notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Life in the Muck: Year Two

September 2006: moved back to Athens; took my first ever visit to LA; stopped dating someone via google chat; canceled a trip to Australia; got back into photography (getting the camera should have been listed under August); spent many quiet evenings wandering around Athens taking pictures; was driven to chills by a certain TV show

October 2006: visited Charlottesville; disappointed by the Del show at Starr Hill, but blown away by the opening act; newly single and unemployed, took to spending even more time in front of a computer ; dressed as M for Halloween ; grew increasingly frantic about not finding a jo

November 2006: along with Matt and more than half the country, celebrated; kinda started dating someone; got three jobs at once (Vision Video, Barnes & Noble, and at some chapel watching someone else run the lights for lame and arguably racist weddings); mourned an idol ; gained a pen pal

December 2006: good lord!; sincerely missed eating lunches with Ben; co-founded the short-lived Athens Film Club; learned something about Christmas; kinda stopped dating someone; started dating someone else, thus questioning my once immovable resolve that I am perfectly content being alone

January 2007: pft

February 2007: stopped dating someone, got back together with someone else; developed something of a dietary problem; continued to hang out with my great friend Paul, realizing things like this about myself; sold some sweet Star Wars merch; watched some comrades fall; started working at "the movie theater," a.k.a job number four

March 2007: turned 27; dropped off the face of the internet (i didn't post even once) ; worked, literally, almost 30 days straight leading into April (averaging about 12 hours a day); came to hate my new job; grew generally exhausted and depressed whilst turning into a work/alcoholic

April 2007: saw an inspired M. Ward concert in Asheville with my very patient and good friend Matt; saw Inland Empire; made a new friend; lost an old one; continued the trends of March

May 2007: witnessed the return to form of LOST; had some nightmares; learned that I just might hate the Swiss; started working my TV show idea

June 2007: watched one of the most brilliant finales in TV history, but the end of a show I've loved for years; learned that another great show, depite our best efforts, would not be returning; continued to write, work, drink, and watch the world go 'round

July 2007: quit this for this; continued the workaholic trend, but willfully; dreamed of a new TV obsession; signed up for this; foolishly considered throwing in the hat here in Muckland

And that brings me up to speed, as August isn't over yet.

In putting this together, I've realized that NFTM has been the constant in two years of tumultuous change. Despite my frequent desire to burn the whole damn thing to the ground, I'm glad it's been here. I'd love to see Matt and Ben put up a similar post in honor of our two year anniversary, and I hope meet back up in honor of our third. Maybe I'll even muster the courage to pop in once or twice in the meantime.