Since I'll be walking these streets in about a week, I found this article both hilarious and relevant. I hope they get that cleaned up by the time I'm over there. I was just thinking about the amount of human engineering that it must take to get a freakin' dead whale off the beach and strapped to a flatbed truck. If you're like me and gave up reading that article before you reached the end, you missed the best part. Seems the Taiwanese, males in particular, are flocking to the dead whale to witness the size of it's penis. I dunno, that sounds really odd to me. I can't imagine calling up a buddy and being like, "Hey I'm going downtown to check out this dead whale's huge dick, you wanna go?" Strange.
Listening the The Dears (disable your popup blocker if you get an empty page), an excellent album that perfectly suits my mood right now. I've been bummed this week, don't really know what for. I feel like I'm stretched a little bit, overcommitted to things. Funny things is, the things I'm overcommitted to aren't "work," they're play. The point is, I haven't left myself anytime to sit at home and do nothing. Nothing is something which is extremely desirable to me. Usually when I get to feeling weighed down like this, I'll "escape" to a weekend of camping or a trip to my folks' place. But for some reason, lately I've felt strained.
I honestly just want to run away with my wife and leave everything behind, if only for a few days. I need some time with her. This Taiwan trip looming in the near future doesn't make me more optimistic about that happening either. We're both just so busy it's hard to get any quality time together. I miss just falling asleep on the couch together, with nothing to do. Sometimes a Gilligan's Island scenario seems awesome to me. I mean, if I had to be stranded on an island I'd sure want it to be one where I can make peddle-power do everything from laundry to mix drinks. Plus, the Globetrotters and cosmonauts would almost balance out the Most Dangerous Game hunters and crazy natives. Face it, Gilligan's Island was awesome. Yeah, Sharaun and I, Gilligan's Island style... bring it on.
From my journal, Nov. 13th, 1995: "I wish I had more time to do nothing. If I won the lottery I could retire and spend all my time writing every tiny detail of my incredibly mundane life down in a book or on a computer like this." Guess I've been writing about that for a while now!