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cold and gray ... like my pizza
ttocsland
it's how I like my coffee, no - wait.

"I grabbed the two cold and stiff slices, my mug o' Joe, and my backpack as I headed out into the grey, the sky pressing down to meet the blades of grass, already bent under the weight of a waterlogged pansy ..." er ...

How the hell was your monday?
got the blue fed, gonna fire off some emails as I ponder what to do in our den, and I thought I'd say 'hi' ...

Got to see 'The Watchmen' last Friday night - weeee!!! I really liked it, though boo had serious doubts on the merits of the feelings she ended up with.

Then I played a copy of '7 pounds' - will smith's serious film.
Haven't looked up what the title refers to, but in the movie he's committed to acting in ways that will redeem his life, for mistakes were made along the way that had serious consequences.

As boo and I sat with Blue on a cold and wet and grey sunday afternoon chatting, all aslumped on the couch and in the overstuffed chair ... I was impressed. How cool it was to be having a somewhat poignant talk on life and the thoughts life entails, as opposed to the typically compressed level of thought both Boo and I suffer from after a 7 hour Bruckheimer marathon - yes, way to much knowledge of bullet holes and trace sample diagnostics, but little in how the question "Are you a good person?" would be answered by either of us, or what constitutes "liv(ing) your life abundantely" ... much better to ponder, if you ask me.

On a crazy somewhat side note - VPN is kinda cool - I just popped into the servers at work, grabbed the latest tracking files, and can now update at my leisure, pretty sure no one is gonna mess with them ... but - similar to rolling across a bridge in Matty's sportWagen while checking movie times on my phone - something not possible the last time we were jetting across the pelissippi in a fast VW ... ah, progress!

so I am doing my recruiting thing here at the house for a bit, and just had a contact with someone who works at a VA hospital. And that got my brain going and recalling a surprisingly recent email that helped me understand (maybe) where I stand on the whole service to country thing.

From a moving story of helping out when you can, even with a sandwhich on a plane ride, forwarded by Kevin and Steph.
"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it."
Not really sure how to feel about this. True as it is ... does it matter in the day to day life we lead? Ah, things to ponder ...

So, in the need to do SOMETHING with my pics, here's one:
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It's a building in downtown Durham - kinda cool. The Durham Centre it is called.

I was just driving about town taking pics - there are others, of course - like this one:
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Which is around the corner from our farmer's market area, and I believe is the company who did some amazing metalwork in and around the central park area.

So, yeah - I dig durham. Glad to be here - come visit if you want.

ciao,

~ S ~ || dona nobis pacem ||

"Keep Calm and Carry On" or "Keep Calm ... and Cupcakes!"