|KHftCEA 2000-04.2 April|
KHftCEA 2000-04.2 April
Went to a party at Brooke Tarnoff's in Waltham last night, at Rebekah's invitation, though I had e-mailed a few times with Brooke before. It was fun in a comedy geeks (turns out it was kinf of a Brandeis comedy group pre-reunion party) trying to impress eachother kind of way. Afterwards, Mo and I were talking about Rebekah. Mo says she has kind of an angular sensuality. I'm glad she keeps changing her hair; right now it seems lke Aeon Flux by way of Mary Tyler Moore. She has this odd conspiratorial way of saying "Hi" (as an aside, not as a greeting) that I'll always remember. It has this odd subtext of "I don't know what we are doing here, but it seems pretty good" that appeals to my existential side. (After all "I don't know what we are doing here, but it seems pretty good" could practically be my theory of life.)
Maybe having kids is a way of feeling like you're extending your lifespan. I could see that. The genetics makes it seem like something more than, say, just impacting lives as a teacher could be.
"Death is inevitable. I think life enjoys it"
-dream Isaac Asimov
"Oh, yes, this is my country. And this is the place, because you can say anything you want in America. There is the worst, but there is also the best, in America. When Europeans talk about America it makes me laugh. They don't know. America is anything you can say, do, be ... There are the dumbest but also the most intelligent people in America. Americans are great because they get so mad, they get so passionate. "
--Oliviero Toscani, artist behind Benetton's controversial campaigns
"Stupid people see beauty only in beautiful things."
--Oliviero Toscani quoting Dadaist Saying
I just picked up the front section of today's Boston Globe and saw that Edward Gorey died. That's a loss! Age of 75... is that old or not?
Idea for an invention for people who are too obsessed with time: a watch that drifts randomly forward and back. Or maybe one that wobbles, showing the very rough time.
My extensive notes from an impromptu meeting:
•The word "Account"
•A crudely drawn Walrus
•On the back of the paper, the word "Acct"
"Your life is lived with the kind of excitement that your forebears knew only in battle. They, unlike you, were the prisoner of mundane tasks."
"The Web and TV complement each other perfectly. TV doesn't require much attention from the viewer. It fits perfectly into the spaces created by downloading Web pages."
"We are a small-number people in a large-number world."
--James Gleick, Faster
IN L.R. LIGHT.
Gone To get
--note by Mo "bee slayer" Roihl, 00-4-23
Had a nice family time this Easter weekend. Saturday we had dessert over at Wigglesworth with my Mom and Mo's folks (who had already mentioned a $15K wedding budget.) Everyone gets along together so well, even when Uncle Bill reveals a reactionary Anglican/ predestinationism streak. Then today I went back for lamb and ham and yummy berry trifle with Nina and Billy and all of them. (Mo was with her family at the Longellow Inn.)
You know, I'm looking for something. Or more accurately, I'm looking for something to happen, like, to give me meaning. I don't know what. But for some reason I keep visualizing it as a big yellow and black monolith thing- I don't know where that comes from, but it bears some relationship to lighting conditions. You know, if I ever find religion I'll point to this paragraph as proof of something or other, but right now I'm not sure how I feel about simple answers.
"Life has got to be lived - That's all there is to it. At 70, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'this, too, shall pass!'"
--Eleanor Roosevelt, The New York Times, 8 Oct. 1954.
"It's not only the criminals and people outside with guns. Now it's the government, too."
--Marisleysis Gonzalez (Elian Relative)