Monthly archives: November, 2009

This should be the last Monday

… That I have to go to the library to get on the Internet. If all goes well, the Fios guys will be here next Monday (sometime between 8 and 5 grrr…) and I’ll be happily surfing away on super speed Internet. I should also be able to watch TV on my computer assuming that …

Film and sunk costs

I picked up all of my film when I last went to mom’s place. It’s an impressive amount, close to 200 rolls. They were meant to be used in Yemen but the logistics proved too difficult to be practical. So what am I going to do with it? I still love shooting film, and I …

Pavement

Wilco was, for a long time, a group that I enjoyed but never craved. I owned all of their albums but I never really understood them. Then one night while I was in Yemen, everything clicked and I’ve been truly hooked ever since. I wonder if something similar has happened with Pavement and me. There …

I’m getting Internet!!!

But not until the 30th. Everyone said that I’d go nuts without it and they were eventually right. I probably would have been able to wait a bit longer except my job involves using and telling other people to use the Internet all the time. I can’t wait to rejoin the digital world!! Sent from …

The Berlin Wall

It fell 20 years ago today. I really am amazed at how quickly the cold war seems to have been forgotten. This was probably the biggest event in my lifetime and it still resonates with me now. Surely an event worth commemorating.

What the vote in Maine teaches us

It shows that there are a lot of people that don’t like gay folks. It’s hardly surprising really. Here’s the thing about votes like that, at best, you are only going to make a lot of people mad no matter how the vote comes out. I sound like a broken record (skipping CD?) but this …

Root canal

Had the first part of my root canal today. The procedure really wasn’t a big deal. Yeah, it did feel really odd to have the dentist essentially roto-rooting my tooth out, but that’s about it. That may in no small part be due to the fact that the nerve in that tooth has died. The …

Like walking on stilts…

… that’s the best way I can describe the relationship I have with my feet. I can still mostly feel them, but it’s like they’re disconnected. It leads to constant balance adjustments, and you can imagine what it’s like trying to stand or walk in the dark, imagine doing that with stilts! It is still …