I had forgotten all about LJ....I wonder if anybody else has too.
If anyone is interested in hearing some experimental guitar drones, let me know. Olifaunt is going to start going in a slightly different direction after the upcoming release of the new album, "When We Last Met I Slumber."
I haven't written here in months! I don't know why not, probably Facebook, right? Anyways, a couple of things.
1) If you hadn't heard on FB, yes, I got hit by a car last week. I was riding my bike on the sidewalk on Old Milton and someone hit me while pulling out of the Alpharetta Crossings in front of Starbucks. The front tire rolled over both my legs and when the CRV stopped, the weight of the car had me pinned under it for 20 minutes until AFD could lift it off me. It sucked....and I mean that. Absolutely the most terrifying thing that ever happened to me. I was conscious the whole time and had to convince myself I was still alive. It's been five days and I still don't think it's caught up with me.
How many bones broke? None. Zip. I have no idea how. My right knee is very painful and I'm wearing a brace on it and I have abrasions all over me as well as a second degree burn on my left forearm from wear the radiator had me pinned. I was able to walk when I got home Wed night and can get around with a crutch well if enough, if very slow.
I'll be ok. The bike is a different story, but it will be easy enough to order a replacement when the time comes.
I was going to write about the new Olifaunt release, but that will wait until tomorrow....it took me awhile to get the above out and I'm tired of writing.
Odd title, huh? I'll come to it shortly.
I've seen a couple of other posts about others Thanksgivings and what they are thankful for. I thought I would toss mine in as well, a little late, but still....
First and foremost, I'm thankful for Brittany. She has been the one constant in my life for well over a decade now, and I could not imagine a better partner or friend than she. She has put up with my shit, my family, my music and illness with style and a strength I can only hope to emulate. I'm thankful she *gets* me: far more than I deserve.
I'm thankful for my friends, both old and new and near and far. And by extension (not to be glib) I'm thankful for Facebook. It has let me catch a glimpse of the lives of the people I otherwise might never have "talked" to again. Reflections of what we were and flashes of the future. There are a few people, just two or three I would love to talk to, to say "You were right. I understand now. Instead of feeling sorry for myself I should have been thinking how to keep you in my life in one way or another." Those are the few I suppose would never want to hear from me again. The ones that are in my life now I am very happy about. Thank you.
As the title of this post says, as odd as it sounds, I'm thankful for my disease. When I found out about the Diabetes I was rocked to my very core. The only thing I could think of was "My life as I know it is over." And I have never been so happy to be right about that. Since then, almost a year now, I've quit drinking, started cycling and lost near up to 40 lbs. To top that off I have been feeling *good* - about myself about everything. A spiritual awakening may be going to far, but that's close to what I feel. I've been more productive in my music, which had stagnated as much as the rest of me. I began planning things farther then when I was going to get my next case of beer. Would I like not to have the Diabetes at all? You're fucking right, I would. But I am thankful I found out about it in time to do something about it, young enough to know there's almost a whole life time ahead to enjoy myself with out trying to kill myself. So that's why I am Thankful for my Disease.
Thanks for hanging through this long. I hope everybody had a happy Thanks giving as well.
PS: I'm also thankful for Porcupine Tree and Rush.