October 3rd, 2002

Macbeth the Usurper

Blood and Guts

There's been a spate of murders in my area of town. Pretty random. Five people dead. I'm fine.

About two years ago or so, there was a drive-by shooting on my front lawn. Thirteen police cars, a mobile detective unit, and a helicopter showed up. I had only heard firecrackers. A few seconds later, it occured to me that they were to regular to be firecrackers. The next-door neighbor's bad kid was the target of his no-so-friends. They were still yelling at each other out in the street.

Only now does it occur to me that the stray bullets could have been bad for my health. Wonders. Maybe cluelessness is a survival trait. It enables you to function despite the dangers around you, and therefore survive.
Macbeth the Usurper


Kensington has bad karma these days. One of the killings today happened two blocks from where that train derailed a few months back. I forget how many people died in that one.
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Macbeth the Usurper

Moving Stuff About

Moved the bedroom back into the bedroom. This time, I left the books in the living room. I have enough to store in the bedroom without the books being there, too. I also like the simplicity. With fewer things in my bedroom, it has become a much simpler room, and I appreciate that.

I moved the lamp to the door side of the bed. This lets me turn on the light without climbing over the bed.

The chest is now near the bed. This gives me a low table to put all my other crap on.

The quilts are still on the adjustable hanger bar. I don't hang clothes on it. It's the only thing that I have to drape my good featherbed over.

With this configuration, I can always get to one of the walls and repaint if I wish. I am tempted to add a layer of darker yellow.

The gray blanket on my bed works very well with the room. So does the denim on my favorite quilt. This makes me consider gray curtains. Hmmm. I'm still not sure what I should do about curtains. I still need to hang pictures, and dammit, I lost another girlfriend before I could get her to help. I do appreciate help when hanging pictures.
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