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(no subject) [Jul. 30th, 2004|12:22 pm]

She says she's not making a pilgrimage to see my people. But she is coming to see the people--well, at least one of them. And she is going to do her art which is a kind of religion to her. So really, she is making a pilgrimage to my people, but she just doesn't know it.

His thoughts to you folks on my upcoming flight to the Bay Area this evening. Oh, and to the difficulty with wiring up the coyote beads:

Not all things good are easy. But some things easy are good.

And the vision of long, pointy teeth, but as if something predatory was smiling, not getting ready to eat you. Or maybe both.
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Coyote and blackjack [Jul. 29th, 2004|03:40 pm]

[Current Mood |sillysilly]
[Current Music |Quem vem lá, sou eu, performed by Mestre Suassuna]

So, I was in Reno over the weekend and while I was at a blackjack table I heard a certain fuzzy voice say, "Hey, Stefon. Let me play a few hands."

How it went. . . .Collapse )
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Coyote and the Permission Place (napkin transcription) [Jul. 20th, 2004|03:54 pm]

Melissa says:
Coyote occasionally bemoans the fact that certain, um, bodily functions are restrained until we're sitting on the pot. Thus, the poem below.

By Coyote C. Coyote

Once the world was
   a breezy place
   of freedom
   and unrestraint

As the boxes grew
   noses got judgemental
   (yes, they did!)
   and the giggles hid deep.

There's one place for all men
   left for fruity goodness
   and musical noise
   and the giggles fly free.
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Coyote and Prometheus (napkin transcription) [Jul. 19th, 2004|07:34 pm]

Melissa says:
In the NROOGD circle cast, there are four "Mighty Ones", one in each quarter. A hived coven often inherits the same set, but the option is always there to change them around. Generally, they are "demi-gods", in the sense of being either half-mortal/half-deity, previously mortal and lifted to immortality, or a serious friend to Mankind in one way or another. In our coven, Prometheus resides in the South. Coyote, who has a rather proprietary interest in our coven, believes that he would be an excellent Mighty One for the southern quarter and periodically pipes up to renew his point. My answer usually devolves to: "there's no way I'm giving you a sword, m'dear" (we place the fire in the south, and in NROOGD, the sword is the tool of fire).

Below is a poem he wrote after one of these conversations, held, as usual, at some fast-food place.

After Prometheus
stole fire and got
nabbed by petty lightning,
He should have called Coyote.
Chains fall before tricky teeth
And eagles make tasty BBQ.
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Coyote and the Lightbulb (napkin transcription) [Jul. 19th, 2004|07:13 pm]

[Current Mood |chipperchipper]

Q: How many Coyotes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: There's only room for one at a time - get in line!

A: Just one - and he doesn't buy the socket dinner, either!

A: Coyotes do it in the dark!

A: You can screw in a lightbulb?! I'm in!

A: Any Coyote can do it - after all, they always carry two bulbs!

A: None. Coyote lights up a room with his smile.

A: Geez, I already brought you guys fire - do I have to do everything?

A: Four. Okay, only one but you have to ask him four times.

A: He can't. It was made by Acme.

A: Just one. But it's a 16-step process, and at the end, the lightbulb explodes.

A: Depends. How many ya got?
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A Coyote Jingle [Jul. 19th, 2004|12:31 pm]

[Current Mood |mischievousmischievous]

Mares eat oats
And does eat oats
And little lambs get eaten by Coyote as often as possible since the little buggers are more nimble than they have any right to be. I mean, what's up with that anyway? A poor Coyote has to eat too, and if he didn't know that ivy makes a great lure he'd never have lamb for dinner at all.

(From a napkin, penned by Stefon)
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Coyote the Sailor [Jul. 18th, 2004|09:34 pm]

[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Melissa says:
On our way home from Portland, we stopped in Redding for dinner at a Jack in the Box. Now, His Toothiness has long enjoyed having one of us let him write out things on paper napkins, before and/or after the meal is at hand. He prefers red ink, but will settle for other colors in a pinch. What follows is the story he wrote in Redding, after I was done with my dinner and Stefon was still finishing up.

Coyote the Sailor

Once, there was a river town that only had one bridge. Traffic was very congested, and life was horrible.

Until along came Coyote.

He came sailing up the river on a fancy schmancy river boat and decided to help. If the river town people would spot him a bit of cash, that is. He'd used up his cheating magic at the tables and wanted to try roulette.

So! Coyote set up a little toll booth at the bridge and took a dollar from all comers. Miraculously, traffic flowed and flowed, even if Coyote stopped to chat, which he did. Alot.

But Coyote got greedy. He told the river town people to set up a bunch more bridges, put in a toll booth in each one, and dashed back and forth, collecting as much as he could.

But the people soon realized that traffic was faster when Coyote was off at another bridge and they made a game of it, doing their best to drive along a bridge where Coyote wasn't.

Finally, Coyote was so exhausted, he took his bags of money and jumped into the river, intending to swim to the boat and make a killing at roulette.

But the money was so heavy, and Coyote was so tired, that he sank to the bottom because he wouldn't let go.

So Coyote took a nap at the bottom of the river.

And drowned.

Until along came Coyote's brother...
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Wolf, eat your heart out [Jul. 18th, 2004|04:15 am]

[Current Mood |energeticenergetic]

Just because I'm so handsome, I think that you all should have these pictures of me and use them in when you talk for me in my journal!

Melissa says:
Click an image or a link to download:

coyote_casual.jpg coyote_chicken.jpg coyote_dance.jpg coyote_dig.jpg
Yeah... Mmm... chicken... :: hic! :: Hello? China?
coyote_happy.jpg coyote_song.jpg coyote_wise.jpg
Hi! AwwwoOOO! Ask me anything!

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Maybe I WILL get a journal! [Jul. 18th, 2004|12:38 am]

[Current Mood |chipperchipper]

I can't type much right now because Melissa needs to get back to doing her homework assignment which seems to include watching a bunch of prissy dancing nancy boys singing and carrying on with a bunch of hot babes in 1950's New York.

And you thought I didn't pay attention to geography. Hah.

More later, boys and girls. Uncle Coyote's in town!

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