February 19th, 2004

Ivanova by crazybee

Ow, my head.

Do you ever think that just maaaaaaybe we've reached the point of too much information? I mean, how many websites do you check in a day? I remember hearing as a child that if you read a newspaper cover to cover, you've read more and absorbed more information than most people in previous centuries did in their entire lifetimes. Since then, it's only gotten more so. I mean, it takes me forever to catch up with my friends list, the Vanderbilt basketball score, the portion of the news I can stand to listen to, SportsCenter highlights, and my email. I've got a little list in my head of a bunch of posts I've been meaning to make -- including one about my family's Christmas Eve -- and I don't know if I'll ever get to any of them. This is silly, but I'm worried that when I get back from California I'll be endlessly behind on what's going on everywhere. Suddenly I find myself wondering if there's even a way to simplify.

Yesterday I got really frustrated because I have the opportunity of a lifetime to look forward to, and instead of enjoying it, I'm stressing over travel arrangements and other logistics. I feel like I'm letting the moment pass me by, and I don't know how to stop it. Ferris Bueller told us that "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." But then again, I was always more Cameron than Ferris...

"No! I am not Ferris Bueller, nor was meant to be;
Am... Cameron, one that will do
To provide a car, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Geeky, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous--
Almost, at times, the Fool."

You know, that was a hell of a lot funnier and more creative in my head. Hell, I didn't even have to change that many of the words. My apologies to T.S. Eliot.

And yeah, I know that what my friends list had for lunch is not exactly vital information, but please don't point that out to me. You'll just make my poor little overloaded head explode.

So I think what I'm trying to say is, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, and also a little guilty for not responding to your LJ comments. And perhaps a vacation would be a very good thing.
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Yesterday evening I was at Criminal Records pestering Rick to tell me whether the Gotham Central sales were going up yet when someone came in to pick up the last issue of Gotham Central. We struck up a conversation because hey, Gotham Central fans are few and far between, and they usually love Homicide (you don't have to be a Homicide geek to love Gotham Central, but it helps). Of course, the punchline came when we discovered we had not only heard of each other on LiveJournal, but had even traded comments. Hi, groove_haircut!
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