Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ode to a Water Bug

Water Bug

They say you are a cockroach

You are sliding around and sneaking

Creeping and clawing with scratchy feet

Who can blame them

You eat the trash and burrow in it

You should try to work on appearances

It just looks bad when you eat the trash

Wiggling teeth-claws on your face

Munching and generally spreading crumbs

YOU are gross, water bug

But you are not a cockroach

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Swine Blog


This is how it's going down. I cannot get myself to get the H1N1 Flu vaccine.

I convinced myself finally that it is the right thing to do, but when I had to actually drive to Kaiser I couldn't do it...

Basically an extreme situation flashed before my eyes: I was one of 15 survivors left in California because an unseen problem with the vaccine surfaced 5 years after the initial outbreak of Swine flu. I sighed and began to accept that I was now responsible for helping to re-populate this great state.

Now I know this is illogical, but I have an extreme personality and high anxiety so naturally this possibility would occur to me.

Long story short, it comes down to fear. Currently I am more afraid of the vaccine than the virus. What can you do? Fear is powerful, just look at Glenn Beck.

Just thought I'd give you an update. I'm sure I'll flip-flop a few more times with this one.


Oh blog

Dear Blog,

I have been neglecting you out of my own hesitation to dedicate my efforts to finishing the Spirit Lake story. I do intend to conclude the Daggett Peak blog. You will be stunned!!! But it takes a lot of work, so I may slip in a few random blogs between and when I finally do post everyone can enjoy the experience of going back to read them all together! At least I hope they will enjoy it.

Thanks Blog, nice to see you again.