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Hip Lingo for Myself. [Jul. 28th, 2004|02:00 am]
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Today was a good day.

I didn't have a smoke for a few hours after the morning. The awakening of the senses of smell and the other senses make for an alarming state. I'm starting to feel the urge to remain calm at all times, which makes the desire to cease tobacco stimulants rise, ever so slowly.

The home phone keeps ringing for more than one previous number-owner, for not only doctor visits, but also for standard annual government stuff. One was for payment on storage. These folks either moved, died, or became the faceless without homes. The phone calls happen at the crack of morning, and they tend to wake me unpleasantly, so I unplug the home phone line at night. I never use that phone, so I'm not missing any personal phone calls.

I like the quiet. I find that I actually thrive when I am cut off from the world. World news grows unnecessary to me with exception to emergency notices. My intake of political information recedes to an all-time low. I find that I am much happier when I focus on the personal part of my life. Of all information I take into account, only sports information and motion picture information remain, as always, a daily intake. While I am lonely, I also use the time to reflect upon my unique situation in this unique time of life.

The most beautiful part of Los Angeles, to me, is the stability of the weather. Every day is the exact same high dose of sunshine, with a varied level of heat. The heat is dry, and my sinuses welcome the arid climate. The Los Angeles weather patterns are the exact opposite in stability and range to that of a Michigan year. In other words, the weather is perfect as a sunny and constant background.

Today was the first day I could actually walk without a limp. I used the afternoon to do a short walk around the block. We really do not firmly know what we have until it is gone. A knee injury, now and then, helps remind me of every other fortunate aspect of my life with which I'd normally take for granted.

I watched a documentary, A Galaxy Far Far Away. Two men from the LA area made a documentary around the buzz of the opening of Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. While the fans depicted in the documentary usually happened to fall upon the over-indulgence into the Star Wars universe, it does remain true that Lucas's serials appeal to the most wide-ranging demographics and age groups. His galactic saga helps millions into the natural desire for escapism, and without Lucas, not only would there be more Hobbit enthusiasts, but the USC campus would be far less of an impressive atmosphere.

I would have liked to work more on my friend Brad's thesis film set, however, I would rather heal my knee than edge toward permanent disability. Brad's film goes well, and hopefully, there will be more projects with which I can work with Jim and Brad in the future.

Many folks feel that they have some major illness or major void in their lives. Inner vision is a life process. The hardest vision to grasp with clarity is that of the self. With that in mind, knowing the self helps to know others. The revelation is not one of dejection of knowing no one. The major part of filling the void, with the help of internal query and discovery, can simply be to know yourself.

[User Picture]From: fruitpunch76
2004-07-28 05:31 am (UTC)
There is more truth in what you said than is realized.

I'm glad your day was a good one. I got much needed rest last night.

The countdown begins :op 2 weeks!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-28 03:41 pm (UTC)
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From: pernod
2004-07-28 08:30 am (UTC)
good luck with the knee.
i had a serious ear infection a few years ago,
where i thought that i'd lose some of my hearing.
i had to keep getting excess skin and junk
taken out of my ear. all through it, i kept thinking of how
lucky i was before the injury.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-28 03:32 pm (UTC)
Oh man, ear infections play a large part of my childhood history.

I had some severe ear infections as a child. The doctors didn't put tubes in my ear canal, but they told my mother that the ear canals were not formed with optimal ability to drain.

As I grew to older age, the canals seemed to have straightened out enough for the ability to drain. However, I historically have had wax buildup like nobody else. Half-dollar-sized chunks of wax came out a couple years ago after a need to hit the emergency room . . . no wonder I lost hearing in that ear.

To this day, I don't like walkman headphones or other things put over my ears. In the dead of cold Michigan winters, I refused to wear ear muffs, more because of the pressing against the ear canals than how silly they looked.
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[User Picture]From: lordjunon
2004-07-28 09:44 am (UTC)
knee injuries suck. My shoulder always gives me problems for some reason. I forget. What DO you do for work over there?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-28 03:37 pm (UTC)
Well, currently, nothing . . .

I can't get that management job that I crave. The set design was free work for my friend. I am 27 years old, and I'd like a little more responsibility. Employers seem to think that my varied work experience is more of a warning sign than a blessing.

How many managers know how to take care of boats, build things, cook well, understand the inner-workings of the cable company, auto insurance, life insurance, retail, have hobbies in computing, sports, art, and can learn new tasks well in less than 2 weeks?

With the undergrad degree, maybe I'm over-qualified for entry level, given my age, and under-qualified for management, given my lack of mgmt. experience.
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