Recap 1: The Last Days of Colorado

*BVoooooM!* That is the sound I keep hearing in my head, now that I am back online.  You know, that “Ham Radio Coming Back On the Air, Pump Up the Volume Style” sort of sound. Hello world, greetings from Louisiana.  As I write this, I am drinking an Abita Jockamo IPA and am at the…

High Watah, Birthday Rituals, Gator Feet

Last night, I took my friend Cody to see the Mississippi river.  He was ecstatic, and slightly overenthusiastic, trying to climb down the rocks off the levee in order to touch the water.  He didn’t want to swim in it, thank goodness, but he just wanted to dip a finger in.  This was up on…

Misty Day, Reflections

Wednesday finds me in a better mindset, regarding the Vibe thang that had me in such an emotional dither yesterday.  I went home after work and, after having a decent cry on J over a couple of cardboard boxes, we had a chat about all of that, and the various philosophies of grief.  It is…

Meanwhile…Hey Look, More Street Art!

The signs of imminent change are beginning to sprout forth, in several different ways.  There are emerging blank spots in our apartment, where things used to be but are now all packed up.  THAT will become ever more the case, starting this weekend, now that we have the Massive Pile of Boxes at our disposal. …

Staring Down, Missing Up

I shuffled along the sidewalk yesterday, early on a bitter-cold winter morning, eagerly seeking the sanctuary of dry stretches of sidewalk.  On the dry stretches, I lifted my head and stared around and breathed in the crisp air (which resulted in a frozen nose), but more often I found myself tiptoeing along through those slick…

Still Meandering

Wow, it is a very eye-droopin’, hazy-faced, sleepy sort of afternoon.  It is a bad sign, when I bust out the coffee cup at 3:00 p.m.  I try not to do that too often, makes it hard to unwind in the evenings.  However, I have two more hours of work to survive…and I have a…

Love Thy Neighbor? Not This One.

So much for the 5:00 a.m. workout.  I DID manage to get one in, at 6:30 a.m., but it was rushed.  My inability to arise at my preappointed time this morning was due to the : “BOOM BOOM BOOM OOONTZ OONTZ OOONTZ WOOF WOOF WAHOOOOOOO DUUUDE!” that I could hear through our bedroom wall and from the balcony outside our window,…

A Lunchtime Walk

I seem to have a propensity for walking around and taking photos of things. Last November, I fell fairly valiantly, one could say with a mighty thud, off of my workout wagon.  My back had gone out, and I was incapable of doing much.  Then I got sick.  And then my back went out again. …

Rambling Wandering Weekend Mind

Earlier, I had an overwhelming desire to ramble about my peaceful weekend, and it turned into a book/film report.  Let me try this again. I seem to have lost my ability to Sleep In past a certain time of morning.  This includes weekends, and even days that I am sick.  Part of this is that…