Archive for July, 2005


Friday, July 22nd, 2005

The humidity broke this week. We had a couple of cool nights which helped too. But the days! This is what summer’s all about. Highs in the mid-to-upper 80s and, while not desert dry, dry enough that sweating works to keep you cool instead of making you uncomfortable. Spent a couple of lovely afternoons this […]


Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

So this morning, I dragged my miserably sticky, under rested ass out of bed, looked at the thermometer by the desk and groaned. Another night where it never got below about 82°F (27°C) in the apartment—no doubt due to an unventilated attic storing all the heat. I had hoped for better considering it was supposed […]

Refrigerated pants

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Quite by accident yesterday, I discovered a new way to keep cool. I hung out the laundry as usual yesterday morning, thinking the combination of heat, breeze and sun—what sun was making it through the haze—would overcome the oppressive humidity and make a good laundry-drying day. It didn’t. After nearly three hours, my jeans were […]

Three meme

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Blame Von. 🙂 Three things you like about yourself: 1) Acceptance 2) Passion (once someone/thing has my attention) 3) Sobriety that makes it all possible Three physical things you don’t like about yourself 1) Baldness 2) My colon 3) “Spare tire” that refuses to go away despite weight loss and exercise Three things that scare […]

God laughed

Monday, July 11th, 2005

There’s a joke in AA that goes: Q: Do you know how to make God laugh? A: Tell him your plans for tomorrow. Saturday, God laughed. CBC has been working like a dog for the past three weeks, but still planned to get on the road early enough to pick me up for the picnic […]

Longhaired redneck

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

That would be me—not having thought to deploy my built-in sunshade today. Clear, hot, dry day, as it is every time after a hurricane passes through. And me, not wanting to get all sweaty, I wore my hair in a tail. Won’t be making that mistake again. CBC’s friend, he artist guy, wasn’t setting up […]

Busiest July Weekend

Friday, July 8th, 2005

Despite the remnants of Hurricane Cindy blanketing the area in thick overcast and threat of rain, it promises to be a very busy weekend. CBC is coming in, possibly tonight, but probably not until the morning given the rain downstate, through New Jersey and PA. We’re off to Buffalo tomorrow for their gay AA picnic, […]


Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

CBC: “You’re glowing! I can feel it from here.” Me: “Well, I didn’t get pregnant, that’s for sure.” I’ve been hearing the same thing about glowing from everyone since I got back. I’m still carrying an infectious enthusiasm, which I hope doesn’t wear off or wash out soon. It’s a good feeling. The weather broke […]

Back in R-Town

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Arrived back home about a quarter after 10 tonight. Watching the sun set in the wake of the ferry was as awesome as I’d hoped. Initially I was disappointed when it slipped completely behind a cloudbank. A few minutes later I looked up from my book, and there it was, just the thinnest of vivid […]

AA Convention — Day Two

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

I had an hour to kill this morning between sessions. I looked around a while trying to find someone I knew. Then it occurred to me, On a basic, fundamental level, I know everyone here—all 60,000 of them. So I sat down outside in the sun next to some guy from Baltimore and had a […]