January 10th, 2006


how to plan a vacation

so far the birthday is going ok. I have plans to meet people at the cafe/pub up the street where we can all decide what sort of high we all want.

to make my experience complete I want to:

give myself my shot
shave my head
put on new shirt I bought with money I don't really have
pants too.
go to cafe

that should pretty much take all day. tomorrow it's back to the grindstone until April.

I have not spoken to lisagail yet today so don't know exactly how things are going but I am trying to keep in touch by email so as not to get in the way unnecessarily. I still don't know what to do and am beginning to suspect that it's just the way these sorts of things are. there isn't a whole hell of a lot you can do but love the people who are still here. so I'll do that.

happy my birthday, everybody.
  • Current Mood
    calm calm


this is me staying up late for my birthday. it seems that in my old age I can no longer bound out of bed and into clothes and out the door in ten minutes and neither can I come home put on my pajamas and hop directly into bed either. mind and body are slower to wind and unwind than they once were.

the gathering of a small group of friends was extremely pleasant and a nice way to end an extremely pleasant day. the only thing I regret is that this being a well-into-my-forties birthday the day went by far too quickly. I barely got done everything on my list and I'm not even sure I managed to shave my head evenly but in the dark it is hard to tell. I will take a good look at it in the morning.

two more paintings underway. I haven't finished one yet. it is even easier to start a drawing or a painting than it is to start a book. which means I am going to have to find places for unfinished artwork here very soon. well many of my drawings end up looking good half finished anyway. don't know if paintings will follow suit. so far there's not a one that is in a state that I like. but the nice thing about acrylic paint and montage is that you can just keep sticking things on the canvas until it's five inches thick and each layer can cover the last if you want it to.

well this is it. I'm falling asleep so should move the site of operations up onto the futon. thanks for all the birthday wishes. we will see if I can remember all year just how old I am. hell, we'll see if I remember all year what year it is.

nighty night.
  • Current Mood
    sleepy somnolent