My mom baked me vegan chocolate cupcakes. These are the chocolatiest cupcakes I have ever had in my whole life!! My family ate about 1/3 of them before I even got home. Thanks mom!
All of these clothes are ones that I DIDN’T wear in the past 2 weeks (minus maybe 3 things that I hung up again). Why do I own these? (This is AFTER I already reduced my wardrobe by about 1/3. And there’s more stuff in drawers. And elsewhere.)
I’ve become obsessed with the idea of paring down my wardrobe. Quality over quantity! I love the idea of being able to actually KNOW and USE every item of clothing that I have.
I’m going to try putting away a bunch of stuff that I don’t really wear, and seeing what it’s like without them. After a while (a few months?), if it seems like I get by just fine without the extra clothes, I’ll donate them.
AND. On Thursday, I created two pennies with my mind.
Let me ‘splain. As I was walking to my first bus stop on my way to school, I pondered how I always find change on the ground, pretty much every day. I looked at the sidewalk around the bus stop, checking to see if there were any coins. I didn’t see any. Then I looked up, turned around, looked down, and THERE. IT. WAS.
Could have sworn that there was nothing there a second ago.
So I go about my day and forget about it.
As I’m commuting home, I walk toward my second bus stop when I thought about this morning. I thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could manifest money with my mind?!
And then I looked down.
2 for 2.
The universe has a sense of humor.
I love finding money! Last night I dreamed that I found $10 on the ground. It was sweet.
Seeing other people wear brightly coloured high-tops. See mom?! It’s not just me!!
My school’s library has so many tempting books.
By golly. I did a double-take when I saw this on the shelf. :)
I rescued this robot from drowning in a puddle on the sidewalk yesterday. He’s poseable and the red laser beam (LED) in his arm – miraculously – still works! (Pyuuu pyuuu!)
Laying down in the Mezzanine and peering up at The Death Ray. Trying to understand the pattern of the beams in the ceiling. Thinking about architecture.
Seeing things from new perspectives!
Doing the Law of Attraction crossword I got from Jetta while on the bus. Loved it!
And I don’t have a photo of this, but Denny’s friend David randomly pulling up to the bus stop I was waiting at and giving me a ride to my next bus stop. I love when I randomly encounter people who offer to help me!
I’m in the habit of putting notes of things that I want to remember on my monitor. My current ones are:
- “Just TRUST that you will understand OVER TIME and DON’T PANIC” (quote from one of the first emails my spatial design teacher sent our class),
- “Asymmetrical balance, hierarchy, clusters, tension + locking, overlapping planes, underlying structure, hot spots, contrasts, legibility, rule of thirds” (the language of graphic design),
- “Get in the vortex and THEN…” (feel good first and THEN do what you need to do!), and…
- “POSTURE” (to remind me to sit up and stand up straighter so that I don’t develop a hunchback.)
I’m trying a new method of task management where I write the tasks on a post-it and put it up somewhere that I can see it. The times listed under the task is how long I expect them to take.
I’ve tried writing my tasks in NotePad or on a normal piece of paper, but I think this method works better for the same reason that posting a star chart on the wall works – I can’t just minimize the window/close the notebook/push the scrap of paper into a pile and forget about it. The act of posting it up makes it ‘official’ and I don’t want to have to take it down without having actually completed the tasks. :)
Some clearer pictures of my team’s cardboard model of the Newton library. This thing is crazy!
This thing appeared on the sidewalk in front of the Brighouse SkyTrain station. Hooray for solar power and recycling!
And how about some more technological feats?
OAT shoes biodegrade and sprout trees when they’re thrown away. And they are SO CUTE! <3
Invisibility cloaks are real.
The 50 Best Inventions of 2010. A bit late, but it gives a cool overview of where we are in tech lately. I like the driverless car, the iPhone credit card processor, the IronMan suit, the first synthetic cell, the 3D bio-printer and the jet pack. Future = now.
Personal robots. Check out the furry guy at 2:30! Wow!
Life is splendid!
Posted on February 12th, 2011
Filed under: Creating, Feeling Awesome, Learning, Living (All Posts)
Topics: architecture, decluttering, fashion, food, loa, minimalism, productivity, school, technology, toys, wardrobe
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