I don’t know why, but while I was thinking about writing this entry I couldn’t stop thinking about the movie Taxi Driver.
Taxi Driver is undeniably one of the greatest movies ever made. I was thinking about that movie because there is a scene it that movie where the main character, Travis Bickle, is hitting on this woman named Betsy. Betsy is a woman that he has fallen for as he drives by the political campaign headquarters where she works. He is trying to be funny and impress her and he makes this joke:
“I should get one of those signs that says “One of these days I’m gonna get organezized”.
It is admittedly a terrible joke and just one of the indication of the social maladies that Travis suffers from. It is doubly awkward when he has to try to explain the joke to Betsy.
I’m trying to get more organized myself. I seem to be piling social engagement on top of one another lately. I can’t bring myself to write things down, but I sit near computers for 9 hours a day, so I’ve decided to put together an online calendar.
I’ve finally decided on the Google calendar, I think after having a conversation with Jesse where he told me that he thinks that I don’t have enough “me time”. An absolutely ridiculous supposition.
Even if it was true, Travis Bickle would tell him the following:
“I don’t believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people.”
When I say that I have decided, that isn’t exactly accurate either. You can take a look at my online calendar by clicking on the link below:
I think you will figure out immediately what I don’t like about the Google Calendar.
I just want to close with a bit more wisdom from Travis Bickle:
“Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man.”
For the record, I am not God’s lonely man.