Friday, August 31, 2007

Look at dem soulful eyes... I can't say it enough: I love das poog. Even if he does eat tomatoes off the vine. Happy Friday, everyone!!

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Saturday, August 25, 2007


It rained. All. Fucking. Week. It was grey and gloomy and sticky. Oppressive. By Thursday I was in a deep funk. Grumpy. Foul. Unmotivated. I wallowed in it, let it take over. Sometimes you just have to go through the dark. You can't skirt the periphery. Deal. And it is no comfort knowing others are going through dark, too. Because it's not your dark. And you just want someone to listen and not understand, because they can't. You don't want to be judged. You don't want to feel evil, but by saying it out loud, it gets bigger and darker and nastier than it was when it simply lived in your mind. But then it's released to the wild, this demon. It will thrive elsewhere, but no longer belongs to you.

Then the sun comes back. The house is full of light. You know everything is going to be ok.

Did I mention that it was an especially shitty week? But today... today will be a productive day. Because I have some of the best friends in the world.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Remember that garden I told you about?

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ever feel like you're talking to a wall? Words fall on deaf ears with the response being "I know." But they DON'T know. There are times I feel like my entire throat is going to prolapse.

Upon writing that, the sky just opened up and the thunder speaks its low tones. I'm going to go stand in my back yard and let it wash...

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Week in Highlights

I was actually excited to go back to work after a week off on vacation. It was productive and then I hooked up with some friends for a few cocktails after work. Life goes back to normal. (So really, there was no highlight to Monday... after all, it IS Monday.)

I was out in the side yard dinking around with the gooseneck loosestrife. A woman I've seen a few times before who lives down the road, stopped when she saw me. "Your yard looks great! All the work you've done on it has really paid off, and I wanted to tell you that we've noticed." Damn... that made my day.

Took a tour and then joined the North Dodge Athletic Club. Woo hoo!! And my employer will pay for it. I can't wait to tackle weight training again. Then I went home and tried a new recipe - Shrimp and Scallop Arrabbiata. Good flavor, but there are some things I would change. I always try a recipe as it is given... THEN make it my own.

My friend Skippy and I went out after what had been a particularly frustrating day at work for me. We shot pool (HE KICKED MY ASS, 8-2), ate greasy bar food, drank much Stoli and played the jukebox the entire time. An all-around great night to bleed out frustrations, and the perfect ending: "Life in a Northern Town" by Dream Academy was the final song we played. I love that song... sue me.

It is Friday.

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