Staring at a computer screen for 6-plus hours doing the same thing over and over is easily enough to drive one batty.
At least until payday.
If I was writing this three hours ago, it would be pissier. I got stood up, hung out to dry, and left alone all night. It put me in a funk. So, in "High Fidelity" style, I started messing with my CDs. I switched out all the ones I keep in the carrier in my car, started a rip-and-burn process on a few others, and generally messed around.
Ate a bad meal, too.
Not much else. I'm about to start reading "The Great Gatsby". Technically I'll be reading it "again", but the first time was for 10th-grade English and, while I think I actually read most of it (which is pretty rare for a book assigned to me in high school), I didn't retain any of it, and it didn't make much of an impression. If this goes well, who knows what I'll try next (although I can promise you it won't be "The Catcher In The Rye", which makes me throw it across the room with loathing for the character whenever I try to read it, and it won't be anything by Jane Austen, either).
Today's Link Of The Day is about Bill Hicks. Bill Hicks was one of the great geniuses of comedy, and his untimely death in 1994 (just before the O.J. Simpson murders, which would have given Bill DECADES of material) leaves us all lessened. He had a fairly specific philosophy and worldview that I don't totally see eye-to-eye with-it borders a bit on the hippy-dippy or my taste-but even if you don't buy into that, you just need to know how fucking funny this guy was. The best summation of Bill's life and work-read it, and explore more about what else you can find-is available at http://www.rykodisc.com/RykoInternal/Features/262/letter.html
8/18/2001 3:36 AM