On Columbus, Hurricane Wilma, Pumpkin Carving, 2005 UPA Club Championships

Well… so much has happened in the last week or so it’s all kind of piled up on top of each other.
Two Saturdays ago I went to the beach and dinner with Cam’s family; Sunday I spent with Hugo and Patrícia; Monday Hurricane Wilma did its thing (thankfully not here, though I should note some people not too far South of here lost power); Tuesday-Thursdayish I was blogless as davin.ws was getting maintenance; Friday I was volunteering at the 2005 UPA Club Championships (to determine the best Ultimate Frisbee team in the United States and Canada); Friday night I spent at a pumpkin-carving party at Mankow’s in St. Pete; Saturday I volunteered 8am-7:00pm at the Club Championships again; Saturday night I spent at Darren’s with Cam, Patrícia and Melissa watching hockey (Leafs-Senators and Canucks-Avalanche); Sunday I was back out at the UPA Club Championships, this time arriving at the fields at 7:30 because the time change caught me off guard; I stayed until 7pm and headed over to Cam and Melissa’s with Nkosi and Patrícia for another pumpkin carving; I brought my already-carved pumpkin along for a little cleanup (Cam has pics up). Finally, last night I had Patrícia and Nkosi over for some Hallowe’en Buffy; we watched Fear, Itself and Hush, and threw in Doomed too. Oh, I miss those characters. (D’oh. The not-yet-released 7-season box set just went up $40 to $169.99. Watch, I’ll probably buy it anyway 🙂
And that brings you up-to-date. Hil and Bri are coming down to visit in 9 days — we’re planning on hitting the Keys — that is, if there is anything to hit. Research begins today.

World on Fire


[Credit to O’Neal Jones III, from whom I shamelessly stole this image.]

Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You’re not alone in these stories pages
The light has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I’ll try to hold it in
Yeah I’ll try to hold it in
We part the veil on our killer sun
Stray from the straight line on this short run
The more we take the less we become
The fortune of one man means less for some
I watch the heavens but I find no calling
Something I can do to change what’s coming
Stay close to me while the sky’s falling
I dont wanna be left alone don’t wanna be alone
The world’s on fire it’s more than I can handle
I’ll tap into the water try and bring my share
Try to bring more, more than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able

This song — Sarah McLachlan – World On Fire (JunkieXL Remix) — and other beautiful music, can be found in AFK (aka ariz0na aka Davin aka my brother)’s set in last month’s Pacific Front Sessions. Look for the download link underneath the “Session 1: AFK” tracklist.