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  1. The wing quotation is one of my absolute favorites–mostly because I personally have trouble jumping in sometimes. I’m usually such a passionate/intense person that, if I commit to something, I really want to have a plan going in. This June, I’m not going to have control over anything. I’ll be thrown into a classroom without any formal training…and told to just do stuff…to figure it out as I’m going…with cameras and judging eyes evaluating me. It’s terrifying–all the more so because there are actual kids involved…ones that failed regular school and will be there trying to catch up.

    So, rather than obsess about that–and think about how scary that not having a plan thing is–I’m obsessing about dorm room accomodations and how exactly I’ll be able to ship all my belongings home before running to the airport for my Saturday night flight.

    Of course, the idea that I can have any control over any of it is a complete illusion.

    Anyway, that’s all to say that I really admire your ability to figure shit out on the way down. I have no doubt you’ll do amazingly well.

  2. LISASURA

    You know, I don’t think it’s silly. Not at all. There are some things, that if you’re in tune with yourself enough, you just know. Your throwing all caution to the wind is commendable. Some people would never be that brave.

    Sometimes we have to take a few risks in life. Life would be sterile otherwise.

    I’m excited for you.

  3. I didn’t think it was an April Fools, but the damn annoying day made me hesitate to say this: You’re in excellent company. You’ve got what you needed from school. The Denver plan sounds perfect for you. Good luck, and God speed!

  4. @Alma- yes, here’s certainly hoping. And heck, even if one doesn’t grow one’s wings–well, I bet I’d still make a really big splat.

    @Lisa- I’m excited, too!

    @Will- Thank you much.

  5. GOTHAMGIRL

    It’s “You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” That was one of the quotes I sent ya. I feel insulted that you did not say it right.

    Their is a difference between where you are going and what you are going to do and though you can’t do one with out the other the question still remains; what are you going to do in Denver?

  6. GOTHAMGIRL

    Your going to denver and you don’t know what your going to do? You have it backwards. You can go to Hollywood with just a dream and no real plan. You need a plan to survive in denver.

    Also, I do not have a telepathic link with you so sadly I won’t know what you do when you do it but Carrot Top will so be carefull.

  7. I would say you can do better without a plan in Denver than in Hollywood. Hollywood is much more expensive in terms of living costs, and it’s also harder to find a decent job. Denver’s always been welcoming to explorers.

  8. GOTHAMGIRL

    I was making a joke. You know, the steyotypical person goes to Hollywood without a real plan except a dream and the determination to “make it.” No one goes to denver with that in mind. Yeah, Will will be fine but I think you could bet money that at some point he will get involved in dairy farming.

  9. What’s wrong with dairy farming.

    And I think it depends on what “it” is. If the dream is to live well, and successfully, and write a whole hell of a lot and do some teaching, why couldn’t one go to Denver with that in mind?

    I mean, hell, that’s precisely what I’m doing.

  10. GOTHAMGIRL

    Nothing is wrong with dairy farming. For a long time a gallon of gas was cheaper then a gallon of milk so dairy farming can be quite lucrative. I simply meant it was a good bet because when I think of denver I think of farms. If you do fall in love with the place you will likely become a farmer to make your living.

    As for the dream, again I meant the dream of making it in Hollywood as in “rich and famous.” You went to Hollywood with the plan of going to school as oppose to the people who belive their going to “make it” and don’t bother planning ahead. Now, if I havn’t made this clear enough just google it because I’m tired of explainging the subject of what was suppose to be a funny joke… which is now clearly dead.

    Have fun in Denver with what ever you do.

  11. @Gotham: I got the joke…just didn’t think it was all that funny. But, then, I’m not one to peddle stereotypes. Dairy farming? That’s so Greeley. The only time I’ve ever seen a cow in Denver was during the Stock Show. Denver is a lot of things, but continually calling it a cow town is both ignorant and unimaginative.

    I’m sure you’re a very nice girl, but don’t perpetuate ideas about an entire state in your attempt to poke fun at Will.

  12. GOTHAMGIRL

    Again, the cow thing was a joke. I thought it was funny. Denver + cows = ha ha? No? Oh well. I’m actually rather serious though about Will becoming a dairy farmer. Since I am from North Carolina Will could just as easily assume that I would become a tobbaco farmer, which I might do if not for the fact I don’t want to grow cancer. However, if I lived in florida Will might say “Helen, I bet your going to get a orange grove or make a amusement park.” Which I might very well do. The reason I can safely assume Will would have a dairy farm is because he once said “I might enjoy being shot” or something to that extent. Now, couple this with the fact that he already has list of jobs that really aren’t that related to each other (one minute he’s a personall trainer the next minute he’s in advertising?) it would only make sence that once moving to Denver he would try a occupation he had nver done before if for the no other reason then to see what it was like. This is also something cliche of writers.

    I’m sure your a very nice girl, but you assume so much when you know me so little of me.

  13. @Gotham: I assume nothing of you, except for what you’ve written here. I responded to your first comment and not the ones that later clarified. My assessment of the situation was that you were trying to prod Will in whatever way you felt appropriate. You just happened to use a stereotype (one that’s been abused by others) about Denver being a cowtown. I pointed out that people have used it in an unimaginative and inaccurate way. That’s what I was referring to–the use of the stereotype, by you and others–not you as a person. I don’t make ad hominem attacks on people. I was merely urging you to find something else…something funnier and perhaps less offensive. I never thought you were trying to be offensive.

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