Archives : May 2005

2005 May 7


Is there anyone reading this who happens to be looking for a roommate sometime this summer or next fall? I'm coming to the conclusion that living alone is not really good for me -- I need more human contact than I'm getting. It would be great to have someone who is (or could become) a friend around to talk to in the evenings.

Don't know if this will go anywhere, but seems like it can't hurt to ask.

(One thing, though. I don't want to rent a room in someone else's apartment -- I want to share an apartment that's at least half mine, if you see the difference. I'm not a student anymore, I get paid pretty well, and I've gotten used to having some space.)

2005 May 25

Storm nostalgia

Last night around ten the wind picked up enough that the rain started rattling a bit against my windows. And I was surprised to discover I found this soothing. It was a bit like the storms I grew up with, except the rain was light and the wind was half-hearted. I was warm inside rolled up in a blanket watching TV, and I wanted the weather to get serious. If it's going to suck, suck Properly -- I want driving rain rolling in sheets against the sides of the house. Make me pay attention to you, Nature, and cut it out with this passive-aggressive cold drizzle crap. Give me some savagery.

Why do we not seem to get storms like that here? The Atlantic is right there, and in most other ways the weather here resembles Nova Scotia. Is it that we're not quite far enough north, or that Somerville is really too far inland? Or does the Cape shelter Boston from the real thing?

Of course, my nostalgia wants foghorns and harbour bells, too, and I'm definitely too far inland for that.