Monday, January 22, 2007

The burning crusade

Welcome to the end of the holiday season and the era of new year's resolutions. Best of luck with all that.

I should be hitting the basement again here in a week or two. I have all of the lights done (and have for a while), next is plumbing for the bathroom, air ducts and finishing the miscellany wiring, things like cable, ethernet, smoke alarms. Maybe sometime soon I'll get off my rear and get some more pictures going.

You may not see me much for a couple of weeks though.

I have the world of warcraft expansion to get out of my system.

Untill later.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Have any of you ever visited an internet chatroom? Also known as IRC or internet relay chat.

I used to frequent an IRC channel when I was in college. Some crazy people hang out in those. People tend to socialize like it were a bar or resturaunt or soemthing. Maybe a more apt example is Denny's at 2 AM. Who knows.


I sumbled across a link to a site I had forgotten about for some time, They have funny snippets of chatrooms and a few stories like this one sprinkled in.

I thought I'd post a couple for you. You know, in case you get bored or something.


Sunday, January 07, 2007


So, now what?

That's been the story of my life the past 4 or so months. I've realized that pretty well every dream or want I've had as a kid has come true. Well, the reasonable ones anyhow. Some I've found without even knowing I wanted them.

This book for example.

Others I've never dreamed possible until recently.

Some decisions have been the most important I'll ever make.

Some are ultimately.... meaningless.

So then, now what?

Here I am at an intersection of sorts in the crossroads of my life. I've spent the past few months wandering around this crossroad, kind of daydreaming and trying to figure out where the heck I go from here.

It's like... Well, let's use a story as an example. I have a pretty good idea of where I'd like to be at the end of... well, what I know about life, the universe and everything.

We'll call that the north pole.

I just crossed the border of Mexico into the states and have my travel visa. It's been a long road since I left panama. I've seen tons of things on the way and feel as though I've just barely caught a glimpse of what's out there. There are cultures that are as alien to me as anything out of a sci-fi novel. There are people living like kings and slaves. There's a lot to see and I've barely scratched the surface.

Now I'm in a strange new world, sitting at a truck stop with no money, wondering what I'm going to do. I've gotten a glimpse of a map, and so I have some idea of where things are, but really no way of knowing how to get there. Sure, I know the general direction north is, but that doesn't help a whole lot. There's plenty more stuff to worry about on the way than just the direction I'm headed. Where do I stay? How do I travel? Do I take anyone with me? If a family member or friend needs help do I delay my trip (or even go back to help them) or do I forge ahead? Yes, plenty more to worry about than a simple bearing.

Somehow my subconscious, as it usually does, has started me on the way of an answer, I just don't know what it is yet. However, I am moving, walking down a highway that I don't know the beginning or end of. But I'm moving again. Here's to hoping I'm headed in the right direction.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Still here...

I'll write a post soon. I've got a few that just won't og away but I've not had a lot of time lately to put down my thoughts. I'm going to try and commit to something by early next week and see what happens.