Before he became famous for being the creator of “The Simpsons”, Matt Groening wrote “Life in Hell”, which was a weekly comic that was published from 1977 to 2012. The strip featured anthropomorphic rabbits and a gay couple. Groening used these characters to explore a wide range of topics about love, sex, work, and death. The comics also expressed angst, alienation, self-loathing, and fear of inevitable doom (oh, how appropriate to post this today, when the world is going to end).
Wanting to improve on my poetic skills, I found this hilarious “guide” he wrote about how to be a sensitive poet.
My favorite things in this guide are the suggested subjects to write about, specifically “tree stumps”, and the writing prompts, especially the one, “On the lonely cliff I loiter”. I giggle everytime I see that.
A truly amazing thing is I found a poem that is really good, and it has tree stumps in it. You can check it out here: http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/ How funny is that?
I can tell, I’m going to write some awesome poems by utilizing these nifty tips. Let me know if they help you with your poetry writing.
Posted in humor, Misc, miscelaneous, poems, poetry | Tagged comic strip, How to be a sensitive poet, how to write good poetry, Matt Groening, poems, poetry, poetry guide, Tree stumps | Leave a Comment »
Hold my heart with care
It is fragile
Hold it close to your heart
Let them beat en masse
An affirmation of life
How long will they beat?
It is despairing to me
As I realize it won’t last
Let us enjoy this time
This moment together
Nothing else matters
The world may end today
Or tomorrow…who knows?
No one knows
Only God knows
He keeps his secrets well
Posted in life, Misc, miscelaneous, personal, poems, poetry | Tagged death, December 21 2012, End of the world, life, Mayan Calendar, predictions | 2 Comments »
One of my guy friends made my day. I found this message on my facebook,
“You’re very Pretty, smart and fun so don’t settle for less than the best!!!!”
Don’t be afraid to compliment someone, as they just might need it, especially now that the holidays are just around the corner.
Posted in life, Misc, miscelaneous, personal, Society | Tagged Compliment someone, friends, guy friends, Holiday cheer, Quit being a bitch, Thoughts | 4 Comments »
I am SO not in the mood for Christmas. I’m in a deep blue funk and can’t seem to get out of it. I even tried watching “A Christmas Story”, the classic which is played every year (with little Ralph Parker, 1983), but still I was not able to shake off my lingering gloom.
It doesn’t help that the temperature has once again dropped to minus degrees, which tends to make me want to act like a hibernating bear and stay put in the house. The dreaded long winter here is looming on my mind, making me wonder, “will I gain another five or ten pounds again this year?”. By the way, I really wish they would hurry up and invent that miracle “fat burning pill”.
I forced myself to make my homemade salsa to give to co-workers and friends. Something I usually like doing.
Maybe I am subconsciously worried about the crazy Mayan prediction that is just a few days away. If they are right, I am going to be sooooo perturbed, as I am scheduled to get out of this place which is colder than a penguin’s derriere, for about a week. I REALLY need this break away as it is so dry here, I also feel like an itchy bear cub. All these things compounding the urgency for some relief from the constant cold.
Why the hell did I move here? Oh, yeah, a job. That is a whole other story.
If I don’t get my “fun time” in some warmth….I will really get bitchy (and I will probably look and act like a grumpy bear).
No wonder people here get “cabin fever”, where they go stir crazy from being inside and it is dark all the time. I see those “lamps” for sale, to help people with this weird condition (to try and keep the insanity at bay). I guess they work.
I could really use some of that “global warming” here…that would help with my sanity. Not too much though, as I moved from “hell”, where it was hot ALL the time.
I need a happy medium please. That is all I am asking for (well, that and please don’t let the world end on December 21st).
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So, My son is way far away attending College. I ask him for a Christmas list, and I finally get this e-mail from him:
Sorry for getting this to you so late. I’ve been kinda somewhat busy studying for finals and murderizing zombies with my bros here, haha. I know Christmas is fast upon us so I figure it’s about time I send you some stuff I want. Here’s what I would consider to be a modest list of assorted items I want. However, in reality, it’s not so modest:
(I’ll note that I’ve showed Padre some of these things and I’m not entirely sure what he is or is not getting me yet. I have not told anyone such as Grandma what I want, but I’ll make sure to keep items on your list separate from theirs. Except maybe the dj controller, that thing’s 500 bucks. Perhaps you can collaborate with Padre or someone to make it happen. Love ya)
This shirt in Navy:
(The story behind the shirt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoQUR0Lun6U )
And maybe this just for the fun of it:
More food gift cards are always nice as well!!!
Your son 🙂
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I have decided that I am kind of like Courage the Cowardly Dog (from Cartoon Network). I too live in the middle of nowhere, yet I still have fun. I also deal with alot of weird obstacles and strange things in my life, but I try to be happy and look at the bright side. The only thing is I am not neon pink (thank goodness), and I don’t freak out as much as poor Courage does. The little dog has several things going for him, he is loyal, and selfless. Besides all the bizarre shenanigans that are thrust into his life, he does have temporary melt-downs, but he manages to bounce back in the end.
So remember to still have fun, especially if you live nowhere.
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