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That Corner Pink House Is Now Famous On So Many Levels

That Pink House
That Pink House
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Date: Wed Jul 19, 2000 9:58:31 AM

Great sweetie! Glad you talked to Lillie. I was worried that she might think we had blown her off, as much of the world tends to say but not do what appeals to the ear at the moment, but I really want her to come for dinner sometime. I hope you re-enforced that thought with her. I appreciate my own special flavor of optimism when she cranks me up with feelings of invincibility, far beyond normal positive thinking levels. Of course the flipside is when reality crashes and often I crash really really hard. Right now I snort & lust with all the energy I know how to muster, so to care enough about expanding into a world matrix that co-operates more cohesively than the one here among the rocks and broken glass, papered up and down these dangerous streets that just don't get any cleaner or safer, tick tock, year after year.

But after 13 years here, in the five post-canine years since we began the Dollhouse phase, we've come to outgrow or feel we've earned a better place in the sun than Eighteenth Street, I'm sorry. The buyers seem to be scrappy naturals just right to fight the good fight here, and they love the house even though it's in something of a creepy drug-dealer neighborhood. For me and my baby, it's time to change the channels, praying for a new post, a new assignment.
We need to get out of this townhouse, trim back on certain chores and activities like gardening and general home maintenance and improvement, leaving all that to others now so I can more aggressively plow into business interests. We were fortunate to sell at an impressive gossip-generating price for this area. That corner pink house is now famous on so many levels.*

But the settlement in my opinion is indeed a fair rather than an excessive shake of the tree. Others already have and will continue to take notice. It's just this slum needs a sustainable makeover in a bad way, and it doesn't look like it's going to transpire soon enough for me to enjoy it. This corner should be a great place in America to live someday. The young buyers had looked everywhere, and were stunned at what was on the general market at this price point, mostly shells in neighborhoods not a whole lot different and perhaps even more treacherous than this one. Our house is very attractive. That hasn't always been the case. The Nickeldog years were atrocities. But after 13 years here, in the five post-canine years since we began the Dollhouse phase, we've come to outgrow or feel we've earned a better place in the sun than Eighteenth Street, I'm sorry. The buyers seem to be scrappy naturals just right to fight the good fight here, and they love the house even though it's in something of a creepy drug-dealer neighborhood. For me and my baby, it's time to change the channels, praying for a new post, a new assignment.

Richard Waller's Famous God Said Sonnets

richard-waller
The Famous God Said Sonnets
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Date: Thu Apr 15, 1999 3:36:04 AM

Hey baby—Richard's site should be up, domain name progigated throughout the system, et cetera. You can find it here. Maybe you could dazzle the old buzzard if you could take him by the library today or tomorrow before you leave Albany to see his site, preferably on a Mac.

It's 3:30 in the wee morning, and I've got to get some sleep. Tomorrow will be a busy one with the Covad mess, and hopefully more gardening before the heavy rains expected by early afternoon wreck all my unplanted boxes. The image map on the website is not coded, but I will get to it as soon as I can. Otherwise the site is fully operational via the text links. Hope he likes the aesthetics. Colors I used coordinate really well with the cover of the book. Always attentive to the details...

Oh, Hechinger refused my credit card with me standing there registered up with $160 worth of goods. I used the AMEX card but not before I let the supervisor woman know she had really pissed me off with her attitude, lack of concern, and no, I didn't want to open another flippin' account. They issue you a credit card, and if it's dormant for say, a year, they close your account. Do they really expect you to run it up on power tools just because you agreed to their plastic 24% convenience? That's sick...

Hope you get this in time to show Richard his site...

Love and safety tips,

Lonesome baby