30 Days

We'll, I've been writing little entries for the last 30 days straight. I'm pretty happy about that. But I don't know if I'll keep it up. I want to have something important to say really. Not just write for the sake of writing.

Maybe I'll change things up though just to keep it fresh. Perhaps the next 30 days will be a photograph. Or a poem.

Poems are nice. 

Annihilation

Okay. So I just watched Alex Garland's latest movie "Annihilation" this afternoon. I really enjoyed it, though I can't necessarily explain it. It's funny how that works, isn't it.

There are lot's of things I can't really explain, but I do like. Things such as:

  • Twinkling Stars
  • Digital Cameras
  • Wi-Fi

SPOILER ALERT AHEAD:

Anyway, I suppose what I liked about Annihilation were just that it wasn't the traditional Sci-Fi story. Nothing was really answered.

I'm thinking now about what my favorite movies are and here they are in no specific order.

  • The Thin Red Line
  • The Fountain
  • Forrest Gump
  • Easy Rider
  • Badlands
  • Ondine
  • There Will Be Blood

Funny thing is, I haven't watched any of these movies in the last 5 years. I know there are a number of other movies I'm forgetting as well, but that's just the way it is. Maybe I don't like those other movies as much as I thought I did. I don't know really. These were the first few that came to me.

 

Long Day

It's been a long day. Lots of errands and cleaning in the apartment today.

I'm a bit tired, honestly, so I'm just going to share a picture of mine from earlier this week, after a different long day.

I liked the lighting in this photo. Peaceful and calm but strong. And Robin's red shirt. And the bare light bulb. Just little details of my life that I share for anyone that wants to look harder into a photograph.

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Jobs

I've had a number of jobs over the years. Here's what I've learned from them.

2000 - MLB Pitch Charter: I learned that a pitcher was incredibly good with his split finger fastball in 0-2 counts.

2000 - Baseball Youth Camp Counselor: I learned how to stop a 5 year old kid from crying after he tripped over second base. Give him fake money.

2000 to 2003 - TV Production Department Inventory Assistant: I learned how to play pinball on a Windows XP machine and look busy at the same time. 

2001 - Starbucks Barista: I learned that coffee smells good in a coffee shop. It does not smell good in one's laundry hamper a few days later.

2002 to 2005 - Florist: I learned that flowers are beautiful, pricey and predictable on Mother's Day.

2005 - Production Assistant: I learned how to track mileage on my car and the fastest route to Starbucks.

2005 to 2008 - Department Assistant Kid's TV Production: I learned that everyone and their grandmother has a show idea to pitch, and I if it involves an older guy with an acoustic guitar dressed in a silly outfit, I've heard it before. Pass.

2008 to 2009 - Freelance Artist: AKA Unemployed.

2009 to Current - Quality Control Technician: I learned that a lot of tech equipment is crap. Don't buy crap.

 

Bucket List

There are lots of things I want to do in life, but I don't think I have a list.

At what age does one decide they need a bucket list?

I get the point of one, but does it really determine if you've lived a good life?

Remember the episode of The Simpson's where Homer ate fugu and thought he was going to die. That episode made me cry. He made a list. It was a good list. Family oriented. 

I'd like my list to be family oriented too.