10 years ago the power went out across the North-East; according to the static-filled radio broadcast I picked up sitting in the car it was the beginning of the end. I remember standing out in the backyard, staring at the huge plume of black smoke bellowing from the Petro-Canada plant a few miles away. I figured it had been bombed by the Taliban or something (it’s a little known fact that south Halton is a meeting place for rebels and ne’er-do-wells). Laura had taken the kids for the weekend to her friend Kim’s cottage, I was home alone. After a few hours of sitting outside enjoying the distant sirens I decided there was only 1 thing to do - eat all the ice cream in the freezer. We’d recently purchased a couple of gallons and I knew the longer the power was out the less chance it had to survive. I spent a few hours working through it as best I could and eventually passed out.The TV, air conditioner and lights blasted on at 3am waking me up, I let the dog out and went to bed. Nothing in the fridge or freezer spoiled, the black smoke was just something that backed up into the chimney when the power went out, the sirens probably weren’t even there. The ice cream was all gone.
So 10 years later (to the day), I’m home alone and decided to have a bowl of ice cream. Ate it downstairs, fell into my mid-evening nap and woke up to some stupid reality show. Went upstairs to find that I had left the ice cream melting on the counter. And Laura? She’s at her friend Kim’s cottage.
I think I hear sirens.
Always nice to hit “random” on ye’ old digital media player and find tunes from days gone by that I’d forgotten about. This is one of them … the lyrics really don’t apply to me, I just think they’re pretty awesome. Would love to see these guys in concert (touring with the Wallflowers apparently) but doesn’t look like they’re coming to the great white north. Roadtrip?
Blue morning, Blue morning
Wrapped in strands of fist and bone.
Curiosity, Kitten, doesn’t have to mean you’re on your own.
Your can look outside your window,
He doesn’t have to know.
We can talk a while, baby.
We can take it nice and slow.
Well, are you happy where you’re sleepin’?
Does he keep you safe and warm?
Does he tell you when you’re sorry?
Does he tell you when you’re wrong?
I’ve been watching you for hours.
It’s been years since we were born.
We were perfect when we started…
I’ve been wondering where we’ve gone.
Well, I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow
Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there counting crows.
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for girls and four for boys,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told.
There’s a bird that nests inside you
Sleeping underneath your skin.
Yeah, when you open up your wings to speak
I wish you’d let me in.
Open up your eyes
You can see the flames, flames, flames.
Of your wasted life.
You should be ashamed.
- Romeo: This is the last ball in the bag. This gets wet, we're disqualified.
- Roy: I can make it across.
- Romeo: Then do it. Quit fucking around.
Every day I come by your house and I pick you up. And we go out. We have a few drinks, and a few laughs, and it’s great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I get to your door, ‘cause I think, maybe I’ll get up there and I’ll knock on the door and you won’t be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don’t know much, but I know that.