August 14th, 2005


174 Miles in 3.5 hours

The object of today's exercise was to take the scenic route to Red White & Blue Beach (it's a few miles north of Santa Cruz just off Hwy. 1), set up my tent, work on my tan a little, then lie out under the stars wrapped up in lots of layers and ooh and aah over what is probably the last blast of the Perseid meteor showers. Maybe a dozen shooting stars an hour would be reasonable to expect.
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Good Start
The day started out well, the apartment manager had a small package for me which turned out to be the replacement for the broken piece which had kept my nice back-supporting computer chair from being operative for the past month or so. Fixed that in a couple of minutes, and am using the chair right now.

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  • Current Music
    On The Road Again


On the road trip I cranked up the CD player and did a lot of singing. Some lines stuck in my mind which always tweak something inside me:


You hang your head
And I hold out my heart
Like an empty bottle of wine


Maybe tomorrow
The world as I know it
May crumble and fall apart
But still somehow
I think I'll manage
To look at the world through a rose-colored heart


This is the moment
When all I've done
All of the dreaming, scheming and screaming
Become one
This is the day
See it sparkle and shine
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine


Look in my eyes
Who do you see there?
Someone you know
Or just a stranger?
If you are wise
You will see me there
Love is the only danger


And if that girl I knew
Should ask my advice
Oh I wouldn't hesitate
She needn't ask me twice
"Go now!"
I'd tell her that for free
The trouble is the girl is me.


There ain't no gentlemen that's fit for any use
And any girl will touch your privates for a deuce
And even kids will kick your shins and give you sass
Nobody's got no class!

All you read about today is rape and theft
Jesus Christ! Ain't there no decency left?
Nobody's got no class
Every guy is a snot
Every girl is a twat
Holy shit!
What a shame!
What became of


Never thought the words you said were true
Never thought you said just what you meant
Never knew how much I needed you
Never thought you'd leave
Until you went.
And I wonder if you know
That I never understood
That although you said you'd go
Until you did
I never thought you would.


You'd think by now I've learned
Play with fire, you get burned
But fire can be oh so warm
That's why I returned
Turn and walk away
That's what I should do
My head says go and find the door
My heart says I've found you


Why worry?
There should be laughter after pain
There should be sunshine after rain
These things have always been the same
So why worry now?
Just when this world seems mean and cold
Our love comes shining red & gold
And all the rest is by the way


Safe in his arms
Close to his heart
But I don't know quite where to start

By looking in his eyes...

Brownie points if you can identify the song/artist. Double points if you can do it without a web search. ;-)
  • Current Music
    My Latest "Favorites" CD