round peg, square hole

Kind readers,

it’s cool and rainy here today… It feels like spring will never come. But the prospect of adding this to my collection of fun in a few months does cheer me up:


It’s Tiki Hour Joker!

I also got a new suit. Jacket, vest, pants—the whole shebang. Based on my experiences with Topman garments, I’m confident this suit will fit my small frame.


Obviously, there will be photos. With any luck, I’ll be able to get some help this time and maybe even do the shoot in a bar or a motel or something. We’ll see. It can be difficult to schedule photo shoots and accomplish anything, the logistics often get in the way, so I wind up doing it all myself because it’s easier. Like I said, we’ll see…

In other news, one of the reasons I’ve been thinking of updating this blog more regularly is that I find Livejournal depressing; this has been the case for some time, increasingly so. I don’t know what it is. Perhaps it’s simply that most people who used to be on Livejournal are now on Facebook (which I loathe). I don’t know. Livejournal feels like a second thought these days. I’d rather blog here more often.

I love Twitter: it’s like a dive bar filled with creative types and eccentrics, at least in the part of town where I hang out.

To me, Facebook is like a government office/high school cafeteria/family reunion, and you gotta wear a tag with your “real” name on it to get in. Frequently you hear, “I’ll say this here [place other than Facebook] because I can’t share it on Facebook.” Christ, you know? Wasn’t getting away from all that shit the whole point of coming online, back in the day? The internet was the domain of outcasts and oddballs. Now you “have” to play by the rules of people like those who made fun of your clothes when you were younger, or like the principal in The Breakfast Club.

Fuck no.

I remember reading about this artist who got booted from Facebook, even though he gave them the required ID, because his name was “too odd.” Too odd—it’s enough to give them the vapors!

Is it any wonder that we live in a time when, at least in some parts of the world, you’d better have the proper hoo hoo or ding dong to use the bathroom?

Anyway. That’s all I’m going to say about that.


I need to eat something and get back to work on Atheist Tiki Hour.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor