Archive for April, 2013

30 April, 2013 03:47

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

21min yoga 15min dance central, interrupted by 836 alarm. Sweaty sweaty and looking crosseyed


29 April, 2013 03:38

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Finishing up a can of honey roasted mixed nuts while on the way to get Jon’s truck. More moving. #traveldinner

28 April, 2013 04:26

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Moving late night stuff with Arion, from his old to new place. Maybe the last time in his old elevator!

26 April, 2013 03:39

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Discussing the moons perceived size in relation to the horizon. Learning about visual cues and the effects on human perception literally changed the way I looked at the world when I was a high school junior and I took a CAC online psych course and read this about the moon in the first chapter. Mind. Moon. Blown.

How can you live a life without regret? – Be honest. Say Yes. And say it now. – Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Karl Pillemer of Cornell University interviewed nearly 1500 people age 70 to 100+ for his book “30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.” He asked them what life lessons they would pass on.

What did they say about avoiding regrets?

Via 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans:

Here’s the refrigerator list for regret reduction:

1. Always be honest. Avoid acts of dishonesty, both big and small. Most people suffer from serious regret later in life if they have been less than “fair and square.”

2. Say yes to opportunities. When offered a new opportunity or challenge, you are much less likely to regret saying yes and more likely to regret turning it down.

3. Travel more. Travel while you can, sacrificing other things if necessary to do so. Most people look back on their travel adventures (big and small) as highlights of their lives and regret not having traveled more.

4. Choose a mate with extreme care. The key is not to rush the decision, taking all the time needed to get to know the prospective partner and to determine your compatibility over the long term.

5. Say it now. People wind up saying the sad words “it might have been” by failing to express themselves before it’s too late. Don’t believe the “ghost whisperers”— the only time you can share your deepest feelings is while people are still alive.

And another important point — go easy on yourself.

25 April, 2013 04:35

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Helped put his game name on Arion’s kickball shirt

24 April, 2013 03:40

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Holding arions salsa chicken from sams after packing a bunch of his boxes

23 April, 2013 03:39

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Taking my buddy Ender for a walk after his dinner

22 April, 2013 04:02

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Eating CSA steak at Adam’s birthday party

You said it. Chicago. Being good, bearing yourself, anywhere.

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

I’m in Chicago, the best reference for which I have is "Da-a Be-ar-sh" SNL skit of old. That and, somehow, hotdogs. I came here in high school once, for the FBLA national championship, and came away with 8th place in machine transcription and a memory of painted, ceramic, life-sized cows.

What I meant to say first is that I’m sitting at Chicago O’Hare, pathetically sipping a large McDonald’s coffee. Oh wait. They call it McCafe.

God dammit! I closed my email so that people wouldn’t chat me and forgot I was typing this post in gmail.

Back to the pathetically sipping. I thanked something or other when I saw the "Open 24 Hours" sign in the …. ahem hem … McCafe window. I really need that right now.

I don’t need to cry. I don’t need to feel sorry for myself. I had points when I wanted to. Maybe I was tired. I feel ok. I feel good. Maybe I was fighting what I thought was supposed to be my reaction.

Writing feels good. Putting yourself OUT there feels good. That’s what I meant to say. And it doesn’t have to take all day. I can go back to my coffee now.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
(And it’s not that serious! (as my schoolkids used to say))

Each of us bears his own Hell.

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Gustave Flaubert

Daaaaa Beaaarsh!

20 April, 2013 02:17

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Epic wait on flight AA1205 back from TEDMED

19 April, 2013 01:03

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Walking down Massachusetts Ave with Alex, after the kaiser event at tedmed

15 April, 2013 05:04

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Forgot to do this for a few days because I just replaced my Motorola Triumph with an iPhone (my first) and forgot to reset the 8:36 alarm. This is an action shot of my new puppy, Ender, playing with his homemade rolled-up-pants toy

10 April, 2013 03:38

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

At Nerd Nite Silicon Valley #1 at Rudy’s Pub learning about EXPLOSIVES

9 April, 2013 03:38

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

After QS Google hangout, walking to tacolicious for dinner with a

7 April, 2013 03:39

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Registered for Biomimicry Swarm after drinking a gin and diet tonic and eating an f force fiber bar

5 April, 2013 03:38

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Most of the way to dinner with first MeatShare item being used: pork steak (of some sort)

Brussels sprouts and broccoli rabe

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

3 April, 2013 04:21

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Finally got a phone charger and going to As 🙂