April 8th, 2004


Sad tidings...

So it seems that circumstance will not allow me to make it to the Boston Beer Summit this month, as I had intended.

My apologies to those who were looking forward to my visit. It seems that it just wasn't in the stars.

I'm bummed.

Turning over Team Clay to komos
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Some Dynastic Reflections...

Okay, Dynasty fans, guess where I went yesterday? That's right, in celebration of her last day in America, skygoodwill and I took a trip up to Filoli Mansion, which was used as the exterior for the Carrington Mansion in Dynasty.

I have to admit, the gardens are stunning. Not as serene as Hakone Gardens, but EXTRAORDINAIRLY well tended, and very beautiful. I could totally live there.

The mansion itself was nice, but much smaller than I thought. Granted, the self-guided tour only let you see the ground floor living areas, and I'd be more than happy inhabiting a home that size, but it seemed to be styled much older than it really was. Oh, komos, you should have SEEN the kitchens... yes, there were two. One for the stoves, one for the ovens. It's a brewer's paradise, dude.

The only disappointing part of the day was the "Garden House." They turned it into the gift shop, and unfortunately, it seems that just because there's a flower on the premesis, it's okay to sell anything that claims to be the scent of that flower. So after an hour or so of strolling gardens, to be dumped into a shop filled with cloying artificial scents was a bit abusive to the senses. But hey, you can't have everything, right?

Ladies! Stop fighting! You're both the prettiest... or something.

I've got friends in high places...

Well, I have to say that I just spent a decent chunk of quality time with a really cool person.

As most of you know, things haven't been the greatest for me of late, and this was a vacation from the nine month vacation I've been on. skygoodwill came out to visit so we could lay the groundwork for some creative projects we've been talking about working on, and for the last two weeks I've had purpose and direction that have really been lacking recently. The job that's supposed to be materializing for me even held off materializing while we photographed and drew and wrote. Of course the job STILL isn't materialized, but... I've been dealing with that situation since July, so... what's a few more days one way or the other?

I came to California to reestablish bonds with my family. I told myself that I'd taken a fifteen year journey to find myself and now it was time to go home, but in reality, it seems that I'm still finding myself, and that process will never end.

There's so much I want to do, and so many things I want to be... and I have all of you to thank for your encouragement and suport so far. It means alot to me.

I also want to thank Sky for being a friend, and taking two weeks out of her own life to help me get mine back on track. For helping me to see that there's more to me than a LiveJournal, or a website, or a job.

Who knows what's coming down the road. The path is veiled in a fog of the unknown. But if we knew what was coming, it would be boring, wouldn't it?

Moving forward