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24 January 2017 @ 10:23 am
paying homage  
No excitement with the model yesterday.  A middle-aged guy who seemed nice enough, but with no energy.  I drew one 20-minute pose and called it a day . . .

[Here insert twenty minutes of fussing around with the iPhone.  The battery ran down and I can't find the proper adaptor to plug it into the wall.  I have four other adaptors, but they don't speak the same voltage/wattage/ohmage.  So I have to go to Best Buy and pay ohmage before I can post the picture.]

Because my scanner is also down.

Another little karmic quirk -- they're demolishing the massage school building and putting up a new one, someday.  Colleen is looking for a new studio place.

Meanwhile I'm reduced to stopping girls on the street and asking them to take off their clothes.  My success rate so far has been low.

(This was actually a parlor joke my father used to tell at cocktail parties.  A guy sits down on a park bench next to an attractive woman and asks her whether she would take off her clothes and make love to him.  She slaps him and hustles off.  So he goes down to the next park bench and tries again, with the same result.  A bystander asks what is he trying to do?  "Nineteen out of twenty girls react that way," he says.  "But the twentieth says 'Sure!'")

Erotica, circa 1950.
joe_haldemanjoe_haldeman on January 24th, 2017 03:27 pm (UTC)
computer spelling
The subject line for the preceding was a mild pun, "paying ohmage." Safari/Live Journal corrected the spelling twice, and I changed it back. But someone knew that I couldn't mean _that_. So they changed it back to "homage" the third and final time.

beamjockey: That's It boaterbeamjockey on January 24th, 2017 05:00 pm (UTC)
Autocorrecting our spelling might be the machines' first step toward Jack Williamson's nightmare "With Folded Hands." Here come the Humanoids.
Obstructionist Husbandthewayne on January 24th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
BTW, Early Bird Books has Infinite Dreams for $1.99 today.

I like your dad's joke, I also like your pun. But I'm also an electronics geek.
(Anonymous) on January 25th, 2017 12:35 am (UTC)
Your dad's joke
Did Randall Garrett know your father? He certainly knew the joke, but perhaps didn't realize it was a joke.
joe_haldemanjoe_haldeman on January 26th, 2017 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Your dad's joke
Perhaps to Randy it was a dating strategy, to a joke . . . .


joe_haldemanjoe_haldeman on January 30th, 2017 04:04 pm (UTC)
correcting a joke?
I don't know where the last phrase there came from. Why did I type "to a joke"?

My computer makes typos in Safari, and other programs, moving parts of a text into another [active] text. It makes me a more creative writer. So if you ever encounter nonsense here, it might be a hardware glitch. Or it might just be nonsense.