Friday, August 11, 2006

the story of my life

there was a chap named andrew. he liked to play the piano and surf the web. one day he got a free email account from juno. andrew liked to imagine himself owning a beautiful grand piano with shiny white keys. therefore, he named his first email account "sparklin-ivorees@juno.com." then one day he realized that juno was ridiculous. after this epiphany, he found himself a hotmail account of the same name and passed the old address on to his mom. in the meantime, andrew grew up and went to college. oblivious to the fact that he may one day need this email address for professional correspondence or to apply for jobs, andrew named his college address: "fatman@u.spu.edu." four years later andrew graduated and decided to work for the university of washington (andrewdtwo@u.washington.edu) at the va hospital (andrewdavid@va.gov). in his spare time, he posted random stories and pictures on his blog. therefore, in july of 2006, when google seduced him with 2750mb gmail accounts, it was only natural that he named his newest account after his blog: the17pointscale@gmail.com.

it's a bit ridiculous, but this is the way my generation can tell stories. rather than building a timeline based on outdoor forts, wicked math teachers, or the lives of presidents, we may be just as likely to our electronic selves. in a few years, i'll be saying, "...then in 2005 i started my first blog. it was a happy disaster...."


andrew david. "amazing art" moma, nyc.

http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=80103
http://www.insecula.com/us/oeuvre/O0026252.html
http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=80103


5 comments:

Beth said...

you realize all those email accounts are going to be getting junk mail now? I see that you misspelled some of them, but others I'm not so sure.

andrew said...

they're all misspelled (except the blog email address). i spent more time misspelling the addresses than writing the story. but shhhhhhhhh don't tell everyone!

andrew said...

ERRATUM

i meant to write something like "we may be just as likely SHARE ABOUT our electronic selves"

Anonymous said...

I don't see that your gmail account is misspelled. D00d, U r0xors the b0xor5!

andrew said...

correct (see my previous comments D00d).

the boxers? why...thank you...i guess....