Words To Live By … Or Something.

I don’t spend nearly enough time on this blog. So, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek on some of the random quotes/idioms/noise I try to live by. Some of them may not be original, but it makes sense to me…

  • If there was a road to the bathroom I’d drive.
  • Always believe the pillow talk.
  • You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.
  • Two wrongs don’t make it right, but it makes it even.
  • There’s a fine line between traumatic and enlightning. Either way, it’s life-changing.
  • I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen all the time. I just don’t trust coincidences.

That’s just a sampling of what goes through my head on a daily basis. There’s probably more where that came from …

One Month Later …

Still busy. Still alive. Still happier than I’ve been in years. Because I can’t promise any significant post in the near future, I thought I’d post some links to what I’m currently watching/listening: 1

Happy Hour Guys
The Ideal Channel
Scriptnotes
Stuff You Should Know
Cracked After Hours

I’ll see you soon, pals. I’ll see *YOU* even sooner. You know who I’m talking about …

Footnotes:

  1. Keep in mind, since I have hardly any time anymore, I listen to podcasts on the subway to and from work and watch some web videos as I have time (mostly when I can’t get to sleep at 4AM)

It Feels Like …

Gowanus Sunrise

In case anyone was wondering how I’ve been doing lately, I think my old friend sums it up quite nicely:

When all the dark clouds roll away
And the sun begins to shine
I see my freedom from across the way
And it comes right in on time
Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light
And it comes from the sky above
Makes me feel so free makes me feel like me
And lights my life with love

And it seems like and it feels like
And it seems like yes it feels like
A brand new day, yeah
A brand new day oh

I was lost and double crossed
With my hands behind my back
I was longtime hurt and thrown in the dirt
Shoved out on the railroad track
Ive been used, abused and so confused
And I had nowhere to run
But I stood and looked
And my eyes got hooked
On that beautiful morning sun

And it seems like and it feels like
And it seems like yes it feels like
A brand new day, yeah
A brand new day oh

And the sun shines down all on the ground
Yeah and the grass is oh so green
And my heart is still and I’ve got the will
And I don’t really feel so mean
Here it comes, here it comes
O here it comes right now
And it comes right in on time
Well it eases me and it pleases me
And it satisfies my mind…
– Van Morrison

The Times.

They are a-chan…well, you get it.

I can’t believe it’s been over six weeks since I last posted. To all of my faithful follower, 1 I apologize. It has been a hell of a month-and-a-half. Let’s recap:

Since I last posted, I was in NYC from June 13-20th. Then I was back in Binghamton to pack, to clean and to do other general “getting my shit in order” type things for a couple of weeks.

On July 3rd I drove west for a couple of hours to my pal’s lakeside cottage for some holiday festivities (including water-skiing, drinking, barbecuing, drinking, boat-lounging, drinking and a small amount of sleeping). I got back to Binghamton late on July 5th.

Less than two days later, on the evening of July 7th, I got on a bus back to NYC … for good. Aside for a quick overnight in Binghamton to grab some more clothes and other sundries I’ve been in the city for three weeks and have no plans on moving out for the foreseeable future, or the rest of my life.

Wow. Typing “three weeks” is a little weird. Although I’ve only been back for 22 days, you could have told me it was 22 weeks and I would have thought you were underestimating it. I’ve been simultaneously so busy and having so much fun, part of me thinks I’ve never left. This is the first time I’ve been in front of a computer for more than ten minutes since I got back. Ideally, I’d like to be enjoying the city most of this day off from work, but it’s also the first time I’ve had a chance to do my laundry since I got back, and I thought that should probably be a priority. I’ll have another day off eventually.

A day off? “From what do you have a day off”, you ask? From this:

Beer Culture

For the first time in several years, I’m back behind the bar full-time. This time in Midtown Manhattan, pouring an amazing selection of brews from all over the world at Beer Culture, a bottle shop and beer bar owned by one of my closest friends. It’s been a busy, busy time these past few weeks, but we opened our doors this past Wednesday (July 24) and have been having a great time getting to know our neighbors and new customers and talking beer.

If you’re in NYC, please stop by. If I’m not behind the bar, I’m sure I’ll be there enjoying a few pints myself.

I expect to be incredibly busy for the next several weeks, at least, but I hope to find a few minutes to check in as often as possible. I’ll have a lot more to say now that I’m back in this city that I love so much. And who knows? Maybe one of these days I’ll reignite the flame on Back to NYC. Seems like an appropriate time to do it. Assuming I *have* the time.

Footnotes:

  1. For those that didn’t get that, it wasn’t a typo.

Procrastination Changes

Manhattan-bound on Brooklyn Bridge
So, I’ve toyed around with the look of the site … again. That’s what I do when I don’t write. Apparently.

I’ve been busy. I’ve been distracted. But, what else is new? Starting this weekend, I really hope to post at least once a day for seven days. I’ll be in New York City again 1 and I’ll hopefully have some more exciting posts for you. Then again, the last time I wrote about posting from NYC, I didn’t write a single word while I was there.

To make matters worse, 2 I’ve actually been on two week-long visits since that post 3. Of course, it is New York, so it’s not like anyone can really blame me. But on the other hand, what’s the point of having this blog at all if I can’t share the really awesome stuff?

So, to sum it all up (you know, for those of you who need a summary for two-and-a-half paragraphs) this post served to let all of you know that I’m still alive and actually haven’t given up on this thing. It also served as a warning in the very-likely event that I don’t post here for yet another week.

Here’s hoping … and stuff.

Footnotes:

  1. For reasons I’ll detail when I get there.
  2. For me, not really anyone else.
  3. I took that photo on the morning of June 1, 2013.