January 19th, 2008
November 26th, 2007
November 23rd, 2007
Grad school is kinda taxing - i just get started and my home personal computer decides to bite the proverbial dust - the power supply, the motherboard, what else?? The thing that got me was I had just paid almost 300.00 to have the motherboard replaced which took almost 3 months - that repair last all of 2 months apparently.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I had to go buy a laptop fully knowing that there would be at least another two month wait to get my stupid home PC back and sure enough I am still waiting.
It's Thanksgiving break and i am still preparing the last of my class projects and reflection papers - I really hope that the subject area increases in interest for me because to a great degree this MSW shit is boring me. I am not sure there is anything that really peaks my interest and keeps me there indefinitely anymore - until they make a degree for high magickal arts that i can apply for.
With the holidays aproaching I doubt there will be much time for journalling here - but I will try to get all the time I can - to some extent this is therapeutic for me. Christmas is gonna be tight cause I is one broke nigga with no duckies to spare. The kids are so materialistic and it seems like there is no end to their wants I asked them what they were grateful for this morning when we woke to the Macy's Day Parade and half the shit they mentioned was STUFF. Yuck, I did that to them....now how do I undo it?
August 4th, 2007
Decided to go ahead and plan a vacation cause I know if I dont I will regret it. I have booked a week in Newport News with the hopes that because it is so close to my cousins it will be more convenient to get together on the 12 and 13 to go to Busch Gardens and Water Country. The boys are back from camp now and have really been having a busy summer although in the beginning it did not appear busy and they were saying how bored they were for a week or two.
This has been a productive week personally as i have completed and sent off all of the financial aid stuff to get started in school in a couple of weeks - the 20th is my first day. I am rather excited but a little anxious - I am planning to go to the orientation on the 18th and pick up my books for the classes I ma taking this semester - man, I havent been to school in about 10 years so I hope that by taking it slow I can ease myself back into it. I already know what I want to spend my extra school money on - a laptop!
What I want to happen on vacation is alot of relaxing and some fun and stimulation. I would like to go into the beach between the 14th and the 17th just to hang out and walk the boardwalk - in addition i would like to go into Colonial Williamsburg to show the shop the market and look around. I have invited my dad to go with us hoping that he will have some time to hang out with his brother for a week - he is so not used to having fun and hates to spend money - I can relate but I have to say that if money cannot be fun to spend then why continue to bust a hump making the shit - getting caught in the mundane and the necessities of life like it is a burden to even exist. I dont think I will ever get like that - I knwo how to have fun within a budget - I'll get back with you on how closely I stick to that budget when I have returned from the beach.
July 31st, 2007
July 29th, 2007
My acceptance letter from Radford University came and I need to sign myself up in their edu.system of email so that I can figure out what day classes start. I would like to say that I had no doubt about their acceptance of my application, but am not sure that would be true as I turned in a ethical argument paper (for school o social work grad program application) on why the govt should legalize marijuana. Had me guessin they would either love it or hate it - just an old hippie that wants her MSW.
July 27th, 2007
Jim has already passed out after driving straight through from Niagra Falls. He hit a car in the Kroger parking lot and left hit and run but ya really cant tell - just a little bit o white paint.
July 23rd, 2007
Technology baffles me a little when it comes to navigating the outlook program, spreadsheets and transferring documents but it is humility that reminds me that I still have learning to do and my co-workers have much to offer if I allow them to help. My DBT client is no longer on therapeautic vacation and has hence begun to make her presence known in her own way. I am hoping to hear from my oldest DBT client tomorrow so that I may process her 5 pg journal letter that left me funky for a couple of days two weeks ago before her Aunt died and she had to leave out of town for the funeral. Meanwhile, the youngest is tucked away safely in a mental health stabilization unit where she can receive psychiatric attention and pull herself together.
July 22nd, 2007
I was going to finish the story of my camping trip to the "fag farm" and add some pictures today - I have pics to add and if I had to sum the trip up in 10 words or less, which I dont, I would say that I think gay men struggle with the same insecurities as most women - and I think that I really felt comfortable there. Just a note: I had left one of my newest and favorite pentacle necklaces, with the colors of the chakras on each point of the star (coulda been a gay pentacle) and they mailed it back to me in a puffy envelope this week (thats how sweet they are). A brother and sister plan the events and help run the place (I believe a gay couple own it) anyway - I just loved the brother and would entertain going again just to see Danny.
Enough said for this moment - here are some pics I promised!!
July 17th, 2007
I remember when I lived in Roanoke after moving back from California with a gay roommate that I found gay females barely tolerable probably due to the fact that we lived a day to day existence under the influence of alcohol and the fact that she always tried to hit on me after I became inebriated. The only contact I have ever had in the past with gay men is dancing on the dance floor of a local gay bar - and at times because I am in the field of social work, I have had several co-workers that have been gay men - note that I always envied their clothes and style.
One of my current co-workers basically persuaded me to join him and a gay friend to the Long Fork Campground this weekend and I am truly glad that I experienced it - in case of someone reading this there is a website www.longfork.com that you can check out by clicking this link. They have a beautiful campground and the amenities were very pleasant and well maintained. To be continued with pics.......