9/1/2011

Today was Thursday – 9/01/2011. Songs that most closely matches my mood = “Quasi una fantasia”  the first movement, most commonly known as “Moonlight Sonata” – Ludwig van Beethoven; and “The Kiss” – Trevor Jones, which itself is based on “The Gael” by Dougie Maclean. I love both of these pieces of music more than I can say. They are both filled with love, beauty, and romance – although the Moonlight Sonata definitely has touches of pain as well. “The Kiss” is from the movie “Last of the Mohicans”, with Daniel Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe, and is of course the lovely piece of music that plays when they kiss for the first time. Epic stuff – love it! Now – how this all relates to how I feel is the question, right? Love. Uncertainty. Anticipation. Longing. Out of reach. Like so much about life – it’s complicated.

Simply put, except for a handful of cool moments, today was complete shite. I didn’t go to bed until 7:12a (Mass Effect 2 playing lol) and didn’t get up until 2:07p. Ugh. I was late for work, but only by a few minutes. I found out on my way to work that my favorite pair of headphones has suddenly developed a short so bad that the sound cuts out every GD time I take a step. I had to take my iPhone out of my pocket and carry it in my hand in order to be able to listen to it. These headphones, Koss PortaPros, are just like $30 on Amazon, but have some of the best sound I’ve heard out of headphones. The bass response of these things is extraordinary. I’m a member of Amazon Prime, so I can get things overnighted to to me for just a $3.99 shipping charge. Needless to say, I ordered a new pair of Koss PortaPros from Amazon today. I hate I had to do it as I’ve only has these for like a year and a half, but I’m glad it’s so easy to get them replaced. I’m telling you – I have had two pairs of Bose Headphones ($150 at Best Buy), and these Koss kick their ass.

My work day was extraordinarily busy. We have several people out because of Dragon Con. No one really aggravated me to any serious degree, so there’s none of that to talk about. Just a generally busy day with tons of web tickets as well. I got several calls even in the last hour of my shift, which is unusual. It made getting everything done difficult – at best. We had no night lead because he’s one of those who are out for Dragon Con, so I had to watch the queue as well as take my calls. Busy, busy, pretty much non stop busy all day. Not a fun evening.

I had to stay late wrapping things up for the night, and didn’t get to the Marta station until the last train for the night was running. So I’m on the train finally going home for the night, and I’m listening to music at the same time. Well – I totally space out and miss my stop. Remember, this is the last frakking train of the night. I realize I miss my stop (Arts Center) by the time we get to the one after it (Lindberg Station). I’m in a place that is far, far beyond pissed off at this point. So I have to walk the about a mile or so to the QuikTrip on Sidney Marcus so I can get $20 out of the ATM in there, and catch a cab home. This wasted almost an hour of my night. So what a lovely cherry on top of this day of worm-infested shite. I hope this is not indicative of the kind of month September is going to be.

I can’t believe it’s already September, by the way. This year has been out of control with the flying by stuff. The 2011 NFL season kicks off in less than a week – I’m stoked! 🙂

I texted with Elisha today for a bit – was really too busy to text much. I’m sure she was too with packing and preparing for her trip down here this weekend. She didn’t text me goodnight – which bummed me out a bit, but come on – can’t expect that every night, right? Of course not! Anyway – Elisha and I didn’t really talk about anything in depth. We were both pretty busy.

Lee Jay and I texted more about the US Tennis Open. Caroline Wozniacki played tonight. She is Amazing Grace, that’s for sure.

Todd and I texted about Fantasy Football stuff. I’m helping him out with understanding why I think this move or that makes more sense in our league, which is set up and scores differently than your standard league. We had a productive conversation along those lines, I think.

I chatted with Mom on AIM – which is our work week ritual. We found out my cousin, Robbie’s, wife, Katie, the one I talked about in an earlier post who has the brain tumor, has about 10 to 20 years left to live. They can slow the growth, but not stop it. We’re all going to check out at some point, but to have your moments so time stamped — I can’t imagine how they must feel. Doctors have been wrong before, though. When my Dad had his heart attack in 93, they were sure he was gone. Mom wouldn’t let them stop trying to resuscitate him, though. They shocked him over 70 times, and told Mom even if he did stabilize that he would have brain / kidney / liver damage from all the shocks they gave him. They were wrong about all of it. He had no internal organ damage, and lived 11 more years than they obviously thought he would. Miracles happen. Prayers work. Anyone and everyone can have all the doubt in the world, but I’ve seen it. So we can’t stop praying for Katie – praying for Robbie – and praying for their child, Hunter. We can’t stop having faith.

That’s all that happened today, pretty much. I got home an hour later than usual, because I’m a space cadet. Watched my DVR of Big Brother, and finally Rachel and Jordan do something smart when they voted out Shelly. Awesome! And now it’s time for bed. Nighty night, folks. Until tomorrow, when I share it all with you… After the Fact!

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