curious, not creepy.

life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
August 10, 2010, 1:08 am
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sometimes i wonder how much deja vu happens because of things we’ve seen in films. not because we have experienced them previously, but instead have watched other people do it and adopt those moments as our own.

just a thought.


what the fuck is dharma?
May 24, 2010, 5:26 pm
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i don’t watch lost. i’ve never had a whole lot of interest in the show, i tried watching the first season, and about halfway through i just got kind of annoyed with the characters so i gave up. but i really like lost. or more so the idea of lost.

i love how many people are so into this show. that have watched every episode [probably multiple times] and have come up with theories as to what every little thing means. i overheard many of these yesterday while working the series finale event at the theater. and as someone who has no reference point as to what anything means, hearing things about smoke monsters, time travel and polar bears all sounds pretty ridiculous. and i can’t help but laugh. but it’s really awesome to see people get excited about something. legitimately excited and interested about something. and then to have a group of people to have to talk about it with makes it even better.

when the last five minutes were getting ready to start, pedro and i ran in to catch it and see if it was going to turn into a Dallas series finale. which was what i was hoping for. but as expected, we had no clue what the hell was going on. or what anything meant. but i enjoyed watching those 460 people watching these final moments of the show. everyone was so attentive, and the anticipation in the room was so high.

standing there made me think of my dad telling me about the series finale of M*A*S*H. that it was an really important moment in his personal history. and ultimately in television history too. though i’ve never watched either show in great depth, i can appreciate anything that creates that sense of community for so many people.

lost seems to be one of those shows that has brought back the ritualistic nature of television. and any show that can do that is pretty awesome in my book. and probably worth a second shot.

hotdog love
April 13, 2010, 12:52 am
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the amount of hotdog paraphernalia that i own is growing. first it started with a necklaces from m, then a t-shirt from the interwebs, now an awesome pin from alana.

i need more. help me find it, people!

constantly shifting.
March 12, 2010, 5:56 am
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slowly but surely.

know that you were loved.
February 14, 2010, 8:10 am
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you know that scene in me and you and everyone we know where the goldfish is on the roof of the car and then flies onto the trunk of the other? i had a moment like that today on my way home from work tonight. just a little less dramatic. or life changing.

i was on speedway and looked over at the phoenix shuttle van and noticed there was a large cup of iced coffee on the roof of the vehicle. we were approaching a red light and i was 100% sure that the coffee was gonna spill all over.

it didn’t.

i couldn’t stop watching this cup of coffee. i could see the liquid moving back and forth, but somehow managing not to tip over. at this point, i’m afraid that i’m going to get into an accident as my attention was totally focused on this magical plastic cup.

we’re approaching euclid and i see the van starting to get into the right-hand turn lane. this is it. this has to be the end of the coffee. i was 200% sure that this was where it was going to meet it’s end. but no! the van made the turn and the cup didn’t even seem affected by it!

i’m really impressed with the cups ability to stay totally intact throughout this whole ordeal, and will always wonder if it every fell over or made it to it’s final destination. i like to think it’ll make it. and ‘at least we’re all together on this.’

also – ))<>((  forever.

luck of the draw.
December 13, 2009, 10:08 am
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i love you all so very much.


senior year redux.
December 6, 2009, 8:13 pm
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we are required to take general education classes in college to ‘further our education’ and to ‘become a well-rounded person,’ but mostly it’s to help people figure out what it is they want to do with their time at whatever university.  but what happens if you already know what it is you want to spend your time doing? it ends up just feeling like a big waste of time.

i realized recently that i’ve always known what it is i wanted to do, maybe not all the specifics, but a general idea. and it’s photography. because anything that isn’t involving photography or art has always felt like a waste of time.

i may not have known it in high school, but it’s pretty clear that’s how i felt. as this was my math class senior year on a pretty typical day:

it may not be as dramatic anymore as playing leapfrog in class or erasing math problems off the board in order to make room for our game of hangman, but it still appears. i mean, where do you think robot taco came from?

thanks english 300, for starting the invasion.

maybe gen eds aren’t a big waste of time after all.