Monday, December 22, 2008

we wish things were the way things once were

FW: How you been?
Monday, December 22, 2008 3:26 PM

I found this cleaning out my emails. I love you!

l.

How you been?
Monday, December 16, 2002 3:35 PM

What is up with you? I haven't seen or heard from you in weeks!
Is your commute around town going well? Mom wanted me to check
on you b/c she hasn't heard from you. Call us.

l.
Re: How you been?
Tuesday, December 17, 2002 11:21 AM

for the past few days i've been trying to fight off a cold. the
other day, during my lunch break at work, i walked to walgreen's
to buy something to help get rid of it. i bought some dayquil and
niquil gel caps -except it was walgreen's brand. nyquil is expensive!-
the dayquil seemed to help somewhat during the rest of my shift. and
the nyquil must have worked, because i slept well that night. i haven't
used any of it since. but now that i'm writing about it, i think i'll
try it again today. i just have to find where i put the bag. this
weather isn't helping anything either.

i'm sure it's just as bad in sacramento. the other night the wind was
blowing so hard up the hill, the rain was coming in sideways. and it's
unpredictable and inconsistent. i've been caught in a downpour more than
a few times this week. yesterday morning, i had christina wake up at 5am
to drive me to work. i've done more than a few favors for her in the past,
so i cashed-in one of my favors of her. the rain doesn't bother me. nor
does having to ride my bike to work. but having to ride my bike to work
in the rain at 5am makes me want to have my truck again - sorta.

other than trying to figure out how i'll get to work in the early
mornings, the commuting thing has been going well. although it takes
much longer to get from one place to another. last week, i was coming
home from school when i realized i was supposed to meet some people
from my computer drafting class for a group project. i'd already taken
the busses halfway home. so i jumped off and waited for a returning
bus. i waited for at least 20 minutes! when i finally got back to the
school, the people were already gone. other than that, it's been
going well. no problems. i know, pretty much, most of the
busses and trains that can get me to the places i need to be.

i've been so busy with working and getting my final project done for
my product design class, i've lost track of days. and i haven't been
getting regular sleep. staying at school until they close the shop down
at 10pm, getting home after 11pm, then waking up as early as 4:30am is
beginning to take it's toll. but the funny thing is, i like it. it's sort
of fun. i like having to time my moves. finding out when the next bus comes.
giving myself time to get from one place to another. jumping off the train
when i change my mind about where i want to go. and not having to find a
space to park my truck. there's a sense of freedom that comes with
possessing a MUNI "fast pass". it's so cool.

i'll call you soon. and mom. but right now i have to go to school before
it starts pouring down rain again.

-michael


Sunday, December 14, 2008

he whispered to her i think they can smell our vodka




she: what should we get? nothing hard.
he: but you said you don't like beer.
she: maybe something hard then. not tequila.
he: vodka!
she: okay, which kind?

. . .
vodka'll warm us up. :he
like the russians. :she
like the russians! :he



photo: mchl mchl


they just gave it to you for free?




image: mchl mchl


exploration of complex interpersonal relationships




leonard cohen


his famed high baritone of the 1980s
may have changed to a low baritone for the 2000s,
but there is absolutely no mistaking that cohen voice.


a clip from "leonard cohen: i'm your man"
featuring cohen singing tower of song.


martha wainwright performed on letterman
a a wonderful, speedier version of tower of song.


cohen released the song hallelujah in 1984.
10-years later, jeff buckley made it something special.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

are you flying that plane?




nathaniel ayers suffered a mental breakdown while attending the
julliard school, a performing arts conservatory in new york city.
he dropped out and began performing on the streets.

after meeting ayers on the street in los angeles, steve lopez began
writing a series of articles about his friendship with ayers.
the articles inspired a book. the book inspired a movie.


the soloist


the trailer for the film features a wonderful cello solo.
yo-yo ma — bach's "suite for cello solo no. 1"


Friday, December 5, 2008

the entire day to explore and have adventures




who knew there were homes like these in daly city? so cool.
one might be more inclined to live there now!


and here i was thinking the greatest thing about daly city
was their two target's located within two blocks from each other.


i want that blue house in a bad way!
i mean, look at those windows. they're giant!


photo: todd lappin
via: sfgirlbybay



Thursday, December 4, 2008

knowingly he continues






merus winery, i now know you exist,
after reading all about your winery over here.
don't you worry, i will be making a visit very soon!
and i'll taste your wine, which i'm sure tastes ridiculous.
that's a good ridiculous, by the way. but, really, i'll be there
to see, in person, all of the cool rooms i'm seeing in those photos!


walking hand in hand dreaming in the same space




beautiful.


photo: chelakmaxim


he knew her eyes were fixed on him & he smiled

sometimes i forget if i've already written about something in this blog.
right now, i'm wondering if i've already raved about these boots.

i'm always on the lookout for new footwear. boots this time of year.
a couple of months ago, i found timberland boot company.
not timberland, but timberland boot company.
and i'm really diggin' their stuff, man!
especially the 'surveyor chukka'.
i like that word.
chukka!





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