I've been introduced to this whole wide world of creativity/design that I never even realized existed. Ideas that seem so far-fetched, yet so innovative and intriguing that I stop and wonder, "what the fuck sort of drugs am I missing out on?" Well, not exactly. But it makes me realize that I'm on a completely different wavelength with my "creative mindset." For instance, I was passed along this website, FFFFOUND!, and now make it a point to check it regularly just for a daily dose of mindblowingness. The stuff is insane! And another sad reality is this, it's probably just scraping the surface. I don't even know if the stuff is cream of the crop or just the folks who are desperate for their stuff to be seen. (I'm sure a designer who reads this could clarify.)
If I'm able to take anything from this job (other than the overwhelming level of multi-tasking and time management), it's a degree of that creative passion. I had the discussion with my sister that there's creativity in writing, but it's not as easily apparent as with something that is visual. It's a completely different art form. And Hunter S. Thompson, I am not. But it's something to strive for.
With that in mind, does anyone know someone that could hook me up with "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers laughers [...] and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls." That'd help me along my path to writing superdom.