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An Itch [May. 22nd, 2011|08:28 pm]
Looks like whoever designed that hands-and-light banner that LJ was wearing for a couple of weeks got raptured yesterday, because they've put up a new banner even though it's only the middle of the month. Or maybe it was just the banner that got raptured. Anyway, the new banner is far more pleasing to my eye than the other one was. It depicts some sort of flowers, apparently sculpted from pale pink salmon. Mmmm, salmon.

The sky has been sporting quite a few thunderheads today, but so far the predicted electrical storm has not appeared. I haven't even heard any thunder from the mountains, where the clouds are thickest. Instead of thunder, the cool evening has brought the chirping of crickets and (alas) the buzzing of mosquitoes. I welcome the former but could do without the latter. I think I got bitten while I was out feeding the cats and watering the jasmine.

There was a coupon for a free can of spray air freshener, so I got it and made the mistake of using it. Now the house reeks of cheap floral scent and chemicals. It's too chilly to leave the windows open, so I'll just have to wait until it settles. In the meantime I'll probably go outside and watch the sunset. Thunderheads make for nice sunsets.

Sunday Verse (for the left behind)

A Quick One Before I Go

by David Lehman

There comes a time in every man's life
when he thinks: I have never had a single
original thought in my life
including this one & therefore I shall
eliminate all ideas from my poems
which shall consist of cats, rice, rain
baseball cards, fire escapes, hanging plants
red brick houses where I shall give up booze
and organized religion even if it means
despair is a logical possibility that can't
be disproved I shall concentrate on the five
senses and what they half perceive and half
create, the green street signs with white
letters on them the body next to mine
asleep while I think these thoughts
that I want to eliminate like nostalgia
O was there ever a man who felt as I do
like a pronoun out of step with all the other
floating signifiers no things but in words
an orange T-shirt a lime green awning


[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2011-05-23 10:23 pm (UTC)
i never see LJ banners. how odd. maybe i'm not looking in the right place.

as for air fresheners, i can't stand 'em. the older i get, the less tolerable i find things like that, and cling free sheets, and women's strong perfume. one of these days, i'll end up in a clean house far away from civilization!

that's a good poem. i say that as one who has no original thoughts but likes to list things perceived.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2011-05-24 12:52 am (UTC)
I see banners on the login page, but if you're logged in all the time you won't see those. I also see them on the post an entry page and a few other places. I think whether or not you see them when you're logged in depends on the journal style jou're using.
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