Happy belated five years blogging to myself and this fine, old, lovely, often changing place.
I’ve been listening to some of my ‘older’ music and was really struck by Relient K’s lyrics of “Maintain Consciousness”. I think it pretty much lays out the reality of the distractions around for today’s teenager (and young adults for that matter). Distractions and lack of depth in particular areas is something that features frequently in my own life. It’s an upward climb to deal with this stuff and if the lyrics below have anything to say the upward climb is not what is in order.
Our conversations change from words to blah, blah, blah
We took prescription drugs
But look how much good that did
Well I think I had a point,
But I just got distracted
Lately it just seems to me
Like we’ve got the letters A.D.D
Branded into our mentality
We simply can’t focus on anything
17, 18, 19 routine
And here at 23 it’s the same old me
And that one thing of the moment
That we all happen to like will
Only very temporarily
Kinda break the cycle
Of the double edged sword
Of being lazy and being bored
We just want more and more and more
Till it’s all we can afford
To keep out eyes open for just one more day
To keep on hoping that we’ll stumble on a way
To keep our minds open for just one more day
Cause its completely up to us
To maintain consciousness
Well no one can possibly listen to this
More that 4 reps is just monotonous
We’re losing interest,
I’m doing a small assignment on mapping part of Melbourne for part of my Information and Interface Design class. I came across these maps on Making Maps, they are so beautiful! The come from HistCARTO – which is in French and consequently not the easiest to navigate for a non French speaker (However much I’d love to). Enjoy!
I’m rather enjoying the Tour de France. I picked Team Columbia but I’m not sure I’m quite commited just yet. I am a fan of Saxo Banks – however Catherine has claimed Saxo and is not really allowing anyone else at present barrack for the same. I am inclined to admire the climbers over the sprinters etc. I dare say this won’t be the last time I watch it and could be eaisly eaisly convinced to read up well and properly so I can actually know what I’m talking about.