Trini Artists come out of their shells.

12/06/2006 09:27:00 AM Edit This 2 Comments »

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Some Trinidadian artists on display.

Be sure to check out the viewer art section as well.

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Ask Solace: Taking my own advice.

12/03/2006 12:37:00 AM Posted In , , , Edit This 0 Comments »

I'm an encourager, a pusher, an advocate of ambition and all that is good in others. I am always willing to help, I am always willing to go that extra mile (for others) and am always willing to sacrifice my own happiness for the happiness of random people.

So why can't I do all these things for myself?

Some days I feel like a chronic fuck up, other days I feel as though I own the world. I am a self starter but I am a great procrastinator.
I have ideas that can move nations but I fail to put word into action. Why?

Why can't I teach myself the things I teach others? About life, love, success and all its secrets. Why can't I serve the cake and save a piece for myself?

Dammit!

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Still Alive

11/29/2006 03:09:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

Haven't had too much to blog about recently... and I still don't so this is pretty much a mini update.

I am going to school again, still doing marketing.
Mr. S and I are still together, doing wonderfully though we argue a lot now. But still good.
That's about it.
That's life.
C'est la vie, full of ennui. (Ha it rhymes! Take that Poet Laureate!)

Looking for some hobbies... suggestions?

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I fed up

11/02/2006 05:53:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »

Yet another child raped and murdered.
Yet another do-gooder killed.
Yet another smelter being opened.
Yet another disgruntled Trini staying silent.
Ah forking fed up.

But what should I do?

What would Manning say flying around in his swanky new private jet? Let them eat cake?

Chupz!

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I re-invent myself more than Madonna does

10/23/2006 06:00:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »

So, I left my job, again, to finally settle down and finish my studies. It's kind of bittersweet because it was a great job and I hope to go back someday, but it was fucking with my education and homey don't play that.

So I start new classes next Monday, I have new books and I am otherwise elated. I'm really good at starting things.. I'll give myself that, it's the finishing that is the pain in the rectum.

I spent all day studying today that felt really good. Like I'm going somewhere. I just hope I can keep it up for the entire duration of the classes because, unfortuantely with me, I miss one class and I am gone forever. I completely lose interest. Strange but true. Somedays I feel as though I have no willpower left.

Another new beginning may be starting soon. I am planning to do the A+ Certification soon. Classes start either in November. I'm not doing it with work in mind (though I know it certainly helps to have it as your salary is bumped up quite a bit) but for my own personal curiousity. I hate having to depend on people to fix my problems for me (technological or otherwise) so it will be a good skill to have under my belt.

Also I have to go restart driving classes. The pedestrian scene is not the flick and I am applying to UWI for the January semester.

All in all, I hope to be out of the house for a loooong time.

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Spank me

9/12/2006 11:33:00 AM Edit This 3 Comments »

I'm a bad blogger. So very erratic, but you love me anyway.

*fondles blog fondly*

So, what's been up? Nothing, actually. I've been working... and scratching and being very, very lazy and I like it. Contemplating a lot of things and just being introspective. I've spent a lot of my time observing the everyday happenings of Trinidad and Tobago... including the political aspects of my country (which I will not comment on for a while until I observe a bit more).

One thing I have noticed is the penchant that us Trinis have for "Ole Talk". Ole talk is basically good natured gossip (most times) and is prevalent among both sexes. It takes place anywhere more than one Trinidadian is and is beloved by all (even though many deny it).

I've learned many things while tuning into ole talk among older people, little pieces of wisdom that will stay with me for years to come, proving that it isn't just for entertainment. In fact, lasting friendships and bitter enemies have been made because of this tradition. It is both a cure for boredom and a source of information. From the corrupt politician who uses it to spin a web of falsehoods to the beggar who often has conversations with himself. Even I find myself engaging in it daily, even on this blog.

It's amazing the topics that can spark lively and lengthy discussions as well. From politics to doubles. From women to clothes, the subject matter never seems to run thin. I remember as a child watching the older one talk, listening intenly as laughter erupted,evoked by some "rude" or suggestive comment and me, lauging as though I knew what was funny. Of, course this would end in me being chastised and told to stay out of the affairs of "big" people (that piece of advice has stuck with me over the years and I still feel strange interrupting conversations when my elders are present).

School days were the best by far though. Debates over the superiority of girls over boys were the discussions that caused the most controversy and often ended bothe sides soaked to the skin from a water fight *reminisce* The battle of the sexes still rages on to this day.

Ah, the joys of being a Trini.

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Between a rock and a hard place

9/08/2006 04:06:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

I have a big decision to make.

I have to leave my job to go back to school. What's the problem? Well, it is probably one of the best jobs I have ever had. Regardless of how much I complain about the late hours and the constant back on forth, I like the excitement and I get a rush when I see an Ad I have done in print, heard it on the radio or see it on television. I am definitely advancing in the field and can see myself being here long term doing something I like to do: Writing, Conceptualizing and Strategizing. Mind you, there are days when I would pull my hair out and I too get the Monday blues but I think its worth it. I love the challenge it offers everyday. And I am learning so much.

On the other hand, I need to go back to school. I promised myself I'd finish my degree and learn at least 3 languages by the time I was 25 and I only have 4 years left. My education is so important to me but I am so easily distracted that it's hard to stay focused. I've tried working and going to school part time but it is too much for me at this point in my life. Unfortunately, I don't yet know how to be that driven and I often just get demotivated and quit. I want to do so many things that I can't yet decide on one so I think I need to do them all just to satisfy my thirst for knowledge and the only way to do that is to leave. I need that time to figure myself out.

*sigh*

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Beware. A rant is coming.

9/05/2006 09:35:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »

Greendot, my ISP, is the forking WORST! I have been trying to upload a live performance of Skid'Nevely forever... well for at least 2 weeks and have NEVER been able to finish because the connection is so unreliable. It is a 2 minute clip that is only about 45 megs, so why is it taking so bloody long to upload. Today, I decided that I would sit at the desk and wait for it to finish. After about 2 hours... yes 2 fucking hours, the connection timed out on the main page so I had to start all over again. It was at 89%. Motherfuckers!

Shit man! If I didn't despise TSTT so much I would have switched providers. BITCHES!!!!


ARRRGGGGHHH!


*sigh* I feel better now. Greendot MC.

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The joys of Trini Rock.

8/17/2006 04:25:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

I've been busy as a mo fo lately with work and life in general. So sorry for not posting as often as I should. *Have a cookie*

So.. what to blog about today? Well, I have recently been going to a lot of local rock concerts lately. Now, Trinidadian Rock is a growing artform. There are quite a few bands but many of them are not my style, the ones that are, though, I love. So, in no particular order:

Incert Coin (yes with a 'c'):
Awesome band that I think has international potential. They've been around for quite a while (about 10 years I think but don't quote me on that). In my humble inconsequential opinion, they have great music: intriguing lyrics and a damn good sound. Plus, James ( the lead singer) has an amazing voice and a great stage presence, something that is hard to fake. I've been to many of their shows and they have never failed to disappoint (except last Friday when they didn't play at Steps anymore.. WTF happened guys?). To hear their music, check out their site as well as their Myspace profile..


Jointpop

Mr. S introduced me to them. He has good taste too. J.pop isn't like any of the other bands I will blog about today. They have something special. They've been around forever and I have alot of respect for them. Their sound is very unique (more indie than anything else) as is the band. So professional, so centered, so focused: I am very surprised that they haven't hit the big time yet. I've only been to two shows of theirs but they have blown me away everytime. Their music is so well thought out. Sometimes comical, sometimes serious but always awe inspiring.... One of my favorite songs is "Let's pray for Rock and Roll number 2 on the Juke box). Take a peep at their site which is very cool as well. Oh yeah, Myspace.

Vox Deus

Formed in 2002/2003, these guys have great energy and a crazy sound. They seem a little rough around the edges but it works for them. Their lead guitarist Nicholas Khan is really good (coming from a novice in every sense of the word this may not be the greatest compliment but the man f-ing rocks it hard). Their vocalist Matthew Coelho has good stage presence and a killer grunt. Performances are unfortunately sometimes inconsistent but they are worth the wait. Here's their Myspace profile.

Tripped and Falling

Punk and powerful. A great live band with high energy and even higher potential. Their song Ashes and Ember is one of my favorites. I don't have to say too much about them cause their music speaks for it self. One thing I will say though is that they always seem to get better with time. Kudos Guys!TAF Myspace

Orange Sky

One of the more popular bands in T&T, I have a special place in my heart for them. They were my very first concert and it was all history from there. An interesting blend of reggae and rock, these guys are really good and .hurray for them, recently signed, I expect alot of good things from them. I have nothing bad to say about them at all. The music is mellow and chill and friggin awesome. Play me "Alone" or "Real Love" and I am good for the day.Just go see.


Skid"Nevely

An unsual fusion of Steelpan, calypso and punk, Skid"Nevely sound the most like Trinibagonian Influenced rock, though their founding member Andrew McIntosh is from St. Lucia. They are definitely original and I like that about them not to mention the bandmates seem very down to earth as well. Very good in concert and recorded, they have a consistent sound and you can tell some of the members are classically trained. Overall, a tight band. As usual... the Myspace profile



Some others worth mentioning:

Blood Red Clover: Lead singer has a great full voice.
A moment of silence: Wham dey Bob?
Everything is Eventual: WTF Music. Funny as hell.

For more information and links to bands on the Trinidadian Rock Scene go to Island Noise

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Memories of the Muppet Show

8/08/2006 09:11:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

They really need to put this stuff back on the air.

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I am a coward

8/08/2006 03:44:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

And a beach bum.

I ran away. I couldn't do it. I couldn't go to church with Mr.S' mother, I made him get me out of it. Apparently, I wanted to go to the beach more (either that or I am demon spawn and cannot set foot inside a holy place). And frankly, I'm glad I did. So there!


I still have to go with her this Sunday though. Mr. S sucks at lying.

Maracas is the flick.

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Making nice with Mumsie (in Law)

8/02/2006 02:51:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »

I made it past noon! Mostly because I got there at 4 p.m (late.. as usual) but I swear it wasn't my fault. My favorite cousin (Ms. C), yeah.. the same one who has better luck with the ladies that I ever will, came along with me for moral, or in this case, mortal support.

After getting there way too fashionably late and losing the ability to filter into the crowd unnoticed, Mr. S' dad decided to give me the grand introduction by getting the attention of the WHOLE family and announcing the late arrival of Mr.S' girlfriend. As embarrased as I was, I gave a quick smile and a weak "Hi" and made my way to the back of the room. His family was sweet to me though even though there was limited interaction due to the fact that I was hiding in the corner the whole time.

It was by far one of the most interesting Family Reunions I have ever been to... considering I've only been to about 4 in my entire life that isn't saying much. Apparently, as Mr. S kept reinforcing to me, the family is very distant. Many of them have never even met so they were going around the room making introductions and short (in some cases long and tearful speeches ending with the expectations for the family and what they would like to do for future family days. Even I was forced to say something about myself in front of the whole family. I can't even remember half of what I had said but I do remember a quip about our (Mr. S and I) difference in age. He's six years older than me. I let it pass.

Nearing the end of the family day, I went in search of his mum so that I could introduce her to my cousin (she did not greet us at all). I finally found her alone at the door and did a cheerful introduction only to recieve a grunt of acknowledgement in return before she turned her attention to someone else. I was completely fazed by this and my cousin forced herself to curb her tongue as she revealed to me later on.

I have tried everything under the sun to get to this woman but this was by far the worst reception I had receieved. Usually she says hi and immediately interrogates me on my church-going habits of which there are none. I could lie and say that I went but I refused to do that. Finally, at the end of my rope and coming up empty with ideas, I decided, after much prodding from my cousin to go to church with her next Sunday.

Now, I am a religious person.. to an extent. I believe in God and pray often but I do not go to church. I cannot stand listening to hours of a pastor droning on and on about this and that. But that's just me. To me, religion and my beliefs are personal. But.. I digress.

It seemed to prod a response from her finally as she started making conversation with us (my cousin and I) about getting Mr, S to go as well and about our personal lives. How swiftly attitudes can change.

By the way, if you are wondering where Mr. S was in all this... he had promptly made a beeline to the children's corner and left me to the wolves. Bad Mr. S! No booty for you.

All in all, I'm now stuck with a church date with Mumsie. YAY! *grumble* Oh well, Mr. S is lucky I love him so much.

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That Dreaded Family Reunion

7/31/2006 04:51:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »



It's finally here... this thing I have been dreading forever. It's not my family reunion, of course, it's Mr. S' (my boyfriend of 2+ years). I got away for more than 2 years having to deal only with his dad (who is adorable) and his mother( who scares the living daylights out of me).

I have avoided all the rest of the family (with the exception of his cousin's wedding last year ...or the year before) beautifully for 2 WHOLE YEARS but now they will all be there, to my xenophobic dismay, to prod and poke and kiss and cajole. I can barely wait for the probing questions that will be fired at me like machine guns in a war-torn country. The forced smiles and awkward silences for a whole day.

Maybe I should start writing my last Will and Testament cause I'm not so sure I will survive past noon.

Did I mention I hate family reunions, especially when it comes to Potential In-Laws?

Any advice?

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Solace's Trip to the zoo. Boredom is a hell of a thing.

7/30/2006 10:14:00 AM Edit This 2 Comments »

Here are some of the pics in a handy little strip. Click on the ones you like for a larger image.



More videos coming as soon as photobucket (and my crappy connection) can upload them.
*sigh*
Disclaimer: I suck at taking pictures so if they are blurry or anything of the sort you know why.

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That Lazy bastard

7/30/2006 09:37:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

I went to the zoo yesterday on a whim with a friend of mine. The animals seemed to be very animated as the following video will show. Unfortunately, the Emperor Valley Zoo (in Trinidad and Tobago) is pretty small and a bit depressing as my friend Tish pointed out but is still a nice place to go whent there's nothing to do. More Pics and videos to come later in the week.

This is the first time in all my years going to the zoo that I have EVER seen this lazy dude get out of the water. EVER! Click to see it.



Now forgive all the "ohmigods" but I am scared shitless of those things; caged or otherwise. Don't know if you'll understand the accents.

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Lunch

7/16/2006 08:20:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »

Ok, this just looked so good I had to put it. And yes, I took this picture.



This, for those of you who do not know, is Curried Crab with Dumplings. It is.. the shit! If you have never had it.. you have never lived. Nuff said. Moving along.

Recipe

N.B. Franky, you can just leave the meat in the crab as it gives it more flavor and screw the parsely... and presentation for that matter, all you will be thinking about is eating it.

Coming Soon: Doubles!!!!

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Flora

7/16/2006 08:05:00 AM Edit This 4 Comments »

There it is... The first picture I took with my pretty new camera. *sigh* I love it... I love it so very much.

Short post today. Just had to share that.

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Bleh

7/10/2006 11:44:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

11:49 a.m.

Only half the morning past and I am having a decidedly crappy day so far. Why? Because work sucks. Unfortunately for some people it's supposed to be that way.(Plus my arse hurts from the inadequate padding of that bike I was riding all of yesterday afternoon.)
The world of advertising leaves such little room for mistakes and I believe the novelty is wearing off. Trinidadian ads, I think, are some of the most inept advertisements I've seen for a while and unfortunately I'm not sure it's going to change anytime soon... at least until clients of the various agencies we have here loosen their grip on their purse strings and allow for some innovation. I'm sure we have the talent but tight budgets and conservatism once again prevail.

Just a random thought.

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Addictions and what-not

7/07/2006 01:42:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

I have officially become an Amazon addict. Within the past week I have bought at least ten things: from jewelery to an almost purchased shower head. Half my purchases were absolutely ridiculous but oh-so-easy to make (DAMN THIS PICK AND CLICK REVOLUTION!! DAMN IT TO HELL!!!)

However, I do have my limits, I refuse to buy clothing off the net. Why should I when I have access to custom made (almost) everything at home? My mother owns a bloody custom-made store here, so I refuse to spend one red cent. Plus I'm afraid because things never fit my full-figured 6ft frame well anyway. Damn my genes! *sigh*

Anyhoo, I'm supposed to go looking for a bathing suit today with my stick thin excuse for a cousin. Don't get me wrong, I love the life out of her... but for God's sake, the girl has a bloody six-pack set of washboard abs and STILL complains about a miniscule flap of skin at her stomach's base she calls "pudge". Pudge? You have got to be fucking kidding me! I could show her pudge. I could show her about 50 lbs worth of "pudge". Damn these skinny bitches!

Anyway, I digress, shopping for a bathing suit. Worst thing since Gigli and even then J.Lo has a flawless body. I can't wait to see the bits and pieces that I stuff into my jeans every day hang out. Oh well, blubber always makes for good eating.

By the way, Tish, I should finally be online at home again by Tuesday that is if Greendot would stop playing the ass.

Until next time.

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Being all optimistic and shit

7/06/2006 02:29:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »

Yeah, so I'm working. Yay me! *grumble grumble* and am probably having the worst luck I can probably have this week. For example: I fell down my stairs this morning. I skated straight down all 20 of my beautifully polished wooden stairs (why we polish those stairs I'll never know). Let's just say I'll feel that pain tomorrow.

I fucked up in work a few times too (twice to be exact), but the thing about my job is that my mistakes are very public, as in published in the daily news and seen my 1.3 million people every single day. Nice, huh? I like to think so. But like the title says, I'm being optimistic about it.

In other news, I should be getting myself a brand new digital camera very very soon (*joy*) so, I will soon share the beauty of my beautiful little country with you soon enough. I plan on taking my new Koday Easyshare z740 everywhere with me... should make for some very interesting, candid photos.

That's all for now.

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Working Girl

6/27/2006 03:28:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »

So, I've started that new job at that ad agency. I've been here for almost three weeks and got paid today (*evil laughter*). The story behind this job is a bit long and exhausting so I'll save that for another time… not that it's very interesting. So, I work as a Media Dispatcher, which is a fancy way of saying I liaise with media houses to get ads out, send artwork to them... blah, blah, blah. Basically, I'm a gopher (go-for) in disguise as someone from my past so aptly put it. Frankly, I didn't really want this stint since I'm doing the same thing I did at that other agency, for less money and with more responsibility but it's proving to be more interesting by the minute.

My M.O. at work is so different to the way I operate at home. For one, I am as neat as a pin here (almost anally so), always punctual and amazingly organized. For example, I have no work for the rest of the month. I have done everything I can possibly do. Yeah, there is the stray ad here and there that comes in unexpectedly, but for the most part I'm done. I sit around with nothing to do until I find something or go pester someone for work. Also, I've changed the entire Traffic process that the agency had in place, that was extremely archaic, and I have streamlined all my tasks so I'm on top of everything. In other words, I'm a fricking workaholic.

I am a strange, strange soul.

In other news, I've added an interesting new poem to Stranger to the Sunrise. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Belated Love for the Soca Warriors

6/26/2006 11:28:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

Now, admittedly, I am not a big football (soccer) fan. I'm not a big sports fan period. The closest I ever get to sports of any kind is Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Fifa 2006. But I have to say my boys did me and the other 1.3 million Trinbagonians proud.
From Bahrain to Germany and back home again, the Soca Warriors have forever gained a place in this former Doubting Thomas' heart.

A standing ovation goes to:

Carlos Edwards (who I have a growing infatuation for) for his consistency, determination and breathtaking work with the ball.

Brent Sancho (we all forgive you, accidents happen ) for being so passive after that awful Crouch goal.

Dennis Lawrence for those amazing goal attempts and overall excellent work.

Russel Latapy, the Little Magician, for giving a little hope in the last few minutes of the Paraguay game.

Dwight Yorke for doing excellent work as the Captain of the team.

The rest of the Soca Warriors, including those who didn't play. You all helped us make history and we will forever treasure that little slice of heaven.

And, of course, to Leo Beenhakker, who helped whip our boys into shape and give them a taste of what our true potential is. I only hope this will be a prelude to something even better.

Also to the patriots and fans that represented us in Germany and left the whole world wanting more.

Nice to see the boys were richly rewarded.

Hope to see you in World Cup 2010!!!

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On the road again.

5/08/2006 06:22:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

2006: Not bad so far.

After the craptastic year I had in 2005, 2006 has made up for it already even though it's only 5 months past. I've restarted school, had a job interview for a very cool and challenging job as a Creative Writer at a local advertising agency (*crosses fingers*) and am back on track with my parents. Both of them! My dad and I are back on speaking terms and he seems to be a little more considerate now, though I'm still wary of his temper and ignorant attitude but say what, he's still my dad. I can't change that.

My days are finally busy again. Between french classes, marketing classes, studying and teaching myself to speak Italian. I've changed alot in 5 months (for the better) and it feels really good. I'm taking care of myself instead of letting life pass me by. While this may be mediocre and common place for some, it's not something I thought I could do after my episode last year. Yay!

I only hope the rest of the year only gets better. I deserve it dammit.

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Wondering Mind

3/17/2006 11:26:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »


I finally recieved a package I've been waiting for today. It contained a book of poetry by Serj Tankian (lead singer of System of a Down) called Cool Gardens. I am a very big fan of S.O.A.D and love their musical style both lyrically and melodiously but this book is ... WOW! I've only read a few of the poems but can already state some of my favorites: Three of which are Soil and Metaphor and Mer. These are both copyrighted so I don't think I'll be able to reproduce them on this blog without permission but I shall but a quote from Mer.


I'll take organized patterns of chaos over the chaotic oganizations of man, any day.- Serj Tankian
After this sentence I let my wandering mind wonder. I hadn't done that for a long time and I suddenly bumped in to an epiphany of sorts (which also happens to be common knowledge but it was the first time I truly understood the profundity of it).

I (or we, people or any one person) is not as insignificant as they may make themselves feel. We are able to influence so much by merely speaking, acting, thinking and feeling. We can influence others through these things and people often take these things for granted. While we shouldn't live life for anyone but ourselves, we need to take into consideration the feelings of others before we act. Being frank is a both a blessing and a curse and words are such a powerful thing.

Think about that.

Until later.
Solace.

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Walking standing still

3/14/2006 10:19:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

I'm in a bit of a situation at the moment. A place I have avoided all my life and now I'm stuck right in the middle of it.

I'm in a rut.

I've recently realized that I have a very big problem finishing... anything and the last thing I finished (for myself) was high school. I usually finish thigs for others though, that's never a problem. I'm Miss Productivity when it comes to everyone but me. I have a habit of making lots of plans but never following through. And it sucks ass to be blunt. Everyone around me is going somewhere while I'm stuck stagnant somewhere between here and there and I can't seem to move either way.

Crap.

*sigh*

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Inspired and loving it

1/24/2006 01:35:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

It's been more than two months since I've written any new poetry (the works in progress don't really count to me). I only just realized that yesterday when Mr. Hill over at Aggressive Fiction asked about them. When I thought about it I was floored. There was a time when I couldn't blink without thinking of some invigorating prose to describe it (good or bad) and now no matter how I'm feeling putting pen to paper has become increasingly difficult.

Usually, my emotions and the depressions I went through were great motivators for me to write and it fulfilled me. I felt okay when I was finished, like I poured myself out on the page and it no longer lived in me. I missed that. So this last night into the wee hours of this morning I decided to get a bit of that back. I haven't felt inspired in a long time so this was a lot harder than it sounded.

I pulled a chair into the back room of my house, turned the a/c on ( I live in Trinidad: It's hot here), and put on Damien Rice's "O". That usually does the trick. But that resulted in nothing but tears and useless phrases. Sometimes it sucks being happy. You never ever seem to get any good without the bad. Apparently, I got love but lost my muse (my fickle emotions).

Eventually I decided to get some sleep but suddenly popped up a few hours later, refreshed and , YES, Inspired. While it wasn't the best of my work, I cranked out two short poems. You can see them on my other blog Stranger to the Sunrise. Ironically, one of them is actually named after this blog. Let me know what you think.

That's all for now. Laters.

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Baby Steps Bitches!!

1/21/2006 11:49:00 AM Edit This 4 Comments »

I'm back and I'm all over you like white on rice.

Life has been slowly getting better and I'm proud to say I have pretty much worked through or come to a compromise with most of my problems: without the aid of any (non-herbal) medicines. I've bounced back and am better than ever.

2005 was, without a doubt, one of the shittiest years ever but hopefully 2006 will be different. I've actually been keeping my resolution of taking things day by day so far and it's been doing wonders. It's amazing what living life in the here and now can do.

Oh by the way before I forget the play was awesome, we flubbed a little but all the hard work paid off. I may be doing another one soon but I'll have to make time for study so it will be tricky. Holy Crap!! ME? Prioritizing?? dear God what is this world coming to.

I've also picked up a few hobbies: Playing the guitar (hell on your fingertips) and learning how to speak italian (I plan on taking classes at the University of the West Indies soon) *thanks Tish*

I've changed schools and am now pursuing Marketing... go figure. It's cool so far nothing much to say about it besides I've had 2 classes so far and my Marketing Environment lecturer is geek chic and pretty boring but he's okay on the eyes so I'm not complaining.

I've taken a cue from the movie "What about Bob?" and achieving my goals one step at a time and it's working out pretty well. It's amazing how little things can affect your life in big ways.

So as you can see life is good and I don't have much to complain about for once, so laters for now.

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