Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Game: Annoying or Enlightening?

I hate playing "the game." In fact, when someone points out that I have "lost the game," I usually tell them I have enough reasons to feel like a loser and that I refuse to allow anyone to make me feel like a failure. However, this video made me think: what if everything we yearn for is ultimately a game we cannot win because we are human? We will one day die, we will always be unsatisfied, we will always lose. And that's okay! Shouldn't it all be about the journey, not the destination? What's the point of only enjoying the piece of paper you get at graduation if you didn't enjoy the steps that got you there?

Maybe next time I "lose the game," I will be reminded that losing is a way to be mindful of the goals I set and to always enjoy the journey. Yeah, it is still a silly game, but maybe it can remind me of something greater instead of being simply annoying.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Eve of the Eve

I rode along with a few friends on a short trip, and I happened to have my camera on me. The dry and smoky air made a creepy-pretty sunset that I kinda liked. It's starting to feel a lot like fall!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Fall!

I'm working on a big application, still editing the newspaper, and class. I just took some time to walk around with my camera and a friend the other day. It was so nice to just walk around and enjoy the beautiful weather. I hope to write a real update soon, but until then, hope it is beautiful wherever you are!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

iPod Sleeping Bag Project

It's fall and The Boy's new iPod needed a sleeping bag.

A piece of felt, a fat quarter of red plaid and an afternoon with a cup of tea, and his iPod is snug and secure! Yay for simple fixes!

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