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Monday, April 26th, 2010

destination alchemy
destination alchemy

i am not someone of words. yet i love words, marvel in their many meanings and variety, dissecting sentences for their ‘real’ meanings inferred out of ambiguous and tenuous words, but i use them clumsily myself resulting in nagging thoughts that i may have been misunderstood as i dissect my own ramblings at a later time – especially if i have used many words, spoken for ‘too long’ or about ‘too much’.


Not being able to crawl around on the ground, floor, wall, etc. with my camera has been a bit silencing. I can make sketches – sort of; i am out of practice – but the view is often a panorama of my foot, which looks like it should be painted green and appearing in a disney animation (although i would forbid any part of my self from appearing in anything disney).

Luckily, SOP understands when I say ‘look at that [random thing] there’, and likely quickly sees the unusual aspect of that particular [cloud formation, color gradient on a petal, cheeky squirrel, stealthy cat] that drew my eye, so the daily walks are as interesting as always, if somewhat shorter at the moment.

both needing help

DOG and SOP have been great at putting up with me over the past month. DOG has been quite protective, causing my 5-year-old neighbor to give him the super-hero moniker of ‘Protective DOGE*!’ which she says is a great super-hero name for him because it rhymes with Doge**. Quite right.

In other news, i have been reading a lot – which actually represents more healing on the post-suicide front, an amazing 7(!?) years later. So much sitting is a challenge for me, though. I’m at the point where the major trauma healing seems to be over and, as I cannot yet be very active, I am having difficulty sleeping. But the stitches were removed last Friday and I have just started to be able to put some weight on the injured leg. The doctor expects me to just be using one crutch by the end of this week and just the boot by the beginning of next. That seems very rapid after the month it has taken me to get here, but I am working hard toward that goal (foot flexes, weighting with each step) and am really excited to see it coming. My calf and thigh look quite shapeless and small at the moment. They are going to be getting quite a workout soon.

* Pronounced doughj
** Also pronounced doughj, and how we address the DOG when not like ‘doughjee’, ‘buddy’, ‘my friend’, or ‘superfreak’

Bald schreibe ich wieder auf Deutsch…

new cap

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

while sop waits on the roof, wondering what is taking me so long…

während sop auf mich auf dem Dach wartete…


but i make it up there eventually

aber ich kam letztendlich

new chimney cap installed

happy halloween

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

may your spooks have much fun before they get booted out on all saints day!



Thursday, July 19th, 2007

we are off the the Bicknell International Film Festival! Theme this year is CHRISTMAS! Obviously i had to attend.

wir fahren zum Bicknell Film Festival! Das Thema diesem Jahr is Weihnachten! Natürlich muss ich dabei sein!


Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

@thuy –
i am afraid my internal operating system needs an upgrade, although it may only get an update…
koala will be patched, just figuring out how… Now that dogie has ‘accepted’ him, i would hate to take him away. Besides, some of his other ‘friends’ are in much worse shape

@Daphne & thuy-
yes, a bit stressful overall. i didn’t really like his coming over, unannounced, so late and then staying for 2 hours, but i feel for him. I am hoping that talking it over will eventually make him realize he needs to fix some stuff, but i kind of doubt it at the same time. He’s a good guy, but he needs to lay off the alchohol a bit and start looking at how he wants things to be, what is realistic, and how to get there.