angelo took this over the summer for his photography class in this cute little park just before the sun disappeared and no i am not all that skinny i am totally suckin' it in 'cos i was drinking water a lot and eating an orange and one of angelo's classmates was taking my picture too and making all these pervy comments to hisself and it was fucking hilarious and uncomfortable and flattering all at the same time.
it's no wonder i was so bored in highschool what with all those windows in my classrooms and me just having to look at them, out them - i guess i am the forever daydreamer, nitedreamer.
i don't even have an attention span for my attention span.
i've been trying to read this kurt vonnegut book since august and now it's december it's so damn sketchy i may as well be reading my own blog. fuck.
i can't stop looking out the window at the street.
being in this coffeespot and watching this nervous old guy wait to come alive for this older woman to join him makes me feel both nervous for him and excited for her because it is friday nite near christmastime and anything is possible for them.
i remember when i lived in maine there was this teacher-type guy having a sandwich/coffee with a hot young student girl in this fancy deli and he was being all important talking/guiding this girl through life or whatever who was a poor student i guess and he was talking all loud and jeff and i were making comments to each other about the stephen king look a like and then when jeff went to the bathroom the teacher went a minute afterward and totally went mental on the door, slamming and banging on it - unable to put two-and-two together that someone might possibly be in there already and that's why the door is locked.
talk about a complete personality-change.
Saturday, December 04, 2004
everyone please bring their fat old cousins to clinton's so i can dance with them and listen/see the HOUSEPLANTS tonite. Clinton's is on bloor, on the south side, east of the christie pitts park, for those of you who are dumb and also for all you scenesters who are like yah thanks duh we know where that place is already you fucking moron. anyway. THE HOUSEPLANTS are that jazzy bluesy crap that everyone is all into right now and all of it sounds the same but the difference is with this band, they are actually accomplished and good, i suppose.
i would put the flyer up but i think writing about it is more intimate like we are holding hands and discussing Thelma and Louise.
oh and if i don't show up don't take it too personally just be greatful that i told you about something you could be doing tonite that is cheap and think of it as a pre-going to some place or other thing to do that isn't on college street like all those other trying hard to be the cavern club it spots right now at the same time. whatever.
that was sort of in english, right?
oh yeh it's 5 dollars at the door.
WHAT FIVE DOLLARS!?
Friday, December 03, 2004
Where were you working? what were you doing?
I was supposed to get laid off in August and get 120K in severance... but now I'm going to be working for another year...that seems like a lot of cash but I sat down with a financial advisor and found with the debts I have and my boutique yuppie loft I could only really go surfing in Costa Rica (or something like that for no more than 5 months and my financial little 'house of cards' would fall to the ground.
Last spring I joined a band with a bunch of other geezers and actors as a keyboard player, mostly because I needed something to do other than contribute to the 8 years of alcohol I'd been experiencing. They had some deal where they were going to China to be big Rock Stars. We did about 15 gigs throughout the summer (mostly at the Drake Hotel and we were supposed to leave on November 14th, Our promoters in China couldn't get a permit for the biggest province so it all got postponed until March 17th, I got the news on my birthday, four days before we were to fly. I was pretty depressed and hid from the world for about two weeks, but I think I'm over it now. The band is called The New Black and like everyone we have a cheesy Website (www.thenewblack.ca)....
I joined the band specifically to got China, now I have to hang out with them and take their stupid phone calls for another 4 months!
literally haven't travelled anywhere in 2 years mostly because I always had this severance dangled in front of me like a carrot - and I thought I might as well wait for that and travel in style.
where have you been, what have you been up to? I checked out your blog when I got your note...it looks as if the world of Raymi has gotten a little more subdued...nothing wrong with that. you're not going mainstream are you?
do you have a boyfriend these days?
and when you talk about coming back to Toronto - where are you now?
dude the new black is the gayest name ever but it's funny at the same
time because young people like me will go bwahaha at it and geezers
like yer target audience will be all impressed by it. i am putting
your email on my blog and linking to your site. i am trying to go
mainstream but not really. i just want to put out a book that is
different than what all the other bloggers are doing. i am living in
the burbs right now. are u in toronto? yes i have a bf. find me a good
place to live. sucks to be u and that whole china thing.
tony realised that if you want to be a success you have to write all the time about scandallous crap and then you have to put it in a book and sell it and make money so he can eat tacos and have young girls come over to look at his mixed-ethnicity and weird twinkle lites and then you have to get raymi to interview you and totally not give a shit about any of it because now raymi is like a senior in the highschool world of blogging and it is like she is never going to graduate so she just hangs around and bullies people.
so here is the interview.
Thursday, December 02, 2004
he called me a barfly and i completely lost it.
do you have the case for this cd? no, i threw it out.
tell them why to laugh.
a grab bag of entertainment what is my purse.
luane writhe is an anagram for my real name. i'm so lucky.
last nite at band practise i didn't spill any beer. i am getting better in that department though i still yank shit out of the PA, what with all those cords and wires and plugs and me being hyper 'n all.
i have random email addresses written all over the place and i have to think really hard to remember how they got there and why i have them and what i was suppose to say to that person/s.
some of us have peaked and we are annoyed that the rest haven't.
trying, raising, and breeding the next generation of elite and we're fucking up all over the place.
i saw the bridget jones movie and i sobbed and sobbed because i do believe in romantic moments though too bad i am skeptic of romantically-ever-after endings.
we are always expecting pain.
emerge hooks me up. tonite i'm going to see feist. you guys should go too. they have this one song i play all the time where the chick is all, "your kisses taste like honey..." and so on and i am like LETS HEAR IT AGAIN GUYS!
anyway, feist are/is playing tonite at the phoenix and i know it is complete last minute i am telling you now (if you didn't already know already) but this is how it works in the i am afraid of stalkers wanting to harm me blogosphere but i still want people to go where i go regardless...dur dur dur.
oh and my hair is fixed. and it was expensive and took 5 hours. and now my head is a rainbow of brown and black and blond and another shade of blond and it makes the bags under my eyes stand out more which is, great.
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
oh boy, tony re-stirred the drama pot by posting something i had written over the summer then deleted and also put up an even older photo of me being stupid with the white devil and got away with it by saying i am the female best blogger.
here are some pictures anyway.
stolenswan interviewed me.
today i fucked up my hair and tomorrow it will be rectified "professionally" because i am a stupid moron and the chicks at the pharmacy were like duh durr duh go for it.
and yes i was going for platinum.
so right now i am sitting with this hat on my head and my dad is trying to figure out the vcr and he doesn't know that i have a skunky orange blond fat-ass stripe right in the centre-top of my head.
aimee called me back after i called her to tell her about the accident and she tells me a blond joke about what they say after giving a blow job and apparently they say "are you on the same team?"
and thom and mark were like what does that mean and i said well i think it means she is giving a blow job to a football player?
then we went back to playing the i am thinking of a < insert something like "fruit" or "fast food restaurant" or "letter of the alphabet" > and you have ten guesses to guess exactly what it is game.
and now i am learning about marketing and thinking about my crappy hair and the way i was treated today when i was trying to purchase a watch at a department store and how angry i was that i had to wait because i am a "youth" and so i walked over to the ole saleslady and said i know exactly what i want can you just go over to the showcase and open it so i can pay for it and she was like i am sorry ma'am but i cannot i have to wait on this lady here and you are obviously poor is what i thought so you can wait for a trillion years i don't give a shit.
ok, she didn't say that exactly but she did call me ma'am which both flattered and infuriated me so much so, that i had to go and buy two cds for myself after i paying for that watch and then, instead of a shirt for my identity-crisis i bought bleach and dye and COMPLETELY DESTROYED MY FUCKIN HAIR RAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
Monday, November 29, 2004
i have a doing nothing all day headache and it is fucking fantastic i love having these headaches because that means i got to do nothing all day and it's the greatest thing so great in fact that even I am jealous of me and i am not even worried about being a big lazy because i have a gameplan that allows me to be lazy and wander around with messy hair and worry about all the things i need/don't need to be worrying about...
well this headache is from sitting in the same spot for hours and not eating and having fone conversations and thinking a lot
more to come.
You seem like the kind of chick that I see at the Death From Above
1979 concert in two weeks. the vice piece was good shit and spiderman
doing theat gay tai chi-it's uber something.consider me a newfound
the rock 'n' roll nigga
yeh i know/knew those guys when i lived in toronto and i use to work
at vice so i have the shit on everything and i invented cool and i
reminisce about stupid crap like i am from vietnam. thank u for
so u were in brooklyn then toronto. so where are you now? because
wherever it is, you vice credibility deems that it is the apex of
cool. whoops I meant to say DECK, which is wack. vietnam was crazy, i
know because i've seen full metal jacket, platoon, jacob's ladder,
apocalypse now and redux. now that's a tour of duty.
one question...why does vice continue to be so god-damned popular when
the reality is that it hates itself?
because they expanded worldwide [broke foreign market] that is how they are popular. and i don't live anywhere cool or uncool that's the point, you have to make
your own scene happen anyplace, whatever you need to be happy. not
caring is what cool is suppose to be about i suppose. but u have to
care just a little bit. it's tricky. i like your blog. you seem cool in my books which is the book of anti-cool which means nerds/geeks are better anyway and if they're smart can hide their geekiness with cute clothes. yar!
ok i admit it world - i am cool-obsessed.
Sunday, November 28, 2004
Dear Raymi, (this didn't start as a letter to you but it is now),
One of my friends, Brownlee the elder, is a bit of a fucked up
prophet. I always wanted to be the man of whom he prophesies, but, he
walks his own path; and I am walking in a darkness into which his
sight does not reach.
Sometimes I think there must be a way to connect with all the peoples,
so mundane a phrase for such a grandiose notion. Now I write manic,
like Raymitheminx, and unfortunately for me she has done something to
my mind. The grip, the ever so tenuous grip I always exert on my
reality dissolves upon reading her blog. I wonder why I am
channelling something drunken and obese and horribly self-loathing and
sick and sad, a fat, bald alcoholic lusting after a perfectly rounded
ass and tit shots on a web page. Yet, I am a being stuck in a
relatively healthy, and may I say so myself, charming and attractive
body. Sometimes I wonder if I am just squandering this body because
it is pretty. At least a pretty that something decides is pretty. I
write letters to Raymi and I wonder whether she would think I am a
nutjob or a kindred spirit. Of course I hope, somewhere she would see
me as an avatar – a symbiotic individual sharing the same path of
madness. Sometimes I just know she would think of me as a wanker
wanting to see more tit shots because "I study art".
Maybe this is the letter I will send to Raymi, but maybe not because I
(was) writing longhand in "The Only". That is so cheesy (and
infinitely more so because now I am typing) too because then I am in
the act of becoming a chintzbot who writes: "I am not sure I am going
to send this letter to you because . . ." Capital "L" Loser.
So I write anyway because it is an excuse to drink by myself and be
absorbed in my thinking, which really is just wanking without having
the hassle and mess of having to wipe my belly later.
I met a girl the other day and she took me by the hand, took me home,
and fucked me. And she said she wanted to see me again – "I would
like that." she said, and I said, "I would like that too." I called
her but she hasn't called back and I somehow doubt she will. The
funny thing is I called her into being; that is, the magic of the
ethers made her appear and I received exactly as I wished; but still,
I am like a puppy whining at my phone, checking my messages enough
times to know that I am being obsessive but not so many times that I
am being crazy.
I scanned an article that I thought Raymi would find amusing, it was
about quiffing, but it turned out poorly and "Arthur" is not online
properly so I can't just download it and send it as a neat little
package, and that is the whole problem with my madness – it just
doesn't like neat little packages. That brings me quite easily back
to Brownlee the elder who links to Raymi and who I blame unrepentantly
for leading me to her blog. He put her on his link list after I spoke
to him even with the London time drag and all that.
We believe in the synchronicity highway but I believe in a different
way than he does because he travels light and me, well I am looking at
a different picture of the world. And an empty page is all I have, a
trinity, the pen, the page and I. To quote him, quoting me?
So now, this is a letter to Raymi and it has gone on for way too long.
That is - to edit it into little bite size pieces that would make
good web-reading is a fruitless task that I couldn't do and she won't
that's me in the middle on pajama day and as you can plainly see, i amthe only one with "school spirit" enough to wear pajamas. though i am wearing my regular clothes underneath them.
This is just another email (once in my head, now horrifyingly
real) that appeared on the lined page of a "Hilroy" red-margined, blue
stripped page that is so much a part of me, the perpetual student.
So, Raymi – I guess I want to say that I am always already knowing a
part of the person you put online. The little bit that you describe
when you talk about your drinking and the irony of "the diet starts
Monday" mentality that you often mention. The knowing that you are
capable of becoming but cannot (will not?) do. The "I will do sit-ups
tomorrow". The one that promises a liberation of my idolatry of the
bottle, the messianic always forever now and always already future,
the promise of liberation (oh joyous freedom) if only I can figure out
how to get off my ass.
So I am going to go back to my office to type this – go and gmail you
a note, (Which, because I am now doing, is oddly temporally
disconcerting) to try to describe to you a feeling I have – that we
might know each other – even though I know you are just words on an
ethereal page and I am just another pretty boy who is probably stark
raving mad. To think that I could possibly connect with a woman who
just so happens to live relatively near to me (which makes it so much
more insidious) because she has decided to share the titillating or
routine parts of her existence with the world.
I guess what I am trying to say is thanks. Thanks for being alive,
because it makes me feel less lonely. Thanks for being such a
productive BITCH, because it gives me a small sparkle of hope. Thanks
for being a wide-awake drunkard because it jogs my memory, it makes me
remember me, even though you are, well, you, and I am just little old
me and really I can never know you.
That brings me full circle; back to Brownlee the elder, the prophet.
He didn't say these words but this is what I decided to take. –
"Isn't it interesting that I would find Raymi's blog out of all the
blogs to find in the nearly infinite blogs to find? How did you find
a blog that speaks to you – because I know you are mad, but you are
not crazy." – And that is what I took and I started thinking a bit
about it and started to wonder if my synchronicity highway had become
a lot more heavily travelled because of the internet. Some years ago,
I would never have even considered the possibility that a woman I
would never meet could speak my language. One who could quickly
mutter about the difficulties and exaltations of being manic and
wholly cognisant of self-medicating addictive personalities – even
though AA taught me that I wasn't alone (and an awful lot more). Even
though I can materialize others and myself into being in the right
place at the right time – and knowing that small magic is a minor
aspect of the marvellous power of mania, depression, addiction and
yearning and art.
So I am waving at you – across from a parallel track and sending you a
great big HELLO! And a How's the Battle? And "keep on trucking" and
every other meaningless (in this real instant) cliché I can think of.
And a small encouragement, a little power if you want to think of it
that way, even though I am absolutely sure it would be cheaper to
send you cash. I guess I just want to throw a token into the well for
you. A little "and get the next car behind me" on the toll bridge.
Only because if I am so stubbornly, optimistically correct, and, Oh
Raymi, I hope I am, then the highway is bringing us all together and
we might be living in interesting times. And the fruition of my (our,
THE?) odd empty that needs to be filled is coming closer to
I remain, A rambling idiot, - pf.
> You got to give it up to the beach boys every now and again raymi...best to
> do it with the car windows rolled up and when no one is looking, though.
yeh but my dad has killed it for me it makes me mental
like RAHHHHHHH turn that SHIT OFF
i am even mad right now just thinking about it
i get the same way when i hear mariah carey albums...makes me want to
destroy something with my hands.
mariah carey has street cred for some of her songs kuz they are old
school and i like to get wasted to them and dance like a lunatic and
if u are lucky at a rollerskating place they will play that fantasy song for you
and u are like WICKED and start rollerskating-dancing like you
invented the shit