Monthly Archives: May 2012

Top o’ the page

During the (rather long and increasingly dark and featureless) drive back from Colorado, I started feeling like I wanted to write more/longer posts on here. Something with a longer reach should be on the way soon, but for right now a few words on the weekend itself should suffice.

I left Clovis Friday and headed up to Denver, where I planned to watch some ultimate (the College Nat’l Chps were up in Boulder that weekend) and hang out with longtime friend/”lost prospy” Shane. A detailed recap would be both time-consuming and, likely, less than compelling reading to most, but in general I had a much better time that I’d even hoped for over the long weekend. It had some of everything–rock music, country music, new sports (spikeball, golf toss), “old” sports (ultimate, see above), beer-snobbish local IPAs, all kinds of other highbrow adult beverages courtesy of Shane and others, textual game, in-person game (2 wingmen in 1 evening!?), golf game (18 holes at the Air Force Academy, that course is awesome, but really hard), sun, fun, food and fraternization (not in the military sense). During the course of the weekend, 2 wishes/pipe dreams popped into my head at some point. They could be fulfilled jointly or separately:

1. Pack up the entirety of Cannon AFB into a few C-5s (huge military transports) and move the base to central Colorado.

2. Give or sell New Mexico (ok, New Mexico minus Taos, the other mountains/ski resorts, Santa Fe, and possibly Albuquerque) back to Mexico.

Of course those are hastily formed desires, though. I’ll have ample time to learn to love this state and the city on its eastern edge which totally rocks!  😀

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a few tunes

I’ve bought a good several songs in the last day or two, and a few more in the couple weeks previous. Most are not that mainstream, having only been introduced to me through pandora, sirius, or maybe the “similar artists” box on iTunes, or else coming from artists I already knew and liked. Here’s a partial list:

The Weakerthans – Civil Twilight

Diamond Rings – Wait & See

The Gaslight Anthem – 45, Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts

Shawn Mullins – Here & Now

Mark Erelli – Lately

The Forecast – Broken Bottles, Snake Charmer

Goo Goo Dolls – Fallin’ Down, On the Lie (both off their 1993 album “Superstar Car Wash”)

Roddy Woomble – Waverly Steps

Those selections run the gamut from folk to pop to punk to alt-country/americana, but I personally like them and find them all worth a listen. As somebody said in some movie (maybe Blutarsky in Animal House? Yes, I think so, during the pledge week party scene), “it don’t cost nothin’ [to preview 90 seconds on iTunes]!”

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I’ve got a story that’s almost finished

I think we all have stories we want to tell. The question, though, is who wants to hear the stories? To whom can we make them relate? How can we turn them into something more than ambient noise? It’s part of a bigger question of how one can relate to others and to the world around him.

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