AKA Abraham Bacoln

Me? What have I been up to?
August 3, 2006, 3:14 pm
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Originally uploaded by Kevin O’Mara.

Nothing, really. I’m back in Tennessee for an extended or perhaps permanent vacation. I just got back from visiting my brother-in-law and his awesome tiny creature that just appeared out of nowhere a few weeks ago. It was really nice to see him, my sister-in-law, and the baby, though the two adults mentioned there were a bit zombie-like at times. I understand from various sources that babies don’t necessarily come out as fully functioning humans. They don’t know how to drive cars or have Flickr accounts or anything.

Very strange.

Anyway, past that I’ve been doing a whole lot of tiny things to keep myself busy, including setting up this new site and new blog. I’ve hung out with friends of all shapes, sizes, colors, smells, hairstyles, and otherwise. I’ve cooked dinner for my parents many times, sometimes even using edible objects. I’ve been swimming, driving, drinking, concert-going, eating, and … I guess those aren’t all in order.

I’ve also been thinking about where I want to live. Everyone and their brother tells me that Asheville, NC is the place to be. I’m planning on taking a multi-day trip over there to check it out. I’ve even subscribed to the Craigslist feed for jobs, though that’s a bit sparse. Sure would be nice to be right there in the Smokies, and in a state with a far more open wine (and alcohol) culture.

I think I’m going swimming again tonight. There’s something nice about swimming in a warm pool after dark, everything lit by that one bright bulb at the deep end of the pool. This time I’m gonna bring my camera to see if I can capture the moment.

Wow. How clichéd is that? “Capture the moment”? Next thing you know I’ll be working for Hallmark.

Anyway, in the immortal words of Leon Henry:

well i go

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Night swimming is fun. And one thing that a swimming pool has on the ocean–it’s kind of hard to dive without a proper edge to the water!

Comment by Trey

I don’t think I’d ever thought about that. Wow.

Comment by komara

Back when I was head lifeguard at the Community Center pool (aka had a set of keys to the place), I used to go nightswimming quite often. The lights gave the water a beautiful glow, and it was so calming and peaceful compared to the rest of the crazy, sun-saturated day. I miss that.

Comment by Rebecca

I just drank three glasses of Pinot Grigio in your honor.

Comment by PAtrick

That’s probably the best thing you could have done.

Comment by komara

NC is certainly not a bad place for a wino.
Asheville really is an amazing city.

Comment by dshular

I drank a pint of Peach Ripple in your honor, and pretended it was Old Charter and Mello Yello. However, when it came back up it just tasted like Ripple. Oh well. Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.

Comment by Matt Silvey

Matt, that may be the best and worst thing that anyone’s ever said to me.

Comment by komara

you’d be welcome in New York. i think there’s a market for people who know wine in this city. and i think you’d enjoy brooklyn.

Comment by Ryan

Asheville is really nice, but you’re going to have to put up with a large amount of people that do not believe in the power of soap. Not that they are bad, but just… smelly.

Let me know when you’ll be enjoying an evening at a place where adult beverages (not like Silvey’s)are served and I’ll have to join you.

Comment by Zane

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