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Christmas is coming quickly, and with that comes my first trip to Holland and the summation of my current experiments. A lot of stuff is happening now; some things changing, some staying the same… it will definitely be an interesting new year with a fresh bunch of resolutions and goals. Do I know what I want to do with my life yet? No. But I do know who I want in it and where I want to be for at least the next 5 years. Maybe I’ll end up teaching, maybe I’ll end up working for some government somewhere. Who knows. All I know is that I need to stop being jealous of other people and trying to please everyone in my life, because to be honest I haven’t been pleasing many with the decisions I’ve been making over the past year. I want to be happy, but I’m still trying to define what happiness means to me and what I need to be happy. Appreciated, that’s one thing, but it’s so broad that I don’t know where to go from there. I want to make an impression on the world, be remembered, but so does every other human being traipsing around on the globe. I know what I’m passionate about, but hell if I know how to make a living from it…. Lots of questions, and this year I hope to find some answers. Fingers, toes, and heart crossed…

Hey Beau, just thinking about pumpkin carving… imagine if we could’ve done this?

Hey Beau, just thinking about pumpkin carving… imagine if we could’ve done this?

This is probably old news to a lot of people, but Drunk History from Funny or Die about Ben Franklin is completely awesome. Watched it at work 2 days ago and still haven’t stopped thinking about some parts. So good.

Saw Kasher’s special last night, “Live in Oakland”, and it was hilarious. Somewhat intelligent rants that push people’s buttons…. always a good time. And it’s even better when you don’t expect it from someone.

Saw Kasher’s special last night, “Live in Oakland”, and it was hilarious. Somewhat intelligent rants that push people’s buttons…. always a good time. And it’s even better when you don’t expect it from someone.

Is it just me, or is there a resemblance here?

I gave someone a tree today… I feel that should give me good luck or something. The saying could go “Give someone a flower and the sun will shine brighter, but give someone a tree and luck, dreams, and happiness will rain down on you!”

The only thing that helps me through some days is knowing there is someone else on the other side of the ocean who is in as much pain as I am

Bound to You

Sweet love, sweet love
Trapped in your love
I’ve opened up, I’m sure I can trust
My heart and I were buried in dust
Free me, free us
You’re all I need when I’m holding you tight
If you walk away I will suffer tonight

I found a man I can trust
And boy, I believe in us
I am terrified to know for the first time
Can you see that I’m bound in chains?
I’ve finally found my way

I am bound to you
I am bound to you

So much, so young, I’ve faced on my own
Walls I built up became my home
I’m strong and I’m sure there’s a fire in us
Sweet love and so pure
I catch my breath with just one beating heart
And I embrace myself, please don’t tear this apart

I found a man I can trust
And boy, I believe in us
I am terrified to love for the first time
Can’t you see that I’m bound in chains?
I’ve finally found my way

I am bound to you
I am bound to you

Suddenly the moment’s here
I embrace my fears
All that I have been carrying all these years
Do I risk it all? Come this far just to fall?
Fall

I have entrusted and boy, I believe in us
I am terrified to love for the first time
Can you see that I’m bound in chains?
And finally found my way

I am bound to you
I am, ooh I am
I’m bound to you 

My rant for this evening:

I understand the ease and usefulness of sites such as craiglist and kijiji, but why do those using them have to be so unreliable? I get back to people promptly, sell things in good condition, give them the information they want or find it as quickly as possible, try to accommodate people’s needs, and never leave someone hanging. I’ve come to realize that this is a rarity on these sites. They are basically sites run by their users - how people treat each other in this space of semi-anonymity reflects how we would treat each other if there was no social accountability, and frankly it’s disturbing. My time spent on these sites over the past month and a half in a stressful time of trying to sell my apartment and some of the items in it has left a bad taste in my mouth. If I weren’t in dire straights I would have stopped using the service a long time ago. For the few I have come across that have acted respectfully and kindly, I would truly like to thank you for your humanity. For the others, be ashamed and know that how you treat others will come back to bite you in the ass soon enough.