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friday fun :)

From Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman:

“You can’t really learn much about a person based upon what kind of music they happen to like.  As a personality test, it doesn’t work even half the time.  However, there is at least one thing you can learn: The most wretched people in the world are those who tell you they like every kind of music ‘except country.’  People who say that are boorish and pretentious at the same time.  All it means is that they’ve managed to figure out the most rudimentary rule of pop sociology; they know that hipsters gauge the coolness of others by their espoused taste in sound, and they know that hipsters hate modern country music.  And they hate it because it speaks to normal people in a tangible, rational manner.  Hipsters hate it because they hate Midwesterners, and they hate Southerners, and they hate people with real jobs.”

Hope everyone has a great friday!

xx Charlee

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TGIF!

I am so very glad it is Friday!!  Not that it really matters so much to me, because I often work on the weekends, but there’s something about the weekend that just makes everything more fun.

I have the day off today, so lots of running and errands, and oh yes, the dreaded future planning, are in store!  Sounds like a blast, no?

I’m feeling a lot better than I was last night…I just didn’t expect to see my ex (last time I checked he was living in another city) and it kind of threw me for a loop and made me start questioning my decisions–which is never a good idea in my book.  We all have our own paths in life and you can’t look back and question all the time, or you’re going to miss out on a hell of a lot.  (Yes, I did meditate this morning if you’re wondering what is up with my zen-ish state of mind!)  So, hooray for the present!

On that note, I’m reading a book right now about wars/war strategy–in school I studied a relatively wide variety of subjects, but never history, aside from cultural history.  However, I realised this has left me lacking in a lot of knowledge about the way the world as we know it came to become, well, the world as we know it.  Anyway: I’m reading this book, and the chapter I’m reading right now is about keeping focused on the present and how this is the best strategy, as success in war can often be attributed to flexibility and the quickness to act of those calling the shots.

And I’m thinking that this applies to life also–in terms of romantic relationships (who hasn’t heard the old “if you’re waiting for the wrong one, you’ll miss out on the right one”?), personal relationships, and even personal decisions.  To me this is an amazing and important discovery because I am naturally overly nostalgic as well as excessively critical of my past selves–but as of today, I’m done with that kind of mindset and focusing solely on the present, and yes, even the future.

Well along those lines, I must think of bathing suit season, and get my booty to the gym!  Have a great day :)

xx Charlee

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