Gut Rumbles

January 09, 2005

just a saturday...

Quinton had another basketball game today and I went to see it. His team won 18-13 and my boy played a pretty good game. He missed one easy lay-up after stealing an inbounds pass, but I KNOW that he can make that shot. I've seen him do it. I think he just needs to break the ice ONCE and scoring won't be so difficult anymore.

After I came home, I went for a walk in the woods. I took a .22 rifle with me, but I didn't shoot it. I just found a nice, open space under the trees and I sat for a while. I like being in the woods. If you lay your head back against a tree and just LISTEN for a while, you'll discover that the "quiet" woods are never silent. You just don't usually hear those noises if you aren't paying attention. I payed attention today.

I stayed there until darkness drove me back home. I thought about watching a reverse sunset (that's where you watch nightfall close up the sky from the OTHER SIDE, opposite where the sun goes down), but some clouds moved in and screwed up my intentions. I got back home just in time to watch the Jets beat the Chargers on TV.

I was born too late. I wish I could say, "piss on this," saddle a mule, pack some provisions and head off over the mountain just to see what was on the other side. But the frontier is history, and the closest I'll ever get to seeing the other side of the mountain is to sit in the woods a half-mile from my house on a Saturday afternoon and think for a while. I had a lot to think about today.

What the hell. That beats living in New York City.


Most any place on the planet beats living in Ney York CIty, IMHO. I visited three times, mugged twice. If they ever give this country an enema, that's where they'll stick the tube.

If you want to experience someplace very quiet, go to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona during the night. It gets so quiet that your ears ring.

Posted by: Vulgorilla on January 9, 2005 07:13 AM

Hike the AT in Maine. Pick a good spot and leave the trail. And just wandur 'round for few months.
However, I would suggest you avoid doing this during the summer.

Posted by: D. Lee on January 9, 2005 09:14 AM


You must look like an easy mark. I've been to NYC hundreds of times (I live very close) and never been mugged.

Or no one ever told you not to slather yourself in honey , stick 20 dollar bills on you naked self and run through Harlem yelling "*iggers SUCK!!" at the top of your lungs.

Posted by: rightisright on January 9, 2005 11:22 AM

Ur.. mugged? In NYC? Not in the last 20 years, unless you're incredibly stupid or wandering some place you really have no business going.

Forget harlem. I've wandered drunk as a skunk through some of the worst neighborhoods in the Bronx, and had absolutely no problems what so ever. And, as I lived in The City for seven odd years, I'd tend to put more stock on my opinion of the place than someone who has visited three times.

NYC has its downsides, chiefly the liberal retards who run the place, but crime isn't currently one of them.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on January 9, 2005 02:20 PM
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