Thursday, February 26, 2009

Raining, pouring...

It seems like there are points in my life when everything is going right, and then times when everything seems to be going wrong. This, of course, is never true, but when either of those times come up, I think it's important to recognize them.

For me, it's easy to talk about when everything seems to be going wrong - this is just the time when I want sympathy, and help, and feel the most lonely. When everything is going right, I tend to take it for granted. I feel that I've been getting much better at recognizing when things are going right, and stopping for a second to make sure I realize it and appreciate it.

Right now is not one of those times, so I'm going to complain publicly for a few sentences.

KDHL and I broke up during Mardi Gras, twice. It was the messiest and most public breakup I've ever been a part of, and I realize that I handled it with less grace and humility than I've come to expect of myself, which is disappointing. I really don't know how to handle it from here, but I am doing my best and pulling strength from the great people around me, and from myself. It's been incredibly hard, and it makes me sad that this never gets any easier.

I am completely out of money, and my credit card has dried up. I am getting on track and working as much as I can, but this is a frustrating place to always be in.

I am getting quite sick. It probably has to do with the five straight days of drinking and emotional exhaustion. Again, I've beat these before and I'm sure I'll be able to again.

I cracked the fork on my precious, beautiful bike, so I have no real way of getting around. I will feel really good to fix it, and have that wondrous machine in tip top shape again.

But then, there are things that are going well - work is steady and keeps growing, and I'm beginning to feel that I really belong there. I am striking up new friendships, renewing old ones, and I can see how incredible lucky I am to know such amazing people. I am doing my best to thank those people whenever I can, and let them know how much I appreciate the support. If I haven't done so already, from the bottom of my heart - thank you, and I will do my best to tell you personally as soon as I can.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Just....just look.


The Church Of His Holy Beard: A beard of hope in these troubling times.

"Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall thou mar the corners of thy beard." -Leviticus 19:27

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Can we have another Bastille Day today?

I hope Wonkette has Creative Commons or something, because this is brilliant, and I'm just pasting the third paragraph in. From this post.

Which leads us back to Michael Capuano’s rant today, about how he “thinks” credit default swaps and such are “illegal” — it is his opinion! — and “cannot believe” that people who’ve used them haven’t been prosecuted. Well let us help you figure out why, Mister Congressman! Here’s the roll call for a House bill called “Making Appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services for Fiscal Year 2001″ that President Clinton signed into law on December 21, 2000. You voted for it! And included in this package was something called the “Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000,” the one that — thanks to Alan Greenspan’s weird, intrusive lobbying efforts — completely deregulated the derivatives market. So that is probably why these bankers haven’t been prosecuted.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Today's edition of "What Were You Doing Instead Of Work"

Full text of an IM conversation with my old college roommate Drew. This is exactly how two years of college went.

Drew Stephan
i think patrick duffy is sitting in the courtyard of this coffee shop

Drew Lazor
pic pic pic pic pic

Drew Stephan
i don't have a camera!

Drew Lazor
how have you not taken his picture
take it take it take it take it

Drew Stephan

Drew Lazor
ive seen that one so many times, need new content!
dude if you are in the sam eplace as patrick duffy and you do not a) talk to him or b) at least get his picture
you will regret it for the REST OF YOUR LIFE

Drew Stephan
i can't get it!
he's too far away and my phone camera is SHITE
ok i've been stealing furtive glances at him

Drew Stephan
and i googled pictures of duffy these days

Drew Lazor
go talk to him right now

Drew Lazor

Drew Stephan
it's not him!
it's not him
but he looks an awful lot like him

Drew Lazor
youre just saying that bc youre a puss

Drew Stephan
not true

Drew Lazor
go talk to frank lambert NOW

Drew Stephan
i think he's just some random euro guy with a younger male companion

Drew Lazor
thats totally patrick duffy!!!

Drew Stephan
is duffy married? this guy has a ring
ooo he has the same birthday as pat stephan

Drew Lazor
hes married to his craft

Drew Lazor
dude if that is patrick duffy and you dont talk to him im going to be SO MAD

Drew Stephan
dude thank god for the multiple search bars in firefox

Drew Stephan
so i don't have to keep typing in PATRICK DUFFY
Birth Name
Patrick G. Duffy

The Duffster
The Duff Man
ok, he's married
ok ok i'm going to go the bathroom and try to nab a pic of him on the way back

Drew Lazor

Drew Stephan
ok ok def not duffy

Drew Lazor
ok that is really fucked up man
how you gonna tell me something like that without being sure
im really really upset now.

Drew Stephan
i walked right next to him!
and i heard him talking!
he was not bobby ewing at all
OR frank lambert

Drew Lazor
im weeping

Drew Stephan
as i tried to take the pic i think i hit a 6 on my phone
and it took 6 pics
and made the camera sound every time
i will never be a spy