Sunday, October 30, 2005

u2

went to see u2 last night. i dunno if i told yall i had tickets.

it was a tremendously fun concert. perhaps not the best concert i've ever seen -- the audio was a little muddy where i sat -- but still fun an an excellent show. preachy, which isn't surprising considering that this is u2 -- peace love eradication of poverty all that -- but also great music.

so you think a little kid called up on stage to be the example during one tune will remember that forever. what about the guy invited up to play guitar with the band? or the cute blonde who got to hug bono all the way through another tune?

u2 is the most crowd-participatory band i've ever seen. awesome shit.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

going nowhere

i've started working at this job and i love doing the work. it's hard for me to focus, though, and that's something i'm having to work on. whether it's doglady wailing at me about whatever her current issue is, or the kids screaming, or whatever the other computer project that's waiting on me is, it's proving to be frustrating.

i no longer even really have my deep nights to work, because dale is often awake because she's sick or has to be up early.

sue asked me to restart her blog, so i put it back up here. we'll see what she does with it.

my feet continue to be sore off and on, but i haven't had to go back to the narcotics recently.

sue's severance pay has officially ended, and now she's into unemployment.

joy. i hope she gets motivated to get something soonish.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

feet

oh i forgot to tell you about them.

was back at the doctor earlier this week. he said that where i'm at is about where i'm supposed to be at. i'll be returning the wheelchair next week, now that i don't work at a place where i have to be on my feet all day. but i still can't go on a full-bore grocery shopping trip, tho i can run in and get a couple things without the chair.

i look forward to returning to the hunt. i actually like going shopping for my family.

another day

i'm writing during my last few hours here. i'm glad i'm leaving; i so badly want to be out of support, and i'm excited about what i'll be doing here instead.

what will i be doing? a little of everything. business development -- thinking about how to make the business grow. running the affiliate program and being the copyright and licensing guy. helping to make the financial end run smoothly.

just have to stay away until 0700.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

song of the day

road man
smash mouth
from astro lounge

a tribute to roadies everywhere, and i guess to bob marley.
---
road man driving in the road van
he's got to beat the clock to the next town
road man driving in the road van
i set up the sound system for the band

road man slow it down
and you will get there safe and sound
he says no no no the show must go on

road man driving like a mad man
breaking land speed records in the van
road man he don't mind police man
leaving trail of ripped up citations

road man slow it down
and you will get there safe and sound
he says no no no the show must go on

ra ta ta ta!

road man heavy load
he's got to stop and smell the rose
road man he says no go
i've got to be the king of the road

of the road

road man didn't see the train man
until it was too late to slow the van
meanwhile the band is waiting for the road man
crushed by his beloved sound system

road man slow it down
and you will get there safe and sound
he says no no no
no no no
no no
the show must go on
the show must go on
the show must go on
the show must go on
the show must go on

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

song of the day

granny
dave matthews band
as performed at central park
-----
hello, how are you doing today
i hope i find you feeling healthy
i'm so glad our paths crossed this time today
on our way into the night.

we'll find love is hiding here in the shadows in the darkness
baby it's up to you and i to bring it to the light
love as I approach the tears they fall like rain you tell me
baby your heart's into a thousand pieces

now stop
only old and wise with clouded eyes
you can't see what i can't hide
blindly throw my faith to the face
of the next good thing to come my
way

so here we are all of us stand around
we're leaning heavy on each other
always wondering what is it lies behind
the worried eyes of one another

i believe it's love that's hiding here in the shadows in the darkness
maybe its up to you and me to share it with the night
love when i approach my tears that fall like rain you tell me
baby your heart's into a thousand pieces

now stop
only old and wise with clouded eyes
you can't see what i can't hide
blindly throw my faith to the face
of the next good thing to come my
way

i say its love so i can hear although i know enough to spare them
maybe its up to you and i to share it with the night
love me approach the tears they fall like rain you tell me
baby your heart's into a thousand pieces

love
baby
love
baby
love
baby

[incomprehensible singing that prove that white men really can't dance]

god watches over students

and that's a good thing.

i went to school today to get some questions answered about my degree plan.

a new required course has popped up in the new catalog for my degree plan. i asked whether or not this is required for me, and it turns out that because i had my degree plan approved prior to the fall 05 semester, this new course isn't required. i'll continue under the old requirements.

the other new thing is that you now must submit a letter of justification explaining why you should be permitted to take cross-cultural courses (like the human sexuality stuff i'm taking) rather than having to take a language. but because i'm on the old catalog, that's not required for me either. for me, it's automatic.

okay so

i lied. i didn't get to update over the weekend. but i'm here now. so we'll try again.

foot surgery
definately worth it. the pain i went to treat is gone. in a procedure called platnar fascia release. essentially, the doc went in with a camera in one side and a knife in the other and cut the layer of tissue between the skin and the muscle called the fascia. ("plantar" means foot, so a plantar fascia release is a fascia release of the foot.) i had both feet done.

i'm still experiencing some discomfort from the incision of the surgery, and i seem to have a little nerve damage. i've got some numbness where the spur is on the right foot, but it doesn't affect my ability to walk, so i'm not worried about it. it just feels a little strange when i press on it.

i expect it'll be another 3-4 weeks before i'm fully healed from the surgery, but that'll be the end of this for a decade, i hope.

school
registration begins november 1. it looks like i'm going to take interdisciplinary perspectives, which is a required course for my degree type, and english history ii, taught by the same stanley palmer i had for english history i over the summer. i enjoyed his lectures a lot, and while his exams are rather challenging, i think they were fair and i did okay. (i don't mind doing poorly on fair exams; if i do poorly and the exam is fair, it means i didn't master the material. i got a b in his course.)

so i need to chase down what i need to do to get readmitted.

family
sue's mother has deterioriated considerably during the past couple of months. last week her husband, my father-in-law, put her in the hospital. she stayed for most of a week, and she was released today to a nursing home. she has severe liver damage, either from cancer, chirrosis, or both. sue is understandably upset, in part because it's her mom and in part because her mom made them all promise to never put her in a nursing home. but we can't provide the care she needs ourselves, and her husband has decided this is what's best for now. we'll see.

work
i go back to work tonight for two more weeks at the old place. my last night will be the night of october 23, and i'm heartily looking forward to it. i'm so wanting to get out of the support industry. there's no future in it; i will always just be a support monkey.

instead i'm doing business development for a porn site. i'm not directly involved in the creative aspect or in production, but i am looking at things like improving creativity, marketing, pricing structure, etc.

Friday, October 7, 2005

i'm alive

i promise. i even promise to update this weekend. i'm sorry. it's been nutty. good and bad, but nutty.