Friday, November 9, 2007

Smiles, Everybody!

OK, enough of the self-agonizing BS that seems to have populated this blog of late. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I get to write about airplanes for a living, god damn it. Even if I am stressing because I'm still working seven days a week, and I'm starting to feel increasingly insulted by that fact.

Yeah, I may have broken up with the woman who two months ago I strongly suspected to be The One, but at least I filled up the 6 this week just before gas prices soared over $3.00 per gallon. So, there's that. And of course, I have my health... through December 11, anyway, the date for the next CT scan.

In other news, I've been on an eBay streak lately, buying up some old GI Joe toys (yes, planes) I used to have when I was a kid. In fact, looking over the auction list has been a trip down memory lane for me... since I pretty much had ALL the GI Joe toys available through early 1980s, thanks largely to my grandparents on both sides of the family.

Now I need to buy some cheap display shelves... and find a place to put them in the office.
I also splurged this week on a new MP3 player, a 4GB Sansa to replace what I have discovered over the past two years to be a really shitty Dell DJ Ditty (I did not mean for that to rhyme, really.) If it sounds like I'm burning through cash... let me just say it's amazing how much the pocketbook frees up when you're not buying flowers all the time, or driving 550 miles round trip every other weekend.

I'm also eagerly awaiting my first trip back to "The Big D" since I moved back. Lee bought tickets to the Billy Joel concert December 4 at the AAC, with the only condition "you're on your own for getting out here." At this moment, I have no clue how I'm getting out there -- car or plane -- or how long I'll be able to stay (see above, "working seven days a week)... but I am absolutely adamant that I WILL make the trip, and that I WILL have enough time to visit Lee and Diana, Monk and Quinn, Shoe, and the Addison Airport.

In the short term, I fully intend to enjoy this weekend as much as I can. I have a couple books at the ready, including a bio of Harry Chapin, and if the weather holds I may even FINALLY make the Jemez drive I've been wanting to make for the past five months.

Eep... has it already been that long?

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