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  • Try2StopMe 4:43 pm on January 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    #1- the dérive: so what if i have nowhere to go 

    i have obsessed over the idea of a dérive for years now. since my performance art class at columbia college, chicago to be exact. it was then that the questions of social appropriateness and responsibility, expectations and conveniences really became an obsession. a dérive would be a perfect, private exploration and exploitation of social normality. what is that exactly? normal?

    normal (he actually used that word in context to mine and my partner’s roaming)- according to the police in michigan on july 7, 2007 was “having a destination”. i have since developed travel panic; obsessive thoughts over where i’m supposed to be going, am going and why.

    from wikipedia: in situationist texts, a dérive is an attempt at analysis of the totality of everyday life, through the passive movement through space. It is translated as drift.

    that’s all we were doing that night.

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  • Try2StopMe 4:53 pm on January 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    WOW! i somehow figured this out. i have to say i am feeling a little silly as it seems no one else had such an “adventure” in signing on… i like to think i’m pretty smart- but sometymes it seems the easiest stuff is what gets me…

    i have started my list- incomplete as it is, it’s a start. i happen to be a ritualistic list writer. now that i’ve started my focus has shifted to the parameters of the list in question, as opposed to it’s contents. this is something pretty typical of me and my obsessive nature over details and perfection… it’s quite frankly annoying. at the least to myself.

    so in the honor of my OCD, i have committed to completing all 52, in hopes of letting go of / conquering my compulsions that limit me- those that say:
    “you don’t have the right stuff to do this”
    “you don’t know how”,
    “it’s not good enough”,
    “that’s nothing special”,
    “no one cares”,
    “you can’t do it alone”,
    “you will never make it”,
    “that’s not how it goes”

    i can keep going… this list seems to be exhaustive. in the spirit of reclaiming mySELF however, i’m putting on my platforms and rising above and proceeding with the list of things that are “ALL WORTH IT”, “ALL GOOD”, and “ALL GOOD FOR ME”…

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    • eatveggiesdrinkwine 8:36 pm on January 9, 2010 Permalink

      Great list! I’m so scared of needles, but I love your idea of getting a tattoo of “52.” Who knows — I may join you! I understand the issue of thinking limiting thoughts and congratulate you on replacing them with expansive, positive thoughts.

    • jscribe 8:36 pm on January 9, 2010 Permalink

      I think this list looks totally awesome, and I might steal some of your ideas for myself. You totally can do it -and you are going to be awesome.

    • Try2StopMe 12:57 am on January 14, 2010 Permalink

      thanks ladies! your support is appreciated :)
      i wish you success, courage and will- only 50 more to go!

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