Thursday, July 31, 2008

How Depressing.

I knew I was sad today when I read SFGate.com. These are the top 6 most read stories currently on the site:

1 Park nomad, laptop in tow, calls bushes home
2 Trader Joe's robbed - third holdup of chain in East Bay in a month
3 Canada bus passenger stabs, decapitates seat mate
4 Governor orders layoffs, steep pay cuts for thousands of state workers
5 Boy, 14, stabbed to death; S.F.'s youngest homicide victim this year
6 Boulder Creek man with dog parts on his property is arrested

Ugh, can't we go back to the articles about tree-sitters and Obama/McCain?!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I helped out the Things Younger Than McCain Blog!!

I rule!

You see, I saw this picture from the Huffington Post and immediately wrote a blog entry on it below.

Then I immediately went to one of the most hilarious blogs on the web right now, Things Younger Than McCain and told the blogger about the picture in the comments section of his most recent post at the time.

And he wrote a new entry on his blog and thanked me!

I left a comment entering into his caption contest, here was my entry:

“It’s 3am, and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?”

Hey Joe, wanna link me? ;)

Definitely check out Things Younger Than McCain for some hilarious posts. One of my favorites: The San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge is younger than John McCain.

Friday, July 25, 2008

ZACK MORRIS PHONE!

Seriously.

Don't even read the article.

Just click on this link and look at the main photo.

Hey, have you guys heard? John McCain is kinda old.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy

I've been seeing a therapist for a couple months now, and while I'm not totally enamored with him (he suggested that I go on anti-depressants, I don't think I'm ready for that quite yet) I really feel a change in myself.

One of the things that he's found quite evident in our discussions is that it's pretty clear that I am really tough on myself - I am my own worst critic. I have high expectations to be perfect in my eyes, and when I can't or don't meet these expectations, I become angry at myself and internalize my self-hatred, which in time turns into a debilitating depression and self-destructive behavior. Of course, like everything, it all goes back to how I was raised, and the pressure that was put on me to succeed. I don't hate my parents - in fact, I am coming to a point in my life where I really like my family - but I do realize that what I learned early on that pushed me to always excel is probably what is causing me to fall down so often - the fear of disappointment.

Our next session is supposed to focus on methods or ways of thinking that can help me focus my anger in a more productive way - in hopes of addressing a coping method in which I don't feel angry at myself for needing to be perfect all the time.

But I'm feeling good about myself right now. I am counting calories. I am doing well at work. I am saving money. I am focusing on both my mental and physical health. I am making lifestyle changes that I hope become healthy and positive habits.

I don't feel like I'm searching anymore. I feel like I'm attacking.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dancing

I'm pretty late to this by a week or so (thanks gwenythmelons!), but this might be the best viral video I've ever seen in my entire life. It features some dude named Matt Harding who is a normal looking American white guy who travels around to different countries and, well, dances. The very first scene starts out with a fricking GOAT ON A MOTORCYCLE in some alley in Mumbai, India and all and all, according to his site, features 42 countries and thousands of people dancing.

Apparently Matt Harding made a video in 2005 (pre-Youtube), was "discovered" and sponsored by Stride Gum (I have no clue how Stride Gum relates to a guy dancing but whatever) to do his next video in 2006, and his most recent video in 2008 has around 5 million hits on Youtube (I am embedding/linking the Vimeo version because it's widescreen and better quality, but if you're a Youtube ho, it's here).

Anyways, I've watched it on repeat for like an hour, and it fucking makes me bawl. I know I'm a wimp and a butterfly landing on a flower makes me bawl, but still yo, it MOVES me.


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.