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Friday, January 01, 2010

The End?

For as long as I remember, I've been aware of the Mystery. It lingers beneath everything, never quite visible, but always there, teasing me with it's potential appearance, longing for words to describe it when none can. I can feel it sometimes, at night when everything else is asleep and my head starts emptying out all the things that ran in there during the day.

So far, I've only managed to capture it in small pieces: when I play drums without missing a beat; or when I toss a laughing Logan over my head, through the air and onto the bed; when I walk outside on a cool night, hearing only the wind, to see the moon shining through wispy clouds on the ground below; when I sneak up on Cody in his crib and catch him unaware that I can hear him telling stories; or when I roll down the windows in the car with the heat on in early spring just because it's still light outside on my way home from work; when Parker anticipates the tickles before I give them to him and he just laughs and laughs and I don't even have to touch him; and especially when, late at night and full of noise, I lumber from the cold downstairs up to my bedroom, and I see her sleeping there, full of dreams, with a little smile on her face. It makes me smile.

I'm going to take some time off from updating this blog to look for it some more (not that I've been diligently updating the past few years anyway). Maybe one day, when I'm old and lying in bed, watching as God opens one last door for me, I'll find that it can't be found--it's just there. By then, I probably won't care much anymore; so I'll look for it now.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


I would consider joining facebook if it were more like this here.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Not right

Here's what's wrong with the NHL:
The Penguins have 19 wins and 9 losses. The Sharks have 18 wins and 10 losses.
The Penguins have won 68% of the games they've played.
The Sharks have won 64% of the games they've played.

However, the Sharks have 2 more points than the Penguins since the Sharks lost 4 games in overtime while the Penguins lost all their losses during regulation.


The Sharks deserve 1 more win worth of points because, when they lose more often than the Penguins, they manage to do it on OT?

There are a lot of reasons Americans don't like hockey, and this probably isn't one of them. But it makes we mad.

Another example, closer to my heart:
Thrashers - 14 wins, 10 losses (58% win percentage)
Boston Shiteatters - 13 wins, 13 losses (50% win percentage)
Both have 31 points.

Absolute crap...

Suck It Trebek Gary Bettman

PS. I used Penguins and Sharks in my first example since they have the most wins of all NHL teams. I honestly don't care too much about either team as long as they lose when they play against the Thrashers.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Old... like 35

Last night Michelle and I went to see Minus the Bear play. While we were waiting in line to get in, we noticed the abundance of younger people also waiting to get into the show:

  • The slutty chick who had to speak loud enough so that everyone within 20 feet of her knew she was facebooking on her phone.
  • The drunken guy that kept leaning on me and repeatedly saying, "Sorry, I'm drunk." To which Michelle or I would answer, "We know, you told us that 2 minutes ago".
  • The skinny kid in pants that were too tight, expect in the butt, where, I presume, he kept room for crapping himself when he gets too drunk or lazy to go to the bathroom.

  • That was part 1.

    Later during the show, while looking around for the source of someone engaging in reefer madness, while scratching my temple near my gray hairs, I commented to Michelle, "We're probably the third and fourth oldest people in this room."

    That was part 2.

    Since Michelle and I are both fans of Minus the Bear, we listen to them at home. Logan hears their music and has become familiar with it. During the song "Ice Monster", Michelle recalled and shared a story of how Logan responded to the lyrics of that song, "Take a step back and turn yourself around," by spinning around and saying, "I am turning around."
    I told her, "We're at a concert and talking about our kids."
    She said, "Yeah, we're old."
    I said, "We both had dental work done today."
    (I wasn't lying either.)
    We had to get close to hear each other over the music, crowd noise, and the earplugs we were wearing.

    That was part 3.

    Later that night, when we were leaving, we came across some kid who asked where an ATM was. He didn't have any cash to pay the parking fee. Michelle gave him $2 and said, "Here you go sonny. Stay in school." (Or something close to that.) Noticing he also wore dumpy ass, tight leg pants, I told him to get some new pants. (Seriously.)
    Then we got in our Buick and drove home.

    That was part 3.
    Oh wait I already said part 3, my memory is a little fuzzy.

    PS. Did you see this post yet?

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    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    About time, Slacker

    Friday, November 13, 2009

    Sci Fi

    Tomorrow, I'm going to the future. See you then.


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    Friday, November 06, 2009

    11/06/09: Friday Five

    Pre-S. I know I can't count anymore...

    Magnus Opum: Bands' best CDs (so far for some)

    Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice (They Make Beer Commericals Like This is a close second)
    Bjork - Vespertine <-- This one is probably my favorite of the bunch. Radiohead - OK Computer
    Jimmie's Chicken Shack - Bring Your Own Stereo
    The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
    Soundgarden - Superunknown
    Alice in Chains - Dirt
    Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music...Songs from the Vacitan Gift Shop

    That's about all the bands I have all or most of their albums. Most other bands I like I only have a few albums or only buy the songs I like.

    Suck it Trebek,

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