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Art from the Weasel Collection

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Happy garbage day! I tried and, once again, failed to put these items in a sack and leave them at the curb. These lovely objects are crafted from red, silver and blue glitter, Elmer’s white glue and burnt matchsticks. It’s a cross and a jewelry box. They were made by an inmate of the Tennessee Correctional System. My mother corresponded with him for a time. I do not wish to know why.

“What’s he in for?” I asked her, naturally.
“Murder, I think,” she said. “You hate to ask, you know?”

I didn’t know. My life had been free of this particular awkward social challenge.

I’m having an asshole of a week. Much to do at work, much to do at home. Trying to clear away some of the results of my twenty years of pack-rattery, among other unpleasant jobs. The fun will continue for some time, so you’ll probably get to meet lots of my stuff (in lieu of the usual thoughtful, high quality original sweasel content). Hope you don’t mind.

I need all the imaginary friends I can get.

sock it to me

July 30, 2007 — 6:17 pm
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