“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”
— Einstein
“an improvised life would save a lot of time, wouldn’t it?”
— me

ambiants:

ambiants:

what do you get when you mix alcohol and literature?

tequila mockingbird

DEAD

(via insangity)

So this morning I awoke abruptly from a dream in which I was just about to hit the slopes, skiing. I haven’t felt so deeply frustrated with my life in awhile. My heart literally sunk this morning. Mostly my unhappiness lately has had to deal with regret for not studying enough for something, or learning fast enough, disappointing my prof, or something. Never this sort of a void. Awake, school, drive home, nap, productivity, homework, Internet, observe chickens from the patio door over downing a cup of water, homework, ice cream, productivity, sleep.

I kind of miss that frustration because breaks now feel more “deserved” than enjoyed. Soaked in. Like, if someone were to take shears and cut my rope harness as I’m scaling a cliff breathing in the fresh air, I’d lose my sense of purpose in life, and not because of my death, but because I’d lost my chance to live. It’s a good reminder that the grind is never the identity, no matter how much a person loves to learn or work hard… some days, it’s just the grind.

I need adventure. Not just as a reward. Anticipation in its purest form.

Life cannot come sooner.

strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!! strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up


srowder!!!!!!

strawberrytartare:

im—jahova:

unmutekurloz:

unamusedsloth:

Poor fellas…

THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM OUTSIDE VICTORIA SECRET.

They look like kids waiting at the daycare for their mothers to pick them up

srowder!!!!!!

(via yeppeoprincessjin)

“We as a culture take the same approach to living in Phoenix as in Seattle as in Miami, to the detriment of all these landscapes. We believe that students can be given standard lesson plans and standard tests, universally applied, to the detriment of all these students. We turn living trees into standardized two-by-fours. We turn living fish into fish sticks. We turn living carrots into carrot sticks. But every carrot is different from every other carrot. Every fish is different from every other fish. Every student is different from every other student. Every place is different from every other place. If we are ever to remember what it is like to be human beings, and if we are ever to hope to begin to live sustainably in place (which is the only way to live sustainably), we will have to remember that specificity is everything. It’s the only thing we’ve got.”
— Derrick Jensen, Walking on Water
“When something seems ‘the most obvious thing in the world’ it means that any attempt to understand the world has been given up.”
— Bertolt Brecht, Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic

there are some moments when i just want to

transfer.

right now.

“Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play.”
— Paul Samuelson

Eric Kim and I grew up together in Vancouver but parted ways 9 years ago. We haven’t seen each other since, but have kept in touch via yearly emails sparked by birthdays. Recently, I found him on Facebook. And found his SoundCloud of original music. Turns out, both of us still play piano. For a change, I’m surprising him with a little more than an email for his bday this year.

Presenting… “Missed,” a piano piece originally written by Eric Kim, and now accompanied by a flute duet and synthetic strings part composed by yours truly.

in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school
in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad
becca-morley:

adventures in school

in 3rd grade my friend and i stumbled upon a small blue egg in an egg carton from the store and we thought it was special so i made an egg incubator with a foam box and an incandescent lightbulb and covered it in cotton and brought it every other day to school for the next week. she and i were waiting for it to hatch. it never did. so one day my mom found out and said it was rotten so we flung it in the dumpster and it splattered on the lid and smelled really bad

becca-morley:

adventures in school

(via simplykathie)

Camping at Sunset Beach, Watsonville, CA Camping at Sunset Beach, Watsonville, CA Camping at Sunset Beach, Watsonville, CA Camping at Sunset Beach, Watsonville, CA Camping at Sunset Beach, Watsonville, CA

Camping at Sunset Beach, Watsonville, CA

Finished! On Thursday, I removed material to make the wood sit more flush with the lock bar, rounded all edges, drilled holes for the pocket clip, finish sanded all surfaces, and buffed out a carnauba wax finish (… with construction paper lol). It’s smooth as silk :)
And there you have it! $60 knife that’s now lot classier than in its state off the shelf. I brought it on a camping trip this weekend and it’s done beautifully… not to mention it aesthetically has a place among the woods now.
Here are some photos I obsessed over taking :) Finished! On Thursday, I removed material to make the wood sit more flush with the lock bar, rounded all edges, drilled holes for the pocket clip, finish sanded all surfaces, and buffed out a carnauba wax finish (… with construction paper lol). It’s smooth as silk :)
And there you have it! $60 knife that’s now lot classier than in its state off the shelf. I brought it on a camping trip this weekend and it’s done beautifully… not to mention it aesthetically has a place among the woods now.
Here are some photos I obsessed over taking :) Finished! On Thursday, I removed material to make the wood sit more flush with the lock bar, rounded all edges, drilled holes for the pocket clip, finish sanded all surfaces, and buffed out a carnauba wax finish (… with construction paper lol). It’s smooth as silk :)
And there you have it! $60 knife that’s now lot classier than in its state off the shelf. I brought it on a camping trip this weekend and it’s done beautifully… not to mention it aesthetically has a place among the woods now.
Here are some photos I obsessed over taking :) Finished! On Thursday, I removed material to make the wood sit more flush with the lock bar, rounded all edges, drilled holes for the pocket clip, finish sanded all surfaces, and buffed out a carnauba wax finish (… with construction paper lol). It’s smooth as silk :)
And there you have it! $60 knife that’s now lot classier than in its state off the shelf. I brought it on a camping trip this weekend and it’s done beautifully… not to mention it aesthetically has a place among the woods now.
Here are some photos I obsessed over taking :) Finished! On Thursday, I removed material to make the wood sit more flush with the lock bar, rounded all edges, drilled holes for the pocket clip, finish sanded all surfaces, and buffed out a carnauba wax finish (… with construction paper lol). It’s smooth as silk :)
And there you have it! $60 knife that’s now lot classier than in its state off the shelf. I brought it on a camping trip this weekend and it’s done beautifully… not to mention it aesthetically has a place among the woods now.
Here are some photos I obsessed over taking :) Finished! On Thursday, I removed material to make the wood sit more flush with the lock bar, rounded all edges, drilled holes for the pocket clip, finish sanded all surfaces, and buffed out a carnauba wax finish (… with construction paper lol). It’s smooth as silk :)
And there you have it! $60 knife that’s now lot classier than in its state off the shelf. I brought it on a camping trip this weekend and it’s done beautifully… not to mention it aesthetically has a place among the woods now.
Here are some photos I obsessed over taking :)

Finished! On Thursday, I removed material to make the wood sit more flush with the lock bar, rounded all edges, drilled holes for the pocket clip, finish sanded all surfaces, and buffed out a carnauba wax finish (… with construction paper lol). It’s smooth as silk :)

And there you have it! $60 knife that’s now lot classier than in its state off the shelf. I brought it on a camping trip this weekend and it’s done beautifully… not to mention it aesthetically has a place among the woods now.

Here are some photos I obsessed over taking :)

Studying with 3.5 square ft of desk 101

  1. The “Silent” option exist on your phone for a reason.
  2. The slide-out surface under your desk exists to hide answers.
  3. What better way to kill trees than to eat up paper by voraciously doing practice problems?