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Pointless Musings by Adam Dustus

Posted in Blog, people, social media, writing with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2009 by dustus

DustusAdamIt’s not “reality” TV when five cameras follow you and you’re directed to re-do your botched lines.

If you discard cigarette butts into an ashtray—shouldn’t it be called an ass-tray?

Yoga helps my breathing, core, and mental flexibility.

Go Red Wings! rah-rah

I want the Chicago Cubs to beat the Yankees in the World Series. Then in the following post-season I want the Tigers to beat the Phillies.

Advice to college students… No matter if it seems like a good idea at the time, don’t ever drink a beer milkshake. You may as well sleep in the bathroom.

I respect Puff Daddy for running the NYC Marathon. I ran a half-marathon last September. This year I hope to run the one in Detroit .

Knoxville, Tennessee (my beloved Rocky Top, land of James Agee, Cormac, & profuse orange)… You’ve earned the name KNOXVEGAS because you’re really an amazing place to party…just don’t bring up The World’s Fair. Instead, just mention the name Peyton Manning!

Teacher Headline: 5th-grade boy proposes book report on breast exams

Twitter is an amazing place for non-airheads

Belated Thanks to Janet Jackson for popularizing the term “equipment malfunction”—and special thanks to Viagra for trying to eliminate it!

I conclude & ask you to ponder…
Why can’t we bail out everyone?
(psst…Hey Buddy, that’s socialism)
Oh, okay. I guess my heart wants to help people suffering in their daily lives rather than executives whose fortunes are slightly downsized. That does not make me a socialist. I’m not a Marxist because I’m a big fan of Groucho (and the way Harpo and Chico play music). In fact, despite a post-modern writing style I’m a bit of a pragmatist, who really knows? I’m not a big fan of intellectual labels. If you go to Buy Books on the Web, you can purchase High School Asylum! Though the virtue of capitalism is not exactly an author’s answered prayer, it is a “trying” system that rewards bold genius, the essence of effort, and in some cases dumb luck.

Enjoying Social Media!

Posted in Blog, people, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2009 by dustus

In many ways I feel like the social media I’ve taken part in (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Threadless, WordPress,Worldsings) is really helping me not to be intimidated reaching out to people in person. Connecting with some very cool individuals online has been a really great experience that I look forward to continuing.  I’m meeting so many very creative, unique individuals–how awesome! It’s made me feel none of that isolated, glued-to-the-computer screen stereotype.  Without a doubt, I’ve come to appreciate others more and marvel at how willing many people are to share parts of their lives–I hope to keep sharing as well.  smiley

I hope to have dustus.com uploaded soon.  It’s been my lifelong dream to share my writing.  Pinch, I think my dreams are coming true.

Confessions of a Workaholic

Posted in people, writing with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2009 by dustus

A workaholic, colloquially, is a person who is addicted to work (the correct medico-legal term is “ergomania”).The phrase does not always imply that the person actually enjoys their work, but rather simply feels compelled to do it. There is no generally accepted medical definition of such a condition, although some forms of stress, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be work-related.                  (excerpt from Wikipedia)

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Some people (mostly friends) consider me smart.  Man, I felt dumb this weekend.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I never really learned how to relax.  In the past I’ve always kidded myself about that. In reality, it grips me fierce and I begin to understand I’m a mindless robot to habit.  I often wonder if a lot of other people feel this way? Nonetheless, I’m partly a slave to routine because I grew up believing that working hard is more important than working smart.
Sometimes I feel so full of nervous tension and anxiety.  When I catch myself that way, I recognize things are not moving as quickly as I would like.  It has a lot to do with being impatient.  This happens a lot during winter.  I experience a “cabin fever” of sorts between December and February in Michigan. When it starts, it’s like all the caffeine I had over the past month prompts me into fidgeting, pacing about my place, unable to sit still, yet it remains too cold to go outside for more than a few minutes.  Yet worst of all: I feel like I always should be doing something, anything– have to be productive!  Well, that’s a part of my overall problem that I need to keep in check.  Cease being a workaholic and start acting like a person again! (that should be my new mantra–something like “live your life rather than dying from exhaustion”)

So to myself and blog I make this pledge:  I will chose quality time over remaining a slave to the sense of dire urgency that I feel nearly each day.  I guess I’ve always wanted to be successful; but I’m definitely going about it the wrong way and pushing aside the ones I love in the process of working through the entirety of another day.  Enough is enough already!  I’m not even done writing this blog entry and I catch myself thinking about what I have to do tomorrow. (I need to cut that shit out.)  In many ways its worse than the funk of an inhibiting bad attitude and feels most depressing when missing out on life, as well as all the things I can’t seem to find time to enjoy.  So I’m going to relax now.  After all, it is the “day of rest.”  Time to have some fun! I’m out.
–Dustus