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    Day 168 of 365 days.

    Some days I just don't feel like getting out of bed. Today was one of them. One of the nice things about this whole unemployment experience is that it gives me a break from my career. For the record I hate computers. I hate the computer industry. I hate working for the computer industry. I was never even supposed to be in it. I was supposed to be a writer, an artist, a literary scholar. You know, the three things that I actually have degrees in. Nothing would make me happier than to never have to work again. Unfortunately, I still have a WHOLE lot of debt, and I don't really know how to do anything else that makes any money. So like billions of adults all over the world, I suck it up and deal with it and go to work and punch a time clock and wait patiently for the day when I die and can finally get some rest.

    Only, currently I am without a contract anywhere, so I'm on vacation and able to rest and enjoy myself. As I've stated on several of my past pictures, I've quite enjoyed it. I've had tons of time to work on my photography, work out and lose weight, and think about the academic paper I'm supposed to be presenting at a conference in Boston in a few months.

    But then there are days like today. Days where the whole world seems hopeless. Where I realize that if I'm ever going to make my life better, get out of debt, go to grad school, do something creative for a living, I'm eventually going to have to go back to the 9-5 daily grind that makes me want to shoot myself in the head. And on these days, there's nothing I'd rather do than just sulk in bed all day.

    Why the hell did someone else have to win my Powerball money. FUCK THEM!

    Oh, as a happy accident the random T-shirt that I happened to pull out of the drawer and put on today is the one I won for being CMU pool champion in 1995. I could have been somebody.

    365 days

    Angela., Vashtia, Jack Scoresby, and 149 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. chrismaverick 97 months ago | reply

      thank you, everyone.

    2. A i t h n e [deleted] 96 months ago | reply

      nice idea & neat work

    3. chrismaverick 96 months ago | reply

      @R@punseLL: thank you.

    4. Mykl Roventine 91 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Glass is Half Empty :(, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    5. jmumma 90 months ago | reply

      Cherry on top! PhotographyCherry on top! Photography
      Your photograph is the cherry on top! We would love for you
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    6. striatic 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Phlow EMOTES!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    7. chrismaverick 87 months ago | reply

      @striatic: added, Thank you.

    8. ·<Danu>· 85 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!! This shot deserves the prize of...
      “Sentimientos/Feelings”

      ...please, consider to form a part of our group...

    9. -Steve Roe- 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called B&W Xibit, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. chrismaverick 82 months ago | reply

      @Steve Roe '61: added. Thank you

    11. INACTIVE ACCOUNT OF KAI LIVINGSTON 79 months ago | reply

      We all feel the same sometimes!!
      Your shot makes me feel the mood!

    12. chrismaverick 79 months ago | reply

      @The Visions of Kai: thanks. So far removed from when I shot it, I'm glad it still evokes some emotion.

    13. Tegan Howard 77 months ago | reply

      You're not alone mate, we all have days like that. It might not make you feel better but you aren't alone in feeling that way. Things always perk up in the end :)

    14. chrismaverick 77 months ago | reply

      @☠ Tiggles ☠: yep

    15. StephanieLynnPhotography [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hire Me!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. rockwalski 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Global Economic Crisis, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. HelloHiyab 73 months ago | reply

      You are amazing. One of my favorite photographs

    18. sandman1965 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I saw this Photo... and instantly thought of Sylvia Plath, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. .canelson. 67 months ago | reply

      Your face looks familiar.

    20. Paul K.-QuixoteImages 60 months ago | reply

      Great expression of emotion.... well done photo.

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