Thursday, October 27, 2005

Misconceptions as a result of a lack of Communication

About that conversation post-Lit class, Mike. Sorry. Hehe. However, maybe the reason that guys have those certain (mis)conceptions about girls is that girls never talk about it to them.

Just to show how comfortable I am with you (or maybe with that subject), I didn't feel at all awkward.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Quotes (by famous people)

Well, it's really just one quote, but I found this on a quotes thread in the NaNoWriMo forums, and I liked it:

"If you're going through hell, keep going."
Winston Churchill

Sunday, October 23, 2005


I am sad because I did not go to any soccer games this season and I wanted to.

Saturday, October 22, 2005


I will not find validation for my life in anything of this world.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Cheap Headphones and Deep Thinkers

Just to let you all know (ha, I refrained from y'all!): $5 headphones from Big Lots might seem like a good idea at the time, but just think about how in six months to get any kind of sound in the right earphone you're going to have to do something crazy with the cord, like bit on it or drape it over the top of your head, so that listening to music in public without looking like a fool becomes virtually impossible.

That's the main point of this post.

But I have another too. Garden State is one of the best love stories ever created. I almost want to call it a love symphony and be really nerdy like that, but I think it's true. Not only does the love story come out in the writing, but it comes out in the music and the acting. The music is magnificent though. Sam says in the movie: "You gotta listen to this song. It'll change your life, I swear," and that's the way I feel about a lot of the music on the soundtrack. It's beautiful.

But actually, that wasn't my point at all. I'm just obsessed with Garden State right now. Callie (theatre grad) says whenever she watches it she wants to fall in love, and it's so true. It makes me want to cry sometimes, just thinking about it. But I don't really physically want to cry. Just inside. I want everyone to know about this movie. I think it's brilliant. I think I'm going to write a whole post on it sometime. Not tonight.

Because this was going to be a short post on headphones and deep thinkers, but I think I can't focus tonight, and Mike can attest to that. And I want to drag this out so I can listen to my Deep Music (lots of Garden State songs!) while doing something productive that isn't studying.

So on to my second point. I told Mike once that I don't want to think so I hang out with a lot of deep thinkers who'll do it for me. And now I kinda notice something funny. I feel like all my friends are separateable into two groups: those who I expect to say something deep every time we hang out, and those who I would be surprised if they said something quasi-deep. I don't hang out with a lot of in between people, and that's funny, because I'm kinda in between. But I really appreciate my deep thinking friends, because they help me focus my deep thinking (I have very unfocused deep thinking, but does this surprise anyone?) and they help me think about things I might not think about and from different perspectives. Like my friend Mike and I are polar opposites on some things. It's great. And on some things we think almost similiar. Like existenialism. I think Kenny and Mike and I all have interlocking ideas on existenialism (and how it relates to Christianity - but that's a whole other post that I want to delve into later when I'm more coherent), but we're different enough that we can talk about it and gain new insights into the ideas. It's much better than talking about existentialism as an ideology in class, because 1. there's no real relational dialogue 2. these are your friends! 3. it's just completely different. You get to listen to personal experiences, you can nit pick things, you can just understand someone else so much better and gain a deeper appreciation of the idea. And now I'm rambling a little, I can tell. But I just want to give a kind of shout out to all my fellow deep thinkers - or all the deep thinkers that will bear to be friends with me. I would definitely go crazy without discussions of a woman's and a man's role in the family, of formalism v. deconstructionism, of existentialism and the meaning of life. Though I might be able to do without the 1 a.m. debates about the Trinity and the confusion about polytheism. ;) Just kidding. Well, no, I'm not, but it wasn't a bad conversation all in all, in retrospect.

Now it's 1:30 a.m., and I think we just need to accept the fact that I'm not going to get anything else productive done tonight beyond brushing my teeth. Maybe I'll study for my voice anatomy quiz. If the paper's floating around here somewhere.

Or not.

Point 2.5: Star Wars is better than Star Trek.