9.04.2002

The current mood of kinetic66@yahoo.com at www.imood.com

Once again Mr. Smarty Pants has been on hiatus from his blogging. This has been caused by a combination of poor time management and a bit of a sour mood. The latter caused primarily by the failure of my road test. Personally i thought i did quite well especially considering i was on a "Strange" bike, but not well enough for the chain smoking, blind, dragon lady of a DMV official (who vaguely resembled Penny Marshall). She told Mr. Smarty Pants that his turns were too tight and i didn't yield to traffic quantifying a "dangerous action" and automatic failure. At first my thought was to demonstrate to her what i considered to be a "dangerous action". But being for the most part a rational and non-violent person i held my sharpened tongue in check lest i dig a deeper hole for myself. And i have quite a talent for digging holes whilst my climbing abilities are lacking. Other than that i've logged over 400 accident free and sometimes terrifying miles on my bike through New York City traffic. Not bad i think...but then again....not good enough. Alas..next road test on October 7. I plan to be much more conservative in my approach this time.
Nonetheless Mr. Smarty Pants is not himself..and can't pinpoint why exactly. I spoke to my mum on the phone today and she told me i didn't seem myself and asked if i was alright..?? This time i bit my tongue and proceeded to say "Yeff..i'm fime mom....ffpoff worrying fo mush wiw ya..?" She got the gist.....
Not to mention earlier in the day while writing a note in a chart at work one of the nurses walked up to me and asked why they had not been invited to the spur of the moment celebration of the birthday of one our comrades....(did you get that..??) in any case it involved a small cake that went quickly due to the fact that it was from Viniero's (or as we like to call it Venereal's...)..anyhow..i told her it was spur of the moment and anyone present was free to partake...not a big deal i thought...then she looked me square in the eyes and said..."your department is so selfish..!!" I stammered...bit my tongue again...(this time qualifying as a piercing....) and i walked away...i could feel the steam pouring out of my ears bringing my hair gel out of solution forming long curled locks to fall before my ears so i looked like some form of Puerto Rican, biker, Hasid....and as i walked away she added..."i don't know why you're always so sensitive.." Mr. Smarty Pants took some deep breaths as he walked away....and when he cycled home...he moved kinda fast.....
Oh...and then there is the fact that i haven't smoked a cigarette in 24 hours. I try not to think about it but it has been a long long time. Mr. Smarty Pants wasn't too concerned with the health hazards of smoking...but now it's a matter of economics. Economics.......how i hate economics..
September 11th. approaches and Mr. Smarty Pants has some thoughts and memories to share on that but i'll wait a bit as that deserves it's own time and space....
But...in the meantime...did everyone forget there's a war going on in Afghanistan..?? It is ya know....no one talks about it anymore probably due to Martha Stewart and American Idol being more important. And if that goes well...Mr. Bush will probably attack Iraq but only during the airing of the new episode of Survivor and fall into the pattern of bombing Baghdad every Thursday during the Friends episodes.
The peace process between Israel and Palestine is ongoing.....a piece of an Israeli here...a piece of a Palestinian there....you get the picture....ongoing. My Spiritual advisor (while rummaging through garbage bags in an alley in a drunken stupor) predicted that the two parties would one day make peace. And on that day about an hour later an asteroid would strike the earth wiping all life from it except for a small area of France. Then he asked me for 5 bucks or he predicted i would be hit in the head by a blunt object when least expected. It was worth the 5 bucks...but man....that France part is really scary.....