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another monday night entry...
ttocsland
6:56pm + 26Jan04 = Monday night...

Sitting here in the Academy Garage, the quiet before the storm of 'nomination announcement'. Generally feeling... nothing. Chatted with blood last night. Had an excellent weekend, actually. Let's see what I put down the other day::


5:30pm + 24Jan04 = Saturday evening...
Parts of my site I need to work on::
>If I ran this joint!!
>Lists
>How to... (a la Levenger's site)
>I've got this friend, Melissa...
>Re-visiting ancient history (or how Mike Janes has caused me to feel... something... again!)
>Since I won the Lottery ($13,000,000 - but took the cash payoff), here's what I'd like to do...

+++ Had a frankly awesome Friday yesterday - woke up with the remnants of my sinus issues - a stabbing pain behind my left eye socket, and it held out for a little longer than I wanted it to. Finally went away as T-Dog and I strolled the aisles of TechMecca (Fry's Electronics, home of Chippy). Getting to T-dogs was marked by fairly bad drivers on the 110 South, crappy verizon coverage (lost him in Hollywood, and when I got to redondo beach, couldn't make outgoing calls for shit!). Hit Vine St. to see the cement get poured - took lots of pics, and was puzzled when Diego said he was doing the coverage for the lot. Guess Roberto is adios, or something. Whatever... if I was needed, they would have called, right? hit T-dogs, hit some 222 for the sinus pain, shot the shit and announced my 'surrender' as terry put it by revealing a la Alicia's blog that we had committed engagement over the new year. He told me about the joys of shooting/producing VR stuff for the Times. Think he's gonna rock their world! Decided to go see new toys, and boy did we. He almost bought a USB powered LED tube accent light for his office - he likes to wow the peeps he works for. I showed him the USB cables with blinky LEDs in them. Oh the joy of accent lighting in C21! Marissa rang T-dog, so we scooted so we could collect her and head over and see Big Fish. Excellent filme, I recommend it highly. We burgered before, and pizza'd after - with Ron as an additional companion. All very good - especially sitting out by the fire at the Pizza Joint. post movie, we caught episodes of WildBoys and Viva la Bam on Mtv, i guess (ron had tivo'd it so...). Also watched some Paris/Dakar footage - T-Dog likes the word Dakar, thinks a story re: men and machines against nature could rule - bike, car and truck stories to make a decent story. Back to T-dogs and we played the intro/training to Desert Conflict on the x-box. slightly frustrated by the first mission, we watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica. Wow... what a great show that was. Campy now, and then, but wow - innocent fun. ron's stickers getting painted, ron's plans, t-dog's back hurting lots, chilling and having a good relaxed time. a very good way to enjoy a friday. comedy radio, jonnhy walker sings 'rich and white' to Marley's 'no woman, no cry' - hilarious...

+++ so, I've got these non-current issues of car magazines. Hoarded them, maybe. But let's see what we thought was gonna happen 4 years ago - and see where we ended up, and then we'll foollishly make some predictions based on the trends we detect.

11:11am + 25Jan04 = Sunday morning...
just got up from under the pile of puppies on the bed. it's really an amazing feeling of ... love? Trust? happiness? all that heavyness without the urgent hope of crushing to death, a la siblings playing on the couch while the folks are away (thought at times, there's lots and lots of 'flatulence - look it up!' which has never been enjoyable...) Swoops - a brillant candy joy brought to you by the Hershey Food Corporation. Reeses flavor rocks!! it's my breakfast at themoment. I've been cleaning out/organizing the Den area - going throught the boxes and boxes of papers, throwing out reciepts that don't need to be kept, opening envelopes for statements, shit like that. Found a journal from one of our trips - thought I'd transcribe a bit I found cool.

>>> Friday, Dec 22 9:04 am easter time Heather and Breeane's apt. - comfy sleeper... Moved car, retrieved H2O and Diet coke from the cold cold jetta. Dexter the amazing kitty. Peanut's no where to be found. Left Knoxville a tad late - rolled fast and furious through VA. Cloudy, and a touch of snow out of Knoxville, but otherwise just another long day on the road. 6:15 Jetta Time. Parked as poorly as ever. Ring the doorbell and Michelle answers the door. Melissa and Zachery on the couch feeding. He's small, a peanut. All awkward and pushing at his limbs to make them stop - or perhaps to start. He's quiet - not too fussy. wow. amazing. alicia holds him for a bit, after his 11:15 feeding. The cat uses her head to lean on as he peeps over her head and ponders the small bundle. Noises, movements, eyes almost open - he stares happily at the christmas tree lights. What will he remember? Dexter might actually be damaged - he fell off the back of the couch while attacking his tail. Zachery John KT - cool. Very cool... ... and as I sat on the couch in front of him - staring at this bundle... a couple of tears... wow. He's small and funny colored, and he's got little fingers and pushy legs - and his head is floppy and he tries to open his eyes, but his eyes roll back into his head. Gift of life. Woww. cool. and michelle looks tired and happy; and melissa - wow - sooooo happy.

zip code 72368 is for Moro, AR. ::

ciao,
s.