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How self makes all big life decisions...

    stranger 1:
    Have you been on this ride?

    stranger 2:
    Yeah.

    stranger 1:
    Is it fun?

    stranger 2:
    Well, that depends. Do you enjoy throwing up and pooping at the same time?

    self:
    Man. Who doesn't?

    stranger 1:
    ...

    stranger 2:
    You know, I'm sure he was talking to someone else.
I had a really great weekend. Been working way too hard, putting too much pressure on myself, so it was nice to just hang out with some friends, stay up late playing board games, and then stuff my face full of saturated fat products at the county fair.

I don't want to jinx it, but I think I might have my life back. Completed some obligations, neglected others until someone else picked up the slack. Strangely, I feel worse about the first category than the second, but I'll not complain about either.

In related news, I went to Siggraph last week, and came back with a head full of strategy to get so many years worth of plans back on target. Then I stopped for Chinese food, and the gods saw fit to deliver unto me three fortune cookies, which read as follows:
  • Next month is your time to make headway, so move quickly

  • Success and happiness will come your way

  • Any rough times are now behind you
So, yeah. I can take a hint. As my 10th grade English teacher used to say, "that was about as subtle as a flying mallet." But just to be sure I got the point, a different restaurant gave me this one the following night:
  • Keep an eye open for an opportunity.
Creepy? Sure. But I'll run with it, see where this takes me.

Should be interesting...

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davidwithaknife
Aug. 9th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
Let's all keep our fingers crossed, because positive change is good and something everyone needs in their life. Hope good things will come to you, my friend (whom I chat with far too rarely nowadays...are you still on AIM?)
self
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
I am, though not often lately. I try not to leave it open when I'm on someone else's time, and that's been most of my waking hours.
pottertilly
Aug. 9th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, the wisdom of Mr. Pollock... ;)

Sorry I really couldn't hang with you and Matt this weekend. Up to now, I still have some cooties...

Anyway, sounds like things are looking up for you! :)
self
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try to be in town again this weekend. Maybe you'll feel better then. And maybe a return visit to the fair will be in order!
pottertilly
Aug. 10th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
That would be very cool! :)

I won't need more fudge though... ;)
sencollins
Aug. 10th, 2005 10:41 am (UTC)
So this is how I have to find out....!
This whole time you've said you've been working... Now I find out you are playing games with "friends" and eating deep friend artery busters! I feel so used... Glad to hear you had a good weekend... sucks that the universe is toying with you and setting up false expectations that this will continue... Perhaps we can get together around the 27th and I can get in on that hanging out and board game action... maybe we'll even watch a wedding and Linda and I can exchange "Happy Birthdays"...
(Anonymous)
Dec. 20th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
has there ever been a death-metal/funk band
self
Dec. 21st, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
I think that's a trick question
The funk sound is largely defined by it's grooves, which require strategically placed moments of silence (at least on an instrument by instrument basis). I'm not sure Death-Metal allows for silence. But I'm not versed enough in the genre to say that for certain.

This said, there have been bands which jump about from one style to another for the sake of contrast, and to defy expectation. Guitarist-turned-shamisen-master Kevin Kmetz is famous for this, or at least he would be if such qualities brought fame to a person. Check him out in God of Shamisen, Fishtank and Estradasphere.

(Lefty's Head was also pretty incredible, but good luck finding evidence that they once existed, let alone rocked this world.)
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