Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trembling to Death

The revolution will be brought to you
by Time-Warner.
I feel myself torn in a dozen directions. On the one hand, I believe in what the Occupy protests are doing, but the one in my town is being taken over by jackoffs. I believe in saving the ecosystem and building community, but the people I ride home with on the public transit bus make me want to shoot them all in the stomach and laugh at their agony. I believe in education and taking a hand in the political process, but it's so blatantly clear our government is entirely for sale and money-mongers are power-mongers, and the common man would rather watch Toddlers & Tiaras or football than have to think any longer than is absolutely necessary. And when I think I can indulge in a nice whisky and relax, I go back to my Asian trip through lands ravaged by war and capitalism.

I honestly don't know what to do with myself. I don't see any point to my hobbies, I don't hang out with friends, and I don't see a long-term future for my nation so what's the point of anything anyway. There's no point to books, podcasts, nice meals, new clothes, etc. I have no idea what I think I'm waiting for, and yet I can't end it, either. The race is lost but I still have to roll down the track to the finish line, as long as it takes, no matter the audience left a long time ago and the lights are out.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Political Rallies and Personal Achievements

I tell you, I get a lot more done when I make up lists.

I've made two to-do lists in the past week, and I'm knocking stuff out on them. I write them twice as long as is practical, and I usually accomplish half of their itemage before I go to bed. That's the point! Make them too long, work really hard to do as many as possible, and then when it's time for sleep, I've done way, way more than I would've of my own volition (i.e., without a list).

Last night I wrote up about ten new entries in my direly neglected Small Laws blog and today I uploaded four new pictures and entries to 365XN. I know that latter hasn't been a strictly daily process, but I am playing catch-up lately, and I still take photos in anticipation of getting caught up to myself.