I’ve been shopping around a design lately, to all my artist and tattoo artist friends. It incorporates a wrought-iron old-fashioned birdcage with blackberries and blackberry leaves around the bottom. I also want script with it, somehow, but I haven’t decided what exactly I want yet… that might be a later addition.
Ideally this tattoo would be about 6-7 inches high on the right side of my back.
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ~E.B. White
“The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd; the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.” ~Fernando Pessoa
“Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.” -Isak Dinesen
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” -David Brinkley
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on anyone or anything. You realize that you control your own destiny.” -Albert Ellis
“You know, I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ‘em later.”
— Mitch Hedberg
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” -Maya Angelou
“The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being incincere.” — Anne Morrow LIndbergh
6- Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything @ Bogart’s
7- Jonsi @ The Newport
8- fun. @ Brick Street
“One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.” -Jane Austen
“After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure… that you really are strong, and you really do have worth.” ~Veronica A. Shoffstall
“The truth is out there, and it’s probably wearing sunglasses.” – Chuck Klosterman
“The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort; you were made for greatness!” -Pope Benedict XVI
“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle” -Walt Whitman
“If everyone isn’t beautiful, then no one is.” -Andy Warhol
Well, no two-a-day yesterday. I ran two miles (on the treadmill) after work (21:30… nice!) and my knee was not very happy with me, so I decided to just leave it be there. Was planning on doing some crosstraining today but…
Asthma. Ew. I was going to pace myself one mile on the track, but I got about half a mile in and I had a TERRIBLE asthma attack. Really, my body was never meant to run: bad knees, asthma, top heavy. Mind over matter, though, right? Anyway, the asthma just plain pissed me off so instead of going from the track to the elliptical and bike, I got on the treadmill and pounded out a very solid 20:30 2 miles. I wish I had gotten to run at least 3, but the rec was closing so, no luck.
Tomorrow either crosstraining for a looooong period of time OR 3.5 miles on the treadmill.
At this point, it looks like I could probably run most of the 5k in two weeks. We’ll see.
Oh and p.s., sorry to detail the minutia of my running schedule but I feel like keeping a log here is keeping me from boring all my friends with it. :)
Oh MAN do I feel great after a good run! 3 miles, 35 minutes. Not too shabby… but I can do better! (Mantra much? haha)
Tomorrow maybe a two-a-day cross training and running 2 miles, just because I feel so good.
“Let go or be dragged.” -Anonymous
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” -Henry Ford