LB log - 20120630
by, 01 Jul 2012 at 03:30 AM (191 Views)
1021PM and there's still fireworks going off nearby. My wife needs to sleep. I'm not thrilled about this.
Judge Carrel entered the steaming water now as he always did when he arrived for these impromptu meetings, with one toe daintily dipped into the surface and easing a leg beneath while clenching the handrail and hissing in exhaled breath. He then said what he usually said upon entry into the water.
"Oh do I need this."
Judge Pria kept his sight fixed in the direction before him and chose to not watch the ritual as it unfolded beside him. His eyes remained set upon the middle of the wall as he reached to pick up a cigar and pull a long drag from it. He wasn't able to return it to the ashtray before half of the burnt tobacco dropped and melted into the water.
"What's the matter this time? Sore from tennis again?"
"No, no. I had to take care of the snow last night. Last time I paid some kids who came around and offered to clear it stiffed me on the job. I give a few bucks out to a pair of 'em standing at my door holding shovels. I walk away to go piss and come back to the window to see how they're doing, and they already took off. Little shits. Sot his time I took care of it myself and now I'm remembering why I don't want to do that ever again."
"The perils of homelife."
"They do exist, sir." Both laughed softly after Carrel said this with feigned conviction.
"Anyway," said Carrel, showing more urgency in getting to business today than usual, "one thing I want to sort out - we gotta press upon them to figure out who's going to pick it up after Torrence. We have freight coming in and other things to do, and we need to know who's running the show. If things don't get settled soon, it's all going to go to shit in a hurry."
"What about uh, that old guy. Western, right? He's been working with them for almost as long as I've lived."
"I'd doubt it. He's not family, and it doesn't seem like he's the kind of guy who is looking to take on the role. To be honest, I think it's probably going to be Ashland."
"I'd think so."
"Well, y'know." Carrel paused to reach for one of the cigars in Pria's pack, then pulled his own ashtray closer to where he sat in the bath. "He's not the same kind of involved as the others are. I hear he's squeaky fucking clean and wanted to keep his distance from the business. Made sense before to have Torrence seen as the clear leader, but now."
"Maybe we need to set a patsy for the guy to stick." Pria laughed after saying this with the expectation for Carrel to join in. His response was an aloof shrug.
"Well, how about this." Pria then finally turned to face Carrel to say this directly to him. "What about their sister?"
"Oh, ho, Vic. Vic, you're too full of jokes about this."
"No, really, think it through. I hear that she's done a lot of legwork for all of us and has better ways to reach out to the women business owners than Torrence ever had. She's in the know. More than Ashland, I'd bet. I'd also bet she wants it more."
Carrel's eyes narrowed to drive his subsequent point directly home.
"And she's a broad. You think those kind of people want to listen to a broad? At all? No fucking way. No way in a million years. Broads don't do that shit."
"Yeah, but she has. I'm just saying-"
"And I'm just saying, too." Carrel did seem to be come animated at the mere contemplation of the question in this regard. "No fucking way. They won't suggest it and I wouldn't recognize it if they did. It's just not how it's done. Not with them."
Extra Mode. The Usual.
I find today's run rather intriguing. I can't say anything which happened in the normal course of the day was extraordinary, yet for a weekend I seem to have done better than the standards set by those days. Encountered many difficult charts here, particularly with the last three. There's not much to do with Around the Galaxy and nearly 3000 notes than just mash and pray that some of them actually hit correctly. Otherwise, play felt generally fine and unhindered.Code:EX% & Rank EX.p/f pg.gr.gd.bd.pr combo nc onc %+ date troopers @ 55.90 B 1875.F 666.543.296.20.253 0154 2012-07-01T00:41:05:842Z 0169- 0092- dreaming sweetness @ 49.54 C 1853.F 670.513.387.91.424 0077 2012-07-01T00:44:06:297Z 0132- 0087- cold stream @ 44.68 C 1722.F 619.484.424.162.575 0101 1927 1025 088.00 2012-07-01T00:47:08:499Z 00.32+ 0012+ 17-36+0+3+7- 0002+ 2012-06-15T01:53:52:025Z crose @ 34.43 D 2333.F 813.707.895.328.1267 0062 2012-07-01T00:52:19:678Z 0070- 0095- 不沈艦CANDY @ 40.88 D 1719.F 609.501.532.158.617 0068 2012-07-01T00:55:36:106Z 0040- 0064- soliders waltz @ 59.74 B 1637.F 608.422.214.171.124 0063 2012-07-01T00:58:52:425Z 0119- 0061- two days of love @ 66.59 B 1938.F 733.4126.96.36.199 0138 2012-07-01T01:01:43:297Z 0016- 0003+ V @ 60.79 B 1841.F 689.463.256.23.155 0172 1514 1504 0 2012-07-01T01:08:07:606Z 02.74+ 0083+ 88+93-39-13+45+ 0012+ 2012-04-09T00:02:51:418Z couse run @ 56.55 B 1286.F 459.3188.8.131.52 0134 2012-07-01T01:12:14:376Z 0035- 0054+ sayonara super star @ 46.75 C 1413.F 519.375.286.130.464 0077 1511 1188 027.18 2012-07-01T01:17:29:355Z 00.56+ 0017+ 19+21-47-14+70+ 0008- 2012-04-26T04:39:43:257Z love is eternity @ 56.96 B 1783.F 660.463.308.39.167 0255 2012-07-01T01:21:33:655Z 0118- 0158+ stars retuned by hal @ 64.24 B 1583.F 594.3184.108.40.206 0107 2012-07-01T01:27:33:298Z 0093- 0018- quark @ 32.81 E 1468.F 476.516.594.211.892 0093 2237 1442 055.13 2012-07-01T01:30:34:293Z 00.92+ 0041+ 5-51+48-25-12- 0044+ 2012-05-28T00:44:41:420Z around the galaxy @ 31.53 E 1833.F 576.681.818.273.1091 0064 2012-07-01T01:36:08:865Z 0233- 0010+ 嘆きの樹 @ 39.18 D 1807.F 641.525.501.204.846 0100 2012-07-01T01:42:26:015Z 0075- 0007+
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