Chronologue

August 2003

Items posted29 August 2003

Ramblings No comments

i think that’s when you ask her out

I decided to watch Amelie tonight, thinking I was in the mood for subtitles. Turns out I was just tired. I only made it through the first third, maybe, before I started having thoughts I never hope to have again: thoughts like “why can’t they just dub English over ...

Continue reading...

Items posted28 August 2003

Ramblings No comments

time on my hands

I’m really sick. So sick I took a nap today. I’ve only taken 3 doses of Alka Seltzer in the last couple days, but I’ve been hollow and drowsy all day long. I barely survived my two classes. I took a nap; I was that tired.

And ...

Continue reading...

Items posted25 August 2003

Ramblings No comments

oranges make me sick

I’ve had this theory for quite a while now, one that’s been tested several times and usually ends in the same ill fate, that when I eat fruit — especially oranges — I get sick from it. I know oranges, orange juice, vitamin C, is what people prescribe to fight ...

Continue reading...

Items posted21 August 2003

Ramblings No comments

want one

Rufus Wainwright's Want One album cover

Wow. I just got this email from the Rufus Wainwright fan group or whatever, announcing his newest cd, Want One, coming out in late September. I hadn’t heard anything of it and I got moderately excited when I read the newsletter.

But it wasn’t until I went to ...

Continue reading...

Ramblings No comments

worksology volume2

It’s arrived, vol. ^2, the new face to worksology.com. Really it’s nothing special, just a cleaner, better organized portal to all the other sections of my site. It also centers on my ramblings which had been tucked away in an unfortunate spot on the old design.

I ...

Continue reading...

Items posted19 August 2003

Ramblings No comments

i saved the world

I’m going to be working on the website for a while, redesigning the front page and ramblings sections. Sorry for the inconvenience. =)

Well anyway, I’m back. After a summer that can only be described by 300 pages or so of journal — and only slightly, then — I’m back ...

Continue reading...

Items posted15 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Home

I’m incredibly close to home now — 2.57 miles according to the GPS — but I wanted to have at least a little opportunity to write about today before outside, subjective forces skewed my memory. A “little” opportunity may be all I give myself, since it’s so hot here ...

Continue reading...

Items posted14 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Meade, Kansas

I’m back in Kansas, my home state and, you know, I couldn’t mistake it for any other. Just beyond the Colorado border I was greeted with fresh green corn fields, frosted with a blanket of golden tassels, proper corn fields unlike any I’ve seen elsewhere in my ...

Continue reading...

Items posted13 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Wolf Creek, Colorado

With the Dick Works family pounding the road toward Kansas bright and early this morning at 7 a.m., I got also got an early start on my self-prepared scenic tour of Western Colorado. The drive will be one of my most memorable, taking in some of the prettiest and ...

Continue reading...

Items posted12 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Snowmass Village, Colorado

Dick & Karen let us sleep in until nine before we dashed off to the Aspen Highlands for today’s adventure. From the highlands, we caught a short guided shuttle bus ride to the trailheads of the famous Maroon Bells, a few miles up a road with limited access in the ...

Continue reading...

Items posted11 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Snowmass Village, Colorado

For the first time in my trip, and so close to the end, I’ve failed to do my journal on the proper day. If I don’t lose you in the semantics, today is “tomorrow”, and “today” is yesterday. I’m writing yesterday’s journal today. Today is not ...

Continue reading...

Items posted10 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Snowmass Village, Colorado

I’m definitely back into familiar territory. And with it, familiar faces. My uncle Dick and aunt Karen and cousins Adam and Sarah graciously invited me to spend some time with them while they’re vacationing in the Aspen area this week. I had planned on holding out for another ...

Continue reading...

Items posted09 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Natural Bridges, Utah

I can’t remember ever sleeping so well. I think I might have just slept through the day if the sun hadn’t made an oven of my tent. The weather was perfect all through the night and I was able to sleep without my foam pad since there was ...

Continue reading...

Items posted08 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Bryce Canyon, Utah

When I set out on this journey for the summer, I knew I’d have to face the awful heat of August, the terrible dry heat of the Southwestern deserts. I purposely planned my trip to avoid heat or at least to put it off as long as possible. But ...

Continue reading...

Items posted07 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Mesquite, Nevada

I’m a roulette junkie. It’s about the only thing I’ve done all day, roulette. And now, after 9 p.m., I’m still planning on playing some more before I hit the sack.

My day started with an unsatisfying (but extremely filling) breakfast at the Circus Circus ...

Continue reading...

Items posted06 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Las Vegas, Nevada

I think I owe the Angelinos and their city a sincere apology. I have committed a true traveler’s fallacy and judged before I visited and for that, dear Los Angeles, I am sorry. My expectations were not completely misguided, but I happened to be surprised and pleased by most ...

Continue reading...

Items posted05 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Ventura, California

With just two major stops along the coast today, I made quick work of the remaining rugged Big Sur coastline. I won’t linger on any flowery detail, since it’s already been covered quite inadequately, so we’ll just jump straight into the highlights.

My first stop was at ...

Continue reading...

Items posted04 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Big Sur, California

I didn’t even stop in the city this morning, just flew on through. It was cloudy and rainy like it has been every morning in California since I’ve lived here. But inevitably, as was true again today, just around mid-morning the low fog sweeps out to sea and ...

Continue reading...

Items posted03 August 2003

USA2 No comments

San Francisco, California

Back in the Beat days with my boys Kerouac and Ginsberg, something happened in San Francisco that made people all over the nation emulate those gone dudes, their roadtrips and drug-taking, their embrace of the Eastern religions, their wild partying and sleepless weeks. I think there’s still a sense ...

Continue reading...

Items posted02 August 2003

USA2 No comments

Point Reyes, California

I have got to stop having these amazing days, these terribly long days. I don’t have the energy. I don’t have the energy to write my journal, and that’s a shame.

The format of yesterday’s journal went really well, I think, so I’m going to ...

Continue reading...

21 items