Portentiousness Again

Wed Aug 13 2003 05:20PM -0600

Brief Snippets - Material Things

There is an 802.11b signal around the Water Tower (on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago) I know this because I bought the Kensington signal finder from Microcenter. The signal finder was mentioned briefly on Slashdot. Of course, I haven't tried to actually connect, so it remains to be seen if it's an open hot spot.

I bought a new backpack from Eddie Bauer to replace the Jansport one I've since college, because I tore up the zipper by trying to put my blades in them.

I spent the $20 gift certificate that Express mailed me.

I found that tarot card book that Amazon.com recommends (along with Bunning's book) by Rachel Pollack, decided to bite the bullet and buy that O'Reilly blogging book (there's something anachronistic about buying a book for computers, especially for something that can essentially culled from the Internet, but, hey, I guess deep down inside I'm an old fashioned guy who likes killing trees.) And I picked up this book called For Fuck's Sake which I probably would've written something like if I wasn't addicted to science fiction and fantasy and if I had learned certain hard truths earlier in life.


I don't know whether to be excited or scared, but I just have sense that something is in the offing. I don't know what it could possibly be. I just hope that it isn't something catastrophic.

There is this song by Fantastic Plastic Machine entitled "Philter" which I imagine would be an excellent soundtrack for that dream I had about my death. As I lie sprawled out on a two-lane mountain road before a statue of Junipero Serra with a bullet in my head, the black car that carries my assassins drives off. The camera zooms out, the screen fades to black, and the credits roll.

Maybe the thing is that I'm just in denial, and the shit just might hit the fan. Of course, I've got to stop being so damned pessimistic.

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