A weekend of great things

posted by Jeff | Monday, July 16, 2007, 12:38 AM | comments: 3

I didn't touch a line of code this weekend, and it was awesome. What I did do is have some pretty exciting interactions, thoughts and general well being moments.

I got to hang out with Cosmo (the dog) while Cath was in town for a wedding. I totally nailed her in the eye with her tennis ball and felt horrible about it, but I think she will forgive me. She sure was glad when her mom got back from the wedding! It's very cool to see Cath again too, and I can already see the weight loss she was blogging about. Glad I can still be friends with an ex-girlfriend.

I had a pretty sweet date that went really well. It included seeing Harry Potter (where some giant woman spewed half-digested popcorn on my date), and then dinner and hot tubbing at my place. I know the last part is cheesy, but whatever. I think she's a real keeper, and I hope she thinks the same thing about me.

Today was filled with a whole lot of slacking, which was very nice. Took a nap, watched a movie, watched the Star Wars episode of Robot Chicken (from a few weeks ago) and it was f'ing hilarious. Recorded the podcast with the analyst from The Motley Fool, and it was very informative.

I also had a dream and some other thoughts that, for the first time ever, actually led to a theoretically good idea for a tattoo. I've said countless times that I could never think of any really meaningful concept that I'd permanently put on my body, but this one I like. I have this fascination with finding myself, and by way of that peace, love and happiness, right? So what if I somehow combined those elements with one of those old map legends, the kind that looks like a compass (think the Islands of Adventure logo). It's more of a loose concept than a design, but given that I'm always trying to find my way toward those things, you can see how it's a neat idea. If the execution is right, and I can get to my goal weight, I'll do it.

I just feel generally good right now about the direction of life, and it has been an awful long time since I've felt that way. The uncertainty actually doesn't bother me. Looking ahead this week, I'm excited that my Adobe CS3 stuff should be coming Wednesday (unless it's delayed again). I'll probably take a short break from coding and come up with some basic page template for CoasterBuzz that I like.


Comments

Carrie, July 16, 2007, 5:03 AM #

This is great news. Well, except that spewing of half-digested popcorn bit. That's, um, well just gross. Poor girl.

Anyway, I'm happy for you and the place you are in right now. I hope it lasts a really long time.

My favorite toast of all time is "May the best of your past, be the worst of your future". This would be my hope for you as well.

Peace, love, and happiness are not as elusive as we think really. I believe them all to be inside every one of us all the time. The trick is hanging on to them even when the wind blows really hard.

Good luck with your journey and as I said, I hope this high lasts a really long time... or even better, just never ends! :)

Gonch, July 16, 2007, 6:03 AM #

I've always been the same way with the tat thing. I'd get one in a second if I could come across anything that meant enough to me to permanently add to me body.

...and besides, everyone has a tattoo anymore. It's cooler (and makes you more of an individual) not to have one. :)

CPLady, July 16, 2007, 12:50 PM #

At the wedding I attended this weekend, the pastor told the couple "I wish for this to be the worst day of your lives together. That way, every day forward will be good ones".


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