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George Gershwin wrote "Rhapsody in Blue" when he was twenty-five.

I'm about to turn twenty-six. I have written a play which has not (yet) been produced, and haven't yet finished a novel.

Hunter S. Thompson had finished his first novel at the age of 22. Meanwhile, I was whinging about not finding the right person for me.

Everything Is Illuminated, written by Jonathan Saffran Foer, was a New York Times bestselling book. He's about my age, maybe a bit younger.

Fuck. I don't even own a pair of Doc Marten's.

feeling: : annoyed annoyed
la musique: : RHAPSODY IN BLUE - WITH GEORGE GERSHWIN

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seattle_liz From: seattle_liz Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:27 (UTC) (Lien)
S.E. Hinton was 16 when "The Outsiders" was written. Oh, wait, I'm meant to say *helpful* things here... ;)

Eddie Vedder was 26 when he first joined Pearl Jam. And he was working the night shift in a gas station in San Diego before that. Better?

Time and age are inconsequential. Truly. You're meant to go at your own pace... your time is coming. Can't you see it? It's just starting to come into view on the horizon... it's there, I promise.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:40 (UTC) (Lien)

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that, now that was helpful. tee hee. cute cat, by the way. :)
sigmaration From: sigmaration Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:36 (UTC) (Lien)
I was in a marching band that played Rhapsody In Blue when I was in high school. Does that count?

We won state champions??

Other than that, I'm almost 28 and I have accomplished very little that is worthy of notice to the general public. So there. You're well ahead of me.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:39 (UTC) (Lien)

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the rhapsody in blue is one of the most beautiful pieces of music composed.

and hey! you've made a very nice journal, easy to read, and fun.
jeanrhys From: jeanrhys Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:38 (UTC) (Lien)
Everything Is Illuminated, written by Jonathan Saffran Foer, was a New York Times bestselling book. He's about my age, maybe a bit younger.

He was born 1977. Which makes him a year younger than me. Arrrggghhhh!
Zadie Smith (White Teeth) is particularly infuriating. She is the same age as me, pretty, was at Oxford, is now at Harvard, and writes bestsellers.

gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:42 (UTC) (Lien)

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my own b-day is 07/30/1977.

whee!
back2me From: back2me Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:50 (UTC) (Lien)
If it makes ya feel any better, I don't own a pair of Doc Marten's either. =/

Don't worry. You'll do what you're meant to do, when you're meant to do it.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 10:57 (UTC) (Lien)

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True, very true.

I guess i was just hoping to be on a roll with the writing thing, or what not. :)
From: silentlady Date: le 21 juillet 2003 14:36 (UTC) (Lien)

Quarter Life Crisises

I know the feeling. All my teachers in High Scool always told me abuot all the writers who started in thier teens. I aspire to be a professional writer. I recently realized that most of the writers who I like started publishing in thier early 30s. Life doesn't end as you leave your early 20s, it just can seem that way:) I am 27 and am just begining to write on a level acceptable to me.

If you want to do something, ya just got to go and do it.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 15:03 (UTC) (Lien)

Re: Quarter Life Crisises

I guess I could look at it another way - Hunter S. Thompson's writing didn't really start getting as good as we know it to be until The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, by which point he was in his mid to late thirties.

back to the novel!
batshua From: batshua Date: le 21 juillet 2003 14:57 (UTC) (Lien)
Uhm.

How about that you've seriously upgraded the quality of my life?

Does that count as a major accomplishment?
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 15:01 (UTC) (Lien)
all along, or only since we've been talking via phone?

because then i'd have to give you a winking "i told you so" tee hee.

it was my idea, june bug.

thank you for the wonderful compliment.
From: wickedsophie Date: le 21 juillet 2003 16:48 (UTC) (Lien)
Eh, don't worry. Doc Martens are over-rated.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 16:58 (UTC) (Lien)
but i like them! and they are shiny and polishable and very simple.

i like that in a shoe.
socialchameleon From: socialchameleon Date: le 21 juillet 2003 18:41 (UTC) (Lien)
I know how you feel. It seems that by my age (19) most Australian girls have had a stint on a soap opera and now have recording contracts with Sony. And I sing in a university choir.

When I go to shopping centres on the edge of town I find myself thinking that I've been left on the shelf because I didn't get knocked up at 15 by a 22 year old.

But I do own a pair of Doc's, and that makes everything better. Go and buy some new shoes, it always helps.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 juillet 2003 18:46 (UTC) (Lien)
I would think, personally, that it's better not to be knocked up at 15 by a 22 year old.

Interestingly, I was 22 when you were 15. Yikes! Ah, but the location was all wrong. Sorry about that.

Well, at least vegemite is local there. It's impossible to find here, particularly the kosher kind.
socialchameleon From: socialchameleon Date: le 24 juillet 2003 02:53 (UTC) (Lien)
Yeah, even getting pregnant now gives me the willies.

Ah, but I was a very precocious 15 year old, already seeing the older men :)

They make kosher vegemite?!?
gordond From: gordond Date: le 24 juillet 2003 03:32 (UTC) (Lien)
You bet they do.

There's a certain processing firm it comes frorm. It comes in smaller jars.
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