I've been on a Bukowski kick for the past few weeks so I felt the need to collect the words I've been giggling and reveling at.

"sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think,
I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside
remembering all the times you've felt that way..." [Gamblers All]

"For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us."

"How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so? "

"The more crap you believe, the better off you are."

"I wasn't much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing." [Post Office, 1971]

"Silly bitch. She called him 'Daddy Wally.' He wasn't her daddy." [Post Office, 1971]


Crazy beautiful video.


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This weekend I made the move to a studio apartment in Capitol Hill, Seattle. The new place is in a beautiful 1910's building that is full of weird smells, creaky doors, and an inherently rustic feeling that makes you think about all the lives that have been lived out in this tiny city space. Art still needs to be hung and some detail smoothing is still in order but here is a peak at my new—well, actually very old—place.


[The living area has two sets of bay windows which supply ample amounts of daylight since they are both West and South facing.]


[The little crevice that perfectly fits a bed.]


[I usually love waking up to sunshine but luckily there are blinds to banish the light on those certain mornings after late nights when darkness is necessary.]


[The creep in me fully appreciates the ability to people watch from my bed.]


[Rough city life.]


[The front door and hallway, bathroom on the right.]


[Neat old phone that used to be the intercom system throughout the apartment. Unfortunately it no longer works but the phone line hookup still dangles from it.]


[The kitchen may not look like much but the size of this thing is gigantic compared to some of competing apartments I looked at. This is, however, my first stab at life without dishwasher, microwave or garbage disposal. So far, so good.]


[Of all the rooms in the apartment, I'd have to say the bathroom is need of the most help.]


[And while there are no shiny facets or sleek porcelain fixings, I'm quite in love with the character that the old tub and shower hold.]