December 12th, 2005

surya

A busy weekend, war, wildlife relocation, and a photo

Oh, a busy freakin' weekend it was, but I got a lot of things done. The tree is up, my new computer is fixed (in this case, "new" = "hand me down"), and my walk and driveway are clear of snow. I went to the Zoo and checked out the lights.

Last night, around 2 AM, I relocated some impressively-legged wildlife to the great outdoors. She did not take kindly to the sudden change in temperature.

I didn't get time to call the people I wanted to, namely romandruid and aislinggheal. This annoys me, because I was really hoping to solve the time/location issue, though a 6:30 PM start time at aislinggheal's house sounds like it's a go on her end, at least.

While listening to the classic song, War, I realized that war is the one thing that can really seperate humans from every other living thing on this planet. I can't think of anything else that is unique to humans.

And this morning I looked at my LJ to find a lovely picture that should come with my next WWF update. Thank you, shizukagozen. Some of you have already seen it, but you'll get to see it again.

I admit to feeling a bit out-of-sorts recently. That has, generally, been changing. And it will continue to change, I think. The North Wind licked my face this weekend.

There's a Golden Delicious Apple on my desk, awaiting my pleasure. It may sound a bit dirty to put it like that, but if you knew what went through my mind as I ate one, you'd think that was tame.

I won't be responding to the comments already left on my last entry. I think I said everything I needed to in the entry itself. While I like to make my journal a conversation, I don't think that there's much conversation left on that one. I've said my peace.

Poll #632115 Poll 13: What would you do for a Chronarchy Bar?

I'm updating my webpage, target date is currently 12/17/05. What would you like to see? Are there sections you'd like updated? Any suggestions?

surya

Standing with Giants, Conquering Fear, and Remembering What's Important

Getting through Walking With Fire reviews seems to be a recurring problem :) I'll manage, I promise. Only two left to go.

I went to the 'Shoe today. I haven't been in there in a long time, but I wanted to see it today. I've never been the only person there, and looking at the North and South endzones was eerie and . . . peaceful? Perhaps that's the word.

The difference between that stadium when it's full and when it's empty is shocking. When it's full, you feel the amazing weight (the egregore, if I were trying to sound smart here) of tradition. When it's empty, you hear the whispers of those same traditions.

I don't know: perhaps it's different for a former student athlete who is ashamed of his last few weeks as a letterman here. Perhaps not everyone would feel it.

But I did, and I do.

I conquered, at least temporarily, fear # A-1 today. I did this by seeing how silly it was, and how amusing it could be. That's how I used to conquer fear four months ago, and it was a good return.

I also took back some of my time, figuring that working on a project that no one wanted me on was a waste of time, no matter how badly it needed to be done.

My boys and the girl were damn cute last night. They've been terribly good, not eating any orchids. Infinity, in particular, has been quite good. Then again, she has a new ""Prized Posession".

Tonight, I'm off to be a Boy Scout again. It feels good to think about getting back into that habit.

They're going to laugh at the state of my boots.

"Oh, yesterday's over my shoulder
So I can't look back for too long.
There's just too much to see waiting in front of me
And I know that I just can't go wrong."