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Happy Monday!

Greek Festival was this past weekend. Spent a small fortune feeding a family of four. And this was including all the free food they managed to gank off of people and volunteering here and there. It ain't cheap! But it's so much fun.

Spending time pondering Orthodoxy, work, cooking, relationships, and technology. Rarely more than one at a time, though.

Actually, I suppose that's more or less what I've been pondering since I was 8 or so. Not much changes!
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    Beatles - Getting Better
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Off by a bit

I just walked for the last time down the staircase I thought I'd watch my daughter walk down on her wedding day.

She's eight. I guess I misjudged that a bit.
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Happy

Yeah. That's it.

I don't think I've been happy since 1988.

It's nice to have it back. But it's totally unfamiliar.

:)

I was happier then with no mindset
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    The Shins - New Slang
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Public post: A wedding story

Fifteen years ago right now, I was standing in a church in Oakland waiting to get married. I was full of hope and love and the reassurance that this would last forever. After all, we were being married in the same church that my inlaws had been married in, we had the same photographer, my wife's family was so strongly represented, and the same priest who had baptized her was officiating. We had all the right influences. All we needed was the kick in the seat of the pants to get going. (Ok, I was wearing pants. She had on a dress. Oh, wow, what a dress!)

It was without a doubt one of the happiest, most wonderful, most amazing days of my life. I was being united to the best person I had ever met, and the one who has since boiled out of me things of both goodness and horror that I had no idea were there.

We are not done boiling. I ache over all the hurts I have ever caused her. And I rejoice over the love she has shown me.

I cannot imagine ever being with someone else.

I pray that I never have to.
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    Mendelsohn. Or Purcell. Or something.
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My new theme song

A public post about what I think is my new theme song. I'm switching allegiance from Jason Mraz' "I Won't Give Up" to this.

"Peace"
OAR (Of A Revolution)

I don’t wanna fight no more
Only wanna get to shore
Baby, don’t slam the door tonight
We ran another off the tracks
That’s time we can’t get back
But, we can save tomorrow if we try

'Til we make this right
I won’t say, "Good night."
I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here for a little while
I just wanna hold you
'Til we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

Everybody needs a place
Somewhere that’s warm and safe
A shelter from this crazy world we’re in,
But tonight I let the rain inside
And took away your place to hide
I’m sorry that I made you cry again

Oh, we can make this right,
Oh, kiss me good night

I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here for a little while
I just wanna hold you
'Til we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

Yeah, I want peace
Oh, we don't have to fight
Oh, just kiss me all night
'Cause I want peace, yeah
I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here for a little while
I just wanna hold you
'Til we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace
I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here for a little while
I just wanna hold you
'Til you fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace
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    OAR - Peace
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Office


  1. I found out who it is in the office whose phone ringtone is the "Poirot" theme. We met. It was a pleasant mutual understanding. He's an Indian guy who clearly has a sense for classic lit and good TV.

  2. I'm turning in my letter of resignation today. Closure? Something like that.

  3. This, by the way, is a public post. Just sayin'.

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    Roxette - Listen to Your Heart
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Poirot

Someone in one of the cubes around me is using the theme from "Poirot" as their ringtone.

It's quite pleasant, really.
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    Theme from "Poirot"