Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I've been away for awhile, seemingly lost in emotional malaise and physical disrepair. I have spent more time away from home then I would have liked lately, and I've begun a transition from one thing to another, but another is not really so different from the one, if you know what I mean. I feel as though I've neglected this place a bit, being pretty content to upload a picture here or there with little or no explanation. So here it is: I was in Halifax, Toronto, Philadelphia, DC, Louisville, Memphis, Tulsa, Omaha, St. Paul, Chicago, East Lansing, Waukeshaw, Seattle, Spokane, Boise, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Ja Jolla, Austin, New Orleans, Nasville, Birmingham, Atlanta and Orlando, and then home. Home has been nice, though I've been a bit laid up lately and am starting to feel the psychological effects of spending a week on the couch. I watched 3/4s of Leprechaun 5 the other day before I realized what I had done. At least the weather has cooperated, and been largely cold and foggy, so I am less envious of the upright and mobile.

Bay to Breakers took the neighborhood by storm (albeit a storm of urine and High Life) this past weekend. Were I in a better state I may have participated, though it's really all one big drinking game wrapped up in the guise of some sort of footrace. I'm not sure what to make of it, other than to say I grew pretty tired of the drunken nudity, which speaks volumes, I think to where my interest and sensibilities lie these days.

Ally was through town with the mighty Mogwai this past weekend. They are louder then I ever remember them being. I ended up having a seat on the balcony away from the roving bands of drunkards down below hoping to escape the roar of the band. No dice. The floor seemed to shake in time to the earthquake a few hundred miles to the south. Loundness in spades. Sensory overload.

And then I slept for many hours, and that was all. Also, this little piece of magic has been parked outside my house all week. Aaaaaaaaaaaand it's for sale.

Here's to a new things. See you out there.

Often where I lay my head is not my home

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