Taking My Own Advice

So this evening I took my own advice : I started at a weblog I like, and proceeded to check out the sites in his blogroll that I’d never seen before, looking for groovy new folks who might prod my brain a bit.

Slightly unfair, perhaps, but I tried to limit myself to reading the two most recent entries from each weblog I visited, and if something went *ping* in my wee chicken brain based on that small sample, I decided right then bingbangboom that it was a keeper. (I should mention that I am not much interested in weblogs which are primarily links to other things, unless those links are truly mind-blowingly cool. Nor am I terribly keen on reading about your adventures in buying coffee at the local Starbucks, unless in the telling of said adventures your words are so cunningly crafted as to make me grin like a monkey (and even better, leap up and down and fling my excrement), or otherwise evoke some feeling other than ‘well, that’s five minutes of my life I’ll never get back.’ Do as I say, not as I do!)

A fruitful random walk, some results of which I present to you now. If you like the stuff I say here, or the way I say it, or just the way my bum wiggles when I walk, you might just like these folks too :

“Why kill the Buddha? Because the Buddha you meet is not the true Buddha, but an expression of your longing. If this Buddha is not killed he will only stand in your way. ” – Killing The Buddha

“zy’-mo-glyph’-ic, adj. [Gr. zyme leaven + Gr. glyphe carving] Of, or pertaining to, images of fermentation, specifically the solid residue of creative fermentation on natural objects” – Riley Dog

“But before your heart jumps with the possibility that I might just stop following you through malls and staring at your darkened bedroom window all night from that car across the street (yeah, that’s me out there, sorry if it’s creeping you out, but well, you know), my memory is still strong from eating iron-rich foods and popping 10 to 20 times the RDA of chewable Vitamin C before breakfast every day.” – The Evil Twin Theory

“This is a love story about a man and a white snake.” – Plep

“And yet, he was trying, as we all tried when we were fourteen or fifteen, and still are trying, though we disguise it better, to achieve this thing he had in his head of this person he wished he were and wasn’t and could never be. ” – caterina.net

“The map isn’t the territory, as the model isn’t reality. The map is a referential structure; inside a coordinate system all can be referenced laying the gridwork for reality.” – context weblog

“The larger dream scenario has drifted away, but I was momentarily in a skit, acting the part of two ladies in a line dance. As I moved into the position of the saucy woman and donned her shoes, I found I was missing one of the pair. I saw it floating down a river. ” – Daily Vexation

Apologies for coming off all wide-eyed and Macauley Culkinesque, but there are just so many people out there, aren’t there? I think I might have to make my little stroll through the neighbourhoods a weekly ritual…

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11 thoughts on “Taking My Own Advice

  1. The Nass River valley is in the traditional territory of the Nisga’a and is in the north coastal mountains of B.C. near Alaska. I am a twelve hour drive over three passes to the nearest Starbucks.

  2. No kidding? I must have been through there then, or close to it – I hail (sort of originally) from Fort Saint James, in the Northern Interior of BC, and long ago went on a few boozy roadtrips to Hyder to purchase rocket fuel…er…Everclear.
    My parents still live about 140 kms north of there, in the middle of nowhere, on Tchentlo Lake. Howdy, neighbour, kinda!

  3. and the meeting continues…
    north along the river, there is a logging road, semi passable in summer only. but it ends in twenty minutes at the alaska highway just south of stewart and hyder. did you know that the new film insommnia was filmed at stewart?

  4. how many m’s in insommnia anyway?
    the isp is telus the phone company. but only 100 hours a month is allowed for 29 bucks. and it’s very slow. but you get some web space for free.
    and it’s the only library we’ve got.

  5. maybe you can make a difference in other peoples lifes if you try your hardest.once i was going to sing and at the very last moment my voice started to change,but then i realized that i could still sing because i also realized that if i make my voice sound like a boy and when i sang i sounded just like i used to sing.all of our lives is just like a big huge rollercoaster ’cause sometimes we have good days and sometimes we have bad days,so if we all just beileve in ourselves we could all find out what life is all about.

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