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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Forgotten, But Not Gone


Forgotten, But Not Gone
This old well pump is about the only visible remnant of the house that once used to sit adjacent to it.
Okay, so this title really reflects my state of mind when it comes to writing here as of late. My apologies to the flocks of visitors. :) Really.

I'm serious this time. :)

I really do look forward to the end of the summer season; I think it will actually mean that I wind down a bit regarding all the random things with which I find myself involved. Part of the problem is that due to various reasons, I put off a lot of stuff (or did just enough to get by) that I've been trying to get caught up with over the summer (keep my desk clean for starters). I look forward to spending some more time at home...it will be a welcome thing.

The other morning (Monday) as I was getting ready to go to work, I happened to look outside (which I do often anyway). Across the road and way out in the wildlife area, I saw a fawn/yearling. Doing its frolic bit. It was one of those things that solidified in my mind that it was going to be a good day. And it was. :)

This week is the last of our Biomass interns' time with us. It's a bit of a bittersweet thing, really. I was asked by one of our interns what I'd do when they're gone. I quickly and wittingly responded, 'drink heavily.'

I lie, but it was funny to see the reaction.

I will miss the interns. They've been a good group to have around, and they're always up to something, even if it's no good. Thanks to them, I now understand that there's an 'Urban Dictionary' and I've learned many hip and cool things from them. That makes me sound quite old and crotchety, I guess. Ah well. I am who I am (although I'd hope that crotchety doesn't come into play in that regard).

We made the annual trek to Farmfest last week, which was fun. I got to 'work' at the University of Minnesota tent, which was actually quite fun. I like to have an audience. :) It's good to interact with people, and events like that are always fun that way.

In the world of Blogs, there are two new blogs I should probably mention. One I've been following for a little while -- it's the pregnancy blog of my old Vato. They're having twins, which is incredibly cool (and I'm glad it's not me), and so it's fun to catch up with how that's going...especially since I'm so horribly bad about finding time to call him anymore... :(

The second is a new creation by Beth, currently an unnamed blog. I told her she should name it 'The Cat's Gonna Die' or something equally macabre-sounding, but we'll see what happens. She's just started it and hasn't (yet) gotten to the incredibly rambly stage. It should be interesting to follow as time goes along. At least I can keep track electronically of what's happening at my house when I'm not there. :)

Anyway, with all that said, I'm going to head for bed. It's been a long last few days, so the bed is really calling my name. It's gonna be great!

So until next time...
"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

--MZ

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