Thursday, September 8, 2016


Yesterday was the day I hit 105.8 pounds, meeting my goal weight of 106.

It was after an airplane ride and a bit of dehydration, so today it's back up to 107, but,
it's still nice.

Thinking about lowering the goal, but I'm not sure if I can handle it.

It's been slow goings for me, having been at this since early November of last year.

I just wanted to put this down.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


I had just gotten my credit card number memorized and it's now stolen.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

School work

I never, ever wanted  to throw away my school work at the end of the school year. When I did need to clear the stuff, I always poured over each sheet of paper first, and always ended up saving a decent stack. I just chucked most of my work from middle school, which means my statute of limitations for sentimentality for school work ends maybe after twelve years.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


My cousin posted a video on Facebook of one of our family Christmas parties from something like fourteen years ago.

My first and most prominent thought was, Dad looks so young.

I didn't post that comment.

What he looks like now, did I do that to him?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Jonquil - Mexico (lyrics)

Is there an online community out there that works together to figure out song lyrics where there is no official version out?

Anyway, I've been trying to figure out the lyrics to Jonquil's Mexico for a long time. It doesn't help that they change the lyrics for the live versions--and I've only been able to find two of those online. This is what I have worked out so far; I italicized the super unclear parts:

I know of your reasons
You said that you're feeling
They're running in circles
But nothing wouldn't stop them from coming home
I know you've tried to help, but
They never ever wanted to feel it
And all of these troubles
They'll get you in the end

I had a feeling that you'd do some wrong, no
I never saw it and I feel so old

And now that I see you
It's clear that she needs you
And all of the scriptures
That lead me to the heartland you gave her

I never knew you were the one to go, no
I said it wasn't what I wanted, no

I saw you drown
I lost sight of your sound
I know you, been searching over/beside your mother
Is that cold?
You've been burning

I never knew you were the one to go, no
I said this wasn't what I wanted, no

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Here are some things I remember wanting to put here but never got around to.

1. I went on a paternoster! That's right, check! I made a nice little trip to Stuttgart, Germany for it and saw cool cars in the process, too. Here's a picture of my foot.

2. I had a pleasant lunch out with my fellow teachers on my last day at work. There were two main dishes, a lamb and a fish. We decided to get some wine, and asked for the already opened bottles. The waiter said that we could choose between red and white, and when he got to me, I chose white for no particular reason. "White...?" one of my colleagues asked me, slightly confused. "Ah!" she said, "You ordered fish!" And all was well. (Yes! I accidentally succeeded in basic wine knowledge!)

3. Back to the checklist. Next goal: midnight sun.

Sad reality

I wish I knew all the languages.

Or at least


in addition to English.

Then I wouldn't lose contact with my friends because it's too much effort for either of us to write in another language.