Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mother's day

In honor of Earth Day, I walked to work this morning. It's sheer laziness that I don't do it every day, but today was the first day I've done so since I started working here.

The morning reminded me so much of summertime in California. There was dew on the grass and I could see my breath in the bright morning sunlight. I wore a light jacket because it was too cold to just go in short-sleeves, but the world just kept warming up as I walked and by the time I reached work, the jacket was no longer necessary.

I could feel my body waking up after being too long unused. My tendons and ligaments fought me at first, complaining that I should just have driven. But then with a groan, they popped into place and got themselves together. "Good morning!" they said. "And how nice to see you again!"

I forget how wonderful it feels to move, how much I enjoy the feeling of getting blood pumping and lungs opening. I forget how much I enjoy being alive.

Thank you, Mother Earth, for giving me a place to feel this way. I love you and I promise that I will do my best to respect you. You're the only one we've got and we need to remember that.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Now, I know that there have been rumors of this for months, but when I opened up my hotmail account this morning I found that those rumors are true ...

New Kids on the Block are reuniting. They're going to put out an album and go on tour and do all that real band stuff.

Do you think that they're going to go for the same age bracket they appealed to before? Or are they going to try to re-interest their fans from before? You know, the ones who are all grown up and have kids of their own and may not actually have any real interest in NKOTB anymore? Not that I'm talking about anyone in particular here ... ahem.

My real hope here is that this is going to spurn other bands to reunite and go on tour, because if Boys II Men shows up in Boston, I am there.