okay, it's been a while. i have some ground to cover.
first of all, i've decided that for the primaries season, this blog will endorse john edwards. hilary clinton is in second place, but edwards wins because he's more of a socialist.
second of all, i had a temp job, then i quit my temp job because it was far away and i don't have a car and i was carpooling with folks whose project was canned. but i got a new temp job and this one is in pittsburgh! now if only i could find a real job as easily... i'm working on it, though. i figure as long as i don't give up the search, something will inevitably work out.
third, because i'm poor and lame, i couldn't go to maine last weekend for my friend tony's wedding. this saddened/saddens me to no end, because it would have been a marvellous weekend and it's been way way way too long since i've seen tony! instead, though, carson and i drove out to michigan to visit his parents. this trip cost me zero dollars. i like when things cost zero dollars. carson's folks live in a tiny little town on the cost of lake michigan. here are some of the things i saw there:
- a freaking huge buck with antlers that looked like trees!
- a family of turkeys (including baby turkeys) crossing the road!
- orchards of various fruits! apples! plums! blueberries!
- asparagus fields! did you know that when asparagus goes to seed, it becomes this wispy, bushy, lovely little plant?
and here are some of the things i did there:
- go carting!!!
- mini golfing!!!
- fishing for salmon in lake michigan!!!
we only caught two salmon because the water was too rough to go out early in the day (when the salmon are hungriest), but i was delighted nonetheless. of course, i got sad when i realized that by my own action, i had caused the death of the fish i caught... i'm a jerk.
- gambling in an indian casino!!!
however, i gambled poorly. i don't know what the hell was going on -- perhaps it was my come-uppance from my grand performance in las vegas back in january, but i fared badly. like, worse than the odds. eh, you win some, you lose some.
so yes, i am now in love with northwestern michigan.
fourth, have you guys seen the HBO show "flight of the conchords"? here: watch this! carson and i are planning on memorizing it and performing it sometime, probably after having a few drinks. he'll be jemaine (a.k.a., the hiphopopotamus) and i'll be bret (the rhymenoceros). we'll be memorizing both the lyrics AND the dance moves.
and finally, starting the thursday after labor day, i'm gonna be playing kickball with the pittsburgh sports league! no, i am not a good kickball player. but i've got pluck! i've got spirit, yes i do! and, this is a surefire way to get to hang out with sandy once a week now that she's moved to wheeling. this makes me happy.