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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Hugh » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:58 pm

It might seem odd for a 53 year old man (me) to be reading the diary of a 17 year old girl. But the girl is Susan Sontag. It is astonishing how intelligent and ambitious she was a such a young age. You would never guess that it was being written by a 17 year old girl if you didn't know it beforehand. It's embarrassing as hell for me to read it. She realized her greatest ambitions because she knew what she wanted and she went after it claw and fang. Not just embarrassing, motivating, too. That 17 year old liberal school girl made me get over to my laptop and write like a motherfucker today. Today was the most productive day I've had in a long time. If that little girl could do it, then by god so can I.

This is yet another lesson on the importance of keeping diaries. Goddamb, if there's one thing I could give to the rest of the world, it's that. Keep a fucking diary. It almost forces you to get better.

Now it's time to pour the wine.

There's one thing I've gotten right in my 53 year long miserable life so far. And that's solitude. Thorogood's I Drink Alone is my anthem.

What's in your glass?

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by oettinger » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Hugh wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:58 pm


There's one thing I've gotten right in my 53 year long miserable life so far.

Two!
You found us, a tad late but still. That upgrades your life to just meaningless in my book
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by scream ale » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:26 pm

Hugh wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:58 pm
What's in your glass?
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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Bur » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:42 am

Had shit to do (and other people's shit to sort) pretty much overnight. Got like 2 hours of sleep before work. Gonna crack me some of the hard stuff in about 2 hours.

Also my guilty pleasure when it comes to reading is John Green.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Stendhal » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:30 am

A light one today. Six pack of cheap beer and a quarter fifth of Hendricks. Unplanned, but went with it, summer is the season of Dionysus.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by mistah willies » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Stendhal wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:30 am
A light one today. Six pack of cheap beer and a quarter fifth of Hendricks. Unplanned, but went with it, summer is the season of Dionysus.
Cheers to that. Expensive gin and cheap brewskie.

Well met, Stendhal. Why not pop in and introduce yourself here?

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Stendhal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:52 am

Gin and club soda is summer in a glass!

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Stendhal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:03 am

I did, just a second ago. Just got home from the bar, was drinking a combo of scotch and soda, and gin and club soda. Utterly smashed, but doing my part, drinking a six pack I had prepared so for when I got home. Hard liquor and club soda are keto friendly, thank God.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Hugh » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:15 pm

Bur wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:42 am
Had shit to do (and other people's shit to sort) pretty much overnight. Got like 2 hours of sleep before work. Gonna crack me some of the hard stuff in about 2 hours.

Also my guilty pleasure when it comes to reading is John Green.
He posted a YouTube video where he gives a lesson on Emily Dickinson. I'm too drunk to find it right now, but if you can find it, it is John Green at his teaching best.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Hugh » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:21 pm

Saturday is supposed to be my poetry submission day, but the places I found today were all SHIT. I can't believe people read these things, but obviously they do. Anyway, I already have three submissions out that I'm waiting for answers on, so I can be excused from submitting today.

It's after 8 PM and I'm already drunk. The apartment is nice and clean, the neighbors are quiet, the blank pages have been filled. The only thing I have to do now is enjoy inebriation.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Hugh » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:23 pm

I scarcely have any memory of last night's Skype chat, but I think oettinger asked me if my tits were fake.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Patchez » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:24 pm

Hugh wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:23 pm
I scarcely have any memory of last night's Skype chat, but I think oettinger asked me if my tits were fake.
All I saw was your hand when I was on. But I was at work so couldn't devote my full attention to it.

The hand was real though.
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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by mistah willies » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:17 am

Patchez wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Hugh wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:23 pm
I scarcely have any memory of last night's Skype chat, but I think oettinger asked me if my tits were fake.
All I saw was your hand when I was on. But I was at work so couldn't devote my full attention to it.

The hand was real though.
Nothing like good hand.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by mistah willies » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:22 am

Hugh wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Saturday is supposed to be my poetry submission day, but the places I found today were all SHIT. I can't believe people read these things, but obviously they do. Anyway, I already have three submissions out that I'm waiting for answers on, so I can be excused from submitting today.

It's after 8 PM and I'm already drunk. The apartment is nice and clean, the neighbors are quiet, the blank pages have been filled. The only thing I have to do now is enjoy inebriation.
Ah yes, the feeling of accomplishment, coupled with a sense that all is well, and well is all for all.
However fleeting, those moments do occur, and it's good to mark them when they do.

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Re: Another Solo Mission

Post by Hugh » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:54 pm

Holy fuck, I don't know what to do. Today is the big Gay Pride festival in my city (in my neighborhood) and the noise is unbearable. The neighbors across the street have a professional style outdoor music player, and it's rattling my walls. As if my walls weren't being rattled enough by the bar and the nightclub at the end of the block already. If I get drunk now, while I'm in a foul mood, there's no telling what I might do if I decide I've had enough of all this goddamb THUMPA THUMPA.

At 10:30 this morning the Air National Guard did a fighter jet flyover over the parade to honor the transgender troops in the military. I thought that was cool. They've never had a military flyover over the Pride parade before.

I've been going to these Gay Pride parades/festivals probably since about the late 1990's. It's always been a big celebration, but now it is FUCKING HUGE. I walked by one of my old regular watering holes from back in the day, kind of an upscale dive bar (Number 1 Fifth), last night and there was a line to get in a half-block long. I've never seen a line that long to get in there.

So now I'm sitting here in this sweltering apartment wanting to drink, but knowing I better wait. I have a week off and I need to stock up on booze. I already got two boxes of wine, I'd like to get some beer, too.

This fucking thing will be going on tomorrow, too. I keep seeing strangers walk through the courtyard and I don't know if they're random or if they are guests of the residents here who are having a party. I don't want to be that grumpy old man, standing in his doorway, and demanding to know who they are.

It's gonna be a LONG fucking night. Maybe if you guys are on Skype later I'll join in.

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