Thursday, April 28, 2005

A Revision

This is a remake of one of my earlier ideas. the picture is totally different, of course, but it conveys more the feeling i was going for.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

song of the day

this song is amazing in it's simplicity. beautiful and extremely emotional, yet not emo in the least. wow.

Broken Social Scene

"Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl"

You used to be one of the rotten ones
and I liked you for that
Now you're all gone, got you're make-up on
And you're not coming.
Can't you come back?

Bleaching you're teeth
Smile and Flash
Talking trash under your breath,
Under my window.

Park that car,
Drop that phone,
Sleep on the floor,
Dream of me...

this song almost made me cry, and i don't cry often. it's that good. the vocals are amazing, the percussion provides a beautiful rythm, a violin, a guitar, and a banjo create amazing melodies. it's just amazing. i highly recommend it.


Clicking on the title of this page will send you to a face transformer website which is actually quite creepy. When I changed the picture of my face to see what i would look like as an old person, i looked exactly like my grandfather on my mom's side. crazy. it's definately worth a look.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Fortunate Fortunes

Today is quite possibly the only time that I ever get amazing fortune cookies. I'm not saying I believe in fortune cookies, but today I got some pretty interesting ones. One of them really got me thinking though. It said:
You stand in your own light. Make it shine.
I know i don't stand in my own light, but it's the second part that struck me. "Make it shine," it says. I try so hard. I want so badly to shine. There is so much gunk on this mirror that i can barely see who I am, much less shine. Am i trying so hard to look past all the grime that I don't realize i need to clean off the mirror to shine the light? I guess I was.
I am definitely excited about going to unt next year. Hopefully I'll be living in maple hall where I hope to shine. I have already registered for classes. They are the following:

ART 1440.001 Design I; Wed 1-1:50 PM; Lab: Tues, Thurs 10-11:50 AM; Instructor: Sally Packard.
It's apparently a design class. I have no idea what kind of designing i'll be doing. I'll make the best of it.
ART 2655.502 B&W Photography II; Tues, Thurs 3-5:50 PM; Instructor: Brent Phelps.
Since I took B&W Photgraphy I at utd, I assume this is the next course. I will have to see what happens as a result of this. I might have to take the first class again, though I doubt it.
ENGL 3140.003 Inter Creative Writing (Fiction); Tues 6:30-9:20 PM; Instructor: TBA.
Hopefully this is as good a class as the one here at utd. if you want to read any of my stuff you can request a copy via the comments.
PSCI 1040.001 American Government; Mon, Wed, Fri 9-9:50 AM; Instructor: Gloria Cox.
People said she was crazy, so what the heck. Gotta make it count.

That's not all I have to say today, but that's all i want to post.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Again with the music...

Beautiful. That is only one of the possible descriptions for The Album Leaf's "In A Safe Place." I highly recommend checking it out. It is amazing.

Friday, April 22, 2005

A band that is good

that is the death cab for cutie. awesome indie rock, beautiful lyrics delivered in amazing vocals by Ben Gibbard. i highly recommend checking them out. Start with "the photo album" album. beautiful songs.

if you like them, check out the postal service. amazing.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Facts of Life

Fact: Acorns are poisonous to humans, and, if eaten, will cause kidney damage.

crap. i am going to put my name on the kidney waiting list first things tomorrow.

Fact: Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

in bed? teehee...

Fact: When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles to frown, but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and smack them.

be forewarned...

Fact: Coca-Cola was originally green.

makes you wonder, doesn't it john?

Fact: Before Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb, people slept an average of 10 hours a night.

to think that without the lightbulb, i would probably be sleeping or something right now...

And that's all for today. All those facts and more can be found at the Able and Baker online comic strip. Check it out. It's linked above.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Says the wisest man on Earth

"Meaningless! Meaningless!"
says the Teacher.
"Utterly meaningless!
Everything is meaningless."
What does man gain from all his labor
at which he toils under the sun?
Generations come and generations go,
but the earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises.
The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea,
yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
there they return again.
All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say,
"Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
There is no remembrance of men of old,
and even those who are yet to come
will not be remembered
by those who follow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

here is what life is all about

are you ready? I am only saying this once. Life is all about being happy. Do what makes you happy. Don't strife to acheive wealth because when you die, you can't take it with you. Live life for today.

Monday, April 11, 2005

i so love drama

talk about life and death, talk about love and hate, talk about light and dark, but never say they are the same.

love defined:
love is not a feeling. it is not a fuzzy emotion in my stomach that makes me want to buy pink flowers and chocolates. love is an action. love is giving everything you have and when you've given your all, expecting nothing in return. that's it.

Friday, April 08, 2005

even if we come home empty handed...

i found a map to buried treasure. it's not going to be easy. as a matter of fact, it will be very difficult. but it is worth it... please come with me... please...

my hand is yours for the taking

you've done it again, but this is the end

i try hard to let your actions and your words go by unnoticed but your attitude is sour. so sour. you are like a sour selfish old man. i have never met anyone that could get away with it all, but you can. congratulations on your ability to change masks around the people you want to like you. you take the prize for best actor, but the picture came in dead last. congratulations on having yourself so figured out. i hope you have a happy life.

fell asleep in a pile of nails

new art photos coming soon. Also don't forget to comment on any of the previous pieces. i like the feedback, even if it's criticism. this is a kinda forced entry, i just felt i hadn't entered anything in a long time. well, have a good day.

that was tacky...