Sunday 24 October 2010
Sleep: Sound. Up 04 to piss.
Dream: I was to fly to Long Island, but had lost the ticket for the second leg of the trip, and had forgotten where it was bound.
House: Amphony overwhelmed with noise, even in the morning & with the rechargers empty.
Project Vote Smart.
The People, the Press, & Politics (1988), to see if I could figure out who the lowlifes are who are swayed by TV ads. (Who *was* elected president in1988? Clinton? Ah, no, Bush I.)
Monday 25 October 2010
Sleep: Awake several times, and up to piss, but slept again.
Trips (purchases): Fellsmere. 4 swans: 2 gray, 2 larger & white. (Wikipedia does not countenance gray North American swans.) Cormorant on flotsam. Plenty of geese & ducks.
Outpatient clinic survey from BIDMC. Ignored.
Nonbill from HPHC.
Check from spi.
Internet: *** will be coming for my birthday. I thought I might have scared him away.
This journal on ***.
Listening: Cyberlite. Berrymans.
Ecto: Tired in the afternoon; lay awake half an hour after my nap.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Sleep: Awake early.
Toilet: Shower. Sheets.
Trips (purchases): Laundromat.
Waltham: Skellig for pub sing. (Dinner, 4 beers.) This time I was there first. Eventually about 20, all beautiful. There were more solo performances of new songs than usual. I couldn't understand the women's singing, even *** singing Tam Lin, which I had heard before. I led 3 songs. Questioned the bill at the end, I think erroneously; at any rate, I paid it. Took the train home again.
Reading: CSM. NYRev.
Listening: Berrymans. Betjeman.
Dinner: Fish & mashed potatoes, beer.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Sleep: Fairly sound. Up several times to piss.
Trips (purchases): ATM (deposit). Foodmaster (groceries, mostly for *** tomorrow).
Mail: Medicare handbook.
Compassion & Choices renewal notice; renewal sent.
Reading: NYRev. In the article about school failure, not a word about the baleful effect of peer pressure among pupils!
Listening: Betjeman. Gordon Bok.
Dinner: Chili, beer, cake.
Project: Cheesecake. The coating was peeling from the springform, and the oven temperature was hard to regulate.
Emotions: Many shame attacks.
Thursday 28 October 2010
House: Policed front. Swept carpet. Dusted.
Trips (purchases): Foodmaster (odds & ends forgotten yesterday).
Calls: From ***; nice chat. He went to Putney & Shaftsbury recently.
From ***: He's sick. Postponed dinner till tomorrow; then, on my calling back, till Saturday.
Mail: Chase MasterCard bill: reconciled, payment ordered.
Listening: Bok. Van Ronk singing Brecht.
Dinner: Hors-d'oeuvres (already made up), cheesecake (successful).
Dementia: Once again (08oc10), set the mug to the side instead of in the coffeemaker. Remarkably, only a little of the coffee reaches the floor.
Good things happened to me: Candied fruit peels reappeared.
Friday 29 October 2010
Orgasms: m o 25.
Trips (purchases): Central Sq.: ***'s for dinner. Took half the cheesecake. 3 men & 3 women besides me (I think). I did not remember any
of them. We sat around the table & talked. It was pleasant. I got to talk some.
Mail: Folk Letter.
Listening: Folk & Baroque. ***.
Dinner: Salad, hors-d'oeuvres, pizza, juice, cheesecake.
Anxieties: Carrying the cheesecake on the T.
Saturday 30 October 2010 (so far)
Sleep: Poor. Awake with esophageal drip, probably due to overeating at the party. Up once to piss & shit. Managed to sleep in.
Bkfst: Half muffin & crust toast.
Trips (purchases): Stop & Shop (flu shot; rum). No line!
Guests: ***. [...]
Listening: ***. He woofed me. %^)
Dinner: Pork loin roast, kasha, peas, wine (*** had rootbeer), cheesecake, by me (***). Everything came out well.
Endo: See Sleep.