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Summertime’s Come and Gone (My Oh My!)

Filed under: — Jaime @ 9:34 pm

Tomorrow is October 1st? Already, huh? Nice. My favorite month. Now’s the time to capture the last vestiges of summer before they are gone for good.

It dawned on me about a month ago, that next year marks 20 years since I graduated high school. Ouch. Instead of allowing myself to be morose about it, I’m embracing it, and have been reliving some 90s fun. For example, I re-read Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which I first read sometime mid-90s. After the first time through, it instantly become one of my all-time favorites (rivaled only by Wouk’s Don’t Stop the Carnival). I’m pleased to say nothing’s changed. Although, I suspect some of my co-workers think I’m some sort of self-affirming nervous-nelly after I put the ‘Don’t Panic’ sign on my computer. At least our IT guy got it.

Along another of my retro-90s veins is music. I sure did listen to some crap back then, but it’s my nostalgia and I’m willing to accept it for what it is. In doing so, I’m still able to find pleasure in what is otherwise mostly B-class music. In the last month plus, I’ve listened to Jane’s Addiction’s Ritual De Lo Habitual and Nothing’s Shocking, TMBG’s Flood, Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication, Violent Femmes’ Blister in the Sun, Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut, Roger Waters’ Amused to Death, and a whole slew of singles. I realize not all of that music was released in the 90s, but that’s when I heard it first, so it’s my nostalgia list. Back to the present, my job is great. I get to decorate my desk with Don’t Panic signs* and listen to music all day.

On the home front, Mike has been a superstar. Without a cape or any sort of means of defying physics, he has undergone serious dental work, only to then trouble-shoot and fix our dryer (saving us hundreds of dollars and possibly our house from burning down), and make tamales so delicious they’d make a Mexican grandma beg for more. In the meantime, the clever man has also somehow managed to teach me how to play a fluent Poor Heart and U.S. Blues. Yeah, Mike!

Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day. We will be pet-sitting. Plus, it’s Treehouse of Horror Day in The Simpsons Tapped Out. I hope Kang and Kodos make an appearance! It’s also opening night of Hockey Season! Go Hawks! On top of all this, the next new episode of Person of Interest will be on. I have no idea how I’m going to find time for all of this. I should begin by not typing so many explanation point in one paragraph.

Thus, autumn begins. Now go read this: It’s Decorative Gourd Season Motherfuckers, by Colin Nissan.

*I also recently added a picture of Milk and Cheese declaring, “The Fun Starts Here!” Because. It’s obvious. Duh.

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