BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

more stuff ...

I wonder what the hell's happening with my web server ... this stuff was supposed to stay up all month, but my little "BTRIPP" graphic is not loading, and I've not been able to pull up all day (although I have been able to get mail). Damn, that whole Winstar thing is a pain in the ass. It now looks like we're going to end up going with the damn AT&T 7/7 plan since we use them for long-distance anway ... it will be nice to get dial-up for just $7/mo and we'll be saving 3¢/minute over our current long distance package, but I'll have to put up with that little "surfing bar" thing and having them logging where the hell I'm visiting. That sucks.

Had one good thing happen today ... got a new Unicity Network sign-up ... he's a real old guy (late 70's) and doesn't "get" the web part of this, but he's been a life-long sales guy and he's looking for something to do (and set up for his kids), so I'm anticipating that he'll at least be active. Had a 2.5 hour lunch with him today and did all the paperwork. I already miss the "old new comp plan" ... the new one has so much stuff in it, that I can barely get a handle on it, let alone try to explain it ... the one it replaced I was able to do on the back of a napkin. Oh well ... they tell me it's much more lucrative. I like lucrative.

Ran off from lunch to 2U to work on the web site ... didn't actually get anything done on the site, but did manage to get all the pics off of these posters for the page I'm doing on the building fund ... somebody supposedly had scans of that stuff, but kept sending me vacation pics instead ... I figure after two months of trying to get the damn pictures for the site, I'd take matters in my own hands and grab the originals ... now I have to scan them. I had just enough time to get those (and replace them with xerox copies on the posters) and then to get down to pick up Daughter #1 for her martial arts class. Run, run, run all day ... finally get back to my computer at about 7pm and find 100 posts to the Friends list. Just now getting caught up. I need to sleep.

                    CURRENTS OUT OF TIME

                    these illusions
                    with the shadows
                    of that reality
                    we act and drive
                    press at the bounds
                    but have nothing left
                    when day is done

                    so many trials
                    so many wasted hours
                    we try so hard
                    to build new worlds
                    within these frames
                    but all our efforts
                    fall away
                    like castles of dry sand

                    once again
                    temptation comes
                    to allow ourselves
                    to dare believe
                    that we might yet
                    carve out a home
                    from threatening walls
                    and crueller stone

                    but we can not
                    in truth believe
                    because of wounds
                    deep in our soul
                    the marks of hopes
                    ripped from the flesh
                    leaving gaps to scab
                    and turn to scars

                    still the tides
                    sometimes appear
                    to move new ways
                    as if from alien moons
                    and we find a wondering
                    if the universe might change
                    and let us have our way
                    to finally be at last

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2001 by Brendan Tripp

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