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life treats.

things i find treaty.
Jul 13 '12

Today I invented a game which I will tentatively and uncreatively call Underwater Shuffleboard.  With sidewalk chalk I drew giant squares with varying point values all over the bottom of the deep end of a swimming pool. (Yes, sidewalk chalk works underwater. It is awesome.) I spent 2 hours throwing little torpedo toys at them and talking smack to a 9 year old. I lost. But I totally won at underwater hangman. Take that, child. 

It was a good day.  

Jul 3 '12

National Parks Checklist Map


National Parks Checklist Map

Jul 3 '12
"That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are."
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir  (via coyotesaint)

(Source: serialstranger)

Jul 1 '12
Jun 29 '12

(Source: pinatasmashing)

Jun 29 '12

"Should I bolt every time I get that feeling in my gut when I meet someone new? Well, I’ve been listening to my gut since I was 14 years old, and frankly speaking, I’ve come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains." 

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Jun 19 '12
The Middle East - Blood

go ahead.   feel some feelings.


Blood - The Middle East

Beautiful song is still beautiful.

Jun 19 '12
"I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via mangoachaar)
Jun 19 '12
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never
pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else."
Jun 18 '12

new Cat Power.  yes please.   

Chan Marshall can do no wrong. 

Jun 2 '12

Are humans naturally selfish?

Humans for a long time have denied that they are like animals, and related to animals. If humans did very bad things, like kill each other, we would say they’re “acting like animals,” and if humans did very nice things, like massive acts of altruism, we would claim that for ourselves, and say that’s something we came up with—in our religion, our culture, whatever. Humans have that tendency. Humans were not very happy to be connected to nature. Humans liked to be considered the crown of creation, totally separate from everything else. They used nature to blame things on themselves, and never made that full connection that I am advocating, which is that both the good and bad in our species come from our primate background.”

- Awesome interview w/primatologist Frans de Waal

This has been the subject of debate in my classes all week, and it’s been both thought provoking and fun.