My original plan was to head back into the office this week. Well, after Monday which after all is Labor day. Hmm, end of summer. The boy is back to school on Tuesday. In a "normal" year we'd be at the beach tomorrow. And today. And yesterday. But this year is far from normal. At least the past 2 weeks. But I digress.
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Watched the last half of "Big Wednesday" last night. Good timing. Today is the end of summer (although we'll get our usual Santa Ana heat in September and probably in October too), and school starts tomorrow. Back to the early morning routine on Wednesday and Friday, although I have it tomorrow to. Sadly, because of the knee I can't do any of the traditional activities that we usually engage in to bid farewell to another summer, my 44th on this planet (all in California, 43 of them in SoCal). No surf for me. That's OK. Things are different this Labor Day, for a variety of reasons. I'm still trying to figure all of those reasons out, but that gives me something to do while rehabilitating on the couch. And for now, Don Henley's take on things will have to suffice...
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Finally got to the car dealership and healthy enough for a test drive. The unfortunate reality is that you really can't live in LA without transportation. And my rehab is moving slowly, so I'm not going to be able to drive a stick any time soon. My options are to buy a cheap beater car with a slushbox, or find a new car with an auto the is entertaining enough to serve as a daily driver even after I rehab.
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No, not a Ben & Jerry's flavor, although that is food for thought. No, instead that would be me after a month on vicodin. I didn't take a ton of it, but a couple every day, usually at bed time and some times in the middle of the night if the knee was driving me nuts. I've been going without crutches more and more and although the knees is painful from time to time, I think it is time to gut it out. Of course my body doesn't really like that very much...it would like some more vicodin, thank you very much.
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And with the stroke of a pen, another era comes to a close. Perhaps the most "interesting" 1.5 years in the 44+ on this earth, but today the Subie went to Carmax, and did not return home. Back in March of '05 I bought her brand new from Thousand Oaks Subaru. I had been out of the house for a number of months, and had gotten to the point where I really needed something with a back seat (and some more storage space) to haul the boy and whomever/whatever else around.
xmas eve '05, me and the boy in the Subie on PCH
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Shouldn't the Psychic Friends be the ones to call you?
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Perilous Relish is a madman. All the creative/brilliant ones are on some level. The trick is harnessing it instead of having it tear you apart. Unfortunately that line is tough to see, often obscured by clouds (bonus points for that reference).
I can see very well
There's a boat on the reef with a broken back
And I can see it very well
There's a joke and I know it very well
It's one of those that I told you long ago
Take my word I'm a madman don't you know
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The years aren't quite right...the 60's actually were from 1964 (the Beatles) to about 1974 (give or take a year). Probably the best decade of music ever, especially if you include a little slop later into the 70's. Lately I've rediscovered Elton John. Wow. 1969 was a tough year (the highs of Woodstock, the lows of Altamont) and for me both my dog and piano teacher died. But out of sorrow and chaos, the Phoenix rises...
Why's it never light on my lawn
Why does it rain and never say good-day to the new-born
On the big screen they showed us a sun
But not as bright in life as the real one
It's never quite the same as the real one
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