the shine may be wearing off, after only one day. you write something, sort of hoping that no one reads it. then, no one reads it. you read it a few times, wonder if the aesthetic is working . . . but it's sort of lonely. so, the question: what's the point? i'm going to keep this blog up for a little bit and see if something interesting answers back. in the meantime, here is one thing my sister said that i thought was really funny in its simple truth: "the second bowl of cereal is almost always a bad idea." i love that. but, so, see, . . . who needs to hear that? . . . victor vitanza once told me that my use of my sister's funny language in a piece i was writing for pre/text "didn't sound like you" (me). funny. it wasn't me. but i stole it, and i loved it. kind of like plagiarizing a "great quote" i found for my comp paper (that's student X talking). you know you shouldn't do it . . . you should at least cite it, but you so want that to be your language that you just, kind of, take it.