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Thursday, December 01, 2005

What I've been up to

I have found that my brain isnt working at it's normal high capacity. I feel stupid but I figure it is just some sort of cognitive depression similar and perhaps related to the more common emotional depression I often have but dont seem to this year (yay grow light!). So I have been reading various articles and other people's blogs and such and they are still making me think about the things I usually think about when I read them but I have found that I am having a very hard time putting those thoughts into words. In a funny coincidence one of the things I read lately was an article written by someone who claims that language is necessary for a lot of our higher thought but I am having the opposite problem. I can think about the nuances of certain issues but cant verbalize them well.

So...I am on sort of a mental vacation. I am not forcing myself to write down my thoughts or talk about them. I am just letting them sit while I focus on more concrete things in my life.

Tonight I am going to go see some guy named Nadir play over at TC Speakeasy's. I hear he is really good and plays "Southern Fried Funk," whatever that is. It sounds like it could be fun though. It has been a really long time since I have gone out to a bar to see a band. I think it will be a good use of my time and it is one of those social things that isnt really social because generally the music is too loud to allow conversation. But one is still out of the house and in the company of others and there is the whole shared experience thing which is always nice because next week or next month or next year or whatever, we can all do the whole "Hey remember when we saw that guy Nadir" thing.

So...come on down if you want.

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