Cue Theme from “Love, American Style”

This whole business of changing happy-pills drags on me. I’m not sure if it’s the withdrawal from Pill A or the side effects of Pill B, but I feel like crap this week: light-headed, bilious, exhausted. After one has been through a few of these the response is more “ugh, this again” than “I am going to die” but on the whole I’d rather be in Philadelphia.

I’ve read three good books this week. I have also unfortunately eaten three frozen pizzas this week.

The homogeneous, shiny neofascist blatherscape of 2004 makes me long for 1975 when life was all about eating Pup ‘n’ Taco, doing worksheets at school about “Free to be You and Me”, reading “Island of the Blue Dolphin”, hearing Walter Murphy’s “A Fifth of Beethoven” on the fifth grade classroom record player, and riding my bike while eating ice cream.

4 thoughts on “Cue Theme from “Love, American Style”

  1. haha you read Island of the Blue Dolphins too eh? great book. one of the few i actually enjoyed in school. Outside of school i read anything i could get my hands on, kinda odd though i dont read much anymore, but when i do i generally stay up all night sipping vodka and reading a novel all the way through.

  2. The museum culture of grinding poverty and low humidity
    PUP ‘N’ TACO!
    When I moved to Albuquerque in 1996, I was dumbfounded by how much it was like LA, in like 1982. Pup ‘N’ Taco! Galaga machines! Punk rockers!
    It turned out that 1982 was the last time anyone in Albuquerque had any money. So the same stuff was all there, being charred by the UV and coated with dust.
    Still, blow off the dust and it’s mostly operable. (Except for the people.)
    Altho I never ate at that Pup ‘N’ Taco.

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