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"Fear is a stranger to the ways of love. Identify with fear, and you will be a stranger to yourself." -ACIM

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm Easy Like Tuesday Morning

I think my friend Marcie had a good point in her e-mail to me Tuesday morning in that my last two posts did seem all doomy-gloomy.

So to shed some lighter subject on the matter of the blog, here was my day Tuesday… and pretty much everyday now that I have so much free time on my hands:

9 a.m. Got up and made coffee
9:15 a.m. Finished first cup of coffee and started reading the day’s news
10:00 a.m. Finished second cup of coffee and did some research on Georgia
11:00 a.m. Watched an episode of Californication which is this series that my friend Andy has turned me on to. If you have free time, download it. David Duchovney is funny as hell and it has some good twists.

12:00 p.m. Shower
12:15 p.m. Realization that I am awesome
12:17 p.m. Realization that I am full of shit
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Russian language lesson

1:27 p.m. My friend Leslie called to say she was back in town
1:30 p.m. Smoke break and talking to Leslie
2:00 p.m. Finished language lesson and talked to Mom on the phone for a minute about packing plans.
2:30 p.m. Walked up St. Philip St. to the CVS to get contact solution and a drink. Hey, what else do I have to do? And besides the “scenery” walking up St. Philip is always nice since the weather is great and the shorts are short.
3:00 p.m. Arrived at Queen St. Grocery to discuss doing some work tomorrow for the owner and to have a chat about nothing of importance.

3:30 p.m. Arrived home and checked my e-mail
3:38 p.m. Thought about working out…
3:45 p.m. Left home to go for a walk on a gorgeous day.
4:10 p.m. My friend Alex called from California to tell me of his recent graduation and summer plans. (Congrats Chach!) I talked to him and took the pictures you see while I walked around south of Broad St.

5:00 p.m. Arrived home and made plans with my roommate Patrick to go to the Riverdogs game.
5:30 p.m. Uploaded pictures and in general f-ed around on the Internet. Did you know that on this day in 1861, the capital of the Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, AL, to Richmond, VA? See all the randomness you can learn from the Internet! For example: TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
5:34 p.m. Realization that I am already bored with the Internet and need something to do. I’ve been sitting still for about 20 minutes now. Hmmm… Off to go wander around aimlessly.
5:50 p.m. Patrick gets in shower despite the fact that we are biking to the game and will more than likely sweat. Sound of water makes me have to pee.
6:18 p.m. Leave for RiverDogs game.

10:35 p.m. Return home half drunk. Only half drunk because I was all drunk BEFORE the bike ride home that burned all that happy drunk felling into unhappy drunk feeling. Not too bad though. RiverDogs won the game 8-7 by the way and Patrick and I sat in the box seats for general admission price. Had a good waitress named Laurie who kept the 24ozs. coming and we got to see the switch pitching closer for the Dogs in the 9th.
10:40 p.m. Realize that it was a good day and decide to write a blog about it.
11:28 p.m. Finish watching Cavs v. Magic game one. Magic won.
11:30 p.m. Family Guy
12:00 a.m. Family Guy. It was the episode where Brian and Stewie join the Army.

1:00 a.m. Sleep
So overall I would have to say that while it was neither an exciting day nor a very productive one, it was fun. Loved my relaxing stroll in the afternoon and my ballgame at night. Stress free livin'. Get it while it lasts I guess. Today I actually have some work to do. I'm meeting the QSG owner Hank to help him build some shelves for his new eco-friendly store.
Peace be with you all!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What's that all about?

Have you ever made yourself wonder what the hell was going on in your mind? I always keep a pen and paper next to my bed in case I wake up with a way to reinvent the wheel or have some crazy dream that I want to remember. This morning I wake up out of a wine educed stupor to see in what could be considered the world’s worst handwriting the following:

Oh Brothers of the Revolution
Your faces we see.

You stood before army and tanks
With only flag and voice.

Now your body is covered
With colors stained by choice.

Oh Brothers defending the homeland
Only your spirits forever free.

Seriously? I have no idea what I was dreaming of, but at about 430am that is what got put on paper. I guess I was in an ABAB state of mind.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We all SUCK!

Ever notice how we, and I do mean most people here, don’t do a good job of following through with what we plan on doing or say we are going to do?

This can be anything from not calling Granny to not going back to school to get our degree. It varies from person to person, but in general I’ve found that for most people it’s not simply procrastination, its apathy. “Ehh… not really.”

Have you ever made plans with someone and then when the time came around you found some excuse as to why you couldn’t do it? That’s what I’m talking about here. And I don’t mean something just came up and prevented you from following through, I mean you just didn’t put in any effort to follow through with what you said you were going to do. I’m sure everyone reading this has a friend that they haven’t spoken to in over three months. Why haven’t you called them? Most people including myself would ask, why haven’t they called me? If that’s the case, then you might as well delete each others phone number and move on with your lives. What’s the point? You’re not really friends, your acquaintances. See you at the annual Christmas party or at the next High School reunion.

We are all guilty of this, so I’m not standing on a soap box here. But, I will from this point forward not count on someone’s word unless I know them to be 100% committed to keeping their word 100% of the time. What’s the point? And how many times have I made that same claim myself? “I’ll never put my trust in so and so again.” Yeah right!

I had planned on doing a brunch for all of my friends and family the Sunday before I leave Charleston. No longer. Why should I put in effort to plan and organize something just to be disappointed when people don’t show up after saying they will? That would suck! I would hate for my last morning in one of my favorite places in the world to be tainted with disappointment just because I was again faced with a lack of commitment on the part of those that I think/thought actually would care.

No this was not brought on all of a sudden by one particular event, but rather a series of events over the past month or so that have just brought further validation to my theory that despite what we claim, American society still has an ‘every man for himself’ attitude. I am no more innocent than anybody else but I think I do a good job of at least putting in an effort to be there when I’m needed or requested.

Call your Granny! Call your friend! Be more than just another letdown for someone… Be the highlight of someone’s day today!