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Iris

September 29th, 2008 (01:25 pm)
current mood: Miserable

And I'd give up forever to touch you,
Cause I know that you feel me somehow.
You're the closest heaven that I'll ever be,
And I don't want to go home right now.

And all I can taste is this moment,
And all I can breathe is your life,
And sooner or later it's over,
I just don't want to miss you tonight.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming,
Or the moment of the truth in your lies.
When everything feels like the movies,
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive.

And I don't want the world to see me,
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

And I don't want the world to see me,
Cause I don't think that they'd understand.
When everything's made to be broken,
I just want you to know who I am.

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Traffic...

August 26th, 2008 (09:40 pm)

Today I was late to my prestart meeting with Katrina Green, my admissions adviser. It takes about 2 hours driving from Clearwater to Orlando...we left an hour early to be sure we weren't late but underestimated Orlando traffic. I was semi-frustrated when listening to Katrina give us advice that will help us with our time in Full Sail after realizing that everything she was saying, i'd either read or heard before...The one benefit from rushing to this meeting is I have a head-start on tomorrow's events: Registration and Orientation. There are a few packets I need to fill out and have ready for tomorrow- if I hadn't attended the meeting, I would be filling out papers all day tomorrow...whoo...

I show up tomorrow at 11am to register, then from 12:30 to 4 is Orientation where I will recieve my bag that allows me into the deeper sanctums of Full Sail...

Thurday I show up at 9am to recieve my Macbook Pro and training for it in which I will create a business card (Byah, I get a business card...) After that I will FINALLY move in!

I'll need to get a watch compatible with military time, as that is how Full Sail's schedule runs.

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Baby steps

August 25th, 2008 (10:07 pm)

Dad, Grandma, and I made our way to florida today. Nothing to exciting there...10 hour drive. For the next three days I'll be driving back and forth between here (Clearwater) and Orlando until I finally move in on Thursday.

My Grandma laughs at the term "knuckle-draggers".

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The night before...

August 25th, 2008 (12:57 am)

In a few hours I'll be getting in a truck and making my way to Florida with my Father and Grandmother. I will be moving into an apartment with Adam Kordus in Bishop Park- a little over a mile away from the school I will be attending for the next 2+ years, Full Sail University. Through this blog, i'll be updating my thoughts and experiences for my family and friends. I'm deciding if I'll post pictures/updates of my work through here or create another blog to update with...either way- expect to see play by play of my progress.


I'll post more tomorrow after I've slept, drove, arrived, and maybe eaten.

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By A.J. Jacobs

March 27th, 2008 (12:02 pm)
confused

current mood: confused

 

Of all the overrated things in the world — sex on the beach, John Updike — the most overrated is the Truth. The Truth has its uses, yes, but it should be approached with extreme caution. Especially when dealing with self-knowledge, the Truth can be a soul-sapping drag.

My love of delusion crystallized when I learned about a psychological theory called depressive realism. This holds that the people with the most accurate view of the world are the clinically depressed. Studies show they have a correct perception of how much they control the outcome of events — namely, very little. (Not all scientists buy this theory; but they're probably just deluded.)

More recently, I read the article in this very magazine about Dennis Kucinich. The man actually believes he's going to be president someday. Which is an astounding feat of self-delusion — and, I'm convinced, the only thing that keeps him going.

Self-delusion is not a defense mechanism or coping technique. It's the most human thing we have. It's faith, existential courage, essential to mixing a decent drink, loving our spouse, writing a sentence. It's what separates us from the animals and the boring.

I'm not just advocating positive thinking; I'm advocating a willing suspension of reality. Irrational exuberance. It's not a matter of seeing the glass as half full or half empty. In reality, the glass is usually 5 percent full and 95 percent empty. But you have to force yourself to believe that it's half full so that you can engage and try to solve problems and bring the real percentage up to 10. Because otherwise it'd drop down to zero, and Kucinich probably would have spent his life as a Christmas elf at Macy's.

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