A portable life.

November 19, 2008

My frequent wandering leads to even more frequent packing. An inbox full of flight confirmations means I often find myself standing over empty suitcases wondering how to make my life fit within the confines of airline size and weight regulations, seeking to achieve the precarious balance of complacency and bare necessity.

I love flying. I revel in the hours I spend in the air. Mundane daily life behind me, and the new unexplored locale not quite within reach. There is nothing like the anticipation of heading somewhere you’ve never cried or been hurt and having a completely pure experience. It makes the packing, folding and even the 3oz liquid limitations completely worth it.
I am heading to Chicago this week. A place I have certainly laughed, cried and been before. A place I once called home.  Now though, I think home is somewhere in the air, in a row near the back, on the aisle.
At least until I land. Then I’m in a place where an empty suitcase is all I need.

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A ran into a coworker in the elevator this morning who was carrying his tux and he mentioned he was going to a charity event tonight for New Yorkers who live on the streets.

Black tie benefits to help the homeless.

Normally, I am the biggest proponent of contradiction, but this is just ridiculous.

Dad was right.

November 13, 2008

I was sitting in front of my computer, doing background cut outs in Photoshop using vector paths and trying to figure out angles when a vivid memory flashed into my head.

I distinctly remember sitting in front of my high school geometry book with my dad at the kitchen table, screaming “I AM NEVER GOING TO NEED THIS IN REAL LIFE”.

Oops. Sorry Dad, but you were right.

I need a news intervention

November 7, 2008

The election is over, but I just can’t step away from the coverage. If you haven’t read this Newsweek piece on the Secrets of the 2008 Campaign I highly recommend it. It’s a 7 part piece that took a behind the scenes look of the campaign on the condition that none of it be printed until the election was over.

– Also I am unbelievably worried that Keith Olbermann will have nothing to talk about on his show now that the Democrats control the House, Senate and White House. With no major Republican players around, who will he mock for 45 minutes a day?? I suppose there will always be Bill O’Reilly.

Pluralism

November 2, 2008

In a time where there seem to be so few things to be thankful for, be grateful we have choices. No matter what your party affiliation, if you live in a red state or a blue state or what your beliefs are, vote in this week’s election.

Seize the opportunity to choose. Not everyone in the world gets to.