Monday, December 27, 2010

#10 - Double Digits

A few days ago I spent my first christmas day completely on my own. It makes you realise that it is just a standard 24 hour day when you are not with family or friends. I went to work, just like any other day. The regulars were still there, drinking and gambling. Which is depressing because you see them there every other day doing the same thing, not an ounce of change in their lives.

"Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders." - --  Friedrich Nietzsche 

A memory jogger for a book I read a while ago (Beyond Good and Evil) was "The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind". All in all it was a very predictable film but it had some important themes, maybe it was just important because I don't forget very many things often. They just stick.

"The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd"

 - Alexander Pope

Sunday, December 5, 2010

#9 - Chuck

"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?" - Chuck Palahniuk

I am not sure of what thoughts I have of the afterlife. But what does it matter? My thoughts will not alter the outcome, although it could be true that observation will alter the outcome. But why drivel when someone else has said it better already.

"What you don't understand, you can make mean anything." - Chuck Palahniuk

#8 - Spoiling the magic

Here are a few beginnings for sentences that shouldn't exist.

1) I have grown up a lot.

This should be plain obvious through your actions. If you need to point it out in an effort to make people  realise then maybe it just isn't that obvious.

2) Here is something funny & variations

It is really just one big let down from the very beginning. If something is funny part of the humour comes from  the build up anyway so you have spoiled the climax before it has even occured. Or it just isn't funny and turns out to be a bigger let down.

3) I am different & variations of self professed eccentricity and individuality.

If you are odd that is ok, most people will figure this out on there own without being told and if they need to be told, maybe you are just not that much of an individual or and odd ball.

There are plenty more. But the majority of them are things that people will be able to work out for themselves, so why not let them? It it is like being told the answer to a riddle. I hate spoilers.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

#7 - No use for a name

Today I learned how to use the postal service. I wonder if it will be received. I have a concern that mail just gets lost, similar how every time you do the washing you always feel like you are missing at least one pair of socks. I looked at my time table for next year. It actually seems as though I may just have the best time table going. I will just have to see how things go though. I rode my push bike to work, which happened to be in another suburb. The ride to work was a little warm but on the way home it was quite pleasant. There is something very serene about riding in pitch black, only just being able to make out your path, taking your time.

Yesterday I spent a rainy day climbing indoors. I climbed and climbed until I was unable to grip the wall. It is an incredibly satisfying feeling to be so worn out that you can't manage to do one more thing. A day well spent.

I best go to bed before I work myself into the worst sleeping pattern imaginable.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

#6 - Six of one, half dozen of the other

Monday was a nice non-eventful day. I woke up early to go to for some early morning bouldering which was incredibly enjoyable and now my hands are paying the price through tears and the odd blister from climbing too long.

On the way home I witnessed an Asian male who I think must have had a developmental disability tell a girl from Newtown School that she was beautiful, she just smiled and he exited the train at pace. It would have been interesting to see the situation unfold if he had stayed on the train as it is something that you would think most people would want to hear at some point from someone. But who wants it to be the first words from a stranger when they want to believe that their beauty is a little more than something of surface value?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

#5 - Friends

Today I went and saw the social network. It wasn't all that I was expecting, probably because I was told that it was brilliant and what not so I hyped it up in my mind. It did have an effect on me in that I realised that Mark Zuckerberg is a tool (I really hope that it is a dramatisation though). How he treated his best friend is beyond belief. It could be a money thing, I don't know. Also the whole 'suing' thing is something I am yet to understand. It was suggested to me that I sue a company today. I declined the suggestion (in silent horror). Money is just something that does not motivate me and I hope never will.

Also, why must there be a hidden agenda 90% of the time with people. The ability of people to dance around topics instead of just talking about it is quite frustrating. No one can be honest anymore without being scowled at. I must do my best not to disguise my intentions. A new day a new <            >

“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself” - Andy Warhol

Friday, November 19, 2010

#4 - Working Week

Work has started to really take off for me which is a relief. I really need to practice the saxophone more but it is such a pain to set up and take apart a few times a day because I am not in possession of a stand so I am limited in my practice times. Hopefully tomorrow something exciting will happen so my weekend is not completely wasted. Oh the joys of the night shift. You waste the day because you need to sleep and you work the night, which is a waste in itself.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

#3 - Disturbed Dreams

The night out was eventful. I saw people that I haven't seen in quite some time and met some new, interesting people. I managed to catch the train, which I am thankful for because I loathe the night rider and the characters that grace the bus stop.

However, whatever it is that is going on or not going on in my world is making my dreams unpleasant and undesirably vivid. Sleep is always an interesting event, never knowing if I am going to wake up in the same place, along with my possessions. Not a dull moment indeed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

#2 - A Partner in Crime

Today I had an exam. I became tired of doing it about halfway through the multiple choice (my least favourite section). On the way home an old woman had a rant at us for missing out on a set of seats we were going to get. I just told her to relax (I was on my best behavior for the non-mountain folk). Tonight I am going to a friends 21st and I am lacking a partner in crime. I am not sure how I am going to cope with double the destruction on my own. I will simply have to divide my personality!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

#1 - The Beginning

Well, I thought that I may as well give it a try rather than being increasingly jaded towards the whole idea. At the very least I will be able to say: "I have tried it, but it wasn't for me". Well here it goes. This is whatever you or I want it to be.