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Thursday, February 15, 2007
Off to see The Shins tonight. I don't know a thing about the other two bands that are playing: Viva Voice and The Giranimals. I only just downloaded Wincing the Night Away last night. I've given it a few listens and think I like it. Definitely like Sea Legs. It seems a little less personal than some of the other stuff. I also think it has a richer, fuller, more over-produced sound to it. That should even out live, I would expect. It wouldn't completely surprise me if sex and drugs, well alcohol at least, also played a part in the evening. Should be fun, but tomorrow's gonna be tough as I have a bunch of work to do early in the morning. It's the cost of the lifestyle, I reckon.
iPod + SI
The swimsuits really only get in the way. Hubba hubba! (may be nsfw)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Hope for the Public Schools
Mom: So, what kind of animals do you think we will see at the zoo?
Small boy: I think elephants and snakes... Mom? Are there also pretend things there, like dinosaurs and God?
Friday night I went to bed around 8:30 and didn't rise until nearly noon on Saturday. That was my first 12-hour night in at least six months. I don't indulge like that often, but the experience is nearly as enjoyable as my more regular indulgences. I feel like it's been just since about the beginning of the year or so that I am sleeping well again. My little accident wrecked havoc on my sleep patterns. I had previously always slept well which was something that even then I didn't take for granted. Not being able to sleep soundly is a terrible curse. My body seems to rather naturally want to sleep until 11 or so in the morning. There is not a morning that I awake to my alarm where I can just roll right out of bed and get started. Every morning seems a struggle. Some of this is surely lack of engagement with my job and the waking world in general. I need a job that starts at noon, perhaps. I think I worked such a schedule a few times back in the earlier part of the twenty-first century, but I really don't recall now how that worked for me.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Seems that I've been on a rather extended hiatus from this little hobby of mine. I'm not exactly sure how it is that I managed to go so long without sharing any of my deep and provicative thoughts with you. Part of it goes back to my oft mentioned struggle with self-censorship and what I feel comfortable talking about on the public record. Anything I say being able to be held against me and all that. My cousin killed himself at the beginning of January and I started to write a longish essay on suicide, but ultimately decided that most of the conversation was better saved for my own internal dialogue rather than the blog. Having the post sitting there as a draft kept getting me stuck from moving on and writing about any of the other interesting stuff I am constantly absorbing. On a happier note, I'm recently returned from Oahu and have pictures and pineapple to share. Hawaii is a beautiful, beautiful place. I know I still have broken leg pictures that I was supposed to post ages ago - last week marked six months since my fall. One of these days soon, I'll sit down and edit out the photos, get 'em to the right size, and get up here. But that ties into the problem that I need to get a new host that offers more than the ridiculously mediocre storage space that my current host does. That means lots of research and probably some sort of technical-diificulties-pain-in-the-ass. I simultaneously need to renew my domain which probably will further complicate things. I've got thoughts to share on concerts, restaurants, books, football, Hawaii, plays, educational theory and a slew of other randomness that I've been tracking using Google Notebook. More to come soon.