Difficult to see the future is...
I've seen "Attack of the Clones" twice now (and I'll be going a third time soon enough!), and "Spider-Man" once. They were both really great movies! The "Star Wars" film might not be quite as entertaining as a stand-alone movie for someone who's not familiar with the other movies and the story, but even if you're not a fan of Spiderman, you should enjoy the movie.
Three years ago, my life was in turmoil. After breaking up with Karen, which forced us both to move from the apartment we'd been sharing, I moved in with my best friend Barbara temporarily. During those months, the fallout from the breakup, the ensuing scandal at work, and the ill-destined relationship into which I found myself falling unexpectedly... well, they nearly drove me to the brink of non-existence. Fortunately, my will seems to be stronger than even I'd anticipated. ;) What didn't kill me has only made me stronger.
Three years later, I'm moving back into Barbara's house. Circumstances are quite changed this time around, however. I'm not moving in out of necessity, but by choice, and because we're both comfortable with the arrangement. Rather than feeling like each day could result in my termination or my resignation, I'm now the MIS manager, solely responsible for the Company's information systems as well as the payroll. True, my love life hasn't improved much... Heh. But I'm no longer snared by depression over it. I have a musical career of sorts now, I'm building a Macintosh network at home (between us, Barbara and I have a Performa, an iMac, an iBook, and three Power Macintoshes!), and my decision to go auto-less hasn't hindered me very much at all. I am going to miss Alex, my bus buddy, on those morning commutes starting in August, but hopefully she and I will stay in touch. And hey, Babs and I can start playing tennis regularly again! Woo-hoo!
Hey, the Rock Bottom Remainders rocked! Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Roy Blount, Jr., Tad Bartimus, Mitch Albom, and many other writers put on an amazing show at Webster Hall, and I'm glad I got the chance to take Dawn and Barbara to see them. I finally got to see the Martin Rivas Three as well, which was another damned good show, at the Lion's Den. Next time, though, I will make a point of saying hello, Marty. :)
Well, I've got a busy summer ahead of me. The move has officially started, with Barbara taking a few of my packed items home with her Saturday night. Over the next few weeks, I've got to attend a payroll class in Cranford and both the PC and Macworld Expos in New York, some of my work friends and I are planning a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure, there's a weekend shore trip in the works, the Company picnic is coming... and I think I'm going to a choir chorus tomorrow night. Busy, busy, busy...
All this activity hasn't taken my mind from the ugliness
between Israel and the Palestinians / India and Pakistan / Russia and the
Chechens / etc., but I figured I could leave that stuff out of this
installment of Vitriol. Next month, however... Heh!