Being...
the adventures of a youngish man whose principal interests are knowledge, beauty, and music

© 2004 by Andersen Silva (12-1-04)

Only love can bring the rain that makes you yearn to the sky,
  Only love can bring the rain that falls like tears from on high...
Love, reign o'er me...

It rained on me, lightly, as I walked back from my sweetness' house last night, but that was OK. For the first time in several weeks, I felt happy.

I got to see and play with Hannah, and got hugs and kisses, and that was before I'd given her her belated birthday gifts. She really loved the plush emperor penguin chick, even taking it to bed with her.

Seeing Gina, of course, was even better. We ended up not ordering sushi, and dined on tortilla chips and salsa and Ben & Jerry's instead, but somehow I really didn't mind at all. We watched "Raising Helen," a fun little movie, and some of the 10 o'clock news, which was not nearly as much fun. I gave her a plush penguin, too, a little rockhopper whose blond hair might remind her of mine. I'd picked the birds up at the New England Aquarium last month...

It was nice just to be sitting on the same couch as my honey again, and kissing her fingers. We haven't seen much of each other lately, and I've missed her terribly, but smooching with her last night made everything better. We still love each other, and knowing that helps me go on.

I was trained and tested on MediNotes Charting Plus electronic medical records software last month, with two of my co-workers. Ken and I are now certified to provide technical support for the software. Exciting, isn't it?  ;)  Now let's see if I stick with this job...

I'm finally utilizing that wonderful resource, Lyndhurst's public library, and reading stuff I'd probably never think to buy. Catching up on some Stephen King, perused some wonderful short stories by H.G. Wells... and right now I'm immersed in the works of Voltaire. Very cool.

Well, Thanksgiving is just past (spent it with my family, and watched "Cidade de Deus (City of God)," a powerful Brazilian film, with them), and now Christmas (gulp) is rushing towards us. I started my shopping early this year, in September. I'm about half done now, after having placed and received a few orders; I went to Costco and Barnes & Noble Saturday to pick up some more gifts, and took a stroll through Nutley's park system on my way home. Saw some elder gents playing bocce ball...

Guess I'll see you all next year. Enjoy the holidays...!
  - A (webmaster@andersensilva.com)


June 2006 - "Desperation," concerts, where's my music been?
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May 2006 - Nothing too exciting for Cinco de Mayo, fresh blood at Microwize, Apple v. Apple
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April 2006 - Late night at the office, a trip to DC
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March 2006 - Aimee Mann, fillin' up the iPod, science fiction, a trigger-happy veep?
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January 2006 - In the paper again, my own iPod, on my own
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December 2005 - Where is everybody?!? "Christmas Lonely"
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November 2005 - Arizona, the Palisades Center, alone again... naturally
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October 2005 - 35 and still alive, an Ovation and not a Tanglewood, anyone for tennis?
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September 2005 - The city of New Orleans, Rome, CBGB, let's joust!
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August 2005 - Microsoft Winblows, no Transit Village for you!, songs 'n guitars
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July 2005 - The Fourth, the Ozonic, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"
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June 2005 - Lunch with Gina, a penguin from her penguin, hongry for Nine Inch Nails, "Episode III" and "Hitchhiker's"
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May 2005 - My new PowerBook, HHGttG, the end of the Astronomy Tip of the Day
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April 2005 - The Children's Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Dark Tower, the Dell
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March 2005 - Snow, my sushi valentine, technical difficulties (please stand by)
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February 2005 - It's BSD, it's dynamite! the Dalai Lama, Zhao Ziyang, fruit with "Raymond"
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January 2005 - A frightening New Year's, spaghetti and meatballs (and Christmas gifts!) with Gina and Hannah, Samichlaus
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December 2004 - A fun evening with Gina and Hannah, test-taking, partaking of the library
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November 2004 - A lot can change in twelve months
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October 2004 - My birthday and my honey
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September 2004 - Anniversary, spreadin' the word about the CD, dumb E-mails and the women who send them
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August 2004 - Philadelphia freedom, the album is finished, where did my parents go?
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July 2004 - Together again!; playin' guitar in the park, promoting the album
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June 2004 - Mother's Day, Gina's day, preparing the CD... don't dream it's over. Please don't
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May 2004 - Gina being so far away from me, chicken cordon bleu, Macintosh consulting, the album
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April 2004 - No more Vitriol, lovin' and cookin' for my pretty baby, upgrading to a Treo 600, working on my music
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