I started thinking about dates a few days ago. I saw all of the 4th of July
T-shirts at Old Navy and I suddenly remembered an anniversary. I started
this whole web journal thing at about this time last year.
went and looked at the archives and I got really sad. I had noble
intentions and they never panned out. That seems to be a theme in my life.
I haven't updated my Duran fan site in forever. My wedding page still has
broken links on it and a lot of stuff I never got around to adding. I've
committed to help on my elementary school's alumni site, but I haven't
written the first bit of HTML for it.
I guess I'm a slacker. There.
I said it.
I accept the fact that I have used every excuse
imaginable for not doing things. I'm ok with that. I just need to find some
kind of way to motivate myself. I want a new job, but I still sit in the
same chair every day. I want to have a housewarming party, but our bed is
still sitting in the dining room floor. Why? I don't have a clue. I guess I
don't want it enough bad enough.
Wow. Now I've really depressed
myself. Ok. On to new topics.
James got me this fabulous new RPG
called Vampire, the Masquerade: Redemption. You play a knight from the
crusades that gets turned into a vampire in medieval Prague. I haven't made
it out of the 14th century yet, so I won't have to Turtle Wax the van just
yet. It does go all the way up to modern day New York though. You get to
fight with chainsaws then. Cool. I'm having a hard go of it at the moment.
I can't seem to get past this one guy (and when you die you have to start
over at the beginning of the level) no matter how many times I try.
I think I might let James play for a while to get me over the
I had an interesting dinner the other night. I got an email
from an old high school friend (whom I had not heard from since some time
in May of 1991). She was visiting from New Mexico and wanted to get
together for dinner. I thought, "What the Hell?" Harold and Sonya just had
their 10-year high school reunions and James just skipped his. I thought
I'd jump on the old nostalgia bandwagon as well. I emailed another high
school pal (whom I hadn't seen in just as long) and my best friend (whom I
have seen only once since my wedding) and we planned an evening of sushi
and polite conversation. It was nice. It made me realize two things. First:
people's basic nature never changes. Second: I'm doing pretty well with my
life. That's a pretty good feeling to have.
James and I aren't going
to be able to take a real vacation this year. We have too much to do at
home and money is tight (mortgage and all). It's going to be weekend get
aways for Bowien Haus. I'm going to see Duran in Nashville. It's an
ampitheatre show in late July. My devotion to this band knows no bounds. We
leave at noon on Tuesday, go to dinner, go to the show, do the post party
thing (if there is one), and drive back. Some of us have to go to work at
8:00 on Wednesday. I'm staying at home until noon. But, that is an
indulgence for me. James wants to go down to New Orleans for Saints
training. Harold and Sonya are going down for one the weekend before the
Duran trip, and I think we might tag along. We haven't been to NOLA since
Mardi Gras '99 and I've never seen any kind of pro sports event. It should
And we still have that free night at the casino that I got
when I bitched about our last stay there. I think we'll have to use that
read the archive
go visit the Queen of the Galaxy