Archive for July, 2010

This just made me pee my pants in excitement.

Hip hop and tap! Genius. I knew there was a reason I was taking both this semester. These guys kill it.

Self-torture is the worst torture.

“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music? ”

Rob, High Fidelity

I need this.

I don’t want it, I need it!

A piece from the publishers description:

The impact of their writings on modern thought cannot be overestimated, but Beauvoir and Sartre are remembered just as much for the lives they led. They were brilliant, courageous, profoundly innovative individuals, and Tete-a-Tete shows the passion, energy, daring, humor, and contradictions of their remarkable, unorthodox relationship. Theirs is a great story — and a great story is precisely what Beauvoir and Sartre most wanted their lives to be.

Yes, please!

This is happiness.

I’ve taken a new “hobby” for the summer–sailing. Which really just means, I get on my friends amazing boat, have a few glasses of wine or a couple beers and enjoy the views and the ride. Probably one of the best hobbies I’ve ever taken up for a summer. It just makes me so…happy. I think it has something to do with being on the water (among other things).

San Diego

Where’s my chapstick?!

What the F? Since when has this been in existence? And why have I not known of it sooner?

July 6th is National Kissing Day in the United Kingdom. This holiday has recently been adopted worldwide making July 6 the International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day.

The idea behind the International Kissing Day is that many people may have forgotten the simple pleasures associated with kissing for kissing’s sake, as opposed to kissing as mere social formality or prelude to other activities. Kissing can be an enjoyable experience in and of itself. It is an expression and experience of intimacy. International Kissing Day is not as commercialized as Valentine’s Day.

(Thanks, Wikipedia and Betsy Johnson)

Right on! Does this give license to kiss whoever for a whole day?! Who’s down for a smooch?

(Clearly I’m hard at work looking for out-of-state schools to transfer to…)

Happy 4th of July!

I’ll be on a sail boat in the San Diego bay enjoying the fireworks tonight! I know, you’re jealous. I would be too if I wasn’t going. Hah.

Anyway, I’m really digging this chicks hair…

I think it may be time for a haircut…

I only have eight lives left.

“My whole life is behind me. I see it completely, I see its shape and the slow movements which have brought me this far. There is little to say about it: a lost game, that’s all. Three years ago I came solemnly to Bouville. I had lost the first round. I wanted to play the second and I lost again: I lost the whole game. At the same time, I learned that you always lose. Only the rascals think they win. Now I am going to be like Anny, I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.”

—Jean-Paul Sartre (via Fuck Yeah Existentialism)