Tuesday, May 05, 2009

More useless information, all the time!

grand opening, no serviceHello... It's been a busy two weeks and will be a bit more before I get back here to talk, since my wife and I are going to take a vacation drive down to Arizona next week. I intend to take a flock of pictures, digital and on film, though I hate to say the thought of the area doesn't excite me much. How can I not be excited by the Grand Canyon, Arches, several Indian reservations, and so forth? I don't rightly know, I've never pictured that part of the country as being my cup of tea. However, if I find a ghost town with a pioneer cemetary I might sing a different tune. The occasion of us having the time and ability, beside it being our 11th anniversary (a couple days ago), is that her library is having its air conditioning system replaced and that will take one to two weeks. I'm told that it's a necessary update since one can clean the counters at 9 p.m. before leaving for the night and there will be dust on them when the staff comes in at 9 a.m. -- personally, I think changing the air filters every three months as indicated rather than every two years might help some. I will be updating my Flickr stream as close to daily as possible, but I won't waste your time by blogging on my trip... or more than maybe once, depending upon accomidations.

This is the part of the entry where I usually write something about some stupidity seen out in the world, and there's always plenty to choose from. I don't have one that sticks out in my mind right now, which you should consider a good thing because I can only think of nice things that have happened lately... like two friends from different compass points driving over 120 miles to visit me on the same day, I spent an afternoon with my junior year locker partner the other day, my sister sent me a couple photos of her kids, and I have the big-ass boxed set of Depeche Mode's new album (it's overkill but there's some cool stuff in it). I can set aside my bothers and concerns for another week or so, or until I get back from the desert trip anyhow. So I'll catch you next time. Hope all is good with you.

Congrats on 11 years of marriage!!!!

I hope your trip is fun, fun, fun! I'm thinking it may be about over if not totally over by now.
Arizona has some gorgeous places to photograph, so I hope you find some great places to take pics.
We drove through there about four years ago or so, and we saw a tornado from the highway. We've got a video of it, and all of us were chattering wildly with nervousness and excitement. We pulled off the highway and just watched it, hoping it would not come towards us. It was too close for comfort, and we were glad when it was gone.
We're not even to our destination yet. Grand Canyon comes tomorrow, then we go south to where we're supposed to be. It's been fun for the most part and I'm taking plenty of pictures.
thanks for the call, even if it was an accident! I thought you said you were in oregon, not arizona though.

up at the big honkin' flea mart of doom (across the street from Mr Taylor), and it's a fantastic damn weekend you're missing.

congrats to you and Mrs. Mush.

Mrs Ill also sends her best.
I was indeed in Oregon when I called you, Illiterate. Was returning home and on the last leg of the voyage (from Ashland, Oregon to Portland for dinner with the person I was intending to call, then up to Tacoma).

Hiyas to the whole Hee-Haw gang! Presuming you survived the Flea Mart Of Dooooooom.
I hope you had a marvelous trip!
Not exactly a "trip" since I'd hate for you to trip at the Grand Canyon. That could be detrimental if you are too close to the edge.

Fun little anecdote on that very subject... When my wife and I got to the T in the trail at the canyon's edge (there's a 1/5 of a mile hike from the auditorium to the canyon) there was a group of youth on the other side of the protective fence, goofing around. The leader of the group caught up with them, and with me standing there taking pictures of the canyon proceded to rip that bunch a new set of anal orifices. She had a good point: if anything happens to them while they're disobeying leader orders and park signage, it's on her head and she didn't particular want that sort of responsibility.
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