Monday, July 14, 2008
Hey everyone. To my devoted readers, you may have noticed that i have been woefully lax in updating this blog. I no longer have access to Polyvore at work (IT Fascists!!) so it's difficult to keep up at all. Of course, I could do it at home, but after spending 8 hours on the computer and 2 hours in traffic...the last thing I want to do is sit in an uncomfortable chair in front of the computer at home. I have been visiting Polyvore nearly every day, just to see what's up, but I don't spend more than 15 minutes, on average. It's a little sad.
Anyway, some exciting news...I'm going to school for Graphic Design and animation. Apparently it's a good school and stuff...I mean there's nothing saying I'll be able to land a job at Pixar or anything, but at least I can get a job I don't loathe. Honestly, I'd just LOVE to find a company that doesn't have a strict "career" dress code. I was watching a documentary on Pixar and my eyes burned with tears of envy and self-pity. They were all wearing jeans and t-shirts and sneakers and baseball caps and hoodies...My personal plight is pathetic, but I just can't stand people telling me how to dress. Sometimes I like to do the whole "corporate shark" look...sleek, sophisticated, powerful...but not often. I like to save that sort of polish for interviews...because it's not about the clothes, it's about how you FEEL when you're wearing them...and I don't want to get too used to that shot of confidence...and I don't want people to get used to me looking like that, because it's NOT me...it's a costume. I've always felt very strongly about that...clothes are a mechanism the ignorant use to pre-judge a human's potential based on arbitrary, shallow appearances.
I guess it's the stubborn artist in me that chafes against the constraints of dress codes, "acceptable" behavior and "proper" language...I hope to one day find a group of colleagues who don't mess around that bullshit and just be messy and real and innovative about everything in their lives. I think I might feel at home there.