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Good to be alive

2002-07-02 16:45:25+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Within two minutes of the ferry departure, I'm running across the parking lot towards the terminal, fumbling with my wallet, realizing that somehow I've left my TransLink card at home, when a woman sees my distress and hands me a ticket. On the ferry, most of the inside seats were full, so I sat on the back deck, watching the spray fly up behind us, the tanker with its tugboat escort on the way to the refinery in the east bay, Alcatraz in the mist, with the outline of the Golden Gate Bridge appearing occasionally through the fog, the cold wind tossing my hair in my eyes... I was reading some ebook on my Palm[Wiki], but watching the other ferries leave wake as they scurried on their way, and passing the big lumbering container ships, I realized that the story contained there couldn't match up with the world. Most days are good days to be alive, but this one feels more that way.

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#Comment made: 2002-07-03 01:06:29+00 by: ebradway

So, were you on your way to work to deal with Windows Installer? I bet that 'good to be alive' feeling ended 30 minutes after getting to work...

One of the problems I've had getting back to work is the feeling that being poor is better than dealing with shit work.

#Comment made: 2002-07-03 11:11:06+00 by: Pete

Thanks for sharing that moment, Dan.

#Comment made: 2002-07-03 17:14:48+00 by: Dan Lyke

Eric, yesterday not even the fact that the Microsoft CLI dumps unlabeled exceptions on some user machine configurations on startup, before even getting to our code, rained on my blues. Something about the elements in my face and the wind in my hair just makes my day. Todd can tell stories about storms at Burning Man...

#Comment made: 2002-07-04 14:21:10+00 by: meuon

the little random acts of kindness and good karma make life worth living.