Sunday, July 6, 2014

Daily Interactions

How was your weekend?

Pretty good. And you?

Same here. Too short, though.

It always is!!


I wonder how many times I've had that exact interaction with someone. A neighbor. A co-worker. A classmate.

Serve. Return. Overhead smash. 

Tiny set-ups for an age-old joke.

It's a choreographed routine of words, and we've all learned it and internalized it and it's pure reflex by now.

Are any daily interactions truly original? Has anything we've done not been done before?

We're all just floating along, interacting with each other, perpetuating the social norms, filling the day with small talk and cliche and rote responses.

Is this what we've settled for?

Also, is it too late to go bake brownies...?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

My Next Kit

*Warning: Gear Geek Out Session Ahead!!!

I'm starting to drum more.

And I have a solid kit now (PDP FS 5 piece birch kit (sans snare) with a Sonor 1001 16" Floor Tom add on and a Ludwig steel snare), but I'm already looking ahead to the next kit that I'll be investing in.

I'd like it to be maple.

I'd like it to be a 6 piece (kick, snare, 2 rack toms, 2 floor toms).

I'd like it to be under $2000.

I've just started really looking (even if I'm a couple years away from actually making a purchase), but the first kit I've found that looks promising is the Mapex Saturn IV. Maple/ Walnut shells and the configuration that I'm looking for.

Now I just need to find a snare...

Ok... geek out session complete...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Three Days Down

Eighteen more to go.

They say it takes three weeks to create a habit.

Well, shit. I just read that article and the whole premise of this post is pretty much shot to all hell.

But that's okay, too. Realizing that you're wrong and that you have to re-examine your worldview. In a lot of ways, you have to work to make it a habit not to get stuck in a perspective that is incapable of flexibility.

What habits would I like to form?

Keeping the house clean.

Practicing drums daily.

Digging in to the difficult projects at work instead of just cherry-picking the easier tasks.

Actively listening instead of tuning out and only catching the (perceived) highlights of a conversation.

Putting down the phone.


Three days down... just gotta keep writing. Just gotta keep flexing that creativity muscle. It will help a lot of different aspects of my life. Just getting it on to the page, whatever "it" is...

Three doors down... wait... days...

Three days down.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Things We All Feel














What's the point?

Does it mean anything?

Does what we do mean ANYTHING...?

What am I doing with my life? What's the greater purpose? Why am I writing this here? Why can't I talk about this with my wife? What am I hiding? What is the point...

What is the point...

What is the point...





It's a chess game, and I think I know what the next move should be, but I have no idea.

This blog is bullshit. This post is BULLSHIT.

Would geniuses exist without dunces?

What the hell am I writing?

There's a cat staring at me. He's swiped at me and drawn blood before. I can't help but think he enjoyed it, which is why he continues to swipe. And draw blood. I'm going to throw him off the bed at some point tonight. I know because I can see into the future.

Once you have the idea, it's already been done. I want to be one of those people that has undoneable ideas. Maybe those are the people that walk up and down Figueroa while talking to himself.

If she's empirically attractive but doesn't do anything for you does that mean you have bad taste? Or is this post just getting more bullshitty by the syllable?

Cat, don' t test me...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Too Busy

Too busy to blog.

Too busy to finish that song.

Too busy to read that book.

Too busy to clean.

Too busy to do it right.

Too busy to not cut corners.

Too busy for a lot of things.

But not too busy to watch TV or browse the internet or check email again or look at my Twitter feed or like that status or go on Reddit or click over to Netflix or cruise Instagram or do whatever else is distracting me from what I really want to do.

Too busy?

Just an excuse...