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Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deinem Geburtstag, Herr Pratt! - De File
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Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deinem Geburtstag, Herr Pratt!
Today is my longtime friend cpratt's birthday. Yes, he is a Virgo, which may explain why he used to reverse alphabetize my CD collection without asking permission or disassemble and reassemble the rice cooker "just because." I don't think it accounts for his extreme generosity, though. A few minutes ago I was scanning my bookshelf for a book by Adorno and saw all the German-language treasures that Chris brought back from Cologne for me. As I noted a little while ago, I came to Live Journal through Chris, so he holds special meaning for me in this space. I only wish I'd saved Dave's Lil' Loafer for him as a belated present, since he used to be ever so fond of age-hardened cakes and pastries. Instead, I'll offer a list designed to provoke a stream-of-consciousness: Beeman's gum, sweaty Andreas, driving in reverse through Kensington Circle, John Searle asking you what your GRE scores were, instant sauce béarnaise, cutting up the Book of Mormon, the interrupted communication with Mr. Severed Heads, meeting Dan at the trippy-hippy Melvins show at Slim's, stopping at the Walnut Creek Target --at that point the closest one to us, believe it or not -- on the way to Stockton with Annalee, Negativland at the Kennel Club, red sauce and garlic bread, Hajo's Dialectic of Enlightenment reading group with Rita from El Centro, "Hey, it's Franklin!," going to Santa Cruz with that blonde co-worker of Kim's named Heather, listening to the German tourists in front of the store in Yosemite Valley, that Mexican candy from Soledad you ate on the hike up to the top at Pinnacles, Bear magazine, Thai mint beef, going to that 30 Rose poetry reading of Kim's, Bianca, Arno Schmidt.
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cpratt From: cpratt Date: September 16th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You, sir, are too damned kind... and I have to say that few are as lucky as I have been to have a friend like you.

On a lighter note, I have absolutely no idea what "Hey, it's Franklin!" refers to. Apparently all of my memories in this area have been replaced by ones of Franklin the heinous ventriloquist's dummy from Arrested Development [which, if you don't watch it, you might find yourself enjoying. The new season starts next week, I think.]

Give my best to Kim and the Bean, and I hope you have a fanastic weekend!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 17th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I hope the same and more for you. "Hey, it's Franklin!" is the beginning of the theme song to an animated show Skylar was watching a lot when you were here in Tucson a few years back. Mr. Marmot started to sing it over and over. You were more tight-lipped.
From: graffiti_sucks Date: September 19th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i n i gwan licky boom, seen? FIRE BURN YA!
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