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Friday, June 03, 2005

Catching Up

Back from my "blog vacation".
I didn’t actually go anywhere -- I just didn’t blog!

It was kind of an experiment to see if I wanted to continue doing this.
After three years of blogging, have I said everything that needs to be said?
Do I even feel like doing this anymore?

Since you’re reading this, the answers to these questions should be pretty obvious.
Blogging is in my system by now – I just can’t shake it.

Only now it’s time to play "catch up".
To make everything easier to digest, I’ve divided this entry into several "chapters".

*cracks knuckles*
OK, here we go!

    Host With The Most
We had a small party at the house last Saturday. Kind of a pre-Memorial Day thing.
We fired up the grill, set up the bar, lit the Tiki torches, and invited 25 – 30 of our closest friends.
It was the perfect amount of people. Not too few, not to many.
Most everyone brought a food item, and everyone brought some kind of liquor.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, and only one person got so ripped they tossed their cookies -- I’d say the party was a success!

I've said I'd rather attend a party than give one, because you can't totally relax when you're the host, but there are distinct advantages to being the party-giver.
After everyone left we were ahead several bottles of wine, and (full) bottles of other various alcolohic beverages: Malibu rum, SoCo, and 99 Banannas plus 1/2 case of Bud and a sixpack of Twisted Tea. Not to mention all the leftover food. My fridge is so full I can barely close it.

No matter what else goes on I will be sufficiently liquored-up and well-fed. For a little while, anyway.

    Same Sith, Different Day
I went to see Star Wars- Episode 2: Revenge of the Sith on Memorial Day.
It was everything a Summer "blockbuster" should be: lots of action, cosmic battles, dogfights in space, heavy breathing.
Very cool special effects, I must say.

One thing disturbed me while watching this one, though.
Watching the prequels (episodes 1-3) is like watching The Amazing Adventures of Young Adolph Hitler. (If there was such a thing.)
I kept having to remind myself: Darth Vader is evil, yo!
He destroyed a whole planet full of people (Alderann in Episode 4, remember?) without batting an eyelash!
Rooting for someone who turns into the most diabolical figure in the galaxy is kind of upsetting, don't you think?
Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is so cute, though!

We also get to see Grand Moff Tarkin again, although very briefly, which is pretty cool.

    Seperation Anxiety
Remember when I complained about my cell phone going off like Chinese New Year? Well, I ended up losing my phone the very next day!

I was taking Rico for a walk in the park and it's holster must've slipped off my belt. I noticed it missing when I got home and I raced back to the park (the only place I could have dropped it) and it was gone.
So I called the number about 20 times and got no response. I sent a text that said:


along with G.'s cell number.
Still no response.

I don't know if whoever found it decided to keep it, or someone chucked it in the lake, or a dog found it and used it as a chew toy, or what.

Well, to make a long story short(er) I called Sprint and had them send me a new phone. Thank God I had insurance on that sucker -- it was a $400 phone.

Anyhoo, for the five days or so I was phoneless I was going nucking futs. When you're used to having something and then it's gone, you really miss it. It's such a totally useful thing to have.
It was like a part of me was missing. Like you're walking along and you suddenly notice your penis is gone. OK, not that dramatic, but you get the idea.
When I got it in the mail, I was like, "Thank God!!!".

The only good thing to come of it was that they upgraded my phone. The phone I had was out of stock, so they sent me an even fancier phone that's worth about $500.
It's a multimedia phone -- I could watch TV on it if I wanted to.
So lucky me, I guess.

    And In Conclusion . . .
OK, you're up to speed on everything (well, the highlights anyway).
Posts should resume with some regularity at this point. Thanks for the emails asking if I'm OK -- It means alot, really!

Have a great day!