am becoming." --DC Berman

"I have written pages upon pages
trying to rid you from my bones..." --the Decemberists

"They call it a finger, but I've never seen it fing." --Homer Simpson

"Livin like a bug ain't easy.
I got little tiny bug feet.
I don't really know what bugs eat." --Brendon Small

It's friends-only due to assorted recent negative experiences. I am a teacher, so... well, you can imagine.

On a more positive note, I have lots of lovely smart friends & a nicenice family & an adorable dog & Bill. So I feel lucky.
50 foot wave, afghan whigs, alphabetical order, ampersands, anglophilia, archers of loaf, art nouveau, assorted types of snobbery, austin, austin college, baboon, backbeat, bangs, barbarella, bars, beards, beat happening, beer, belts, bitch, books, boys, bust, calling my brother sybie, calvin johnson, carnivale, cat power, cheese, cheesecake, cheez-its, cinnamon, clara bow, clean laundry, cooking, cursive, cute dorks, dallas, dictionaries, dinosaurs, doublewide, dryer sheets, enumerated lists, evolution, finding smart people, footnotes, freaks & geeks, freud, garden state, garlic, george orwell, ginger, grammar whores, hamburgers, historical fiction, history, hubris, indie rock boys, jason lee, johnny cash, kate winslet, lavender, learning french from subtitles, lee harvey's, les angles morts, les savy fav, linguistics, making t-shirts and tabletops, mark ruffalo, mcsweeneys, men with large vocabularies, mo rocca, moisturizers, my dog astrid, my name is earl, my own abbreviation system, my so-called life, nation of ulysses, neutral milk hotel, new pornographers, non sequiter, npr obsession, obscure countries, old college textbooks, old houses, overactive olfactory faculties, overanalyzing everything, owls, parentheses, patricia clarkson, pavement, peanut butter blossoms, peter krause, pheremones, philosophy, pi, placebo, portastatic, pretentious french/latin phrases, punctuation, quasi, ralph nader, recipes, records, reruns of roseanne, robots, roman numerals, roostericide, saddle creek, sarah vowell, sarcasm, scout niblett, sewing, sideburns, silver jews, six feet under, soap, songs: ohia, sonic youth, spelling, superchunk, sushi, t-shirts, the angelika, the fifties, the french kicks, the gossip, the halo benders, the magnetic fields, the middle ages, the national, the old monk, the simpsons, the station agent, the thermals, the twenties, the twilight singers, the unicorns, the walkmen, the weakerthans, tiny beer bellies, unt, vintage furniture, voice pheremones, what not to wear, wolf parade, writing semi-autobiographical novels, writing stupid songs, yeah yeah yeahs