Be safe you fools.
That’s what it feels like to pack up my MacBook and my notebooks, assorted pens and headphones, and settle in to get some serious work done, and then…nothing.
In a really frustrating hour of writer’s block I told myself that I needed to just start writing something, anything, to get the juices flowing. I decided to write a list of things I wanted. After all, who doesn’t love dreaming about having everything they’ve ever wanted? I’ve wanted a pair of black moto boots for some time, so the Frye Engineers were first on my list. I also want an iPad and iPod music dock. I’ve been thinking about investing in a new car soon too, so that was on the list. I listed 7 things I really wanted with their estimated cost next to each one. I then skipped a few lines and wrote down just one thing, “A job with less stress, reliable paychecks, and more enjoyment.” That’s when it hit me, as much as I love shoes and the newest Apple products, I could easily have all of it for a monetary sum. Aside from the car, I could have everything on my list for much less than $1,000.00! What I realized was that none of those objects were important, what really mattered most to me was to be happy in my job, which I’m not.
That’s why I’m writing this now. It’s not what I planned to write at all. I just wanted to write because writing makes me happy, and now I’m focusing more on what makes me happy. If I stay on this track and move forward, everything will fall into place. It may seem like new shoes or a nice car are essential to your happiness, but if you really take a minute and see the big picture; you’ll realize there’s something so much bigger, yet so achievable that can make you truly happy.
In all seriousness though, a nice pair of boots never hurt anybody either.
Have you ever seen a film broken up and pieced together as a single image? Brendan Dawes used a neat little Java program to capture an image of a film every second, producing a sort of map for each individual film. Every line is one minute of film….feel free to get lost in these images, and just try not to play the film in your mind.
Vertigo – Alfred Hitchcock – 1958
Taxi Driver – Martin Scorcese – 1976
I don’t know if it’s the Halloween vibe that’s got me feeling a little bit bad-ass or my current obsession with EVERYTHING hippie….but I’m really feeling fringe right now. Instead of rocking a jacket with fringed sleeves – which I could TOTALLY do but whole-heartedly choose not to – I’ll stick with fringed accessories to add just a hint of Western chic to my wardrobe.
P.S. I’m really obsessed with the oxblood fringe bracelet.
Obviously slouching in a Hunchback kind of style is a BIG no-no….but when it comes to shirts, specifically white ones with jeans, I can’t get enough. There’s something so classically cool and no-fuss about jeans and a tee. I prefer to just tuck in the front of my shirt. I find it a little more flattering since it gives a hi-low hem look and covers more of my butt. Plus, how many cool people do you know who tuck their t-shirts in all the way around these days? Free People did a cool little video on perfecting the slouchy tee. They call it “The Messy Tuck” but hey, pot-ay-to, pot-ah-to…they both look the same and they look freaking awesome.
all photos via Free People