Sunday, November 26, 2006

Die Heretic Scum!!

A heretic visited Arcosanti today. He had the balls to suggest that if the way Arco has been run in the past has resulted in essentially stasis for 20 years, maybe something different should be tried. At least management had the decency to just show him the door rather than burning him at the stake.

The longer I'm here, the more this place reminds me of a the fundamentalist church I used to be a part of. Mainly, the bull-headed insistence that things must be done as they have been done in the past even if it means driving the whole fucking show off a cliff. At least here, I'm not responsible for anything more demanding than deciding if I use a 6-penny or an 8-penny nail to fix something. The most fun I've been having is pretending complete ignorance no matter what. Last week, the department I work for went out to cut firewood. When I was asked if I had ever used a chainsaw, I just shrugged and mumbled "once or twice." I actually owned the exact same chainsaw that Arco has, and I've been cutting firewood since I was twelve. But I figure it's better to let them think I'm completely ignorant of everything, and just an exceptionally fast learner.

Playing with people is so much fun. Of course, I'm immensely enjoying not giving a shit as well. If things don't work out here, I'm sure I can find some little island in the tropics to crash on.

Well, so much for now. I'll try to post more consistently, but don't bet on it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Religion of Peace?

Now the sand niggers are taking the heads of teen-age Christian girls as trophies. Nice. Real manly of the assholes as well.

Fuck Islam. Kill them all. Rid the world of this pestilence.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Another Location Update

Changed my location to Arcosanti in Mayer, Arizona. Been here a few nights and there are a lot of things to like, some things I don't really care for. But on the whole, it is a definite improvement. The best part is finally getting back to the high desert after being away for 35 years. Even if living at Arcosanti is a pain in the ass in every other way, the location alone is worth it. And you don't have to shovel sunshine. Right now, it is sunny and the temperature will be near 80 degrees this afternoon. The site is perfect in every way right down to a nice afternoon breeze that every structure is designed to funnel through the living spaces to blow out the warm stale air just before bedtime.

One thing I've noticed; I don't know if it is the altitude, the quiet, or what, but I have been sleeping 10 or 12 hours a night. I never sleep more than 6 or 8 normally. Maybe my body is just trying to make up for the last several years of chronic sleep deprivation. Or maybe it's part of the adjustment to living at high altitude. I hope it isn't permanent. I'd hate to just be trading the time I'm saving not driving to work for time in bed asleep.

Anyway, I'm taking pictures at a furious rate, but I haven't really had time to sort through and get them in shape to load up onto my pathetic, neglected Flickr account. Maybe I can get to it someday if I can stay up past 8pm.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Arizona At Last

Spending my first night in Arizona. More when I have some time, but I made it in one piece. I have one or two hours of driving to get to Arcosanti tomorrow, then I am done driving for a very long time.