Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Viva Nuevo Mexico (Penultimate)

The greatest New Mexico story I've ever heard:

A friend of mine is doing jury duty in a northern New Mexico county. They are going through jury selection and the guy being charged is sitting there. The judge asks if anyone knows the defendant and therefore can't serve. One guy gets up and says that he can't serve because he was the defendant's cell mate for a year. He is dismissed.

This beats out my previous favorite New Mexico story which I may or may not have written about many moons ago on this blog. I was driving in Santa Fe. I was at a light ready to turn left. On the left was a liquor store. The guy in the car in front of me gets out of the car, leaves his car in the road, and walks into the liquor store. The light turns, everyone just goes around the car that's still sitting in the road and goes on their way.

God, I love New Mexico.

One Observation From My Parents' House

One thing that I have noticed before but that this trip to my parents reminds me of is that my parents' generation turned on the TV in about 1953 and someone will have to turn it off when they die. I have never, and I mean this literally--NEVER--have spent time at my parents' house, from as old as I can remember until the present, without the TV being on. My parents aren't always actively watching the thing, but it is the background to their lives. I know that others are different, but I have noticed this with many other families of my parents' generation. Remarkable.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Should I Continue This Blog?

I ask this question because of my near silence over the last 2 months. I think the answer is yes. But these 2 months have been personally brutal and the blog just seemed not so important. Plus it began to seem like work rather than fun and I didn't want that. On the other hand, I like the idea of getting my ideas out to the world, even the bad ones meaning nearly all of them. I like the fact that I've made friends through this blog. I like the fact that I've become reacquinated with old friends through this blog. Though I didn't like being subjected to brutal attacks by blogs of the knee-jerk left--not really worth it you know.

All in all, maybe it can serve as something to get my mind off my disaster of a personal life. Therapy or something. So we'll see. But I'll try to start posting more, in case anyone in the world cares.