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Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Time:1:15 pm.
I've recently been boning up on my conversational English.

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Friday, January 13th, 2006

Time:1:34 pm.
Today is my second biannual celebration of the birthday shared by two American geniuses.

It is my hope that, one day, Congress will designate Today a National Holiday so we all get a nice four-day weekend.

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Time:11:31 am.
So who do you think is going to win on The Apprentices? That cocky guy or the cute chick?

And can you believe Martha Stewart is actually in jail?! Isn't that wild?!

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Sunday, June 8th, 2003

Time:9:42 pm.
Trexler meditated, as he walked, on what he wanted. "What do you want?" he heard again. Trexler knew what he wanted, and what, in general, all men wanted; and he was glad, in a way, that it was both inexpressible and unattainable, and that it wasn’t a wing. He was satisfied to remember that it was deep, formless, enduring, and impossible of fulfillment, and that it made men sick, and that when you sauntered along Third Avenue and looked through the doorways into the dim saloons, you could sometimes pick out from the unregenerate ranks the ones who had not forgotten, gazing steadily into the bottoms of the glasses on the long chance they could get another little peek at it. Trexler found himself renewed by the remembrance that what he wanted was at once great and microscopic, and that although it borrowed from the nature of large deeds and of youthful love and of old songs and early intimations, it was not any one of these things, and that it had not been isolated or pinned down, and that a man who attempted to define it in the privacy of a doctor’s office would fall flat on his face.

Trexler felt invigorated. Suddenly his sickness seemed health, his dizziness stability. A small tree rising between him and the light, stood there saturated with the evening, each gilt-edged leaf perfectly drunk with excellence and delicacy. Trexler’s spine registered an ever so slight tremor as it picked up this natural disturbance in the lovely scene. "I want the second tree from the corner, just as it stands," he said, answering an imaginary question from an imaginary physician. And he felt a slow pride in realizing that what he wanted none could bestow, and that what he had none could take away. He felt content to be sick, unembarrassed at being afraid; and in the jungle of his fear he glimpsed (as he had so often glimpsed them before) the flashy tail feathers of the bird courage.

Then he thought once again of the doctor, and of his being left there all alone, tired frightened. (The poor, scared guy, thought Trexler.) Trexler began humming "Moonshine Lullabye," his spirit reacting instantly to the hypodermic of Merman’s healthy voice. He crossed Madison, boarded a downtown bus, and rode all the way to Fifty-second Street before he had a thought that could rightly be called bizarre.
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003

Time:10:12 am.
Hi. This is wtobiasjr. I just want to say that I fully support this war to end terrorism and decapitate Saddam Hussein and restore democracy to the great cradle of Christianity, the Middle East. I do not, however, support our troops, whom I believe to be cold-hearted murderers acting of their own volition(s).
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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002

Time:11:48 am.
Hi. Can someone please explain this to me? I think I'm missing a few details of the plot. Thanks.
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Monday, July 29th, 2002

Subject:Happy Birthday!
Time:3:06 pm.

Happy Birthday to the great Rodney Allen Rippy, who turns 34 today.
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Thursday, December 21st, 2000

Subject:I am conducting a poll...
Time:4:28 pm.

Which is your favorite flavor of that Christmas perennial in homes and offices across America, the "Mini-Garbage Can Full 'O' Popcorn"?

A) Yellow
B) Brown
C) Orange
D) I would rather eat paper clips and push pins.
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2000

Time:10:27 am.
I decided to post my Wish List in case anyone is interested in showing their appreciation for my thoughtful posts and dedication to Live Journal over the past year.

Thanks! You guys are the greatest!
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Monday, August 28th, 2000

Time:11:03 am.
wtobiasjr's Desert Island Desires

1. To be rescued.
2. For family and loved ones at home to be safe and well.
3. For myself to be safe and well.
4. To have an adequate supply or source of fresh water.
5. To gather or hunt enough food to survive.
6. To build a shelter of some type.
7. To have sufficient clothing to stay warm.
8. To have matches or some other means of starting a fire.
9. To conceive of a way in which to attract the attention of passing aviators.
10. To possess the will and strength to continue living in the face of tragedy.

Honorable Mention: To take advantage of the opportunity to reflect upon my life and the choices I have made, Sunblock (tie)
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Time:10:42 am.
wtobiasjr's Desert Island Desiccants

1. Sodium Chlorate
2. Silica Gel
3. Paraquat
4. Endothall
5. Tyvek
6. Montmorillonite and Bentonite Clay
7. Defol6, Molecular Sieve (tie)
8. Diquat
9. Calcium Oxide
10. Active Alumina Oxide

Honorable Mention: Calcium Sulfate
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Time:10:09 am.
wtobiasjr's Desert Island Deserts

1. Sahara
2. Mojave
3. Qaidam
4. Gobi
5. Kalahari
6. Turkestan
7. Takla Makana
8. Namib
9. Sonoran
10. Somali

Honorable Mention: Chihuahuan
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Monday, August 7th, 2000

Subject:wtobiasjr's Top Ten Reasons You Know It Must Be Monday
Time:1:21 pm.
10. The calendar indicates that the current day of the week is Monday.
9. Tomorrow is Tuesday.
8. The Mamas and Papas' hit "Monday, Monday" is played on a local oldies-format radio station, and the announcer comments on its appropriateness with respect to its title and the current day of the week.
7. It is the second day of the week, presuming you believe the week to begin on Sunday rather than Monday.
6. The most current edition of the daily newspaper lists the date as Monday, Month, Day, Year.
5. Yesterday was Sunday.
4. You have asked individually a priest, a rabbi and pastor what day of the week it is, and each has replied, "Monday."
3. The Bangles' hit "Manic Monday" is played on a local Hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s-format radio station, and the announcer comments on its appropriateness with respect to its title and the current day of the week.
2. Businesses open Monday through Friday are open after being closed for two days due to the weekend.
1. Three days from now, it will be Thursday.
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