Friday, March 05, 2004

Lazy day. Don't feel much like doing...
The Friday Five
What was...

1. ...your first grade teacher's name? Booth was Third Grade, not sure on the first grade

2. ...your favorite Saturday morning cartoon? Justice League of America

3. ...the name of your very first best friend? Scott Wesner

4. ...your favorite breakfast cereal? Grape Nuts

5. ...your favorite thing to do after school? watch TV

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Author visit today. It was pretty good. I do not think I could write books. It is a lot of work and I run out of ideas in like the first three pages.
Wondering what will come of getting an advanced degree. What benefits will it bring. Right now it is a lot of work and it is difficult to see the benefits weighed against the costs. Wondering too...it left me...
Ever wanted to lead the life of a superhero?
This rain is great!
I wish I could be profound sometimes. really deep. and not sound to goofy. Sometimes I think I keep a lot hidden from others in that way. I read something about the blog being a way to express a part of your self but it is just a part. Maybe that hidden manifestation of the self is reflected outward through this stream of consciencous writting. Putting down those things that drift through. pausing for a moment to be recorded but then moving on. Then we cast a net and catch those random clusters and sometimes nothing makes sense as it is out of the context of the whole. We are unable to grasp the whole it would seem because of the nature of this forum. But little bits leak out and spread and the waft and the warp begin to show the patterns and textures that make up who we are and what we believe.
What we believe at just that moment. That is a troubling thing. In writing down these things they become permenant even tho they are just bytes and ether. That writing fixes those words, emotions, thoughts, for eternity and for others. But know that it is just that, it is not permenant. it is changing and evolving and growing. The thoughts of two weeks ago are were influenced by a life time and those thoughts are influenced by the future thoughts as well. so our conclusions of before are no longer our conclusions because we have changed and that change should not have to hold us directly accountable for all of that. The change that occurs ensures, that unless we are rooted too deeply in a dogma, growth or perhaps regression. Grow today.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Sing, Sing a song, Sing outload, Make it strong...
For Tony Orlando and ...
One thing

Restless tonight - Can not sleep because a cat is howling outside the window
Cause I wasted the light - My batteries ran out
Between both these times - 10 and 11
I drew a really thin line - it was Red
It’s nothing I planned - I failed out of Archtecture School
And not that I can - I used to work in a Tuna Factory
But you should be mine - digging for gold, maybe silver
Across that line - Don't go on strike, you may lose your job at the mine.

If I traded it all - Bartering is illegal in the US (no taxes)
If I gave it all away for one thing - Not a very good barterer anyway
Just for one thing- Forgot what I said above
If I sorted it out - After the mine, I got a job at the post office
If I knew all about this one thing - Not really a Reninsance Man either.
Wouldn’t that be something - No just one thing, not something

I promise I might - Mighty Joe Young
Not walk on by - Walk on by those on strike and you may get bonked
Maybe next time - I will join the strike
But not this time - I need to eat

Even though I know - I know only one thing
I don’t want to know - Live in ignorance will you?
Yeah I guess I know - Not very much though
I just hate how it sounds - That cat is driving me crazy
And here we go with the avitar image...
Found this cool avitar site from someone elses blog it is cool. I made an one. Trying to upload it now. If an image is no the web put in a code to see the image. The code is img scr="with the link in qoutes" There is a < before img and a > after the quotes. Will it work again?
Trying to figure out how to put in an picture.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Got home this afternoon and blew a little glass. Working on a particular shape. Sort of a round base and a long thin neck. Work the piece just a bit after the transfer to open the neck some. The length comes from swinging before the transfer and the roundness is best created by a bit of jacking near the botton to squeeze in the neck. Thus cutting in a cool spot for when blowing the bottom third of the piece expands round. It comes out pretty good and is really a pretty decent vase for flowers. Could be a bit thin in the neck but not sure. Need to get some good flowers for these vases to see. Trying different colors too. All and all not a bad evening in the studio.
Putting off writting for the class with Dr. P. It is a lot to do and not too motivated but I will get to it tomorrow and Friday and the weekend to try to make something come together. Lacking the focus necessary.
Have also to start on the CHT3 grant website. It is going to come together beautifully. I think we can really make an impact with it. Keep track of time and journal. Not to bad all in all.
You all behave.
A
I caved in and did the 100 things. Well almost 100. What else would you like to know?

Monday, March 01, 2004

I have been thinking lately that time is not really all that important. Every thing that needs to get done gets done. It is the wu wei of the Tao. That is non-action. From my understanding everything gets done. It is in non-action. It is not really full non-action. It seems to be action that is taken but it does not seem as though any action has been taken.
Ghost Dog said something about the rain. You can run from eve to eave avoiding the rain trying not to get wet but in the end you get wet. Accept this fact and do not act any differently. Found the quote at http://stickgrappler2.tripod.com/phi/ghostdog.html “There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.”
There is the analogy of the bull. You have to choose which horn when the bull is running at you. The dilemma of the right or of the left. More often then not I choose neither.
Making a choice or not making a choice. Either way you ware still making a choice.
I have read often in the last few days that the road less traveled is that way for a reason.
Try? There is no try. There is do and there is do not. – Yoda
Well, as you can tell the SBC training on Saturday went very well. Look for a UCO/SBC/Intel Blog in the future. It should be a great way to track progress during sessions.
Any ideas for the UCO/SBC/Intel website? Let me know.
Working on the Stock Market today in class. researching companies for buying stocks.
Blew some glass on Saturday. Made of couple of nice vases and an interesting bowl.
I made paperweights and magnets on Sunday. It was a good day and I got several things created I needed to get complete. Back to the grind.