Febuary 1st, 1999
A big thanks to Tucker in Tuscalosa for the tip on the dead tree. I drove up to God's country the day before yesterday and checked it out. You can view the results (and listen to it) by checking out the new entry in the Freakopedia.
As for news about me, I stopped smoking! Well I have stopped for almost a week now. Gotta be politically correct in these ever changing times. (ain't that funny coming from me?) I knew it was bad for me I just never had the willpower before. I didn't smoke much, just enough to bother people. I decided now was the perfect time to quit since I got so many good things to occupy my time.
So, I've dropped the butt and started chewing snuff. Just a pinch between my cheek and gum and I'm good to go. It's all the rage now. I'm setting up a chewing tobacco skateboarding contest here in town and inviting all the impressionable 18 year olds to come on down and catch some air with cud in your mouth.
OK, no, not really, no chewing tobacco. No snuff, no skateboarding contest either for that matter. I'm a man of few vices other than of course my $200 a week crystal meth habit.
. . . .just kidding, Mom.
Mom's got a habit you know. She wouldn't say it was but I think that her interest in astrology is just as habit forming as any drug legal or otherwise. Scorpio this, Taurus that.
"The moon is in the 7th house with Mars rising . . " Whatever.
I'm a Capricorn and when I recently asked Mom about that she told me that the Capricorn's sign begins on the winter solstice which is the longest night of the year. I'm ruled by Saturn which is the planet of cold rationality and Uranus (no jokes, fanboy) which is the planet of strong will.
Thus Capricorns tend to be defensive loners, often with a single minded ambition that can lead them to great heights of power . .or wrongness.
Kinda weird how that description fits both me and my brother.