Sunday, July 5, 2009

Farmageddon 2009


Sometimes paying attention to seemingly insignificant stories can pay off.

It was probably around 1am. There were only 10 or so folks left down by the bonfire at Logan's house. I don't really recall who she was even talking to, but Logan's newish ladyfriend was talking about some dog down the road that acts crazy and freaks everyone out when they drive by. There weren't many details. I think it had something to do with why she was late to something at some point. I didn't ask any follow up questions. I just thought: huh. that sounds funny, but I've never seen any crazy dog the way we usually drive in.

Fast forward to this morning as we were leaving the farm. Casey decided to drive out the opposite way that we came in. A few minutes later we come over a hill and we see this giant white dog standing on the side of the road. At this point the dog looked like most dogs would. It was just standing well to the side of the road looking at us. I told everyone that I heard a story last night about some crazy dog down the street. Just as we were coming up on it, the crazy started to happen. It walked up to our moving car as Casey slowed down a little. Then it started spinning in circles as if it were trying to knock our car over. I don't even remember if it was barking or not, because I was so surprised at its insane behavior. Luckily we avoided being headbutted by the giant loco dog and were on our way. I really wish that we would have had a dash cam like they do on COPS to capture this experience.

Anyway.....I have not posted much in a while. I have been a little down on blogging lately. I have felt a little uninteresting and it sometimes seems pointless because I also put stuff on facebook, twitter, email, myspace, you name it. I'll get over it. It is nice to sit down and pound out some thoughts every once and a while.

I have seen a lot of good people the last few days. To name a few (not including the fabulous people I see on a regular basis): DOB, Jeannie, Ricky, The Stranger, Jessica, Robtoy, Meister, Mesiter's mom, (I now wish I could meet Meister's Grandma too because she sounds hilarious), Joe & Emily, Chelsea (although she has been on our couch a lot lately), Ruthann, Logan, Claire, Ted & Christy, Dustin & ladyfriend, J.J. and Katie, and probably others that I am forgetting but it's ok because no one reads this anyway.

I have seen some good things in the last few days: Crazy dog, Casey, fireworks in downtown St. Louie, the new citygarden (which is awesome by the way), Kirksville (different but still fells like my second home).

I feel good, but I have a few goals in the upcoming days, weeks, months:

Watch The Wire and Battlestar Gallactica, Read Infinite Jest, Start living better in terms of exercise and eating (mostly eating), Plan a trip to Oregon in August, play music. I know I always have these on my list, but I have to keep writing them down until they stick.

Thanks to the Shadow for watching my dogs.

What do 9 out of 10 people enjoy? A gang bang

Joke courtesy of Dustin.

Oh yeah and if I hear the word staycation one more time, I am going to paralyze you so you can have a permanent staycation.

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