Anonymous asked: Love your blog! I don't have a tumblr but I keep up with yours. Where did you go to college and what did you study? Any advice for a kid in his sophomore year of college?
I’m between meetings at work so here’s my advice in the 3 minutes until my next meeting:
I went to Boise State University and studied French. I chose French because I already spoke the language after a year in Paris when I was 18. This allowed me to skip most the prerequisites and earn my degree in 4 years while working. This was before the financial crisis when it was still possible to get almost any entry-level job with a liberal arts degree so I focused on finishing quickly rather than getting a practical education.
You live in a different world but I wouldn’t let that worry you. Here’s my best advice in no particular order:
Hope you find something useful here.
GPOYW - Trying on a new outfit.
…quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean “love” in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again. I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage. I could taste the peach and feel the soft air blowing from a subway grating on my legs and I could smell lilac and garbage and expensive perfume and I knew that it would cost something sooner or later—because I did not belong there, did not come from there—but when you are twenty-two or twenty-three, you figure that later you will have a high emotional balance, and be able to pay whatever it costs. I still believed in possibilities then, still had the sense, so peculiar to New York, that something extraordinary would happen any minute, any day, any month. — Joan Didion, Goodbye to All That (via ccklein)
Way of Life @ Tractor Tavern (at Tractor Tavern)
Guard dog at Amazon. (at Amazon - Arizona (SEA29))
Walking the dogs.
"The Jon Witham Excellence in Demand Spike/Kill Response Excellence Award" | 2013
Andy | 2013
I don’t care how much you love somebody—if you have secrets, it’ll never work. — Mike Tyson (via gq)
Hiking Mt. Washington
Waiting for his coffee. (at Amazon - Arizona (SEA29))
13 Coins. Fine dining, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (at 13 Coins)
You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at. — Tina Fey (via kateoplis)