There was wildlife galore, on the 130 mile trip between here and the Detroit Metro Airport. I counted about 13 dead deer on the highway, as well as 7 turkeys on my round trip run to drop my aunt at the airport. While it's not unusual to see dead deer on Michigan highways, 13 in that trip is pretty extreme. And I'm pretty sure that I've never seen dead turkeys on the highways of southern Michigan at all. They aren't even all that common north of Big Rapids, but at least I've seen them up there. But today, I saw as many, if not more turkeys on this run, than I think I've ever seen as road kill.
What's more, there have been quite a few coyotes spotted in southern MI, over the last couple years. Coyotes have been virtually nonexistent much further south than Cadillac for most of my life. For several years there was a DNR bounty on coyotes and red tail foxes - presumably a bounty that's been lifted.
But back to today's adventures...
I'm pleased to announce that my aunt survived the trip to the airport and I managed the same. I even managed to be extremely polite and carry on a reasonable conversation that didn't involve any real conflict - and remarkably, there was no criticism forthcoming from my aunt. Probably why there was no conflict and she survived the trip... The ride back was actually pretty pleasant, though I may have been off on my deer count, because the large number of state troopers out was a bit distracting. Not that I'm a big speeder, but because they flitting about all over the place and it makes me very uncomfortable to be tailgated - especially at seventy some mph.
And I just smoked a few hits off my third cigarette of the day. I am not doing as well as I would like considering the start that I had, but I am doing pretty good and now that the semester is over and I am out of crunch time, I am getting back down. We'll see how long it takes, but since getting the e-cigarette a few weeks ago, I have smoked less than what would usually be a weeks worth of tobacco...
So now I am enjoying a decent cup of coffee, brewed at my preferred 73 degrees celsius. I am also enjoying the wonderful smell of onions, garlic and flank steak, emanating from the roaster in the kitchen. About the only thing missing, is the most beautiful and brilliant women in the world. Because I would love nothing more than to be wowing her with my prowess in the kitchen and, well...
My lovely roaster is filled with diced tomatoes, pureed sweet onion and garlic, chopped golden potatoes and vidalia onion, mushrooms and of course, a super sexy flank steak. Dinner will be late, but it's going to be most wonderful. And though I will be without the greatest women ever, my friend John will be joining me. I will just have to wow Juniper with my cooking at a later date.
I will also note that DuWayne will be getting more orgamanized with the blog. I have several things that I want to get writing about and have started actually outlining the topics and how I want to approach them. I have several posts to work on about me and how I became me, before I start with my next therapist in a few weeks. I also want to get into terrorism, protest and the rule of law, which will probably end up encompassing five or six posts - possibly more. There are some posts I would like to put up discussing addiction and some about gender, as well as some general neurological issue posts in the wings. Finally, I am going to start working on some posts about magical thinking - both religious and "medical." And of course there will be the random reactionary posts.
I figure that getting some decent outlines put together now, will make it easier to keep up with writing when the summer semester starts. I have a heavy schedule and this fall will also be pretty full, so I want to be well prepared to deal with the topics that have been bothering me and unfortunately neglected because I have trouble figuring out where to start.
I am also going to outline some posts for the Quitters blog and am desperately hoping that some others begin to post over there as well. I have had interest in a general addiction blog, but am not sure I want to go through the trouble, if I can't get others to post to the smoking blog. We'll see how it goes, I am hoping that getting some more posts up over there will get others going. And it may just be that a general addiction community will work out better - I certainly got a strong response to the possibility.
If anyone has any suggestions for what they would like to see me write about, let me know. I am not promising that I will prioritize entirely according to what others want to read, but I am definitely willing to take that into consideration....(For the record, the smell coming from the kitchen is really hot - not quite as sexy as my love, but pretty sexy just the same)