Tuesday, December 30, 2008

~Ate at Haydee's with the good Professor Combs last night before he dropped me at Union Station where I chatted with a self-professed "bullshitter" who, upon hearing my sad story (after asking for a dollar), cleverly turned the tables & offered me one hundred dollars. I refused his kindness (?) & asked him to piss off so I could read my brand new book: Big Boy Rules by Steve Fainaru. He conceded. So I won (because life's a competition). As he left he asked, "Why you so anti-social?" which reminded me of Mr. Corcoran. I replied, "I was born that way," to which he said, "No, you're just hiding from people." Then he sat down, assumed a yoga position & breathed deeply, perhaps circularly, as he became one with the great spirit. It was enthralling, if not enlightening. We then walked into the sunset together, holding hands, laughing & becoming the best of friends.
~This morning has been simply beautiful. It's inspired memories of Italy--via physical jolts to my skin thanks to the temperature, sunlight, & breeze, as well as the fabulous visuals of nearly empty streets as DC remains a ghost town due to the holidays.
~Thinking about more school, this time for something useful--architecture or green design. I dream about building things. Have for years. But I may just run across the ocean to España or Italia... coz I need a fix & that place gave me a good one when I was running around on my own.
~So, my two jobs have hit slowdown situations where I barely made enough to survive in the last month (& worrying about it has been waaay too stressful to endure much more). Meaning my "savings" are essentially no more, meaning I may have to pack my boxes & move in a month if I don't make big bucks in January. It's pretty exciting, because it means I have no reason not to do whatever the hell I really want to do. It's also kind of good timing, because it's time for an occupation change, time to get out of the non-productive, non-creative rut in which I've made my home for the last few years. CHANGE! WHOOOOOO! Now, who's gonna give me $100,000 to get me started on my change? [waiting....]

Monday, December 29, 2008

~Shadow By Design
~Incomplete condo
~My RAZR has nowhere near the talent to record this glorious still life
~2 of the (ultimately) 7 cop cars in my alley last night
~Abandoned Gainesville gas station

Sunday, December 28, 2008

~Doors with stories
~Hit Lex Vegas for a midday Saturday stroll. I highly recommend the chicken fiesta panini at A Joyful Spirit café.

~Went home for Christmas:
.Tree with antlers
..Flip's Rockbridge cabin
...Vid-cap from the unreleased Planet of the Priests
....Shiloh, me pops, me brutha
.....Greene tower

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

~I want a 40-hours a week job. If you know of an opening in the District shoot me an email. Happy Holidays. WHOOOOOOOOOO!
~18th & S St NW

Monday, December 22, 2008

~My parents had their 40th wedding anniversary over the weekend. JFM & I took a scenic route through Rappahannock & Madison down to home on Saturday before we all (minus our much-missed Kiwi sister Margaret) went to a fantastic dinner at Basic Necessities in Nellysford.
~Couple pix of JFM playing Twister at Prica's Friday night party.
~Effing cold today! I woke up late & it was still only 17!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

~Registered for these two April Saturday runs: The Charlottesville Ten Miler on the 4th & The 31st Annual Fodderstack 10k Classic on the 18th. Guess I better start running again!

Monday, December 08, 2008

~My 400th blog post is to confirm/affirm the accuracy of its current title.

Monday, December 01, 2008

~Pittsburgh is a great city. I'm infatuated with river cities.
~Mike is within striking distance of DC, so stock up on your defensive supplies, as The Mike is capable of reaching you at any time--anywhere. Be prepared.
~A fun trip: lots of travel in the Mikemobile at high rates of speed; cheap beer; graffiti artists; roaming traintracks looking for old tags; Pittburgh's South Side; I shot multiple rolls of 120/220 in my Mam7ii for the first time in a couple of years; Mike's farm is cool; we had two delicious Thanksgiving dinners with his friendly & hospitable extended family & their friends; Beehive Coffee Shop; The Mattress Factory; the Liberty Tubes....