Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
corto

January 1, 2006



It's snowing ... very lightly and quietly... like the day doesn't really want to get going, but knows it can't escape.

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So last night was fun. :)
We started in major cold weather gear... dressed up with a back pack full of coffee and cocoa... and headed downtown to the Pretoria bridge for the running of the 21st annual "resolution run". My Z, her sis, her sis's daughter... and nine hundred and forty seven other people ... were in the race. The boys and I were there for moral support. :) We drank hot chocolate and did a great load of shivvering. :D


The "reflective clothing crowd". :D


Z on the far left, her sis, my niece, and the running room "leader" girl... (from Pretoria, SA - hence the fun with the bridge name)


and my z finishing around 37 mins... although they didn't have starter chips on so it was a mass - and slow - start for 900+ frozen runners... She does 5 km in about 25 mins lately.

After that... well, home again, home again, jiggity-jig (hi starla!! :D)
My SIL, and her hubby were going to come over for a NY eve... but we added my MIL, and my BIL... so it turned into quite the house of peeps. The boys got to stay up till 12:30 playing happily downstairs... while Huge and I (BIL #1) watched SNATCH (superbit... :D). There was much food and drink and I managed to sneak away and find the admiral too. :)

ps. GAMES: Geo got a store-gift-certif from EB-Games at christmas so yesterday he went a'redeem'en. :D He came home with the only JUST RELEASED Game Cube version of the Lego Star Wars game... ohmygod it's awesome!!!! it's fantastic. wowza.

wearing
~ pj pants
~ a sleepy t
~ and a hoodie... yawn.
planning
~ k, I've been up for a couple of hours now... and I've already done more than I planned for the whole day. :)
~ we're going to my bro's house for NYD dinner with the family. :)
~ tonight... DEFINITELY MORE 24. :D
wishing
~ that misskris finds something to do with all this free time...
~ to send all kinds of grand affection and squeezes out to nordicgrrl... just cuz... :D

/
And so begins another year...
Hiding from some truths...
Flaunting others...
and playing strange and dangerous games with yet others.

Sometimes I feel like my world is a staged production.
An unreal... made up production that is presented to teach a lesson.
My job, it seems... is to figure out what that lesson is, and make sure the message gets out.

So here's to me, and my hopes that maybe this year, I'll learn what needs to be learned, and say what needs to be said.
If not... well, at least I'll have put another year into trying.

It is not achievement that marks the measure of a person,
but rather the attempt.


Have a wonderful day muchachos y muchachas...
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