I'm still here, alive and kicking. My Mom survived her first cancer treatment last Friday with no ill effects. She was told that the effect is cumulative though, so the likelihood of side effects increases through the course of the treatment. My Dad also returned safe and sound from the Land Of The Confederacy. His birthday was earlier this week, and it will be celebrated this weekend.
The music conversion process for my new iPod is moving forward. I now have over 15 days worth of music in iTunes. I reckon that the project is somewhere between two thirds and three quarters complete. It's been fun. I've been revisiting some CDs that went into my collection that never got any proper play like Ridin' on the Blinds by Danko Fjeld Andersen. I have also dusted off a few old gems like Col. Bruce Hampton's Fiji Mariners. There has also been time to visit some music that was memorable to me back in the 80's, like some of Mark Isham's early Film Music.
I've also been trying to get more mobile during the day by taking 30 minute walks in the afternoon. There is a greenway near my building at Company O. that runs through some of the neighboring housing developments. Walking along there makes me feel like I'm somehow on the other side of transparent socio-economic wall, looking in at a life I'm not sure I can have. I look at the row houses, and the soccer fields, and the kids, and the dogs... and I wonder how Mrs. Geek and I can make this happen in the next couple of years. One of those houses must now cost 8-10 times what I currently make... as do most of the houses in a 50 mile radius that do not still have chalk outlines on the floor or are located next to tire burning plants.
Don't get me wrong. Life is good. We'll get there somehow. But still... *sigh*
on 2007-02-01 at 10:06 p.m.
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