Friday, November 30, 2001

Oh my god HAHAHAHAH!!!!! READ THIS HAHAHAHA Thanks ALLY!!!!!!!!!! I have to add a link to that blog....
Oh and Skye? How about a link buddy? What do you say??? :-)
I've had a few people question my choice of cucumbers as a focal point for yesterdays blog. I have two different takes on how to respond to that:

1. A cucumber is a wild growing plant that spreads quickly, seems smooth, but is actually a bit prickly and gets weighted down pretty easily. We call it a vegetable when it's really a fruit and will climb up and over anything to get to the sunny spots. Basically they are the most human-like things I could easily think of.

2. I chose it at random, I was bored and would have made us all busiquits if the thought occurred to me. Pay no more attention or thought to the whole thing.

Pick whichever option you like and run with it. Don't worry, I won't be writing any renditions of McCartney's "Hey Juice" or anything. :-)

Thursday, November 29, 2001

Ever imagine what life would be like if we were cucumbers? More so, cucmbers with the same minds and creativity that we had now? No ability to really move anywhere, no real clamoring for things like clothes or cars? What would John Lennon be like as a cucumber? Would he write songs like this?:

Imagine there's no harvest
It's easy if you try
No topsoil below us
Above, fertilizing sky
Imagine all Cucumbers
Growing for today...

Imagine there's no gardens
It isn't hard to do
No sprawling squash to fight with
No pollination too
Imagine all cucmbers
Intertwined in Peace...

You may say I'm over-ripened
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the garden will be as one

Imagine no more roots
I wonder if you can
No Miracle-Grow expeditions
Brotherhood of Plants
Imagine all cucumbers
Sharing the ground with pumpkin seeds....

You may say I'm over-ripened
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the garden will be as one

I think the song would be as beautiful no matter our form or station, love that man...
Was this an attempt at humor or perverted reverence?
Sometimes I'm not sure myself...

Um, no, this wasn't the much proclaimed 'creativity' I alluded to yesterday. At least I hope it's not...

Strange kind of day...

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

First, quickly, SMITHKID. I sent Mike V. an e-mail with a link to the page where you asked about him.
Second, Skye, I mentioned also, your kind mention of him in your blog as well.

I don't in either case know how or if he will respond, but if he does I'll pass along whatever I hear! :-)

I was going to do an extensive post about my wedding and honeymoon, but I have reached the conlusion that I have really dreaded doing the post because I've told the story verbally so many times, I am tired of the repition. I know that is what has kept me from blogging...

I am thrilled to be married and I am loving it, the wedding was wonderful and camp honeymoon (The Pocono's) was super. Lets leave it at that :-)

I very much want to keraoke with you guys again, is there any chance I might persuade some/all of you to come out east a bit? There are acouple of places out here (between Rt. 111 and Oakdale) that have Karaoke and it would make things a lot easier to do. If you homeys do me a proper I'll get back witcha in your crib next time. Dillio?

Lost my cell phone on the train yesterday....bummer...

Anyway, there will be much more posting and hopefully something this blog has lacked lately, some creativity, in the days to come.

have a great day!


Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Skye, Rhinogirl, Ally, Chynakatt... I read your blogs today and I am happy and touched and humbled and elated by what I see. It's so wonderful and special when people share heartfelt things and happiness. More so when they are people you care about.

I am thankful for my beautiful, loving wife, family, my friends, on blog and off (You know who you are and no crap about you not thinking I really read your blogs :-P ) and for my life, imperfect as it may be in all kinds of ways, it is perfect in it's ability to give me joy...


P.S. Hapa, blessings and good fortune to your son on his trip. May he return safely with tons of wonderful memories!

Saturday, November 17, 2001

Short post. I know I should be writing about my honeymoon and wedding and that is comming, but for today just some quick thoughts:

Ghost, I sympathize a bit with how you're feeling. I felt exactly that way until I met Alicia. I always believed I'd be married with a house and kids by 25... Strangely I don't care about that anymore and when it happens for you, hopefully you won't either.

Oh and Happy birthday, I do wish you the best, even if I do insist on counter-pointing you all the time (see below), but you have such wonderfully distinct opinions I can't resist.

In other matters, specifically that of who can/should be considered a hero, I offer the following Arguements:

Hero n 1: a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength.
Hero n 3: A person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine.

Of course there is also the mythological concept of hero which would include the guy with the cape that you mentioned.

So my point is this:
Ghost you are absolutely right if you choose to classify a hero in the greater or near-mythological sense, you are totally entitled to and by doing so, the word would and should hold a larger and greater meaning. However I also believe that it is equally justifiable to catagorize a hero based on traditional, contemporary, definitions like the above, which would definitely enable a person who excells in his own field to be considered a hero. This would also still carry a great weight and meaning, even if not quite on the level Ghost chooses.

I personally think it good and healthy for there to be many heros in the world, In all helpful professions. I think anything that takes that title away from sports figures and actors is welcome and wonderful for children and young adults. Let them see the really valuable things in the world: Defending people and saving lives. Let them hold this in high esteem and make them ask themselves, finally, who's life did Michael Jordan ever save? Maybe throwing a ball through a basket really well is great, but on a totally different level than things that preserve and better human life.

Of course people are also correct classifying celebrities and sports stars as heros as well, since the technical definition fits, but just as Ghost is justifiable holding the word hero to a certain level of meaning, so too do I, on my own chosen level.

So thanks for the time guys. Respect all as best you can, but hold your own beliefs dear and true because those views alter the world even if you cannot see it. After all, if not for Ghosts standards, I would not have questioned my own and discovered where I truly stand.


Saturday, November 10, 2001

Hi everyone!
Well, we're back from our honeymoon and I'll be writing more very soon, but for now, here are some pictures. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 02, 2001

Okay quick scoop!

Thanks to Hurricane Michelle, our honeymoon cruise is cancelled (by us, no refunbd :-( )
However we are not letting that stop us, we booked a new vacation to the poconos and are going to have a great time!

Some poeple consider stuff like this bad luck, and in a way it is, but I really feel blessed and lucky, because we decided in time and can actually swing other plans, so as far as I am concerned, WE ROCK. Oh and I misspelled Baldwin on our wedding programs, so now we are getting married in "BLADWIN" apparently. But hey, we are cool with it, if the guests don't like it, f*ck em! :-)


I also can't wait to see pictures of Skye's wedding, but for now:


Talk to you all soon!
Lots of love from both of us!