2.25.2003 Time Capsule
Yup, I'm a nut--writing about Pleasure Video and all. Well, the truth of the matter is that it's not that easy making a baby (although people have reportedly created them accidentally). Baby making really does require a lot of work.
On the other hand, recently, I've been reviewing the archives, and I'm not sure if anyone else feels this way, but while I reread the entries, it seems delightful to see where I've been. For me, this is similar to going over old photo albums. I really do enjoy this reminiscent self-amusing activity. Which now, leads me to feel the need to checkpoint things. Create a time capsule as people say.
So, here it is:
<< T-T-T-Time Capsule >> Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Peter, you live in Brooklyn with your wife, Elizabeth, where you both own a whole bunch of Ikea furniture. You wonder about purchasing new stuff, at the same time, folding up all the existing particleboard furniture, bundling it up with twine, and ditching it on the curb.
The previous week, the NYC region was engulfed in a snowstorm. The biggest bother to you was that this meant if you two attempted to actually drive the car, this would translate to a horrible time finding a parking spot afterwards. Instead, you left the car in the same spot for most of the week. You purchased a $10 snow shovel from Nick's Discount Store, then just unburied the car from the mountain of snow, and threw the shovel in the trunk--just in case, you said.
The world as you know it has been pretty much in shackles--President Bush (junior) is still after Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda gang and talks of war rise between the U.S. and Iraq. There was a huge explosion in Staten Island the other day, where a huge black mushroom cloud filled the sky--conclusively fortunate; this was not due to a terrorist attack. Also of which, you do not appear to have post-traumatic nightmares of anymore.
The once national recession has festered itself worldwide and you wonder if it'll ever be the same—you’ve actually started growing tired of hearing about the negative outlook. Economically and career-wise, you still wonder if you blossomed too late, playing catch-up to your peers. On the other hand, you are doing something about it these days, rather than just bitchin', which is a good thing. Actually, this past weekend was the first time in a long while where you've started thinking more creatively about the future--where despite all the economic turmoil, a great thing. Over dim sum, you had an uplifting conversation with your father regarding the future of matters.
You have recently purchased the game Metroid Prime for the Nintendo Gamecube and have progressed a quarter way through. This is awesome. It's been a while since you sat down and just enjoyed a game.
You have also started sporadically picking up the guitar again, and found it fun. This is amazing seeing how the last time you did this was in the 80s through to the early 90s, but the downside is that when you play, it sounds like 80s and early 90s tunes.
You feel a huge change coming on. You have a few ideas of what they are, and they may be life-changing, huge.
Thanks for rereading this Peter. Have a good day--this is important. A good day always is.