Thursday, May 19, 2005

I'mmm Backk!

Since I haven't posted in a while I figure I will update you guys a little bit and then do a big post with pictures from the trip and what not. I am back safe and sound (for the most part) from my trip to Oklahoma City (OKC). I came back with just a few blisters and sleep deprivation. I am in the process of trying to find inspiration or something like that to pack my apartment and move. I am not looking forward to it because really it will basically be like crashing at some random place for two months. I also started my new job a couple days ago, instead of cooking or diashwashing for the summer I will be hosting (grrrrr) yes I hate dealing with people, besides they hired me for kitchen staff, but noo, I'll be working the front of house.

While on trips I tend to forget about everything else I have to deal with, which I consider to be pretty normal, but coming back I realized I had missed all of my freinds leaving. On one hand I was kinda happy about this because I suck at the whole leaving/ moving on thing, but at the same time I was really sad beucase that is not something you can really duplicate or anything. Walking up the stairs to my aparment there is a landing on the second floor where everyone dumps their stuff they no longer want or need, this time of year it is packed with crap becuase of everyone moving out. It wasn't the couch or old matress, or even hot pink underwear that caught my eye, but some old Ginger beer bottles that caused my heart to ache a little for I knew those belonged to Ben, and he had moved out. It hurt not beucase I thought I never would see him again because I knew I would and I will, but knowing that I can no longer walk down the hall, around the corner, late in the evening to share grapefruit soda, or left over Chinese with a freind. I also missed Christin and Rahcel leaving, but knowing they will be back as well is a little comfort. So this week I have been laying low for the most part trying to get things done but that never works I always find a way to procrastinate, speaking of which I am off to go through my life again, throw stuff away, and pack it into totes and into a storage shed for the summer. Pictures to come along with more exciting news (well maybe not exciting).

"In the rain, in the rain, people rush around on cold streets
Here's a shell to hear their heartbeats very loud, very loud
Where's the pain, it's only rain, it's only slowing down a workday
Only singing happy birthday to a crowd, very loud

So turn on the sky, let it hear what you're saying
For all that you are sayingAnd let it take you apart, to the elements of praying
Till we are only playing to the firmament
Till we are only playing to the firmament" ~Dar Williams

Monday, May 02, 2005

We must never, ever be boring.

So in my theater class we read Angels in America, which is a very good play and I recommend it to all of you who have never read it. But anyways we only had to read the first part and post our thoughts on our discussion group FOR THE FIRST PART. Well, I was reading through them and besides being pissed off half of the time for ignorant comments, the spelling errors and grammatical errors, and the plain just not being able to understand what they are trying to say half of the time got to me. ( Yeah I know it sounds like on of my blog-posts, oh well) Well, I came across one that went a little like this

"I didn't really understand what the angels was trying to say or what kind of a book it was that she was giving Prior. I understood that the story goes, God got bored of the Angels and left to be with human kind. Or at least turned his attention to them. This immediately made me think of Jesus Christ because many people believe that that is why God chose to send him son at the time he did. I have heard stories of God getting bored with heaven and that's why he chose that time. It also makes sense becuase it says in the bible, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, but nobody takes time to notice that it also says God did this because he was lonely. Interesting that the book would pick up on this idea. It really struck a chord with me, that those who believe must not ignore the fact that God is known to get bored. HOpefully he doesn't get bored with us anytime soon."

Which is all from the second part of the play, and doesn't make any sense. I was reading this to Raksha and she said I should respond with this quote from Chuck Palahniuk,

"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring. " - Chuck Palahniuk, "Invisible Monsters" I found it highly amusing and well did not have the guts to post it on the thread.
One final down, I BSed my way through 5 pages of an essay final in an hour and a half we'll see how that does me. After that I went to go sell back my books and they only took 2 of the five for the class and gave me $3.50 for it, it would almost been better to just keep the damn books, oh well. My other final is tomorrow and much happier, multiple choice and only 75 questions. Then off to watch Tessa read for her final and do laundry, clean my apartment before family gets here, pack half my stuff, and see practically all of my friends graduate in less than a week. Then it is off to Oklahoma City for a week where I will be building a house for Habitat for Humanity. Come back hopefully move into a new place, and start my new job cooking with my dad.
(was going to have cool photos here but it is not working because it hates me.)

Have a good week, and hopefully we'll see each other's smiling faces on the other side of this week.

"up up up up up up
points the spire of the steeple
but god's work isn't done by god
it's done by people" ~ Ani Difranco