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The random banality of a personal life, what am I doing, who am I talking to post. You are forewarned.

I've been working hard this week to wrap up all the loose bits so that my trip to Chicago is stress free. I'm flying out, in a class for a week then hangin' with a real good bud and his girls. If there is something in Chicago that you think I ought to do then let me know.

Tuesday night I went down the street for a doppio and by chance met up with Lori, Bob and Susan. It was nice tossing down a few glasses of wine and telling stories.

Played 15 holes of golf Wednesday evening breaking my two week unplanned hiatus. Had fun but mostly the comradere is what is important.

Thursday evening I'll be at Firefly for pizza with Jerry V. I think my downstairs neighbor might come join us. If not I'll get a chance to sit down and exchange stories with her when I get back from Chicago.

I so LOVE living in the city again. What a fool am I for ever trying to compromise by living someplace else. The city is part of who I am. I am healthiest and whole here.

I am worried about my plants. I don't know anyone in the building well enough to impose upon them yet. I think Cherie at work would be happy to water them if I bring them to work. Lori offered but ... I don't know but.

I took a lunch time walk with a women who just creeps me out sometimes. I wonder why I say yes. What do I get from these walks? She is nice enough but lost in a way that I could never help her fix. So many women what to be fixed or think men want to fix them. While men are by nature fixers, I am out of that business. Perhaps that is it. These walks are my listening practice.

I asked a divorced with two kids, occasional golf buddy, female I work with to go catch a movie on the weekend when she didn't have the kids. We ended up not getting together for the film. A harmless offer from a friend I thought but I also think it has, at least temporarily, changed the nature of the relationship.

Enough of that, this personal sharing stuff. We will now return to our regularly scheduled posts of intellectual exploration of ideals and meaning, politics, bad art and even worst poems and prose.


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Jun. 23rd, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
The time I went to Chicago, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the Art Institute. I stood in front of Seurat's La Grande Jatte painting for what must have been an hour.
Jun. 23rd, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
I am a year too late for this Seurat and the Making of "La Grande Jatte"
Jun. 24th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
Bummer. I would have liked to have seen that. (Not that I'm going to be up in Chicago any time that I know of...)
Jun. 23rd, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
I lost a whole day in the relatively tiny Guggenheim in Venice. Pollock and Dali stole most of it.
Jun. 24th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
My accident kept me from the Dali museum in Sarasota. I plan to remedy this soon.
Jun. 23rd, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
I take it then your experience with J.V. is much different than mine. I would not have him over socally, nor would I want anything to do with that person what so ever. Oh well, you know the difference in perceptions is an amazing thing, at least he didn't do bizzare stuff about you in his weblog. One of the many reasons to leave work and pursue more fun things to do, and I have successfully done them, and am doing them, much like you seem to be.

Hope all goes well.
Jun. 23rd, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
a) We all have different experiences of one another
b) I think I forgive more easily and take exception more slowly
c) I wasn't watching when all that went down.
d) Blowing hot air over dinner is pretty safe

How are you? I thought you announced your retirement from this exercise in exhibitionism (and petty back biting) called LJ. Just a lurker now?
Jun. 23rd, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yep just a lurker,

I am sure that there is a redeeming quality in there somewhere. I just don't know where or what it is. I doubt at this point I will ever have the opportunity to find out, nor am I interested in spending the time in that pursuit, as life is good right now, I have exactly everything I want, I have left much behind, and the road ahead is a nice simple non chaotic enjoyable lifestyle and people to be around.

I just had to respond, your mileage may vary, but does't mean I still won't yak back at you even though I have abandoned my own journal.
Jun. 23rd, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
You need to let me know what days you are going to be free while here in Chicago so that I can arrange a couple of golf outings. Call me soon so I can get that worked out.

BTW - I am very excited for you to see Chicago and to discover the differences that exist between it and Seattle. I think you might like it but, I will let you judge that for yourself.

I know I miss the rain, the trees, and especially my golf buddies.
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