Beautiful Thing of the Day, Thoughts on Daydreams, and a Bit of Blogtalkin’

August 10, 2009

“Beautiful Thing of the Day” is something I’ve forgotten about in the past couple of months–the general idea is pretty self-explanatory: posting something beautiful, daily. Sadly, I ended up taking the blog more in the direction of more involved creative projects, which led to the five-days-a-week-around-midnight schedule, which in turn has made me forget a bit more about shorter posts of interest. As I start to get busier again and school kicks back in, I think I’d like to go from five creative things a week to one or two creative projects each week that I can dedicate more time to, and then some other shorter posts randomly throughout the week on random thoughts, notes/links of interest and (naturally!) some guerrilla philosophy. This’ll work better with me being busier and will hopefully let the site be interesting to look at randomly throughout the day. I’ll have to switch formats, though, since this setup is more geared towards big posts–as much as I like the little “:D!” at the top in the box. (Look up! It’s totally there.)

That’ll all happen a bit later, though. For now, I found something to preview Beautiful Thing of the Day, for when it eventually becomes a slightly more daily thing. It is this: “Scenes from Antarctica.” Trust me on this one–give it a try. The seventh picture literally made me gasp at the computer screen. (Hat Tip: Boston.com.)

Just to make this post a little more interesting and somewhat creative: I realized over the weekend that I spend an incredible amount of my time daydreaming, but just recently put that word to the action in my mind. It was a very strange realization to make–I mean, I daydream a lot, I always have, to the point that it’s become so ingrained that I kind of forgot it was different from normal thinking. I’m having a lot of fun thinking about that now, haha. The realization came from me thinking about another related psychological thing that’s come to light because of some recent personal events and thoughts in my life–that is, this problem I have with expectations, choreography. I tend to try and choreograph things in my life, often almost subconciously through consistent daydreaming about future events or hopes and the like. I’ll replay some future event or situation over and over in my head, building up an expectation, which then leads to a pretty crappy emotional falling out when the expectation becomes impossible. Good times. It’s something I haven’t realized till recently despite having gone through it many times–it’s also made me realize how I need to start differentiating between my hopes and my expectations.

I wanna end this on a more fun note, though. Do you have any idea how much I daydream about being in a band at a concert, or a music video? So much. It’s pretty ridiculous. Usually involve lots of epic finger-pointing and air-punching on downbeats, which in turn leads to a lot of the same except in real life, walking down a sidewalk I believe to be empty and listening to my mp3 player, haha. (A friend looking out from a window once: “I saw you rocking out down there…”) This is what I get for listening to The Go! Team so much, probably. Gods, I want to be in a band again so much! As soon as I get back to Brown I am so recruiting.

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One Response to “Beautiful Thing of the Day, Thoughts on Daydreams, and a Bit of Blogtalkin’”

  1. Ellen said

    I so do the same thing when I’m daydreaming! It actually gets to the point where I’m having conversations out loud. This is handy when you’re walking around late at night and need to repel all the other crazies, hahah.

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