Only hope can keep me together,
Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart...
Ah, yes, Valentine's Day... Another Hallmark creation, more painful than the others. 'Cos, you know, some of us don't put enough thought into the fact that we're alone, so it's a good thing that there's a holiday specifically meant to remind us. ;P Maybe I should join my roommate in the online personals...
In 31 years, I've never had a problem with my name. I like it, it's unusual, and I've gotten many compliments over the decades (though of course I had nothing to do with picking it out). But lately there's an Andersen getting a lot of negative publicity, and I certainly don't wish to be associated... Heh-heh. Maybe they can change their name... Hmmm, Enron and K-Mart both havin' financial troubles: coincidence? (I think so.)
I've got a new nickname for the current chief executive of the United States: in addition to Dubya, I'm going to start calling him "Pretzident Bush." All right, all right, relax, I'm only choking...!
Actually, maybe we can get Dubya to send a shipment of pretzels to Ariel Sharon. It's frustrating to see how much he's unraveled the work of Rabin and Barak and others. By the time he realizes that he and the Israeli military cannot unilaterally force peace on the Middle East, many more lives will have been lost, on both sides. Go on, keep demonizing Arafat, then sit back in disbelief as more and more disillusioned Palestinians, with nothing left to lose, blow themselves and some of your Israelis sky-high, in the name of their land and their martyr-king.
Hey, Cheney, don't be a Dick. Hand over your energy industry meeting records. Surely a White House made up of oil men has nothing to hide...?
After a bit of a dry spell, I'm getting back into my music again. I've been playing guitar much more often these past few weeks, and later today I hope to get back in my 'studio' and start recording again. I've got several new song ideas, which kinda have to take a back seat to the old song ideas I haven't quite finished yet. lol Hopefully, Jon and I will also get back to working together soon...
In other collaboration news, Steve Augulis and I are in talks to revive Foogar, our extremely short-lived print publication (one issue!), as a Web site. Several small governments, including that of Rhode Island, crumbled upon hearing of this. And shortly thereafter, Toys "R" Us announced that it was going to be closing some stores and doing some restructuring. Vice-President Cheney's secret, undisclosed location has been relocated. The Dalai Lama was briefly hospitalized. And in what may have been his last lucid moment, Ronald Reagan is alleged to have cried out, "No, must stop Steve and Ander- ugh." Or was that UG?
So we'll see how that turns out, assuming that security agencies around
the world let us get any further. Heh-heh... This has the potential to be a really big
shoe. Or something. Hey, don't say I didn't warn you... ;)