May 1st, 2008

Semiformalishmaybe

Revived by Horticultural Rage

Various contries of Europe as well as Communists, Socialists, and other liberal factions recognise today as Labour day, a day to reflect upon and recognise the growth of organised labour and progress made by such movements. Collapse )

I have a (phone) job interview(ish thing) for a job in SB, California on Friday, with a company that does a lot of stuff with perl. I am a bit disappointed that UCSB never gave me so much as a phone call, as at least one of the jobs I applied for looks to be incredibly awesome, but doing stuff with Perl tends to make me happy too and this job would get my life moving again. It would be kind of weird doing for a job something technically close to some of my personal projects though - if I do get this job I'll have to make sure they never try to claim as their "property" things I have or will do on my own....

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If I'm to leave the vaguely eastern part of the United States soon to take a job in CA, what should I do before I go, and what places should I visit?Collapse )I still need to figure out what to do about the cat situation. Like in many things in life, I wish I could manipulate time so as to have Beefalo for the rest of her life and then Tortfeasor at his current age for the rest of his life. As-is, nobody has come forth to offer to take him (or any of the computer stuff I tried to give away - like my occasionally open invites to grab food or do things never getting responses, apparently my blog is not in fact a good way to communicate with people I know)

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Semiformalishmaybe

Super Atman

Daydream: two celebrities are, arranged by their agent, to begin work on a project, but because they happen to be great admirers of each others works and have a fanboy attitude, they spend their entire first meeting getting each other's autographs and photos taken and other stuff.

Mind returns to thoughts of if, instead of no strong notion of self (anatman), there were a single atman - a single self looped through the life of every living being in the universe - a stronger karma. Also, profound loneliness and profound violation - strange emotions attached to strange ideas.

I sometimes wish that the fragments of me that explore ideas within other philosophies (some religious, many not, most mutually exclusive) could all be expressed and given a shot at in life - there are many spheres where I'd love to try out ideas and positions, but I cannot adopt their prerequisites with all of myself - the most I can play wih those ideas is inside a "shadow self", as insulated as a VM. Sure, I can dream up interactions with people I know and don't for those shadows, but holding all those branching possibilities in my head eventually becomes a burden and I can't emotionally benefit as much from things in these containers (but what if I could? If I ever learn to do that, perhaps I shall arrange minimal sustenace for myself and withdraw, just becoming a host of dreams. Maybe Sam Lowry had it right after all..

Today was a nice day walking around through the park with my accordion. I was up at 6am(!), and learned that Bruegger's bagels (and other bread products) are incredibly good when they're that fresh, leaps and bounds over how they are later in the day.

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