Tuesday, October 2, 2007


So I am in scotland getting my masters...really what I am doing is putting adult life off for one more year until I can decide what to do with myself. Let's see about adding a picture, this should be a shot from my window, its kind of close in. I am still pretty bad with this camera. Maybe a few more later.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

This has been nuts or Knee Deep in Graphic Novels

So, I moved to New York City for a month. My uncle offered me an interesting job and I needed to break up the last 3 months of my wait for Scotland, so I took the job. It has been crazy, and its almost over, between classes I've been taking and work I was alway to exhausted to type something out. So, I have some quetions...
1) Why do rich people think they are entitled to EVERYTHING?
2) Why do they think they deserve to get it now?
3) Why is 5 foot 7 always 3 inches too short?
4) When will I feel like I am living life, and not waiting for life to start?
5) Why don't I feel at home anywhere (surely someone else must have felt/feels like that/this)?
Feel free to answer 1 all of them or 3 of them, please do not and 2 of them or 4 of them, lets keep things odd.

Alright, Second half of my Rocky and Bullwinkle style title...

I have started reading the Sandman Series (obviously with book one) I picked up Neverwhere, the Graphic novel, inspired by Neil Giaman's novel, and I am halfway through... The Watchmen.

Now for my raitings...

1. Sandman Series, B on the verge of a B+ I liked it a lot, can't wait to read more of it. I loved how it lives in the DC universe meeting Martian ManHunter references to Superman, The Joker, and Batman, a Cameo by Scarecrow and a pinch of John Constantine made this a fun book I read in one sitting.

2.Neverwhere, D+, The novel was fantastic I loved it, but to be completely honest Mike Carey didn't do it justice and Glen Fabry, although his illustrations were absolutely beautiful ruined it. I have the distinct feeling he didn't even read Giaman's novel. He ruins the Lady Door making her look like a fucked up wonderwoman Slut with giant boobs, and the Marquis De Carabas, possibly my favorite character in all of Giaman's storys was botched beyond repair. He was a fucking shadow, yeah thats right black, no detail black he looked like a fucking ink stain. Nice Try guys, but how about you reissue this after READING THE GOD DAMN BOOK!

3. The Watchmen, B, I am absolutely loving it. The only reason it sits where it is in the event that the end it terrible, but knowing Alan Moore I doubt it. However, I am erring on the safe side.

Next Up...

1. Sin City, I figure some Frank Miller
2. Blankets
3. Sandman Book 2

Thursday, May 31, 2007

the Gospel according to Kirk....

It appears as if the wave of religious righteousness crashing over the United States has finally made its to B list has beens. Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains and a Shitload of Disney remakes that Kurt Russel was originally in) has picked up the bible, apparently, and has started thumping it all over the internet. If you don't believe me go to www.wayofthemaster.com yeah I know its sounds like some cheesey ass Steven Segal movie or perhaps a bad ass movie featuring Jet Li as Bruce Lee in his final kung-fu epic, but for real this time. Trust me its not it is most definitely Kirk "Mike Seever" Cameron telling you how to worship God. It gets better though, Cameron's website is all flashed out it has great design and double speak that would impress George Orwell himself. Seriously, he tells you in a matter of fact tone that unless you accept the way of the master you are going to hell, but you don't have to take Mike Seever's word for it he is only speaking for God. I am so excited that God decided, after all these years, to talk to us again, but I am shocked that out of all the theologians in the world he chose a 1980's pop culture icon who's fictional best friend was named Boner.

If getting your ass reemed out and told that your immortal soul will spend all of eternity in hell by a tvland douchebag over the internet is good enough, which it never is, for a small fee you can be told you are going to hell via DVD! Hell, why stop there for another small fee you can become an ass clown douchebag and recieve the complete set of WAY OF THE MASTER and become a conservative bible toting fuckhead willing to condem your own family because you are that righteous.

Alright so remember that part of the bible in which Jesus gets pissed because people are selling shit in the synagogue. Well this would seem to me as if Mike Seever has taken the religion out of the church onto the internet and slapped a price tag on salvation, I might have been stupid enough to fall for that once (thanks UnitedLifeChurch.com) but like thay say fool me once and....you won't fool me again eh he he he. Cameron uses propaganda in a way that makes the Communist and Nazi movements look like drooling toddlers. But I would like to end this by saying I live my life by 3 rules.

1. Treat others the way you want to be treated
2. Don't fake the funk on a nasty dunk
3. Never trust a person with two first names

So as much as I respect the theological perspectives of Kirk Cameron I just can't trust him.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

8 things you don't know about me...

I have taken a look at the other people that Fermi tagged and I am going to have to say that like the other I am on end of chain so it goes no further. Well here goes...

1. I wrestled for 12 years.
I started when I was in kindergarten, I was very very small, 23lbs and I got picked on a lot my parents thought this would help with selfesteem. It didn't really but I found something I excelled at and by my sophomore year of high school I had been invited to the Junior Olympics twice. I never went (to many dollars and cents), but hey I was invited. I always wrestled lightweight which in middleschool was 80lbs and in high school 103lbs. I actually weighed 68lbs in middle school and the I didn't break 100 until my senior year. However, wrestling was far from great I am weight obsessive I weigh myself at least twice a day and the smell of windex makes me nervous.

2. I have Social Anxiety Disorder
My dad thought that I was lazy when I would refuse to call a stranger (job inquiries) or that I wouldn't go to the movies, birthday parties, family gatherings...well you get the idea. It wasn't until a very tragic year in high school that I was sent to a headshrinker and she diagnosed me. Its tough, it makes dates very difficult it also seems to isolate me on some level from any friends I make because dance clubs, college bars, and house parties that I don't know everyone at are on my blacklist. I don't think I will ever be able to handle a dance club, but I am getting better and alcohol does help, but man if I have a panic attack while drunk...its bad...so bad...

3. I have a bad case of wanderlust.
This would seem almost completely contradictory to the last one, but I like traveling and for some reason about a year ago I started to ache for it. As a result I am traveling to Scotland this septemeber under the guise of furthering my education. I want to see as much as I can before I have responsiblities that are more than a credit card payment and deffered student loans.

4. Comics, Cartoons, and Movies...
Regardless of the form they are given to me in I am a Superhero nut. I read comics every chance I get, but the feeling that comes off most comics stores scares me away so I usually get them from a friend of mine. I watch every watered down version they have thrown into cartoon X-Men, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Batman, Justice League, and Superfriends. I seek out any movie remotely close to a Superhero fromt he obvious Marvel and DC movies to Unbreakable, Kill Bill, Pitch Black.

5. I am obessed with Jim Henson.
The first thing I do once I recieve my Masters in History (its scottish history but they don't have to know) is petitioning Brian Henson to allow me to do the most complete biography on Jim Henson to date. However until then I will continue to collect everything Henson, My prize piece is a cast autographed photo of FraggleRock. Jim Henson and awesome company are what have plunged me into the worlds of fantasy, science fiction, and even classical greek literature.

6. I am catholic.
I am what one considers a nonpracticing catholic. I had attended some sort of catholic education until I graduated college., which I would not trade ever, but I personally to me seeing two hundred people crowded in a room chanting the same thing takes away from religion. I would rather read something by St. Thomas Aquinas or C.S. Lewis and think to God, but that just me. I my favorite part of being nonpracticing is I still identify myself as catholic then I say nonpracticing, which always gets a "why aren't you practicing" to which I get to use the same witty retort over and over, "because after twenty years of catholic schooling I don't need to practice I am already pretty sweet at it."

7. Hopeless Romantic
My favorite books are Pride and Prejudice and Stardust. I am not sure if it actually existed but I want to meet that person that rocks me like the hurricane and never stops.

8. I am a pacifist.
I think that fighting is ridiculous, I know this seems as if it is contradicted by my 1st thing, but wrestling is more like dancing if you do it well. This might seem warped, but in high school I stood up to a bully I refused to relinquish the point I had made and he threatened physical harm and I let him hit me, I hit the ground and he kicked me a couple times, but once he saw that it wasn't going to affect me he gave up. There was something so satisfying about it that I decided that I would never stand down on something I believed and I would never resort to violence to further a point. However, the only struggle I have is in the event that someone I know its being attacked, I am not sure if subdueing a person considered a violent action, but I feel like I would have to to protect someone I love.

and because I said I would I am going to throw up a cat picture

Cat and Kid

Monday, May 28, 2007

Respecting the Fallen or Idolizing Violence?

Memorial day is a day when we are supposed to remember fallen soldiers. This I have no problem with, what I do have a problem the most common way this is celebrated (other than the drinking and cookouts, which are completely unrelated) are stories of fallen U.S. soldiers that valiantly answered the call of duty and paid the "ultimate price" for our freedom. I think there are two things fundementally wrong with this:

1. Our freedoms have not been under direct assault WW2, our comfort and economy has been assaulted the pockets of modern day robber barons have been assaulted. I know I know, but what about 911... 911 was a wake up call that brought us into a world that every other country had been living in for decades. I am not taking away from its savagery or the magnitude of tragedy, but we were a niave isolated nation. We should have taken that moment to step up to the world and show them that we are a nation that belongs to the world and fight terror all over the world; africa, asia, europe, here domestically, not just the middle east, which I am aware is both part of asia and africa. Instead we have bullrushed our way past the point of no return leaving us more isolated than before.

2. It is my humble opinion that to take away from Memorial Day what we should remember is that it was not just U.S. soldiers dying in Iraq and Afghanistan...It was not only U.S. soldiers dying in Vietnam and Korea...it was not just U.S. soldiers dying in Europe in the early part of the 20th century. Every person that died was a human being, thats what people need to understand...we need to stop villifying our enemies and putting ourselves on pedestals. We should take this day to remember that even our enemies wives, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers feel the same pain we do when they are told that there husband, brother, father, or son won't be returning.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower, From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What ever happened to Socrates?

So, I have been reading a fair amount of Scottish philosophy in preparation for my masters program. When something struck me last night that scared me. In Adam Smith’s writings he discusses all of the benefits of capitalism, which boil down to true freedom in a sense that it has the most fluid social system allowing people to move from one class to the next and capitalism by nature produces more than it needs and creates an environment in which the even the most poor benefit. He said, “it is better to be a poor man in a rich country than a rich man in a poor country”, and to some effect this is true. However, Adam Ferguson has made a compelling point on the great disadvantages of capitalism. He believed that when you place a societal emphasis on making money and producing products, that morality and virtue bend to the will of the market. Adam Smith counters Ferguson’s ideas by saying that educating people in the history of humanity and the understanding of earlier cultural morality can prevent this lack of virtue from ever coming to fruition.

Now that I have said that I can explain what scares me. I think that not only is our government failing us, but our education system is also. We have a government which, lets be honest (regardless of party) is completely out of touch with the average person and for all intents and purposes is ran by businessmen. Then we have an educational system that is abandoning learning for completing benchmarks, there is a generation of kids that have facts memorized, but can’t think for themselves, and its easier for me to count people my age that have opinions on the world than the apathetic lazy asses that don’t care because it doesn’t effect their paycheck.

At least once a day I am asked what am I doing with my life, I reply by telling them I plan to go to graduate school to study Scottish political philosophy, without hesitation people smirk, furrow their eyebrows, frown, or even laugh at the idea, then the inevitable question, “What do you plan on doing with that…nothing” The question I have always wanted to ask in response was, I did not realize that learning was only worth something if it was vocational training. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I amck to life, I want to believe that peop smarter or better than anyone, but I do feel different. I feel different because I want to know that there is more than a paychele not only can do good, but will, but most of all I want to live a life dedicated to knowledge and understanding of what we are as a species.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Here's Mine...Show me yours

So one of my absolute favorite things in this world is music. So, Here is my list of my 12 favorite songs... in groups of the good, the great, and the best...

The Good:
Thrice - Red Sky: possibly the most thought provoking band in the last 15 years, this song in particular paints the image of a bleak future, but manages to instill hope that the future they are describing isn't necessary.

Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes: I am a sucker for a good rock love song (not a ballad screw ballads) and this is an amazing one, grant it that stupid chasing cars song (its not bad, but definitely not great) is getting overplayed to the point where everyone whith a radio probably hates this band, but seriously Eyes Open isn't bad, and this song is pretty damn good. They do a good job of building to a climax without sticking it to you to earlier or making you wait to long for the pay off.

Jimmy Eat World -Lucky Denver Mint: Great song, and its a real litmis test to see if people bullshit understanding song lyrics or if they actually spend time to figure them out. Catchy as hell and it has a sweet dueling drum outro.

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams MOTHERFUCKERS!: anyone who thinks they are a punk will tell you that Ramones or Sex Pistols (piss on the sex pistols) where the creators of punk in 77 and anyone is actually a punk will tell you it was the MC5 in 1969 with the release of their live album Kick Out The Jams.

The Great:
AC/DC - Its a long way to the Top (if you want to rock n' roll): anyone with dillusions of rock stardom loves it unless you want to be in some loser Boy Band

The Who - Baba O'Riley: Before it was the intro to a CSI I am not sure if it actually is, but I am positive there are enough CSI spin offs to use every single The Who song. This song would give me chills and although the song in its entirety made little sense it had so many inspirational lyrics.

The Police - King of Pain: great use of lyrical metaphors comined with the dark mood supplied by the hollow guitar chords and the often empty yet polyrhythmic beats of Copeland, the police make an honest and creepy song...this is the one time I would ever believe that sting is the king of pain.

The Best:
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday: Anyone who has heard this song can tell that 20 years later bands are still ripping off U2's style and dipshits today eat it like its the newest thing ever (modest mouse and the killers are especially guilty of cashing in on their brilliance) I think that this particular song encapsulates everything that is right with music in the early 80's.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here: This song is so brilliantly constructed that one would have to be souless in order not to feel a little sad while listening to this. What I found even more haunting was the recent live 8 performance...oh...my....God...Pink Floyd is amazing.

Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth: I loved this song the first time I heard it and I think I always will.

Van Morrison - Domino: has anyone every questioned how much Van Morrison manages to get away with vocally from his "shalala Beepop Dawipbop just like that" in Brown Eyed to him asking the listener to, "what this" in Domino. I love it!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Being judged from every angle...

So this week is going to be a rough one on the old ego and self esteem. I have two follow up interviews for work, one as a bill collector and one is for "customer service" which I think translates to, what every the hell we want you to do. I would prefer the latter only because bill collecting is awkward and it is commissioned work, and I am not known for my stellar work ethic...haha...that is always a fact I leave out of interviews.
Next up I have an audition with a band in the area who has been looking for a drummer for a few weeks, they heard of me through some various other bands in columbus and I have arranged an audition with them for thursday night. While I am not nervous about this I had an experience similar to this and this band I audition for said I was great but I was to short and scrappy, what the fuck! I mean tell me I am not good enough, but dont tell me I play perfectly well but I don't fit the description of an Abercrombie and Fitch model so I can't play with them, douche bags! Since then I have always been wary of auditions because that one burned me bad.
Lastly and most importantly, The United States education liason for The University of St. Andrew's (its in Fife, Scotland) will be meeting with me for the last stage of the interview process. This is nerve racking I went to a mediocre college because of fear of rejection letters, and I didn't originally intend on applying here, but I was convinced by one of my professors. I sent the application out expecting absolutely nothing, but I am at the last stage of the acceptance process and if I screw it up now...its going to sting.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

she's coming back around again.

why does spring make me feel like I have accomplished nothing? Side note: I hate that stupid part of bambi that makes spring so romantic, its not really like that. Here in Ohio we call spring the end of winter, because its still snowing DAMN IT!
I quit my job because I was close to getting fired, it was a shitty job anyway...I was getting disciplinary action taken against me for the most ridiculous of things, but good news 6 months until I am off to Europe. Woohooo.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Sometime Pop isn't a bad thing...

With American Idol and well let's face it, the entire music industry "Pop" music has become a revolving door of shit. I would like to argue it wasn't always that way. At one point Pop music wasn't the crap at the bottom of the barrel, it was actually the good stuff. Somewhere between Elvis, Buddy Holly, and The Beatles something went wrong. There aren't any bands of that quality that have had that sort of sucess.

Anyway the point is I recently saw this band, Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer, (when they started getting recognition they had to change it from Zoloft) First off I love the name...Secondly these guys and girl, are absolutely fantastic. They take a kind of modern approach to 60's bubble gum pop. While not at all difficult, it is light-hearted and fun. Additionally the vocalist is a cutie, and her lyrics are fun and cute. http://www.purevolume.com/zoloftherockrolldestroyer Check it out if you are interested.

Monday, March 19, 2007

hope this works...

I am terrible with this...

I have a fairly boring life... Infact the only reason I am typing a new entry is because I have food poisoning and I am stuck in bed. Advice to avoid food poisoning; when it comes to chinese food spend the money for the good stuff or you will be hugging the toilet like its a long lost lover.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Love at First Sight?

quite simply, I just want to know opinions on whether or not people subscribe to this notion.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Potty Humor

First off I would like to say that this contains humor that a 22 year old male would find funny, hopefully someone else will.

I have a job! Its not the one I wanted, but at this point I am not picky, I will be a supervisor of a group home. Provided my urine is clean. Ok so this is a funny story about how to not take a urine test...

I walk into the facility everything is going smooth I am given the cup I walk into the restroom. Three minutes later I open the door and say to the nurse, "I'm a little gun shy this might take a couple more minutes." to which she stares at me like a urinalysis person had never heard the term gun shy, first of all I dont believe it, secondly the awkward stare, just making it worse. I continued, "Well maybe if you gave me an amount to aim for I wouldn't feel so pressured to fill the cup."
"I need 45mL" she responded.
then I made the mistake of being a smart ass..."do bubbles count?" I thought it was funny her not so much. After I filled it to 46mL's bubbles included I walked out and aske, "so when will I find out if I'm pregnant," she just took the cup and looked at me like I was the weirdest person ever, she was really bitchy too, but I've got bad news for her, I got to leave the facility, she was stuck playing with my urine...TAYLOR WINS!

My second stage today and another example of things not to do happened during my background check while being finger printed. Ok this is just some advice from experience. If a security guard says "You getting a new job" DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT "well it depends on how this turns out."

tomorrow CPR training here I come!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Jobs, Oscars, and Pan

I cannot find a job, I had two actual interviews last week, so maybe something soon. I was told by both places that I would get a call mid this week either way.

I looked at the Oscar nominations, I am loving Little Miss Sunshine's strong showing. While I think Alan Arkin was great in it I really think they looked over Steve Carell and Greg Kinear who were also amazing. I am also excited to see Pan's Labyrinth with 6 nominations, and I feel like it should get all six. It was amazing. I am pissed at the Academy for nominating Abigail Breslin, Olive, from Little Miss Sunshine, but Ivana Baquero, Ofelia, in Pan's Labyrinth. I am not taking anything away from Abigail, I just feel like the Academy has quotas on nominations they will make. An example would be last years, or maybe it was two years ago, Cinderella Man, which was overlooked, in my opinion, because the previous year Million Dollar Baby swept the oscars and they couldn't possible have two boxing movies in a row win oscars. Anyway back to Ivana, she demonstrated the kind of acting skills that Hilary Swank only has when she is getting her ass beat to deat (see Million dollar Baby and Boys Don't Cry) while she is only a child Ivana convey emotion and believability(sp?) that most in her field can't. Stupid Academy.

So obviously I saw Pan's Labyrinth. I am definately going to see it again. I am incredibly impressed with Del Toro, I liked Hellboy, I haven't seen anything else by him, but this was heads and tails above it.

Finished how the Scot's Invented the Modern World, and next on my reading list is David Hume's A Treatise on Human Nature. Should be interesting as Hume was the focal point of a few chapters in The Scots book.

Monday, January 15, 2007

"The Only Thing I Know is Awkward Silence..."

There is nothing quite like the feeling of buying a CD and loving every track on it. I feel that the music industry has commercialized music to the point of absurdity. The disney channel frequently lets there childstars record records and release them. And even real recording artists seem to make singles not albums. If you look off the beaten path you can find great albums, and I know that much like all forms of art beauty, or in this case sweetness, is in the eye of the beholder. However, I have found the following albums worthy of purchasing and give me back confidence in my generations storytelling through song:

1. Coheed and Cambria = In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth***; The Second Stage Turbine Blade****; Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV****
Coheed is a band after my heart, tight rhythm section, guitar riffing that could melt the brain of most metal fans (especially in Good Apollo, by far more metal than the previous two album releases) and not only that, but the entire discography chronicles an intergalactic space battle.

2. Saves the Day = Stay What You Are****1/2
ok ok ok...so its emo, but not that pussy (The Promise Ring, Dashboard Confessional, Get Up Kids) I cut myself to know I still feel shit. Chris Conley combines catchy yet meaningful lyrics to tell stories that are familar enough to relate to but do not become vague to the point of vapid cliches that are associated with this genre.

3. Thrice = Vheissu*****
WOW...I mean there is absolutely no reason this album should not be platinum other than the fact the average music listener is an idiot. This ablum is nonstop high quality rocking. The "single" ( I put it in quotes because you won't ever hear it on the radio) Image of the Invisible could be the anthem of this generation, with lyrics like; "we can't allow this, the quiet cull", lyricist Dustin Kensrue paints the picture of a bleak future in which we are stripped of our humanity while simultanously asking us to stand take responsibility correcting the mistakes of the past. However, Thrice keeps the music a priority and avoids trite preachy lyrics. I strongly suggest this CD to anyone and everyone.

4. Jack Johnson = On and On****1/2, In Between Dreams****, and Brushfire Fairytales***1/2
I realize I am behind on the Jack Johnson wagon, but this guy deserves it. He brings the poetry and storytelling, not to mention credibility back to the singer/songwriter genre. Displaying phenominal skills on the guitar coupled with brilliant, an Example of this is No Other Way, ; "resolve is just a concept that is as dead as the leaves, but at least we can sleep its all that we need, and when we wake we will find our minds will be free " a song in which the lyrics sooth a stressed out and over worried person to sleep. Jack Johnson's music embodies a free spirited and stress free life style with every word, strum of the guitar, bass lick, and percussion hit that makes me feel like by not living on a beach I am missing out.

5. The John Butler Trio = Sunrise Over Seas****
I feel like Robert Johnson merged with Jimmy Hendrix to finally realize the potential of what Delta Blues and Rock have to offer the music industry. John Butler adds a country twang to guitar riffs that could amaze the most avid rock fans. At certain points the lyrics leave something to be desired, but the quality of the music is the closest to perfection I have heard in a long time; honestly this is the best trio of musicians since Rush and the Police. Check this drummer out Neil Pert would be impressed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URNtuqyWW8Q the song: somethings got to give, and Yes he is playing a drum set with one hand and a hand drum (djembe) with his other. Stewart Copeland eat your heart out, I think he bests him in polyrhythmic beats.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

a couple good leads, stupid ideas, and f***ing music stations

So unfortunately, still no job. However, I have found a few solid leads on places to try. I hope I can get one soon, my bank account is in the double digits and if I don't find something soon I will be in deep shit.

Also not sure if this was a good idea, but I am getting sick, and since I graduated I am no longer on my parents insurance, so I found some amoxicilin(sp?) I didn't end up taking when I had a cold last (its still good, its from two months ago) and I have been taking it. I know its a stupid move, but I really can't afford to get sick.

VH-1 has a show called white rappers, I really think it should be renamed white trash rappers. I saw 5 minutes of it and I was ashamed to share the same skin pigment. This doesn't really surprise me as I think VH-1 is the cable version of FOX, with shows like I Love New York, Flavor of Love, White Rappers, and their slew of "celebreality" shows which prey on people that are only a fraction more famous than me, that I am sure are baited by agents telling them this will be there comeback. And here I was under the impression that VH-1 was the classy version of MTV apparently class doesn't get ratings. Anyway, I only use youtube to watch music videos because not only do music channels not air music videos their Jerry Springer-esc shows eat my brain much like ecstasy. Unfortunately for VH-1, ecstasy has some redeeming qualities while it does not.

Monday, January 8, 2007

So I broke down and did it

I have never been a big fan of blogs or live journals or anything thing related to them, but I have recently discovered the therapeutic(sp?) value of writing things down. As anyone who knows anything about me would know I have recently graduated B.A. political science and while I plan on going to England to study history, specifically The Scotish Enlightenment, I obviously need to obtain a job. I have spent 4.5 years and upwards of 40,000 dollars getting my education thus far and I feel in a way that this entitles me to a job that is more stimulating than bagging groceries, no offense to baggers i did it for 5 years and its mind numbing. However, with no job market in my town I have found myself out of luck and feeling shitty. So graduating isn't quite its all cracked up to be, I sure as hell don't feel smarter than I did a month ago and I definately don't feel like I contribute more to society.

On the other hand, my parents seem to be understanding, they see me trying and aren't riding my ass. Infact my mom bought me this book How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman, which is incredible so far. I am also trudging my way through Hamilton Ron Chernow's analysis of who he considers the forgotten forefather Alexander Hamilton, which I am inclined to agree with him, although as far as it goes philosophically I couldn't disagree more with the aristocrat loving and elitist Hamilton. I was also advised by favorite professor, and hopefully after I complete my master's program my mentor for a Ph.D. (but hey lets no get ahead of myself), to not stop writing. That being said I am finally writing a story I have been mental working on for a year (and I outlined several times) also I am putting on paper an idea that i developed with a friend from college that I hope to get hooked up with an artist to develop as a graphic novel or novella.

Lastly, I have been adding people I know that have blogs, that I find interesting and entertaining, however if you aren't on here its because I am new to this and still networking, also you aren't entertaining or interesting.