Life Crisis. [And admitted blog neglect.]

My life hasn’t even really started yet and I’m already having a crisis.  Do I really want to do what I’ve been working towards?  Can I really get a job doing this?  Is this really what I’m good at?  Am I really good at anything?  I don’t have any real skills!

Is the the usual reaction to the end of schooling?

Every hour is a twist and turn.  One minute, I’m encouraged.  The next, I’m distraught.  The next, I’m planning grad school choices.  The next, I’m well on my way to up and moving to New York.

It’s limbo.  And if it didn’t coincide with the word “broke” I guess maybe I’d be okay with it.

Maybe I should write a book?  But what would it be about?  Am I even a good writer?  Would anyone listen to anything I said?  Probably not.

Another tangent.

My life is a series of tangents, unanswered emails, and pangs of regret before I’m even old enough to regret anything.  Perhaps that’s why this blog has become devoid.  Or maybe it’s just the other two blogs I’ve started recently.

I’ll figure it out.  I’ll figure it out?  I’ll figure it out!

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June 16, 2009 at 5:22 am Leave a comment

On art:

Just started reading The Methodologies of Art by Laurie Schneider Adams.  Thus far (I’m one chapter in), it’s one of the most interesting and compelling works on art I’ve ever read.  Here’s an excerpt of a story I adore, and a great example of why I love modern and contemporary art:

“At issue was a sleek bronze sculpture entitled Bird in Space, by the Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi.  The American photographer Edward Steichen had purchased the Bird in France and, on his return to the United States, he declared it to Customs as an original work of art. In American law, original works are exempt from import duty, but the Customs officer rejected Steichen’s claim.  The Bird, he said, was not ‘Art,’ and it entered the country under the category of ‘Kitchen Utensils and Hospital Supplies.’  Steichen had to pay six hundred dollars in tax.”
[Adams, 2-3]

If you were wondering, Steichen later sued and won his case, and Brancusi’s piece was reclassified as ‘Art.’

Fantastic.

March 9, 2009 at 3:41 am Leave a comment

A Long Time Coming

…yep, that’s how I feel about this post.  Blogging world, I have missed you — an inundation of new sites, tools, and networks has overwhelmed and overworked me…but alas, I am back.

So what to write about, upon said return?

Well, first, I’d like to give a big shoutout to Illionis and its continuous line of corrupt politicians – Hey guys!  Is anyone else SO already waiting in line to see Public Enemies??

That said, I’d like to devote this post to the economy.

There are 1,395,938,218 (approx.) things I could say about this right now.  For one, it feels overwhelmingly impossible to keep up with or really have much of a grasp on everything that’s going wrong.  I mean, does anyone really know where all that stimulus money is going?  Sure doesn’t seem like it.  As a result, the feeling of doom seems to be setting in as a generally accepted principle.

It’s bad.  There’s no denying that.  The prospect of finding myself a job in May seems like a complete impossibility right now, that’s for sure. But is it impossible?  How much of what we hear do we actually understand?  How much do we listen to what’s being said, or is it the way in which it’s being said?

I’m not here to pretend like I know what it’s like out there: I don’t.  What I do know, though, is that there has to be a way to keep going.  And maybe, it’s not by looking at the past.  But then again, maybe it’s not by looking too far into the future either.

Like I said…..too many thoughts.  How do you even talk about this all?

March 2, 2009 at 7:16 am Leave a comment

Things that are currently puzzling me

(1) Blago.  In general.

(2) Andrea Mitchell‘s ability to be everywhere, all the time.

(3) Winter.  Okay, so it doesn’t so much puzzle me….as it’s just wrong.  And a completely unnecessary season.  Seriously.

January 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

Happy Inauguration, Mr. President

I can’t really find a way to comment about the inauguration without sounding like every media outlet of the past two months….so I’ll leave it at this:

I hope you all watched at least part of it.

We’ll see how it goes from here.

January 21, 2009 at 3:54 am Leave a comment

This is why I miss London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/06/religion-atheist-bus-campaign-national

January 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm Leave a comment

The Little Things

When I was a kid, there was a road called Crooked Lane. It was one of my father’s favorite short-cuts (he’s a man of short-cuts), and for us kids it was a delight.

I can remember my dad’s cry of “Crooked Lane!” at which the four of us would all join in “Crooked Lane! Crooked Lane!”. Soon, the car began to bump, my dad to feign the brakes going out, and many ensuing shreeks and squeals of excitement.

Looking back, they were probably just pot holes…but I imagine if any of us ever went back, it would seem just as perilously crooked as ever.

Happy New Year all 🙂

January 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm Leave a comment

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