“I love when I’m shaking hands on a rope line and”— he mimes the motion, hand over hand — “I see little old white ladies and big burly black guys and Latino girls and all their hands are entwining. They’re feeding on each other as much as on me."
He shrugs; it’s that distancing eye of the author.
Alright, well time for my first update since getting back from Stanford:
Delaware's great--much greener and generally more beautiful than I remember it. Driving around, especially in the valley, has been extremely relaxing.
As far as the people go, friends seem to be fine, and family is pretty much the same as always. I've hung out with Mike and Charlie the most, and have been trying to get in touch with more Tower Hill people except most have already started work. As for me, I don't start work until July 1.
That said, I went in for a work meeting today (I work in the University Relations department of Wilmington University, for those of you who don't know), and got the skinny on plans for the summer. Audio-intensive work for TV spots has largely been cut in favor of minor video tweaks (commercials have already been shot), radio spots, etc. In other words, I get to try my hand at a wider array of skills this summer, which is precisely what I was looking for.
Anyway, as I said, I don't start 'til July 1 as I'll be at Myrtle Beach with Mike circa June 23rd. That is sure to be a lot of fun. Maybe I can finally work on my tan (Stanford was a little too work intensive to really take advantage of the Cali sun).
So... yea. I guess that's about it. Piper's in Jamaica until Sunday, so we only get to talk via one email a day and about 10 minutes of IM conversation (internet use is a cent a second down there!)
Do I really want to be that blogger who incessantly updates with personal minutia which no sane soul would even come close to giving half of a rat's ass about? No. But that said, I'm procrastinating, and blogging seems to be a great way to do that.
So, yea. I'm cramming for finals. BioSci 150, aka Human Behavioral Biology. It would help if I knew biology, of course, but whatever... I'll soldier through it. Really interesting stuff, until Sapolsk just throws a bunch of specifics at me, then I just get lost. We'll see how it goes. Blasting post-rock, as always, seems to help. Motherfucker=Redeemer (Part One) is a great, great song. Too bad GY!BE isn't around anymore.
Anyway... back to Microsoft Word and another 5 or so 50-page documents. Hopefully I can finish up before 4 AM? (reminds me of that one TED video by Rives... go check it out)
alright, here it is everyone... I've finally given in. To the blog thing. Bold, right? I know. I'll likely update extremely rarely (as I've yet to think of any use for this thing), but now it's been made, and is an option.
hey, if you got here somehow (how the fuck did you get here, anyway?), maybe you can tell me what to do with this thing? word. perchance this could be a thing...
Hey, my name is David Kettler. I work with Mozilla to make the web usable by people. I play bass in a band called The Sea People. I think things, about stuff and how stuff affects people. I'm kind of a people person.