8. “Springtime is on my mind/Flower bloomin’ all the time/Smell the roses, smell the grass/Old man Winter can kiss my ass”—Spinal Tap = KLOWN KISS-OFF

9. “It’s springtime, it’s springtime,/There’s blue sky in a puddle,/There’s a bird on the ground,/Dog on the roof,/Chirp, chirp, woof, woof,”—Jeffrey Lewis = CONFUSED CANINE

10. “Licking a bamboo leaf’s spring rain…mouse”—Matsuo Basho = LEGITIMIZING LUSTSHIP (couldn’t decide which one to post)

11. “When Winter’s here, yeah, it’s party time!/Bring your bottle, wear your bright clothes/It’ll soon be summertime”—Mungo Jerry =  PARTY PEOPLE

12. “Waking From Drunkenness on a Spring Day”—Li Po = AGITATION, ALONE

13. “All the flowers of the Spring meet to perfume our burying”—John Webster = TRADITIONAL TREASURES

14. Suntan Oil and the Smell of Bacon Frying = BURNED BUM

15. “Well, I didn’t go to work/told the boss I was sick ‘Well, you can’t use the car ‘cause you didn’t work a lick’”—Eddy Cochran = FEAR AND FINANCES

16. Beach Blanket Bingo = MICKEY MOUSER


The Universal Language isn’t music, math, or Esperanto – it’s the Internet. What about those in “third world countries,” you ask? Well, they’re not missing much and they’re missing a lot. Also, your neighbors across the street may not have access to this technicolored multi-speak either and ya know what (?!), I think they’ll survive. For now. If you can read this, just give me a wave – but wait, actually, no…keep your digits to yourself. K, thanx!


Open Sewing* Circle was a success! I sewed on that communal quilt a little bit but I spent most of my time drawing on toilet paper and cutting geometric shapes out of felt for a fellow quilter. I met quite a few people who live in the Mercantile right now and I regaled them with stories of going through the Mercantile, pre-construction. My friend got a nail in her foot, blah blah blah…   Anyway, it’s possible that I could be around people and make friends and stuff!