Day 4

I have been getting asked a lot of questions so I am going to try and answer a few of them here.

Q: Am I working while in here?

A: No, I am a freelancer and I’m in between jobs. However, I am applying for MFA programs which will take up a lot of my time.  I still have to take care of personal business, but most everything can be done online these days so it’s pretty easy.

Q: Are you getting bored?

A: Not yet.  I’ve had a lot to do this week.  Check back in next week. I am trying to set a schedule for myself so I can have somewhat of a normal routine.  I may even try and take guitar lessons from in here.  If you know anyone that does lessons via video chatting, let me know.

Q: How do you get groceries?

A: I order them online once a week.  A couple people in the building (I like to call them my angels from above) volunteered to receive the delivery.  They email me to tell me it’s here and I go hide in the bathroom so I don’t have any direct contact with anyone.

Q: Is it hard to sleep?

A: Sometimes.  It takes some adjusting to people watching you 24/7, but I am getting used to it.  It’s also a lot brighter in here at night then I am used to so I am adjusting to that as well.  Sometimes I use an eye mask.  It’s getting better every day.  People have also stopped knocking on the windows to wake me, that helps.

I will leave you with images of someone who decided to come down and play me a few songs tonight. Thank you, my masked friend, you made my day.  He also left a little gift for passersby….sidewalk chalk!

4 Responses to “Day 4”

  1. Tink Says:

    Sidewalk chalk! What a great idea! I bet you will end up having a lot of interesting art to enjoy ~ then the rain will come tomorrow & wipe the slate clean……
    I’m glad someone finally decided to do a project like this – I’ve always wondered how someone would react to having only the internet as a way to communicate.
    Can you elaborate a bit more about the film that will be made about this experiment? Are you being recorded on hidden camera or anything?
    I work in a building right across the street, so maybe I’ll come over at some point and we could play a game of tic-tac-toe on the window with a couple of dry-erase markers (or something!).
    Thanks for keeping us informed with your blog – I look forward to hearing about your first weekend in ‘the fish bowl’! Hope you have a good one!

    P.S.
    I like your photography style!!!

  2. Cristin Says:

    I was sad to see the sidewalk chalk go. Until another dry day…

    Josh will be producing the documentary. He is documenting the process from beginning to end and all of the emotional ups and downs I may have. He didn’t want to do a live feed because he wants people to come in person to experience it. I am recording myself daily for the film and for general documentation of how I am feeling. Josh will also be filming others to get their take on the project.

  3. Fawn Says:

    Very interesting project! Did I miss the address somewhere?

  4. Cristin Says:

    Sorry, somehow we missed that. It’s now on the contact page.

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Cristin Norine and Joshua Jay Elliott