Friday, July 23, 2004

on solitude

"[The] group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man," John Steinbeck, East of Eden.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Thursday, July 15, 2004

two omens

Fair or fowl? First; this morning, as I started to drift out of deep sleep, I had a dream of being visited in my bed by a large bird of prey. It was either a hawk or a small brown eagle. I awoke and drowsily moved the bird with my hand so I could go back to sleep. The impactful thing about the dream was that it seemed hyper-real. Also, that I felt familiar with the bird and was not afraid that it would bite me. I feel as though it was a totem animal or a spirit animal which came to me with a message of empowerment. Sencondly, as I was walking to school I walked by a cute little house with a yard filled with flowers and a little girl with blonde hair. In her adorable little white dress, she looked just like Alice flitting about in Wonderland and I told her as much. It was an uplifting moment.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004


I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby

Saturday, July 10, 2004

my enneagram type is 4w5

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Bring in the Clowns

I went with my roommate 'Tofu' to a really fun theatrical performance by a local theatre troupe called Dell'Arte. It was an outdoor, evening performance and I really enjoyed myself.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

stream of consciousness

I have begun my class in Beginning Painting and finished my first painting. Actually, it could probably use more work, but it is technically finished. It is an exercise in values (tone/shading). I used Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. I'm proud of it. It's very satisfying to go to that class. The time just flies by and I become completely absorbed in what I'm doing. My other class, on the other hand, is weight training. I don't really like to go to that because I feel like it's so unfamiliar and it feels like I'm going to a gym. I'm not used to it. I can either lift weights or go swimming. I feel a little bit afraid to even walk into the weightroom. It just feels like I don't belong there. However, I brought my gym clothes today in the hopes that I will force myself to go. It's so strange to me how I have certain hurdles to jump that feel like huge mountains to me, and then other things are just perfectly enjoyable and fine for me. I guess the best thing is to push myself to do the things that don't come as easily? Right now, I'm hungry and crave bacon, eggs and cheese.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

T-Squared's art

Okay, I have the pictures of T^2's art, now. They are on my 'moblog' which you can access by clicking on the thumbnails in my sidebar. He is a local artist here in Arcata... considered an "outsider" artist because he has had no artistic training and is homeless; i.e., not a member of the "art community." His medium is found objects. Mostly lids from bottles, pieces of screen and blocks of wood. I have spoken with him and I see him around town a lot, as do many of the people I know. He really seems like a true artist to me. I get that vibe from him.

Friday, July 02, 2004

i am a rock

I was listening to this song this morning and thought to myself: hmmmm.... When did this start to apply to me?

Thursday, July 01, 2004


This morning I woke up to find one of these in my coffee cup! Needless to say, I was rather startled and let out a shriek! But, it was a cute little frog after all.