August 1, 2004 @ 10:42 pm by sean
I’ve never been one for reality TV. I’m not much one for TV at all these days. But has anyone seen “Amish in the City”? Woah, it is soo funny. Mose is my favorite. His accent and monotonality. I think the show is kind of mean. But it does the same thing as the Simple Life, by showing how frivolous regular city Americans are. At the end of the hour of the show, I wanted to be Amish more than ever in my life. If I dissappear some day, you might find me in an Amish community.
Did anyone watch the Simpsons tonight? It may have been a re-run, but it was the one where Milhouse moved and Lisa and Bart became friends. I thought the joke about worshipping the carpenter from 2,000 years ago absolutely hilarious.
Another fantastic weekend for the books. After work on Friday I headed up to the cottage. I got up there, but my grandma was having a ‘girls’ party. So I was forced to stay at our cottage and couldn’t go visit hers next door. I attempted to read more in “The Four Loves”, but he wrote that in a completely different style than Mere Christianity. Mere Christianity was plain and simple. Now he writes with different sentence structure that is harder to understand. A lot of his sentences, like this one I’m typing, are in the style that I’m writing this sentence in. So he says something, puts in a “,” then adds info, then another “,” then finishes the sentence. So I often have to go back and read the sentence skipping over the middle section to get the sentence, and then go back and read the whole thing. Either way, I took a break and took a nap. I dreamt that Dave Matthews Band was living in a house in a Sterling Heights like sub, and their basement was like current youth room at Shepherds Gate, just 4 time as big and they were re-modling it. I guess I had free roam around, like a familiar place. And Carter Beauford remembered(though we never spoke) that I played drums. That was awesome. Another part of the dream was devestating. I came up with a theory, perhaps even logical, that makes sense of all dreams. So when I reflect on my dreams now, they are increadibly more real. But that makes them even more emotional.
After I woke up, I thought. For a while. I realized something about humanity that it seems 99% of the world doesn’t seem to have noticed. I’m not sure what the significance is, or what I can do with my new found realization, but we’ll see. I wore myself out pretty well thinking, so when I got up in the morning and went into the kitchen, my family commented it looked like I had a hangover. It felt like it. Well, it felt like I’d assume it’d feel like. But as I walked back to the solitary bedroom after I had eaten breakfast, I realized something else about my previous revelation. When I was in the room alone thinking, it was like a different world. Then when I went to eat breakfast, I went into the usual world, the world I had the realization about. And then I went back into the bedroom and felt kind of exhausted and annoyed by the non-solitary world.
I got up later and we went to a park for a family reunion. Family reunions are so wonderful. Every year I try and figure out and remember the names of the same people. I learned my uncle Bob’s(perhaps a great uncle, I’m not sure the relation) father was born in Illinois. I don’t remember where though. I had soo much fun at the reunion. I love seeing all the people I’m related to in some way or another. I got to see my girl Kayleigh again. (She’s the cute one who has a crush on me I wrote about after July 4th.) I got a little more conversation and photographs out of her. She’s absolutely adorable. I also figured out I am 1/8 Canadian. Possibly French Canadian, but at least Canadian. My great grandpa was all Canadian, at least half French Canadian. We don’t know if his mother was French Canadian, or just Canadian. Either way, I’ve got an 1/8. And that is super cool. I think I’m also an 1/4 Polish. 1/16th or 1/32 Scottish. 1/8 Philippino. I don’t remember how much German. My great grandma was all German I think. That’d give me an 1/8 I suppose. Those numbers might be way off. The only one’s I’m sure of are the Canadian, Polish, and Philippino. Rock on.
Today I went to the Concours d’Elegance. And it was just as Phenominal as it sounds. Picture Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Cadillacs, Duesenburgs, Packards, Chryslers, Ferraris, Bizzarinnis, Buicks, Fords, Mercedes’, Studebakers, Pierce-Arrows, Oldsmobiles, Lincolns; all restored to beyond mint condition. Most of these cars were from before 1945 so they are absolutely beautifuly crafted machines. Each car deserved for me to take it’s picture, but I only had 25. The cars were so phenominal. I wish cars still looked like that today. And the level to which they were restored to was amazing. People spent thousands of hours into these cars. The cars had their own characteristics; some had wine and cup holders in the doors, some had custom bodies done by the manufacturers, some had paint schemes and pinstriping like no car today, some had so many different surfaces, each with its own detail.
And maybe it isn’t classy to name drop, but I did sit in the back seat of both a Maybach 62 and 57. As well as the driver seat of a Bently Continental GT. I touched a Lamborghini Murcielago and Gallardo and a Maseratti Quatroporte and Ferrari Scaglietti. I sat in some other more common cars such as a Land Rover Range Rover and Jaguar XJR and a Saab S60 and the new Mercury Monetego to name a few(Some of the auto manufacturers had some new cars on display as well.).
The cars were at Meadowbrook, and it was beautiful settings. It was an absolutely wonderful day of gazing upon beauty found in no other medium in the world. I love cars.
I used the word ‘roam’ earlier. One of the definitions is as follows: 2 : to travel purposefully unhindered through a wide area
I’d like to roam sometime. I take the back way to our cottage, and there are a lot of roads I’ve never been down and have no idea where they lead. I’m thinking about roaming someday, and seeing where they lead. I haven’t decided where I would sleep though.(from years of being forced to watch ‘cops’ and ‘america’s most wanted’ and the such for various reasons as a child, I know one can’t sleep on the side of the road and not get murdered, so I’d have to find somewhere.) Maybe I can roam for the rest of my life.
The next time any of you see me, I’ll be devoid of any physical display of my wisdom. I shall be robbed of 4 teeth tomorrow by 10:30 and have more Vicatin in my body than oxygen because I don’t get along well with pain.