Put your mail on hold for two weeks. Go ahead, you needn’t go anywhere, just let it pile up at the post office for two weeks and then have them deliver it. What do you get? A mess. A mess of crap mail sprinkled with incredibly important things like property tax documents and the remaining bills which still arrive via the post.
Now imagine what I did after:
- Go onto roof to assess damage caused by tree limb
- Start knocking back two weeks’ worth of dirty laundry
You guessed it — sifting through the mail looking for the scant items which matter.
I Got High Last Night
However, the apparatus to get me there was a ladder and not a bong. After putting in my time at the 9-to-5 (which for me is more of a 7-to-4) I headed home and got the ladder out so I could climb onto the roof. Those that know me well also know that the term “climb onto the roof” is not something I enjoy doing, mostly because of my incredible fear of heights. And of course the neighbors tree had to hit the corner of the house which is tallest.
Regardless, I shimmied to the edge (as close to the edge as I could get) to get a bird’s eye view of the damage and to snap a few cover-my-ass-in-case-an-insurance-battle-ensues photographs. In my youth I would have taken a person’s word to be honor, and since I have been (and probably will continue to be) dolling out money to authorities I’ve become a “let’s get this documented” person — although I just realized that I never took a photo of the windshield.
If I can ever leave a weekend free I need to return rooftop in order to clean the gutters.
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
At least the tree limb made it nearly impossible for anyone to steal my new air conditioner while I was away escaping reality. Just remember, if I can’t laugh then all you can do is cry — or drink alcohol.
ITP Flickr Pic
At the top of Mesa Verde the trees are all short and barren (at least they won’t be hitting anyone’s gutters). Other than the fact that they exist in the desert I couldn’t figure out why.
Another thing I couldn’t figure out is how I could shoot over 600 photographs and like so few. Ah the critical mind…
I’d Rather Be Programming Seaside By The Seashore
One of the “podcasting celebrities” that I met in Fort Collins was Randal Schwartz. To geeks Randal is the one of the knowledge bases of the programming language Perl and was a co-author on the seminal book on Perl Learning Pearl.
On one of the Fort Collins drinking nights where the Geek-O-Meter was cranked to eleven I asked Randal what was floating his boat these days, to which he curiously answered “Seaside” (Wikipedia link). Seaside (official link) is a programming framework for developing web sites around the programming language Smalltalk, or one of its incarnations, Squeak.
This sort of shit intrigues me, and when one of the industry heads mentions it then I think that it warrants my investigation. Hell, if you are not learning then you are dying, right?
If It’s For Free Then It’s For Me
My good friend Maigh has friends who are reopening the bar space in Decatur which formerly housed “The Angel.” The Grange Public House will have its official opening this Saturday, and tonight I get to tag along as Maigh’s “+1” to the soft-opening/dry-run. Woo Hoo! Free food, free beer, free fun! What a great way to scrape away all the ills that have attached themselves to me over the past week.
Hey Music Heads, About What Shows Have I Not Heard?
I’ve been away for two weeks. Other than the Drive By Truckers / Hold Steady show that I will be unable to attend, what has been announced? About what shows should I know? And most importantly, who’s going to the Black Kids show at The EARL?
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – curious
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Language City — “Wolf Parade”
Website Of The Day – Today I will check out Red Bubble as a potential site for selling some of my photos.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 0 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4