Saturday, October 01, 2011

Knockaround Boys


One Man's Saturday:

  1. Dog medicated and walked and petted.
  2. Weekend breakfast made and consumed.
  3. Load of whites soaking in hot water.
  4. Pot of strong coffee drunk.
  5. Vacuum standing by in living room.
  6. All rugs out on the back deck. 
  7. Drapes opened. Ditto windows. Ditto back door. Ditto front door.
  8. O'Keefe & Merritt pulled out from wall, standing by for field stripping, cleaning, and repair of the grillevator.
  9. Tub prepped, towels standing by for washing of the dog.
  10. Scott's housecleaning playlist ramped up on iTunes.
  11. Scott likes to rock the party.
  12. Water softener switched off, hose out ready to water the way back and central beds.
  13. Fucking awesome artwork committed. 
  14. Ketel One standing by in the freezer.
  15. Shrimps thawing for dinner, awaiting the wok.
  16. Yoga mat and bolster cleaned, ready for action. Or inaction. What do you call lying down and breathing very deeply and slowly for half an hour? Either way, it's heaven. 
  17. BBC's Story of The Universe queued up on Netflix.
  18. Time's Arrow and Archemedies Point by Huw Price standing by on the nightstand. 


"Ready, steady, Go!"


PS is them boyos tough or what?





Blogger Radish King said...

That is an awesome list but it made me tired. I felt lucky to wash my hair and find proper lady clothes to wear to my lesson!!!!

I think you're talking about Savasana with extended pranayama. Ha! One thing you don't know about me is that when I was young I used to teach Yoga to old ladies. I learned Yoga on my own when I was a little kid and found a book by Yehudi Menuhin and Gloria Swanson.

I also think Savasana is way more prettier than The Corpse Pose.


ps. I think Frank Herbert stole pranayama for his prana-bindu breathing in Dune. I'm on book five for the billionth time and now everything I'm seeing is sand fed.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Radish King said...

ps. The Knockaround Boys look like my eleven uncles.

Your art belongs somewhere big somewhere to be seen you know.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You're really rocking the blog world these days.

9:54 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Yes, savasana with pranayama. And you're right about Herbert's Dune. That book lives within me. Alongside The Dude.

I always wanted to be as cool as Paul.


PS- My art is on the fracking intertubes man, it don't get no bigger than that!

Everyone who wants to can come and see!

Maybe someday the goddamn LACMA will throw a big one man show for me. Right after the New Yorker sends an editor over to my house to ask me to please, please, please give them a piece of short fiction or a poem for their next issue.




10:17 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


I'm going to kick the whole internet's ASS!



10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Elizabeth said!! Whew! You are something else, Scott! I shiver when I read you....


12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. It's just my opinion, but the Woman needs to come home NOW and Lu is definitely in a WTF state!

(And, the ART!! WHOA!)

Love you guys....!


12:27 PM  
Blogger Ms. Moon said...

Have you ever tried Tito's vodka?
There's a saying in the south that certain jobs would take "two men and a boy."
I think those guys up there could get the job done.

12:28 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Yeah, it's time for a certain woman to get OFF the verge and get ON her way home. To dog and man alike.



12:34 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Ms. Moon-

Those boyos I'm certain got a lot of jobs done.

And, no, I have not tried Tito's. I've seen it around, though....guess I'll have to give it a shot.


A shot.

I crack myself up.



12:36 PM  
Blogger 37paddington said...

I feel like those boys. Beaten up and still upright. They are my inspiration. I freakin love them!

And you, my friend. You, too.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wait for this kind of rampage you do. the kind that lasts for a few days (weeks, if i'm lucky) during which art and words come flying out like, i don't know, bullets.

you really have one kick-ass brain.


12:58 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


If I can give you a little inspiration, well, I've done a good thing, haven't I?

You are a magical, wonderful person, Angella.

We can every one of us feel it.

I am so glad to have your friendship. I hope to never lose it.



1:21 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Dottie bones-

Well shit howdy.

I'm so damn glad these intertubes brought us together, I really am.

I'll bet that all those normal people you work with secretly want to be loved by you, approved of by you, and they don't know why except it seems more important to them than they think it should.

Because you are one of the good ones, goddamn it.

From one to another-



1:24 PM  
Blogger deirdre said...

Oh yes to all of that, your fan club speaks TRUE, and I do love that piece of art, but you know what i love the most, is your fucking attitude.

Give her. You got the goods to back it allllll up.

happy saturday.

love, d

2:42 PM  
Blogger Petit fleur said...

The boys IS pretty tough lookin.

Kettle One ROCKS. I'm not sure what all the grey goose fuss is about, but I do love me some kettle one. yum.

Sounds like a full and complete day. It's good to have goals...

8:28 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


My fan club kicks ASS!


Happy Sunday, and WTF? London already???



10:04 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Today's goal includes NO CLEANING of any kind and does include lying around in the dappled sunlight on the back deck, with a tiny bit of Ketel One and good book and the sounds of birds in the breezy air.

I suggest everyone try to duplicate this as closely as possible today.



10:06 AM  

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