Monday, August 29, 2011

He reached The Road, Crossed It, And Walked To The Edge.

Near the middle of December in the year 1981, a boy named Jack Sawyer stood where the water and the land came together, hands in the pockets of his jeans, looking out at the steady Pacific. He was twelve years old and extraordinarily beautiful for his age. His brown hair was long -- probably too long-- but the sea breeze swept it back from a fine, clear brow. He stood thinking of his mother, who was dying, and of friends, both absent and present, and worlds within worlds, running in their courses. I've come the distance he thought, and shivered. Coast to coast with Traveling Jack Sawyer. His eyes abruptly filled with tears. He breathed deeply of the salt. Here he was--and the Talisman was close by.

To those in the know, I'm on my yearly re-read of The Talisman.

If you have never read it...

Please, do yourself a favor, and find a copy and dive in.

Hell, first one of you who says they wanna read it and dont have a copy. Ill send you mine.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Conversations with... Blake

This is something that I might have show up occasionally, funny conversations or texts shared with friends. I say might only because I'm rubbish at actually updating this on any kind of a regular basis.

First up is a conversation I had with Blake the other day.
He's coming up to Pittsburgh to spend his Thanksgiving holiday with me, the same week that Jay Z and Kanye West are coming here in concert. Now I'm not the biggest rap fan out there, but I like both of these artists music enough to want to go. Really want to go. Blake on the other hand, can't stand Kanye West personally.

(DISCLAIMER: I dont always use capitalization, punctuation, and all that when I'm texting)

ERIN: So jay z and kanye west are here nov 27. if i had tickets would you go with?

BLAKE: I love you more than the sun and the moon and Fruit Stripe Gum. But I would rather have my balls gnawed off by hamsters than go to a Kanye West concert.

ERIN: What if I say please?

BLAKE: I will kiss you and say I love you but Kanye should be run over with a steamroller and kicked into a pit filled incontinent skunks

ERIN: But I want to see Jay Z. What if I make "that" face?

BLAKE: I will kiss that face and find you Jay Z clips on Youtube

ERIN: ... you realize this whole conversation might end up a blog post.

BLAKE:...OK Sweetheart, as long as it's clear my objection is because Kanye is a despicable human waste with an empty soul and a ball of stupid where his brain should be.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jennifer and AJ

I went off to the wilds of Northern Maine to be in the wedding of two of my favorite people. I and my friend Matt were standing on the grooms side, and I brought Blake along as well since he knows the bride and groom.(We all came from the now defunct
I had a wonderful time.
Maine is beautiful, as was the wedding.
And I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.