Coachella tickets went on sale and I am so bummed that I was unable to get them (I was at work all day! Not to mention I spent my hour lunch with my face planted to a screen, hoping I’d get to check out with my pass!) This was the first year I had actually wanted to go. I never did previously because I could not get enough people to want to go with me!! Maybe it’s not the worst. I’ll save more money this way. Getting my Jeffrey Campbell shoes in the mail totally and completely cheered me up anway… Yeah… Right… Well anyway… These shoes seriously weigh a pound each, it’s insane. They’re comfy though. And awesome. So good. Too good. It’s a problem, how good they are. So yeah, sarcasm aside, it was nice to get these today.
They’re pretty much my new favorite shoes and better than any previously owned shoe. They’re not even heels. That’s saying something, coming from me.
I got a couple other pairs a little while ago. I had some gift certificates and hit up some sales. Gotta love gift certificates and sales… Still. I’m done on shoes for a while. Hah.
I’ve been pondering…
I’ve been spending a lot of time alone outside of work lately (been tired and working lots of long hours). I’m left with some time to think. Reflecting, deciding, creating, annnnd reading. Did you know that red foxes mate for life? They don’t live in packs. They may socialize when they want. And, when they find the right one, it’s forever. What makes a life long bond? According to the article I read in “Scientific American Mind”: open communication, respect, common interest, deep friendship. What I want to know is… Is there such thing as a successful relationship without those things…?
Haruki Murakami’s book has been out for a few weeks now and I haven’t read it. In case you’re wondering: He’s one of my favorite fictional writers. All of his books are a bit strange, and definitely surreal. And reading a good book once in a while, even if it’s every blue moon, is good for you. According to an article by Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toronto, Keith Oatly…
“We internalize what a character experiences by mirroring those feelings and actions.“
Basically, fiction teaches us. Develops us. I admit, it’s been a while since I’ve read some good ‘ol fiction since I am a full time college student, but I try when I can. Mostly though, my time is eaten by reading text books (which lately have been pretty darned good anyway). Thankfully this Keith Oatly character also found that, “the act of holding a book is an exercise in human interaction.“