Saturday, May 10, 2008

And if the mist ever lets the sun through, I'll hope I did the right thing

If I had an explanation for not writing I would have told you about it. I actually started this blog for purely selfish reasons and mostly to help maintain my sanity as I sat in a cubical. But it didn't work and I quit that job. And writing the blog doesn't increase the value of my home nor does it make my transmission run smoother. So what the french, toast?

Lately, I've been doing things like painting the outside of my house and having my transmission replaced (Honda was nice enough to do it for free). I decapitated a bunch of dandilions. I set up a see-saw for the kids. I even went hiking. And it was a good hike because I discovered a small man-made reservoir within half-an-hour of my house where I can teach my son to fly fish. I hiked through snow in the hot sun and my feet are tan with winter skin build-up flaking off my toe knuckles. And skin flaking off toe knuckles can only be described as awe and then some. I also gave my boss a bloody nose the other night by way of my elbow. It's hard to stay inside and blog. Maybe it's time to get a new laptop.

Nerds are going to think I'm lame, because the other day, instead of blogging, I watched Princess Mononoke for the first time and it blew me away.

And I will admit that I've had some funny conversations and zingers that I didn't bother to remember with a mental note of "that needs to go on the blog." I'll try to get into the habit again.

6 comments:

Dr.Psycho said...

Sounds like a fun little reservoir...I took my little girls hiking on 106th south down the Jordan River Trail...there were two manmade ponds that get stocked with fish in the parks there...It was fun...

Ward-a-Loo's said...

You are our blog slave. Entertain us or else.

If you liked Mononoke, Have you seen Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle? I especially liked Spirited Away. It was eerily like a recurring dream I have (not a bath house full of monsters, but not far off either).

SS

Epitome of Sweetness said...

Much more important to be outside having fun with your family.
Blogging can wait until winter.

Jamie said...
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Jamie said...

I was also "blown away" by princess M. If you get time, I'd love to know why (but I agree with sweetness--save it for winter if you want). For me there was something sad and strange and good about the fact that the forest spirit was not exactly all powerful. Also I was surprised by all that blood...Its been over a year since I watched the movie, so now I am at a loss as to why I loved it so much. I remember thinking about it for weeks.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I am way glad that you are BAAACCCCKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!