• a woman (Sophie) was sitting at table 31 at Meshuggah with a sketch book, drawing and glancing up at Eli & I doing the crossword at the counter. after a short while, she showed us her drawing- all of us behind the counter! my head is down, studying the crossword, but you could see my glasses and my hair pulled up in a half pony.
jan 11 2017 ∞
jan 11 2017 +
  • It depends, does your breath smell like chimichangas? thank you scrubs
  • A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.
  • I want a cactus in a cute little pot and I’ll name it after you because you’re a prick.
  • I will slit your knee caps and ship you to Antarctica.
  • Please fly into the sun now.
  • Most of the time I want to staple things to her head. thank you Bridget Jones
  • Capt Haddock: You..fancy-dress freebooter/abominable snowman/pickled herring/sea-gherkin...
  • You grackle. thank you Brooklyn Nine Nine
  • Jello-bellied hellhound. thank you, Wodehouse
  • "He did not mention that he was a lineal descendant of Balaam's ass; but every body knew that without his telling it." thank you, Twain
jul 25 2014 ∞
jun 18 2016 +
  • write in a foreign language
  • how food tastes
  • what a place smells like
  • the weather
  • feelings
  • little moments/grand moments
  • keep running lists on the last few pages: best moments, list of adventures, favorite smells, places you've skipped stones, places you read outside, the weird places wherein you wrote in your notebook, people you met
  • start the notebook off with a good quote
  • press wildflowers
  • playlists
apr 5 2014 ∞
jul 6 2015 +
  • origins of the universe
  • art history
  • wine-tasting
  • nutrition
  • mental math whizzes
  • chess
  • music appreciation/composers
  • history of photography
  • jazz music
  • relativity & quantum physics
  • geology
  • oceanography
  • anatomy
  • basics of cooking
  • writings of Edith Stein
  • gardening
  • baseball history
jun 11 2013 ∞
oct 28 2015 +
  • "I'm a long time travelling away from home/I'm a long time travelling here below/To lay this body down" Long Time Traveller The Wailin' Jennys
  • "Good night to these wretched forms/All them gray eyes on the subway/So long before you were born/You were always to be a dagger floating straight to their heart." Rifle's Spiral The Shins
  • "Make me a drink strong enough/To wash away this dishwater world they said was lemonade" No Way Down The Shins
  • "You sure must be strong/And you feel like an ocean/Being warmed by the sun" Simple Song The Shins
may 24 2014 ∞
may 24 2014 +
  • Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes
  • Fear Fun Father John Misty
  • American Idiot Green Day
  • When the Night St. Lucia
  • Port of Morrow The Shins
  • Sign No More Mumford & Sons
  • Graceland Paul Simon
  • His Band and the Street Choir Van Morrison
  • Trouble Will Find Me The National
dec 4 2011 ∞
jul 7 2015 +
  • The Walking Dead, Vol 1: Days Gone Bye kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Vol 2: Miles Behind Us kirkman
  • (currently) Wildwood Imperium meloy
jan 13 2017 ∞
jan 13 2017 +
  • go to Grand Canyon NP
  • go REAL camping
  • hide a geocache
  • get to 200 geocache finds
  • see 30 new birds: Muscovy Duck, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Brandt's Cormorant, American White Pelican, Black-bellied Plover, Marbled Godwit, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Western Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared Dove, Allen's Hummingbird, Great-horned Owl, Barn Owl, Osprey, Greater Roadrunner, Common Poorwill, Common Nighthawk, Cassin's Kingbird, Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Lesser Goldfinch, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, Wilson's Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Bushtit, Phainopepla, American Pipit
  • explore a haunted house
  • go to Joshua Tree NP
  • seek salvation at Salvation Mountain
nov 24 2016 ∞
dec 30 2016 +
  • Blistering barnacles!/Billions of blue blistering barnacles!
  • Oh, sugar!
  • Crumble.
  • Liza Minelli!/Shiza Binelli
oct 30 2015 ∞
jan 9 2017 +
  • listen to francoise hardy
  • only allow yourself to go on pinterest, no other social media shall be allowed
  • pay attention to your breathing
  • try simple yoga poses: child's pose, reclining goddess, pigeon, downward dog
jun 27 2015 ∞
jun 27 2015 +
  • volunteer at a bird sanctuary
  • take the GRE stat
  • look into SponsorChange
  • reading specialist (grad school)
  • park ranger
apr 5 2015 ∞
dec 27 2015 +
  • climbing Mt. Parnassus <one misty, moisty morning>
  • playing the harmonica on the steps of Sant Ignazio
  • taking a gondola traghetto ride in Venice
  • watching the blood moon lunar eclipse from a clandestine vantage point (april '14)
  • floating on the (crowded) San Marcos River near Austin
  • climbing Mt. Subasio in Assisi barefoot in February
apr 6 2014 ∞
dec 17 2014 +
  • season 3 of the office
  • season 4 of the office
jan 15 2017 ∞
jan 17 2017 +

this will be a thoroughly researched list of things that I would like to purchase. it will be realistic. it will be prioritized (highest first.)

dec 25 2016 ∞
dec 25 2016 +

things I value: keeping in touch, social responsibility, sustainability, mindful consumption (ex. write reviews), exercise & be outside more, create more: music, drawing, birding, journalling, food tracking, volunteering,

brainstorming

  • geocaching milestone: 500?
  • reading list priorities
  • improve social media consumption
  • try social media detox
  • improve sense of smell
  • deepen appreciation of something
  • public/semi-public creative outlet
  • embroidering
  • begin a collection (dinosaurs?)
  • daily drawing habit
  • learn to skateboard
  • banjo!!

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dec 25 2016 ∞
jan 19 2017 +
  • smell things before consuming//doubly beneficial because mindful consumption
  • visualize your favorite scents & make note of any emotional reaction
  • if possible, smell your favorite smells multiple times daily
  • zinc/B12 (esp. if currently vegan-ing) deficiency may be culprit
  • avoid alcohol, cigarette smoke
  • take short sniffs of what you desire to smell
  • practice nasal irrigation daily
  • humidify nightly
  • exercise regularly
  • keep air clean:
    • avoid burning incense (candles too?)
    • stick to vinegar, EO, etc. based cleaners
    • dust with damp clothes
    • vacuum frequently
nov 19 2016 ∞
dec 25 2016 +
  • janvier: morning/evening routine (wholeness)
  • février: journal daily (mental health/creativity)
  • mars: write/record a blog post weekly (creativity)
  • avril: be active 6 days/week (physical/mental health)
  • mai: sketch daily (creativity)
  • juin: pray for 15 minutes daily (spiritual health)
  • juillet: daily act of kindness (wholeness)
  • août: put clothes back right away (order)
  • septembre: eat a vegetable with every meal (physical health)
  • octobre: pray the rosary daily (spiritual health)
  • novembre: no electronics in bed (wholeness)
jan 2 2015 ∞
feb 1 2015 +