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A little less than a happy high
Oh, you were wondering how I am?

I’ve started tackling the project that will turn my office into a viable workspace. So far, that has involved stripping the electronics out, throwing away two bags' worth of paper and cardboard, sweeping and mopping the linoleum that is easily my mom’s age, and trying to get the house library in some sort of working order. Still to come is sorting through my old financial records and trying to figure out how to tell the roomie that his sentimental connection to the desk of his childhood is making the already cramped room cluttered. I’d like to get a proper workstation with a drop keyboard and all, but that’s going to be at some later stage when I actually have free cash. (That would be sometime after Mars has been colonized unless I can find something really cheap.)

The attorney I’ve been working with left the firm effective Friday, and I believe has left the state altogether. A number of loose ends were left, which supposedly are being picked up by the other attorney with whom I have history. She’s scheduled to leave for parts unknown by the end of June as well, so hopefully, I can get through this latest production of the théatre d’absurd before she leaves. One way or another, the course of the next several years will be decided for me before month’s end.

I’ve been spending a lot of time with P&B. They’ve been good enough to let me run the gamut of emotions while I’m around. Better still, they’ve been feeding me from time to time. M has decidedly reached "adorable baby" stage, and seems to be strangely delighted with the games I play with him. His favorite is still the "boxing" game, in which I face him and throw slow mock punches accompanied by cartoon fight noises ("Bap" and "Pow" are my best current arsenal.) I don’t know if it’s the sound, the motion, or just the goofy look on my face, but he giggles uncontrollably while I do it. ‘Course, he also really enjoys people walking in a crouch, hanging upside-down, and B's singing, so there’s really no accounting for it.

Truth be known, I'm incredibly sad.
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: June 4th, 2002 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
This must be rectified. Are you a beer fan? There will be a 'Beer Event' happening soon, involving tasting and homebrewing at chez moi.
komos From: komos Date: June 4th, 2002 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Beer fan?

Am I??

Count me in. Perhaps the great twinkie experiment will be ready as well.
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komos From: komos Date: June 4th, 2002 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Soon, there will be rhubarb and strawberries and the world will be set aright.

The homemade fried chicken thing will be a little more difficult, though. ;)
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: June 4th, 2002 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, I'm a vegetarian and won't be 21 for another 9 days, but... ummm... I can offer you a really good salad and a portabella mushroom sandwich!
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: June 4th, 2002 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh yeah..

And I forgot to add, CHEER UP YA BUM! :)
komos From: komos Date: June 5th, 2002 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Truth be known, most of what I eat is of a vegetarian bent as well. I just never really learned how to work with meat, and I can take endless amounts of pleasure from the flavors and textures of "whole" foods. When I do manage to get meat in my diet, it either finds its way into my experimental sandwiches or is an indulgence on the odd night out. I tend to like fish far better than beef (unagi donburi is a personal favorite), and can be happy with "just a salad, please."

That aside, careful, or I may well take you up on that offer. ;) It sounds delicious.

And on the other thing, I'm trying. Right now, I'm at a point where feeling sad is kind of good. It needs to be done, so I'm going to run with it for a little while. If I can let myself grieve, I think I might be able to cobble something workable out of this mess I've made for myself. Thanks for the slap up 'side the head, though.
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: June 6th, 2002 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It always surprises me how people seem to think that once one cuts meat out of their diet, they suddenly become very limited as to what they can cook with and eat. In reality the possibilities are endless, as I'm sure you know, and the very phrase, "Just a salad, please" sounds like ironic humor to me.

I would love to cook for you sometime.. I must warn you though, I basically only cook for myself, so in fact I might be an awful cook with bad taste.

I know the "feeling sad is kind of good" thing. Don't fall into it too far though... after awhile you forget how to be any other way.
komos From: komos Date: June 6th, 2002 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)


I think more often than not, it's just a holdover of assumptions from the classic "meat & potatoes" diet coupled with a lack of knowledge of how not to get malnourished while doing it.

It's a deal. Truthfully, I'm not afraid. It's been my experience that people are their own worst critics, especially when it comes to their own cooking.

And I will be careful. Coming off two years of living a shadow existence is going to take some doing, though, and I'm expecting a whole gamut of emotions to surface while I'm riding this out.

Things better for you?
From: uruz Date: June 5th, 2002 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Sad panda. :( Your problems are unique in such a way that I've never experienced before.

I will buy you beer soon.
komos From: komos Date: June 5th, 2002 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Say no to free beer?

Aside from cleaning, checking the YMG schedule for the next few weeks, and hooking up (as promised) with muzzie to discuss a place in the Dune MUSH, I don't have a whole lot planned.

Hrmmm.... perhaps soon it will be time for another feature film presentation like 36 Chambers of Shaolin?
muzzie From: muzzie Date: June 5th, 2002 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Say no to free beer?

Email me!

Let me know what times are good for you to log in and such, and I'll take care of everything and get you all set up!

You know where to reach me...reach out and touch faith...or something like that.

komos From: komos Date: June 5th, 2002 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Say no to free beer?

I've always wanted to touch Faith. Hope too.

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