Saturday, July 30, 2011


I thought things would get easier after the winter but I was wrong. Every weekend here is worse than the one before. This is becoming the third most depressing time in my life and it's quickly catching up to the first two (Shanghai Spring 1996 and Vegas Summer 2007). The show for the night is Restless Heart followed by fireworks at 11 on the Fair grounds. I barely made it until 10pm, any longer I would have been in tears for no reason. I felt like I was starring in a anti-depressant drug commercial. Just about everyone here I know is supporting our pharmaceutical industry by consuming mass amount of little white pills, something I'd like to avoid if I can help it. Depressed and irritable I went for a drive on the dark country road and caught the fireworks on my way back into town.

50 Year Cat Celebration

Big 50 year celebration in town for a certain well known snowmobile company. Of course, back where I came from going to the Cat meant a completely different thing. In an effort to have some social life on a Friday night I tagged along with a friend from work only to be bored to death listening to the same big people making the same small talks. Although the town might be small but there is no shortage of kids. There is nothing sadder than seeing a gorgeous 6-year-old girl and knowing she's only going to grow up to 19, have kids with a total looser, work a low paying job and blow up to be 300lbs. This is the future of America. Happy cheese curds.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bye Bye Bug

Another weekend in the Cities to return my Bug. Kind sad but it was time to part ways. It was lovely having you buggie. I'll miss you! Hope they find you a good home soon. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Night at the Fair

The fair is in town for the week. I feel like I just went back in time to that HBO series on Carnivàle.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday Night

The hot day concluded with a beautiful evening. If I was in Rochester I would have dinner on the canal, go to Park Ave and take a walk along East Ave or go to the lake. Out here, once again, I have nothing to do and nowhere to go. I ended up buying a tub of ice cream. Ok, it's fat free frozen yogurt but it's still pretty depressing.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Someone asked today if I like camping. I said, I feel like I'm camping out here everyday except I have air condition and no bugs. There were weekend over the winter where I didn't see another living soul until Monday morning in the office. Anyone requiring more remoteness need to be seriously examined for being a part of a sadistic cult.

On a separate note, Louis Vuitton in NYC is hiring a Customs Compliance Manager! Wow, now that's a position I'd like to be aspire to someday.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Family in The Cities

When people ask me how did my parents' visit go I tell them, "Great! They really enjoyed the cities." A long weekend was just long enough to catch up and short enough to avoid any bodily harm. My toothbrush is too big, my knife is too sharp, my car is too girlie and my bed is too soft. It doesn't take long to make one wonder if there's anything I can do right. Do I really want to impose this on another human being? The older I get the lesser I feel that I should procreate. Thankfully no biological clock ticking yet.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Visit

My parents are here visiting over the 4th of July weekend. Given that they just drove two days to get here I decided it was only appropriate for me to take a day off from work to show them around town. We spent a couple of minutes driving around last night. Everywhere we went kids would gather to look and shout "Chinese people!" My mother was too horrified to even gather a response. Now it's clear, when people look at me in other places they might be checking me out, here, they look at us like zoo animals.
Anyways, the river walk in the morning was somewhat enjoyable. We made a few good photos. Having nowhere to take them out for meals we made our own lunch and dinner with whatever I had in the fridge. We also walked around Walmart in the afternoon. My parents were relieved to see that I have a place to go to get the essentials. Still, that doesn't say a whole lot. We watched "New in Town" in the evening. Yes, this is just like the movie minus the nice people and the executive salary.