Chet The Scribe

My name is Chet Meeks. I am a 32 year old sociologist. I started this blog so that I can write about the things that interest me. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

#8: Ben



Treatment #8 was covered by my friend Ben. Ben flew in from Albuquerque, NM, where he works as a government spy.

Kidding -- sort of.

Ben and I met in Albany, about 9 years ago. We were young and foolish. We both loved classical music, and I used to attend Ben's performance of "The Messiah" every year. For those of you who do not know, it takes quite a bit of effort to sit through the Messiah, especially on the hard wood seats of Troy's Fleet Bank Music Center, where Ben used to perform. But I used to enjoy going to see Ben perform this and other pieces every year when he was part of the Classical Singers and Albany Promusica. He has a nice voice, among other things. My favorite was when Ben and Albany Promusica performed Verdi's requiem at a really, really old Catholic church in Albany. It was beautiful.

I have a favorite memory of Ben. When I first met him, he was an officer in the Navy. Ben spent his young adulthood spending 6-month stints on submarines! This isolation explains his tenaciousness and character, by the way. Anyway, I used to hassle Ben all the time to salute me. He never would, claiming that it was a very specific gesture only meant to be used in certain situations and to certain people. But one night, after several glasses of wine, I was walking Ben back to his car. I trailed behind him, bothering him the whole while to salute me. Finally, just as Ben got to his car, he spun around on one heel. His heels clicked together like thunder, and his right hand shot up, making a sound as it whipped through the air. And he saluted me. It sent shivers down my spine.

This treatment was pretty easy. Wednesday, of course, was awful. But Thursday Ben and I went to campus to see my friend Wendy give a talk about her new book, with her co-author, Barbara. We had a good time. It's unusual that I'm able to pack in this much activity during a treatment. I think Ben thoroughly enjoyed himself, as he commented that he never knew Birth (the subject of Wendy's talk) was so complicated and interesting.

Friday was a pretty bad day, but I got through it -- mostly on the sofa. Ben rubbed my feet (yes, Carla and Henry, my feet). Saturday, Ben and I went to breakfast at the Flying Biscuit. Then we went to Outwrite Books, and bought some stuff to read (Hollinghurst's "Swimming Pool Library" for Ben, and a book on dissent in America, for me). After that, we went to see Pan's Labyrinth, a truly gory movie which illustrates the horror of Franco's Spain (just in case you were under the illusion that fascists were nice and played by the rules). Then we were joined by Jody, Andy, and Lexy. We went to dinner at La Fonda, yum yum. Lexy was quite concerned about the fact that Uncle Chet no longer has any hair. "Hair gone," she kept exclaiming. When asked where my hair went, she replied: "Hair went byebye." I tried to tell her that Uncle Chet's hair would grow back in time, but she just kept looking at my bald head with a furrowed brow and a look of deep concern. She seemed to like feeling the top of my head, but would then instruct me to "put hat back on," so that she wouldn't have to look at my naked melon any longer. Sweet girl, that Lexy.

Ben left today (Sunday). He's going to move from Albuquerque to Seattle, where his boyfriend Marc works for Microsoft (he helps design the XBox). Ben is going to earn a pile of money in Seattle and then open up an organic sheep farm on an island in the Puget sound. I can't wait!!! I love cheese!

Ben is also going to support me during my retirement. Thanks in advance, Ben.

11 Comments:

Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 10.08
nike free, michael kors, christian louboutin, oakley sunglasses, nike outlet, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet online, uggs on sale, michael kors handbags, chanel handbags, burberry outlet, louis vuitton handbags, tory burch outlet, ray ban sunglasses, kate spade, uggs on sale, louboutin shoes, replica watches, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, ralph lauren polo, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ralph lauren outlet, tiffany jewelry, christian louboutin, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, burberry factory outlet, prada handbags, michael kors outlet, gucci handbags, louboutin uk, cheap jordans, replica watches, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet store, oakley sunglasses, uggs on sale, uggs outlet, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, uggs outlet

7:29 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

converse, longchamp pas cher, nike air max, coach outlet store online, longchamp soldes, hogan sito ufficiale, new balance, coach purses, nike roshe uk, hollister uk, vans pas cher, nike air max pas cher, lunette oakley pas cher, michael kors outlet online, burberry pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK, polo ralph lauren uk, vanessa bruno pas cher, mulberry uk, abercrombie and fitch, hermes pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors, coach outlet, nike roshe run pas cher, michael kors uk, coach outlet, true religion outlet, lululemon outlet, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, ralph lauren pas cher, nike free, north face uk, polo lacoste pas cher, true religion outlet, nike air force, north face pas cher, nike free pas cher, kate spade outlet, nike tn pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, louboutin pas cher, timberland pas cher, true religion outlet, sac guess pas cher, jordan pas cher, ray ban uk, lunette ray ban pas cher

7:31 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

nike trainers uk, nike air max, lululemon outlet, nike roshe run, salvatore ferragamo, soccer shoes, ghd hair, beats by dre, new balance shoes, louboutin, nike air huarache, mcm handbags, softball bats, vans scarpe, polo ralph lauren, abercrombie and fitch, wedding dresses, babyliss pro, abercrombie, chi flat iron, converse shoes outlet, hollister clothing, herve leger, instyler ionic styler, p90x workout, ray ban, oakley, converse, mac cosmetics, hollister, longchamp uk, jimmy choo outlet, valentino shoes, iphone cases, north face outlet, bottega veneta, soccer jerseys, hermes handbags, vans outlet, giuseppe zanotti, asics running shoes, nfl jerseys, reebok outlet, gucci, celine handbags, mont blanc, insanity workout, nike air max, north face outlet, timberland boots, michael kors, longchamp bags

7:33 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

canada goose jackets, ugg uk, toms shoes, swarovski jewelry, barbour jackets uk, doke & gabbana, moncler pas cher, moncler jackets, moncler, montre pas cher, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose outlet, links of london uk, moncler outlet, pandora charms, canada goose uk, moncler uk, michael kors outlet, pandora uk, louis vuitton, marc jacobs, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora jewelry, canada goose jackets, ugg pas cher, moncler, thomas sabo uk, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, barbour, canada goose pas cher, karen millen uk, hollister, michael kors outlet online, sac louis vuitton, michael kors handbags, wedding dresses uk, sac louis vuitton, coach outlet, louis vuitton, bottes ugg pas cher, juicy couture outlet, swarovski uk, moncler, canada goose, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton uk, lancel, replica watches, canada goose outlet, moncler
ninest123 10.08

7:35 PM  
Blogger Cran Jane said...

North Face Jackets Prada Outlet Burberry Outlet Hollister Clothing Ferragamo Shoes Tiffany Jewelry Tiffany Outlet NFL Jerseys Cheap Jordans Oakley Outlet North Face Outlet Burberry Outlet North Face Outlet Skechers Shoes
Chan Luu Sale Toms Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Toms Shoes Sale Beats By Dr Dre Coach Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Oakley Sunglasses Valentino Shoes Burberry Outlet
Oakley Eyeglasses Michael Kors Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Online Coach Purses Kate Spade Outlet Toms Shoes North Face Outlet Coach Outlet Gucci Belt North Face Jackets Oakley Sunglasses Toms OutletLouis Vuitton Outlet North Face Outlet

2:05 AM  
Blogger dong dong23 said...

kobe bryant shoes
michael kors outlet online
christian louboutin flats
lebron james shoes
louis vuitton outlet
cheap jordans
michael kors outlet
nike air max
cheap oakleys
cheap oakley sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses
nike roshe flyknit
air jordan pas cher
kobe 9
christian louboutin sale
coach outlet online
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
michael kors
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet clearance
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
nike store
nike sb shoes
nike huarache shoes
beats wireless headphones
michael kors uk
michael kors outlet clearance
coach outlet online
cheap jordans
nike blazers
louis vuitton outlet
nike air force 1
tiffany and co
20166.3wengdongdong

8:38 PM  
Blogger Eric Yao said...

Burberry Belt Tory Burch Boots Louis Vuitton Belt Ferragamo Belt Marc Jacobs Handbags Lululemon Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes True Religion Outlet Tommy Hilfiger Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet Coach Outlet Red Bottoms Kevin Durant Shoes New Balance Outlet Adidas Outlet Coach Outlet Online Stephen Curry Jersey Vans Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet
Ugg Boots Sale UGGS For Women Skechers Go Walk Adidas Yeezy Boost Adidas Yeezy Adidas NMD Coach Outlet North Face Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet Puma Outlet Polo Outlet
Under Armour Outlet Under Armour Hoodies Herve Leger MCM Belt Nike Air Max Louboutin Heels Jordan Retro 11 Converse Outlet Nike Roshe Run UGGS Outlet North Face Outlet

6:07 PM  
Blogger xjd7410@gmail.com said...

ray ban sunglasses
nike air force 1
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach outlet online
christian louboutin outlet
pandora jewelry
hollister clothing store
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet stores
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
jordan concords
jordan 8s
ralph lauren outlet
longchamp handbags
jordans
mont blanc
ray bans
juicy couture
kate spade
oakley vault
polo ralph lauren
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
adidas shoes
true religion
nike air jordan
cheap oakley sunglasses
nike outlet store
jordan 11s
ray ban sunglasses
ray-ban sunglasses
kobe bryant shoes
ghd flat iron
nike running shoes
longchamp bags
louis vuitton
louis vuitton outlet
2016.7.8haungqin

12:28 AM  
Blogger Liu Liu said...

A week after three of the top four teams lost, another top team suffered a similar fate and cheap nfl jerseys this one might have cost Nike Roshe Run the season-long Heisman frontrunner his chance at the trophy.

Louisville came into Thursday’s pivotal contest Nike Air Max 90 with aspirations of louboutin outlet putting on NFL Jerseys a show worthy of a spot Nike Free Run in nfl jerseys store the top christian louboutin uk four of the College Football Playoff standings, but what resulted Nike Air Max 2015 Shoes was the exact wholesale nfl jerseys opposite. The Cardinals came out flat against an inspired christian louboutin shoes Houston team and were essentially run off the field in a 36-10 rout.

10:03 PM  
Blogger dong dong23 said...

polo shirts
kate spade handbags outlet
louis vuitton handbags
montblanc pens
louis vuitton bags
cheap air max shoes
tod's shoes outlet
ugg italia
true religion outlet
oklahoma city thunder jerseys
2016.12.16chenlixiang

12:03 AM  
Blogger eric yao said...

Coach Outlet http://www.coachoutletfactory-stores.us.com

North Face Outlet http://www.northface-outlets.com.co

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadefactoryoutlet.in.net

ED Hardy Outlet http://www.edhardypopsale.com

Coach Outlet Store Online http://www.coachstoreonline.in.net

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletstore.in.net

Cheap Jordans http://www.cheapjordansretro.us.com

Michael Kors Outlet Store http://www.michaelkorsoutletsstores.us.com

Coach Purses http://www.coachpurses.eu.com

Coach Outlet http://www.coachoutlet2016.us.com

Tory Burch Shoes http://www.toryburch-outlet.us.org

Longchamp Outlet http://www.longchampoutlet.in.net

Michael Kors Handbags http://www.innnov8.com

Coach Outlet http://www.innnovate.com

Red Bottom Shoes http://www.redbottomshoes.us.org

Moncler Jackets http://www.monclerdownjackets.us.com

North Face Outlet http://www.northfacestoreoutlet.in.net

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletstore.us.com

Moncler Outlet http://www.moncleroutletonline.in.net

Coach Factory http://www.maganates.com

Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachfactorysoutlet.in.net

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadesoutlet.us.com

Ray Ban Outlet http://www.raybanoutletstore.in.net

Christian Louboutin Shoes http://www.christianlouboutinshoes2016.in.net

North Face Outlet http://www.northfaceoutlets.us.org

Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachoutletstore.name

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletonline.name

Coach Outlet http://www.coach-outlets.us.org

Nike Roshe Run http://www.tanie-nikerosherun.pl

Buty Nike Air Max http://www.airmaxsprzedazdla.pl

Nike Air Max http://www.nikeairmax.us.org

Red Bottom Shoes http://www.redbottomshoe.in.net

Christian Louboutin Outlet http://www.christianlouboutinoutlet.us.org

Balenciaga Handbags http://www.balenciagaoutlets.us.com

Balenciaga Handbags http://www.balenciaga-handbags.us.com

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadefactoryoutlet.in.net

Toms Shoes http://www.tomshoesoutlet.us.com

Hermes Belt http://www.hermes-belts.us.com

Prada Outlet http://www.pradafactoryoutlet.com

Louis Vuitton Outlet http://www.louisvuittonsoutlet.us.com

North Face Outlet Store http://www.northfaceoutletstore.in.net

North Face Jackets http://www.north-face.in.net

North Face http://www.north-faceoutlets.us.com

Louis Vuitton Outlet http://www.louisvuitton-outlets.us.org

Timberland Boots http://www.timberland-outlets.us.com

Cheap Timberland Boots http://www.timberlandoutlet.us.com

Tory Burch Outlet http://www.outlettoryburch.us.com

Michael Kors Outlet http://www.michaelkorsoutletusa.us.com

Ralph Lauren Outlet http://www.ralphlaurenstoreoutlet.us.com

Gucci Shoes http://www.guccifactoryoutlet.name

Gucci Outlet http://www.guccioutletco.us.com

North Face Jackets http://www.northfacefactoryoutlet.us.com

Prada Outlet http://www.pradaoutlets.in.net

Hollister Clothing http://www.hollister-clothing.us.com

Ferragamo Shoes http://www.ferragamoshoes.us.org

Tiffany Outlet http://www.tiffany-outlets.us.com

Tiffany Outlet http://www.tiffanyco-outlet.us.com

NFL Jerseys http://www.nfljerseys.name

Toms Outlet http://www.outlettoms.us.com

Cheap Jordans http://www.cheapjordans.eu.com

North Face Outlet http://www.thenorthfaceoutlet.us.org

Michael Kors Outlet http://www.michael-korsoutletstores.us.com

Prada Handbags http://www.pradaoutlet.us.org

Chan Luu Sale http://www.chanluu.us.com

Toms Outlet http://www.tomsoutletstores.us.com

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletofficial.us.com

Beats By Dr Dre http://www.beatsbydrdre.us.org

Coach Outlet http://www.coachstoreoutlet.us.org

Christian Louboutin Shoes http://www.christianlouboutinshoe.eu.com

Valentino Shoes http://www.valentinoshoes.eu.com

Michael Kors Outlet http://www.michaelkorsoutlet.us.org

Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachfactoryoutlet.us.org

Coach Outlet Online http://www.coachoutletonlinestore.us.org

Coach Purses http://www.coachpurse.us.com

10:40 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home