Saturday, November 27, 2004

"tell the boss i quit today, i'm through with working..."

so i am finally going to quit my job. ah, the two weeks notice. it's actually a lot more stressful than it sounds. last week i was joking about how it would be so much more fun and painless to intentionally get fired. think of all the creative possibilites...

richard confessed that his get-fired-fantasy was to throw a slice of roast beef at an obnoxious customer and watch it slide down his/her face. i decided that the best way to go out would be to somehow turn off all the power and simulanteously create an acoustic punk show in aisle four. it would rock so hard. it would go down in history. but yes, i would probably get arrested in addition to getting fired. sounds fun though, right?

the plan is to go back to the east coast for a while and work on finding grants so i can write a book about the dilemma of our time: pursuing our passions while surviving in a capitalist society. can i interview you?

ps: i work at a natural foods co-op not a mysterious mixtape factory. :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

thank or mourn?

tomorrow is thanksgiving and for the second year in a row i will be hundreds of miles away from any family. i've always been critical of the problematic mythology around the holiday but last year i discovered that it's all about being around people you care about--family or friends. this is a positive thing despite the history.

in high school i started attending the national day of mourning in plymouth, ma. here native people would passionately articulate the legacy of genocide that most americans are ignorant of as they get fat on turkey and pie. i would go to this every year from 1998 to 2002.

i am still critical of this suspect holiday but i also recognize that it is a rare opportunity for most americans to appreciate the people in their lives that they love.

tomorrow i will mourn but also give thanks to all the amazing people in my life.