I really like this song. I heard it several times in Bali in November, so at first I was listening to it because it reminded me of that part of my trip. Lately, however, it has become a sad song, because it has been swirling around my head during all this bad news, the background music to my dawning realization that my dream is over.
I was going through my old journals and found this page. Not only did it make me laugh, it made me proud that I’ve actually accomplished some of the things on it!
I’ve recently taken up the KonMari tidying method. This is my third attempt at following Marie Kondo’s system, and this time I’m finally getting it!
Weather is caused by a bunch of molecules. Since we don’t know exactly how the molecules will behave, weather forecasters make lots of models and then look at the average. That’s why they say things like “There’s a 70% chance of rain”—perhaps they’ve made 100 models, and it rained in 70 of them. (As described by Nate Silver in The Signal and the Noise.)
If we knew exactly what each molecule was, though, we could predict the weather with perfect accuracy.
Now, consider the extent to which the course of your life is determined by prior causes.
Agnostic people need to pick a side. I think they’re all secretly either atheist or spiritual.
Somehow I didn’t figure these things out until around age 18. Keep reading to learn from my mistakes, or just laugh at my general awkwardness.
We live in a golden age of TV. This thought is not original to me—I think I first read it in one of those Slate- or Atlantic-type thinkpieces—but I’m putting it here anyway, in case it’s one that hasn’t occurred to you yet.
90s/2000s kids, read it and reminisce!
I think the world would be a better place if everyone graduated high school with this knowledge:
My current logo is a slice of grapefruit. I was happy with this until last night, when I started watching a Jim Gaffigan comedy special in which he called grapefruits the worst fruit.