Saturday, October 25

Blah blah freakin' blah

It's Saturday October 25, 2003. Monday is my birthday. I'm going to be 25 years old. I don't feel like I'm 25 though. I don't even know what 25 feels like. Maybe because I'm still 24 and won't be 25 for a couple days. Or maybe this is what 25 feels like. Maybe, just maybe, it doesn't really feel like anything. I've never thought of myself as old. But the number 25 is pretty intimidating. Steven Spielberg made Jaws when he was or before he was 25. I'm not going to do the research to find out his actual age, but I do it was somewhere in the general neighbourhood of 25. I haven't done anything significant. Although I guess most people go their entire lives and never accomplish anything as culturally significant as directing Jaws. It still doesn't comfort me. Maybe age is a mental thing, rather than a chronilogical thing. I don't feel as though I'm "grown up". I still feel young, although not as energetic as I once was, at least not in the same ways. I do know however, that this is my last year of formal schooling for quite awhile. I will try to get a job in one of my chosen fields, film or 3D animation once I've completed this course. Now, once I've made that attempt and worked for a few years wherever I end up, I may go back to school for further education, but not for some time.
I've been reading Michael Moore's new book, Dude Where's My Country. It's pretty good so far. He's really sticking it to Bush in this one, he doesn't seem to be holding back. Hopefully the American populace will wake up and see what's happening in their country.
I just finished re-reading Michael Crichton's Timeline. It's a great book if you're into medieval and science fiction. I really enjoy Crichton's work, the scientific detail he includes in his books really add touch of reality and possibility to otherwise impossible situations.
So many things are happening in the world, it's hard to keep up with current events. Especially with Mayoral elections looming. Politicians are generally idiots. One of the people running for Mayor or a Councillor in Oshawa has claimed that once some of the downtown apartment buildings are renovated and sold as condos they will bring in higher class tenants who will begin to shop downtown, and the increased revenue will spur an aesthetic revolution. Suddenly all the rundown, dirty shops will have the income to repair the buildings, refurbish the stained bricks, and repaint their peeling walls. I for one believe that to get the wealthy people to move into these new condos the city must first repair the downtown core, make it look a little more appealing.
I wish there were some sort of by-law requiring businesses or landlords to maintain well kept establishments. I also believe the city should control the sort of shops or entrepeneurial enterprises that are established in the downtown area. There are too many seedy pubs, pawn shops, convenience stores, and bargain shops. I'm not talking about trendy thrift shops, or secondhand stores. The current shops in downtown Oshawa are disgusting. Gaudy yellow signs, mispelled home made advertisment boards. And disgustingly tacky, cheap wares. This city needs an economical transfusion.
As I aimlessly wander from topic to topic, I mustn't forget to say "get well Ice Queen".
Ciao for now my friends.

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