August 29, 2004

Love Poem

Oh Thou....
Thou art like unto a dampened poodle, whose humid curls amass themselves with extra zest and sproing.
Sing now Beautiful Poodle!
sing of boxes
sing of all my goods and services
sitting in laundry baskets, in piles, in disarray
sitting in the hallway, the garage, the basement.

My cabinets, pristine, await judicious filling.

And yet you, my good good dog, have left me
a maiden most forlorn
and gone to your stupid job and I am very tired of unpacking.
SO TIRED in fact, that I can not make it a metaphor.

I am just really yes indeed exactly that damn tired of unpacking.


PS But I do love this house. And you.

DIGRESSION THE FIRST: Supposedly show dogs can not be neutered, but I have this vague memory ofd reading somewhere that there was a relatively huge (in the show dog world) scandal where someone had their poodle neutered and had FAKE TESTICLES put in. From this I have gleaned two things.
1) There are people in the world with WAY too much free time.
2) Prosthetic Dog Balls would be a good band name, if it was the right sort of junk-punk hybrid garage band. Because there is a way for that not to be dirty if you aren't thinking about the poodle scandal thing. SEE?

DIGRESSION THE SECOND: I think this entry is a pretty good indicator of JUST HOW TIRED I AM. Three days of moving all my goods and services over, plus then today I spent all the day waxing and waning and sprucing and scrubbing my old house for the closing on Tuesday, the great passing of the keys. I was patting it down with bleach and ammonia but not together because of toxic fumes etc etc. If my friend Julie hadn't helped me with the PRE-spruce waxing yesterday I might very well be dead right now.

Posted by joshilyn at August 29, 2004 2:26 PM


Posted by: Heather at August 29, 2004 6:48 PM

Damn you and that game for making me waste my life in front of it!!!

Posted by: Joe at August 29, 2004 7:05 PM

Prosthetic Dog Balls would indeed be a great band name. As would The Big Poodle Scandal.

Posted by: Mir at August 30, 2004 11:01 AM


It's an ex-infocom geek's DREAM game. You can also find all the old INFOCOM originals HERE:

Posted by: joshilyn at August 30, 2004 1:14 PM