Wednesday, November 26, 2008


If this blog seems a tad sluggish recently, I apologize. My attention has been temporarily distracted by life. Bekki and I drove to Charlotte, NC Friday night for their monthly Poetry Slam. It was the first time I've ever been on stage in front of people (350+), so the fact that I tanked is shadowed by the fact that at least I didn't soil myself or run off stage screaming. Next time I'll actually practice.

We ran into Austin at Wal-Mart yesterday. I swear to God that his mother must've banned him from talking with us. She's done it before with the other neighbors. I've already got my cappuccino truffles, though, so I don't really care who won't talk to me. Oh, 410 pages into The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Never mind that it's 3 months later and my wife has devoured 3 800-pagers in the process.

I've also been tied up with training down at WNCW to host their volunteer ARC Overnight program. It's a different format from what they play during the day with mostly artsy underground music. That should be fun. All that and working 50 hours a week has preoccupied me. I apologize for my cyber-absence. I promise to write more when I'm unemployed.


Ziggy Za. said...

Good luck on that next poetry slam.

As for your sluggish should be glad it's life that slows you down. I've heard the opposite is even worse. How will you blog, then?

Quin Browne said...

mike, i laughed over your possible reaction.

and teddy? i'd be bored, too.

happy day to you and the wonderful missus from the best part of the triad...

Prince Gomolvilas said...

Mike, if I saw you poetry slam, I would cheer. And then rush the stage like a crazed stalker and get you to sign my boobies.

Anyway, congrats on going through with it. As you know, it's like fucking sheep--the first time is always the most difficult.

Mike Valentino said...

Ziggy Za- Thank you and, yeah, I hear death kinda blows. Unless, of course, you're a Jahovah's Witness.

Quin- You're just jealous that your face isn't on Mt. Rushmore.

Prince- Do you have boobies? Ever since I gained weight I've got man-boobs and it's not nearly as cool as I thought it would be.

Quin Browne said...


joe said...

mike, man boobs? say it aint so.