Sooo I know I haven’t spent a whole lot of time in the US lately, and even less outside of New York City, but I can’t help but notice that some things really feel quite different here in Washington DC and Maryland.
For example, since when does the radio play nothing but country and reggaeton? Since when do American grocery stores feature DIY produce weighing, complete with little stickers with bar codes that you print out? Since when did “The Nanny” become syndicated and played non-stop on every other channel, all day, every day?
Since when do car radios show the name of the song that’s playing? Since when does every other advertisement concern a) health b) well-being or c) the environment? Since when do Macbook Pros only cost a grand, microwaves fifty bucks, and 32” flat screen TVs $300?
I may never know the answers to these mysteries. It is comforting to know that some things don’t change though… liiike the fact that after three weeks back home my main observations about America revolve around cars, TV, radio, and consumer culture. God bless the U S and A…
I fall in love easily.Ask anyone. Be it a song, a book, a man, a gadget, a film, or an abstraction, every other week I’m fully obsessed, again. This can be a very wonderful thing. But it can also lead to extreme indecisiveness, especially in an age of such unprecedented choice pollution as ours.
And so far, this has gotten me into trouble. As my twenties rapidly come to an end, I realize that I have no idea what I want to bring to this world.
I’m not alone. Being a twentysomething is tough these days. The age old question of “what should I do with my life?” is now complicated by questions that were not so dynamic before, like how, and where, and in which medium?
So I’ll do what any good digital native would do: Blog! Every day, I’ll post here with only one goal: Share what I love. No rules about what it has to be, it just has to be something I really want to tell people about. And I’ll pay attention to those questions: What is it? How do I want to share it? Why do I want to share it?
The goals of this project are ultimately personal, but I hope that my enthusiasm for what I love will be contagious. I also hope to contribute publically to the continuing dialogue surrounding the million dollar question: What makes our generation tick?