Grab your seatbelts, this one is going to ramble. You’ve been warned.
Just woke up from a great nap that was induced by forcing myself to watch Pirates baseball. I made a promise to my mom this year that I would watch more Pirates games this season, after what has been basically a 15 year hiatus. I’ve caught a game here or there over the decades, but haven’t been much of a fan since Sid Bream’s fat ass slid across home plate while Barry Bonds did- fuck, what was he doing?- in 1992. At any rate, I watched the game and fell asleep in the chair and woke up remarkably refreshed so I will probably be able to watch another episode of Ripper Street tonight (why are they all 75 minutes, FFS?). I was also in a foxhole during training at Fort Dix listening to the Islanders beat the Pens in OT in game 7 listening on my earphones, and I yelled out in the pitch black “FFFFFUUUUUCCCCCKKKKK” and got reprimanded by the #1 Sergeant.
It’s been a beautiful day here all day- 80 degrees at one point and clear blue skies all day. In a one week period (last week I talked about the grass changing color) all the trees have gone from barren to blooming. The peach tree down the road is beautiful, as are all the Asian Pear trees. My favorite tree, a massive oak in my neighbors yard, a tree that I spend hours looking at because it is just so big and pretty and a real giant, has just erupted with green foliage. On top of that, my spiders are back. I was sitting on the back porch drinking a cup of tea (Ginger Root Superior from Uptontea.com) and I saw two of them dive bomb me and one actually landed on my arm before pulling itself back up to protect my house from bugs. Also, the bats are back, and I saw several of them cruising around making my area of operations bug free.
Currently burning some really solid lavender essential oil that I got from mountainroseherbs.com, and along with with upton tea I think they are probably my favorite company that no one uses. I get all my spices and herbs from them (except for the fresh stuff from the garden and herb baskets). I’m also planning my garden, and I think this year I am going to really work to just make solid slicer tomatoes and maybe a bunch of heirlooms. Those really are my favorite. Nothing beats sliced tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and olive oil and vinegar.
Other than that, I got nothing to say. I suppose I could share the very lurid details about the dream I had yesterday in which a topless Rosario Dawson and Bar Rafaeli gave me an alcohol sponge bath when I was feverish, but I have a mirror and I know what I look like naked, so I will spare you those details (even though it was awesome).
And that is all I have to say about that. Oh, also too, it is this time of year:
I so adore that band. The soundtrack of my life.