Brezsny, for June 10th, says:
From an astrological perspective, last January wasn't an ideal time to make New Year's resolutions. I'd be surprised if you kept any of the promises you made back then. On the other hand, now is a perfect moment to make New Year's-type resolutions. Here are a few free samples to inspire you. 1. "I resolve to seek out conversations that are so intense and interesting that I lose track of time." 2. "While in the throes of road rage, I resolve to howl like a wolf." 3."I resolve to unashamedly pray for cash, enjoy how messy my room is, and sing along loudly with the muzak in public places."
Well, number one is taken care of. That one's easy, though. Number two is odd. I don't get really frustrated on roads these days. Three? Dunno. My room's not all that messy. I'm an atheist, so I don't pray, and I'm doing pretty well for cash (not perfectly, but well). Guess I could sing along with muzak. It's harder in Japan.
Urgh. I got lost looking for Nakano gardens yesterday, so I did a couple of hours of suburban (but very hilly) hiking, then an hour or two of hard hiking in Nakano itself, and a couple of hours before and after of normal (but decently quick) walking in a regular urban setting. All of this was with about 30 lbs of backpack. My legs aren't thrilled with me.
Yeah, yeah, rightkindofme is more hard-core than I am, and carries a heavier backpack. Leave me to my wussiness. I did, at least, close out the local bar, outlasting even the Welshman, and staggered home at 4:30. *And* I was up again by 9:30.