Happy spring everybody!! What’s up? Well, here’s what S and D are doing right now:
They are making a spaceship I believe. And now for a bunch of randomness:
I really like walking around my town. Having the ipod encourages me to walk even more. How else I I going to listen to all those Savage Love and This American Life podcasts, not to mention Sacred Dub, baby! One drawback is I don’t feel comfortable singing out loud on the sidewalk. Not like I do in the car. That’s my main rehearsal space!
Then there are the other people on the sidewalks. Am I the only one who goes through a whole range of awkwardness and discomfort when someone else is coming toward me on the same side of the street?
When do you make eye contact? Do you make eye contact?
Do you say hello, or nod, or pretend the other person isn’t there? We don’t really have social norms about this, being such a car culture. When you are on a crowded city street it’s not a big deal, but in a quiet neighborhood where there is no one else around it’s just weird. You can see each other coming for a couple blocks. I get tense when that happens. So, do I cross the street? Or fiddle with my ipod? Or intently study some landscaping or architecture off to the side? Usually I try not to make eye contact until I’m close enough to say hello. When there are dogs present it’s a huge relief. A socially acceptable thing to look at. Babies in strollers are good for this too.
I’m unemployed right now, which you’d think would give me a lot of free time but strangely I seem to have less. And the free time I do have I’m usually paralyzed with guilt about my choices: housework, “projects” (oh, the tupperware and jar cupboard! And the boxes of photos! And the piles of paper!), helping the hubster at his office, or any of a number of “responsible” things. It’s hard to just relax and take a walk, or a nap, or watch 8 episodes of one TV show in a row (Ahh, the DVD age.)
I have dsl now. My music life is wonderful now. I actually used to download podcasts and albums on dialup. It was awful. Now a whole world is at my fingertips. Yes.
Thanks, Chaz, for the TV show recommendation.
I have more random shit but that is all for now. I’ll leave you with some celebrity crushes: