Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ponderings After a REALLY Long Tuesday

I've never actually heard the lead singer of Jack's Mannequin talk, I have never really seen what he looks like, and I have never really seen one of his music videos (except for 'Dark Blue' which was amazing!). He looks genuinely angry in his videos and he looks older than I pictured him to be. When he used a normal talking voice, I couldn't believe that the guy on the YouTube video was the same guy that sang 'The Mixed Tape,' 'Dark Blue,' and 'Last Straw' among others. But it was cool! I have lost no respect for my beloved Jack's Mannequin. If I have any readers and you're curious, here's Jack's Mannequin's YouTube Channel. If I don't have any readers, this will be for my reference. Even though I have already subscribed to his channel and drooled over his songs. There's a song or two to the right-- in the music player with the Monet painting as a skin. Enjoy it at your own pace. Perhaps you will become an even bigger fan than I. Maybe you already are...

I turned in my Yearbook application today. I had to include a picture that I took and a paragraph about a school event. I'm not going to show you (if there are any readers out there) the picture because it's of my best friend in the whole wide world and I don't want to betray his trust or invade his privacy. All I'm going to say is I'm really, really satisfied with how it turned out :D I asked my French teacher if she could write a recommendation for me. Normally, I would have asked my English teacher because he'd be more familiar with my writing and my art work (though I have a few speculations... 1) I have no idea what happened to my English teacher. All I know is that he's not there anymore and they brought in a teacher to replace him until the end of the year. 2) He claims he hasn't had time to read my story that I labored over for two years (wow, that makes it sound like really gruelling work. Like, worse than when they made children work in factories...) 3) He's never actually seen any of my photography. There's never been an opportunity to show my pictures off except through my scrapbooks. That is all).

One final thought. I have been thinking about college lately. It's still roughly two years off, but it's never too early to think about what you want to do. I feel like I've narrowed it down to two, three, maybe four areas of expertise. Journalism, Photography, Architecture, or Phychology. I think it would be so cool to be a child therapist. Or deal with teenagers. I know we're annoying sometimes, but we have problems too and we all need someone to talk to and help us (whether we want to admit it or not). I've gotten a lot of mail from colleges. The ones I'm most interested in are in Iowa (2) and Minnesota (2). Any way, I'm just throwing that out there.

If there are people reading this, could you drop a comment here so I can omit the less important and frankly uninteresting stuff.


Jude Rosenberg

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Music

Between homework and everything else going on, I have found some time to write. I'm not referring to the blog this time. I'm talking about fiction. Knock on wood, but I think I can see see the light at the end of the tunnel--the tunnel being my writer's block. One night, I started typing. It was about a middle-aged woman named Rose. It didn't seem promising, but I went with it any way. I had nothing better to do... but as I went on, it started to grow on me. I'm not going to say this new story is for sure going to be finished (though I hope it will be), but I'm putting it in my "Has Potential" folder. Yes, I really do have an electronic folder labeled just that.

Ummm.... yeah. I think that's it. Thanks for reading.

Jude Rosenberg

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Second or Third Posting

I don't know why, but I'm sort of getting a gut feeling that I'm never going to use this blog. I don't post my school work on here like I thought we would be doing, this is only the second or third time I've actually written something for this blog in particular. In a nutshell, I'm giving up on putting hope and the like into this particular blog. I'm not going to delete it just yet, but rather, try to re-evaluate what it could possibly be used for.

It was specifically created for school, so maybe I should keep this school related. To a certain degree. Or I could do what I wanted to do with my other blog and post poetry and random bits of wordiness on it. I dunno. It could be kind of fun even if everything sucks... Like I've said (who knows how many times), this whole thing is a toss up. In fact, I'm going to go so far as to say that it's on probation. Yeah, that's right.

Maybe you'll hear from me in the future and maybe you won't. So in the meantime, enjoy life! Live it to the fullest!