Getting ready to head back to the desert for the rainy season, hope to get some cactus and other succulents planted and hopefully get a decent hole started this time. Just waiting for my latest SSA appeal to happen, then I'm outta here.

Finished Silmarillion a day or two ago, started Whitley Strieber's and James Kunetka's book Nature's End. First impression is that it reads like a teenager's impersonation of Heinlein. All the moreso because this was published in 1987, for christsakes, Heinlein's tech gaffes were made 30 or 40 years prior. Not much to say about Silmarillion, classic Teutonic fantasy stuff.

I've been striking out consistently with younger women. Not quite ready to give up, but I'd better widen the playing field a little if I'm going to improve my chances of getting laid any time soon.

Lately the line and if they stare... just let them burn their eyes on you moving... from Argent's 1972 hit Hold Your Head Up has been running through my head as I walk the streets of Rosarito in my black leather topcoat on these hot days of emerging summer. People look, and stare, as if I'm some kind of outer-space alien, they don't quite know what to make of me. It seems to be a lot more socially acceptable than the serape I was wearing last year, though. I just hope it's gonna keep me dry enough and warm enough in New Mexico next month. I doubt I'll be able to afford a $1000+ Gore-Tex drysuit by then.

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