Aug 24, 2006
Almost two weeks since I've been on here. People ask me what this sight is for and I'm at a loss. It's a place for easily erased documentation. All this effort can quickly evaporate with the quick burst of the end of civilization.
In "The Life Of Pi", Pi expresses his disdain of the agnostic by imagining the Agnostic's last dying thoughts like this....
"the agnostic, if he stays true to his reasonable self, if he stays beholden to dry, yeastless factuality, might try to explain the warm (death) light bathing him by saying, "Possibly a f-f-failing oxygenation of the b-b-brain," and to the very end, lack imagination and miss the better story.
I guess that means its more exciting to believe in the extraordinary. A better argument against agnosticism, I have yet to see.
I'm not turning religious on you. Don't take these images as an intention to turn anyone one way or the other. The first is the cross in front of a church I used to live next to. The lights from my car used to reflect off the gravestones behind this church when I would drive by at night. Always a little forbidding. The Second photo is of a fruit stand that was in the middle of a parking lot. Both equally fascinating to me at night, as I drove by.
Aug 9, 2006
No racing this weekend, just a wedding between two of my oldest friends. I don't mean elderly. But I have noticed a strange trend amongst my friends to get married and start breeding. Michael and Rosa rented school buses to ship all their friends from the hotel downtown to the Abington Art Center. It was a Quaker wedding so the audience joined in the marrying of the two. Getting the audience to recite everything in-time with each other was comical because, unlike a song which everyone knows, or church where there is a ritual, this was a bunch of dissenters trying to work together. It turned out great and I'm pretty sure they are married now.
On the way back a certain couple of folk grabbed the left over liquor and we had the bus driver turn up the radio, so we had a bus-full of bliss. Pretty much broke every rule we could, as long as we stayed in our seats.
Weddings and funerals leave me with very similar feelings. I'm of the opinion they are opportunities to celebrate and morn. Bringing a new girlfriend to a wedding can be a little awkward, but fortunatly my lady-friend was good at making bad jokes to ease any situation.
After the wedding we went back to the grand art deco Loews hotel and visited room to room, then gathered, with much difficulty, a posse and went to dance at the Khyber. As people get older they get so reluctant to have fun and come up with a bunch of insufficient excuses. It's just laziness, cause life seems so hard in adulthood. Drew keeps the hope up and the motivation to step out when ever necessary and I had no desire to sit in some yuppie bar with $9 drinks when there was free dancing and $3 drinks to be had 10blocks away.
My friend Nunnaly and I got the best wedding present ever by for newly-wed's. A pitchfork! Three prongs and carved from one piece of wood. I should have taken a picture of it. Anyways the couple will have an American Gothic prop for their wedding photos.
Aug 2, 2006
Okay, I forgot my camera, so I'm adding some old photos. Words without pictures is just so 18th century.
Anyways, if you go click on the title to this post it will take you to IF's site and my full race report.
Thank you Kerry for the entry help.