August 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
I have a dream journey in life.
It started by reading Sara Wheeler’s book Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica.
This is a phenomenal book, especially for anyone who thinks that travel is the best way to expand and enhance your perspective both internally and externally. To me, travel is both selfish and selfless – if I don’t learn something new about both myself and another person, it was a failed trip. I go in with a completely open mind.
Terra Incognita shows just that. It is a beautiful read, and teaches you something without leaving the comfort of your own chair. It made me want to go to Antarctica more than anything.
Yes, I know that it is a harsh environment. Yes, I know that it is a challenging experience to even just get down there. But that makes it even more enticing for me.
And reading the adventure and seeing the pictures of any individual just makes me want to go even more.
I highly recommend the National Geographic’s piece on an excursion there: A man decided he wanted to climb Queen Maud Land. It is because of people who challenge themselves that we gain an understanding of our world. And if you prefer not to read, just look at the gorgeous and amazing pictures.
March 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
A quote, from Doc Vonnegut, Kurt’s father, according to Mark Vonnegut, Kurt’s son.
Seriously…how fascinating must it have been to be in that family?! I just want to be a fly on the wall.
February 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
I LOVE THIS IDEA.
This dude’s office space is in a sand box. It would not work at an office – the germs would be awful – and it would not work at home with kitties, but how awesome is this idea?
November 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
I had the biggest proposal of my life that I worked harder than I’ve worked in my life. I was proud of it. But I also knew I was human, and had this little itch. Turns out that little itch was the addressee on the cover letter…discovered after it was sent.
So all of the hard work, thoughtfulness, and detail I put into that proposal will be forgotten, and it will be remembered for the last minute mistake.
This was also the first time I had this much responsibility on my shoulders.
I didn’t like it. It was too much pressure to do well. And even when I did well, I’m sunk.
For a while now, I’ve been dealing with this back and forth on adulthood. I’m well into my thirties, but seriously can’t give up the innocence of childhood. In fact, I want to start a new adult playground. A coffee shop with a table with swings:
A room for naps in the middle of the day:
A room full of sand to play in and build castles…
Seriously…find an old building, fill it with swings, naps and sand…perhaps a coffee shop, bar…think about it.
November 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
I adore naps. They are necessary. They are lovely. They are why I am sane.
When I was in college, my roomie Kara and I would get back to our dorm room around 3:00 after class, and I would take the futon, she would take the loveseat. The TV was set to the three hours of Seinfeld and the Simpsons, we’d fall asleep, and then be awoken by our friends to get food in the cafeteria before close. It was the best schedule of my life.
I want one of these.
The Ostrich pillow. I want it so bad. I might be able to make it through my day.
November 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
Love is one of those words that’s meaning cannot be expressed through words. It is an overwhelming emotion that takes a hold of all of us, intertwines it in every fiber, and changes us for the better.
That is how I feel about this photo and story.
“Most people have heard of Koko, the gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. When Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off.”
From Filmaker IQ.com’s Facebook page.