… and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold. That’s a song we used to sing in Girl Scouts, and I always thought it made sense, despite the cutesy tune that goes with it. More on this topic shortly, but first and foremost: SORRY to be such a slack-ass that I only write once a month! I have an excuse, several, actually, so bear with me.
OK, one big thing: Blogger. This site is the very latest in web blogging, for those of us who are programming impaired! It is a way to remotely input your web log (BLOG, get it?) and upload it to your site in a specific format. It saves all that logging into FTP and other messiness, but most importantly, it allows you to update your blog anywhere, anytime. It totally kicks ass. I want to work for them. Badly. I think I may put the ole blog in here, but I kinda want this area to be more of an essay area and the blog more of an often updated random thought log up front.
I’ve been suffering one helluva case of spring fever. Really.
I’ve gained a new influence in my life. He is someone I met months ago but when our paths crossed again about 3 weeks ago, we clicked. Like, *really* clicked. I don’t know what to think about it just yet, but this energy that has been sparked is amazing. My creativity has soared and my money situation has improved dramatically. It’s all that second chakra stimulation, no doubt! It’s nice to have someone to talk to who has similar interests and lots of newness to keep my attention. More about this as it develops. Prolly. Maybe. Or not. >:->
I’ve had a falling out with another friend (who shall remain nameless here). It was not at all unexpected, but still disappointing. She moved away a couple of months ago and sold herself into corporate slavery never to be heard from again. It’s too bad, but friendships need care and she just does not get that. She thinks that it’s “coddling” to answer a simple email or make a quick call. OH, and it’s OK for her to let a stupid job eclipse her whole life, but how many times have I listened to her bitch about her husband doing the exact same thing? She is young and she married someone just like herself. Never a good idea. Self absorption is self absorption, even if it’s shrouded behind the auspices of the 12 hour work day. It still boils down to a primary lack of concern for anyone else’s feelings. I wish she’d thought about the way her husband made her feel before she got totally bitter on me. I really liked her, too. Still do, but I doubt she’ll bother to pick up the friendship again.
Hmmm, what else? Blogs, new lovers, lost friends… OH, of course! We need rock ‘n roll! I just ordered 2, yes, 2 FIXX CDs from CD NOW cuz I’ve been craving Reach the Beach for about 3 months. I also got the new Sting record: Brand New Day. I am totally in love with Desert Rose. It is electronica with some Indian dude singing and very danceable.
I’ve been partying a lot, too. I went out dancing Friday night (Durran, the awesome Goth DJ in the front room at The Vault) with the usual crowd: Allen, Dani and Andy. They watched, I danced. Then Saturday, we went to a house party at my friend Alex’s place. Ewww, that was a clusterfuck, if ever there was one! No, not the party, but the total breakdown of our little group. Foolishly, I’d invited my new friend to go out with “us” (me, Andy, Dani, Allen) and it ended up being 2 factions, with me in the middle. It sucked. It seems that Dani and Allen are not dealing well with my new situation and they felt the need to grill my new friend for most of the party. Luckily, he is none the worse for wear. Now, what to do with *them*?? Tying up and spanking is only an incentive for these people!
So, friends can be fun and a pain as well, but I suppose it’s worth it. And HEY, the Girl Scouts would never use a song with bad advice! :-D