so… does anyone else have cicadas?… my guess is that if you don’t have them, you don’t really know what they are… so this entry is dedicated to you…

there really aren’t any cicadas where my house is… and they’ve just started to infiltrate my work building… the parking lot and such… but yesterday, when i went to go look at live pictures of littler boy, i also got to see first hand the cicada hordes… as i drove over to the doctor’s office several of the drunken bugs careened off of my windshield and the sides of my car… then as i pulled into the parking lot, i noticed that it was moving… as was the building… the cicadas were practically tripping over each other… they were everywhere… flying into things… walking around the pavement… dead and rotting in their carcasses… stinking in the street… crinkling beneath my feet… and there’s the ever present sound of a ray gun from a bad Star Trek knock off… (i know it’s pretty funny that there are bad Star Trek knockoffs since they’re bad enough on their own)… anyway… if you’ve never seen cicadas…. they’re pretty nasty looking… they’ve got these wings that extend a little beyond their plump, iridescent bodies… and yesterday i swear i saw a two-headed one… unless they were… well… i’d rather not go there…

so… i feel like i’ve moved to Canada… the mail nazis have managed to hijack all my media parcels for the past two weeks or so… and they’ve decided that they don’t have to come by my house every day… just whenever they feel like it, i guess… i’m getting pretty darn ticked about it…

ok… here’s the one i skipped the other day…

The Ghost in the Machine (Part Eight)

alarm clocks are one of the few devices to have ascended from the very bowels of hades… there aren’t many people i know that wouldn’t agree that they are inherently evil… so anyway… i’ve had my alarm clock for several years and i’ve had minor struggles with it… but it all came to a head the other day when it went off twelve minutes BEFORE it was set to… well, i didn’t notice that right away as i groggily reached over and hit the snooze button… but, then when it went again in 3 minutes instead of the standard snooze length of nine minutes… i realized something was up… as it turns out, my alarm clock had given itself over to the darkside… even with the switch in the “off” position… and with the volume turned entirely down… i could not silence the speakers… the radio noises and static and i think some sort of evil incantations kept coming strong… and it continued throughout the day until i returned home and eventually slaughtered that devil…

so that’s that… now let me go answer the call of the anti-productivity meeting…

peace… love… bdg…