Archive for June, 2010

One month-ish

June 10, 2010

Ok so it’s been a little more than a month but I still wanted to take a moment to thank new and old friends and family for their support, guidance, laughs, red faced moments, and smiles.

A few notes about Quincy:

– The traditional rules of city planning are thrown out the window.  There’s a main strip called Broadway but I’m constantly amazed at the little nooks and crannies of this city.  Always something new to find.
– In case there’s a news report that I’m found passed out at the bottom of a staircase, it will 100% be because I’ve managed to knock myself out.  I think the circumference of my head has grown about three inches from the bruising sustained from nailing my forehead against these basement ceilings.  Was everyone in this town under 5 feet when these houses were built?  Now, Pavlov has proved that if an action I cause has a certain reaction, I should have learned by now to duck in these basements, but nope.  Banged my head again not even 10 minutes ago.
– I can say “y’all” without feeling weird.
– A vast majority of the people here are healthy and fit.  With the amount of parks and outdoor things to do, who can blame them.  Quincy has definitely invested resources into providing outdoor activities for all age groups that are very inexpensive.  Now I just need to take advantage of them.
– I go to another state to buy gas.
– Never thought the 5 cent deposit on cans would be missed.
– When I learned I would be in a different time zone, I thought, “SWEET!  TV shows start an hour earlier!”.  The problem with that right now?  I feel like a lazy bum watching Chuck when it 80 and there’s still 2 hours of bright daylight outside.  Also thought, “Sweet!  I’ll be in bed an hour earlier!”.  That hasn’t happened.
– The porch on this house has proven to be an awesome place to watch a thunderstorm.  For some reason, the rain never gets in, wind doesn’t get to bad, and the view usually gets the back side of the storm.  There’s anticipation as it rolls in, then cool, calm weather as it rolls out.

The tv show “Glee” has stolen a lot of the song lyrics to describe my thanks and appreciation.  With not wanting to be a copy cat and being too embarrassed to publish my own lyrics, I recently heard a song from an unlikely movie that sums up a lot of it all.

“Just because every thing’s changing
Doesn’t mean it’s never been this way before
All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are as you head off to the war
Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light”

(Cue mushy blog text) Regina Spektor, wrote a song titled “The Call” for the movie “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”.  The movie, meh.  I had read the books a long time ago and the adaptation was ok.  It happened to be on the other night and since then I’ve found myself whistling the tune as I’m doing housing inspections.  It’s a catchy tune but thoughts the lyrics described some of the things I’ve been thinking about recently.

So, again, to family, friends, coworkers, students, old and new, thanks….

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