Don’t have dreams. Have things you do.

9.8.14

Been pouring over some interior design blogs today. I think the key to effective space usage (aka IKEA) is hugely dependent on wall mounts and vertical storage. To make everything easily accessible, and maximize the available floor space. 

Unfortunately wall mounting takes effort. 

LIGHTBULB MOMENT: no room in the world just COMES with wall mounted shelves. Damn.

Last year my room had blankets on the floor and a row of haphazard cardboard boxes in the corner. This year (+3), I’m going to be a real person. (:

1 week ago
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After years of treading the line between getting-sucked-into-over-Facebook-stalking-because-of-the-never-ending-feed and not-willing-to-completely-quit-Facebook-because-it-genuinely-is-a-useful-source-of-communication (especially for my little photography business), I think I have finally found the solution to my problems.
Un-frickin’-follow EVERYONE who posts stuff, EVER! My feed only has things about me now. I never even realized I was allowed to be on my own feed, because I always had so much other crap on it.. Goodbye “friends” I never talk to but know every excruciating detail about. Out of sight, out of mind. I don’t really have problems keeping in touch with those that I care about. Plus I still get the little red notification flags on the top when I’m tagged/messaged so it’s all dandy. So essentially, a glorified email service. (:
And it only took ~20 minutes. To think I was contemplating making an ap for this. Silly me. 
Little box on the bottom says: “There are no more posts to show right now.”. BOOM. I’m SO excited.
This is gonna be a game changer. Hello free time, good bye procrastination and making pre-emptive judgements about people.
(It’s not that I think people who spend more time on Facebook sharing links/pictures are superficial. More, that wasn’t how I wanted to that particular service to be provided, and I don’t think I had the self-control not to abuse the system and hurt myself. So win win.)

After years of treading the line between getting-sucked-into-over-Facebook-stalking-because-of-the-never-ending-feed and not-willing-to-completely-quit-Facebook-because-it-genuinely-is-a-useful-source-of-communication (especially for my little photography business), I think I have finally found the solution to my problems.

Un-frickin’-follow EVERYONE who posts stuff, EVER! My feed only has things about me now. I never even realized I was allowed to be on my own feed, because I always had so much other crap on it.. Goodbye “friends” I never talk to but know every excruciating detail about. Out of sight, out of mind. I don’t really have problems keeping in touch with those that I care about. Plus I still get the little red notification flags on the top when I’m tagged/messaged so it’s all dandy. So essentially, a glorified email service. (:

And it only took ~20 minutes. To think I was contemplating making an ap for this. Silly me. 

Little box on the bottom says: “There are no more posts to show right now.”. BOOM. I’m SO excited.

This is gonna be a game changer. Hello free time, good bye procrastination and making pre-emptive judgements about people.

(It’s not that I think people who spend more time on Facebook sharing links/pictures are superficial. More, that wasn’t how I wanted to that particular service to be provided, and I don’t think I had the self-control not to abuse the system and hurt myself. So win win.)

4 weeks ago
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Ahhh… I’m old. SMBC is still gold. 

Ahhh… I’m old. SMBC is still gold. 

1 month ago
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Can we reject this hypothesis at the 0.01 significance level? Since 0.025 is > 0.01, the answer is no. Thus, the conclusion we reach depends on the significance level used. This seeming problem lies with the nature of life, not the nature of statistics. Everyone has limits to the amount of certainty they have in the decisions and predictions made to get through life. For example, you might be fairly sure, but not certain, that your relationship with your new significant other will last at least a year. You can quantify your degree of certainty in your predictions by asking yourself how much money you would bet that your predictions are correct. How much would you bet that your new relationship will last at least a year? Being asked to quantify uncertainty in this way often makes us uncomfortable. It forces us to acknowledge an aspect of life that most of us would rather ignore.
Stats paper that I’m reading gets randomly philosophical. 
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9.12.14

1. This lady has no cerebellum (and associated reddit comments). What the flip. Considering what cerebellar disease does to people/animals in general, this is pretty amazing as a scientific curiosity. Yay using things I didn’t know I learned from Neuro.

Beyond that though. Sometimes I beat myself up because I’m bad at certain things. Why is Person better than me at life? Why can Dude do something else so easily? Why do I just plain SUCK BALLS at Activity? Sometimes, granted, I just need a little more patience and hard work. But sometimes, I guess, it’s just biology. Not to use this as an excuse for our flaws, but maybe what we need is a bit more acceptance for who we are inherently. Somewhere deep deep down inside, no matter how much we try to deny it, we’re just little biochemical machines. And we are all made of different components that work in synchrony. What is free will, seriously? (Side note: put this book on hold at the library, can’t frickin wait to read it!)

2. There are a shit ton of things that I want to do in life. Between me and FRICKING AWESOME DREAMS stands a shit ton of FRICKING UNFUN HARD WORK. Alternative is apathy, which kind of leads to meh life. I’ve kind of been slacking these first two weeks of school. But it’s time to bust my butt off now. No way around it.

5 days ago
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Garden Spot High School marching band plays with Fall Out Boy

because-weareglass:

marchingartsphotos:

Love this story!  Lucky band!!

i’m so fucking jealous

some marching bands get to play with fall out boy

MY MARCHING BAND GETS FUCKING CANCELLED

LEAVE ME ALONE TO DIE <////////////3

Hey. College band is 100 better. No worries.

1 week ago
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Sell Out: Part One - The New Yorker

Little story that puts life into perspective. It’s a bit long, but worth the read. <3 

1 month ago
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7.28.14

I understand that growing up non religious in Texas is probably a hell of a lot harder than growing up non religious in Liberal central, Bay Area, California. Especially if you feel the need to hide your beliefs from your parents, gosh I can’t even imagine. I guess I understand the certain defensiveness that must come from constantly trying to come to terms with your own beliefs when everyone around you is telling you you’re just so wrong in your wrongness.

But, that’s not an excuse to bash religion as a concept. And it’s certainly not an excuse go on an anti-religious tirade at every possible opportunity. 

Do you really think that by criticizing someone’s entire belief system the first time you meet them you’re going to change their outlook on life forever? Hell no, you’re probably going to make them way more defensive about atheism and anything outside their comfort zone. I suppose you mean well, but people like you are the reason why atheists get such a bad rep. You’re really not doing us any favors.

I think the reason why this bothers me so much is because I try pretty hard to show religious people that I’m not some spawn of Satan. I try to be approachable, I try to be okay and accepting and tolerant of religion, even when I feel like it steps out of line. I try so hard to show the conservative crowd I’m currently surrounded by that I can be my own person with values, ideas, and an inherent worth despite my beliefs. And you’re just ripping apart all my careful efforts. Thanks a lot bro.

“Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic” - Tryon Edwards

1 month ago
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Girls Make Games Presents: The Hole Story!

because-weareglass:

Hey guys, want an awesome Kickstarter to back?  A team of middle/high school girls won a competition with an awesome video game they’ve designed, and now they need your help to make their game a reality!  Lots of information included on the actual Kickstarter page.

My sister is awesome. Reblog and help her out!

2 months ago
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