“I realize that the idea is not only wrong but dangerous. What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.” - Quentin Jacobsen, Paper Towns by John Green

It’s been years since I’ve been able to finish a book within a day, and I’m glad I didn’t put this down. Admittedly, the summary (that’s literally) behind the book doesn’t even measure up to the message I had gathered from this mystery-esque book. Not only did I love the characters, but those who’ve read The Fault In Our Stars won’t be disappointed by the writing, pace, and wit that is so John Green.
Don’t worry, you (might) not cry your eyes out on this book, but if you’re going through that stage with your friends—having an image of them and expecting that they’ll still be the same people you’ve gotten to know them as—then you might pick up a lesson or two.
In reference to the quote above, this is what I gathered because I feel like being open today:
Yes, people change, sometimes it sucks, sometimes it doesn’t, and most of the time you don’t realize that it’s happening until you really take the time to sincerely look at them. Look at people and see them for who they are and not the person you think they are or know them to be. Look at them as they are now, because as Margo Roth Spiegelman had put it  ”Forever is composed of nows.”
Having to face this is, by all means, hard; because you have to either leave it or accept it, and hope that they’ll do the same. And if they don’t, that’s a whole ‘nother way of looking at them. 

“I realize that the idea is not only wrong but dangerous. What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.” - Quentin Jacobsen, Paper Towns by John Green

It’s been years since I’ve been able to finish a book within a day, and I’m glad I didn’t put this down. Admittedly, the summary (that’s literally) behind the book doesn’t even measure up to the message I had gathered from this mystery-esque book. Not only did I love the characters, but those who’ve read The Fault In Our Stars won’t be disappointed by the writing, pace, and wit that is so John Green.

Don’t worry, you (might) not cry your eyes out on this book, but if you’re going through that stage with your friends—having an image of them and expecting that they’ll still be the same people you’ve gotten to know them as—then you might pick up a lesson or two.

In reference to the quote above, this is what I gathered because I feel like being open today:

Yes, people change, sometimes it sucks, sometimes it doesn’t, and most of the time you don’t realize that it’s happening until you really take the time to sincerely look at them. Look at people and see them for who they are and not the person you think they are or know them to be. Look at them as they are now, because as Margo Roth Spiegelman had put it  ”Forever is composed of nows.”

Having to face this is, by all means, hard; because you have to either leave it or accept it, and hope that they’ll do the same. And if they don’t, that’s a whole ‘nother way of looking at them. 

dorkly:

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Summarized in Fan Art

Meet artist breathing2004. He manages to summarize the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Ring beautifully through a few pieces of evocative, majestic artwork.

Reminder: it took Peter Jackson about 20 hours of film to tell the same story.

To see more of our favorite pieces, click here!

jjkae:

New shirt y’all. Buy it here

HOSHIT. I… I… I want this.

jjkae:

New shirt y’all. Buy it here

HOSHIT. I… I… I want this.

Small Comfort

So I wake up at 5:30am on a Sunday and couldn’t go back to sleep. As part of my abstinence from TV shows, I started to do small chores I’ve been putting off for some time. And then in the quiet of the morning I found myself contemplating about life: how lucky I am, how blessed I should feel, and then shit hit the fan.

I started to think about other aspects of my life—the future, my family, other relationships, my career in the long-run—then somewhere along the lines I get a panic attack. You know, when you suddenly feel your chest tightening, you’re suddenly nervous or anxious, and you feel like you have no control over anything (ormaybefeelutterlyaloneorwhatever). And you might have the urge to cry—because I started balling out and finished a roll of toilet paper.

But I’m not posting this because of attention or pity for my lack of self-confidence. It’s because as soon as I started making ugly noises on my handkerchief, my cat-like dog suddenly comes to me and puts her head on my lap.

This should be normal, but my dog is cat-like because she’s selfish. She only approaches people when she wants something or when she knows you can give something to her. And this morning, her ears perked at the sound of my ugly crying, came up to me, and put her head on my lap, as you know. And she didn’t budge my hand—a gesture to pet her head, or turn on her back to have her belly rubbed. I was being comforted and calmed down.

I like to believe that dogs could sense human emotions. And it just felt awesome that my cat-like dog had the urge to comfort me. At least now, when I have another panic attack about the impending doom of my life, I know I won’t feel alone; because if I won’t be married, at least I know that I’ll be the old lady with a hell lot of dogs.

So a couple of weeks ago I posted that my some of my my laptop’s keys weren’t working just a few months short of being 2 years old. And because I had the unfortunate decision of getting a fucking ultrabook, the replacement for the keyboard just makes me want to cry.

My crude solution was to just use a USB keyboard which, upon waking up at 3:30 in the morning to work, I found out just STOPPED FUCKING WORKING. (Thus the picture above)

Technology is frustrating me *says the girl blogging on her phone*. But GODDAMN FUCKING SHIT I wanna smash something.

That’s all. ✌️out.

So a couple of weeks ago I posted that my some of my my laptop’s keys weren’t working just a few months short of being 2 years old. And because I had the unfortunate decision of getting a fucking ultrabook, the replacement for the keyboard just makes me want to cry.

My crude solution was to just use a USB keyboard which, upon waking up at 3:30 in the morning to work, I found out just STOPPED FUCKING WORKING. (Thus the picture above)

Technology is frustrating me *says the girl blogging on her phone*. But GODDAMN FUCKING SHIT I wanna smash something.

That’s all. ✌️out.

mirkokosmos:

Robin Williams & Koko, 2001

“Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9I_QvEXDv0

(Taken some time last week)
Leaving the office at 3am has become increasingly common for me. But, unlike before, I actually don’t mind it.

When there’s nothing waiting for you at home anyway, why would it matter where you spend your time?

(Taken some time last week)
Leaving the office at 3am has become increasingly common for me. But, unlike before, I actually don’t mind it.

When there’s nothing waiting for you at home anyway, why would it matter where you spend your time?

#STARBUCKSSTORIES
This is one of those pictures where people don’t actually place a caption about the photo. But I’ll at least share this:
It’s close to 10PM and I’ve decided to stay in the office until I finish some requirements for the episode we’ll be airing this Friday. I went to our local Starbucks cafe and overheard some employees in the corner reciting, what sounded to be, an oral report.
When I asked my barista Dyan what they were doing, she said coffee tasting. They were actually describing to each other differences between each cup of coffee, and the different dishes that complimented them.
I’m so amazed. And jealous.
Here I am, in the office at 10:06PM about to write some words down for my show, and some guy is in the corner drinking delicious coffee paired with tasty treats as part of his job description.
But it’s nice to know that the next time a Starbucks barista recommends me something, I know that they know their stuff.
Honestly, the moment I’m fired or for some unfortunate reason I would have to quit—I won’t think twice—I will be a barista.

#STARBUCKSSTORIES

This is one of those pictures where people don’t actually place a caption about the photo. But I’ll at least share this:

It’s close to 10PM and I’ve decided to stay in the office until I finish some requirements for the episode we’ll be airing this Friday. I went to our local Starbucks cafe and overheard some employees in the corner reciting, what sounded to be, an oral report.

When I asked my barista Dyan what they were doing, she said coffee tasting. They were actually describing to each other differences between each cup of coffee, and the different dishes that complimented them.

I’m so amazed. And jealous.

Here I am, in the office at 10:06PM about to write some words down for my show, and some guy is in the corner drinking delicious coffee paired with tasty treats as part of his job description.

But it’s nice to know that the next time a Starbucks barista recommends me something, I know that they know their stuff.

Honestly, the moment I’m fired or for some unfortunate reason I would have to quit—I won’t think twice—I will be a barista.

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