Sunday, August 30, 2009

One a Day

I am embarking on a new adventure. In an effort to push myself to a state of continual creativity, I am am going to post a piece of writing and a photo everyday. My photo and writing will be from that day, and may or may not be related. Hope you enjoy!

Technology- by Ben Andrews

Technology, you suck.
On tuesday I buy you.
by wednesday you're obsolete.
by thursday you crash.
by friday you break.

you cost too much to repair
and even your backups expire
you're temporary and temperamental

Of course, I don't have the right cord
of course its the wrong type of file
it won't connect
it won't attach
it won't send
I can't receive
can't download
can't convert

you and me
old tech
we just aren't...

but hey. its not your fault.
if you don't work its the result of human error
either the maker or the user
and you're never showered with unconditional love
we only praise you when you work
so dear technology, I will try to be patient
I will try to forgive
and to be your friend.
Cause you've been there for me.
holding my thoughts and memories.
so I'll be there for you.

technology, i love you.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Staying up late

Its past 1 am. I have been up since 5:30. Very tired. Worked an 8 hour day. Then worked on a bunch of filming for our upcoming film Ghetto Movie. Now watching Samurai Jack with Dean. 

Kind of insane. Is there really a reason for all this sleep deprivation? maybe.

What drives us, as humans to stay up late if we know we can sleep in tomorrow?


I was going for some deep reflection on the nature of mankind, but didn't quite achieve that.
oh well.

maybe another late night.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What a Wednesday

While running an errand for my boss, I discovered a man lying on the ground behind a building. He had been assaulted with an axe and had a bad wound on his skull/forehead. There was an insane amount of blood. I almost didn't believe my eyes. I had to use my shirt to try and stop the bleeding. I call 911 and waited for the paramedics to arrive. I was alone there for about 5 minutes before they arrived. He was airlifted to Holy Cross and last I heard is alive, talking and breathing on his own. I arrived just in time to save his life.

What a Wednesday.