Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I'll be gone awhile
I've been trying to get hold of my landlord, and even though I can call the company, they're still not working very closely with me. I e-mailed one of the managers soon after I sent the lease back with a tentative moving date, and then confirmed it later. I just hope someone who knows I'm moving in is around on the 25th.
My lease goes into force tomorrow. I still have a few things yet to do here, and they should be done by the time I'm ready to go.
I'm going to miss this place much though. I have a lot of good, caring friends here. I hope I can garner the same where I'm going.
Till later, I'll leave you with a quotation from Mark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner's The Gilded Age:
"Your argument! Why, you were a witness."
"Oh, yes, to the popular eye, to the popular eye--but I knew when I was dropping information and when I was letting drive at the court with an insidious argument. But the court knew it, bless you, and weakened everytime! And Brabant knew it. I just reminded him of it in a quiet way, and its final result, and he said in a whisper, 'You did it, Colonel, you did it, sir--but keep it mum for my sake; and I'll tell you what you do,'says he, 'you go into the law, Col. Sellers--go into the law, sir; that'syour native element!' And into the law the subscriber is going. There's worlds of money in it!--whole worlds of money! Practice first in Hawkeye, then in Jefferson, then in St. Louis, then in New York! In the metropolis of the western world! Climb, and climb, and climb--and windup on the Supreme bench. Beriah Sellers, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, sir! A made man for all time and eternity! That's the way I block it out, sir--and it's as clear as day--clear as the rosy-morn!"