June 30, 2001
Walking around the small town hungry, we figured we'd have to break down and eat at a greasy spoon diner or a mainstream chain that didn't sound so appealing. Instead, we stumbled upon a rather tasty little restaurant that served some great vegetarian food. Who would have thought?
June 29, 2001
Hanging out and chatting with friends and people I didn't even know. A good night overall, even though it was a going-away party.
June 28, 2001
Finally got a roll of film back tonight after slacking and slacking and not taking anything. What was on the roll were some of my favorite pictures that I'd taken in a long time.
June 27, 2001
400 miles pedaled so far this year. It sure isn't much, but it's still a nice round number to go on.
June 26, 2001
I finally saw the first teeny-tiny tomato on one of my plants that I have growing. Although I'd seen blossoms about a week ago, I guess it didn't occur to me that I would have an actual vegetable so soon. I'm hoping that as the summer goes on, I will have loads and loads of tasty tomatoes from the 5 plants.
June 25, 2001
I actually fell asleep while reading a book tonight after work. I woke up and had somehow kept my place with my fingers, but my head was in a haze the rest of the night after the 40 minute drift-off.
June 24, 2001
Claustrophobic, melting, crushing, heat. Squish.
June 23, 2001
Went biking with my brother all over a strange town and saw some of the strangest things including, but not limited to; a several thousand ton pile of metal shavings, a stop sign with approximately 30 bullet holes through it, an abandoned semi truck with every single window shattered. Ah yes, small-town Nebraska.
June 22, 2001
Rub a dub scrub in da tub.
June 21, 2001
This week has been going by so strangely and quickly and busily that I was actually confused as to what day it was and had to look at my computer calendar just to make sure.
June 20, 2001
As I was biking home tonight from work, a truck made a sharp turn onto the street that I was on coming in the opposite direction. I swerved over to the far right side of the street and sped up to get out of the way, as he looked a bit out of control. Just after he'd rounded the turn and was even with me, I heard a loud crash and looked back, startled. A large grill had fallen out of the back of his truck onto the street, right where I had just biked.
June 19, 2001
Thunder is soothing to me when I'm laying in bed. Unfortunately today it came in the morning when I needed to get up and go to work.
June 18, 2001
The compression of the heat and humidity crushed me on my couch after work and I didn't wake up until I'd slept for about an hour. Ugh.
June 17, 2001
It sure is an overused cliche', but it felt literally like a sauna outside today. The air was thick with humidity and although it threatened to storm several times and lift the veil, it never did. Here's hoping that I hear thunder and the sound of raindrops when I go to bed.
June 16, 2001
I spent over an hour tonight replanting tomato plants and pruning different hanging plants that I had in my apartment and had gotten out of control. I also cut up a bunch of wire and put it around the tomatoes, because I seem to be at war with the squirrels around my apartment building, and they've already destroyed several of my plants.
June 15, 2001
I used to never be that into grocery shopping, but for some reason I've found it really fun lately, like almost something that I look forward to. That, and I've been addicted to ice cream lately. Mmm...ice cream.
June 14, 2001
One last try with the acupuncture treatments. I'll give the rundown in a month or so with my experiences.
June 13, 2001
Mental note to myself: Please stop slurping beverages that are warm. It's an annoying habit that you've gotten yourself into after one too many times of burning your tongue and the fact that other people have told you they can hear you should be enough to make you quit. Sheesh. C'Mon man.
June 12, 2001
Just keep piling the work on because at some point I'm going to finish it all and then I'm going to breath a sigh of relief and probably shut off my computer for awhile and just let it set.
For at least 24 hours.
June 11, 2001
Heat index of 103 today (the real temperature was 96) and so started the summer officially. Up until this point things had been downright unseasonable, but the warmth came today and I felt wilted.
June 10, 2001
First time out rollerblading in quite awhile after my ankle finally seemed to heal up and it was a lot of fun. The one bad thing, though, is that I'm very very out of shape.
June 9, 2001
June 8, 2001
My hair is now the shortest it's been since last year at about this time and probably much longer than that. It was time for the summer cut, though, so the new do is very welcome.
June 7, 2001
I've never had any pipes get clogged before, but it finally happened tonight in my kitchen for some reason. So, it's a thick goop to the rescue (hopefully).
June 6, 2001
Went for a walk tonight and saw lots of bats flying around in the sky overhead. Near one tree that was particularly infested with bugs (due to the smell or blossoms or something or the other), I saw at least 4 overhead.
June 5, 2001
Over the past couple of years, I've sort of gotten a bad impression of doctors. I know they're busy and stuff, but I always feel like they give a crap or take their time and even check out what's actually wrong. Today, I had a doctor that I thought was listening to me, though, and it helped to change my opinion a bit. I still don't like being told that I'm going to have chronic pain, though.
June 4, 2001
Stuffed myself with Thai food tonight for dinner. That's always a good thing.
June 3, 2001
I'd never shot fashion photography before, but after finishing some things up today, I was surprised at how well they turned out. Don't be too surprised if you see something of the sort within the photo section sometime in the future.
June 2, 2001
Some of the best restaurants out there are the little ones that you find unexpectedly and walk in and have a great meal. That was the case again today and after filling my belly on Indian buffet after travelling to another city for the day, I had to fight off a food coma with a cold coffee drink.
June 1, 2001
From zero to 15 minutes, I wanted to walk out. From 15 minutes to an hour, I was gagging with the amount of cheese contained within. From one hour to finish, I was slightly won over, but still felt rather hollow walking out of the theater. So much potential, and so little payout on good old Moulin Rouge, which is too bad, since I really like Baz Luhrman and the everyone involved with the film.