My laptop (Aka Little Averse) needs to be reformatted so I’m moving all of my files from it to my roommates computer before I wipe Little Averse Clean. In the process I came across Hilary Duff’s Come Clean-Texans stick together-let me examine your hard drive before you judge…
Of course I pulled it up on my Ipod to listen to a couple few bunch of times while I extracted file after unnecessary file from my computer. Songs have the power to take you back, and while I am often saddened by nostalgia, I’m reminded of my self at the time, and my goals. I am trying to go through some major life changes here, but lack the motivation to actualize them. I was tenacious and had so much more direction and clarity 2000-2004 than I have since that time but whenever I listen to music from that time that drive reappears. Is it because it brings awareness of the time that has passed? Whatever the reason I’m making a playlist of Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Poe, Interpol, Thursday sprinkled with pop hits of the day…I mean is it too soon for a Postal Service/Death Cab revival?
Some words of wisdom from our friend H Duff:
Let’s go back
Back to the beginning
Back to when the earth the sun the stars all aligned
Found this article written by Jen Phillips on Motherjones about a proposed bill in Georgia that would make miscarriages a federal offense, punishable by life in prison or the death penalty, if the woman could not prove that there was no human involvement in the miscarriage. Burden of proof falling on the defendant. I don’t know from experience but, isn’t miscarrying awful enough without having to go on trial to fend for your life?
“This is still a world where leadership roles for women are few. […] Power is still complicated for women, and a lot of power is claimed and negotiated under the radar, and because of the pressure women face not to openly claim power, we see a lot of indirect aggression.”—
I’ve been doing a little freelance work lately to get my fix of job satisfaction. After the show I was working on today ended I felt accomplished and then horribly sad that I don’t work with the professionals I’ve been surrounded by lately full time. Afterward I came home, no afterparty for me, and the unfortunate thought of going back to my normal job on Monday punched me in the head. Without my work bff. And now I’m sad. So I took a few ativan. And that’s today in highs lows and highs.
“It is only when the mind is empty that there is a possibility of creation; but I do not mean this superficial emptiness which most of us have. Most of us are superficially empty, and it shows itself through the desire for distraction. We want to be amused, so we turn to books, to the radio, we run to lectures, to authorities; the mind is everlastingly filling itself. I am not talking of that emptiness which is thoughtlessness. On the contrary, I am talking of the emptiness which comes through extraordinary thoughtfulness, when the mind sees its own power of creating illusion and goes beyond.”—J. Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom
Im feeling a little guilty about stealing a cab from a guy who claimed he was waiting for 10 min. In my defense he looked like a douche bag (I wouldn’t have knocked a lady or elderly person over for it) and probably makes 8x my annual salary-at least. I was waiting for 2 or 3 min and didnt see him so he could be a liar douche bag. And he also probably doesn’t have a boss who treats employees like 1st graders who must be in their seat when the bell rings. I left 15 minutes early today to get to work early but the MTA took my headstart away from me by stopping my train in between stops so other trains could rush by. I got off the train with 10 minutes to go six avenues west and three blocks north.
As important as it is to me to stop being late I need to not overreact when things are not within my control. And probably shouldn’t steal cabs.
I’m hosting this panel for Social Media Week on Friday, 3pm at Google NYC, you should come check it out. Here’s the details:
Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker article “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted.” set off a firestorm online. Some feel he unfairly maligned the role of social media when it comes to social and political movements. Social networks are tools that can help amplify, organize, and educate us about social and political movements. However, is the role of social media for activism and around events like the Egypt revolution overblown? Is it disrespectful to call it a “Facebook Revolution” when the majority people on the streets protesting for basic human rights are not even on the Internet? We will debate the role of social media leading up to and during these kind of events and what the proper context of social media should be.
Moderator: Anthony De Rosa
Speakers: Brian Stelter Glynnis MacNicol Peter Feld
My favorite teacher at Jivamukti played this song during last night’s class. It plays right into the concept of Shelter-the focus of the month. I forgot about this song until Jess played it and ever since have been examining different forms of shelter in my life
Im tumbling live from the backseat of this cab, there is an LXtv video playing on taxi tv and from what I can outsite the dirty window, traffic is horrendous. Yes, a fucking nightmare. I’ll keep you updated as the situation improves, but remember to leave a few hours early, bring adequate food and water, don’t forget to take your ativan and cancel any morning meetings. Be aware that traffic could lead to irritation, rage, tardiness, dirty looks and has been linked to at least one case of The Monday’s so far this morning….