I want to fall into this for eternity.
We’re very focused on comfort today.
Most satisfying picture of the Super Bowl
I’d rather be playing dress-up
The Latin term meconium derives from the Greek μηκώνιον, mēkōnion, a diminutive of μήκων, mēkōn, i.e. poppy, in reference either to its tarry appearance that may resemble some raw opium preparations, or to Aristotle’s belief that it induces sleep in the fetus.
— Sometimes it’s great when Greek etymology intersects with my current life, and other times less so.
Things to which I’ve had intense emotional reactions today:
- A cast interview about Veronica Mars
- The retired prison chaplain who drove my cab
- "Say It Ain’t So" by Weezer
- Logging into online banking
And it’s only 9:30 a.m.
Government surveillance within social networks didn’t arise out of nowhere; instead, it is a product of longstanding inequalities in power in technology that have historically privileged white men above all, who have been much more likely to control surveillance technologies than be targeted by them. The outrage over NSA surveillance has occurred and received massive coverage not because the deployment of technology for citizen surveillance is new but because white, technical, American men have finally become targets of the surveillant gaze rather than its aloof masters.
(1.) The Window
Added by the Toledos and designed by Philip Cozzi.
(2.) The Collage
Made by Ruben from Isabel’s hair cuttings.
(3.) The Streetlights
A gift from a friend, they came from the Watergate Hotel in Washington.
(4.) The Screens
Originally designed by Ruben for the Toledos’ friend Anneliese Estrada, and retrieved when she moved.
My current neighbors; tour courtesy of Paul.
Honestly, I think if even if we had all the money in the world, I’d still do a job that’s not music. For some reason, when we were in the barn and I had to go back to my temp job, those strict parameters made going to the barn feel so much different. There was a contrast. I think my personality is such that I like a structure to deviate from, because a blank canvas is really intimidating. A lot of my songwriting comes from that. If I didn’t have a nine-to-five, I don’t know what I would have been angry about! I think creativity comes from a little bit of discomfort.