Monday, August 14, 2006

We seem to have hit the lowpoint of "teh cycle":
water warriors

As you may have noticed, I really loved my husky who died in May. It’s a little bit sad and lonely to be here at Camp Kaczynski without Cody. But there is one way that life at CK is infinitely better w/o Cody than it was w/Cody. The deer that apparently think they own the place are much safer now that Cody has you know whatted the bucket.

From conversations with neighbors, I gather that the deer population in general is doing rather well in Eugene these days. In my own yard, the deer explosion is undeniable. I can’t remember ever seeing more than 3 or 4 deer under the apple tree at once. Last week, there were six, maybe eight deer there at once, depending on how you count.

There were six deer under the tree together. When they walked, single file southeast on the trail into the woods, I counted male, female, female, child, male, female. As I watched the pack in amazement, a female and child arrived at the apple tree. The female and maybe male from the end of the six-pack sort of hovered and waited for the mom and child so I perceived them as one larger 8-unit pack.

The deer@camp.kaczynski are very relaxed and casual. While mowing the yard one afternoon, I came across a female SITTING (!!!!!!!) in the grass next to the garage while a male munched on the grass. They were as shocked to see me as I was to see them and they left pronto, but sheesh! theez is very relaxed folx!

the bucks have these teensy, tiny antlers that are so cute that you kind of just want to drop dead and die when you look at them, they are so ephing cute. these little bucks in my backyard remind me of soldiers. they remind me of the 20 year old brave, tough men from Madras and Hood River being blown to smithereens in a desert for a lie. What a waste of Oregon’s best and brightest.

I was watching my teevee tonight and there was a show on for like five hours about Navy SEALS in training. The SEALS had just done a difficult exercise where they had to stay suspended on two parallel wires (hand and foot height) for 30 seconds. If you have half a brain, you understand that the task is MUCH harder than it looks. You watch a couple of guys try it. Then you look at exhausted SEALS in training at the end of the day. One SEAL in training is shivering. That one did me in. I saw the buck in my backyard and the shivering water warrior in training and I just started you know whatting right there in my living room!

That shivering SEAL made my brain decide I ain’t got no business being mad at a Navy SEAL. Mr. Heidt really treated me badly, but now that I’ve seen the Navy SEAL training program, I just can’t get it up to hate a SEAL. They inspire me and give me hope for the military. They really, truly are some kind of something else. Watch the video and see for yourself.

I adore the water-warriors and grieve the death of Mr. Lee. Whatever grievances I have with Mr. Heidt pale in comparison to the sacrifices made by Navy SEALS. Besides, my gripe with Mr. Heidt has nothing to do with his career as a Navy SEAL.

Peace,

word warrior
eugene, or
Posted by Deb at 10:51 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)


Here are the possibilities, as I see them:
  • Ran out of "teh craque" AND WTF Vodka
  • Got a "nice" letter from an attorney
  • She is actually sincere

My guesses:
  • Highly likely
  • Ding Ding Ding!
  • Naaaaaaaw...

12 Comments:

At 5:58 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I've noticed that after the binge weekends, she starts off the week "making nice". The pressure of acting semi-human builds. Then as the week progresses -or her comments go down- she hits teh crayee zone.

 
At 6:37 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

"I saw the buck in my backyard and the shivering water warrior in training and I just started you know whatting right there in my living room."

I really don't "know what" but I'm not sure I want to. With Deb, it could be anything from retching to peeing.

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger SarahW said...

Hate to be so overly earnest, but isn't this the "splitting" characteristic of a number of personality disorders?
(A splitter vacillates between idealization and loathing with little middle ground.)

I think the teh crazee is but a split bottle of absolut wtf away.

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Staci said...

She always starts her week off in a 'lucid' mode. Considering the court date is tomorrow, I expect some sort of static from her at some point today. She's just got to get teh groove on.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Does anyone else feel a little uncomfortable that she's calling her 5 acorn ranch Camp Kaczynski? I was at Berkeley the year they caught Ted Kaczynski in Montana and the Math Department veterans interrupted some of their discussion sections to relive some of their strange conversations with the man when he taught there. I lived a block away from his old house and took classes in the same buildings he bombed.

Again, Deb uses a pop culture reference incorrectly since the Unabomber would not have been adverse to mailing her a special care package for having a computer and probably owning a power mower.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Joe,

How did you end up on the conservative side of the fence after attending Berkeley?

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

hawksp:

My years at Berkeley, and in the Bay Area in general, actually made me more conservative than I was in high school, because I really had to rethink my positions to be based on history, reason, and balanced values of personal responsibility and group dynamics. On both the left and the right, there's a lot of "me too" sentiment, but once I got out of that, I found that a center-right position not only factors more reality into the decision making process for government policy, it actually respects human rights more than a leftist position.

The liberal viewpoint, which is actually pretty valid, tends to put more value in individual rights, but does not place that individual into a balanced view of a community. If we value too much an individual's rights, we trample the individuals' rights of those who make up a community.

Conservatism places more value in the community over the individual, which can also be taken to an extreme. However, the majority of people today identify themselves as part of a community (group, ideology, ethnicity, etc.), so the most valid perspective to honor those individuals and their values is the conservative view. Liberalism may be valid later on in our history, but for the most part, we are just too selfish to be trusted to respect another's rights. If we weren't, socialist democracies would not have the bloated bureaucracies and economic regulations that they do.

The hippies may think the Age of Aquarius is upon us, but it ain't.

Oh man, you made me get all heavy over here. I told you hawksp, Berkeley was a crucible for me. I joked with my friends that I was the real non-conformist on campus, not the lefties.

Besides, I was in the hard sciences, where we dealt with observable reality, so there wasn't too much politics in our classes, except when applying the "right-hand" rule for figuring the direction of torque.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Snickies Joe, very detailed explanation. Thank you. I guess it shows a little of my bias to think someone couldn’t be.

"Besides, I was in the hard sciences, where we dealt with observable reality, so there wasn't too much politics in our classes, except when applying the "right-hand" rule for figuring the direction of torque."

Well, I'm no scientist but I do know in mechanics that it's righty "tight" and "lefty" loose. (an analogy of this site and Deb’s I’m thinking)

Funny though, my daughter is in school to become a chef and she still get politics.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Or is it "snikies"?

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

It's "snikies" but I hadn't seen this new exclamation until today. Message board usage confirms the latter spelling:

usage: Holy snikies!

Man, I'm getting old, I can't keep up with the slang anymore.

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger Knemon said...

"How did you end up on the conservative side of the fence after attending Berkeley?"

There are dozens of us! Dozens!

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Knemon:

Go Bears!

 

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