Thursday, 19 January 2017

something wonderful

let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

several wonderful things happened last night. the wonderful things would have been much more wonderful if they had happened spontaneously, but waiting for something spontaneous to happen is a young man's game.

the evening began with a truly wonderful bowl of bean soup that  had spent the day simmering and absorbing all the magical energy that had been waiting months for something worthy to dive into. a good hearty pot of bean soup can produce commercial grade methane gas. i'll be producing methane for the next few days.

after the dishes had been washed and the rip walked, it was reward time. years ago, things would have began with a glass of whiskey but the world turns and things change. last night things got started with the sparking of a bud and the eating of a raspberry cookie coated in white belgian chocolate. it was a good large cookie that i won't soon forget.

then it was time to put on little music, the be good tanyas, and finish the book i had been saving for this wonderful occasion, cannery row. i had about 15 pages left to read and they didn't disappoint. cannery row is definitely in my top 10 list of novels. it makes me happy, and happy is good.

then it was time for the second course, the final episode of the second season of fargo. the final episode was good, but i think the penultimate episode was better. watching season 2 of fargo was time very well spent.

and finally it was time to get grounded and set my mind straight. twenty four minutes of pure bliss; deadwood! al swearengen always puts my mind straight.

so i ate, i drank a little bean soup and i got merry.  now it's time to hop in the mighty hyundai and go see the doctor and that son of a gun is in for a surprise. rather than take the tests and medications he prescribed, i bought a real lucky coin and so far, i haven't lost the son of a bitch.

billy loves you sons of bitches

16 comments:

  1. It sounds like a sublime evening! I too believe in the magic of a wonderful bean soup, simmered all day. I have not seen the Fargo tv series, but now it's on my list. I like your taste in entertainment of all sort (that I know about). I trust your opinion. Yes, Cannery Row was a great read. I've had the pleasure of visiting the actual street in Monterey. However, I dare say it it nothing like it was in the early 40s. Still, a marvel. Steinbeck, Saroyan and Faulkner are personal favorites. A good book is worth its weight in gold.
    As to the lucky coin and doctors, etc. You do whatever you think is right for you. It really is your life and choice to make. I'll hope for the happiest outcome for you.

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    1. just thinking of mac, chong lee and the frogs brings me immense happiness.

      i basically told the doctor to piss off today and she threatened to take away my driver's license. so it goes.

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  2. Well if your mind feels that good your body will likely follow. You can tell the doctor you've got a placebo that works better than his prescriptions.

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    1. maybe i'll soak that son of bitch of a brain in alcohol and see how cocky it is in morning.

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  3. I'm still wanting split pea soup.
    Coffee is on

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  4. Sounds like an awesome night, Mr. Rosewater. Glad to hear it and hope the visit to the doc went well.

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    1. i wish doc cochrane was still around.

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  5. You cant beat pea and ham soup with a twist of cream

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    1. thank you for your continuing support.

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  7. This has to be at least your 5th time through "Deadwood," right? I have a friend who says the second season of "Fargo" is about the best thing ever on TV. I still haven't watched yet. Did you watch "Goliath" on Amazon Prime? I think Billy Bob is the best actor of all time. Not exaggerating.

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    1. i think it's about my 10th time through deadwood and it still hasn't lost its magic.

      fargo season 2 truly was excellent. it even had a little pulp fiction feel to it.

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