Friday, May 31, 2013

Is there anything more beautiful than a blank sheet of paper that's been covered with words?
"As more and more educated Americans, especially younger ones, are looking to move downtown, seeking alternatives to suburbs and cars, they're refraining the demand for public space."

From the May 31 New York Times article, A Streetcorner Serenade for the Public Plaza, by Michael Kimmelman.
My brain keeps telling me it's mid-June.
These two baby kittens were recently just discovered in the backyard of where I live. 

They're still so fragile and can't be more than a few weeks old. Any caregiver or parent of theirs is nowhere to be found, so my roommates and I have been trying to make sure they stay nourished and healthy.

Aren't they so adorable?





"When I go to a concert, everyone is filming and photographing themselves and then posting the pictures right away. It is almost as if your experiences don't count unless you have an audience watching them."

From the May 30 New York Times article, "In Conversation | Lee Radziwill and Sofia Coppola, on Protecting Privacy," by Lee Radziwill.
"The simplest explanation for the movie's success is that audiences love to see rich people humiliated."

From the May 30 New York Times article, "Comeuppance for the Rich, at Least on the Screen," by Elisabeth Malkin.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Well I know what's right---
I got just one life.
In a world that keeps on pushing me around,
I stand my ground."

From the song I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty.
Tell me something I don't know.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

You can cry on my shoulder.
"But the heart that I brought was what people felt, and my ability to be myself. The lesson that that taught me, and has taught me over the years: anybody pretending to be anything other than who you really are, you will never ever reach your personal potential."

From Oprah Presents Master Class on the OWN Network.

Sometimes the universe gives you these amazing gems at 12:10 in the afternoon when you're just channel surfing and trying to figure out some things in your life.
This song will always remind me of you.
Somebody pass the chill pills.
Good morning.

Make today matter.
The wedding of my roommates this past weekend was the first that I've attended in years, and it's got me doing a lot of thinking about life and relationships.

I'm 30 years old and have yet to ever be in a serious relationship... I mean, I don't know what it is. I'm a good person, and I've tried to sincerely meet others... but I must be some sort of un-dateable outcast or something.
I'm still trying to figure out what it's all about.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Humility.
I lost count on how many times I called myself a loser today.
"I heard it all before.
I heard it all before.
I heard it all before.
I heard it all before.
I heard it all before."

From the song Sorry by Madonna.
It's funny when you first meet someone and think they're totally normal, but then you realize they're really weird.

Monday, May 27, 2013

My good friends/roommates just got married! 

Congratulations to Jenn and Daniel for such a beautiful ceremony and fun weekend of commemorating. Celebrating their union these last three days with their family and friends felt like one long party, and it was so great to be able to take part in the festivities.

It's too bad that I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked, but hey, it's hard to think about any of that when you're having too much of a good time. Being a part of the wedding party was also a blast, and it felt so great to see Judy out here in California as well.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!