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Sun, Jul. 10th, 2005 05:40 pm
don't mind me

just a few things i need to get out...random bits of this and that...



first, i stormed a castle in my dreams last night
this isn't the first time this has happened
but its the first time i remembered exactly what it felt like to slice through flesh
gross, right?

i argued last night for a good hour about the similarities and differences between economics and art with two securities traders. basically, no one wants to deal with the bad news. the only way we can succeed is to use the current system's structure to slowly convince it to consume itself. not exactly the easiest thing to pull off. though the two of them drunkenly kept trying to establish differences between each other that didn't exist, to my surprise there was a lot we could agree on. whether thats because one of them used to date an artist, i couldn't really put my finger on it.

i haven't had a laptop battery for the last month or two. i realized this morning that its cut down greatly on the amount of writing i've been able to do, as i don't carry it around with me, and i fill my sketchbooks with mostly drawings these days.

björk and her ten person entourage came to my solo exhibition the night my visa ended and i was on a plane for thailand.

i'm thinking about putting the show online, but i really can't decide. its more of a time/labor/effort issue. i really have none of those at the moment.

contemplating another piercing

buy the sufjan stevens illinois album

sarongs are the shit

tae SHOULD be coming to tokyo soon

jessie sprague gets here in like two days

i'm trying to pack before that happens - its hard

oh yeah i went to thailand and stayed in tae's home again. it was wonderful, though extremely blitzed. the whole trip lasted 3 full days. but it was nice. and you know what i mean. (and no! not the women - i've never gotten involved in that part of the thai experience, getcho mind outa tha gutter)

i've been awarded a scholarship without applying for it. a full ride for the next year in regards to everything academic. the Free Thinker's Scholarship. very odd. the first one they've ever given at my school, and the school chose me as the first recipient. i don't know what to say, but 30k makes me really want to say very little. except that i feel like the institution is attempting to suck me back into the system in some attempt to ensure its own future. needless to say, this clears out all of my financial concerns for the next year. the car, the roadtrip, the living situation, all of it. i was also handed a single in bryant.

i can't leave tokyo - things have been going too well, and they only seem to be getting better. alambique had its first anniversary last night. the tshirts weren't printed as well as i'd hoped, but that was a money issue, so whatever - next time.

i hung out last night with the head of namaiki designs, the group that handled all of MTV Japan's identity and promotions for this year's VMA's. awesome discussions were had. topics ranged from duck-rice-partnership, sustainable architecture, google maps not letting you zoom into the ocean, the role of intelligent designERS, the fact that the thing he's most proud of in his life is a one foot cucumber he just grew, the fact that we all want to escape to the wilderness deep inside but most of us won't be ready when we have to, SARS as a sociopolitical experiment in terror, the possible death of two-thirds of the american population, and possible subversive uses of the establishment to effect change contrary to its own agendas. the general point being that he is interested in culture drone, agreed to look over what we're producing, possibly host it at superdeluxe, and offer us his two cents in regards to things we might be missing.

technically, i shouldn't have sat down and written all this, because i have a lot to get done before the day is through, and that means i must go and start it with my shower. i spent most of the day in bed with a hangover. anniversary celebrations tend to go on well into the morning.

oh, and so you'll all stop asking me...

I GET HOME SOMETIME BETWEEN


JULY 22 - 25



i miss you too.

Current Mood: hungry hungry
Current Music: Sufjan Stevens / Come On! Feel the Illinoise!, Pt. I: The World's Columbian Exposition / Pt. II: Car

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catches_sars
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lauren
Sun, Jul. 10th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
duder

AND WHO BOUGHT YOU THAT SUFJAN ALBUM?????????????


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nickorbenick
nickorbenick
nickorbenick
Sun, Jul. 10th, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)
Re: duder

DUDER!


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aliaspitfire
aliaspitfire
Sun, Jul. 10th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)

That is great that Bjork came to your exhibition. I am so sorry you missed it!


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wordslide
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Emily
Mon, Jul. 11th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)

the new sufjan stevens album is wonderful! and though you shouldn't have written all this, I am glad you did. amazing that Bjork went to your exhibition.

I went to the tea gardens last night and it was magic as usual.

look me up when you get over the jet lag


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catches_sars
catches_sars
lauren
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)

basically, no one wants to deal with the bad news.

I DON'T THINK ABOUT THE BAD STUFF BECAUSE JESUS TELLS ME NOT TO!


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nickorbenick
nickorbenick
nickorbenick
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)

i love you?


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Love niners

so I'm not sure if I told you... but since this is the best way to tell you anything.. I am going to Vietnam!! As my first trip not only to Asia but to my family's home country, I am absolutely thrilled.. a little embarrassed and nervous that I don't speak Vietnamese.. but they probably won't think I'm Vietnamese anyways since most people don't.. but I'm deliriously excited.. it's certain to be a life-changing experience for me.. and for my 21st birthday.. very appropriate I think at this juncture in my life. So this all means I'm leaving LA on August 14. BUT I will be here around the time you'll be getting home.. and I know you told me you would be very busy.. but how would you feel about my sister and I driving up some weekend when you're back in her new convertible benz and doing some wine-tasting in SB?

Let me know.

Besos.. ciaaaooo


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