Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Shopping For Birthday Presents (several posts from MySpace)

Current mood: pensive

Category: Life


What do you give a man who has everything?




What do you give a man who once had everything, but threw it all away?


Nothing. He's not going to appreciate anything you give him.

If you want to acknowledge his birthday, send him a sympathy card.


Some Self-Destructive Old Men Cock Block Themselves

Current mood: exasperated

Category: Romance and Relationships


I have Jo Stafford's

Manhattan Serenade - the

original 78.

You could have listened

to it and gotten laid but

now it is too late.

*That's an inside joke --- but not as inside as I'd like it to be.

(From Deeplip's novella -in-verse, Unreqwerty'd Love.)

Playing To An Empty House

Current mood: anticipatory

Category: Writing and Poetry


The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

Monday, March 6, 6-7 p.m.

Princeton Public Library

Join us for the grand opening of Princeton Reads as we introduce The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother to the Princeton community.

The event will feature a paired reading of selections from the book by Library Director Leslie Burger and Leighton Newlin, Chairman of the Borough Housing Authority, followed by a reception.

Everyone who attends the event will have an opportunity to have themselves photographed reading The Color of Water. The photographs will be used in Princeton Reads posters and publicity.


Attendance is spotty at these events. The picture-taking gimmick is tacky and won't entice many people in famously low-key Princeton, where residents take pride in ignoring their local celebrities.
Maybe if the authors were willing to read naked, more people would come out.

(Deeplip, who will be reading her poetry fully clothed - but only because she precedes Paul Muldoon, and she doesn't want to upstage him.)