Mushy Made Me Cry. Again.

Posted by Les Becker on August 26, 2007 in Zenishness... |

This time, he did this: Thanks, Mushy! I’m to award it as well, to two bloggers I think deserve the honour. I want one to go to OldGuy, of OldGuy’s Treehouse. He’s a great “tale-spinner”. The other goes to Suzi, of What It Shwas – because she’s nuts, and proud to be so, and that […]


It’s Here, It’s Here, It’s Here, It’s Here, It’s Here!

Posted by Les Becker on August 22, 2007 in Writing |

THIS, I mean. So, now I must go strain my ears once again for that elusive Audible Click, in order to validate the purchase. Screw school for tonight. I’m a writer, dammit. Random Song for the Day: “Sleep, Don’t Weep” – Damien Rice)


Retribution, At Last…

Posted by Les Becker on August 19, 2007 in Blog-Family, Little Bits of Stupid |

David McMahon wants to know: “What would you like to say to the girlfriend or boyfriend who first dumped you?” After much soul-searching and heart-delving back into the summer of 1976, I believe I would say: “You owe me half a strawberry soda.” Random Song for the Day: “Java” – Al Hirt


But Nowadays, You Get 3 Quarts for a Twenty…

Posted by Les Becker on August 15, 2007 in The Landlady |

Blueberries, that is. Yep. My fridge is now home to a 3-quart basket of blueberries that I bought for 20 bucks. That is not a complaint in any form, either, even after Ruby’s latest foray into yesteryear, shortly to follow. 3-quarts of blueberries that I didn’t have to pick, clean (well, rinse, maybe, but a […]


82 Years Ago This Summer…

Posted by Les Becker on August 13, 2007 in The Landlady |

In 1925, Ruby’s mother took her to the Bruce Mines Fair for the first time. As far as I know, there still is a Bruce Mines Fair, but I don’t imagine it’s near as interesting now as the way Ruby describes it. Maybe I should just let her tell it – she’s a much better […]


The Best Parts of My Day

Posted by Les Becker on August 8, 2007 in Real Life, Writing |

A $20 “used” swag lamp joined the family. Delivered. Pristine condition. Me. Impressed and happy. A great conversation took place. A rare thing. I discovered that one of my crap courses might be able to be “traded” for something I can actually use! Gasp! and… I’m “clicking”! I’m “clicking”! …and the “worsest” parts of my […]


I Want

Posted by Les Becker on August 6, 2007 in Little Bits of Stupid |

… the Order of Operations … the News at Eleven … Time-Management Made Easy … the Audible “Click” … Everything. Not-So-Random Song for the Day: “I Want It All” – Queen


The Audible “Click”

Posted by Les Becker on August 5, 2007 in Writer's Block, Writing |

I’m in a bit of an “Odd Spot”, so to speak. So many good things have happened to me lately under the “What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up” category. Now that it’s time to actually sit down and do the things I need to do to bring them to fruition, I […]

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Pins and Needles…

Posted by Les Becker on August 3, 2007 in Book Mentions, Writing |

It Shipped Today… By air. Think happy thoughts, please, so as to circumvent any plane crashes that may delay my agent hunt. ‘Tis the season. Not Plane Crash Season, I mean Agent Hunting Season. Random Song for the Day: “In the Summertime” – Mungo Jerry


“Gooder and Gooder”

Posted by Les Becker on August 2, 2007 in Real Life, Writing |

… as I overheard a small child say today. Laughed out loud, I did. And Ruby laughed out loud yesterday, when I told her this joke. She then proceeded to tell me an even “blue-er” one, but I can’t remember it well enough to share, sorry. Ruby has a great laugh, and I’m hearing it […]

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