December 3, 2008

I just got this message from a friend on my answering machine:

“Hi, Faustus, it’s C. Can you tell me, is it a bad thing when you want to carve the Serenity Prayer on your arm with a pocket knife? Please give me a call. Please.”

Also, E.S.’s parents are moving into our house on Friday.

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13 Responses to I just got this message from a friend on my answering machine

  1. Aidan says:

    Oh, Dewdrop. I know if my love-dumpling’s parents were to move in with me I’d want to open a vein and step into a warm bath. Upon further reflection you might discover that the pocket knife/serenity prayer seems like a moderate alternative.

    If I were you I’d start hiding bottles of vodka and boxes of pixies around the house. Luv.

  2. Esther says:

    Mmm, that is definitely a lot of carving, but a good message to carry with you on a daily basis…. There are certainly worse sayings one could want to carve into one’s arm.

    As for the in-laws, look at it this way: They are willing to be with you. Gotta be grateful for that. I know a lot of couples in which the partner wouldn’t get the time of day. (That said, however, I am not happy when either my own mom or my in-laws are here – and I hope they never read this. I think we’re safe on that….)

  3. Jeff says:

    And where will you and E.S. be moving?

  4. birdfarm says:

    jeez, so that’s what it takes to get mentioned on this blog? witty threats of violence? i’ll have to work on that.

  5. TED says:

    I was wondering whether E.S.’ parents’ moving in with you was something that you needed the courage to change or the serenity to accept; clearly, I lack the wisdom to tell the difference.

  6. Andy says:

    Is this a permanent arrangement?

    And, why a pocketknife? Why not a charming tattoo?

  7. Todd says:

    I was going to say something witty, but TED stole my idea. However, I must say that the juxtaposition of two seemingly irrelevant thoughts which both give greater elucidation to the overall theme, and done so sparingly, is awe-inspiring. By comparison my writing looks barbaric, it is no wonder that you get paid to do it.

  8. Gage says:

    I just want to tell you that your book Swish is preventing me from getting to bed at a decent hour (ok, so maybe that’s not the ONLY thing, but still) because I cannot put it down and now I cannot wait to read your blog!

  9. Margaret says:

    There’s always that house on stilts in Bali! (ES has payback down, btw.) But first give them a chance–you all might have a blast. And just think of all the likely blogging material.

  10. Logan says:

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve never walked in on two old people having sex, and I’d sort of like to keep it that way.

  11. JamesR says:

    ‘Fess up Faustus – that was you who carved the Serenity prayer into your arm with a pocket knife, right?! BTW when is your Dad moving in?

  12. will says:

    I know this is random and all, but I saw someone on Singaporean TV last night who looked just like you.

  13. initials says:

    I hope all is well, E.S.’ parents are settling in, the social situation is good, and that you have a very happy Festival of Lights this year. Best of luck, Herr Doktor.


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