Tuesday, June 30, 2009

On choosing.

Choosy Moms (and now amended to Dads) choose JIF. I couldn't even choose a font that I liked for this blog. I went through numerous templates for backgrounds. The blank box for the title of this post saw me frantically deleting permutations and combinations of letters. I came pretty close to breaking a cold sweat. Neurotic, I know. I'm the worst at restaurants.

But truly, this can be quite the opportunity to develop a fluency with my fingers, and cool water stream of 21 year old musings.

As for what's going on in the world:

A) After my initial stunned reaction to Michael Jackson's passing, I proceeded to spend a good amount of time on YouTube and iTunes listening to the songs and watching the videos which fed me in my good-music diet. Inclusive of the Jackson 5, I've decided that my favorite MJ songs are, (in no particular order)

The Love You Save, I Want You Back, Human Nature, Man in the Mirror, Remember the Time, P.Y.T., and Rock With You.

He gave the world at large such an unprecedented vocabulary for music and movement and performance. Incredible. Thanks MJ. I hope Neverland is full of splendor.

B) Being in Thousand Oaks is.. something else. I'm more than excited to go to Westminster Free Clinic for the first time in a while and just appreciate the quiet small miracles of medicine that happen on Wednesday nights. Nothing fancy, just people caring for and about people.

C) Spending time with my parents has been a riot. I think that our China trip together will really allow me new lenses with which to see them and study them, interacting. I went through my journal entries written in China four years ago after high school, and am itching to see what I'll write about after college.

It's easy as 1-2-3! (ABC, that is)

Friday, June 19, 2009

About Time.

UCLA runs in weeks, 10 of them, and I have come to organize my life in just that type of system. With every 1st week, I'd marvel at the amount of free time I'd have after another ten. Here now, is that free time promised after my very last Undie Run, after twelve ten week stints. It has been a week since I securely fastened the cap and slipped on the bag of a gown to walk across stages smiling in stilettos. I figured I'd spend it fashioning a blog like I had meant to, auspiciously 7 days post the end of my college career. In that time, I have (among other activities) packed and unpacked, eaten, slept enormous amounts, danced, cooked, and written haiku.

Five Haiku for Five Days

Monday 6/15
Cardboard boxes now
contain years of myself
merging on freeways

Tuesday 6/16
Haven't had TV
three of four years in college.
I missed Jeopardy.

Wednesday 6/17
WeHo street corner
Taking blood pressures again
I am home once more

Thursday 6/18
Gorgeous artichokes
smiled at me from Trader Joe's
So I took them home.

Friday 6/19
I ruminated
twenty minutes storming brain
to give it a name.

It is about time that I began this electronic blog. I've been strictly paper-journaling for all of college, but thought maybe it'd be a nice gesture to share my experiences after college for those interested. The blogspot seems to herald something more grown-up than the Xanga I had not-so-religiously tended to in high school, signaling some semblance of adulthood. It's something like attaining a qwerty cell phone keypad. Something like that.