I didn’t read that many books when I was younger, except maybe the entire Sweet Valley Twins series, R.L. Stine, and V.C. Andrews’ “Flower in the Attic”. What I do remember is reading this Reader’s Digest book I found in our house. It was one of their special edition books, and it was called “Strange Stories, Amazing Facts: Stories that are bizarre, unusual, odd, astonishing, incredible… but true.” This photo is not mine but ours looked exactly like it — all worn out and almost unreadable. But then again, of course this is what a book like this is supposed to look like, right?
I keep remembering this one story. It was someone recounting their near-death experience. She was visited by a ghost-of-christmas-past type of being who took her through a journey of her past, and for each instance, she would feel exactly how she made someone else feel. It really gives context to that quote about how people will forget what you said or did, but will never forget how you made them feel.
It’s one of my flashbulb memories, and is something that keeps coming back to me from time to time.http://ift.tt/1f1LlLx
How many times in your life have you had to think long and hard about what you believe in and who you want to be? I think I’m going through it again right now. The last time was when I was applying for grad school. I’m now done with grad school. I guess this is what people call “life-defining moments.”
I remember the first time I started questioning things was in first or second year high school, or maybe it was in college? I don’t remember that well. I was at the dinner table with my brother who a little older than me. I can’t remember how we got to the topic, but I started questioning the things we were “learning” in C.L.E. (which stood for Christian Life Education). “Jesus died on the cross for our sins. What does that mean? And what would be different now at this moment, at this dinner table, if Jesus did not die?” I never really understood it, and I’m not sure my classmates did either, but everyone read the assigned readings and scored very high on tests, because we answered everything we were supposed to answer.
Our topic somehow moved on to the idea of the end of the world. What does that mean? Will the world ever end? What does that look like? Will it just be black space? But is nothing black? Nothing is nothing! Not even black. It won’t even be white. Because white is still something. Our minds can’t even conceive “nothing”!
I just created a Quora thread on it here.from ._. http://bit.ly/14SOqfT
So I learned that this screwdriver that comes with all assemble-it-yourself furniture pieces is called a hex key. What I want to talk about tonight is the hex key that came with the Muji side table we recently bought.
The Japanese have struck again! The design is genius. While most hex keys (ie. Ikea) are flat in the end, this has a sort of waist close to the end, and tapers at the end, forming a hex ball. What this does, is it allows me to screw the screw at an angle! Which is exactly what I had to do because the screw was too close to the underside of the table.http://bit.ly/17wtF4x
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I love these projects that use the city as a playground for doing guerrilla… helping. This one is from a project called Fabrique | Hacktion in France, where they sell a kit of parts such as a hand-crank iPhone charger, hooks, and light reflectors — so anyone can modify their city to be more useful.
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“…and it was so satisfying and fun, that I thought, I want to figure out how to get paid sharpening pencils.”
“…a brand new freshly sharpened pencil that hasn’t been applied to the page yet. It just makes you think about the past of our country and the future of our country…”
Ever lose yourself in your food?
This chocolate milk popping action is something I always used to do growing up having to drink milk every morning and night.
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been putting up videos on a blog called eating carefully.
It’s funny, but I wouldn’t really call myself a foodie even though all the videos are of food. To me, it’s about exploration, creating mini worlds, play/rules, ritual, and getting lost in the details.
Submit suggestions for future posts here. I can’t guarantee I’ll take every one on, but it will definitely trigger ideas, so I’d love to hear them!
Recently, I’ve been surprised at how old certain 80′s commercials look because it doesn’t match my memory of them. When I was around 6, I thought the world was black and white and only turned colored around the late 1950′s based on old pictures of my dad. Look at the room you’re in. Imagine the same room 50 years ago. Does it look the same? Are the colors just as vivid? Or do they look more muted like they do in pictures?
This collection of recolored photographs reminded me of this idea.from ._. http://bit.ly/P0syTh