September 12th, 2001


Death Knell

Well, I'm glad I flew home Monday. I might not have made it at all. I'm sure you all join me in mourning the fallen, both civilian and professional. The loss of life and damage to both the face of the city and the soul of the people is unheard of and unprecedented, and the shockwave will be felt for decades to come.

Someone said to me yesterday, "I always wondered what my grandparents felt like when Pearl Harbor was bombed, now I know." The phrase 'a day that will live in infamy' will have a whole new meaning from this day forward. The unthinkable has happened. America has been injured.

I ask you all to join me today in wearing a black armband for those whose lives were taken from us. I shall be wearing mine for the duration of the week. The innocent men and women of the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon, the rescue workers who were trapped in the collapses, all shall be remembered.

I also ask that, in this time of crisis, we all band together. We may all agree that the government is a bunch of freakin' yahoos most of the time, but now is a time for solidarity. Band together, and let's stand as one: Goth, Rivethead, Christian, Democrat, Republican, Independant, Fratboy, Gay, Freak, Suburbanite...Human.
  • Current Music
    The Royal Scottish Fife and Drum Corps - Amazing Grace

An Attempt At Returning To Normal

No, this has nothing more to do with the terrorist attacks.

Since I returned home, I've been trying to get my house back in order. Ever since Eric moved in, and then Alice moved out, and then we got Heidi's stuff in before she moved, the place has been a wreck, and with Steph and I both out of town, it just went even further downhill.

But, over the course of the last two nights, things are beginning to look less and less like a landfill and more and more like a home again. It's so nice to have not only a room again but a BED again. Beautiful black iron four-post bed, with camo-netting around the top rails...quite cool. The front room is no longer a storage area for boxes but an actual living room again, complete with second couch. Sure was nice to kick back on the couch, toss my feet up on the new coffeetable, and watch 'Gladiator' last night. Now, if I can just get the kitchen in order, I'll be mostly done.

I've been thinking about the next year, and what I want to do with it. I figure, my resources are my own again, so I want to keep paying off the car i no longer own, get a new one (even just a used one), build a new computer, lose 25-30 pounds, and try to somehwat establish my web design firm a little more. And go to more concerts, but that's different entirely...LOL

I'm still working on the road notes. Should be posting them later today, I hope.
  • Current Music
    Sophie B. Hawkins - Savior Child


Oh, and apparently, I'm not only Duke of The Ministry of Black Helicopters, Frank Prevatt, but also Regent of Indefinite Timeframes, Darth Chaos Blackflame.

  • Current Music
    Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name