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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Montecristo Captain Quixote

I am a walking anti-perspirant advertisement! Stress? Oh yeah! Bring it ON.

Hey hey hey, life just went from problematical to ridiculous! I love a challenge as much as the next guy, or maybe even more than the next guy, but something tells me that this takes the cake. Heh heh, welcome to the next level! My sweet, loveable little old landlady, whose name, coincidentally, is Lucille, heh heh, just told me that she is divesting herself of some properties and that I have to hit the road before the first of March! I have pretty eclectic tastes in music, but one of my least favorite genres is country. Suddenly, my life is starting to sound like a bad country music song: wife ups and leaves me for someone else, taking the kids with her, and I've just lost the ranch as well (well, small urban spread, anyway). Sheesh! If I had a dog, right about now the poor critter would go rabid and I'd have to shoot him.

Well, I can't say that I wasn't expecting this. Property values have been falling here in California in certain areas. Regardless of what minstrel70 will claim, nationally, housing is experiencing a bubble in the market due to federal government interference. Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac are accounting nightmares that make Enron look like a model of propriety, and they are what is sustaining the U.S. economy. Anyway, it's a damned good time to get out of real estate. I cannot honestly blame the woman. All this sympathy for her problems, of course, does nothing to alleviate my own. Now I've got to go house-hunting! Oh well, this looks like the perfect excuse for me to pick up and move closer to Alameda. Perhaps I will be able to cut my commute time down a bit! After all, ninety minutes, one way, is a bit extreme, even if I am used to it. It is an ill-wind which blows nobody good, and this is certainly no ill-wind.

Gee, I feel like I'm living in that old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." Just how much stress can one guy eat in half a year? Sounds like a contest, or a reality TV show, doesn't it? Let's see, the divorce, the move, and the software project have got to be up there in those 200-300 point deals. Heh heh, I'm pushing 800-900 points without mentioning any of the piddly stuff. Hey, I am a walking anti-perspirant commercial though! Bring it ON. Creative destruction can be good for you -- it makes you examine all of your values and find out what's really you. I'm on top of this, heh heh. The new year is certainly starting out right. I am a firm believer in the philosophy of eating a live toad every morning for breakfast. After that, nothing that happens to you the rest of the day will ever be as bad. Two months, the clock is ticking, and the game is afoot. Whee! I live for adventure.

(Joe Spano) Deputy Director NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Chris Kraft: This could be the worst disaster NASA's ever faced.
(Ed Harris) NASA Flight Director, Gene Kranz: With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.
movie: Apollo 13, screenplay by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert

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Nice lyrics...

Yikes...good thoughts towards your move. I hope you find a better place.

Have a kick ass NY's at least. You have a bit of time to relocate. :)

Hey, thanks for the well-wishes, I may need those! You're up late. The timestamp is also wrong on this post. Darned LJ.

Well, that happens.

Nice evening. Ended late. Hope I can hang tomorrow.

I see I'm moving up in the world: suddenly, I rate pre-emptive commentary from the Count!

Sorry to hear about the nasty surprise, but so long as you keep the Gene Kranz quote in mind, you'll be fine. Much luck in finding the perfect new place!

Strange, though. Somehow I was confused, and thought you owned your place.

Ah, it's easy to get that impression when it is a house and not an apartment.

Population density in the NYC area makes renting an entire house not only highly uncommon, but generally prohibitively expensive, so it just never occurred to me that you were renting.

YIKES!! That is tough, dude. However, from what little I've talked to you, you seem to be one of the kind who can handle it.

I don't know why, but the word "stress" just never occurs to me. I mean, I left my wife after discovering she was having an affair (with a moron, at that) and abruptly lost my job all within the span of a month. It was hard going for a while, but it never occurred to me that it was something I SHOULD have major problems with. I just woke up in the mornings and did my things, and, admittedly, found myself a bit shakey sometimes. I get that impression from you as well. You'll be fine. DO remember to atleast RECOGNIZE that you've got alot on your plate, though, or you'll pay for the negligence later. If you recognize it, then assauge it with beer, all to the good. :-)

(P.S. I don't know HOW it is that I've managed to go so long with out adding you as a friend, but the oversight was fixed TODAY. :-))

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