Wednesday, April 19, 2006


I've been experimenting with Not Blogging lately. It's been great, but not without its drawbacks. When you really get into Not Blogging, the air is fresher and cleaner -- you have more time, more energy for friends, a more leisurely approach to life beyond the glowing rectangle. When I am Not Blogging, I don't compare myself to peers in the area with narcissistic blogs about partying, dating, and how hot the blogger is that are nevertheless insanely popular.

In my darker moments, I want to see what would happen to certain DC bloggers' traffic if they gained 30 pounds, posted the photos, and didn't mention dating for a month.

Not that I am bitter.

The problem with Not Blogging is that it doesn't address my vain, egocentric side, the side that craves constant attention and the validation that comes from metrics PROVING how fabulous everyone thinks I am. My tiny Puritan work ethic shrieks every time it is neglected, screaming "do you want to work for someone else forever? Do you really think that enjoying life ever got anyone anywhere!?"

So yeah -- yin and yang and all that. Life's a rich tapestry and you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Who wants to see something weird?
Still from 'Pink'
This video from fantastic photographer Charlie White (thanks again, BoingBoing) certainly fits the bill. It fits really perfectly into my aesthetic world as it is both creepy and light, pink and terrifying.

I'll be back to blogging soon enough. In the meantime, let's all get outside, enjoy some deep breaths and remember that when the going gets rough, doing something weird is usually the answer. AAAaaahhh...


At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Sweet said...

Dude I totally know what you mean. That's why I put my first blog 'Countdown' on hiatus. It was just getting to be too much. I'm enjoying this new venture so much more. Less pressure, more fun. And blog when you feel like it. It's getting warm out, enjoy it!


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