Two weekends ago: Upstate NY

I went on a little vacation to upstate NY with some friends two weekends ago, starting Friday the 5th. It was a really nice trip.

It started out right. As I pulled out of The Valley, I heard this Chris Smither song on the radio..

I got ba-na-na, watermelon, peaches by the pound,
Sweet corn, mirleton, mo’ better than in town,
I got okra, enough to choke ya,
Beans of every kind,
If hungry is what’s eatin’ you
I’ll sell you peace of mind,
But this ain’t what you came to hear me say,
And I hate to disappoint you,
But I got no love today,
I got no love today,
I got no love today,
No love today

Just the right tone to start me fresh. You see… well, in reading my journal you may have noticed that you haven’t seen anything about any personal relationships that I’ve been in. That’s because I haven’t been in any since Cha. I’ve been relationship-free since I broke up with Cha Cha in October.. To make a long story (and yes, it really is a long story… like a 30 minute tell) short: she told me she had brain cancer when we met. She was a great, fun, interesting, smart person except for the part about how she was going to die in 3 months. Some 2 years later, I hadn’t once been in the same room with her and a diagnosing oncologist… well, except for Cha herself, since she is a well-respected oncologist. And that wasn’t for lack of trying. I asked her straight-out and she refused to give me the names of any of her doctors, proving well enough to me that she never really did have cancer. Wonk.

So…. I got no love today… got no… love today.

So I went on a getaway, played in a kiddie pool, flew my plane over water (flying “without a net” for the first time!), played with old and new friends, and just had a great time. I even met a girl!

Then, on my first day back, I worked 4 jobs and made as much money in my own business as in any day I had worked for the man. THAT felt good. I’m not averaging a reasonable wage yet. But I’m getting there! There’s good karma flowing around me. But I’m going to stop thinking about that because the best way to keep karma flowing is to not think about it.

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