I appreciate the obscene, but enjoy the commonplace. When the obscene becomes commonplace, it’s high time to split town, so I usually exit stage left. I always forgive my enemies, but never forget their names. Opposites usually attract, so it’s usually only a matter of time before I see the writing on the wall after I've fallen head over heels. I try to remember that it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. I generally prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Above all, when dealing with the insane, it’s best to pretend to be sane.
If the above gibberish made your head explode, it’s ok, because you’re probably in good company. I even confuse myself at times. I think it’s a mark of good character.
For awhile my answer to this was the boring truth, but then I realized it's silly to tell people what they don't care to hear. If you REALLY want to know what I’m doing with my life, the obvious answer would be “living it”, but I know that wouldn't suffice. I also know the morbid description of the day-to-day events wouldn't answer this question either.
Maybe the answer to this question, for many of us, is hidden in the question itself? Socrates said “the unexamined life isn't worth living”, and that’s an aphorism I've taken to heart.
When you put all this together, I would venture to say I’m living my life while examining every moment, and watching how its trajectory takes me to new and exciting places and realizations.
Like everyone, I’m a work in progress, and I don’t intend on finishing the job.
Making a ton of mistakes.
Picking up the pieces after making mistakes.
Recognizing when others are making mistakes, but not recognizing when I'm making the same ones.
Punching bags of beans on the wall.
Hitting little balls into holes with leather-tipped sticks.
Making people ask questions.
Asking people the same kinds of questions.
Placing ellipses at the end of complete thoughts...
Seeing patterns and changing them. Are people really the best judge of their own strengths? I could tell you what I'm good at, but the answer I give would probably reflect what I enjoy instead.
In the interim, I only suggest most people would speculate that others notice their most favorable qualities, even if those qualities only exist in their own imagination.
Looking at my photos, I would like to believe you're observant enough to make your own decision about what you notice. My pictures are more descriptive than anything I could say here, and whatever YOU notice is probably what everyone ELSE notices.
I love experience. I love sharing it. I love having it shared with me.
If you're looking for some kind of list, I gave them up last week.
1. The BIG list.
2. The SHORT list.
The BIG list is an ongoing work of non-fiction I'm putting together consisting of personal rules to guide my everyday experience towards a happier and healthier me. Currently in the mid teens, this list is essential to prevent spontaneous human combustion.
The SHORT list is the few people I would call, and in which order, had I only minutes to live.
Come to think of it, I think there's six people on that short list. I guess that would be my final answer.
Oh, and of course this:
Yeah... that. If that doesn't move you, I'm not sure you have a soul.
How stupid smart people can be.
How smart stupid people can be.
How hard it is sometimes to tell the difference.
I'm usually trying to be atypical.
You want to tell me why any woman would ever subject themselves to this website.
You enjoy a good game of pool over drinks.
You have a geek streak, a pleasant smile, confidence, and aren't afraid to take a chance.
You like talking about world events and actually give a shit.