Friday, July 25, 2014

Chaos at Feast

I’ve given a name to the past month of my life.

I call it Chaos at Feast.

I’ll admit that as names go, this was not my first choice. It has a kind of pretentious teenage boy quality to it, don’t you think? I considered Lucifer Sam for a while. Jennifer Gentle. The Judge. The Kid. Tyrone Slothrop. A Spoonful Weighs a Ton. Ann Botkin. Black Paul. Even plain old July.

But I ended up going with Chaos at Feast because, well, I guess the month I just lived through feels like a Chaos at Feast and anyway, it’s started responding to the name, so now of course I am stuck with it.

I call the past month of my life Chaos at Feast, and I have put off telling you about it, but now I have to. To be honest, I do not feel entirely comfortable talking about it yet and I do not want to bum you out, but now I have to.

We’re going to do this together, but only a little tiny bit at a time. I am hoping that by doing it this way – by cutting it into bite-sized pieces, you might say – it will make it easier to digest.

Or this approach might just turn the whole thing into an exercise in Chinese water torture. I do not know. We’ll be finding out together. And isn’t that exciting… kind of?

Okay. That’s enough for now.

I will see you again soon. 

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    1. Hi, benni!

      I've been trying. I write a lot more these days, but post less.

      The next few weeks should be interesting...

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  2. Were you abducted by aliens?

    BTW - like your top - will use the photos in another blog

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    1. I sort of look like an alien in these pics, don't I?

      And, as always, I'll say I neither understand copyright law nor agree with what I do understand, so use anything here as you see fit!

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    2. kO0L - BTW the concept for the week, "The Wall". Banksy and Grace Slick stuff.

      If you want to play... will be posting your Friday morning

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  3. But...but the Feast movies were all about chaos. So you got chased by monsters?

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    1. More like eaten by them...

      It's a phrase I've been sitting on for a while. It would mean "chaos feasting."

      I'd use it for a book title, but it sounds so damn SERIOUS.

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  4. Oh no. I hope it's just what I thought when I read the title, that there was some mishap during a food fight, and not and endless stream of destruction perpetrated upon your general well-being.

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    1. Really, though, most of the biggest disasters of my life have occurred while I've been eating. So your two scenarios are pretty much one and the same.

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  5. A tale of woe, I'm on the edge of my seat. Although, I'm certain that the heroine prevails. Or at the very least shuffles into the next month, which if, I'm hoping is better, gets an equally interesting name?

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    1. If I don't at least survive until the end of the story, it's going to get confusing.

      I mean, if I were to die, then the story might have to be finished abruptly by a 12-year old.

      A 12-year old that I probably wouldn't want to see how I'm dressed in these pictures, now that I think about it....

      I guess I'd better live!

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  6. I'm cool with Chinese water torture. If more pics accompany the ensuing drip drip drips it will make the saga all the more interesting. Especially if this is done like strip poker, one losing hand at a time. You go first.

    Seriously, it's been a weird month here, too. Don't want to horn in on your parade, but want you to know chaos has a very large appetite, and it encompasses many time zones and area codes. Ever feel like the wolf is at the door? That something is closing in for the kill?

    Don't know why, but that's my general atmosphere right now. Could be the result of way too many margaritas last night... But I'm pretty sure it's that chaos thing on its way.

    I'll stay tuned.

    But only if there are more pics...

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    1. A wolf at the door is probably as good of an analogy as anything, yes. i was trying to think of something like that before I sat down to write yesterday, and I was coming up with... dragon... 4 horsemen... etc.

      I don't even feel like it's coming after ME to to kill me. It feels like it's coming after everything in my life. Like I'm going to be the only thing left on the stage at the end.

      It's probably wolves who are jealous of my sexiness...

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    2. Green wolves... the worst kind!

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    3. Yeah, but the blue ones are tasty...

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  7. Katy. Seems like Life is in a quite strange cycle these days. Consumption seems to be the Word-of-the-Month.

    Fuck Walmart!

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    1. No matter how bad things get, we still have Wal-Mart...

      I read a novel a while back about a post-apocalyptic world where the only institutions that had any money and strength at the time society fell apart were big corporations. So the corporations ended up each starting their own cities - little walled oases in the chaos.

      The main character started off living in a McDonalds city, where McDonalds was the only company in town and everybody worked for a prayed to them.

      My point is, I have this horrible feeling that if that happened, you'd end up in Wal-Mart's town.

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    2. Katy, Mooner would end up in a very sudsy mansion in Ivory Soap's city, and you'd notice most of the businesses in town dealt with carpal tunnel issues.

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    3. Argh, carpal tunnel.

      One of these days, my carpal tunnel suit against Rosario Dawson is going to go to trial, and then I'll be able to to upgrade this site significantly.

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  8. I don't know whether I should be excited for this next installment, or whether I should just jump the shark now and start offering my condolences. As a natural fence-sitter, I'll settle somewhere in the middle:

    I'm really sorry to hear about your next exciting update!

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    1. This is really just a way to promote my new line of condolence cards: "I'm sorry that life gave you blog material."

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  9. Ugh, Chinese water torture is SO 15th century. Give me feeding tubes or give me nothing at all.

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    1. I woke up in the middle of the night after I posted this, worried that the term "Chinese water torture" was racist.

      Frankly, I'm still not sure.

      I guess if it is, what is anybody going to do about it? Put bamboo under my fingernails?

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  10. Okay, I'll buy a ticket and take the ride. Let's do this!

    Jay

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    1. If I had TWO people to write and post this shit on this site like SOME people, I'd be done with the damn story by now.

      Three kids and three jobs get in the way of things, though.

      The Man doesn't want me to blog.

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  11. I've been really bummed out for about a year now so I think I could take it all at once. Whatever it is. Unless it's about Dana.

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    1. I write pretty slowly even under the best of circumstances, and I'm writing even more slowly on this material.

      Usually I write slowly because I hate editing, so I sort of edit as I go.

      This time, I'm just putting off the writing, I think...

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  12. Hmm, interesting that I've had the same chaotic month here as well. Mine would be "The Devil's Retreat" -- and I swear, nothing but crappy things have happened this month. I look forward to hearing about what's brewing in your world.

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    1. Hi, Deb. The weird thing is that a.l of the bad stuff is coming EARLY this year. August is normally the month when the wheels start falling off.

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  13. Oof, I'm not sure which emotions are fitting of these circumstances. One on hand, I'm eager for the next installments, and on the other, I feel like they're going to leave me grief-stricken.

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    1. Yay! Chiz stopped by!

      I'm going to try and win some sort of Feel-Bad Blogger of the Decade Award. I'm pretty sure that exists.

      Chuck Palahniuk once said something like, "The best tragedy becomes comedy. If you're still crying at something, it means it's not dark enough yet."

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  14. Wow, Kates in a bra, huh? You are right, things are getting chaotic around here.

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    1. Anything could happen.

      Except nudity. Nudity probably can't happen.

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  15. I was descending down a dark stairwell yesterday and I thought, "You could be depressed, or you could be on the verge of seeing this from a whole new perspective." I still don't understand what I meant.

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    1. That's a good quote.

      I have heard amazing things can happen when you work through the fact that your old maps of the world no longer show the way the world really is.

      But I'm also not entirely convinced consciousness isn't a curse.

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  16. Question: does it bother you that straight men are kind of turned on, looking at your cute self-portraits in lacey bra? I've been reading your stuff off and on for awhile. Please don't misunderstand my question; it is posed out of curiosity, not out of an attempt to make inroads. (I've a login, but most assuredly shall not be using it here.) I suspect that it doesn't "bother" you, though that's not your goal. The perception is that a "dyke" (your word, not mine) would be adamantly against being objectified by a straight man. But we're sexual beings. You're not unattractive. (Actually, you're cute as a bug's ear.)
    Turning the question around on my ownself: It doesn't really bother me if a gay man finds me attractive. I don't have any inclination at all to swing that way, but if he finds pleasure in my appearance, then good for him.

    --Some Random Guy.

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    1. Hi, Some Random Guy. You know, now I'm going to be wondering which one of my regular readers you are...

      It doesn't really bother me at all. I am suitably flattered when a guys pays me a compliment or even something slightly less appropriate. I'm tough to offend and other women can be really selfish when it comes to paying me an occasional compliment!

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