• I kept quoting Office Space but replaced Lumberg with Lombard.  (at Lombard Street)

    I kept quoting Office Space but replaced Lumberg with Lombard. (at Lombard Street)

    Aug
    23
    2014
  • Nothing quite like exploring a city just as it’s waking up.  (at Union Square, San Francisco)

    Nothing quite like exploring a city just as it’s waking up. (at Union Square, San Francisco)

    Aug
    23
    2014
  • Waking up in San Francisco.

    Waking up in San Francisco.

    Aug
    23
    2014
  • Quit copying us, other plane! (at SFO - San Francisco International Airport - Terminal 1)

    Quit copying us, other plane! (at SFO - San Francisco International Airport - Terminal 1)

    Aug
    22
    2014
  • Reason #628 not to eat lunch at your desk.  (at Kletzsch Park)

    Reason #628 not to eat lunch at your desk. (at Kletzsch Park)

    Aug
    20
    2014
  • I want to get up early one morning,
    before sunrise. Before the birds, even.
    I want to throw cold water on my face
    and be at my work table
    when the sky lightens and smoke
    begins to rise from the chimneys
    of the other houses.
    I want to see the waves break
    on this rocky beach, not just hear them
    break as I did all night in my sleep.
    I want to see again the ships
    that pass through the Strait from every
    seafaring country in the world—
    old, dirty freighters just barely moving along,
    and the swift new cargo vessels
    painted every colour under the sun
    that cut the water as they pass.
    I want to keep an eye out for them.
    And for the little boat that plies
    the water between the ships
    and the pilot station near the lighthouse.
    I want to see them take a man of the ship
    and put another up on board.
    I want to spend the day watching this happen
    and reach my own conclusions.
    I hate to seem greedy—I have so much
    to be thankful for already.
    But want to get up early one morning, at least.
    And go to my place with some coffee and wait.
    Just wait, to see what’s going to happen.

    - At Least, Raymond Carver (via softwair)
    Aug
    19
    2014
  • 80s Arnold, amirite?

    Aug
    18
    2014
  • While Life Happens
I catch myself just wanting to get through each activity in order to get to the next thing I have to do.
Grocery shopping. Yard work. Projects. The name we slap onto it doesn’t really matter. There’s just this inherent feeling that there’s so much more to have to get to, and so the sooner we get done with this, we can move onto that.
I’ve recently taken to stopping for a moment just to remind myself that this is the next thing. This is everything.
Life is more so about all of the things we do in between the big things, those concerts, vacations, whatever. Turning the everyday mundane into fun is the real life hack we’re all trying to achieve. Especially since our lives consist mostly of thatother we’re often trying to find ways around.
The more I try to turn mowing the lawn or shoveling the driveway into something I’m doing rather than trying to get done, the less of a chore it seems. I can usually achieve that by adding in my iPhone, earbuds and Spotify with a side of singing at the top of my lungs. Even if that takes joy out of whatever my neighbors or wife may be doing at the moment.
It takes constant reminding, but my mantra is to be actively present in the moment. Otherwise, our life turns into some abbreviated CliffsNotes version of what it really should be.
Listen, I’m not saying I actively enjoy doing chores. Cleaning the house blows, any way you slice it. But it blows a little less when you take it as an opportunity to listen to your favorite album from start to finish or to let that movie you grew up loving as a kid stream in the background on Netflix so the negative connotations with cleaning get diluted by the fond memories you have of the Mark Harmon classic, Summer School.

    While Life Happens

    I catch myself just wanting to get through each activity in order to get to the next thing I have to do.

    Grocery shopping. Yard work. Projects. The name we slap onto it doesn’t really matter. There’s just this inherent feeling that there’s so much more to have to get to, and so the sooner we get done with this, we can move onto that.

    I’ve recently taken to stopping for a moment just to remind myself that this is the next thing. This is everything.

    Life is more so about all of the things we do in between the big things, those concerts, vacations, whatever. Turning the everyday mundane into fun is the real life hack we’re all trying to achieve. Especially since our lives consist mostly of thatother we’re often trying to find ways around.

    The more I try to turn mowing the lawn or shoveling the driveway into something I’m doing rather than trying to get done, the less of a chore it seems. I can usually achieve that by adding in my iPhone, earbuds and Spotify with a side of singing at the top of my lungs. Even if that takes joy out of whatever my neighbors or wife may be doing at the moment.

    It takes constant reminding, but my mantra is to be actively present in the moment. Otherwise, our life turns into some abbreviated CliffsNotes version of what it really should be.

    Listen, I’m not saying I actively enjoy doing chores. Cleaning the house blows, any way you slice it. But it blows a little less when you take it as an opportunity to listen to your favorite album from start to finish or to let that movie you grew up loving as a kid stream in the background on Netflix so the negative connotations with cleaning get diluted by the fond memories you have of the Mark Harmon classic, Summer School.

    Aug
    18
    2014
  • Mondays.

    Mondays.

    Aug
    18
    2014
  • I got challenged. I donated my money. And took my ice dump … with a twist. Word to your mothers.

    I now challenge Vanilla Ice and my buddies Ryan and Andrew.

    Aug
    17
    2014
  • "We’re gonna need a bigger mug." Also, points for playing Tom Jones here and being able to take this shark mug home with me.  (at Lucky Joe’s Tiki)

    "We’re gonna need a bigger mug." Also, points for playing Tom Jones here and being able to take this shark mug home with me. (at Lucky Joe’s Tiki)

    Aug
    16
    2014
  • Thank you, thank you very much.  (at Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall)

    Thank you, thank you very much. (at Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall)

    Aug
    16
    2014
  • Roy Orbison-ish.  (at Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall)

    Roy Orbison-ish. (at Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall)

    Aug
    16
    2014
  • It was Jump the Shark Week, right? (at The Bronze Fonz)

    It was Jump the Shark Week, right? (at The Bronze Fonz)

    Aug
    16
    2014

  • Rest In Peace, Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977)

    On the anniversary of Elvis’ death, tonight I am going to see an Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison Tribute show at the Pabst Theatre. Followed by a theatrical screening tomorrow of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.

    This is how I weekend.

    Aug
    16
    2014
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