Monday, July 29, 2002

Hello all. Sorry for leaving you hanging on the birthday stuff. Well, it was FUN and it's great to be 21. Lots of freedom which is awesome. Lots of people buying me drinks. Sweet!

For the past couple of weeks I've been thinking about putting Buddha Stew to rest. I am having a hard time posting everything that goes through my head and am starting to realize that I don't have to put it out on a line for all to see, I think I"ve matured past that point. I've been writing in my paper journal a lot more. I'm also turning into a bit of a "technophobe" which is a silly term really, I shudder to apply it to myself...but I guess what I mean is that I don't need this...all this complicated technology to make my life easier. It all seems so decadent. All of life in America seems too decadent these days. So much crap that people don't need, but buy anyway, so many attitudes that buy into consumerism and diversity and politics, and I just can't take it anymore. It makes me somewhat nauseous. I mean...well, there's this guy in NY trying to sue the major fast food companies because he's obese and has health problems. How ridiculous can we get? And we all so hyped up on destroying our "enemies" and freeing the world of terrorists, because, automatically, because we are such a great nation and so accomplished and wealthly and blah blah blah, we, and our way of life, are always right, always supreme. If this fat guys case stands up in court, that's it, I will move out of this stupid country to some secluded village in Switzerland, and live happily ever after. But Americans...oh we just make me sort of sick. Got to go someplace where they've got things...well, maybe not figured out, exactly, but at least in better perspective.

Well, that's a rant, for you. What it all sums up to is this: I love Buddha Stew but it is becoming more apparent that I don't need it anymore, that maybe no one really reads it anyway, and that it's just a modern convience that I shouldn't complicate things with. I think maybe someday I will write a book, and I will call it...Buddha Stew. What a metaphor. What a great fricking metaphor. :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2002


til the big 21. Hurray! I am thrilled about my party, and painting, and maxwell street days, and i think it will be a great weekend. It sounds like I should have a good number of people show up, and maybe some surprises, who knows!?!? Golden birthday, here I come!

Got a postcard from Megan the other day. Prince William on the front! Figures! Hehe. I laughed aloud when I saw it. Wish I were in Europe. Wish I had time to go home too, before the summer ends...but, well, it doesn't look so good for that happening. Too much busy-ness. I am excited to move, even though it will be a hassle to get all of our crap out of the house. For some reason I am totally psyched up about this bookshelf I'm going to get. I dunno. I just have so many damn books. They need a home of their own. :)

What else is new? not much! I wish summer weren't going by so fast...but that is its nature, and I suppose there's nothing I can do to stop it. Yarrgh. I will try to post more. Although I'm not sure anyone is really reading. Ah well.

Sunday, July 14, 2002

test, test

Monday, July 08, 2002

Haven't posted in a while. Well, Here's the news:

Got back from a fun family weekend up in Chippewa Falls...waterskiied, swam, ate brats drank beer had fun. Glad to be back. Familyed out.

Took my horns to the Edwards factory today! Christan is the man. Dude. My bass is all fixed up and my tenor got a total recalibration. I am awaiting my valve section which needed some work.

Well, it's hot and gross and I've felt like just one big headache. I am sad that I will be roomateless again as of friday, and this time for the long haul. I want to go to Europe! Should have thought about that. Ah well. Spending enough money on horns and stuff. But it's almost birthday time, my favorite favorite day of the year, and I am looking forward to it...I shall be throwing a party, and hopefully lots of people will show up and get drunk and have a good time. Yay.

Well, I think a spell of lying on my bed and not thinking about anything might be a good idea. Toodles.