September 25th, 2006


catalogue cards, short stories of the 90s, fishloft

I just used this catalogue card generator to make a card I can't reproduce here. It was about spinning the wheel of side effects. This morning I have one, four and possibly a touch of two. Thankfully no sign of five, which was really bad on friday.

As a follow-up to the fish-tank toilet I linked to whenever-it-was, here's a german company selling fish elevators. FishLoft ist eine frei stehende Wassersäule für Ihren Teich. Not a new idea, I'm fairly sure it's in the Half-Bakery or somewhere of similar value, but I like the enthusiasm and the perky logo. At the bookshop this weekend, I turned up a short story collection called Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags. The first story featured a man who turned his kitchen into a koi pond, complete with ornamental bridge. If only I were fictional! I too could effect rearrangement of my living space inbetween pages. And I'd never have to clean. Unless I ended up in a book about cleaning.

Last night I dreamed I was watching Thom Yorke's new side project band at the Zodiac. Everyone was vaguely familar from other bands, but I couldn't place them. They kept on fluffing the songs and bursting into giggles, which was quite something. Thom Yorke in giggles.

Latest pear suggestion: cook with cherries and ginger with sugar and half a cup of water. You'll need to leave the lid off at the end to reduce the syrup.

Right, I'd best drag myself to work then.

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2020 lack of vision

white double decker bus

As I was walking down Rhymers Lane and thinking about how the sky was so flat and white the scene looked unfinished, as if it was waiting for the sky to be dropped in, a white double decker bus drove past. Completely white, without logo, company name or any sort of decoration or livery. As I squinted after it, trying to see if it had numberplates, I saw that it was almost empty; just one person was visible in the middle of the back seat on the top, a nondescript black sillouette that looked like a marker for people to be filled in later.
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