yesterday was brutal. by 8:30pm I was in bed with a migraine.
I woke up around midnight with my wife in bed crying next to me. at that time it still wasn’t called but it wasn’t looking good.
a faint glimmer of hope was felt when Clinton said she was going home for the night, maybe just maybe they knew something about the counts still coming in… doubtful but maybe, just maybe. i switched from the news to Hulu, thinking I could watch something to cheer me up. nothing looked like it would cheer me up.
I turned off the tv, took a sleeping pill and went to bed.
three things that make me have some hope to help me the next two years…
- the republicans, trump and those that voted for him own this 100% now. they have nobody to blame when things go wrong. I see no way they can succeed with anything because they ALWAYS overreach when in power. always.
- in two years the house and senate can be back in responsible hands. lets make that happen.
- Minnesota kept their streak alive and did not vote to put trump in office. barely but I have faith in my great state of Minnesota.
i am trying to find joel mark of the band nectarine.
this morning i decided to see what the oldest email i had was. it was from 2004. a letter from joel reminiscing on his visits to fargo back when i booked shows (he was here with nectarine and cynthia dall).
i tried to reply but of course 12 years later his email had changed. so now i have the sadz…
this past weekend andrew and i updated two of the songs, you can listen to the works in progress plus the original 1998 versions here.
two weeks ago my wife jess was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. two days ago she had surgery to remove the tumor. four weeks from now she starts 20 weeks of chemo. followed by 6 weeks of radiation.
this sucks. but so far things have been going pretty good, as good as things can go when a person has cancer.
jess, i love you.
shortly i will be cutting the cord. good bye directv.
we now watch the majority of our television via Netflix, Amazon and sometimes Hulu. what little we do watch that isn’t available the antenna on our roof we’ll save money buying them than paying for directv. even after buying 2 TiVo’s AND a slingbox (to throw on my mom’s tv just in case I need to watch Chris Hayes or a Twins game) we’ll still come out ahead on the money side.
the slingbox seems like a bit of a cop out but we had decided to do this prior to the boston bombings. it was then i realized that the next time something was happening in the world i wouldn’t be able to get my 24hr news fix. so hello slingbox.
some cruel waste of a human dragged this poor dog behind their car and left him to die. i read the story while donating plasma this morning so i donated my cash for the day. lucky for Freckles today was a $50 donation.
wish i could give 10x that. 100x. 1000x. if i ever win the lottery I’m starting a dog rescue ranch. fuck that, animal rescue. all animals.
i can’t believe how easy it has been to stop drinking soda. or more specifically mountain dew. but it was easy. i don’t even think about soda.
i’m convinced it comes down to willpower. now i need to find out if you need the same amount of willpower to do other things. my wife still drinks soda so there is soda in the house but i have no interest. she made cookies a few days ago though and i have zero self-control with those around.
maybe i didn’t try hard enough. or maybe they were just fucking delicious.
i finally got around to listening to this today, a preview of his kickstarter campaign that i got by backing it.
i like it. quite good. of course i love dag nasty to pieces. i lived in DC at that time and i tried to never miss a show. in fact i lucked out and saw their first show shortly after moving there.
can’t wait to hear the rest of the ep.
it has been 10 days since my last can of soda. i feel great.
going cold turkey is best for me i have found when quitting something. trying to slowly wean myself off, that doesn’t work so well.
yesterday i sliced open the tip of a finger pretty good. nice deep cut. last night i went to see battleship with a friend.
i’m not sure which was worse, the injury or the movie.
i was going to copy all the posts from philleitch.com to my new home here.
instead i think i will leave them there, everything but the farchives. those are coming with me.
i am moving from philleitch.com to pleitch.com. exciting.
two reasons. 1. i like this domain better. 2. through stupidity i couldn’t login to my other site anymore. long story and i won’t bore you. i’m working on moving everything over to the new site via cut/paste.