July 8th, 2002

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4:30 am

I really shouldn't stay up until 4:30 am. Lack of sleep does weird things to me.

Last night it made me susceptible to weepiness. Not that the emotion wasn't real or that I don't miss Matt. Just that I can be pushed over the edge into sadness relatively easily.

Other times I just get loopy. Bouncy and generally making no sense and probably annoying to some. Of course, I find myself extremely amusing at these times. I find myself amusing most of the time. Or at least I am capable of amusing myself almost all the time. But when I get the tired loopy state in action, my entertainment factor goes way up.

Lastly, and this is a warning to women, I sometimes just get really horny when that tired. So I will leer. I will flirt. I might even get touchy. Just smack me around, it'll save you grief. On the other hand, smacking me around might not have the desired effect either. Perhaps a witty smack-down will deflate the ego and cause me to troll somewhere else.

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Take a bus ride

My amusement for the day was to post a new poll on busses on the Sea-Goth crack bored. I went to Metro's web site and tried to find bus routes to the boonies. Duvall. Muckleshoot casino. Federal Way. Innis Arden (near where I grew up!). That sort of thing. The idea is to get a poll where no one actually votes for any of the options. So far I've been successful. Why I find this amusing is probably something only a psychiatrist can answer.

I am just a bit off-kilter.

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Pedestrian lanes

I think my next crusade will be to get various governments to pass pedestrian lane laws. Not to establish a place for people to walk. Rather, to divide the space that people already walk into lanes for slow walkers and fast walkers. Then ticket the group of fat people who walk four abreast down a Seattle sidewalk oblivious to anything around them. They don't allow people to walk the opposite direction. They don't allow people to walk the same direction.

It's not always something quite so obvious or able to put the blame on a small set of people. For instance, after the game yesterday, it was a clusterfuck getting away from the stadium and back to the car. Everyone milling every which way. Makes it virtually impossible to move with any kind of decent walking speed. Had one game I went to that was a close game so everyone stayed until the last out. Afterward it took me about 45 minutes just to get out of the stadium.

Instead, they could paint a big stripe down the middle of the concourse, and put two big arrows in each circle that is now created. One clockwise. One counter-clockwise. Some people wouldn't take the hint. But I bet a large enough number would that getting out would be so much easier.

Seattle Parks does it at Green Lake. The Burke-Gilman trail has it. Sure, it's mostly meant to keep the wheeled separated from the un-wheeled and from crashing into each other. But it helps a great deal. I think it would work wonders for the merely pedestrian.

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Relax

I have plans for the weekend now. I am going to go up to my grandparents' cabin in the woods Saturday. Light a fire. Relax. Not really camping. But definitely out of the way. No phone. Trees. Chipmunks. River. Maybe read a book. Write a letter (to whom, I don't know). But definitely a nice relaxing way to spend my birthday where no restaurant employees are gonna sing any cheesy version of "Happy birthday" and the top of their lungs to the detriment of my ears.

Now I just have to sucke... I mean convince a bevy of Playmates® to go with me.

So I definitely won't be out Saturday night.