Sunday, August 25, 2002

Oh, how to summarize the recent events

Well, I'll be getting paid here soon, for the first time in over a month. Maybe almost two months. It's a lot more than I'm used to being paid, because it's all saved up for the end of the month, and because I'm working a job that other people have deemed worth more per month than the last ones. It's kind of fun- feels like I'm being paid this chunk of money for doing nothing, but it comes after a long period of feeling like I was doing all this crap for no money. I don't know if it's worth it.

Interesting that I chose to start with money... it's one of the only concrete, good things that I can really express in a paragraph. Another thing of that nature is the fact that with the click of a button, I can send e-mail to 23 people, and theoretically, in that e-mail I could command them to do something and then they would all do it. Wa-ha. Waa-haa-haa-haa.

So, when we moved, we put the television sets and entertainment center into the storage areas in our apartment. I could say that this was because we wanted to purge our brains of the daily innundation of idiocy, and on my roomie's part, that was probably it. I, however, just didn't want to try to arrange the living room furniture with that monstrosity in there.
It's weird, not having a television out. Quiet. I can think long, extended, looping and twirling thoughts. I'm not as angry, part of my old dose of daily anger coming from the fucking commercials other human beings see it somehow in their interests to subject people to. And I rarely, rarely miss it. We got it out last weekend and had a Monk marathon. (Tony Shaloub is an amazing actor.) Mom's been taping it for me.
I'd definitely recommend dumping television. I don't see anything wrong with it, per se, but it wasted SO MUCH TIME. It's kind of like having a person in your living room, whose job it is to tempt you not to do stuff that's actually constructive. I never even realized how much time it wasted, but I've found myself actually cooking stuff occasionally, reading more, writing in my journal more, and getting more sleep. I missed sleep.

Best wishes. To you and yours. Best best best wishes.