I don't want to be a scaredy cat anymore.


I hate to look at ugly things
Mikkel Borg Bjergso
With twins, he said, “it’s a matter of seeing yourself in another person, and sometimes seeing something you don’t like.”

A Fight Is Brewing


“I told him he couldn’t go trick or treating in March.”Submitted By: Joanna L.Location: California, United States


I told him he couldn’t go trick or treating in March.”
Submitted By: Joanna L.
Location: California, United States

I wish my family called.
Feb 25th 2014 Ellen the 92 year old woman sitting across from me celebrating her birthday with two friends.
All anxiety stems from the fear that we’ll lose what we have, or that the future won’t be what we want.

Oliver Burkeman

The Guardian

I know I will die in prison. I lived the last 20 years of my life in fear. Now I have no fear because I’m no longer in control.
Bernie Madoff to Barbara Walters
Those with ‘something to fall back on’," as David Mamet once put it, "invariably fall back on it. They intended to all along. That is why they provided themselves with it. But those with no alternative see the world differently.

Bernie Madoff and Burning Bridges

Daily Musings Feb. 18th 2014

Instagram - The most powerful social media platform at the moment. We react instinctively to visuals and absorb images faster than Twitter (140 characters) and Facebook. In terms of marketing, Instagram connects brands with their most dedicated fans i.e. #chanel #anthropologie #nike. Imagine if they turned up the volume on advertising with a click to purchase option. Instagram’s success story is only beginning to flourish. 

I love using Instagram.

Best Picture Oscar Snubs - Citizen Kane only won 1 Oscar in 1942 for Best Original Screenplay; it lost to How Green was my Valley. Forrest Gump beat out Pulp Fiction in 1995. Crash won over Brokeback Mountain in 2006

Chronic Itching -  Why does scratching an itch feel so good? Itching and scratching engage brain areas linked to reward, pleasure, craving and addiction. Itching research has long been overshadowed by pain research. Recent research has shown that chronic itching could potentially be stopped by blocking gastrin-releasing peptide receptor, or GRPR, a receptor in the spinal cord specific for itching. This could help a lot of people suffering from eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin.

Free will is terrifying because it necessarily entails the freedom to change radically in the future.

I decide to quit smoking now, but later, when someone offers me a Lucky Strike, I exercise my free will to decide that what I really want to do is quit smoking tomorrow. Halfway to the filter, I realize that actually I wanted to quit all along, and the question of who is in charge becomes depressingly complicated.



The Existential Anguish of the Tattoo

by Dan Brooks

Like leaving the dishes in the sink or throwing out all the cigarettes, getting a tattoo is a way for your past self to exert power over your present self.


For the 15th straight year my wife said she didn’t want Valentine’s gifts.
For the 14th straight year I ignored her.

2/14/00 went BADLY.

Daily Musings Feb. 10th 2014

Wax on Apples - Yes, there is wax on apples (naturally and artificially). Apples produce a natural wax but once picked and cleaned producers will place a few drops of food safe wax to promote longevity. This wax prevents water loss and bacteria from entering to keep apples fresh. The wax is indigestible and simply passes through your system. Wash with some vinegar if you care to remove the wax.

Isn’t all beer organic? - To be certified organic the USDA requires the product to contain 95% organic ingredients. Most beers are made of grains and hops. Organic beer is made of grains and hops grown with no pesticides and no GMOs. The difference is purely the ingredient strain.

*Eel River Brewery was founded in 1995 in Fortuna, CA (up north) and was the first brewery to be certified organic in 1999. I visited during my trip to Humboldt. They make great craft beers like the Acai Berry Wheat. Yeah.

Pronoucing Acai - pronounced, ah-sigh-ee. So you don’t look stupid ordering at Jamba Juice.

random: trying to learn to make healthy homemade cereal and “trying” to work on building muscle.