At 5 a.m., buffalo chips is all it means to me

US Naval Observatory Master Clock Time:
Fri, 08 May 2009 10:06:12 UTC

Time Zones:
Fri, 08 May 2009 06:06:12 EDT
Fri, 08 May 2009 05:06:12 CDT
Fri, 08 May 2009 04:06:12 MDT
Fri, 08 May 2009 03:06:12 PDT
Fri, 08 May 2009 02:06:12 AKDT
Fri, 08 May 2009 00:06:12 HST

What on Earth am I doing awake at 5:06:12,13,14,15 … on Friday morning May 8, 2009? That’s a good question.

Originally my quest was to record some music off Napster. Then it got complicated. Then once it got uncomplicated, listening to the music with headphones became complicated. Dang it. I just wanted to hear Chris Isaak sing Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man” before I went to bed, along with Steely Dan’s “Night by Night,” and Tom T. Hall’s “Faster Horses” (a.k.a. “The Cowboy and the Poet”)

“He smiled and all his teeth were covered with tobacco stains, he said, “it don’t do men no good to pray for peace and rain. peace and rain is just a way to say prosperity, and buffalo chips is all it means to me.

“I told him i was a poet, i was lookin’ for the truth i do not care for horses, whiskey, women or the loot i said i was a writer, my soul was all on fire he looked at me an’ he said, “you are a liar.

“it’s faster horses, younger women, older whiskey, and more money”

Truer words were never spoken, at least at … now 5:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Hey, I’m on vacation so there is no school, or work tomorrow, or today, whatever it is. I live next to a Mexican restaurant and a one-minute drive to the Market Basket. Looks like I’m covered for nutrition even if the waitresses have to pull a .357 on me to have a margarita on the rocks. No salt. So to quote that great American, Alfred E. Neuman, “What me worry?”