Date: January 2014
January 22, 2014
Dan Savage frequently mentions going to clubs and bars as a way to meet people (both friends and more-than-friends) who you then do not go to clubs and bars with.
Definitely not my scene – I’m not wired to have fun at clubs and bars, instead I’m more likely to be anxious ahead of time and then need to spend a day or two hiding by myself to recover.
Coffee shops, though… coffee shops are great.
Good for reading, internetting (should that just have one t?), writing, conversing quietly…
I hear sometimes you can even meet people there.
And it turns out that Seattle has a butt-ton of coffee shops.
tl;dr: I need to find someplace to be a regular.
January 20, 2014
Emotionally resonant, brilliantly acted. Relationships look painful.
January 20, 2014
Still absurd, but just feeling… smaller. Less.
January 13, 2014
I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions… anything a lot of people do because it’s expected or traditional tends to throw up red flags for me (aside from the fact that most NY resolutions last a few days, or a couple weeks, at best).
The past couple years, though, I’ve started using this time to think about my aspirations and goals for the year. 2013 I accomplished a few of them (mainly finding a job I could be happy with for a long time), and failed miserably at others. Will I do better in 2014… well, we’ll see.
Here are some of the main things I’d like to do this year
- Run (and do a marathon in the fall)
- Cook regularly (instead of living on frozen and fast food).
- Practice my violin
- Blog (hello)
- Have more of a social life, both online and afk (I’m perfectly content to be alone… but as Stina Leicht recently said “I’m finding that the longer I stay home alone, the harder it is to get out of the house.“)
- Tied into that, find some sort of creative outlet/community… YouTube, podcasting, improv comedy, I don’t know. But something.