Momentum Generation (and me losing my momentum) & weekly interspecies family meetings & the cutest old lady dog & her whimzees

so much to talk about. herbs and "herbs". the C-- upstairs and the eargasm earplugs. shit, what else? another mystery illness. bingo and jeopardy in senior subsidized heaven. oh yes, our weekly interspecies family meetings.more about my animals of course...

but i was so fascinated and moved by that film, about the Momentum Generation. and i know nothing and had almost no interest in surfing. it's on hbo, i think? it tracks the relationships of a disenfranchized  -- not sure this is the right term but these guys all came from seriously dysfunctional families and they found comfort and inspiration from banding together. the story of their intertwined experiences with surfing and life in general is more compelling than i could have imagined. i'm not in a good writing space but i just wanted to make people aware of a little gem of a film that might not sound intriguing.

there is a lot in the documentary about kelly slater, the top surfer in the world. so i was excited about the article about kelly slater and his Wave Machine that really works that showed up in the latest new yorker. haven't read more than a small bit of it but i can already tell that it's pretty interesting even though this is so not my Thang.

of course i know that it's not a coincidence that the article is out now and so timely. but i think it's kind of cool when you find yourself enchanted by a subject that you previously had no interest in. so i could not recommend this film more highly.

i was going to say, not that anyone has any interest in my recommendations. but fuck that. my opinion does matter, dude.

more about this stuff in another post... mostly right now, i am so disappointed in myself for losing My Momentum. i was so excited about doing some Real Writing. which is stuff outside of my daily gratitude journal, and somehow i lost my way. part of it is the mystery illness that makes me really hazy which is very distressing. and the shit with the person upstairs who tortures me. and i am not being dramatic by using this term. probably just a perfect storm of a lot of crap.

but at least i did this so that is a start, right?

oh wow, my sweet sweet sweet senior service dog cocoa chanel is being so freaking cute. shit, i wanted to upload a photo of her but i can't find where my pictures are. every time someone organizes something for me, i can't find a freaking thing. never mind. she's in my Big Photo.

anyway, i get her these things called Whimzees. they are basically just Greenies in the shape of alligators. but the shape makes me so happy and she LOVES them. but the very very cute part is that she thinks that everyone wants her whimzee, including me, her pack leader.

so she takes it in to her crate and guards it carefully. and then she carries it over to the couch and holds it close but then she falls asleep, being an old broad, and its just lying next to her. and, having no cognitive function, she doesn't realize that it's at risk.

and oh yes, of course she thinks that our gigantic transgender kitty bobby seale the tiny black panther wants her whimzee too. but she always thinks that he wants her bones or greenies or what have you...

more about all kinds of stuff tomorrow. i have to get my momentum back because it felt so good to be back in this verbal saddle.

love love love and gratitude...

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Comment by koshersalaami on December 17, 2018 at 11:42pm

I’d ask Maui Surfer about the film. He probably knows half the cast. 

Comment by Theodora L'Engle Knight on December 18, 2018 at 3:48am

oh yes, that makes sense.

Comment by alsoknownas on December 18, 2018 at 8:19am

"but at least i did this so that is a start, right?"

Yes it is.

Comment by J.P. Hart on December 18, 2018 at 8:59am

CCC was essentially(?existentially?)low tech, no? Yikes my blue/black 1969 Buick Riviera with the hubcap diamond star halo (rustbelt lugs) and those run-a-way truck ramps downhill all the way to Lexington.
Theo: spotlight in mirror means the goat hauler behind you CAN"T SLOW DOWN
some of which is from the crumpled chapbook: Just Before the Dawn

Comment by Tom Cordle on December 18, 2018 at 2:25pm

And I thought I had a tendency to wander. Momentum – great name for a band, bet it's already taken. I could also turn it into a song:

My get up and go got up and wentum
I'm loo-loo-loosin' my-momentum

Comment by koshersalaami on December 18, 2018 at 7:29pm

Good lyric

Comment by Theodora L'Engle Knight on December 19, 2018 at 10:46pm

wow, jp. i have no idea at all what you are talking about. have to look at my post again.

Comment by Theodora L'Engle Knight on December 19, 2018 at 10:52pm

i agree with kosh. good song.

but, wow, tom. you are something else. second time you have severely hurt my feelings. i was told recently by someone wonderful, can't remember the name. lovely man. retired doctor. but he said that i had stream of consciousness down pat. which made me so happy.

so i do wander but i wander well according to some talented and kind people. bless your heart as they say in the south. so i hear.

Comment by alsoknownas on December 20, 2018 at 8:10am


I read Cordle's remark as a concession to your greater skill.

On the other hand, I do not know what J.P, was referencing but I'm still going to be on the alert for goat haulers.

Comment by Theodora L'Engle Knight on December 20, 2018 at 5:54pm

aka, as usual i love you. okay, i will choose to see it that way. as a concession to my amazing talent. :) been under major stress from overdosing on miralax. yes, virginia, i did that. i would bet that i am the only person in the world whose done that.and i ended up in the hospital because my whole body got numb. and of course i will blog about this.

and, of course, one must be alert for the goat haulers. especially because goats are really Hot right now. goat yoga and goat memes and such. not sure what memes are after all the time. same with druthers. but goats really are pretty damn cute.

shit, i was going to say something else. oh wow, i never wrote about the herb/"herb" thang or the eargasm one, i think. i have so much more wandering to do. 

love love love and gratitude. and, tom, i will stop being so oversensitive to your comments. i only recently started blogging again and i'm very anxious about it. hence, the prickly thang

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