I AM DEFINED.

Subtitle:

Ways In Which I Am No Different From Any Other Gen-Y Individual That I Am Likely To Make Fun Of:

Freedom + Spontaneity!

Travel the World!

(I can do anything.)

Liberal Arts

David Foster Wallace

IPAs

The Farmer’s Market

Semiotics

Whole grains, fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir milk, kAle!1!!!!, artisan combinations of food/drinks/cocktails that no one ever thought of before!

(BUT!

I don’t really care about bacon or salted caramel chocolate things.)

Seattle

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An Old Favorite No. 10

ImageBread and Jam for Frances

Words by Russell Hoban, pictures by Lillian Hoban, 1964. 

 

I have to agree! Though I do rather prefer marmalade. 

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Professional Doodler (pt. II)

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Professional Doodler

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An Old Favorite No. 9

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George and Martha! All of them! That gold tooth! That 1970s color scheme!

Written and illustrated by James Marshall, 1974.

 

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Trip Wires

Oh man!!

The more I devote time + energy to my creative side, the more the IDEAS COME FLOODING IN!

It’s a little overwhelming, to be honest.

I need to devise a way to organize them all, so I am not PARALYZED. And to think people write books about how to get creative. “Where do ideas come from?” I’ll tell you: NOWHERE.

It’s like walking around connected to an infinite number of trip wires. I can look at a thing* and it’ll trip a wire and boom I’ve got an idea.

*(a dog/dog owner, a piece of moldy bread on the sidewalk getting rained on, the bus driver’s facial hair)

Maybe these trip wires occur for a number of reasons. Myself, I notice all of the small details. I observe (read: I’m creepy,) I am up inside my head what probably amounts to most of the time (again…) I don’t talk a whole lot, I listen, I think. I’m also lazy and spend lots of time doing “NOTHING!” (in Malaysia it was staring at the ceiling fan in the heat of the afternoon that really fulfilled my nothingness quota.) I think doing nothing and getting to that state clears the way for ideas. But here I am sounding like I am giving advice!

To be frank, creativity is a weird thing and I don’t know where it comes from.

Maybe I need to dig deep inside of me and see if there’s even the slightest glint of someone with a Type A personality to ORGANIZE MY CREATIVITY. Sheesh, what a notion. I would have to dig so deep.

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An Old Favorite No. 8

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Harry the Dirty Dog 

by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret B. Graham, 1956

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