May 30th, 2001


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The student turned to his master. "Master, why does the cow say Mu? Does this simple creature understand such concepts?"

The master looked at him and said nothing.

"Master, am I a simple creature too?"

The master looked at him and said nothing.

"Master, will you not explain it to me?"

The master looked at him and said nothing. And then toppled over, dead.

"Well, shit."

The following was a double-dip zen koan with sprinkles on top, and was brought to you by the Society for Preservation of the Wails.
  • Current Music
    Yo-Yo Ma - Night Fight

I'm back.

Ye gods, I'm tired.

- Woke up, got me and the kids ready
- Dropped dry cleaning (suit for the wedding)**
- Dropped off kids
- Went into NYC
- Got a new copy of my birth certificate
- Deposited check
- Got passport photos and a notarized copy of my birth cert. (which is apparently useless)
- Went into NJ
- Got my non-driver's ID renewed. Picked up a driver's manual to study to get my license some day soon.
- Went back into NYC.
- Got my passport application submitted*.
- Went back into NJ.
- Picked up my son.
- Found out I was too late to get a hair cut. DAMN.
- Scheduled haircut for tomorrow.
- Returned home.
- Typing this now.
- About to go leave and pick up the baby.

* - This was a messy, ugly process and it had no need to be. The federal government sucks. Big time. So does the NJ government, although not quite as much. NYC seems to handle things pretty well overall. Somehow that progression doesn't surprise me.

** - I forgot to mention this the first time around, so this is technically an update, but it's a mid-entry update which makes it harder to... er... lose... my train of thought... uh... whatever.
  • Current Music
    Nine Inch Nails - The Day The World Went Away


...I love LJ, I really do. For all of the stupid problems and all of the idiots and retards and loud, giggly 13 year olds, there are a few people who really make it all worthwhile. I've made friends on here, I've been educated, and fascinated, and appalled. It's actually rather touching. I get all teary-eyed thinking of some of what's happened on here. (And I get all pissy thinking of other things on here, but I'm trying to be positive here. ;) )

I have to admit, I get jealous, sometimes, reading some other journals, seeing how interesting they are, how pretty they are, how much nicer and deeper and better than mine they seem. But that's part of the magic of LiveJournal. There's so much here and it's so rich. LiveJournal isn't just a website, it's become a part of my life now. Scary, but true.

So, cheers, LJ, and cheers, all of you worthwhile people. I'm glad I "met" you all, and I hope to keep on meeting you all. Here's to all the experiences I've had and will have. *raises glass*
  • Current Music
    No Doubt - Simple Kind Of Life