Monday, June 24, 2002

Ah yes! a typical humid hot wisconsin summer day. I love summer. no really, I do! Lots of relaxation. and I can finally cross off my list that email to Stoner that I've been putting off for a month. For the weekend I went to Jerry's hometown near La Crosse, Galesville. I had a super good time. We went to the wedding of one of his old high school teachers, hung out, played with cats, and just basically had a good time. Today I am free of work because the pool has some problem...anyway there is no water in it so no one can swim!! hehe. Tomorrow I only have to do one shift, the evening one. So this is a nice break. I'm hoping to contrive some other ways of making my working days shorter for the rest of the summer. ;)

Practicing is going pretty well. I am hopefully taking my horns down to Elkhorn sometime soon for repairs, and then Bernard will stop being annoying with the loose screw and Bianca will finally have her chem bath.

I almost feel like going to the SERF to swim...since I work every shift I never have more than 20 minutes in the water...but I imagine it will be incredibly crowded because the Nat is closed. Ah well.

I recently read a book that has put a lot of my obscure thoughts into words, and expanded on them quite a good deal. I recommend it: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins. It makes me what to go live in the wilderness somewhere, deny civilization and lead a happy and enlightened life in the environs of nature.

just so, it is time for dinner :)

Monday, June 10, 2002

Adam's link updated at left. Adam is keeping me busy updating his links. What's next?!?!

I just made the world's worst Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. The PB and the J were alright, but the bread made it very difficult. First of all it wasn't pre-sliced so I had to cut it myself and one sliced ended up being way too thick and the other too thin, and the first slice was sort of stale, and the crust was really thick so every time I bit into it I lost a bit of jelly somewhere. Plus the bread was sourdough, which doesn't work too well with PB and J. Yargh. Annoying? you bet.

The most exciting thing today is that the pool is closed, temporarily, due to extreme temperatures on the deck. Something or someone happened to the heating system and unfortunately when we opened at 6:30 this morning it was about 110 degrees. So we closed the pool, and until this is fixed I don't have to go to work. Yeeehaw! Bee-u-tiful.

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

Well, it certainly wasn't any sort of premonition, just an educated guess, but when I said that my attendance at funerals had only just begun with my grandma's, I didn't expect the next to be so soon! My grandpa passed away yesterday. So Friday I will be at my second funeral of the month. I don't with my gramma, I didnt' really feel anything until the actual service, and I think it will be the same this time too. I don't really feel anything but worn out right now. Worn out of thinking about mortality and other such things. Once I get outside and feel alive again, young and healthy, I think the feeling will pass. But it's so hard to know what to say and do and how to be.

Monday, June 03, 2002

*does the summer dance*

started work today...hurray for seeing 6 am! aw, twasn't that bad, although i came home and crashed in bed again and had some crazy dreams. I didn't think I could make it without going back to sleep, although that was my goal. It was pouring this morning and by the time I got to the Nat I was soaked and unhappy, but I have since recovered. I'm thinking about snoozing again for a little bit and then getting started practicing. Then it's back to the nat for my final shift (hey, this day hasn't been too long...although those fifteen minutes sitting with Betsy who was tired and didn't say anything were probably longer-seeming than the rest of the day) and then dinner and more practicing and then perhaps a run with Jerry-monster? It depends on if it refrains from raining again.
Well, I am wasting valuble nap-time. Adios!