Sunday, April 08, 2007
what is the sound of one heart clapping?
So how do I feel, having looked into the eyes I've not seen in so long? For the longest time, on those rare occasions I'd let myself give the matter any thought, I feared the worst. (to qualify: I mean internally. It's hard to hear over your own mental dialogs.) I was quite happily wrong when it happened. I feel very good, though I'm still putting together some pieces. It's the moment I've been waiting for, and always mindful of the statement "be careful what you wish for, you might get it" I was not disappointed. I mean, my day was filled with all kinds of great serandipities -- I parked in a 2 hour zone and the ticket in the green jacket on my windshield said it was merely a warning with a $0 fine; when I was doing 82 miles per hour down the highway someone was coming up to pass so I got into the other lane to let them, and it slowed down once past me because there was a cop hanging out his door with a radar gun half a mile ahead, so I was saved from getting busted. I could not have asked for a better day, other than making it longer (which was an option, actually, because she invited me to her place for dinner with her family). I left town while it was still light out because I'd had about four hours of sleep prior to leaving home, so questioned my ability to drive after dark and after a meal (I like driving at night when I'm conscious!). Thank you, Karen, for surprising me all over again. Attached to this paragraph is another electric car, a ZENN Motors [ZENN = Zero Emissions No Noise] neighborhood vehicle, which passed me when I was walking down the street to my car and had parked next to me when I finally got to my car. It looks great but it seems to be a $12,500 car-shaped golf cart: it goes 35 miles on a charge and has a federally mandated top speed of 25 mile per hour. I want something like that but distance- and highway-capable... heck, update those government regulations to make that thing Pacific-Avenue-capable (where the speed limit is 35 mph) and I'd give it some thought.
Postscript: I got the 1950's-1960's advertisements DVD yesterday and have put two Bill Ding TV ads up on his pimpin' webpage [see previous entry]. They're 50 seconds each and 2.2 megabytes per file.
We shall see...
Now, go mow the lawn since you didn't get to it according to your last post.
It's good you reconnected with an old friend, and it turned out better than expected.
I hope you had a Happy Easter.
When we met I was sure out to lunch -
Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch.
And with all that driving in circles, I'm a little dizzy today.
Jamie: Good to see. :) Yeah, I got my lawn mowed last Wednesday & Thursday, I just didn't mention it here. Easter was spent in front of the computer and going out grocery shopping / eating Mexican food, and not colorful huevos either.
Looking at the original (1200x1600) I'm pretty sure that's a shrub.