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Tuesday, July 30, 2002
This is my first Blog in a bit. Sorry, it's summer. Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. This is my first blog in way too long and ... stop touching my leg, Father, if you please.

Actually though, with each passing second, we are one second closer to Football and here in the High Desert The World's Largest Balloon Fiesta. I met a woman the other day through our membership in the Albuquerque Convention and Visitor's Bureau. She once knew (still does, I guess) Bill Gates, who by the way lived in the 'Burque area for a time. Anyway, she claims the Balloon Fiesta is a thing of the Past; that since 9-11, high security issues and higher entry fees will cause its demise. According to her sources, the new thing for 'young people' is cars... race cars that is. She seemed very interested in making money, so she's probably right . Personally though , I think not. There will always be a few million Hot Air Balloons going off here in the first two weeks of October, no matter what she says. Anyway, my absolute favorite season in New Mexico is approaching. Besides, a lot more than hot air balloons begin to happen soon ...

The green chiles from Hatch are being picked this week. The uniquely delightful smell of neighborhood chile roasters starts soon. My first year in New Mexico (1985) I tried to prepare green chiles for the table. No one told me about carefully washing one's hands after touching the chiles. I touched something else after cutting the green chiles and, Dude, I learned a fast lesson . Chiles have a great deal of Capsaicin
on their skins, a chemical that is very strong and hot. And that chemical should be washed from your hands before going to the bathroom!! DUH!

For a zillion years I was a school teacher. Guess I'll always be a 'teacher' of sorts. My love for Fall as a seasonless Florida Native was always tarnished by the fact that I had to 'go back to work.' Now that I am a self-employed billionaire here on the world wide web with dollars flying in hand over foot, I can say without reservation to hell with school starting and just get on with the rest of my life as a Lover of All things Autumnal.

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Sunday, July 21, 2002
Guest columnist Debra Landau, wife to Capn' Chaos:

Friday night we rented Dick. The best part about renting Dick is the C student behind the Blockbuster counter saying, "So, you're getting Dick?"

As you might have guessed, I didn't like Dick. Which is not to say that I don't like dick. Obviously, I do like saying "dick." It's fun.

But Dick just left me feeling cold, an experience I don't want from something named "dick." Other than a few fine comedians doing pretty good imitations of sleazy Nixon cabinet members, the movie pretty much offered ... well ... uh ... DICK!

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Friday, July 19, 2002
Here's a new and cool blog to visit; just f-e-e-e-e-l the blogness.

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Thursday, July 04, 2002
Happy Independence Day
from all of us to all of you...

The Stars and Bars fly high over BunnytownUSA

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So much Chaos,
So little time.

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