Heart Broken

It just seems I can’t take care of fish. The end.

So here’s the deal. For my birthday, I was given a lot of money. I know that I have a lot of other things I should be spending my money on (my car, school, or the homeless for example), but I decided to treat myself to something. You might even say, that this is my rebellion against my parents, or at least the start of it. The original idea was to get a cat. Unfortunately for me, I already have commitment problems with the pets I do have, and (thankfully) I’m not allowed to have anything other than fish in my dorm. Living wildly is fun for a bit, but I feel a bit like I’m going though “the morning after”–not that that I’ve personally experienced that.

So I bought some fish. So far, it’s not going so well. I hope to be inspired later. I’ll let you know.

Mondnacht

Es war, als hätt’ der Himmel
die Erde still geküßt,
daß sie im Blütenschimmer
von ihm nun träumen müßt.

Die Luft ging durch die Felder,
die Ähren wogten sacht,
es rauschten leis die Wälder,
so sternklar war die Nacht.

Und meine Seele spannte
weit ihre Flügel aus,
flog durch die stillen Lande.
als flöge sie nach Haus.

Joseph von Eichendorff

Satellite

Shining like a work of art
Hanging on a wall of stars
Are you what I think you are?

You’re my satellite
You’re riding with me tonight
Passenger side, lighting the sky
Always the first star that I find
You’re my satellite

Elevator to the moon
Whistling our favorite tune
Trying to get a closer view

You’re my satellite
You’re riding with me tonight
Passenger side, lighting the sky
Always the first star that I find
You’re my satellite

Maybe you will always be
Just a little out of reach

You’re my satellite
You’re riding with me tonight
Passenger side, lighting the sky
Always the first star that I find
You’re my satellite
You’re my satellite

Back After a While

I’ve taken a little bit of a break. It wasn’t an intentional break, but it was a break from this writing just the same. I don’t really need to excuse that, but if some reader is annoyed, I do apologize (that even means you, future-self).

Things around here have been really busy. I just got done working an awful break with bosses who loved to make little children cry. Money is good though, and I’ve been treating myself to little presents ever since. It’s nice. Then there was school. After five weeks of vacation, it’s hard to get back into the groove. The classes are fine (especially since I’m not taking anything math-related), but it’s still work. School will always be work, work that you don’t really want to do. Before anyone argues with me, there really is some work that I want to do. There are a few things that really worry me, too. Can I really handle these two majors that I’m considering? Is it a problem that I’m not taking any Computer Science classes this semester? Which Linguistic class should I take next? And then there’s the matter of my job, I have to find a new one that I can use to earn that valuable green stuff while I’m here, so that I might buy myself something else.

Speaking of something else, I have a lot of nice things. I got a lot of more nice things this past winter, mostly in the way of books and movies. Movies are my secret vice. If I could watch them all day, I probably would. I really love the idea of books, but in practice, I find they’re nicer to look at. I’m taking the 52 challenge this year, though. I’m hoping to make a sizable dent in my bookshelf– that is, the books on it. I just finished two, so those will make good things to write about!

Finally, there’s this site itself. I’ve done a little bit of work with it, and as you can see, I’ve reverted back to one of my favorite templates. I’ve added a recent photo section and I will do my best to actually populate that. The backend has received optimization, upgrades, and all that jazz. It’s pretty much like starting new, which is exciting because its the new year. I’m a little late, but I’m back for new beginnings.