Archive for September, 2008
I need to get a job.
I really need to get a job. Things are pretty bad when you think to yourself “Wow, my car’s pretty low on gas, better run out and fill ‘er up” just to get out of the house.
Carly came and left this weekend, fresh from her first week of college. I’ve never been as good an older brother to her as I could have been. I’m trying to work on that but I worried both her and I are too far along to bond like I’d want to.
The life is young though. We have time.
I’ve been reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley for a couple months now (this summer has been pretty comic-heavy and that has slowed me down). I’m finding the book almost uncomfortable to read at this point. The protagonist is trapped in a world that may be my very idea of hell.
The use of the recreational drug soma, the mandatory casual sex, and even the simple arrogance towards ignorance all the people of Huxley’s future world share all ring a bell with me. It unnerves me. These feelings are either because I can easily see this fictional world mirrored in the American culture of today–
or it forces me to admit how much of a prude I really am.
What I learned today: If I am bored I should try being productive. If that doesn’t work then I should try being less bored.