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Dance or Die
Posted on 2009.01.21 at 10:35
I'm feeling: optimisticoptimistic

I have been on the run from myself for the past two weeks. The internet is sparse for this modern day carnie. I've been traveling so much, its hard to write or photograph when you are not sure what your next move is. Moments, and memories are hard to capture, it is the mundane things that are the most striking to me, so all this excitement doesnt phase me. in the midst of all the hallaballo I am looking for the small things This is a year of change I can feel it. I am headed somewhere and the journey is enticing and palpable. I cant wait to explore this insane messy existence and the swirling of the cosmos with my friends and family.

Day 1- New Years day - I am sitting on a ledge both physically and metaphorically this year is about taking the leap into the next phase of my life. Lets hope I land on both feet.

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Day 2 – Experience LA day – View from perishing square, just around the corner from my temporary apartment.

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Day 3 – Disneyland day – Clock at Wilshire, looked cool in the fog and at night.

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Day 4 – No leaving apartment day – I smoked too many cigarettes and played to much xbox today.

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Day 5 – Observatory day – Went to Griffith Observatory today, I learned all about space and had some face time with James Dean.

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Day 6 – Blast from the Past day – Met up with an old friend from middle school today. Spent some time thinking about the past and watched the sunset over downtown from the roof.

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Day 7 – Self portrait day – I have been experimenting with self portraits recently. I need to get a shutter release thingy but for now I have to hit the timer button repeatedly.

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Day 8 – Pirate bar day – Went with Mitch to our favorite bar only to find that the hipsters had invaded it requiring a long wait after the art walk. He took me to another bar a few blocks away that had a pirate theme. Awesome.

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Day 9 – Rolling fog day – A heavy fog rolled into downtown and everything looked all eerie, went to the roof and took some more photos.

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Day 10 – Haunted hotel day – Wondered around the hotel today, some rooms and floors are completely abandoned, It was too creepy and I scared myself a few times. Took some out of focus pictures of Duncan.

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Day 11 – All for me day – Packed my stuff to leave for Sundance, took some photos in bed cause I was feeling saucy.

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Day 12 – Full moon bond day – James Bond party and the moon was full. It looked perfect in a way that my camera cannot capture. The clouds and the light were just incredible.

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Day 13 – Starfish beach day – Went to the beach with the brother, a very nice way to end my trip. Under the boardwalk we found a starfish, Duncan took it and returned it to the ocean. This is the biggest ripple I have ever witnessed, I feel lighter. Today reminds me of how beautiful the universe can be.

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Day14 – Arrival Day – I arrive in park City and it is beautiful. Get all situated with Sundance and get a really nice condo for the festival. I explore with my roommate and his friends. Meet some cool people, its going to be a good two weeks.
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Day15 – Warehaus Day - A stack of New York Times in front of the warehouse that I have to deliver as part of my job. I usually arrive about 15 minutes before the rest of the crew, perfect time to take photos before the sun comes up.
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Day 16 – Delivery Day – Make more deliveries, go to an advanced screening of a documentary, enjoy the mountain air. People keep stealing the pallet jack from the warehouse, so we brand it.
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Day 17 – World Premiere day – I see two world premieres in one day, here is a photo from the audience, you can pretend like you are here.
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Day 18 – Hungover day – too much to drink at the bar = miserable day. After work I take photos while I am waiting for the bus. Here are the instructions for a propane heater.
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Day 19 – Shot tree day – Walking to lunch I discovered a grove of shoes. I got so caught up I was late to work. There must have been hundreds of shoes in these trees and no explanation. I wanna go back at sunset…
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Day 20 – Latin Lover day – Ran into the Spanish actor again, I didn’t know he was also in the devils backbone…flirted…again, saw some movies, took this photo walking down main street, the blue lights seemed cool.
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I 5 days i return to Vermont. I am excited by the possibilities that the spring promises. This winter break in the left coast has opened my eyes to things I need to work on, things I need to let go, and finally released some sexual frustration. I am ready to get my shit together and stop worrying about the little shit. Watch out Vermont, I am coming back and taking over!

Comments:


Everyone's a critic (Anonymous) at 2009-01-21 18:15 (UTC) (Link)
I am so glad to hear from you again! It sounds like you've got a great year ahead of you. Keep on being, because you are awesome. (I don't know how to write that without it seeming totally empty, but it's not, I PROMISE!).

Take care,
Julian
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