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Blame it on Howard

Two things tonight, and you can blame both of them on Howard. First:

oasis of hope

entices, glimmers, fades. the

desert of the Real


Second, a Friday (Mostly) Random Ten courtesy of the new Zen Vision mp3 player:

Matsui – Kitaro

Wish you were here – Pink Floyd

Banditos – Refreshments

Remoteable – Monolake

Two Trains – Little Feat

Barrel of a Gun – Depeche Mode

Wayfaring Stranger – Bill Monroe

After the Rain – Blue Rodeo

Driving Song – Widespread Panic

One-Eyed Jack – The Radiators


Bands I’ve seen: Panic

Most appropriate for the day: After the Rain




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  1. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | June 30, 2007 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    If by “blame Howard” you are suggesting he is responsible for your writing an inspirational little haiku, I think it would be more appropriate for me to thank him. Your brief ode to a mirage, coupled with your previous Bob Vila post, prompted me to dig around for a letter I received, some eight and a half years ago, from the County Board of Commissioners. It’s purpose was two-fold:
    1. To notify me of my salary being adjusted from $14.52 an hour, to a whopping $43.58 an hour.
    2. To thank me for my contribution in providing quality public service to the citizens of the County.
    I remember thinking at the time that a $29.06 raise in my hourly pay rate more than sufficed as a, “thank you”.
    That letter (written on official letterheaded bonded paper) was signed by all five County Commissioners. It was dated 01/01/99. While my math skills are not that great, I am pretty sure the above mentioned salary adjustments have yet to be reflected in my take-home pay.
    I suppose I could call see what the delay is in my receiving it but, I don’t want to snuff the dream I have of some day receiving a lump sum, back-pay reimbursement check.
    Meanwhile, in the, “desert of the Real”, I’m still waiting to make some long over due home improvements…
    Peace. -K.

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