Monday, October 29, 2007

Warped

For the first time in life, my future doesn't scare me. In fact, now I can't wait for it to arrive. I've talked about it many times before though... time is an elusive thing. The past is gone, never to return again. You can't change it even if you want to. The present is an illusion. Gone in an instant. A gust of wind that blows by you before you even feel its impact in your hair. It too quickly joins the past.

And the future...

The future is merely a hypothesis. It's the greatest unknown factor in this journey we call life. Oh sure, some of us like to pretend we can see it, but somehow it never unfolds the way we wish it to. Funny how that works...

The lesson? Time is meaningless. We are here now, and we won't be forever. So enjoy every single moment in your life while you can. Appreciate everything good around you. And know that there are many more of these good things around you right now than you realize. Perhaps you just aren't observant enough to notice them yet. You will be someday... You will be.

And when that day comes, you will know exactly what I'm talking about.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Shiny Trucks

Tick tock
fishing dock
someone here has writer's block
it's fair
I don't care
Batman stole my underwear
he ran
to Japan
and sold them to a creepy man
this should,
knock on wood,
revoke his superhero-hood
anyway
Parrot Bay
I went to Taco Bell today
It was
as always does
a happy filling tummy buzz
this sucks
shiny trucks
I wish I had like, ninety bucks
I think
I'll have a drink
and make some plans to see a shrink

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Blue Fire

It's funny how I used to think of life as a journey down a path with two possible directions: marriage, or fun. It's only until recently I've begun to realize that the idea of marriage is no more the opposite of fun, than fire is the opposite of blue.

Why can't it be possible to have marriage in life and still have the most incredible adventures you cannot yet comprehend? Well, It IS possible! And I'm going to prove it. I may get married, but I will never stop having an enjoyable life. This I promise...

I love where I am right now. Nothing has ever felt better. And though it may sound overly clich├ęd by now, it still rings true...

If it can happen to me, it will most certainly happen to you.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Question...

Seriously...... When are we going to stop this fucking rodeo shit?



Saturday, October 13, 2007

Seeing Sunshine

I find it interesting. I always thought I knew how it felt to be in love with someone. Yet I've always found myself wondering how love could be such a one-way street; such an unrequited journey...

Now finally, after almost thirty years, I know what it feels like to be in love with someone.

(This is where I want to stay.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thoughts To Think About # 7

Those who often look the other way contribute to the suffering of the rest of us.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Week Minded

On Monday night we'll dance around
like crazy people in the dark
our living room becomes the club
our underwear the dress code
seducing each other without a word
with only rhythm and melody guiding us

On Tuesday night I'll make a fire
for us to fall asleep by
with quilts and pillows piled high
and soft jazz on the stereo
we'll lose ourselves in the orange glow
while shadows dance around us

On Wednesday, we'll watch a show
or two, or three, or more...
and lie together on the couch
tired, worry-free, and still in love
I'll play with your hair all night
while your head rests on my chest

On Thursday night I'll take you out
for dinner on the town
It won't be fancy; nothing posh
just you and me in a dark booth,
a nice meal and candlelight
(We'll have each other for desert)

On Friday night we'll party on
at bars... with friends or by ourselves
it will be our time to let loose
forget our jobs and other worries
we will see ourselves from a different view
and want each other all over again

On Saturday, we'll sleep till noon
and play in bed like grown children
then we'll fix up our home a bit
cleaning, shopping... the usual chores
but we won't make it very far
we'll be right back playing in bed before long

On Sunday we'll relax all day
take a nice long bubble bath
with only the suds to clothe us
we'll share wine and stare into each other
the ultimate relaxation, in each others' arms
of course, to help prepare us for more dancing the following night...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Guitar Fucking

Guitar fucking is a very important thing. All the great guitarists out there do it. In fact, in order to officially reach legendary guitarist status, you must master the art of fucking people hard in their ears... with only your guitar. It's not easy, but it sounds really good.

Angus does it. Jimi did it. Eddie, Stevie Ray, Eric, Chuck, Jimmie, Tommy, Joe, David, Pete and Slash have all had their turns. Hell, even some of the young Johnnys out there - Mayer and Lang most notably - have already displayed audiological guitar intercourse at its finest. It's here to stay for awhile, folks.

It starts off with a good hook. That's the key. You must immediately grab the attention of your crowd and seduce them. That's what being a lead guitarist is all about; making love to your audience with melody. To a great guitarist, there is no greater state of mind. You can tell. A guitar solo is like sex to these people. It just feels so good to them that words will never suffice. Why do you think they always make those funny faces during solos? Did you ever even wonder? I'll tell you why. They make those faces because they are invisibly shooting their melody into your earhole. And all you do is beg for more. That's power at its finest. So if you think about it, it's no wonder why everyone wants to be a rockstar...

Some people will always say that music is just music. I will never agree with that. Because for me, and millions of others out there like me, music can be anything you want. It can be everything.

All you have to do is keep the melody alive.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Training Day

So I was at work today watching an online training video on the functionalities of our new upcoming time-clock system. As the video clips play, they show the instructor's hand working the time-clock unit as she teaches you, step-by-step, how to use its features. So I click on the third video clip and it starts to play. Halfway through, I am distracted and slightly amused by a phone that begins ringing loudly in the background. Nobody answers it of course, because the two people in the room are busy recording a video tutorial segment. Nevertheless, our instructor obviously seems aware of the ringing phone as she's trying to speak. But I figure they're going for a trendy business-live setting, so I don't think much of it. Fine. So onto the next video clip... Halfway through THIS clip, while the instructor is speaking, an announcent goes over the intercom in the background very loudly. I couldn't make out what was said over the intercom, but when it stopped I could clearly hear another voice within the room say, "holy fucking shit."

After giggling to myself for a bit and wondering if I was hearing things, I had to get some of my co-workers to listen to it too. We all giggled about it for a bit before letting our supervisor know.

But yeah, other than that it was just another ordinary day.