I got my first tattoo today. It wraps around my wrist a bit; sorry for the awkward angle.
"The enemy’s gate is down" is a battle cry, a reminder that no goal is impossible, that success is yours if you would but reach out and grab it, and a call to think outside of the box.
It’s safe to say Ender’s Game is my favorite book. I’ve read it six or seven times now, and it’s never failed to inspire me. A few years ago I was thrust into a leadership position I didn’t really ask for, and wasn’t ready for. I had 70 pairs of eyes watching me, assessing me, waiting for me to step up. I looked up to the character of Ender Wiggin during those times, and he was one of the mentors who led me to become the person I am today.
Ender’s leave at the lake, where he is reunited with Valentine, is a scene that has always been extremely poignant to me. It’s Ender saying, “We have to go. I’m almost happy here” that particularly wrenches at my heart.
A message from the book that I’ve found relevant multiple times in my life is that when you understand someone, truly understand them, even your enemy… you cannot help but love them.
I don’t like Orson Scott Card as a person, but you have to admit he wrote a brilliant book.
They should have been following key economic indicators like #TBT and #CerealsIfTheyWereNickiMinajSongs.
#5. The Fate of the Stock Market
…when the researchers decided to compare the national online emotional state to the Dow Jones industrial average, they found something surprising: The Twitter Mood “calmness” synced with the fluctuation of the stock market — but three or four days in advance. To clarify, after measuring the nation’s overall mood level via stupid goddamn tweets, the algorithm could predict with 86.7 percent accuracy if the market would close up or down several days before it happened. It was, effectively, seeing the financial future by reading the misspelled racist tea leaves of Twitter.
I LOVE the effect that pigments can give, what I don’t love is how messy they are. For starters I can never get just the right amount of product on my brush and they end up everywhere. Your hands, vanity, on the floor, even on the walls. So instead of pushing my pigments to the back of my makeup…
Lee Friedlander - Mannequin (2009-11)
“Friedlander roamed the sidewalks of New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, focusing on storefront windows and reflections, which speak to marketplace notions of sex, fashion and consumerism. Thoroughly straightforward, their unsettling and radical new compositions suggest photographs that have been torn up and pasted back together again in near-random ways.”
If you like electonically inclined indie dance music, then be sure to listen to HUMANS. Based in East Vancouver, mighty talented friends Robbie Slade (lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer, sampler) and Peter Ricq (synthesizer/sampler, groovebox, vocoder, backup vocals) are a self-described…
WORTH SEEING: Insane Office is Insane.
Jacquelyn Jablonski - Vogue China by David Slijper, April 2013