Why so accurate…

So I moved to LA…

It’s been nearly six months since I posted anything of my own on Tumblr, and that was a one-sentence resolution to post more on Tumblr. This year’s been busy—to say the least—and I’ve simply lost interest in documenting my life during the school year, as there are regrettably few things noteworthy enough to document, but that’s all changing. I’m moving to a new city, starting a new internship, and experiencing some bastardized form of adulthood all at the same time, so there’s got to be some sort of fodder for blog posts within these experiences.

Also, several of my good friends graduated this year, and an overwhelming sense of impending adulthood took no time at all to replace them. I’d always imagined myself more suited for working life than school life, and if last summer in New York proved anything, it’s that I am pretty good at living on my own. However, as jobs were accepted, graduation caps were tossed, and apartment leases were signed, I started to realize that I would never have this much free time again.

During second semester, the only thing on 99% of the student population’s mind was landing that perfect summer internship/research position/program, the one with the best pay (or none in my case), the one with the most prestige, the one that can kick start a fledgling career in a year or two. Luckily, I think I managed to survive that unhealthily long process while breaking a few promises that have made me a stronger but slightly more terrible human being but emerging overall unscathed. I’m slowly realizing that this is just the beginning. Adulthood really sucks. 

The (Temporary) Angeleno series is meant to be a travelogue of sorts, much like the TempNY one, but as I inch ever closer to that self-fulfilling prophecy of adulthood, maybe I’ll finally realize that I need to keep writing. Real stuff. Not kitchy food posts with fifteen adjectives for delicious. Not free writes drafted half-heartedly that never make it into an edited piece. Okay, inevitably those will exist and probably dominate the TempLA page, but once every two weeks, a solid piece of writing, whether essay, fiction, or poetry. Writing weekends at Venice Beach? Sounds like a plan. 

ghitaieb asked:
" some infinities are bigger than other infinities " : you can't compare infinities because they are limitless; so does that expression mean something figuratively ?

fishingboatproceeds:

You actually can compare infinities even though they are limitless! In the 19th century, Georg Cantor proved that some infinite sets are bigger than others (the infinite set of natural numbers, for instance, is smaller than the infinite set of real numbers. (Minutephysics explains it really well in this video.)

So Van Houten is correct when he tells Hazel that some infinities are larger than others, but Hazel is wrong when she extrapolates this to mean that the set of numbers between 0 and 1 is smaller than the set of numbers between 0 and 2. (In fact, those sets are the same size, as explained in this great video about The Infinite Hotel Paradox.)

So the statement that “some infinities are bigger than other infinities” is literally true, but yes I also intended to mean something figuratively. (I take a lot of solace in knowing that in a universe defined by boundaries—a universe in which everything is temporary and everything will end—we are able to fathom boundlessness, and in fact to know so much about it.)

dreamson118:

chocolate-socrates:

nicolezai:

canyourollblunts:

nicolezai:

kenyaosuna:

A parents sacrifice.

This killed me

this actually made me tear up

Reblogging again because this is so real.

reblogging again during this graduation season, just shows a pursuit of education isn’t just for the student

again.

dreamson118:

chocolate-socrates:

nicolezai:

canyourollblunts:

nicolezai:

kenyaosuna:

A parents sacrifice.

This killed me

this actually made me tear up

Reblogging again because this is so real.

reblogging again during this graduation season, just shows a pursuit of education isn’t just for the student

again.

Ideas that have all come across my mind at one point, and I’m both happy that someone has penned them down but sad that someone had to. No one quite understands just how privileged the “norm” is unless he isn’t part of it.

uncommonapp:

those-damn-axis-and-allies:

ifeelstellar:

Asian Sterotypes

I LOVE THIS.

THE END OF THE LAST ONE THO

This.

communitynbc:

Always
Be
Cageing.

New Year, same favorite show. We’re back, baby.

communitynbc:

Always

Be

Cageing.

New Year, same favorite show. We’re back, baby.

eminoraddnine:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

christopher-ryan mckenney: surreal photography

surrealism is my fav

After reading through all my posts about New York City from the summer and becoming extremely nostalgic/sad/inspired, I decided that I need to start Tumblr again. It’ll be my New Year’s Resolution.

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Desire Obtain Cherish

LA-based artist Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC), aka Jonathan Paul, was born in 1975 in Salinas, California. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) at Parson’s School of Design. 

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25 Things To Do Before You Turn 25

1. Make peace with your parents. Whether you finally recognize that they actually have your best interests in mind or you forgive them for being flawed human beings, you can’t happily enter adulthood with that familial brand of resentment.

2. Kiss someone you think is out of your league; kiss models and med students and entrepreneurs with part-time lives in Dubai and don’t worry about if they’re going to call you afterward.

3. Minimize your passivity.

4. Work a service job to gain some understanding of how tipping works, how to keep your cool around assholes, how a few kind words can change someone’s day.

5. Recognize freedom as a 5:30 a.m. trip to the diner with a bunch of strangers you’ve just met.

6. Try not to beat yourself up over having obtained a ‘useless’ Bachelor’s Degree. Debt is hell, and things didn’t pan out quite like you expected, but you did get to go to college, and having a degree isn’t the worst thing in the world to have. We will figure this mess out, I think, probably; the point is you’re not worth less just because there hasn’t been an immediate pay off for going to school. Be patient, work with what you have, and remember that a lot of us are in this together.

7. If you’re employed in any capacity, open a savings account. You never know when you might be unemployed or in desperate need of getting away for a few days. Even $10 a week is $520 more a year than you would’ve had otherwise.

8. Make a habit of going outside, enjoying the light, relearning your friends, forgetting the internet.

9. Go on a 4-day, brunch-fueled bender.

10. Start a relationship with your crush by telling them that you want them. Directly. Like, look them in the face and say it to them. Say, I want you. I want to be with you.

11. Learn to say ‘no’ — to yourself. Don’t keep wearing high heels if you hate them; don’t keep smoking if you’re disgusted by the way you smell the morning after; stop wasting entire days on your couch if you’re going to complain about missing the sun.

12. Take time to revisit the places that made you who you are: the apartment you grew up in, your middle school, your hometown. These places may or may not be here forever; you definitely won’t be.

13. Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and like something to look forward to.

14. Think you know yourself until you meet someone better than you.

15. Forget who you are, what your priorities are, and how a person should be.

16. Identify your fears and instead of letting them dictate your every move, find and talk to people who have overcome them. Don’t settle for experiencing .000002% of what the world has to offer because you’re afraid of getting on a plane.

17. Make a habit of cleaning up and letting go. Just because it fit at one point doesn’t mean you need to keep it forever — whether ‘it’ is your favorite pair of pants or your ex.

18. Stop hating yourself.

19. Go out and watch that movie, read that book, listen to that band you already lied about watching, reading, listening to.

20. Take advantage of health insurance while you have it.

21. Make a habit of telling people how you feel, whether it means writing a gushing fan-girl email to someone whose work you love or telling your boss why you deserve a raise.

22. Date someone who says, “I love you” first.

23. Leave the country under the premise of “finding yourself.” This will be unsuccessful. Places do not change people. Instead, do a lot of solo drinking, read a lot of books, have sex in dirty hostels, and come home when you start to miss it.

24. Suck it up and buy a Macbook Pro.

25. Quit that job that’s making you miserable, end the relationship that makes you act like a lunatic, lose the friend whose sole purpose in life is making you feel like you’re perpetually on the verge of vomiting. You’re young, you’re resilient, there are other jobs and relationships and friends if you’re patient and open.

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This just made me cry a little bit.  (via willyoulovemeh)

THIS IS CLOSER THAN I’D LIKE IT TO BE

(via squirrelsquirt)

asliceofjuly:

me at a job interview 

Winston, the funniest yet most underwritten character on New Girl.

tyleroakley:

Too real.