I just made my last 11:11 wish of 2010. It’s raining again and I’m watching Countdown Chicago. What a wonderful way to bring in the new year. <3
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love...– Lucille Ball
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who...– Carl Jung
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for...– Victor Hugo
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the...– Octavio Paz (via kari-shma)
Happy New Years Eve!!
I hope everyones’ day is going as well as mine. The weather here in NWI is unseasonably warm and it rained all morning, so I’m rather content right now. I adore weather like this. The world may seem gloomy to some people, but I can’t help but think that it’s got so much potential to be amazing. There are rain showers to dance in, puddles to splash in, and a warm house with...
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind...– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become...– Ingrid Bergman
Love understands all languages.– Romanian Proverb
To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose...– Soren Kierkegaard
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.– Oscar Wilde
I’d like to see you when the summer sun sets down Straight from the pages...– Motion City Soundtrack~ “Mary Without Sound”
The more familiar two people become, the more the language they speak together...– Alain de Botton
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story....– Emil Ludwig
Immature love says I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you...– Erich Fromm
I really wanted to wait until the first of the year to start changing things here, but I meant it in my last post when I said someday isn’t nearly soon enough. This year is supposed to be about seizing opportunities and making my own perfect moments instead of waiting for them to come to me, so here we go. My background and my profile picture are actually the first things I’d like to...
New Stuff for Next Year!
In keeping with my rather intense desire to make next year a building year and hopefully become a better person because of it, I’ve decided that some of my first changes will occur right here on Tumblr. The most important change will be to the overall content of my blog. Since I joined Tumblr about a year ago, I’ve come across some extraordinarily wonderful people and their equally...
(176) I desperately want to end this night on a...
So here are a few… Good Note #1 This is our lovely Christmas tree; assembled by yours truly. The stocking on the left is mine and the one to the right is my younger brother’s. Miraculously, Ari hasn’t knocked the tree down at all this year. He’s been content to simply nap in the space near the back door which was conveniently left vacant when I was placing the presents...
(175) I never fail to over-estimate her.
For one reason or another, I wholly expected to get into a shouting match with my mother over my grades when I brought them up in conversation today. Perhaps I simply wanted to get into a shouting match. I’ve been feeling rather restrained lately and I think a large part of me is just itching for a major conflict to arise. I was wrong to expect that conflict to occur between my mother and...
On the list of things my mother and I do not agree on, her choice in red wine is definitely noted. Perhaps that’s a good thing, though. I couldn’t get past the taste enough to get more than a few gulps in. At least I have less than a year until I can start buying my own stuff. On a related and rather contradictory note, my best friend Jon has invited me down to the New Year’s...
(173) Well there you have it.
I’ve always adhered to the idea that, so long as I’m not failing anything, I’m fine on my own. My Philosophy paper didn’t make it to my instructor. I got an F and now have to take another Philosophy course. I’ve never had to retake a course, not even in high school. I know it’s not the end of the world and it’s not like I don’t have any...
(172) "You can't help suicide."
I really need to work on that nonfiction piece. Most of the information that will be used in it is far from what could be considered fresh, but I’d really like to get it down while some of the emotions from my uncle’s death and the after effects are still as potent as they can be this long after the fact. At least little gems like the quote I used as the title of this post, said by my...
(171) Also of note.
The ability to transform a short sentence into a much, much longer one is an invaluble skill in the writing of term papers which have specific length requirements. Thank God I have a relatively good vocabulary and a large amount of practice in the art of creating too-long sentences.
(170) Almost there!
All five of my final exam questions have been answered. Now I just have to worry about the term paper. After a bit of consideration, I am still sort of going to recycle one of my midterm answers. Instead of just expanding it, though, I’m going to have to essentially rework the entire thing. The one I want to use wasn’t one of my best answers and it did come back with a bit of negative...
I have no idea why I thought Philosophy homework would be easily accomplished even if left until the last minute. I can hardly focus on what the words mean, let alone how best to interpret them. Tasks Completed: 1 out of 5 of my final exam questions. A thorough skimming, with various attempts at focusing and understanding, of the final exam questions and the bits of text which go along with...
(168) So very, very close.
I have approximately 7 to 8 pages to write by 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. The beautiful part is that every part of that sentence is rather flexible. I need to have five answers (approximately one-page each) and a term paper (the instructor said he wanted it to be five pages long, but I’m reasonably certain I can get away with three) finished and placed into my Philosophy...
It seems as though I keep having to remind myself why I initially decided it might be a good idea to start making use of the school’s free counseling next semester. I’m so used to denying the existance of major problems and attempting to overcome them on my own (I can be rather stubborn and prideful at times) that the decision to reach out and ask for help is an extraordinarily foreign...
(166) Recent Thoughts and Happenings
I did not fail my Freshman Experience class. I got a B which, my professor kindly explained, would have been an A had I participated more during our class discussions. She seemed rather surprised when I told her I had really enjoyed the class. She was under the impression I had been bored out of my mind the entire time. I really need to work on the whole expressing my emotions thing. I’ve...
(165) Dead Week
I am so in love with the fact that I have no major assignments due this week that, as of last night, are not already done. I enjoy mornings like this in which I am able to wake up at a somewhat reasonable time and still have plenty of time after a quick shower to eat my breakfast and kill time staring at my computer screen doing anything but scrambling to complete an assignment I should have...