Monday, June 8, 2015


…Apparently you can listen to Ryan Adam’s exceptionally fine album, “Demolition” exactly four times on one ride from Portland to Snohomish.  I did it yesterday on what was one of the longest drives of my life. Suits me for destroying my body.
Some things I learned last week are these:
-Since marijuana has been legalized last July, Washington State has sold more than $215 million in pot, generating $53.8 million in tax revenue.
The state’s number one and two biggest volume stores are located in Vancouver.
-Dolphins are the only animal besides humans that have sex for pleasure.
-Leonardo da Vinci invented the armored tank, helicopter and parachute in the year 1501.  He also wrote his diaries right to left so no one would be able to read them.

-Minnesota has over 15,200 lakes
-Marriage might be going out of style.  The American marriage rate hit a rock bottom 50.3% last year.  That rate was 72.2% in 1960
-Humans can smell a skunk from up to a mile away.
-The most stolen book from public libraries is The Bible, followed by, “Cather In The Rye.”

…Here are some things I like to start of the new week:
 -“To connect with I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly at first, then all at once.” The Fault In Our Stars
-“Love is the greatest lunch in life.” Picasso
-“Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can’t prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.”  Jesse Herman Holmes
-“As a writer, I feel like I am tripping all the time. Everything is in high relief. A single leaf. A tall, green tree. A nature song. Being a writer wakes you up to everything. You're tripping all the time.” Deborah Henry
“All that glitters is not gold.” Shakespeare
 -“I am a person who drinks.  People who drink need to keep drinking.” Tyrion Lannister
-“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
-“Find what you love and kill it.” Charles Bukowski

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