Everything has a solution. Every human attribute.
Is it correct or incorrect to fix what we perceive to be as flaws in ourselves? (What does it mean to be correct or incorrect?)
She’s too excited.
If curing your overexcitedness causes sadness then some people will choose to be naturally what they are (i.e., overexcited). “My behavior is not modified. I am naturally different, naturally sad or overexcited. Pure. This is how I was made to be. This is what it is to be me, the thing that was made this way.”
He lives the life of a sad person. She lives the life of an overly excited person. What causes someone to want to change? Something societal? Is it the truth, reality, to be naturally what you are?
Are we progressing (living with technology, large groups, social changes) faster than our biology can keep up with? Just the right amount? Does evolution always feel like a struggle for the individual — never feeling “right”? Is feeling incorrect the truth, the correct reality?
I randomly found this mysterious pumpkin cake recipe in a downloads folder on my computer:
Mysterious Pumpkin Cake
3 1/3 Cup Sugar
2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 15 oz can of Canned Pumpkin
4 cup All-Purpose Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Soda
Cream Cheese Icinig:
8 oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)
4 oz Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray and line a jelly roll pan (1/2 sheet pan) with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree until will combined.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and whisk until there is no visible flour. Do not over mix.
Pour batter into prepared pan and baked for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick pushed into the center of the cake comes out clean.
While cake is cooling prepare the cream cheese icing.
In a mixer with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon (if using).
Once cake is cooled spread cream cheese frosting over the top.
Cut and Enjoy!!
Always in a large font covering the entire front of the shirt:
- FARTHER INTO THE FUTURE
- I CAN’T STOP. I WON’T STOP.
- DON’T HATE ME
- DON’T WASTE MY TIME
- TODAY IS MY LUCKY DAY (man, early 20s)
- I’M NOT STUCK AGAIN
- ARE YOU OK? I’M OK. (woman, mid 40s)
- TODAY I AM A BOY (woman, about 40)
- AMAZING PEOPLE DO NOT JUST HAPPEN
- YOU SAY HI, I SAY WOW (mother with kid)
Haven’t seen you in awhile/hot minute/minute:
Awhile - for a short time (dictionary.com)
A hot minute - a long time (urbandictionary.com)
A minute - a very long time (urbandictionary.com)
My iChat icon at work is a white square - it’s blank. I did it on purpose. I have a coworker (charged with managing product quality at the factory) who keeps asking me about it in the midst of our hurried conversations about the MacBook Air launch:
Oct 13: “Your white icon is a little freaky, honestly.”
Oct 26: “Does it mean anything in particular when you have an all-white iChat icon?”
Oct 26 (later): “Your iChat icon is blank, by the way,”
Nov 19 (different coworker): “you know, that white box is very disturbing”