Cabin fever

Unless you’re not from around here or you’ve been stuck under a rock you know that Portland has had one of the worst storms in recent history, which of course is awesome. Loads of snow and ice have bombarded us, effectively shutting down the city and causing everyone to ‘hole up’ and not leave their house. For me I am in heaven. As long as the lights are on and the heat is blowing I’m good to go. I’ve been alone now for 3 days with no human contact. I’ve had a few phone conversations but that’s about it. No one’s here, no one bugs me, no one expects anything of me. The day, the night is mine. I LOVE IT. Not that I don’t like people, but with nowhere to go, and nothing to do I can do anything! So I do nothing! ha. Actually I’ve cleaned loads, sold some things online, did some reading and an insane amount of guitar playing. I find it funny how many friends are going a little crazy. They’re willing to dig themselves out of the snow, struggle to put chains on their car, slip and slide down the road and all for what? For a few hours of work, or to go down to the store? What did people do 100 years ago when it snowed really bad and they lived in a tiny house out in the country? It’s interesting that no one can sit still. Kind of sad in my opinion. I like to be alone with my thoughts and sort through stuff. I used to think that solitary confinement in prison would be just allllllright. Much like this Far Side cartoon…

the guards would have to tell me to stop singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for the 83rd time “GALILEO, galileo GALIlEO FIGAROOOOOOOO” I do all the parts when I sing it and it is quite spectacular. My brain is always going.

But even though I like me I suppose it is good to have some human contact from time to time. I felt myself getting pretty goofy this afternoon and making myself laugh over stupid things (more than normal). I played the guitar for a long time and kept getting more and more hyper until this came out. I was getting a little crazy and took it out on the guitar, I had to tone down my dancing for the video. Maybe I should get out.


  1. Phil said,

    December 23, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

    Is that my amp I hear? Looks like you need a shower.

  2. Phil Steller said,

    December 24, 2008 @ 4:44 am

    I need human contact.

    I was happy to get over to Portland to spend time with friends and family before the worst of it hit. Now I’m back at work… since I live close enough to walk. I certainly could have called in and not went… but I’d just lose more vacation time. Too bad my work doesn’t just close, but they never do. I think it would take 10 feet (not a 9′-9″ like Goliath’s height, no sir! You have to be able to slam dunk to get over this heap) of snow for them to officially close.

  3. mego said,

    December 24, 2008 @ 8:38 am

    Yay!- finally a new blog… You have been quite a hermit, as I think your tufts of hair sticking all over your head is proof that you’ve had no human contact ;).

    But you’re rocking on the guitar… very cool use of time.. hope you’ll come out of your cave soon, so we can see you again. we miss you!! come over and play in the snow with your nieces :).

  4. Amy said,

    December 26, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

    Wow, I don’t even have a snowstorm…just a little time off of work, and I’m going a little stir crazy :) I just gotta have my outside fix, despite it all! If I was there, I’d probably have pneumonia by now and my camera frozen to my hands. I hope you’re having happy holidays Micah! I wish I could see your new vid…but I got a new computer and I’m having more problems with this thing, than I ever did on my old computer *sigh* :(

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