August 1st, 2001


Lawyers, lawyers, everywhere...

...and not a drop to drink.



Saw the lawyer today. I liked her, I may take her as my lawyer if I can afford the damned fees. Then, I walked home afterwards. Long walk, I took the long (i.e. not-direct) route. I needed some time to think. Unfortunately, today was a terrible day to walk and think. It was hot and sticky and I chose a path that was probably over a mile, maybe more... I walk at a NYC pace and I was walking for over 30 minutes.

While walking, a guy came up next to me. He asked me if I spoke english. I glared at him briefly, and then said "yeah". He apologized, told me that he hadn't run into anyone speaking english for several blocks. Then he proceeded to tell me his story.

Apparently he had moved to Michigan, but drove back down to pick up his stuff. He's not homeless, as he's got a place to live for now, but is utterly broke. His truck was impounded after getting in trouble, and he's got no money, so he can't even eat.

I gave him the change in my pockets. That's a huge change for me. I'm your standard New Yorker - someone panhandles and my instinct is to ignore them, or tell them to fuck off if they don't accept me ignoring them. I actually liked doing it - felt good to help him a bit, rather than just blow him off.

After that I did the whole walky walky thinky thinky thing. Got back home around, uh, I forget when. Then I sat down, had a couple of glasses of water. Talked to some people online. Talked to my mother on the phone. Then picked up the baby. We watched Muppets from Space together, then I fed him and put him to bed.

Then spent quite a while chatting with friends. Did other stuff too but I can't remember what. Oh yeah, spent time online looking at stuff to get my son for his birthday. Now, bed.
  • Current Music
    fields of the nephilim - preacher man


...I think I'm dizzy... my boss actually marked himself away in AIM today when he went to lunch... if he actually logs off when he leaves the computer I think I'm going to call Hell and see how much snowfall is expected.
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    shocked shocked


Baby hurt himself... don't think it's too serious but better safe than sorry. Off to the emergency room. Back later, will update then.

Update: Baby's fine. Dropped something on his hand and hurt himself, some bruising, but nothing broken. Still took 3 hours total, due to having to go to the ER, then had to go to the childrens' priority care room, then had to have it checked, then had to get x-rays, then had to wait for them... so it's actually not surprising it took so long.

The Hackensack U. Medical Center is awesome. Looks like a freaking hotel. Really really posh place. Inside some of the areas - like the x-ray place - looks a bit old and whatever, but the children's area, the front entrance and ER, they're sweet. Someone's got a lot of money around here. Well, a lot of people do actually. Hehe, one reason I like this area.

Anyways... had a bowl of cereal early but no real dinner, kinda hungry. Methinks is time to eat.
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    relieved relieved