junk_journal's Journal

10 December
Task: Condense your whole life experience, your hopes, dreams, emotions, desires, fears, anxieties, memories, secrets, shames and obsessions into twenty five words or less.

Felix Baumsteiger

"I plan to stay here a little while
For these are moments only, moments of insight,
And there are reaches to be attained,
A last level of anxiety that melts
In becoming, like miles under the pilgrim's feet."

John Ashbery, The Task
a hearty meal, academia, accents, albert camus, aldous huxley, allen ginsberg, american history, anxiety, art, arthur koestler, arundhati roy, bad taste, batman, binge drinking, bret easton ellis, bright eyes, broken down escalators, charles bukowski, cheesy horror novels, cinema, classical music, comedy of errors, concern and embarassment, conspiracy theories, counterproductive thought, curb your enthusiasm, cyberspace, damien rice, dashboard confessional, david lynch, democracy, dennis cooper, dialectic of enlightenment, dictionaries, documentaries, drug cultures, dry intellectual wit, dvds, echoes, entropy, ethics, ezra pound, family guy, feminism, fighting fascism, finding my inner nerd, flipping coins, footnotes, george orwell, germaine greer, graphic novels, guided by voices, gus van sant, health and fitness, icecream headaches, indie cinema, j. g. ballard, jacques derrida, james ellroy, james tate, jean baudrillard, john ashbery, jokes, jonathan franzen, jonathan swift, joseph conrad, laughing uproariously, laurence sterne, libraries, literature, madness, michael ondaatje, milan kundera, modernism, mythology, naomi klein, noam chomsky, ordinary assurances, pathology and paranoia, paul celan, periods of adjustment, philosophy, plagiarism, poetry, politics, postfeminism, postmodernism, pubs, punk rock, puns, reading in the park, rejecting cultural capital, resteraunts, reverie and dreaming, robert pollard, running after dark, sebadoh, second hand stores, silences, sleeping, subaltern speech, suicide, surrealism, t.s. eliot, tales from the crypt, tears, telling poor jokes, the postal service, the simpsons, theatre, thomas pynchon, tobias smollett, todd solondz, truman capote, underachievement, underground music, virulent political tracts, walking a fine line, war on terrorism, whistling, writing