Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday at home

(I haven't done a damn thing all day.)

Yesterday, I woke up at 5 a.m. and drank a cup of coffee. Then I surfed the internet while enjoying a bathroom break. A guy from Texas went crazy after his wife filed for divorce. He took a gun, went to her house, and slaughtered everybody at a dinner party she was hosting. Nine people died during the attack.

I called Ken the Atheist using FaceTime.

I said, "How's life?"

He said, "Not much is happening."

I said, "How are classes going?"

He said, "They're OK. I'm getting an A in algebra II."

I said, "Wow, that's wonderful."

I walked Rice-Boy Larry to school. We live very close to a huge factory. There are Chinese people dressed in pink jackets who walk up and down the street at all hours of the day and night. They're either coming from or going to work. The factory never closes. It chugs away twenty-four hours a day.

Larry said, "It's so hot."

Weather in Shanghai is brutal. By the time the boy got to school, he was covered from head to foot in a glaze of sweat. His skin was so shiny and brown that he resembled a Christmas turkey.

I said, "You look delicious."

He said, "You're stupid."

Miz Perfect made beef and French fries for dinner. The meal was wonderful--especially the fries. They were hot and crisp and salty. I washed the vittles down with a big bottle of Suntory beer. Beer is very cheap in China. A guy can become an alcoholic at a reasonable price.

Miz Perfect said, "I find Rarry a tutor. She come next week."

I said, "OK."

"She charge 150 rmb for da hour. It expensive."

"Don't tell me. I don't want to know."

I prayed to God at eleven p.m. After that, I went to bed. I didn't dream. I slept for ten hours. I must have been beat. I've been suffering from terrible allergies lately.

It's now Saturday afternoon. I haven't done a damn thing all day. I'm just sitting on my sofa writing this stupid blog. I've decided to post ten entries per month. That seems like a good round number.

God bless.


  1. have you considered setting a target for yourself like maybe ten blogs per month? that would work out to being one blog every week or so.

    also you could up-load the answers to some algebra problems which would be educational for your kid and also it would probably be something that you're readers have been looking for on line but most blogs aren't very complete in terms of that department.

    let's say that you have x, and that x plus seven is the square root of y minus six, because this kind of thing comes up alot in real life and that is what employers are looking for. now that you are in china you have a lot of strength to draw on to get started.

    like if you ask a person in a pink jacket about it, then they will probably be like: ok, what you want to do is to get all of the square roots on one side of the equals sign and then get all of the odd numbers next to the even numbers so that you can go ahead and solve the problem.

    here are the Pink Jackets with Tell Me How I Look

    (place pointer over link and activate)

    did you say that your shoes were the beige shoes? that is where the money play was. it was on the beige.

    best wishes with good weather

  2. Thank you for your post. I wonder if your respiratory issues have anything to do with the ever-present airborne pollution.

    1. Hi Ted.

      The air doesn't seem too bad in Shanghai. I'm surprised.


  3. Hi Anonymous.

    Thanks for another great vid.