The Mind's I


Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
-- Walt Whitman A Song of Myself

It is a process of nature, and not of the ideal. The diary is a place where you don't have to worry about being perfect.
-- Anais Nin, on how errors are part of the form of the diary because errors are part of life

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October 22, 1998
Hair today, gone tomorrow.

Yes, a pretty tacky entry today in honor for me dyeing my hair. I'm taking a risk today, allowing my father to go do his evening toilet while my hair is still in the process of being fried. <grin> Wowah, I am such a risk-taker.

In the midst of dying.. I mean dyeing..
I spent quite a bit of time last night and today/tonight helping Keith fix up his resume. He is looking for a career change. It seems strange that such a decorated and successful piercer is looking for a job outside his chosen profession, especially one that he seems to enjoy a great deal, but none-the-less, I've decided to help him in any way I can. I know that I hardly know him, but if you read my October 19th entry, I feel really close to him. I consider him a friend, one of the few that I have out here (man, have I been really lonely and starving for friendship.. not that Mike isn't adequate. He is in many ways, but it is always nice to see other faces). I like helping my friends. It serves two positive forces: it makes my friend feel good and it makes me feel good. There are few truly selfless acts. I've been forwarding some job leads that I get in my email once in a while. I hope he gets lucky with one of them.

An interesting incident today on #bodyart...
Keith: I've sent my most recent resume to you.
Me: Cool
Keith: Check your box
Me: <looks into pants>
katester and Keith laughed. I won the prize for today for that one.

At work we've started incorporating graphics into the application. It looks very cool! Robert and Num have their hours reduced for the project, so it looks like I have to spear-head the graphics integration initiative. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but I like the feeling of seeing my contribution to the application. Also, Jose just noticed my eyebrow piercing today! His primary comment, "That looks painful. Was it painful?" Num noticed today too. I think he thought it was cool. I wonder how many people at work have really noticed it. I think my hair and glasses tend to hide it.

You can see three of my piercings in this one... hint: they're shiny
I bought a new book two days ago called The New Diary by Tristine Rainer. I haven't made much headway into the book yet (page 40) but I love the little quotes by Anais Nin, with whom the author of the book taught a class in journal writing. Anais Nin makes interesting observations about the world around her and I'm interested in rereading her diary. I think that in the next few chapters, the book will start some form of exercises towards self-exploration and I'm looking for it.

I've been on a book-buying spree recently. I went to the bookstore in the strip mall near Rowe-Manse and I discovered Douglas Adam's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones. I've got a half dozen other books that I have indended to read like Neil Gaiman's most recent book. I've been looking for this book for the past several months, ever since I've learned of its creation! I quickly purchased the book. I didn't intend to buy anything today at the bookstore (I had only intended to purchase the Stephen King poster in the main window that I spotted and inquired about previously. They gave it to me!), but I just had to buy this. <snatch>

<looks in pants>

I am dyed. It's very blonde and I can't wait to see exactly how blonde it is when it dries...

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