Thursday, March 15, 2007

Drain Fairy

Sunday I went to take a shower and much to my dismay I found the drain totally blocked. What the hell happened? Great no shower for now. So, I got dressed and went out to the store to buy some scary chemicals that I wouldn’t ordinarily go anywhere near (except when not using them means I won’t have a shower for the foreseeable future). After treatment for the allotted time – nothing. Great, still no shower. A whole bottle later at about midnight it still wasn’t flowing so I gave up and went to bed (sans shower). Well in the morning I vowed to take a shower no matter the consequences. Much to my surprise the drain was flowing better then it has in years – hence proving once and for all the existence of the drain fairy.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Lately I’ve been thinking a bit about friendship and how it fluxes and morphs as time goes by. I’ve come to realize that as I’ve gotten older (we all have), and moved away that it is a lot harder to maintain as many close friends away from the hustle and bustle of small town life. Friendship is a big investment, and when you neglect a relationship, for whatever reason, it is really hard to go back and fix it. I’ve realized that I still have many of my oldest friends. I still love to see them, and I always have a good time when I do, but I don’t really know what is going on in their lives. This is really inexcusable, even if I’m busy. Oddly just as some of these relationships have become more tenuous, I have made a close friend that I believe I’ll have for a lifetime and nothing makes me happier.

You are probably wondering what brought on all this heavy thinking. Suffice it to say that I recently lost touch with someone who has been a part of my life for over the last ten years. I’m a little miffed, but I don’t think the finger of blame can be pointed at only one of us. I know part of it is my own fault for never picking up the phone and just calling. However, I am feeling surprisingly wounded by the whole situation. The juxtaposition of loosing (perhaps) a friend, gaining a friend and rediscovering many of those I thought long lost through blogging and MySpace has really made me pensive lately.