Friday, January 25, 2008

i strike back like the empire

FAXMACHINEANTHEMS IS BACK ONLINE! this last month has been... well... epic. epic challenges, changes, and lessons. cheezy? i think so. poignant? you bet.
since my last post i have become an entirely different man. i lopped off all the locks, for one. that was a tough change. it was time for them to go, though. i've calculated that, since my last post, i have read (i think) 8 or so books. the one im on right now is called "What is the What" by David Eggers. fascinating. riveting. humorous. heartbreaking. since my last post i have also applied for about 14 different jobs, and i am still left unemployed. i started my second semester at chatt state too. im taking 18 hours this semester, down from my original plan of 21. i dropped one. something else has changed: i am now a slave to my schedule book. after 20 years of being scatterbrained and taken off guard by homework assignments and scrambling at the last minute to get things done, i took the safer path of just writing everything down. it works, believe it or not. every night before i go to sleep i make a to do list for the next day. i wake up a few hours before my first class or commitment, have a shower, have devotions, get my day planned, and have some breakfast. its amazing. strangely enough, its difficult for me to sleep past 9. i tried. its harder than it used to be. for the last month and a half i have had the pleasure of spending large quantities of time with miss kinsey bolinger and my second family. thats been a real treat. i hadn't been able to spend much time with her since about a year ago, due to distance and scheduling, so ive been making the most of the opportunity. she's leaving to go back to Onion University (Jackson TN) in a few days. she will be sorely missed.
anyways, i miss all my CovCol friends, as usual. im becoming increasingly busy, as usual. im continuing in ceramics as well. ill be trying to do production pottery this semester. i weaseled my way into additional shelf space in the studio. haha. i like winning.
well, im glad to be back, and ill be posting again soon. i missed doing this. i just needed to take a break for a while. im now hungry and i still need to get some sketches finished before i can eat, so im done with this post. here a little pickey pick for those who have not yet seen the new 'doo. (the kids today would refer to it as a pseudo-frohawk. i approve.)



Chris Nystrom said...

I like the fauxhawk

scotch said...

fake hawk? i considered spelling it like that. is that the proper spelling?

Chris Nystrom said...

i believe so.

Chris Nystrom said...

i played the concert here last Saturday in Sanderson... Asher and the Economy of Sound played after me. We each played for about 45 minutes. It was great stuff. I played pretty much just things I have written.

Lowen said...

Good to hear.

I loved What is the What. I finished that book as I was landing back in Atlanta from Uganda.

And hey man--just a little advice: Don't strike back like the empire. Do like Mos Def does: "..I Strike the empire back!"

Anonymous said...

Dude. This is all crazy! Schedule book? Haircut? What?
Who are you??
I'm glad you're posting again! Miss you! (Or at least the Scott I used to know...) ;)