January 24th, 2016



Dream-Me was preparing to be a contestant on Survivor.

Dream-Me was wandering various CBS office complexes, before heading to the contest, wondering how doing the show would change me and my life, drifting back and forth between being excited and being concerned.

Dream-Me also kept hearing a song: "The Last Resort" by The Eagles. Which seems a...a dark song to associate with Survivor:

Who will provide the grand design, what is yours and what is mine?
'Cause there is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here
We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds
In the name of destiny and in the name of God

So. I'm still an easy mark for this show. I'd still be a lousy contestant on it. And I seemed to be thinking of something larger than the show when I dreamed this.

And maybe Survivor: Last Resort would be a good name for a Survivor season.
Cartoon Chris

A few days' worth of catch-up

General update time!:

  • Work is work. It happens.

  • And last week's work had longer days than normal, because we worked longer hours to hit a midweek deadline. Result was that I hit 40 hours of work at 2:15 on Friday the 2nd. How did I celebrate? By walking. Because it was a nice afternoon, that's why. I walked up to the Streetcar on SW 10th, rode it to NW 21st, and walked around that neighborhood. I used to work just north of there, in 2012 when I was at the print shop; a good number of area buildings were new to me, though the warehouse that Leverage pretended to blow up is still there. Also there was this, which I picked up:

    After walking a little more, I hopped a convenient #77 bus and headed east, and walked and bussed down NE 82nd Ave. because I am fine with walking many places, even less picturesque ones like 82nd. (It's not a pretty street. In NE or in SE.)

  • Saturday was a nice social time, at the same place at different times. The barbers I usually go to have moved from their former shop on Foster to a new place, Southeast Barber Co. in the 5500 block of SE Woodstock. I made my fist trip there early Saturday afternoon, visited the guys, and got my hair cut; later in the evening, I came back for the grand opening get-together the barbers and their families hosted. Food, drinks, visiting, videogame-playing (they have Star Wars Trilogy and Dig Dug in a side room), and good vibes: yes! And like the old location, this one's within walking distance. Yes, this is important to me. *smiles*

  • Today was mostly resting, especially at day's end because my back is surprisingly a little achey; not sure what I did to it, but I've been resting and even took painkillers. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's OK for me to use painkillers. There was football (I lucked into watching the surprising ending of New England-vs-Denver, one of those can-be-fun sports moments where a game comes down to one play) and a quick grocery run, one I'm proud to say I saved 28% on. Oh, and there was fish. Good impulse buy while grocery shopping.

  • Was this general enough? "I did stuff! And things!"

    Have a good week, y'all.