Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

It's 11:27 a.m. on Sunday, July 4.

I am slightly buzzed from a Bloody Mary made from Ugly Dog vodka (distilled less than 2 miles from where I'm sitting right now) and home-canned-by-me Bloody Mary mix.

The sun is shining.
There is a lovely breeze.
The lake is full of water skiers, sailors, and cruisin' pontoon boats.

I am in the company of excellent friends.

It is a perfect summer day.

Content-ness level: about a zillion on a scale of 1 to 10.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday cruisin'

I just spent a gorgeous Saturday afternoon doing this, while riding in this:

This 2007 SRT Magnum was modified/painted/whatever by West Coast Customs. My friend PC owns it. It's a ton of fun to ride around in but there's not a lot of headroom in the back seat [S, the lucky dog, got to drive it all day, PC rode shot-gun - I got the back seat] so with it's super-sporty suspension, I spent most of the day hunched over so as not to bang my head on the chopped roof.

(By the way, you don't know what fun is until you get two hetero males blasting this song with the hatch-gate open while cruising down the road.)

(S is addicted to Lady Gaga.)

(No, I'm not lying.)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday night conversations

S: Monday is the Summer Solstice. Do you know what that means?
Me: It's the longest day of the year.
S: Yes, but do you know what that means?
Me: It's the first day of Summer.
S: Yes, but do you know what that means?
Me: Um....that there will be sunlight until about 10:30.
S: Yes, but do you know what that means?
Me: ???
S: The days are only going to get shorter. We're that much closer to cold and fucking snow.

Jesus. The pessimism rolling off him was palpable.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

An old favorite revisited

(I love the suit and the pink shirt. And the shoes. He's got great shoes.)

David Gray

I can see it in your eyes
What I know in my heart is true
That our love it has faded
Like the summer run through

So we'll walk down the shoreline
One last time together
Feel the wind blow our wanderin' hearts
Like a feather

But who knows what's waiting
In the wings of time
Dry your eyes
We’re gonna go where we can shine

Don't be hiding in sorrow
Or clinging to the past
With your beauty so precious
And the season so fast

No matter how cold the horizon appear
Or how far the first night
When I held you near
We’re gonna rise from these ashes like a bird of flame

Take my hand
We're gonna go where we can shine



For all that we struggle
For all we pretend
You know it don't come down to nothing
Except love in the end

And ours is a road that is strewn with goodbyes
But as it unfolds, as it all unwinds
Remember your soul is the one thing
You can't compromise

Step out of the shadow
We're gonna go where we can shine
We're gonna go where we can shine
We're gonna go where we can shine

(And look, and look and look and look)
Through the windows of midnight
Moonfoam and silver

Monday, June 7, 2010



I scoured the trailer for a glimpse of S's Impala. Didn't see it but who cares?! I can't wait to see this movie.