y'know, I like the blc challenge for providing a community within the community of this site aas a while, but it also means that stray thoughts get used up on the message board rather than being placed in a blog. I'm quite certain a few profound thoughts have emanated from my fingers, but alas, they were shared only with those privy to a particular team message board, and the rest of you were denied the wisdom therein. Or, the musical content within, which would have immeasurably enriched your lives. For that, I am truly sorry. Unless you were one of the special people who got to see it.
Going more than a bit stir crazy from inactivity. Starting to go out and do random stuff, but it's not helping, entirely. Missing having the social net I had with my friends in Madison, and feeling nostalgic for that town. It's been nearly a year since I moved back to Michigan. Funny thing, I just found out today that one of my acquaintances from there moved to Ann Arbor to do a postdoc, and has been here since January. Obviously, she wasn't one of my close friends there, otherwise I would have thought it a tragedy that we are 5 or 6 miles apart and didn't know about it. But I might have to suggest meeting up, just to reminisce about other people. Then again, having typed that, that sounds depressing. I'm guessing we'd sit there in awkward silence and wonder why the heck we bothered. So maybe I won't.
Just letting my fingers ramble at 2:30 AM. Had a random thought last week about how forthcoming, or not forthcoming I am in public spaces (blog and the such). I mean, I have said a decent bit in this space over the past couple of years, but really, I feel like I'm reticent about most things. Partly because you don't want to hear me (or anyone, in general, really) whining about stuff you have no chance of influencing; partly because I (and everyone, to some degree) am cognizant of the public nature of the space, and have an aversion to revealing everything I think, lest it reflect negatively at the wrong time. Maybe that comes from being in my late 30s, and growing up before the internet became ubiquitous, and not feeling like it's totally normal to expose myself, cybenetically speaking, to the world. Who knows?
I'm not lying to you, anyway. I'm just not telling you everything going on in my mind. And yes, I know that comes as no surprise, but like I said, I'm just letting my fingers spew everything on my mind, and that's the thoughts I'm thinking at the moment.
Found out my brother and his family are going to New York for New Years. Now I'm wondering if I want to ditch town, too (the answer is yes). Will have to see if I can make that happen, as some friends who have relocated to Tennessee have hosted a New Years gathering there the last couple of years. Now that I type that thought out loud, it's becoming more of a, hey, I'd really like to do this! kind of thought. Might need to make it a reality. Then again, I just checked, and it's a 530 mile journey, and $460 for a flight. Which makes it slightly less appealing, especially as I'd be driving down by myself. hmmm.
changed the profile pic back to the crazy hair one. thinking of doing something radical with the current mop, like cutting it all off again. Or maybe I can go to the barber and get it cut to something reasonable. It's getting a bit too moppish, regardless. Not that I have anyone to be presentable for at present.
My friend Mike just wrapped up his radio show on WORT back in Madison, I was listening to it on line, and he finished with Rainbow's "Gates of Babylon", which I hadn't heard in ages. If it weren't 3 AM, I'd listen to the Rainbow album, "Long Live Rock 'n Roll" from which this song comes. But as it is slightly late, I'll just take another listen to this track and then pretend to go to sleep.