Archive for March, 2009

Stream of consciousness post

March 25, 2009

the past days have included:

parents in australia/new zealand, visit by sister and friend to see the play “Hair”, March madness watching and office pool, new friendships with people in the area, Metal bar under the williamsburg bridge and a liquor spinning wheel, discovering the White Castle in Williamsburg, watching Gophers lose in bro bar The Joshua Tree, discovering amazing music service Spotify, possibly planning SXSW trip next year, cupcakes, renewed lease thru june ’10.

to come in the following days:

prodigy concert, crystal castles dj set and subsequent star trek dance party, the courteeners free show, nyu music networking events, financial aid info, walking to work again, emo fest in boston, trip to philadelphia to see sis, Nine inch nails, jane’s addiction and tom morello show in june, seeing cousin perform at the lincoln center, brandeis graduation?/hoot drop-in?, rooftop party july 4th and/or when school starts, pong and then atlantic city with tapiwaaa, yankees games, red sox games, hanging out on the roof bbqing and drinking.

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For some day to day info

March 4, 2009

I’m now on Twitter, the latest online trend, it seems. I’d really like to try and use this for more of a sort of “condensed RSS feed” in more of an intellectual light if at all possible. I’ll be posting my day to day thoughts, musings, links, and other content on there, while making the more lengthy posts on here.

In one sense, I believe Twitter can be much more useful than say a Facebook can be, but in another it can be much less useful. You can really read a shortened news story or follow the link in real time, and I think intellectual forwardness is much more integral to Twitter than Facebook. Meaning, I can’t read about the homeless housing problem in NYC on Facebook. Sure, I could go to that site or blog in the first place, but this allows me to see shortened versions of many stories and then delve into the ones I am most interested in.

On the other hand, many people use it for things that have been looked at by the media as miscellaneous and boring, like posting such things as “Bed.” “shopping at the gap”, etc, etc. In essence we have a Facebook updates feed on steroids, something of which I have yet to determine if I will or will not avoid.

I really do think it partially depends on a person’s choice of who or what they decide to follow. You can track CNN, RollingStone, various blogs, or you can track Joe Schmoe, and John Deere. I’m focusing on my passions, as well as some cool stuff like a MN Twins sports ticker, random people and friends, and I guess the occasional celebrity or two.

Twitter is perhaps the ultimate irony. It is a place for people who want to spend more time at having less time. Chew on that one.

That being said, feel free to follow me at: http://twitter.com/scrimers.

This weather reminds me of home

March 3, 2009

Since it is snowing and I’m bunkering myself in for the night and watching 2 hours of 24, I thought it’d be a good time for an update. Things are going very well as of late. I got in to the Music Business program at NYU for Grad school, a dream I’ve had for maybe 4-5 years now. I officially put my deposit down and I’m ready to go for next fall. Even got to meet some fellow early decisioners and sit in on a class. It is a very exciting opportunity and I can’t express my happiness to have sort of made a rather quick decision to even apply. It should be an interesting couple of years. I introduced one fellow grad to his first can of PBR, and gave him an idea of exactly how tiny a NYC apartment is. Everyone seemed ridiculously excited, and from all over the place. One guy was from New Mexico, another Chicago, another LA, Minneapolis, others from Sweden and Australia. Financial aid is the next big aspect of this, but for now I’m going to do part-time, I believe.

I’ve just been working full-time and relaxing pretty much. Went and did a free tour of the Apollo, saw a random drug deal at the White Castle in Harlem, then had a couple of nights spent with various Brandeis people / new people I’ve met in Brooklyn, and reading a few audio books to pass the time. Even organized a Bdeis Alum meetup taking place this week.

Thinking of buying a bike for when it gets nicer out to cruise around the city on. I’ve only really biked around here once, and it was intimidating yet quite a wonderful experience. Baseball season is on its way too, which makes me immensely happy, since it means that its that nicer time of year again, and that I can ideally go to a few games at the New Yankee Stadium.

Got to go to Florida to see my grandma and West Palm beach area for a work related trip, which was a nice getaway. Being in DC for inauguration was also amazing, and I think that all of us that were there were quite awed by the whole thing. I’d like to get back to DC for a more “relaxing” trip, meaning seeing some museums that there was no way at all to see during that hectic inauguration weekend.