Some time ago in another city, back when I drank no alcohol at all:
- Them: So you're straightedge?
- Me: What does that mean?
- Them: (explanation)
- Me: Ahh, well then probably accidentally; not necessarily by any cultural or ideological conviction or sympathy
I sometimes wish I had more I could competently talk about more on my blog outside of the topics of
- Current events
- What does it mean to be human (or intelligent)
- Political philosophy
- Random dreams, poetry, etc
- omg my life is terrible I am lonely and bored
In theory, I could post more creative stuffs here, but given how little interest there was the last time, uploading might be a waste of time. Maybe in the long run, twitter is more sustainable than blogs for most people - finding something meaningful to say about the world is reasonably difficult, and most people lack the attention span to read or write long diary entries. Anyone can (in theory) put out an endless supply of short (possibly pithy) quips about everyday existence (by extension, this may be why Jon Stewart's comedy is more sustainable than Monty Python was - people who understand British politics and society of the appropriate times can see the deeply satirical bits underlying the surface funny, but it was never event-driven and so eventually creative juices dry out. A mix of straight news, joke news, and comedy is a recipe for a long career, so we'll probably see Stewart's hair continue to get greyer on TV).
Tried some of the Champagne Champegne last night because I doubt anything worth celebrating will come up soon - one of the few dry wines that I appreciate, it's very pleasant. Sadly, even the partial cup I had gave me a lingering headache for most of today (although that may be because I've not been eating well again recently - having a delicious sandwich (pesto is a close second to mustard for being the best universal condiment) at a local sandwich place helped a bit). Hopefully I'll finish the rest before it goes flat.
In theory I have a lot more to write about, but I'm still kind of frazzled and grumbly that these ideas never turn into real-world conversations anymore. Upside: enjoying some tasty cupcakes.