other things, as well

So I’ve been working on this self-portrait project — I’ve been asking people to call and leave messages on my answering phone about me. Narcissism is inherent in the project, but I learned that I’m a very narcissistic person from the messages I’ve gotten… there’s some sort of clever irony there.

I spent much of last weekend collecting messages from friends and family, and they are… strange, funny, confusing, flattering, amazing, disturbing, poignant, and everything else. In my head they were simply going to be a part of this project, now they have — more or less — become the project.

They’ve also become lodged in my brain, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to dislodge them. A double-edged sword, if you will.

I was a bit bothered by the fact that nobody mentioned my “irresistible charm,” though. Somebody didn’t study their lines, it seems.

Thank you to everyone who left messages, they are all perfect in their own eclectic way. If anyone still wants to leave a message — anyone — call me and do so, or email and I will give you my phone number with which to do so. The project was originally due on Wednesday, but he pushed the due date to (next?) Monday, so there’s still time. There’s still time to talk about Jef!

Beyond that, I’m once again connected to the internet in my apartment, which is another double-edged sword, if you will. I spent much of my disconnected time wondering if this was the way it used to be with telephones and moving — did a period of telephone-disconnect make life very difficult and confusing back then?

I thought about many other things, as well.

1 comment to other things, as well

  • Jef, sorry we couldn’t call. We are burning the midnight oil here, and never found the right moment. Good luck with it, you horrible sack of shit. Oh, I mean you irrestiably charming cunning man.

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