September 30, 2001
I have a bad habit of slurping hot beverages. I'm going to fight through it, though.
September 29, 2001
What's that? No alarm clock for the first time in several weeks. Rock out.
September 28, 2001
Hanging with friends and bowling. Some alcohol involved. Fun. Seriously.
September 27, 2001
Crap, I just remembered that I forgot a dentist appointment today (it's now 5 hours after the fact).
September 26, 2001
Work is dragging hard lately. I really hope I can still go on my vacation in a month and a half, because I'm going to need it. It's not as if work is horrible or anything, it's just that I think I need a short break, something to refuel my creative fire.
September 25, 2001
The first frost this morning. It was slight, but it was there. I stuck out my finger as I biked by a parked car and let my finger slide across the glass of the window, picking up a cold spot of water in the process.
September 24, 2001
As usual when I'm at the doctor, I sit and ramble and tell every single thing I've felt or experienced in the past week. I feel like I'm pretty highly in tune with my own body and can describe and locate small or large pain pretty well (when it rarely comes). This last week, though, I've been plagued with chest pains and due to family history had them checked out. The probable diagnosis isn't nearly as bad as it could be, but I'm still going to have to watch what I eat (as if I didn't already) and see what happens.
September 23, 2001
Who would have thought that a flavor of ice cream with the word "gravy" in the title could actually taste really good?
September 22, 2001
Part of the reason I burnt out on the bar scene (pun possibly intended) is that smoke seems to permiate my every pore when I go out. Went out with some friends tonight after a movie and the same held true. Had to scrub my skin and hair before bed so that no traces remained.
September 21, 2001
People still don't believe me when I say that the Babe (yes, the ones with the talking pig) movies are really good. I watched the second one again tonight (after buying them both on DVD) and I can honestly say that I still think that they're both amazing films. Much deeper than surface level.
September 20, 2001
I've never before in my life seen a speech like that. I don't mean that it completely bowled me over, or anything like that, but as a person who's younger than 30, I've never such declarations made. I think there are some things that are inevitable now, and as we have been, we're just going to have to keep watching and listening and wondering.
September 19, 2001
Nice little things sometimes make a big difference. A busy night and long day was turned into a big smile with a simple card.
September 18, 2001
New developments every day. And I imagine it will go on like this for some time.
September 17, 2001
From now on, I will remember not to feed my body bad food. It's certainly easier for me to do it than for my body to remind me later.
September 16, 2001
Just about to rollerblade for the first time in a week (couldn't for many days because the wisdom teeth came out and it could have caused a bloody mouth), but as soon as I was heading out the door, it started raining hard. Wet pavement and polyeurethane wheels don't mix very well, so I went back inside. Maybe tomorrow.
September 15, 2001
There are three restaurants in the area within one hour of where I live that have grown head and shoulders above anywhere else that I've eaten here. Two of them serve Indian food and one of them serves Thai. Today, I ate at one of the Indian food restaurants for a lunch buffet and stuffed my stomach like I haven't in a long time.
September 14, 2001
While laying in bed, I could hear a plane flying over. For some reason, it completely pricked up my ears and woke me up and I listened and listened to it, trying to keep in mind where it was flying above me in the sky. It was an irrational fear, but one that was lingering in the back of my mind.
September 13, 2001
As I was unlocking my bike tonight at the grocery store, another fellow rode by on his bike and said, "there are a lot of angry people out there tonight, you be careful man." I told him to do the same as I heard people arguing (about the extent of our country's retaliation) in the parking lot behind me. Unite people, unite.
September 12, 2001
I live half a country away, but feel hollow anyway. Hope.
September 11, 2001
There isn't a whole lot I can say. It's sad and unbelievable and hopefully the events that happened today will help to bring people together in the future rather than push them apart.
September 10, 2001
Got two wisdom teeth pulled today. Like the root canal a couple weeks earlier, it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. It's a little worse now that the anasthetic is wearing off, but not horrible. I brought the teeth home.
September 9, 2001
My eyes hurt. Too much computer.
September 8, 2001
Uh yeah. I watched some football. So sue me.
September 7, 2001
For the second time in a week, a strange bug flew into my living room while watching a movie. I'm not talking gnats or mosquitoes or flies or anything like that. Last week, it was a strange, green walking stick bug, and this week it was a brown, flying walking stick bug that looked like it had the head of a small alien. Trapped both of them under glasses, looked at them for awhile, then freed them outside.
September 6, 2001
I wish I wasn't allergic so much to animals. I'd have one running around my apartment.
September 5, 2001
New music is nearly overwhelming me. I've been acquiring at a super rapid pace lately and as always, that's not a bad thing.
September 4, 2001
I've been a book buying maniac lately. Something like 15 books in the past 5 days. Now all I need to do is find the time to read them all.
September 3, 2001
As I think most people do on Labor Day, I did the exact opposite of labor. Slept in, ate some tasty food, and basically just slacked off all day. And once in awhile, that's ok, darnit.
September 2, 2001
It had been a long time since I camped (almost exactly a year ago actually), but it was nice to get out again, even if it did leave me a bit sore in the morning (bony frame doesn't mix well with hard ground, but I'll remember some sort of padding next time). Best saying of the day; "This place looks like a white trash refugee camp."
September 1, 2001
The best kind of a trip is one in which detours aren't cursed and there's enough time alotted that a random stop in some obscure place is more fun than annoyance.