June 25, 2005

Dallas > Austin


Dallas Public Library--Dallas, TX (dhur?!)

Whew. Deep breathe. I started a new journey today. What do I mean? Well, it so happens that Richland College is short on funds this summer and will not have a second summer session which means there will be no campus life. Initially, I thought of returning to Austin. Campus life is always kicking in Austin. However, after talking with my little sister, I made a compromise to try and stay in Dallas but see if another college atmosphere can keep me happy and stimulated.

So today, I headed downtown to a community college called "El Centro". What a cool name for a college, huh? Well, the campus is pretty neat. I definitely like the atmosphere that surrounds the campus...pedestrians walking about, highrises that seem to go into the sky forever, the sounds of construction crews refurbishing roads..sounds of Life and production. Still, it does not come close to UT life. I know summers are slow at any campus around the nation, but at UT seems to retain it's vibe way past midnight. Well, comrades, I gotta scoot my boot. Leave me a comment when you get a chance. Until we meet again...Dao...signing out!

June 12, 2005

Ramblings


Older Brother's Apartment--Dallas, TX

Since last we spoke, I have been predominantly occupied with photography. I have an older brother who does photography, and being the best looking in the family, he's always asking me to model for him (okay, okay, so I'm the one who volunteers...but that's besides the point). My entry today is about stimulation. What about stimulation you may ask? Well, how about we start off with fire. Yes, you see, my friends, fire burns.

And when you place fire, for instance, a flame, under your palm, you will feel a stimulation, in the form of a burn. Well, if it's that simple, can we do the same for our minds? I notice that I get bored often, and I KNOW that being bored is not unique to me. Lately, when I get bored, I try to find any means necessary to get stimulation. A red pepper in the eye is not recommended. A bad book is neither.

I like music, especially hip hop done by rage against the machine. That's some good shi*. Actually, I write very much like rap mc's; improvisational and in-flow. Well, at least I try. When you write in the stream-of-consciousness style, alot of dumb shi* comes out, but every now and then, you get a morsel of insight, and you hold on to that, b/c that kernel can turn into something grand.

Back to stimulation. I was thinking today about a friend of mine's journal entries. This girl can really write. If you get a chance check out her journals at the bottom of this entry. Her name's Ann and my family knows her family since i was 9 or so. Well, she grew up pretty lovely and witty, too. Of course, don't tell her that, I think she's got enough of an ego to outlast and eggo. Does that make sense? Guess that makes us perfect for each other, eh?

Imagine getting two egotistical people together? Joke: what do you get when you get one big head with an even bigger head? 21/3 big heads. Dang, I'm funny. The beauty of having your own journal: you can write whatever you feel like and people can't say a darn thing because it is meant to be yours, and if they don't think you're funny, well, then they're wrong, because I am funny...i think.

OKAY. So, we were on the topic of stimulation, I would like to go about my day perpetually stimulated? Imagine that! I would go around poking at people asking, "Hey, do I look stimulated to you?" Well, it is getting to that time of my entry where I say sai-a-nara for now and I hope to have kept your interest to return to my site another day. Best wishes to you and if you need anything at all, gimme a holla. My number is 9723873.4650 and my photography site (under construction...the pictures aren't even mine...yet) is www.goeocities.com/upclosephoto. C'iao for now.

Check this girl out...www.geocities.com/annatsmu. Girl can write.