Thursday, March 29, 2007


Right, so then I returned from a greatly extended trip to Colorado bleary eyed and sleep deprived only to find about half an inch of pollen on my car at the airport and Spring exploding out of Atlanta's earhole. Sniffle, cough, sneeze it's always wonderful to be in the south during spring time despite the extra bit of snoring my lungs are capable of due to the sweet pine haze.

And when Tal runs in the backyard it looks like a muscle car with smoking tires zooming past in a drag race. Sniffle, cough, sneeze.

Our pollen has tusks clearly shown above.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Update, Schmupdate

At this point, I'm waaaay beyond making both excuses and apologies for not posting in a while so I figured a list of things I've done over the past month or so might be in order, if for no other reason, to act as a reminder about how fun life can actually be. This is going to be entirely too long.

-I finished up my job at Aria deciding that not only was I ready to have a go at things in Costa Rica again, it's something I SHOULD do.

-Spent a weekend with Maney at the Outer Banks in the cold. Ate corned beef hash in a restaurant called Whitey's, so named decades before it was decided that Whitey's probably wasn't such a good name for a restaurant or any establishment, for that matter.

-Saw Explosions in the Sky. Had my heart gently rocked to sleep.

-Traveled to Denver to fulfill some promises long ago made.

-Decided that music may be one of the best ways to cope.

-Received an email with the headline "Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'" pretty much confirming everything right in the world.

-Cooked a lot of food for a lot of new and old faces.

-Went out dancing and really loved it. Took part in a dance off which I lost despite the heaviest of efforts.

-Got a pirate heart and cross bones tattoo with Tammy. Love pirates, Yar!

-Managed to find "My New Favorite Band" every time I logged into, noting that most of them end up being Canadians.

-Took back old memories and made them my own.

-Ate Japanese, Ethiopian, Mexican, Sushi (including a live scallop), and some classic diner fare.

-Got not one but two nicknames. I now answer to Squirrel and Britches. Beef tips managed to hold strong, Maney.

-Got my hair washed and cut at Floyd's, the greatest cheap barber ever. Even got a neck massage. Ahhhhhh.

-Saw the Photo Atlas play at the Hi Dive. More dancing.

-Realized this list is getting ridiculous.

-Remembered that our lives are entirely too short to not enjoy them. We aren't as important as we think we are.