October 2005


Just a short weekend jaunt of twelve hundred miles or so. See you next week.

Hey, it gives my builder time to dynamite blast the rock on my land where the septic system is to be dug.

And you don’t want to mess with a septic system for Dave….

No lie–I got my membership application catalog in the mail today.

Not that I wouldn’t be proud to be black, but I’m Italian. And Dutch. Pale, pasty white all over, that’s me.

However, it’s in a case on my belt. At several times in last few months I have leaned on it and called the first person in my phone list unknowingly.

So, my cousin Jeannine several hundred miles away has gotten several silent phone calls, one at 11:27 at night.

I’ve now added a new contact in my phone address book at the beginning of its list, namely me. Hopefully I’ll only crank call myself by accident in the future.

But which is which?

I guess it depends on how you look at it (literally).

Cool. And a bit freaky.

The complete list is here at the Time site.

I’d agree with many of the choices. Especially fun for me was the inclusion of the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons in the list. (A good Annotated Watchmen site can be found here by the way, if you can read the yellow text on black background…)

Let me count the ways.

885 of them.

The Top 885 albums of all time, courtesy of 88.5, WXPN, Philadelphia.