Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good Morning Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. D.C. D.C.
I took an opportunity to visit and see your city.
The work the training really had nothing to do with me
(Boys and Girls Club apparently needed a girl. Thank you gender equality)

Long days with sneaky rogue missions to the meet the streets
The streets that hum and buzz with the plank plank plank of the souls of peoples feet, speak, and dreams.
Thank you musician man for strumming Jimi as I walk walk walk toward Capitol Hill
I'm just a bill, yeah, I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill

Monuments, Why hello! So nice to meet you. How do you do Mr. Lincoln and Jefferson and King and geez simply all the history. My silent repects to President Kennedy and all the soldiers resting around you, quite sombering.

The smell, the green, the things that make D.C., D.C, you're all quite lovely. Rude? I'd heard rude, not with me, all smiles, suggestions, directions, hmm....perhaps it's the boobs.

Today I head home, back to Texas. No not Houston, or Dallas, but El Paso's desert heat. With smiles and laughter from lasts nights fun beats. This swank joint near 18th street? Worth the 3hrs of sleep.

And for now? That's it, fini, D.C!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

If These Blogs Could Talk

if my blog could talk it would say that at this moment i am hungry.
it would say that summer is too hot in el paso, too hot in texas, and just plain too hot.
today could not have really been the first day of summer. it's been summer since may.
it would say that my fb chats with my sister are always funny
my blog would talk you about all the things i don't say.
about past summer nights and new conversations
about wonderings and forgivings and grudges
it would mention that there are moments that even when i'm happy, i'm waiting for the other shoe to drop
don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
it might also talk about stars and the music i've been listening to under them.
it would talk about washington d.c. and kids and some dude i don't know named wally.
it would talk about dinners and pizza's and bandeja's paisa attempted while having sunday soccer sunday.
mexican food will always be the winner.
it would tell you about boxing and the scraped knuckles i have and almost wanting to yack from working out so hard.
it would talk about how i am hesitating on working on my thesis because i have to swim in a pool of memories i only want to dip my toe in at times.
last it would tell you that i'm smiling right now. and right now is all that matters.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Bucket List

This summer I'm going to embark on something new, a summer without a job. For the first time in a long time I will not work, well not in the typical manner because I will be working on my thesis, but I will not be working for someone else, I will be my own boss, will crack my own whip, make my fingers move... you get the point. This is both interesting, liberating, and frightening.

Aside from the writing, I have a created a bucket list. Well friends and I have created a bucket list so that we can ensure there are adventures and perhaps a few more stories...

The Bucket List

1. Carlsbad Caverns
2. Visit a driving range
3. Wet n' Wild
4. White Sands Grilling
5. Horseback Riding
6. Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour
7. Concordia Ghost Tour
8. Strip Club
9. Tram Way ride
10. Western Playland
11. Fishing

So far, we have only in the planning stages of the El Paso Ghost Tour. But, I have to say that with it only being June 13th I have already done a lot.

Neon Desert Music Festival. Snoop Dog. Tennis. Sunday Soccer Sunday. The El Paso Zoo. Teaching. Shakespeare Play. Cooking amazing meals with my Sous Chef. Music Under the Stars concerts. Boxing. Gym time with my now not so smiley friend. and and and.....