October 1st, 2000

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Another day

Just out of curiosity, I checked my biorhythms for the day of my accident. They were all on top of the scale. I guess that could explain why I walked away, but then why did I get in the accident at all?

Thanks to jimmiebeeee for the tip on how to embed links!
  • Current Music
    Cruel Shoes (not Steve Martin)
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Where are the Angels - Cruel Shoes

Jesus saves from outside my window
He's there all night long
Flashing neon cross fills my empty room
As I crawl to the phone

Thank you for calling the Love Connection honey,
just talk to me
I'll give you anything you need
What i need is a friend

If this is Los Angeles
Where are the angels
If this is the end of the rainbow
Why is it raining
If this is Los Angeles
Where are the angels

Left my job and my friends
Back in steeltown
Left myheart to a steeltown girl
Cause everyone said I should be out in Hollywood
You can make it big out here

Thank you for calling the Love Connection
Hey, where's the other girl
I'll give you anything you need
Baby, what I need is a friend

If this is Los Angeles
Where are the angels
If this is the end of the rainbow
Why is it raining
If this is Los Angeles
Where are the angels

Thank you for calling the Love Connection
Hey, don't hang up on me
I'll give you anything you need
What i need is a friend

Chorus

I don't know why this band disappeared after only one CD. they had a sort of filled out Steely Dan/LA lounge sound.
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Right on Scottobear!

A quote from scottobear's website.

"Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defences each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace."
  • Current Mood
    thoughtful
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Time to Clean, Clean, Clean for Gene. If you remember that one, you're really old too!
  • Current Music
    dada - mary sunshine rain
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self analysis

I just figured out why I enjoy communicating online so much, whether it is by bulliten board, AIM, or here at LJ. One of my worst disabilities as a communicator is the tendency to interrupt people when I think I know what they are going to say, and to speak before considering carefully what I myself want to get across. On line, I have to read all the way through what the other person is saying, and, because of my slow typing, my brain has a chance to catch up with my mouth (fingers). Consequently I am a much better conversationalist in this medium. I still have a lot of work to do in the other.
  • Current Music
    The Who - Tommy
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Was cleaning the dead limes off my tree and found 10 good ones I didn't know I had! I and my neghbors will be eating "Key" lime pie tonight!!!
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    ecstatic ecstatic
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Me, I'm just a lawnmower, you can tell me by the way I walk...

That's a line off of the Genesis album, Selling England By The Pound, from the days when Peter Gabriel was fronting the group, and Steve Hackett was playing the guitar. Phil Collins was, in my ever so humble opinion, doing what he does best, playing the drums.

Just finished mowing MY lawn. What a difference a sharp blade makes. Now I need to go post a really long comment on crazystraw's journal about why I like AZ.
  • Current Music
    Genesis - I Know What I Like (InYour Wardrobe)
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Why I love Arizona

...and why I have stayed here for 17 years as of October 18th.

In October, 1983, I had been living in Brooklyn for 3 years, going to Pratt for the first two, and just being an artist for the third. New York City is an amazing, one-of-a-kind place, and I recommend that everyone live there for a little while at some time in their life. I does, however, have an effect on me that I didn't like. There is a persona that New Yorkers project in public, a kind of I'm tough, don't mess with me attitude that may or may not be essential to survival in the wormholes of the Big Apple. For some, myself being one, that attitude begins to become reality, no longer just a front.

When I decided I needed to remove myself from NYC, I had three criteria, weather, population density, and a place where I knew someone. The two finalists ended up being Albuquerque, NM, where the sister of an ex girlfriend lived, and Tucson, AZ, where one of my closest friends was at college. Tucson won.

I was born in Ekalaka, Montana, on the great plains. I think there is a genetic predisposition in me to love the wide open spaces. I immediately fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. It is remarkably full of life for a "desert". Fragile, weird, and often hostile life, but strength and beauty everywhere.

And the skies...unbelievable! The huge expanse of blue during the day, and an ocean of stars at night. During the monsoon season in Tucson, a 30% chance of rain means that 30% of Tucson will get rain. Little thunderstorms will bounce around the valley, dumping rain here and there, and producing an awesome light show everywhere. I have numerous times been standing in bright sunshine with rain falling on my head, or standing in the rain while across the street it is dry and sunny.

Then there are the mountains that those thunderstorms are bouncing off of. Huge majestic ranges and smaller desert hills, like islands in an ocean of desert. Each with its own ecosystem, isolated from the other "islands around it. Canyons reach up into these ranges, affording endless unique adventures for hikers of all levels. I hiked the Catalinas outside Tucson for eight years and barely scratched the surface.

Speaking of canyons, there must be mention of the Grand. This is a place without equal, the church where my soul blossoms. I have hiked to the bottom three times and rafted through six times. I cannot do justice to its power, beauty, size or age with words or pictures. You have to experience it for yourself.

There is also Monument Valley, The Chiracahuas, the Superstitions, Patagonia, Sedona, The Mogollon Rim, Slot canyons in Navajo country, Lake Powell, Snow Bowl and Flagstaff. This is such a varied and incredible state. Go buy a copy of Arizona Highways and you will get a small taste of it.

I have to say that my time in Phoenix has not been as wonderful as the years in Tucson. The mountains are too far away, visually, and in drive time, and the people are not so in tune with the land, and why they originally came here, but thank you, crazystraw, for re-acquainting me with my feeling for this state. This time next year, I will be out of Phoenix for good, and close to the mountains again.
  • Current Music
    The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
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I am debating whether to share this journal with my parents and/or my sister. There are things here that they would definitely enjoy reading, but there are other things that I'm not sure I want to share. I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable carrying on a dialogue with them here. I wonder how my mom would react to some of my friends list...ZUUL? Shannon? Any thoughts?
  • Current Music
    Shelleyan Orphan - Humroot