Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Motivation for 7 AM

Better than caffeine for those early mornings. Because work doesn't quite work with my former sleeping schedule.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Awwww yeah.

“You wanna know what living life to the fullest actually is? It’s waking up on a Monday morning with no complaints. It’s knowing you always deserve to laugh. It’s doing what feels right no matter what. It’s doing what you want to no matter how stupid you look. It’s about being yourself, because no one can tell you you’re doing it wrong.”
— Unknown*



*Found this quote in a drafted post from December of 2009. Seemed appropriate in the way that good advice usually is. No picture, too tired.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trainspotting.



In the past week, what with picking up and dropping off visiting friends at the local rail station, I've spent a combined total of 3 hours at the train station, and 5 hours driving to and from.*
So, besides knowing it like the back of my hand, I've gone from the annoyance of having to spend so much time there to a weird sort of fondness to everything about it. From the dancing taxi drivers out front, cracking jokes and turning their music up loud to pass the time, to the way that everyone people-watches when they're bored and waiting, so that instant eye contact isn't so awkward as it is elsewhere.
Mostly I've noticed the goodbyes and the greetings. When the train arrives, there's a slew of tight hugs, quick waves, and the clatter of rolling luggage as the waiting press forward, hoping they won't be stuck next to that crying child. But, before they can get on, the departing passengers have to come down the stairs, eyes searching the crowd for a loved one or a way out. Some people exit the platform by themselves, but for others there are yells and smiles, "How have you been?!"s, hugs and kisses and offers to "let me take that for you". It's such a joyful moment, impossible not to smile, coming off that steel beast and finally at your destination, stretching your legs and finding that someone has been waiting for you.


*Yeah. I counted.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Slam.

Slam poetry has always fascinated me. I don't understand it and I can't describe why, but every single time I hear someone reciting one, I'm absolutely riveted. I came upon this poet, George Watsky, and man, as if I needed another talent-crush.









I sing along with super scenesters reciting sufjan stevens songs in skinny jeans.

And if you suppose your speech is normal, it's cause your impediment is listening.



oh, so good.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Grandly





"If we're going to screw it up, we're going to screw it up grandly, and all the mistakes will be 100 percent ours."
[Britt Daniel]

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Note to Yourself

1. When you get down on yourself, you get down on me. 'Cause after oh, you know, ever, I start to get a little invested in your happiness.
2. Enjoy humor without taking it too seriously. Nicknames? They're one-shot impressions, meant to make people laugh. They aren't character models or life sentences.
3. Be optimistic. Too much pessimism and life becomes a big I-told-you-so fest. Negativity is exhausting for those who spend too much time around it.
3.5 Love things. It not as easy as bitterness but it's more rewarding.
4.This whole blame-game? Bullshit. Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes there's no one character flaw or event you can ascribe it to.
5. Evaluate nothing. Feel what you need to, adapt how you need to. Humans are a flexible race.
6. This whole tough-love blog post is the lamest, I'm the first to say, but it's 4 in the morning and I feel inspired and I'd like to kick your butt without waking you up.
6.5 Go to bed when you're tired. Sleep schedules can be fucked up and sleep schedules can be fixed. Let's pull an all-nighter and get us back on track.
7. Remember those who love you. They're not going to stop for stupid reasons and they're not going to fail to gently push you back on the right track. It's when you hide in this bubble of fineness and only wallow when you think no one's looking that things get tough.



Next time, climb higher.