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It's Another Friday Night In Kentwood

Tonight I went for a 2-hour ride along the Grand River, back through downtown, and to the Honda dealership. Damn, do I want an Accord Coupe something fierce right now. Ah well, the ride was nice and a new car can wait until next summer. Besides, I hardly ever even use the car I have at this point. What with driving the van all day and not going anywhere at night, I maybe drive my car five days out of 14... and most of that is going to see my lady or driving her around. Wednesday that lady came out and spent the night. She had a job interview on Thursday for something that sounds good... we'll see what happens. So you didn't get a post because I was entertaining... ...I think that's what the kids are calling it these days. And yesterday the time I normally spend writing posts was spent adding posts to the archive. I've finished the 2003 and 2004 posts, but that was easy because apparently I wasn't doing much posting either of those years. 2005 should have more substi

The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own. if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human. It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disapp

A Very Full Day

Today started fast and hard and just kept on rolling right up until I got home. Just one of those busy days. It started with a roof leak/ceiling colapse, followed up quickly by a no AC, back to move wet furiture, water in a basement (coming out of electrical conduit no less), and ended with a page asking when I was going to get back to Kalamazoo to change some light bulbs. I was busy. Probably going to be busy tomorrow as well. What do you do? It's better to be busy than to be bored. I came home, ate a salad, and sat down to watch 10,000 B.C., which wasn't terrible as long as you don't, you know, think about it. I found a little bit of writing craft advice for you, here . Basically, it's 10 words to avoid when writing; Really, You, Feel, Think, As, A Lot, Sort Of/Kind Of, Like, Just, and Used To. It'll explain it all if'n you follow that link there. No deep thoughts or long monologues tonight. I'm tired and I just want to get back to relaxing. I'm going

Entertaining? Perhaps.

I've bee asked to make this entertaining. Apparently my last few posts have not been. For that, I am well and truely sorry. I apologize and will try to do better in the future. Although, in my defense, my life is only so interesting and far less entertaining. Let's get you caught up. After all, it's been a few days since you heard from me and I know you're wondering what I've been up to. Wednesday, or was it Tuesday, whatever, who really cares what day it was, Tasha received notice that the 16th would be the last day for her contract house. So she'll be out of work and free to move her ass out to Grand Rapids and into my little slice of heaven on Emerald Lake (apparently that's the name of my pond. No really, it says so on the map they gave me). So I imagine she'll be doing just that sometime around the weekend of the 18th or 25th... not sure which just yet. Anybody wanna help move? No! I didn't think so. Damn. Thursday night Tasha came out after wor

Old Blog Problems

Hmmm.... I was trying to figure out a way to import my old blog into this one, but I don't see an easy way. Of course the last backup I have of my old blog is from 2003. Unless Doug has a more recent back-up. I'm guessing he doesn't, but you never know with him. So I have an old back-up of my Nucleus blog, and I'm thinking this other file is a WordPress file, but I'm not gonna swear on that. Ah well, what I really need is my domain back or maybe I should just get a new one. Frustrating. Today I worked in Kalamazoo and Constantine, so there was a lot of driving involved in my day. And to make it even better, it rained like crazy on the way back. When I got home I cleaned the house in anticipation of Tasha's weekend visit.

Short But Not So Sweet

I don't have much for you today, so let's get right to it. I found a couple different fireworks displays for the 4th, so I'm good to go there. I changed the comments for the blog. You don't have to be registered anymore. It'll accept annoymous comments now. I'll leave that be unless I start getting a bunch of spam. I added some more pictures to my Picasa galleries. Just some wallpapers that I've made. Nothing really new. Well, that's really it. I'm going to go read some more of the Dresden Files. I'll give you something with more substance tomorrow. Peace.