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my day…

went reasonably well, all considered. lots of work, and I’n a tired guy now, though. only a week to go. (barring the delightful break the weekend will bring) Hoping to talk to the girl tonight… but I suspect that she might be a-snoozin’… If that’s the case, I hope that she’s having happy dreams, and soaking up good energy.

my first experience with longfellow…. (you probably remember it from rocky & bullwinkle)

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Old HW grooves. 🙂 he’s on my list of things to read, once hellweek ends, (and in bed, before snoozes)

My mind is a swirling miasma of scintillating thoughts and turgid ideas.

The Psychic – crash test dummies

She knows the future like the palm in your hand, she knows your past like the lay of the land

The first time she met me she saw right through me, some cards and a cane in her hand

And she said, all the years that have come to pass and all the years that shall be

I see here right before me

She said her visions were a bane in her life, she could not control them, they kept her up nights

I know what you’re thinking, I haven’t been drinking, She knew things that cut like a knife

And she said, all the years that have come to pass and all the years that shall be

I see here right before me

Will there be earthquakes and great tidal waves, can she see back to the dinosaur days?

How can she foresee just by squinting at me and can she see me naked in her mind’s eye?

What does she think when she foretells a disease, would she keep it a secret if death stood before me?

What could some cards hold, where is her foothold, can I escape what she sees?

And she said, all the years that have come to pass and all the years that shall be

I see here right before me, I see here before me

day 2 of hell week.

Emotionally pleased at the moment, a nagging suspicion that I had was recently confirmed by Ornj has also helped me understand a bit of the more discordant side of our relationship. The positives have certainly outweighed the negatives by far and I still think she’s the ideal girl for me… I have mixed feelings about her current situation, but I’m primarily happy for her, considering what she’s had to deal with in the past. I don’t want to lose something this good, and I’ll make a point of stopping anything bad from happening.

gah. just reread that. vague, sloppy writing.
Maybe I’ll just shoot for the basics.

I love her. She loves me. That’s all that really matters when you get right down to it. I trust her totally, and feel in my heart that things will only get better. That’s more to the guts of it.

[edit – 2007: turned out she wasn’t completely honest there. didn’t come clean about her family at all… or her situation. turned out I was in love with a lie – she just told me enough truth to make the hidden stuff stay hidden. You were a dope, Scotto. Thank your lucky stars you were freed of that situation.]

Where The Hell Did I Put That Life Jacket?

UPDATE- net hoax, apparently. still a funny story, though.

Transcript of apocryphal radio conversation between United States Aircraft Carrier USS Lincoln and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995.

Americans:
“Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.”

Canadians:
“Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.”

Americans:
“This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.”

Canadians:
“No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.”

Americans:
“THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT’S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER- MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.”

Canadians:
“We are a lighthouse. Your call.”

breaktime!

Reality Check – in the vault of ancient email… I imagine it’s correct, but have not validated it.

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be:

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both North and South
8 Africans

52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death
1 would be near birth
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer

sing it like it’s the 1940s!

Life is a dream, yet it’s so real.
Hard to explain, just how you feel.
Deep in your heart, joy seems to dwell.
Like poets say, it’s perfectly swell.

In every step, of this old dance,
There is delight, love and romance.
If you are the one, give me the few,
And I am sure there’s no one like you.
You are all I dream.
You are a part of my heart and esteem.
And since I’ve met you,
Now I know that dreams do come true.

Love is a dream, yet it’s so real.
Hard to explain, just how you feel.
Deep in your heart, joy seems to dwell.
Like poets say, it’s perfectly swell.