It was an ugly, brown polyester gas station attendant’s jacket, made all the more unsightly by large rips, frayed edges, and a phalanx of safety pins. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.
For a variety of reasons over the years, I've held on to a great many items. Some for practical purposes, some because they function as a surrogate for my memory and, yes, even some for sentimental reasons. It happens.
March 1st marks the completion of 6 months here in Seattle, halfway through. Like most people, I'm prone to imbuing these sorts of anniversaries with undue significance. 1 Month, 6 months, 1 year, 10 years. They offer satisfactory plateaus by which to look back on our progress. A Normal Life Even with a life such … Continue reading 6 Months
"'Money doesn't buy happiness.' Do you live in America? Because it buys a waverunner." ~ Daniel Tosh Is the greatest pursuit in life truly happiness? Is it really that simple? I think most people would say that finding happiness is the clearest, purest goal that any person could have. Whether theist or atheist, general consensus … Continue reading Happiness, The Pursuit of
Monday morning, The Greatest Band On Earth (official title given by the Pope), announced that they were releasing their newest album, The King of Limbs, less than a week from now, Saturday. This has made me more than a little giddy. What Radiohead has done, yet again, is set up a situation where almost everyone … Continue reading Stuff; or, How Radiohead is Setting Us Free
Life Before Aesthetics ~ Denison Witmer (right click the song title and Save As to download) This is actually a song I've been loving for quite some time, but considering my current living arrangements, it certainly strikes home. I won't normally post someone else's words here (unless I'm quoting them), but this song is a … Continue reading A Song I’m Loving Now – Life Before Aesthetics
"So then you've got money and you get used to this lifestyle. And you don't wanna take any risks 'cause they've got you by the balls, and you've got all these little things that you've bought, or you're attached to. And you start spending all this money... And that's how they get ya!" ~ Thom … Continue reading Money, it’s a gas.