listen to deer tick.

February 27, 2009

beer dick?

besides that, i move to providence on sunday. jeff’s going to move me in. im pretty stoked. i move into 17 mules- a communal warehouse space in onlyville, providence. rach and i are sharing a room there for the next few months. i might stay longer- depending. itll be nice to have a homebase again. classes at the bac end in mid march and then ill just be working out of ri , except on the weekends.

im confused about a lot of things in my life right now. directional. theoretical. moral. educational. but i think im doing well. im experiencing a lot and keeping busy and testing all these unknowns. im not getting direct answers in any which way but things are piecing together. and what doesnt is my mystery now. its what i miss of italy. the mystery. so im actually okay with those unknowns, unlike before when the would rattle my bones and stir my head and keep me up late with anxiety. im happy with things at the present. really happy.

im just eager to be done with school. i feel like all the reading im doing is interesting but this semester long group project on the social aspects of architecture isnt really thrilling. nor do i think i will get that much out of it. but what do i know.

i faced a fear unintentionally. it shook my bones and made me want to vomit. but i got over it and now i feel better. progress.

OH and. im an official dagger.

“This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb” Sticker Forces Airport Evacuation
The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | February 17, 2009 11:55 AM

CNN reports that a Memphis, Tennessee airport terminal was evacuated over a bicycle with a sticker advertising a Florida punk-folk band.

A pilot alerted airport police when he saw a bike with a sticker that read “this bike is a pipe bomb” parked near the passenger ramps of Terminal C at Memphis International Airport, according to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.

“Terminal C ticketing and baggage claim at the airport were cleared out,” said airport spokesman John Greaud. “A K-9 unit responded and found no explosive materials at the scene.”

“This Bike is a Pipe Bomb” is the name of a band based in Pensacola, Florida, and this is not the first time in the band’s 12-year history the name has caused a commotion.

In November, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg found that he was able to bring all sorts of prohibited items onto a plane and concluded that all the security is just theater.

The American Prospect’s Alexandra Gutierrez wonders if “an actual terrorist make TSA’s job so easy? I’m going to venture out on a limb here and say no.” But it’s not the first time the band’s stickers have caused trouble.

February 11, 2009

excerpt from my journal:

i have so much more filling to do here.
at least its half full right?
thats positive outlooking
of the window dirt mosaic.
the snow’s all melting into ice.
something pretty is changing dangerous.
we all fall down.
knees touch making melt.
tight compressed air and breathlessness
too exciting equivalent to dangerous?
positively not.
too exciting leads to train rides
looking out windows
at hot conductors
named
rachel.