a monotonous tuesday evening ahead of me. ho hum. what to do…
right now i’m listening to the new Muse album “Showbiz”. it’s pretty good so far. i like to get CDs from the library before i buy them, that way i can decide if they are worth spending the money.
my new merrells arrived today! i like them, but boy are these puppies stiff. i will definitely need to moleskin my feet before hitting the trail. they do provide very stable support for my feet, and the Vibram soles will kick butt on those damp, mossy rocks. plus they are oh so cozy for cold days on the trail. i think we’ll do just fine together, that is- after they are broken in a bit.
i’m excited by the prospect of rain tomorrow. i just love rainy Fall days. too bad i have to work. i’d rather curl up under a blanket with a book, light a candle, and sip hot green tea. but i suppose i can do all that tomorrow evening.
so that’s about the extent of my life’s excitement. now i’d better go and get as much out of this evening as i can, boring as it is, there is always something to do.
good night, friends.
today i skipped church and went to starbucks instead. bad me. i still love Jesus. i just get sick of pretending everything’s hunky dory in my life with other people who are also pretending. it’s so shallow. i need raw, honest community where people aren’t afraid to show their true selves- the good, bad, and the ugly. i’ve tried to find this kind of community, but i’ve failed, and it’s pretty discouraging. i wish there was a church more like an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting (i’ve never actually been to one, but I’ve seen enough movies and television to guess…)
i found the coziest brown pull-over sweater at Target this afternoon. it is soft and a looser style- like something an old man would wear. it makes me think of Fall hikes, cozy evenings with coffee and a good book, and campfires. exciting day for me! (pathetic that a sweater makes me this ecstatic)
speaking of good books- i am LOVING my latest read: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. it is very interesting- written through the perspective of a dog. i can’t put it down for long. and that reminds me. i want a dog in the worst way. i am partial to boxer mixes and labs, but when the time comes i will probably go to the humane society and fall in love with the first dog i see. but for now i am waiting for a more ideal living situation for a dog (small apartments and big dogs do not work together). and until then i live vicariously through all my friends with dogs. (in fact i dog-sit a lot, if people want to pay me money to play with their dogs, i’m not going to complain).
i caved and purchased a pair of Merrell hiking shoes today. i probably shouldn’t have, but i have been itching to get out for a hike/trail run and my old sneaks just weren’t cutting it. my new ones are lightweight, waterproof, Gore-Tex lined, and have excellent traction for those slick rocks on the trail. (not to mention they happen to be super cute, too. score!)
well…hunger draws nigh. so good day.