January 24th, 2007

pink eye

mmrngmg

so i was supposed to drive/let paul drive to his drivers test (which is 45 minutes away. apparently the dmv in RI is stupid) so that he could use my car in his drivers test, because he let his license expire for some reason so needs to get retested to get a new one. this involved leaving at 10am. even being awake at 10am is not a part of my usual skillset, but since i'd gotten 4 hours monday night, i konked out early last night and woke up around 9:20 today. but anyway, paul just showed up and said he had discovered this morning that you need to take the RI drivers test in a car which is registered in RI. because obviously otherwise your driving will be less safe? so now paul is running around looking for someone with a local car. but anyway, moral of the story is now i am awake and it's not even 10am and what the hell do i do with myself?

at 4 today, i will be at the house in norwood mass where i will likely be working, assuming i don't get into any brawls today. i'm just going up to get officially acquainted with the place, hang out a couple hours, meet everyone, etc. then seeing some people in boston, crash somewhere, go up to lowell tomorrow, and back down hopefully in time for the open mic.
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    heart - alone. this has been in my head for a solid week
victory!

imism

(i think like once a year i post this as if it's a fresh revelation, but shut up.) i am a short-term pessimist and a long-term optimist. i expect today to fail utterly and be miserable, but a month from now i expect life to be bliss. i don't know why this is, and generally i am wrong on both counts. but it's how i see the world.

here is a quote from stumbling on happiness by daniel gilbert. "we treat our future selves as though they were our children, spending most of [...] our days constructing tomorrows that we hope will make them happy."

ps: shut up a month from now is totally long-term

pps: i am meeting people now who don't use livejournal, and i don't know what to do.