5 Randoms: Getting Squirrely in the Park.

22 08 2013

1. So I was running through the park the other day and there was a sign that said, “This park was paid partially by the Colorado State Lottery.” And it got me thinking, whoever doesn’t win on their lottery ticket in a round about way pays for the parks to exist. But then there are stupid rules about like “no camping,” in Denver parks to keep the homeless out, yet many homeless people buy lottery tickets. So, because their money is going to the parks, shouldn’t they get to vote or have a say in whether or not they’re allowed to sleep there overnight? And if they’re paying for it, aren’t they at least in a round about way, renting access to the park?

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2. I saw this quote earlier, it said, “the best relationship is the one which your love for each other exceeds the need for each other.” I think that’s pretty powerful and is a way of saying that you want the person you love to reach their full potential in whatever means is necessary for them, even if that means moving or not being together etc. though of course, it also means that when you’re together there is little drama because you’re enjoying each other’s company to the fullest.

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3. I wonder often about the choices of squirrels. I see them scurrying around at dog parks and I think to myself, are these little vermin adventurous risk takers? Are they trying to tease these poor dogs? Or are they here because they’re just not very smart? Perhaps they just have no fear.

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4. I just discovered these youtube videos that teach one how to do weird cool things to her nails, like water marbling. I’m excited to waste hours of my life trying to do it.

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5. Hot Donna from That 70’s Show is now playing this hot lesbian ex-drug smuggler in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. She could turn a girl gay. The show is pretty excellent so far; it might be my new addiction. Or maybe it’s just her.

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Running Down Positivity

14 08 2013

My day started rather shitty as I had a blog all written up and ready to post and due to technological issues it disappeared. So, that threw me off as it felt like a big waste of my time and I was also pissed at myself for allowing amateur blogging mistakes to happen. So I went for a run and tried to change the energy. By the end of the run after dodging mud puddles and goose poop, after almost being hit by a car and then getting hollered at again, I was not feeling any better.

Then I realized I had to change my mindset because that’s the only way my outlook would improve.

So Here’s Everything I’m Thankful for Regarding My Run Today.

I have two legs.
I can for the most part breathe like a regular healthy human.
It’s fucking nice outside.
There’s a huge park right near my apartment.
I did not step in goose poop even though it was EVERYWHERE (at least I don’t think I did).
I did not get hit by that giant SUV, though they did come mighty close.
The guy who hollered at me wasn’t technically hitting on me, I don’t think.
Another guy walking his dogs asked me how my day was going, what a friendly neighborhood!
I have the time available due to my flexible work schedule to run and to run when hardly any one else is thus minimizing that weird passing interaction that always happens—do I look, do I not look?
There was one hot guy running, that’s always a bonus.
I looked at pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal earlier. Oh, and again just now, because I can.
I mean hot damn! Not many guys can pull off the “wet clothes” look.
There is this smell, it’s like a mixture of pine and wet grass and sunshine that hits me while I’m outside sometimes, that’s an amazing smell.
I am alive and mostly functioning.

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Wooh! Yay positivity. Fuck ya.

Also, side note, have you checked out any of my latest elephant journal articles? I’m trying to be the most popular writer on there because I like everyone to like me!

This one wasn’t very popular because it wasn’t about sex.





6 Randoms: Getting Loosey Goosey.

6 08 2013

1. Recently I moved across Colfax and now am located in between Cheesman Park and City Park. I’ve started running through City Park to try a new route and I’m pretty sure they should just go ahead and rename it to Goose Park. They’re pretty chill geese, but I remember back in the day a herd of them charging at me, honking, beaks out ready to peak me to death. So. It’s always a risk I take while running over there.

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2. Did you hear about the science lab that created a $325,000 artificial meat patty from the stem-cells of the shoulder of a cow? It seems like an expensive investment but then when you think about the amount of dead animals that get consumed in a year on the planet, and the cost of their wasted lives—not to mention the amount of food and land and water it takes to run the meat industry, perhaps the lab is going in a good direction. Even though in reality we could all live without hamburgers altogether.

3. I love opening up my windows and feeling the nice breeze blow through the apartment, but sometimes the sounds of summer are not entirely pleasant, the constant block circling of the ice cream truck, the next door neighbors—no matter where I am at—working on some construction project, semi-trucks revving, ambulances rolling through constantly. It’s kind of loud out there.

4. Speaking of loud trucks, it could just be me, but there seems to be a surplus of hot sexy firefighters around Denver. What do I have to light on fire to meet one?

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5. Yesterday, while waiting to go to work I met Homeless Joe. He had just spent his last $1.50 on a beer and sat down at the bus stop to enjoy it. He told me that sometimes when he stands on the corner he can wait for up to four hours and not make anything, other times he can make $20 in a minute. He said it’s like playing the slots and the house always win. I don’t know why I thought that they probably made way more money than that, I guess I read an article a long time ago about certain homeless people in New York or Chicago or somewhere making like 50K a year. Obviously that’s a rare situation.

6. Recently I posted an article on elephant journal called Caught Between Monogamy & Polyamory: A Case of One-itis and on their sub-page on facebook in the Dating & Relationship section some dude wrote this:
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And I just want to take a moment to analyze it.

Somewhere in this statement is blatant fear of female sexuality, because being a liberated woman means I can do what I want with my body—part of that liberation is the choice to not have children. The problem with these kinds of statements is that they assume that reproduction is the one and only goal of women on the planet and women who do not abide by this are “mad,” and are “selfish,” and are not saying anything of value because of that. It’s just another way that men, whether consciously or not, attempt to hold on to power. “We” call “them,” is a passive manipulative way of trying to act as if other people are on his side and that there are other people on mine, instead of him just being courageous enough to say that he thinks I’m a flake and to own up to his opinion.

My opinion is that I don’t even like granola that much so I probably shouldn’t be labeled one.