Drawing of a Culture ship from Ian M. Banks’ Culture series
Just realized that my ex boyfriend from like three years ago is probably finally graduating from his PhD program this spring. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get a job somewhere far away!
So I was at the liquor store buying bourbon on my lunch break when the young woman checking me out asked in her most bubbly customer service voice how my day was going*. “It’s going OK,” I said. To which she replied, “Aw, I am sorry to hear that. It’s so sunny out. I hope your day gets better!” I responded, “Nah, I think it’s just going to be an OK day.” And she kept on… “I hope this is becomes the best, most happiest day you’ve ever had!” Seriously, an OK day is just fine. It’s a Tuesday, in April, the sun is shining, and I just got out of a work meeting that was mostly unproductive, but not horrible. OK is just fine. We can all live with that.
* in general, I think liquor store clerks, as a general rule, should avoid asking how their clients are doing or make comments on how their day is going.
George Dwyer (Francis Bacon’s lover) by John Deakin
John Deakin (8 May 1912 – 25 May 1972) was an English photographer, best known for his work centered around members of Francis Bacon’s Soho inner circle - see The Colony Room. Deakin had wanted to be a painter, and doubting the validity and status of photography as an art form, he did not hold his photographic work in high esteem; many of his photographs have been lost, destroyed or damaged. Bacon based a number of famous paintings on photographs he commissioned by Deakin, including Henrietta Moraes on a Bed.
A chronic alcoholic, Deakin died in obscurity and poverty, but since the 1980s his reputation has grown through monographs, exhibitions and catalogues.
Paintings by Philip Govedare
A clandestine night and morning in Superior, Wisconsin.
Episode 12309, April 3, 2014 (Thursday)
What a GREAT episode! Believe it or not, nobody burst in and ruined Will and Sonny’s wedding. I think that Peggy McCay should be on the shortlist for a daytime Emmy after her performance as Caroline Brady - what a touching wedding speech! I really love it when classic characters get prominent screen time. Also, it’s great when the ‘old-timers’ on the show can be seen so wholeheartedly accepting Will and Sonny’s marriage. In fact, I feel like Days goes out of its way to alienate and shame their viewers who don’t accept it, as the ‘old-timers’ are the ones constantly seen defending Will and Sonny from whatever bigot breezes through Salem on any given day. I guess Doctor Who isn’t the only show with a gay agenda. ;-)
I have been watching Days of Our Lives for over forty years but not anymore. To see them bow to the homosexual agenda and their sick “lifestyle” is just too much. I am also writing Fancy Feast, Snuggle, and Dr. Scholls to inform them that I will no longer purchase their products as long as they continue to support the hell-bound.