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Name: Roger L. Smith
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Martinis at Midnight

Friday, July 30, 2004

the man comes around
the past 10 days have been filled with worry and anxiety.   i think i'm doing a little better tonight, but it's only because my problems have been deferred for another 8 weeks.

i'm listening to cash - Johnny Cash "the man comes around"  this record puts all my feelings right now into a nice little package. 

i think i'll blog the events of the  last month or two over the next few days or so.

every day, it seems like "the man comes around"


Thursday, July 29, 2004

there's been a lot on my mind the last week or so.
i may have to visit a couple hospitals to have some operations that i'd rather not have.
i suppose in the long run, it'll be beneficial to have some problems corrected, but at this point these problems seem rather minor.  what do i know though....

i'll know tomorrow (today now) what i need to have done.
i'm scared....

Thursday, July 22, 2004

things are changing.  that would normally be a good thing, but not this time.  i may have to go through some things that i don't want to, and that scares me.  more on this subject at another time.

i've recently uploaded martinis at midinight to myspace.com.  if you haven't checked out myspace.com, you should.

i have a cool new place at myspace, check it out:  http://www.myspace.com/rogersmith

anyhow, my life is changing.  i'll keep blogging through all of this as much as i can.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

livestrong day 1

today i got a package in the mail from Lance Armstrong.

since the mid 80's i've been a huge bike racing fan. seems like yesterday i was rooting for 7-11 in the tour de france. i tried my hand at racing and was completely humiliated. it seemed better for me to ride a chair behind a computer.... regretfully that's what i have done for the last 15+ years.

i felt the euphoria when Greg LeMond became the first american to win the tour. i watched every weekend and read in the newspaper the results of every stage. LeMond was my hero. if an american could win the tour, things would certainly be changing.

then along came Lance. cancer survivor. bike monster. i'm sure by now, you know the story.

last week i ordered a livestrong wrist band, and today the mailman delivered it. it is my way of helping Lance help people with cancer.

a long time ago, a very close friend of mine died from cancer. there was nothing i could do.

hopefully, the drop in the bucket that i made will help somebody beat this disease.

i'm on day 1 and i don't ever plan on taking it off.

thank you Lance

Thursday, July 01, 2004

i have never been more impressed with such a great string of major accomplishments. NASA, my hat is off to you. the past six months have been incredible!

putting the cassini-huygens into saturn's orbit was an astounding accomplishment. i can't wait to read the stories that will follow.

everything and everyone has good times and bad times, it is just part of nature. NASA has shown the world, the universe, how to come back. NASA has earned a level of respect from me that is not easily matched.

i'd like to congratulate NASA and all the countries involved in the cassini-huygens success.

the women and men that make days like today are my heroes.


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