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Guys. Seriously. How awesome is your life?



I just had the best dream!

It was right before I woke up. In it, the group at school all went for
milkshakes and were lined up to order them. Everyone was speculating
as to which flavour to order, since there were a lot. Then, Matt (the
mormon) said: “man, I have picked the best flavour!” And everyone was
all “what flavour is that Matt?”

He says: “a Cream Jesus.”


So *I* head straight to the counter and ask for a “cream Jesus with
extra Jesus.”

How awesome are dreams where: a) you get an awesome idea for a
milkshake and b) you also have a witty one liner!?

fun fact of the moment!

what’s the plural form of octopus? octopi, right?


silly rabbit, it’s octopodes. octopodes i tells ya!

mind blown.

(okay, i will admit that wikipedia article states octopi is accepted by the oxford english dictionary, but octopodes is the correct latin/greek pluralization! hah!


so, one of my new year’s resolutions is to walk more. that’s right. i make new years resolutions. sure, they may be cheesy and rarely fulfilled, but there’s a lovely sense of optimism to them. the world definitely needs more optimism.

anyway: walking. walking is rad for the following reasons:
1. (practically) anyone can walk! out of any physical activity, walking requires the least amount of planning, special equipment, gym memberships, etc. which is to say that it requires none of those things. i’m sorry if i’ve offended the legless here.

2. walking is secretly good for you. okay, not so secretly good for you. if you walk for an hour each day and kept all other excercise and dietary considerations equal, you would lose about 40-50 pounds over the course of a year! (an hour of walking burns about 400-500 calories, which adds up to almost a pound of weight per week!) also, in keeping with point 1, walking is relatively low impact and won’t leave you totally spent for the rest of your day.

3. also: walking doesn’t make you super sweaty! although it can make you just a lil sweaty. just the right amount of sweaty!

4. walking gets you places! since you don’t need to wear anything special to do it, you can walk to work! or school! or your friends’ houses. et cetera. et cetera! you transport yourself *while* getting fresh air and sunshine and fitness benefits! bb and i were discussing this benefit and realized if it normally takes you a half hour to get to work every day, but an hour to walk, it’s like getting a buy one get one free coupon for fitness!

5. this also could be extended to pretty much any (urban) transportation scenario: drive an hour to work? drive three quarters of the way, park (and probably save a ton of money since you no longer need that one spot), and walk! listen to a podcast (i have started doing this and recommend the new Wiretap and Onion Radio News , or renew your enjoyment of hall and oates, or just use the time to clear your thoughts and figure out a thing or two.

hurrah for walking!

Underrated smells.

1. The smell of cheap Folgers-brand coffee right at the beginning of brewing in an old school perculator.

2. Smoke from candles right after you put them out.

3. Old, but not musty, paper.

Two thoughts:

A) The new art gallery’s fancy design runs into trouble with snow building up in its crevices. Wonder if the architect thought of that?

B) Wouldn’t this be the best winter job of all time? Of alll time?