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Patient refers to it as stargate-one-six

A Nitwit.4






—Or vice versa.

—Says who?

—A very dangerous event.

Just a bit. Jaded. 




Jumping the Gun — Catching you in the midst of some outlandish act, such as asking someone out on a date, they try to get you to change horses midstream.





[negative anticipation & horseplay] - "You cannot personalize things because ninety percent of the time it's ignorance on their part. If you respond to ignorance with negativity, it's a lose-lose situation." —Mimi Fox, guitarist.

The Age of Domination, ages 0-3




Exactly what someone said [or did]
... usually not very original.

The thoughts of a "bad child"
... to free your mind again.





—Just a bit. Jaded.

— is me.


—Just a bit. Jaded.

—If someone is provoking you, he might be trying to get you to fight to put you in a bad light ... If someone is acting like a confrontative child, sometimes it's good to let the child win ... You never have to level with certain people – You never have to give explanations – You can just sort of bumble, make up little excuses – You will get the message across ... "I hate you!" (No response, why should I provide free therapy?) ... An angry person is really stuck in emotional center ... Make a compendium of dirty tricks that your parents played on you (to keep you off-balance): A. Broken promises; B. Lies about what was said; C. "I had an evil thought and then I punished myself for the rest of the day because I'm not perfect like you." (You're everything; I'm nothing); D. "Shut up!" "Well after all, we're in a French restaurant." ... The best answer to a fool is silence – The best way to get along is to never meet.

"I'll be waiting for you when school is over."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—As if something terrible is going on that's never gone on before.

"I'll see you tonight."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—As you like.

"St. Louis."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—It's not where you are; it's what's inside you.

"I'll wait then, because I don't have to get to work until ten."

—A very dangerous event.

—Shoot monkeys when they walk by.

"I'll let you know."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Otherwise, you'd be dead or in prison.

"At least now when I call you a bitch, I'll know what you look like."

—Or vice versa.

—Far worse!

"Look, I'll make it easy for you." [Interrupting you]

—Or vice versa.

—If this happened a lot it would be a joke.

"You have to curb your wheels or I'll give you a ticket."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—I don't have anything else to do.

"I can't say what I like?" :: WildCard-6

—Says who?

—The elephant in the room no one talks about ... The Dancing Queen.

"Did you like them?" [All the the Sufi books by Idries Shah]

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—A convoy.

["I used to be a systems programmer at IBM."] "You don't like that?"

—Says who?

—You don't want to be in an unwritten play with no form or words.

"When does your flight leave?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Don't tell anyone my secret.

"Do you remember what flight it is?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—That's not something you have to worry about.

"Is your worst half coming to the party?"

—Says who?

—It's unknown.

"Do I look like I need to watch my weight?"

—A very dangerous event.

—No evidence.

"I usually take 280."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Without anyone knowing why.

"You don't act like you like me."

—Says who?

—You lack understanding – When I was very young I felt no one liked me, so I didn't learn to like people.

"Staying out of trouble today?"

—A very dangerous event.

—Are you lucky!

"Is this a new leaf, or are you in trouble?"

—Or vice versa.

—Okay, boss!

"Don't let it strangle you!"

—A very dangerous event.

—That's right! ... Keep your head up! ... Thanks for the visual!

"Don't get shot today."

—A very dangerous event.

—That's what retired is, right?

"How much did you make today?"

—A very dangerous event.

—I haven't figured it out yet.

"Today is not my day."

—Says who?

—The little star.

"We had sex before, so what's the problem now?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—It's not what you do that brings success, it's what you don't do. [Also see, Peer Pressure]

"I guess we can't go dancing!"

—Says who?

—The first step is to slow down.

"Is this line open?"

—A very dangerous event.

—Diplomatic, huh?

"Icarus, if you need my help, let me know. I will recommend other girls for you. I know one chick who would probably be suitable for you. Both of you would be a very compatible match." [Pulls out a picture of a really fat girl]

—Just a bit. Jaded.

[See Icarus and the Gutter Snipe]

"Why don't you take Kathy Jo, here – She'd love to go?"

—A very dangerous event.

—Someone might.

["Is it okay to call you Arthur?"] "No, it isn't."

—A very dangerous event.

—It's a wonderful opportunity for somebody.

"And I suppose my work isn't as important as yours?"

—Says who?

—You're your own Walt Disney!

"It's not nice to talk like that."

—Says who?

—It's pretty silly if you can get fresh.

"Do you like it?" [The bitter tasting Chianti with too much tannin]

—A very dangerous event.

—It's an acquired taste.

"You don't like?"

—Or vice versa.

—What good is it?

«Dealing with mean people»

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—It's attention better spent elsewhere.

"Aren't you a stewardess? Isn't that just like being a waitress in the sky?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—It costs nothing to qualify.

["Where are you from?"] "You sound like Immigration."

—Or vice versa.

—Whose cousin?

"How come you didn't tell me this before?"

—A very dangerous event.

—So it's no one you know.

"Why is this giving me difficulties?" [The key stuck in the door lock]

—A very dangerous event.

—One little thing and it'll open the door.

"We all have our difficulties."

—Says who?

—You always have energy ... You always have energy to do things you like ... If you fix your attention on something, you don't get tired.

"Calvin, why are we both failures?"

—Says who?

—Delmour Schwartz says, "Let your conscience be your bride." ... The world is a wedding!

"Your dog is really messed-up."

—Says who?

Not what we'd hoped ... You know, they're acute smellers.

"Thanks. For a while there, I was afraid my career was in a stall like yours."

—Says who?

—Do not pass Go.

"I don't like you, okay?"

—A very dangerous event.

—Let's let it go. Let's wait.

"Nothing's impossible."

—Says who?

—There's nothing to do, anyway.

"Are you staying for dinner?" [You're hanging out with friends, and you don't know what they're doing]

—A very dangerous event.

—If I get hungry, I'll eat.

"You don't have a minute, huh?"

—Says who?

—I'd just like to see it.

"You don't like the walnuts?"

—Or vice versa.

—All those things.

"Why does he look like that?" [Handicapped child]

—A very dangerous event.

—Such a miracle.

["What's happening, brother?"] "I ain't yo' brother!" [White guy to a black guy]

—A very dangerous event.

—It's just something you have to learn.

"I like you, you know."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—That's the best thing to do.

"Now if you don't do that, what happens?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—The same.

"How many Savings & Loans can say that?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Wouldn't it be nice not to be rich? To just be a peasant digging a ditch?

"I call him dumb-ass; you know, term of endearment."

—Or vice versa.

—It's just if you're nursing.

"You'd like that a lot."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—I have my own rules.

"You don't want her to grow up like Al, do you?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Still waters run deep.

"Do you do it because you like it or because you have to?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—If you have the time.

"Come on, Ridgey, you can walk!"

—A very dangerous event.

—In a lot of ways.

"He's a rat!" [Spoken in a voice loud enough for you to overhear]

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Getting healthy.

"He looks like a rat."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Hate me, hate my dog!

"Oooo, Watch out! That's a terrible thing to say!"

—Or vice versa.

—Totally insensitive.

"I'm surprised you'd like a movie like that."

—Or vice versa.

—They're artists – We don't understand them.

"It's true – all these misfits."

—Says who?

Vox Clamantis In Deserto.

"It's just like anything else."

—Or vice versa.

—It's all jungle.

"I don't like patients who are headed for trouble."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—If you let kids get into trouble, if they can get out of it, they do real well.

"Richard, you really are a rat, you know?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—Yeah, a gutter snipe.

"That's not like you."

—Says who?

—Misspent youth.

"That's just like you."

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—It's not like a car where you leave it off.

"Do you like the opera?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—If you can.

"Do you like dinosaurs?"

—Just a bit. Jaded.

—You don't?
























The Sun, the Moon, the Tides,
and the Cathedral

A cathedral symbolizes a person's body. When someone acts like they know what's going on inside your mind and body, they are violating your cathedral. They are simply guessing about your ideals, they have no idea what sweets and bitters you really like, what experiences you have had, or what you wish, and they have no business laying their hands on you. Especially when they are right, they are wrong.

My head is the sun —
It makes light.

My spine and my lungs are the moon —
They make tides.

My fingers and toes are stars —
They have will.

Then that's being yourself —
That's what kids are like.

One of my dogs is a brindled Scottie named Paris who hangs out with me at Bette's Oceanview Diner. Paris has long grey hair and if you don't look carefully, you might mistake him for an otter. "Oh, my God!" some lady exclaimed this afternoon as we pushed through a crowd of shoppers, "He looks like a rat!" Actually, he does, and I didn't think anything of it until later, at the Point Isabel dog park, when I happened to mention the incident to one of my close friends. "Oooo, Watch out! That's a terrible thing to say!" Alex said.

"—Or vice versa," I said.

"So what did you say?" Alex said with a gleam in his eye. "Well, actually I didn't say anything," I started to say. "You see, I had already walked past her, and I couldn't quite tell if she had been describing me or Paris. Now if she had been talking about Paris, ...."







As follows

CODE WORDS: 280, before, both, brother, chick, constraints, dancing, dealing, difficulties, dinner, dirtbag, endearment, fix, flight, half, happens, high school, honky, I'll, isn't, leaf, like, «lying», messed-up, minute, misfits, noisy, nothing's, open, paratransit, rat, Ridgey, St. Louis, savings, she'd, strangle, terrible, «timestamp», today


"Sea goat"

—Says who?