Monday, May 28, 2007

A Stellar Day

Today was a beautiful day. The sun was shining. It was about 72 degrees. You couldn't ask for more. I spent the day on the lakefront, listening to my friend's band play an outdoor gig. They sounded great. The people-watching was spectacular. The nuts were ample. Sometimes, you can forget how many crazy people there are in the world. Stopping to watch them is a good reminder. When you are trying to understand why there are traffic jams and why Bush is president, you have to remember all of the whackjobs out there.

Friday, May 11, 2007


I thought I was going to buy a house, but now I'm not sure. When I think about making myself settle for a house that is so much smaller than the apartment I live in, I get anxious. I can only afford a house in one town nearby. There are duplexes there that are in my price range. I want to have my own place again, I think. I didn't like cutting the grass or shoveling snow when I had a house in the past. I won't like it if I get another house, either. But, to be independent again is very appealing to me. I think that I will know if I find the right place. So far, none of the houses I have seen speaks to me. If you own a house, you know what I am talking about. I actually bid on a house and my bid was not accepted. I didn't care. I shouldn't have bid on it. I don't know why I did. It was nice enough. But, I had no feelings about it whatsoever. I think the bid was rejected, cosmically speaking, because it isn't the right house for me. I look around my apartment and I like it. I don't like the noise from the terribly busy street I live on. I don't like living next door to a building full of cretins who have the manners of barnyard animals. I don't like living in a building with a teenager who has a lot of rowdy friends. But, when I am inside my place and it gets quiet outside, I like it fine.