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Mornings when I put off opening the laptop for several hours almost invariably result in better days for me than the ones (usually on the road) when I wake up and PLUG INTO THE FUCKIN MATRIX HERE WE GO and then irritate myself with news of all the terrible people doing and saying terrible things that I can’t do a damn thing about anyway. Do I stay engaged enough with the news cycle to know about what’s going on? Of course; I care. Do I have to know every last hateful thing about all the hateful people? No, of course not - I don’t need all that stuff inside me. I only need to know enough to figure out what positive change I might be able to help effect.

Again, this isn’t advice. I’m not qualified to give advice. (If I write good songs that help people, that’s rad, but it no more qualifies me to give advice than a good carpenter’s table qualifies him to tell me how to deal with anger.) I’m just reporting what works for me: keep an umbilical connection to the outside world - trees, light, solid ground; avoid obsessive behavior; seek the delightful, shun the hateful. My son taught me this last one. He is a philosopher.

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John Darnielle

We really, really need this right now, guys. 

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This is making me take a long hard look at myself.

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Just thinking about a conversation I was having with a student about snakes and she was describing a snake and I asked “kinda like the one Britney Spears danced with?” and she just stared blankly.  My life has turned into a buzzfeed list of things that make you feel old.   

When people ask if I want kids

  • my response: Eh, we're not in a hurry right now. We'll see if it's in the cards
  • me on the inside: HOLY SHIT YES BABIES ARE FUCKING CUTE GIVE ME ONE
Chill sesh

Chill sesh

I don’t know why I was afraid of teenagers, they’re adorable! :3 Choir kids are the best.  A handful of students personally introduced themselves and chatted with me and one kid told me I was a ‘very beautiful woman’. haha.

If there is any hand-wringing about selfie culture, it should also include the ‘curated’ shots where there is another person employed to take their picture while they casually read Kinfolk at a coffeeshop with bodega flowers resting on the table, using a DSLR, uploaded to a computer, edited, and posted to instagram as if that was just a candid shot of a normal Saturday morning.  What’s more vain, that or me taking 10 seconds to show my friends what my face looks like today?

Got my haircut and my new stylist took my picture and gave me a hug. Yes. This will do.

Got my haircut and my new stylist took my picture and gave me a hug. Yes. This will do.

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We just got back from Shutterfly’s Great Gatsby themed party at the Arizona Grand Resort! We like company parties for the free food and alcohol but seeing everyone dressed up made it more fun.

The listicles that are all “(n) things only [insert personality trait/interest/occupation/location] people will understand” have gone too far.  I just saw one called “18 Struggles of Having an Outgoing Personality but Actually Being Shy and Introverted”.  That just sounds like a regular person?

I’m obnoxious. Sorry bout it.

I’m obnoxious. Sorry bout it.