Friday, March 26, 2010

Some kind of metaphor

This Married to the Sea comic cracks me up.

I love the hippo on the right... Maybe I identify with it in some ways. "I get it. You have a penis. Please leave me alone."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Girls on bikes

This picture makes me want to start an all-girls bicycle gang. So cute!

Some friends and I were discussing to-do lists. Not the errands kind, not the men I want to sleep with kind, but the life kind. "My life would be happier if or when I finally get around to doing the following things..." I said it before, but there's something about actually writing it down. It finds ways to manifest.

One of the things on my life to-do list for the past year or two was getting a bike. I loved the idea of riding around downtown, biking to bars or the beach on the weekends, no helmut, just a total badass. The following reasons kept me hesitant: they cost money, I work too much and don't have time, I don't know what kind to get, I have no one to ride with, I'm afraid of being hit by a car. Etc. I'm really good at excuses. But the universe wanted me on a bike after all. I became good friends with a girl who biked and was looking for someone to bike with. And then I found a bike in my garage (courtesy old roommate), and a few days later, we found another bike on the side of the road with a sign on it, saying "free." Bikes everywhere. Thanks, Universe!

So far I'm really enjoying riding around, even if it's just on the weekends. I'm still afraid of getting hit by a car, but lately I'm trying to force myself into situations that seem scary at first. With no risk, there's no reward, right?

Every time I'm riding around, I think of the bicycle guy from "Singles." Remember him? "I like the way the world looks from a bicycle." If you haven't seen this movie recently, Netflix that shit! It's so good!

Love that Paul Westerberg song!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beach House

I'm in love with this band and am really looking forward to seeing them in April.

Really loving their latest album, Teen Dream. Pitchfork gave it a 9.0.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Um, so Jessica and Hunter are like Amazeballs USA. Love them!

I first heard of them from Ragan Fox's podcast "Fox and the City," which I continue to be obsessed with.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rules to live by

I enjoy reading through Five Rules For Life, a blog where readers submit a list of what they believe are "the most important rules to follow for a happy, successful, and fulfilling life." Very simple, very inspiring. Some of my favorites:

It's the things that make you nervous that you probably should do.
Submitted by Nicole Watkins

Even when you're going through hell, keep going.
Submitted by Claire Harnett

Set goals that are challenging, inspire you, and are achievable - and write them down!
Submitted by Tara Waechter

Play Hard
Submitted by Barry Sigismondi

It is better to be kind than to be right.
We are all equal, we just know and do different things.
Still your mind and know your path.
Submitted by Cheryl Hitchcock

See as much as you can of what’s right in front of you.
Submitted by Lori Deschene

Have something to do that takes you out of yourself.
Submitted by Anna DiTommaso

Always prioritize action and real-world feedback over perfect plans on paper.
Submitted by Cath Duncan

Always have a dog.
Submitted by Allison Furmaniak