Saturday, March 31, 2007


The song this blog is named after:

"A Spoonful Weighs a Ton" (by the Flaming Lips)

And though they were sad
They rescued everyone
They lifted up the sun
A spoonful weighs a ton
Giving more than they had
The process had begun
A million came from one
The limits now were none
Being drunk on their plan, they lifted up the sun

Forcing it off with their hands
The trapdoor came undone
Above our heads it swung
The privilege had been won
Being drunk on their plan, they lifted up the sun

Yelling as hard as they can
The doubters all were stunned
Heard louder than a gun
The sound they made was love love love love love love love love


The above image is going to be the basis for my next tattoo. (concept- me, artwork- Erin) Why? Because I love the idea that we human beings are capable of working together to accomplish something bigger than ourselves. If people care enough, human ingenuity, compassion, and drive can overcome just about any obstacle. Humans have an amazing capacity for good (and evil)'s just a matter of caring enough and pushing towards the same goal. When we do...who knows? Maybe we *could* lift the sun.

First post!

This needed to happen. There's a fine line between things I'd like to post so my friends can see what's happening in my life and the self-censorship caused by the knowledge that the girl who broke my heart is still reading the old blog. This won't be all passworded up and things, but there's some safety in the lack of searchability of common screen names. And should she find this through her normal borderline-stalkerish ways at least I won't have to know she's reading.

The events of the prekend* tell me that yes, I'm really moving on in my life. This is more positive than an Anna Nicole Smith post-mortem toxicology screen. A year ago I'd been with a girl for 5 years, was figuring out grad school plans, and everything seemed peachy. Fast forward a year and that girl is long gone, grad schools have all said No, and the direction of my life has been thrown off by factors beyond my control. There's a lot to figure out going forward, but at the moment I'm just starting a new relationship with a kick-ass girl, I have a job I enjoy, a roof over my head, and many things I'm looking forward to. As Dwight would say, "I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me."

Welcome to my world.

*Innaugaral post word-coining! Prekend= pre-weekend= Thursday nights, if this was not as obvious as I thought :-P