Monday, June 14, 2010

Selling Out

Well, I've done it now.
I'm truly disappointed in myself.
I sold Rosalyn.
My old, long time companion.
We hadn't been in the neighborhood for a week yet when one of the neighbors came by to check her out as I pulled it into the driveway when I first brought her over.
I could see the lust in his eyes, as I'd seen it in many others before.
But he was insistent, he was.
Made me an offer right on the spot.
Which I kindly rejected, because it wasn't enough to cover my attachment to this car.
He persisted, and persisted, and persisted, upping his offer each time.
Today, he made an offer I simply could not refuse, and I just now signed the paperwork and cashed the cashier's check.
I feel conflicted about it, in that I got far, far more money than the original $500 I paid to rescue her from the crusher, and the $4,000 worth of time, money and parts that are currently in her.
The one thing I also don't know about is that I'll still see her every day. She's right up the street. On the one hand, it'll be like keeping an eye on an ex, making sure she's in good hands. On the other hand, it'll be like keeping an eye on an ex, never allowing you any kind of formal closure, punching you in the gut each and every time you see her riding by with another man.
I'm gonna go drink this one off, friends.

Monday, June 7, 2010


As in down, as in "in" as in deflationary down cycle.
Anyway, settling into the new digs, finally, but there is simply no real time to enjoy it. Between the real job and the being swamped with tons of freelance work, there its wall-to-wall around here. Add in all of the work getting the place set up, and damn.
Funny thing though, no TV service yet.
And I'm getting along pretty well, except having to go to the bar down the street to catch the Lakers game.
And because of a scheduling SNAFU, there won't be TV service for a couple of more days yet.
Funny how little I've been missing it, again, except for the sports.
The Woman is kind of going nuts, though.
She does love her programs.
Anything else going on?
Oh yeah, the economic recovery is moving right along, as is the peace process in the Middle East, with everyone on board, pitching in and helping out. Add to that on oil leak that may not subside until 2011, and, well, let's just call it a Sunday and split the difference.
And its only June.