28 8 / 2013
Like my “main” Chrome window - the one I was actively using - they each had Gmail, Facebook, and Tumblr open (among other miscellaneous tabs).
How long ago did I abandon those browser windows? Why would I open a new browser window and start over?
In one college psych class, I learned about fugue state amnesia. With it, people suddenly forget everything about their lives, so one day they just up and move away from their jobs and loved ones, and they go someplace else and assume a new identity. They can go off and start a new family without having any idea they already had one.
I know it was just a few stray browser windows, but it made me feel like one of those people.
15 8 / 2013
Because obviously Peter Pan is on everyone’s minds all the time so it’s perfectly reasonable to put on the ol’ homemade Captain Hook costume and get photographed with children next to zero boats or beaches.
Nope, nothing weird about it. I think we all have fond memories of putting on our Captain Hook costumes and walking around downtown Chicago by ourselves on a warm summer day.
A very normal thing we can all understand and relate to.
29 7 / 2013
I’m fascinated with the idea that the best Mexican food is going to come from the most unassuming places. For example, the best tacos al pastor I’ve ever had came from a taqueria in the back of a Mexican grocery store I never would’ve noticed had the Internet not told me about it. So, now I assume that the worse a Mexican restaurant’s logo is, the better the food is going to be. As in, the owners don’t obsess about color choices or fonts; they’re too busy making great food.
So now whenever I’m walking around town and I see a modest-looking Mexican restaurant, and the sign’s got, like, a drawing of a dude in a sombrero chasing after a burrito like it’s a pretty lady in a Looney Tunes short - with his eyes bugging out and little speed lines behind him - and his feet are big and blocky, and his mustache is all crooked, I’ll think things like, “Wow, that guy’s drawn super fucked up. These tacos must be incredible.”
25 7 / 2013
- Half off a waterpark where it’s okay to keep your shirt on
- 60% off reading brochures in a skydiving place’s lobby for a couple hours
- $30 off going to a farm just to look at a horse but like I don’t have to pet it or anything, right?
- $20 gets you $40 toward watching other people scuba dive while sitting in a boat (for two)
- Discount Vermont trip