Pistachios for breakfast….


“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

~~ Aristotle ~~

gigoid and CC

gigoid and Charlie C., Portobello Road, London

Hajime…. Reality has again intruded upon my life; demanding little bugger, too. Today, it’s even intruding on my blog, which is, to say the least, rather annoying. Moreover, it’s compelled me to trim today’s Pearl mercilessly, just to get posted. I have been forced by circumstances to eliminate today’s video, and the entire ranting section, leaving us with an intro, a poem, an old-school pearl, and a closing. So be it…..

Since this will undoubtedly save time for all of us, you are encouraged to thank me later. I have no illusions as to how important any of this is, so, don’t worry about my feelings; they’ll get over it. In fact, I’ve already decided to consider this a serendipitous morning, just because I can. I’m human, you know, so there is nothing reality can do which I cannot deny in toto. Hah!….

There…. that’s the gigoid we all know and love so well. Or, know, anyway. I think, given the turn this has taken, it’s time we get on with the rest of today’s mess, or, we’ll get stuck here for longer than we wish. I guess I’ll just use this little device right here, which is so fast, I may not be able to finish this senten…..

Shall we Pearl?….

“Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.”

~~ Graham Greene ~~



When life calls, ready or not….

Memories are all we have sometimes
to keep our sanity intact,
with learned phrases and subtle rhymes
lessening life’s vicious, vibrant impact.

Presently all seems composed and intent
in stark contrast to hollow day,
forlorn patchwork emotions of unheralded bent,
fill up night’s bower, leaving hell to pay.

Such vigorous and elevated temper
brings us rare moments to ponder,
filled with lessons all need to remember
lest base perception lose valued wonder.

Laugh loud when entropy sticks fast
leaving shameless anger in its wake.
Let bygones pass quietly into the past
reaping only what is left to take.

Final words of wise imagination
tell us living well’s the best revenge, it appears
ever eluding choirs and congregations
finally finding home, never buried in tears.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Did you know?….


“The goal of all life is death.”

~~ Sigmund Freud ~~


“Truth is a thing not of words but of life and being.”

~~ Robertson ~~


“‘Tisn’t life that matters! ‘Tis the courage you bring to it.”

~~ Sir Hugh Walpole ~~


“The wise man will always reflect concerning the quality, not the quantity of life.”

~~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~~


“By space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like a dot;
by thought I encompass the Universe.”

~~ Pascal, Pensees, n. 265 ~~


“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”

~~ Aristotle ~~


“Do not settle for less than the best your own excellence can command.”

~~ Anne McCaffrey ~~



Well, there you go. I can’t say it will join the ranks of the best Pearls I’ve created, but, it is done. As you are well aware, that is our only consideration at this point, so, we’ll take it, and run. I’ll see y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, though I don’t believe I’ll try to predict any sort of actual promise of presence in real-time. At this point, I’ll be lucky to not choke on my coffee…. Until we meet again on the morrow, I bid the adieu….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch


À bientôt, mon cherí….


9 thoughts on “Pistachios for breakfast….

  1. What a cool pic of you! It does make you look like a little people person. How tall are you? 4’4″? Hehehehe.

    • LOL!

      Actually, I’m 5’8″…. Since that was taken in 2013, I’ve lost 75 lbs; I now look a bit less of a pudge, & probably look more my height… but, I’m not scraping any ceilings, for sure…


  2. SMIles..
    my friEnd..
    i miss Rosalinda’s
    eYes.. yet my mother
    was not Spanish.. my Grandmother
    half as Cajun and there was a half
    Cuban/Irish girlfriend of similar
    named SoNia way back
    when.. yes.. at
    18 then..
    and it’s funny
    as when she left..
    is reAlly when i found
    more of the EmoTions
    of mE than ever beFore..
    as modern science suggests
    today.. heartbreak is the escape
    of oxytocin touch.. and serotonin
    trust.. but the dopamine of creativity
    rises… to get Love again.. in Artful
    ways of attracting flesh and
    blood again..
    so it wasn’t SoNia
    reAlly that i missed..
    it was the art of sadness
    i fOUnd iN mE.. thE Rosalinda
    eYes of i.. fouNd finAlly iN aLL
    the bitter sweet liFe thaT is
    MaGiC through
    and grief..
    as change comes
    and wE GroW moRe
    to see the beauty of both
    dArk and liGht and iF you remember
    that SonG as i am kinda on a Billy Joel
    kick this morning.. and now back to Rosalinda’s
    eyes.. i aM thaT FucKinG
    Crazy Latin
    Dancing Solo
    Down iN Herald
    Square at 5348
    miles now at
    33 months coming
    at the end of tHis May
    noW.. anD wheRever i go..
    tHere IS A SMiLe oF soMe girL/Woman
    from 18 above and below and even aT noWs..
    80 and above.. but the bottom line iS
    Crazy Latin Dancing Solo Heralding
    Happy Real..
    and i FucKinG
    Love crazy as much
    as RosaLinda’s eYeS noW..:)

  3. There’s another great Aristotle quote/s… Oh yes, there are two! However, Ned, it’s the second that had me sitting up straight. “Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” He certainly knew a thing or two…
    There wouldn’t be much left of you after dropping 75 lbs, Ned. Great image, though. What a story must lie behind!?
    Sorry to hear ’bout your little Leelu; though, I’m sure she’s in great hands… 🙂

  4. I meant to ask you about Leelu….
    She is well no doubt…with your nursing care…grin
    17th eh…
    “Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.”
    ~~ Graham Greene ~~
    Not nearly enuf Heretics then….
    catch up with ya later..

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