3.22.2009 Motorway

I came across this cute place on my ride home Saturday morning. The Esquire Motel, located at 6145 N Elston, isn't quite the place I'd like to end up staying at now, but I'm sure in it's heyday it was just a quaint little stop for young travellers, or maybe a handsome businessman or two.

I don't know what fascinates me about places like this. I love imagining what it was like in the fifties or sixties, which I'm assuming is around when it was built. What kind of people stayed there, what the walls could tell you...

...but I guess I'm just weird like that.


geek love!

Last night I got a Facebook friend request from none other than author, blogger, and all-around smartypants Phil Plait. Yes, the Bad Astronomer. And HE sought ME out. Mostly because I commented on his blog, but still. That made my DAY!


crash courses in catastrophe

Argh. So why haven't I truly blogged recently? It's not for lack of time, I can tell you that. Beyond the random poor-me posts and the whoring out of my friends.... I just haven't had anything to say. About anything.

Honestly, I feel like I'm losing my mind. But not necessarily in a terrifying way. Everything has just become a blur lately.


"lane, would you mind if i took beth out?"

I try not to make this blog so personal but sometimes it just comes out that way.

So let's see... what have I learned recently? They say that after a tragic or at least life-changing event you have to just assess the damage and get on with it, right? So what have I learned?

Hmm. For one, if someone's willing to give up that easily, they didn't really care that much in the first place.

Two. Postcards and letters and poems are beautiful, but they're just words. Meaningless really.

Three? You can't expect anything. Things change. Situations change. People change.

And boy, does that suck.

But on the other hand, one situation ends and a million doors open. So that's been kind of awesome.

And if I think about it, I'm pretty much in the same place I was a year ago, at least in a certain sense. And last spring was pretty amazing. So I'm looking forward to another one of those.


We are back online, people.

But unfortunately, it's time for bed.