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Daily Recap
|| 4/22/2003 || 1:27 pm || Comments Off on Daily Recap || ||

After finding out about my summer job, I hightailed it to my geography class. We looked at slides of Paris & Bangkok and talked about urban planning. The klongs of Bangkok were very interesting. They are canals that people use for transportation. What interesting was all the shanty towns that were built over the water along the klongs. Thousands of people living two feet above the water that have tin roofs, no sewage, and no running water. The fetid smell of the canal makes my nose twinge. Bangkok’s government built hundreds of low income housing for people, yet many choose the klong life. These low-income apartments are very generic and rather ugly, yet they have running water and electricity! It boils down to community. And I totally understand. City living (and apartment living) kills the community. I hardly know 10 people in my building, and I’m surrounded by hundred of people. Comparing the klongs to downtown DC, GWU, which is relatively devoid of community, I’d probably pick the klongs (I’d just pimp mine out!) Here there are people, always anonymous people, and everyone stays on guard. I look forward to living where people are less uptight and more cordial….. We also looked through slides of La Defense (western Paris) and the professor explained how it was a "New City within a City" and I had to agree. So much thought was placed into the building of the area, and beautiful form balances so nicely with gracious function. And the buildings have style! So much more style than the generic buildings of DC. Oh I wish a building had some architectural style- something that says- "look at me, my creator took extra time to create me, and I am not just another building of my time, and I won’t be torn down in because I’m démodé" Nonetheless, I was very happy how the class turned out, it seems that I spoke up and asked more questions than anyone else. Afterwards, I went back to the corporate cafeteria, the aptly named J-Street (cause you know if there isn’t a product[or in this case: street name] its up to a corporation to make one available) for my usual veggie grilled stuft burrito. Went downstairs and purchased some more Edensoy Soy Milk, which as of late, I’ve been really enjoying the taste of. Back to the cave. Checked E-mails, updated the ol’ website, and started working on the drawing for my new invention. I won’t disclose the concept, but it follows my disposable society line of thought, but with a fix. After chatting with friends, I found that there is a poetry slam Wednesday. With it being TV Turnoff Week, I decided to search my hard drive for the copy of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy’s lyrics to "Television, the drug of the nation" After reading it a few times, I was like, "this can be rewritten to sound a little more up to date. So I "lyrically remixed" aka plagiarized with citation my own version of the tune. I don’t know the ethics behind "lyrical remixes" but I used use the core of the lyrics, took some parts out, added some, but kept at the top originally written by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, lyrically remixed by Nikolas R. Schiller. I dunno, I like my version better. Now its late as usual. I thought I’d get to bed a at a decent hour, but now that is before 6am this days. I need more sunshine! My cave has killed my internal body clock. Its going to be reset tho- in 39 days! So now its time to get my classes all set for next semester, talk to my advisors and what not, and find a place to store all my shit for the summer, pick out my dorm room for next year, figure out how I’m going to pay for it all, see how much more I’m going to be in debt for choosing to remain a college student a little longer- wait its 4am. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe. Its a new day. Without TV still, I still like my TV’s decoration. I wish there was a TV decorating contest. I think mine would win- "Got a few things to say?"



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