Monthly Archive: September 2010

Moving on

There are now fewer than 4 24-hour periods of my disestablishment from Asheville.  A lot of people are crying about it, most of whom are people who never bothered to be there when I was crying (that comment does not include Gloria, who has been here more than she really could).

I dropped some stuff off at the new house on Thursday and spent the night.  I then spent a wonderful weekend with my wonderful Family, and that was only a 15-minute drive away from where I will be living.  This allowed me to take a shower and a nap when things got too much for me.  I then went back home (new) to drop off my camping stuff (no use moving it twice), said goodbye to my wonderful new housemates, and drove back to Asheville.

Tomorrow filming starts on the movie.  I don’t know how many hours, but I only have scenes to be shot Monday and Tuesday.  I also have a lot of packing yet to do, and a final chiroquacktor’s appointment on Wednesday, before Thursday comes along and I am free to go home.

For the rumor mills, I’m not sleeping with anyone or intending to.  I have not found my soulmate, if there is such a thing.  I’m maybe not looking, maybe looking a little, but at 57 it’s time to start getting over that sort of thing.  If I actually have a soulmate, she’s either too young for me or already dead (or at least thinks she is one or the other).  I’ve made more than enough bad decisions in my past for everyone to not believe me about this.  Too bad.  And of course, I’d love to be proven wrong — but for the first time in my life, I’m moving for me, not for some pretty fanny or something.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my new “landlady” to death, and she feels very much the same about me — but that has been true for at least 6 or 8 years and has yet to result in anything that could cause tongues to wag churning the rumor mill.  My life is better when I’m around her, and so far hers has been the same — and we both expect it to carry over to our other housemates, who are equally enthusiastic about me coming there.

Ya know, I spend way too fucking much time explaining myself.  I guess my bad press (from earlier bad decisions) has rubbed off on me and I believe a little of it.  Well, it’s time to get over that.  Which starts Thursday, what parts are not already underway.


Winding up pt 2

I had a good visit with Gianna Kali, about 2 hours.  I then went over to my little sister Aianna’s house and took her out shopping (also perhaps for the last time) and drove around a bit.  Finally we went and picked up her son, Tristan, and went to the movies to see Inception.  Went home and read to Frankie on the phone (as usual).  Got some sleep.  I’m not going to mention all the phone calls.

I moved that ugly old chair Kenny brought in, mostly by myself (after I got it to the front door of the building, I had help).  That makes more room for boxes, and is one less headache.  Guess I should call Habitat for Humanity and have them come get my couch.

Movie rehearsal tonight.  I think I’m ready.


Winding up, getting it done

Here’s the schedule for my final 11 days in Asheville:.

Monday – last visit with Gianna Kali (if she’s up to it)
Tuesday – movie rehearsal
Wednesday – Dr. Susan (Chiroquacktor), movie rehearsal
Thursday – Pack for SerpentStone Harvest at Splendor Hollow, leave (function as Herald Coordinator)
Friday-Saturday-Sunday – SerpentStone Harvest.
Sunday – Inspect new domicile (about 15 minute drive from Splendor Hollow), drive home
Monday – filming
Tuesday – filming, start final packing
Wednesday – Dr. Susan, continue final packing
Thursday – load the van, move, start unpacking

…and then I will be a resident of Sevierville, TN…


Cleaning out my cellphone

I keep my Tweets coming to my cellphone only from people who tend to help pick me up.  This is what I’ve collected in the past couple of weeks.  Might help someone, you never know, it sure helps me.

Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

Not everybody can be famous, but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your beliefs about reality become beliefs about yourself. – Steve Pavlina

The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back. – Dale Carnegie

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek for and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. – Winnie the Pooh

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. – Max De Pree

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. – Aristotle

You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you. – Rwandan proverb

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. – Chinese proverb

He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician. – Chinese proverb.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

There are plenty of acquaintances in the world, but very few real friends. – Chinese proverb

The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. – Japanese proverb

Take the first step in faith.,  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. – Henry Ford

When your mind says, “Give up,” hope whispers, “One more try.” – anon.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. – Chinese proverb

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? – not attributed

Hope that did something for some of you.