Is it just me, or is it getting scary out there? I graduate from college in May, and the economy continually takes steps backward as I move forward. I'm planning on moving to New York, as most college graduates from the Midwest do, and how can I not worry that there won't be a job waiting for me on a silver platter?
But I guess nothing is really like that, is it? Shit, everything is so much hard fucking work, am I right, people? Maybe I'm just lazy and American, and maybe I've just lolligagged my way through college without making any friends or real connections. Is that depressing or just the way it is? I guess at this point, for me, it's both.
New York City, though, can you imagine? Just to think about it gives me butterflies, since I've lived in Nebraska my whole life and let me tell you how that goes: it gets fucking old. I wanted to run away to New York with my friend Jen years ago, but instead we made longterm plans to move in, and slowly but surely the oppurtunity is creeping up on us. How I hope the years will go by in New York... I'm so ready to start my adult life.
Peace on Earth
Photo from London 6/08
I like to find art and write poems and read magazines and listen to my iPod and daydream and walk my neighbor's dog - that one's my favorite
Daffodils Grow where the Fun People Go
- John Daffodils
- The thing about blogging is that it has now become the new tool by which the world is changed. Politics, fashion, art, television – you name it, we got it. It's not just the Internet anymore: it's YOUR Internet, it's OUR Internet. You can put your whole life online, and people will actually look at it, read it, feel it as if they almost knew you. Maybe that article you uploaded just for fun and because you thought it was cool will be discovered by a magazine editor who happens to be a blog junkie, or maybe that geeky little film you made at film camp will be watched by Wes Anderson – and even if he doesn't call you up and “discover you,” it's still really cool that he saw your video. When thinking about the Internet, I think of the ocean (and this metaphor is purely because I live in the Midwest): It's always there, it affects the weather, it affects the moon, it affects our lives even in Nebraska. Same with the Internet. It's there, it just affects different things.And you can't just yank out a big plug and BOOM, there goes the Internet. So this is my contribution to the huge ocean of Internet, the gigantic voice that we can all use.