Thursday, March 22, 2007

late night ramblings

First, let me start this by saying that everyone should go out and get the Loney, Dear album, entitled Loney, Noir. I got it today, and cannot emphasize enough how good the entire album is. So far, there hasn't been a song that I've wanted to skip. They may be my favorite Swedish band since the Refused.

The weather tonight is really amazing, not too humid and pretty warm. I took one walk tonight, and I'm considering another. I should get to bed, since I'm still fighting this cold, but I'm really not tired right now, and I just stop myself from enjoying the weather! Earlier, I was walking to kind of blow some steam off after work, and now I want to go out just to relax a little more. It was a long night at work, at first everything went wrong that could, our one-hour photo machine went down, and it was just busy overall. Then, around 8:30, it got incredibly slow. So the last hour and a half just crept by. (For those of you that might not know, I work at the customer service department at a grocery store. I deal with returns, exchanges, one hour photo, and a host of other things. I haven't really talked about it much here, not because I hate my job, but just because it's not really that exciting, there are other stories to tell.) So to find the weather to be so agreeable helped my demeanor. I was still a little frazzled and a little grumpy, but it was while I was walking instead of while I shut myself in my room. Which is never a positive thing. I calmed down a little, got into a better mood, but still need a little unwinding before I can sleep, I think. Either that or I'll just take some Nyquil and be done with it. But then I'll just feel all discombobulated in the morning, groggy and whatnot, so I'd like to avoid that if at all possible. Besides, I'm not sick to the point where I need an aid in falling asleep anymore.

In Kansas City Royals news, Alex Gordon has been officially announced as the Opening Day starting third baseman. It doesn't really come as a surprise, but it's good to hear. It seems as he's doing alright in his spring training games, hitting .390 with 9 rbi in 16 games. Decent numbers. Let's hope he continues that into the regular season. I hope I am able to make it to his very first big league game, but right now it's looking less and less likely. My money is dwindling (taking a week off can do that), and it just is not working really well with my schedule. It'd be nice to be able to work it in, but I should have plenty of opportunities to see Mr. Gordon play. I hope this is the last time that I refer to him without using the word "stud."

Speaking of Kansas City, I was emailing with Haley, as we usually do during the day, and I had mentioned something about how I was in a predicament about deciding where I want to go in life, more specifically where I wanted to live in the next year. I told her I was thinking of going to Austin, Kansas City, or Minneapolis right now, with others in consideration. Immediately after I sent the email to her, I received a new message in my inbox from, with the subject line "See what fun awaits you in Kansas City this spring!" It seemed like a sign. Then, when I was having a similar conversation with my mom, she mentioned that she had heard from her brother that my cousin Kim (from California) had a job interview in KC. Just kind of some strange coincidences. And the Royals are there, so it's already got a strong draw for me. Plus, the grocery store that I work at has a lot of locations there, so if worst comes to worst, I could probably get a job there until I can find an actual career. Other cities, you have some catching up to do.

Well, I reckon I should try to get some sleep. Sorry outside, I can't enjoy you any more tonight. It's time for Loney, Dear to tuck me in. Goodnight!


Jad said...

Good choice, flenker. That new L.D. album is just amazing. Would have loved to see them at SXSW.

H said...

I am jealous that you got the Loney, Dear album...the Loney, Dear Pandora station is just not doing it for me, which probably means that I'm going to have to go out and buy it, huh?