||[May. 29th, 2008|04:24 am]
I had a great day and night. First met a good friend at the protest downtown and passed out a few hundred fliers on Instant Runoff Voting. Please google it if you don't know what it is by now, or scroll down in my lj to find the letter I've gotten published regarding the subject. We listened to several great speakers including the veteran who walked across the entire state of Utah to protest Bush and the war, the guy who leaked the pentagon papers and helped bring down the nixon administration at great risk to himself, a mother of a slain u.s. soldier, and the former mayor, Rocky Anderson. After the speakers, we waited and met Rocky as well as Daniel Elsburg (ellis?) and I gave a flier to both. (also gave a flier to the walking dude, when he was done speaking. we were right up close to where they came down after speaking) My friend gave rocky a hug and we then proceeded to meander around the remaining crowd, giving most of the rest of my fliers away. We met the current mayor, Ralph Becker and one of his main staffers on the other side of the building as we were about to ride off on my motorbike. They each got a flier. To coffee, then walking around town, ran into my old acquaintance and chess teacher who'd just gotten back from Iraq a few days ago at a bar on the way to where we were going and so was distracted when he offered to buy us a pitcher of beer. We'd seen him at the rally and apparently his 3rd or so tour of active duty in a war zone has changed his mind from supporting the war in the past to now calling it a big lie. He had some harrowing stories to tell but was a little too choked/fucked up to really tell them tonight. I gave him my impeach bush shirt as he was leaving and said I'd be his friend. (long history with him I won't go into at this point that was preventing the "friend" status for some years try as he might to define himself that way) Ran into several other people I knew and generally had an awesome time. After the bar, ate at betos then walked my friend home where I ended the night awkwardly as I'm sometimes prone to do. Thankfully she's a good enough friend and apparently values our friendship enough to let these drunken faux pas (sp) slide... Anyways, I'm a dork but I have fun. |
I was going through a funk for a while, maybe a week or two. Everyone at work commented on it and some others I know too. Gladly, the cloud seems to have lifted for a while, I am out of the tunnel. When I do go under, it's a lot of introspection and I do think I get some mental work on myself done that's been some time coming. One improvement I've made to my situation is earplugs. There are others in the house that have different schedules than I have, (and outside the house) and not hearing them while I'm having vivid, sometimes kinky dreams is a definite plus. Been waking up MUCH more refreshed the last few days and ready to actually get up instead of going back to sleep and failing miserably at resting for another few hours.
dsl's fucking up so I'm going to post this while I can. I might edit it later and get the names right, etc..