I mean I truly believe there exists some combination of words – there must exist certain words in a certain specific order that would explain all of this, but with her I just can’t ever seem to find them.
Walter White, Breaking Bad

I was at ease in everything, but at the same time satisfied with nothing.
Albert Camus, from “The Fall

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Things to Remember….

I read an article today entitled “The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide to Being a Man.” While I fulled expected the advice dispensed to enrage me to a level that might result in a computer flying from my ninth floor office window… I was pleasantly surprised to learn I actually AGREED with most of it. While this doesn’t change the fact that most GS traders make me want to bang my head on the wall, the tidbits the piece shared on what it means to be a man should be followed by all men. Yes, there were some I found to be silly like “Own a handcrafted shotgun. It’s a beautiful thing.” Because… shut up.

Below are some of the things that Goldman Sachs seems to have right.. if only their employees would take note.

  • Stop talking about where you went to college.
  • Rebel from business casual. Burn your khakis and wear a suit or jeans.
  • You will regret your tattoos.
  • Join Twitter; become your own curator of information.
  • If you perspire, wear a damn undershirt.
  • People are tired of you being the funny, drunk guy.
  • Tip more than you should.
  • Don’t split a check.
  • Find a Times New Roman in the streets and a Wingdings in the sheets. She exists.
  • Buy a tuxedo before you are thirty. Stay that size.
  • Measure yourself only against your previous self.
  • Place-dropping is worse than name-dropping.

  • Yes, of course you have to buy her dinner. 

  • The New Yorker is not high-brow. Neither is The Economist. 

  • If you believe in evolution, you should know something about how it works.
  • Eating out alone can be magnificent. Find a place where you can sit at the bar.
  • Read more. It allows you to borrow someone else’s brain, and will make you more interesting at a dinner party – provided that you don’t initiate conversation with, “So, who are you reading…”

Pay attention, guys!

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The important thing is not to be masochistic. Women are so hard on themselves. Don’t do that. No one is keeping score.
Simon Doonan 

Just My Opinions… Don’t Shoot!

A midst the U.S.’s current posturing on whether or not we will take military action against Syria, I would like to make it known that should we push ourselves into a third World War… I will be the first to quietly exit this country. Over the past several weeks I have been taking the time to learn a few valuable new accents including Canadian… ayy… and British… cheers! I’m taking a trip to London in the next few weeks that may very well turn into my escape from America. Friends, if you don’t hear from me? It’s been real, mates.

Over the past few centuries, American culture has bled egocentricity. Those dirty tank top wearing, sporadically bathing, toothless wonders you see on Cops and any local news broadcast didn’t turn out that way by accident. You know the ones I mean. The ones who seem to pop up any time there is a camera within miles to shout ‘MERICA! and pump their fists in the air. These are the individuals who watched The Lone Ranger like it was a documentary.

I, being an American, obviously have pride for the country I was born and grew up in but there’s a difference in having pride and simply having a lack of cultural awareness. I can say being born in this country has allowed me access to some amazing things like education and women’s rights. What I can’t say is that America is the greatest country in the world. I haven’t lived in every country in the world. I haven’t even visited most countries in the world. And if I can’t say that, Bob and Tiffany, from their trailer in Arkansas, certainly shouldn’t be saying it. Yea, I’m talkin’ to you, Tiffany.

I think a lot of Americans have a very narrow view of what our world as a whole encompasses. They haven’t seen and rarely think about citizens of other countries and what their daily lives consist of. They have no awareness of the fact that countries like England seem to be getting along just fine, if not better, without community troughs full of automatic weapons or that somehow, despite so many people fighting tooth and nail against the Affordable Care Act, there are at least 36 other countries in the world with better healthcare than the U.S. And that includes the U.K. and even places like Libya and Cuba. What does that say about us?

I guess my point here is with many of our citizens holding onto this cowboy view of our country, it scares me to think of the situations many believe we should attempt to solve as ‘the world’s watchdog’. Now mind you, I will be watching from an undisclosed location outside of this country, preferably a tree house or log cabin without windows, but have we really thought through the outcome of taking military action against Syria? Is congress really convinced that Bashar al-Assad’s forces led these attacks on the country’s people? Maybe I sound like a crazy conspiracy theorist but after our endless weapons of mass destruction hunt that turned up a big fat NOTHING, I’m hesitant to say WHO did it. Perhaps that’s why our Brit friends have no interest in getting involved either.

All I know is that if we attack Syria and they attempt retaliation whether that be towards us or Israel, I don’t care to find out how quickly things might escalate. Thanks but no thanks on getting into it with Iran, China, Russia or pretty much anyone over an issue no one would back us on. I’m pretty sure our reputation as a country is intact without having to prove it through force. Give me a ticket to an uninhabited island and a fridge full of cheese and I’m good to go, my friends.

And now that I’ve opened myself up to a range of insults and political arguments, I will be going. See ya, ‘Merica!

<3 for the man I’ve yet to meet….

That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.
Kaui Hart Hemmings

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I found that love, like grief, tends to fade away and be replaced by something more exciting
The Beach

She finds color in the darkest of places, she finds beauty in the saddest of faces….
The Script