Thursday, October 01, 2009

Take the ride as far as anyone can go

Well hello there. Did you miss me? Thought so. If you're curious, here's what I've been up to while I've been neglecting my blog:

- Took my kids to Slide Rock State Park in Sedona.





- Started a new job, teaching part time at a small college here in town.

- Saw Cracker play at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock. Good concert. They played for two straight hours. And that's not even counting the opening band, which was . . . one of the members of Cracker.

- Defended my dissertation. And passed. But you already knew that.

- Spent a few days biking in the mountains of Utah, and spent the evenings soaking in a hot tub on the deck of the cabin. There were some beautiful fall colors.






- Visited my grandparents.

- Had a paper accepted into a good scientific journal with minor revisions.

- Went flyfishing.



22 comments:

Boxer said...

.... posting schnizz on facebook while ignoring my blog world....

Glad you're back. HERE.

kmwthay said...

Minnow! I've missed wading in your shallow waters! I hope you're refreshed! Just looking at these pictures makes me think I need to put Utah on my lists of places to see before I die. Beautiful.

Dee Ice Hole said...

WWELCOME BACK - And I did miss your blogging.

The Chase Files said...

Looks like you had a blast!

AnoMALIE said...

high five for visiting the grandparents :)
And the photos are grrreat too!

2 Dollar Productions said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate defending a dissertation to me . . . great pics as that kind of scenery and biking and getting outdoors is always a good idea. It's just never lasts as long as you would like it, eh?

BSH ADMIN said...

So... when you said "I have way too much going on right now both personally and professionally, and I'm not dealing with any of it very well." you actually meant: "I am way too busy having an fucking awesome time, I'll blog when I FEEL LIKE IT.

I see.

Native Minnow said...

Boxer, at least you got the facebook crap during my absence ;-)

Kmwthay, these pictures don't do it justice as I was usually too lazy to stop the car, so most of these could've been much better. There are many beautiful areas in Utah. It'd definitely be worth a couple of trips to take them all in.

Dee Ice, thank you.

Chase Files, I'll be honest, I felt empty during a lot of this, even though I shouldn't have. Leave it to me to still find a way to be unhappy about life even when surrounded by perfection.

$2, scenic areas like this almost always help me to feel better about things.

BSH, these trips were my way of trying to distract myself from the personal stuff once I got the professional stuff (i.e., the dissertation defense, settling into a new job) out of the way. It sort of worked. It sort of didn't. I'm feeling better than I did three weeks ago, but I'm still kind of in a funk.

Heff said...

Nice shots. And it's nice to hear that some bands still play for more than 1 hour.

steph said...

Congrats on all of your accomplishments -- sounds like lots of change, but good change.

I've been there in AZ. So awesome. And cold.

TROLL Y2K said...

Facebook is ghey. Great pics. Did you move to Arizona?

Native Minnow said...

Heff, the last few shows I've gone to have all been like this, so I've definitely left feeling like I got my money's worth.

Steph, there is some good change, but still a lot of uncertainty, which always sucks.

Troll, I didn't move to AZ, but my kids did. I just went down to visit them for Mr M's birthday.

Inklings said...

I'm glad you are blogging again, too, it helps me know what is going on in your life.

Boxer said...

meant to also say, I'm glad you got away for some R&R with your super cute kids.

Lightning Strikes said...

WELCOME BACK!!!! So excited!! I've missed your blog!! Awesome pictures, and I have to say I am jealous you got to take a fun trip!! :D

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I have got to Slide Rock State Park. Those pictures are awesome. Mr. M looks like a little bad-A. Lol Your kids are growing up too fast! I'm glad you're back to the blogging world...I missed you!

Gypsy said...

I missed you SO much. Sorry to hear that your fun times didn't completely do the trick but glad to hear you're part way there. Baby steps Minnow....it's still going forward...just slowly is all.

I'm glad you got to see the kids and that you have a part time job.

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BSH ADMIN said...

Boo. Well I'm glad you're back and I'm still jealous of your life.

PsychDoctor said...

Thanks for inviting me to the Green, D-BAG...

Amber said...

that sounds like some awesome stuff, it looks like a pretty fun time to be had - glad you're back! ;> and congrats on the new job and being published

Bill From Gainesville said...

LOVE SLIDE ROCK!