There seems to be an icicle hanging from me :(
Trip Start Dec 28, 2004
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So you may ask what is new and exciting in the land of neal and the answer is nothing much. My long awaited book may finally be on the verge of being finished. In truth it was finished many years ago while i was wasting away in prison but since i did not have a computer or typewriter at my disposal i had to write the damn thing long hand on a pile of legal pads. so over the last 8 years this poor little manuscript that I had toiled away on for 6 months just sat in various drawers and boxes waiting for me to get the motivation to transcribe it into the electronic format. I wormed and suffered my way through half the book and then i finally decided to bribe my step mother into typing the rest up for me.....she says it will be done sometime this summer but my handwriting is tiny and resembles egyptian heirlglphics so we'll see just how quickly this little project goes. i dont think she really understands what she has gotten herself into but who knows, maybe she will come through....im certainly hoping so
today is june 2nd and the high temperature was in the low 50's......I know this is alaska but i'm seriously getting tired of the god damned weather. for the love of god can the sun not come out and shine its nuclear blast furnace warmth upon my frozen bones? how hard is it? am i asking too much? should i shoot lower and just beg for the wind to stop?
IM is doing good back in thailand and she is very sweet and funny when i talk to her almost every night via skype. Skype is amazing, i can call thailand for 10 cents a minute through them or i can use my cell phone and be charged $2 a minute. I hate american telemcommunications......just one of the many things that piss me off about this country. why must every corporation that does business here feel the need to gouge the bejesus out of us? blahhhh these people suck and everytime one of these assholes goes out of business its as if a little angel smiles down upon me....serves them right those righteous little fucks.
oh yeah, back to IM. She's a funny girl and her broken english makes for some interesting conversations. I find it easier to communicate with her when we are together and i can read the body language etc...it really helps to decipher what the hell she is trying to say but on the phone, its a lot harder to grasp what she is trying to say.....but she can say "i love you" pretty clearly so thats pretty awesome and makes me smile after a long day of cooking. it kinda sucks to have to endure a relationship while i'm so far away but it does give me something to look forward to and when i sit down to talk to her at night it allows me to forget about the days bullshit for a few minutes at least.
OK OK i know i complain alot so i apologize about being a bitter little man. one of the few brightspots of my last few weeks has been the appearance of a few pods of killer whales right off the coast of where i work. i can pretty much look out the window while cutting fish and watch the whales feeding on whatever lay beneath the waves. really its quite amazing to see this sort of thing anytime but while you are working your way through the day and can look out and see this sort of thing, its just awesome.
I have had quite a few run ins with the moose population as of late. nothing too serious but sometimes there is limited room to maneuver so you find yourself within 7 or 8 feet of these huge animals and they are not exactly known as being friendly when approached. It got to the point where one of them gave me the warning snort while feigning a charge in my direction. if i die under the hooves of an angry moose, can you guys have the decency to write it up in my obit as a bear mauling? I think that would be more honorable and the "oh what an idiot" factor would be greatly reduced.
On a very bright note, I will be taking a week off here pretty soon to fly back to the midwest to go see my phish shows and the family. I'm really looking forward to the break and it makes me feel good to know that when I come back from it, the summer is half over. its been many a year since i had a chance to see phish and i'm downright giddy about the whole undertaking......i have truly missed live music.