August 24th, 2001

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Damn. I thought this might happen. My temp agency called me up and told me that today's my last day here - apparently there's some crazy restructuring going on, which is why all the phones have been fucked up recently. Now, granted, I don't like working here, but I was getting paid well and I was hoping to start accumulating some extra cash, as opposed to not having any. My agency has been really good at getting me work, though, so I'm not too worried - summer is wrapping up, and it should be easier to find work now. Hell, maybe my next job will let me have Instant Messenger, and maybe I can even download the LJ client again - this Web interface is kinda dumb, and even though it's nice to have learned how to do links in HTML, it's still annoying.

Had a wierd memory this morning, the kind of memory that feels like I might have dreamt it, except that I know it happened. It was back when I was living in the Village, after I had quit Wanna; I spent a lot of time in my apartment, sulking and brooding. One night I poured myself some Maker's Mark and went up to my rooftop to get some air - that building has one of the most kick-ass rooftops in NYC - and I heard a commotion from across the street. I peered over and saw that there was a possibly pornographic film shoot in the top floor of the building; there were girls in robes, and tons of people milling about. However, my attention eventually focused on this one guy who was outside, sitting on the little mini-patio, chain-smoking. I remember inventing a little story about him, how he was perhaps having some unrequited-love issues with a fellow crew member, and how the reason why he was outside was a combination of shyness and a sort-of mental channelling, hoping she'd wonder where he was and would find him. Maybe that actually happened. I remember getting depressed because at least something was happening to that guy; I was merely being a voyeur, and when I got bored I had my empty apartment to return to.

If it were a dream, it would probably say a lot of things about my character at that time in my life; since it really actually happened, it says a lot more.


Editor's Note - 10:10am: Just for the record, this memory is not indicative of my current mind-state or anything like that. What happened was, this morning I was getting some coffee, and the coffee room on this floor looks out at an apartment building which has a lot of patios. The patio which was most eye-level had some sort of make-shift construction thing happening, and I thought to myself, "Hmm, I wonder if they're filming something," and suddenly that memory popped into my head.
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Viva Beta Band

Lyrics to Beta Band, "Eclipse"

The people asking questions to the people with the answers -
The people with the answers are the people with the questions -
So the people with the questions ask the people with the answers,
But the people with the answers won't tell the people with the questions the answers.

So the people with the questions, they ask the people with the answers,
but the people with the answers won't speak to them.

Because the people with the answers deem the people with the questions just a little bit too hoity-toity to speak to.

I'm a man who likes to be alone
I'm a man who likes to think alone
I don't have too many answers but I've got a whole heap of questions
I've got a whole heap of questions that I won't hide from you

(So long, don't smile, you can't hide)???

So, the people with the books, they went and stood upon the mountain to get away from the people with no books.
The people with the books, they started reading on the mountain but they couldn't see a thing because the sky went dark.

I don't know where the cloud cover came from;
I'm just sitting here rocking on the station.
I don't want to be the type of guy who lives alone, reading books and never eats a pizza pie.
Ahh....

(don't wanna be the type of person to sit alone with a book on my own

with a book on my own
with a book on my own)

The people with the questions got together with the people with the books and left the people with the answers out.

So the people with the answers started to mingle up the hill to meet with the people with the questions and the people with the books.

And we all live together on a little round ball
We all sing together when the cuckoo calls
We all live together on a little round ball
We all sing together when the cuckoo calls

I'm not the type who's living alone
You and me live together? Well, I don't know...

I'm not sitting here giving you a lesson
So I'll just keep my mouth shut in just a few minutes...

Can't keep quiet for long, I'm a human being
Can't help singing this song, I'm a human being

You wanna listen to me? I'm not in authority.

So the people with the answers met the people with the questions and the people with the books sat down.
And they finally decided to sit around and talk about their problems, to see if they could come up with some answers to meet the questions and the questions to meet the answers...

Well the leaves on the trees are green (Yeah, we agree on that)
And the roads are not very clean (OK, we agree on that)
And the food we eat is not very healthy (OK, we're agreed on that)
And the music we make is not particularly good (...OK, we're agreed on that)
And the planets sort of revolve around the sun (Ok, we got that)
And the moon is a big ball with nothing on it, and I don't think anyone's ever been there (OK, so I kind of agree with that, so what are we arguing about?)(Um, I don't know)(OK, so let's get together and smoke a pizza pie!)

So with the people with the pizza pie made me very high...
The people with the questions smiled, and the people with the answers lied...
They lied...
So no pizza for them.
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OK, so, here comes the weekend. Tonight I'm meeting up with some old-school friends at Izzy Bar - that should be interesting.

As of right now (4:51pm) I don't know if I'll be working next week, so there'll be no LJ updates until I'm in front of a computer again.

It's naptime!!!