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“Life is so short, friends. Love hard.”

Written by the Debo. Unflinchingly filched from Facebook by me.

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Strickly.

This is just a short list, but I think you will find if you ponder them for long enough, that your brain might actually explode inside your skull.

1) Marriage contracts. I mean, at first thought, this seems like a repulsive idea. How dare we! Then, as Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington, says “It’s back to the past, which used to involve dowry, bride price, economic arrangement. Nobody pretended this was not an economic arrangement… [but] it’s newly arrived at after a period of extreme romanticism.”

I’ve only just come to the realization that when people get engaged, not everyone is like, SO THRILLED. Though I am not particularly proud of being an asshole, I have been involved in conversations at weddings that are like “I bet you $20 this thing doesn’t last two years.” I think I’d much prefer for people to come to my second wedding and be like “yeah, in 20 years this thing will be legally dissolved.”

2) Rethinking Sleep. I have mostly been pondering this when I wake up in the middle of the night and stare at the ceiling, or turn my bedside light on and write and sketch. I’ve decided it’s most productive to be awake when no one else is awake because you’re not getting distracted by everyone being alive. This article suggests that you’d eventually fall back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. Or, if you’re me, you’ll just somehow stay awake for the rest of the day.

Yeah, I don’t know how I’ve been pulling it off either.

3) And on the least most serious note. These gold pants have been really doing it for me lately. I finally solved the mystery of how to wear those coated leather looking jeans, so now I’m onto more ambitious things, like looking like C-3PO.

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I’m pretty confident that I can’t wear these without looking absurd in a bad way, so I think my great love for them will remain a great internet romance.

I saw this video on swissmiss earlier today. I have a fascination with outer space, so I got a little bit excited at the prospect of seeing a toy train launched into the stratosphere. I actually thought it would be more like, the dad was an astronaut but the video is still cool.

I found myself making this face while watching (and yes, this totally happened while I was procrastinating at school).

Photo on 2012-10-02 at 13.47

I kept wanting to know what happened when the balloon popped. WHAT IF THAT SHIT FELL AND HIT SOMEONE IN THE HEAD WHEN IT LANDED? I was perplexed and horrified. This video is supposed to be about a cool dad doing something cool for his kid and all I could think about was the impending doom. Real nice.

Breakthrough! Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination, Image courtesy Alex Cornell and Princeton Architectural Press.

I read this article today and it seemed like maybe all my creativity problems would be solved if I bought this book. But then I went onto The Great Discontent and read like 5,000,000 interviews with people who make excellent work. One might call this being “sidetracked” but I’m just going to call it “research.”

It’s been a while since I shared my great love for the hilarious things people send me.

I got this from AA yesterday:

“omg i’m still so entertained by you and you don’t even work here anymore”

Just goes to show you, the quality of my entertainment does not cease just because I’m not in the building. I could be a celebrity.