Friday, August 29, 2008

My human experiment

There's an old lady that takes the same bus as me to work. Something I've noticed is as she walks up to the bus stop, she always stops at the pay phone near the stop and checks the change dispenser for extra change. Every time I see this I think, "what the hell. Does she really expect to find change in there? When was the last time anyone ever used a freak'n pay phone? And even people do regularly use it, how often do they leave their change in there?" Seriously, I wonder when's the last time she actually found any money in there.

This morning, I was thinking the next time I get to the bus stop before her, I'll leave a penny in there, just so I can see her reaction when she finds it. I'll bet it'll make her day. I should film it too.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I need to be more selfish

I need to stop caring about what other people think. Occasionally (ok, more like daily), I'll think about quitting my job and running away to do something else. When I seriously consider doing this, I start feeling this surge of guilt. I feel guilty that I would be letting other people down. People like my parents and even my boss. This bothers me because, why the hell should I be feeling guilty for wanting to do something else? Why do I care what these people think? Shouldn't my feelings come before anyone elses?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Just start writing

I think I've already found a problem I have with trying to maintain a blog. I have this tendency to want to think out every post in its entirety before I write, which is ridiculous because then I end up never writing anything. Also what is happening is that new ideas for posts are popping into my head on a daily basis. All this thinking is leaving me in a state of apoplexy. So what I'm going to try now, is to just make a small chunk of time of half an hour or so and just write what I can in that time.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Hello World

Welcome to my blog.

There are two primary reasons I wanted to start a blog. First is: I suck at writing. So, what better way to improve than get as much practice as possible? I'm hoping that this blog will force me to write a little more and hopefully get some much needed practice.

Secondly, I've noticed recently that I tend to have a lot of random thoughts in my head that I want to share but I have no one to share them with. This leaves me feeling a little lonely. I know writing in a blog isn't a substitute for talking to another human being, but I figure for the purposes of letting all my thoughts out, it's the next best thing.

I also think it might be interesting to have a record of all the random things I think about. It might be fun (or scary) to look back over time to see how I've changed (or not).

So let's begin!