Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursdays IV: High Seas + Oceanites

"The first thing that goes through a captain's head when he hears there's low morale goin' around is: "What'd I do? Is it all my fault? "Well, he's probably right. Most of us have been together a long time. There are others that were here before that. Do you all not like me anymore? I mean, what am I supposed to do? I don't know. Look, if you're not against me... don't cross this line. If yes, do. I love you all."- Zissou


Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome.


Nobody knows what's going to happen. And then we film it. That's the whole concept.
 
Don't point that gun at him, he's an unpaid intern.
 
 
Cheers,
Happy Thursday

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

observances

Ever notice how when people say, "well anyone that knows me knows I...", that no one in the room seems to know that about them. Its as if the person has this preconcieved notion of themselves that everyone was supposed to keep up on; but ultimately failed to recognize.

Examples:
  • People who know me say I throw a great layup (he doesn't)
  • Anyone that knows me knows that I love my soap operas (who cares?)
  • Everyone knows that I am an accomplished poet (please, don't be so modest)
I guess if someone is going to make a statement like that, they should say something shocking afterwards...like that they killed a guy or something.

Grandparents do what Parents don't, in that they agitate an already steaming kettle. In an instance occurring in Barnes n Noble, the mother seems firm on not giving a screaming child what he wants, whereas the Grandmother (after the boy starts to calm down) decides that she is going to bring it back up again only to say the exact same thing to the same result.

I wonder what some people find as manageable for an affordable meal. Obviously fast food offers up the cheapeast options; but honestly that only occurs when you purchase $1.00 items. You still end up paying $4.00 to get a "full" meal, which is $3.00 cheaper than the preordained meal would have been anyways. Do people search for convienance (just ordering a meal), or to save a few bucks is it worth the hassle of a complicated order? Honestly having zero money makes me wish I had food even more than before. Now it seems that food is a rare outing, or an annual allowance... I don't like that feeling; but I suppose its partially my fault for not planning better (with money for the last 6 years). I don't particularly like fast food anymore; but a nice cafe with a sandwhich or a salad bar or a good resturant... well these are beyond my pay grade.

I wonder, as someone who is instinctively pursuing writing, if it really is that difficult to get published. I am looking at this table next to me, and upon its base are a line of trashy vampire romance novels. These knockoffs of Twilight and similiar properties leads me to question whether originality is actually a problem for getting something "out there". Obviously the flow to this table is minimal and the monthly unit sales of such "works" are probably minimal, but it just gives me a sense of hope to know that if I truly put all I am into a book that it could have the potential to be seen. At least it might be on a slightly elevated table perpindicular to said vampire romance novels.

Cheers