here is a list of general things that i really liked in 2011 (i have liked some of these things for a long time but really appreciated/began to appreciate them again this year):
- mixtapes (band not noun)
- fireworks (band not noun)
- the muppet movie
- surprise visits from friends
- making new friends
- getting drunk and staying out really, really late
- ian’s pizza
- chicago style hot dogs
- the last harry potter movie
- baking oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies
- my dad learning about the internet and it’s slang
- bagels with cream cheese
- parks and recreation
- my new little car
- sleeping in
- vodka pineapples
- brian fallon
- ryan gosling
- that apple pie gum
- CAPS LOCK
- thinking about other dimensions
i just spent a really long time thinking about how awesome it would be to move to a nice little place somewhere kind of in the middle of nowhere, maybe by some mountains and a lake and trees, and own a cute, hip looking bed and breakfast.
i want to get out of the suburbs, away from traffic, away from crowded stores and cranky people at every turn, away from my job(s), and into a place that’s quiet and fun in a different way and into an existence where i feel like i have some control over… well… anything.
“You know what would be like a funny joke? If AT&T and all the other phone companies abolished texting for 24 hours and declared it: “Stop Being A Freak And Just Call Someone On The Phone” Day. Parents would be elated about this holiday but twentysomethings would actually lose their minds. Whenever they would need to talk to someone, they would just look at their phone quizzically before bursting into violent sobs. In fact I think they would just become defiant and stay home all day instead of trying to actually be social. Calling someone is just too much pressure these days! It’s as intimate of an act as having unprotected sex or something. When did this happen though? When did calling someone become a “NEVER” kind of situation? When texting was invented, it apparently took us like two hours to become socially awkward psychos, which is sort of depressing if you think about it.”
-From Ryan O’Connell “5 inventions Twentysomethings Can’t Live Without” on Thought Catalog.
brush your god damn hair.
“This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find … themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might. They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. … they mean to develop intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated. Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? … Do the people I’m spending time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?” Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe … life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path.”
i guess the cricket wireless store near my house got held up on friday. and when the guy who robbed the place walked in, one of the employees was like, “are you here to make a payment?” and he said “no… i’m here to make a fuckin’ withdrawl. give me all your money!” and then pulled a gun out.
why do i think that sentence is so funny?
he got 400 dollars and a few iphones and didn’t get caught.