Thursday, April 29, 2004

Life Update

Well, I finally got a bite on my resume and I have an interview tomorrow morning. I'm spending tonight updating my portfolio and pulling out the summer work clothes.

I've started working out again--it's been since June of last year that I worked out with any regularity due to my ACL replacement. I went through some physical therapy but had to stop because I didn't have insurance and it was astoundingly expensive without it. I was quite please to know that in that time I had not gained any weight but had indeed lost five pounds and 2.3 inches. So, the plan is to go daily and also to walk every night or morning as well. So far, so good. I've been walking at night listening to great music which just keeps my mind occupied and 30 minutes goes by in a flash.

Monday, April 19, 2004


Well, I'm still in Ohio. It's been quite a while and we've been delayed by circumstances but all is well I suppose. I've started laying vocals for one demo and will soon move on to another. I'll let you know when it's finished.

I'm using a computer at the local library and being amidst both poetry and prose am feeling quite maudlin. I'd forgotten how much I love libraries, particularly when they're old. I was an anomaly in college--I actually enjoyed spending time in the library. I would even venture into the huge building for pleasure to research a topic which had piqued my interest. The first year I was there they still had the old card catalogue system whose cards were smudged and grubby with many a Baylor student's fingerprints long before mine touched them. Those days are long-gone. Yes, we have the internet where a wealth of information is but a mouse click away--and I am eternally thankful for it--but for someone as kinesthetic as I am, a place where I can indulge my tactile nature is sometimes more stimulating.

I love the smell of old books, mixed with new ones. Love the worn, mottled tile on the floor and the fresh smell of new wax upon it. Love the feel of the stones and bricks that have been mortered for years. Love the discolorations on the walls where old artwork has been removed to allow for new. Love the new artwork--an assortment of renderings, some inept and some quite promising, from a 3rd grade class on the hazzards of smoking and drugs.

I love being surrounded by books; I am often more comfortable in this environment than many others. I feel like a kid in the candy store, I don't know which one I want to read first. There are so many to choose from and I just get a little tickle in my tummy at the thought of being able to transport myself to worlds unknown with merely my forefinger and thumb.

I love the doting older blue-haired ladies behind the reference counter, their pinched noses holding spectacles, like their coiffures, reminiscent of the 1960s. They always make me feel as if I've done something I shouldn't have and am therefore being watched.

I love how the halls are sometimes cold and have an oddly musky smell. I wonder how many people have walked this path between the shelves before I have. I wonder how many people have touched the spine of this book on the shelf between Brown and Browning. I wonder whose life this book may have touched.

Most of all I wonder why everyone doesn't love these places as much as I do.

Friday, April 09, 2004

Back in Ohio

Well, we're back in Ohio and have been since late Tuesday evening and yet again I'm on a borrowed computer. Fun.

We'll be here til next Tuesday I believe. I suppose I haven't told you what we're doing here.

We're recording an album-or cd if you wish. I'm going to be singing, Hub is playing guitar, and S is playing Drums. So far so good I guess. It's going a little slow but there have been complications as well.

I'll let you know more later. Until then, Happy Easter.