Daily List for: 2/24/2016

  • Dogs dry at a dif­fer­ent rate than cloth, a wet dog can stay wet long enough to make every oth­er stain­able sur­face equal­ly wet
  • Swiss move­ments are only slight­ly accu­rate, hunger is high­ly accu­rate, a dogs stom­ach is the swiss­est
  • I made the assump­tion read­ing was an option, I was prompt­ly and repeat­ed­ly cor­rect­ed
  • The throw this, why’d you throw that game nev­er gets old
  • We’re all con­fused what to call the sun­room when it’s rain­ing, we’ve all agreed that room is the Tardis at night
  • Jun­gle cat cares not that it’s rain­ing
  • So now cho­les­terol is a thing, screw that I’m going back to liv­ing on cof­fee, hon­ey­buns and casu­al sex
  • House­plants clear­ly have a fatāh towards me
  • All I need is one great dish that my mouth, my brain, my stom­ach, and my doc­tor all agree that I can eat every meal, then I’m good
  • Rain wash­es away the fun
  • Old restu­raunts serve the fresh­est food
  • My cur­rent list of peo­ple I’d like to nap arm in arm with is cur­rent­ly idling at four, but per­haps it’s because I’m cur­rent­ly shar­ing (use of this word is laugh­able) a bed with a 85 pound dog
  • I’m okay bor­row­ing someone’s out­er­wear but you learn very quick­ly the pock­ets are not yours
  • Cre­ativ­i­ty is the new soli­tary

Daily List for: 1/4/2015

  • Your dark head of hair hides the fire that the deep smokey eyes adver­tise
  • Knowl­edge is pow­er, but spe­cif­ic igno­rance is com­fort
  • Some­times the most fas­ci­nat­ing of us are the most flawed
  • I can test your beliefs, your per­spec­tive and your patience, and that’s just before break­fast, late-night the tests become mul­ti­ple choice and hard­er
  • And the great text pre­dict­ed the ‘Veg­an-Soc­cer-Mom Upris­ing’, they swept across the coun­try like locust, whin­ing at and judg­ing every­one in their path, it wasn’t until the ‘soy-milk dec­i­ma­tion act of 2025’ was rat­i­fied that human­i­ty began to rebuild
  • Cre­ativ­i­ty is fre­quent­ly uncom­fort­able, like an itch that needs to be scratched, unfor­tu­nate­ly poi­son ivy is sim­i­lar, once in 2002 I thought I was cre­ative, and the cre­ativ­i­ty spread from one arm to the oth­er
  • I should be doing some­thing else, RIGHT NOW, that’s what these notes are, pro­cras­ti­na­tion
  • One pill makes you small­er, while one pill makes you bold
  • Key repeat is one of those things you take for grant­ed unless you acci­den­tal­ly change that set­ting and you can’t type the sim­pll­l­llest of words
  • Unlike Scar­lett O’Hara I don’t depend on the kind­ness of strangers, but I’m not adverse to their com­fort
  • If machines run bet­ter well lubri­cat­ed, then rela­tion­ships are a machine
  • Tea is the new Moscow Mule


Daily List for: 8/7/2015

  • Sec­ond things first
  • Tal­ent is about hard work, per­sis­tence, and desire, it’s not a gift
  • Don’t plan to fail
  • The barista at Star­bucks doesn’t real­ly care how you spell your name
  • Text mes­sag­ing is great — but a hug is bet­ter
  • It’s only 9am but cour­tesy of my over­ly affec­tion­ate cat at 3am — I’m con­sid­er­ing a nap, maybe I’ll go wake her up
  • Beau­ty lives in the worn, scratched and chipped among us
  • For 50 years in a row — didn’t watch the debate, and I know my math is wrong, you know what I mean
  • There’s just not enough time in the day for all the ideas
  • His­to­ry is the new future

Daily List for: 7/14/2015

  • Gen­er­al­ly noth­ing worth­while is easy to mas­ter
  • Read­ing is greater than watch­ing
  • If you have noth­ing nice to say, try say­ing some­thing con­struc­tive
  • If you don’t ask, I can’t answer
  • I speak flu­ent eng­lish, and about 50 words of yid­dish — those 50 words have no sin­gle-eng­lish-word trans­la­tion, I don’t recall any of the ger­man I learned in school — Frau Parks would be very dis­pleased
  • In the long-run cre­ative speed is more impor­tant than cre­ative qual­i­ty
  • If at first you don’t suc­ceed, save it, dupli­cate it, rename it, and fix it
  • There is no mar­ket for per­fec­tion, but the world has a mas­sive appetite for good-enough
  • My brain runs on carbs, cof­fee, caf­feine and choco­late — that’s not much of a nutri­tion­al pyra­mid
  • Your face just seems like it needs kiss­es
  • Peo­ple spend far too much ener­gy hid­ing what they’re ashamed of, rather than just own­ing it proud­ly and mov­ing on
  • Fresh air and sun­light is the new Prozac

Daily List for: 8/6/2015

  • Cof­fee and paint­ing do not mix, luck­i­ly I know that
  • Lethar­gy is defeat­ed by get­ting off your ass
  • It’s pret­ty stu­pid if you live your life in a safe lit­tle box, I hate to tell you, that’s kind of how you end up any­how
  • Your com­fort lev­el is too tight
  • Lazi­ness breeds indif­fer­ence
  • If I had a white horse I’d sweep in and take you away
  • Choco­late is my drug of choice
  • Today is yes­ter­day with fresh­er sheets
  • Per­sis­tence is the key to pulling hap­pi­ness out of the dark­ness
  • Don’t let your issues define you, it’s far too easy to let a label defeat you
  • Spend­ing a night with a loved one is the new binge watch­ing

Daily List for: 7/13/2015

  • Good food can not make up for bad ser­vice
  • Cats are only SO train­able
  • Pro­cras­ti­na­tion is deferred annoy­ance
  • Those tat­toos are stock­ings
  • Don’t skimp on the knock­wurst
  • We all have a list, mine is just longer
  • The ducks don’t care that the peas are health­i­er for them
  • Hygien­i­cal­ly speak­ing, I’d soon­er kiss you than shake your hand
  • The secret to being well rest­ed is the sies­ta that pre­cedes the pre-sleep nap
  • If it’s not the sun, or the water, it’s the bugs
  • I have to accept the fact that some games I’m just nev­er going to win
  • Grav­i­ty claims anoth­er clum­sy adult
  • Hav­ing a doc­tor tell me that some­thing might take a full year to heal, and that’s only if I don’t re-injure it makes me want to just break it — since I believe that heals much faster
  • Restraint is the new deferred

Daily List for: 1/24/2015

  • Unless you’re a DJ spend­ing the day spin­ning isn’t much fun
  • I hate wrap­ping gifts, hate with a fiery pas­sion
  • Nut fla­vored cof­fee sounds gross, I can see why that name nev­er took off, thank you hazel­nut
  • It is actu­al­ly pos­si­ble to be busy and bored at the same time
  • Some peo­ple are tidy hoard­ers, that’s the song Elton John nev­er sings
  • Hat­ing my body late­ly, I’m a nev­er end­ing mix of dizzy and over­heat­ed or achy and cold, the fact that it’s 107° in Decem­ber isn’t help­ing mat­ters much
  • Some­times you need to pushed towards the precipice to appre­ci­ate the view
  • Rather than do the wrong thing for the right rea­son, some­times it’s just fun to be bad for pure­ly self­ish rea­sons
  • I checked, there is actu­al­ly NO rest for the wicked, it’s just a par­ty 24/7, but it’s a sausage­fest
  • All my best ideas run faster than me
  • Dutchie pies are the new fore­play

Daily List for: 8/5/2015

  • Give me the strength to accept the things I can­not change, and qual­i­ty whiskey for all the rest
  • Plan­ning and expe­ri­ence is the key to repeat­able suc­cess­es, any­one can get lucky once or twice
  • Music makes the mun­dane tol­er­a­ble
  • Let­tuce does not equal sal­ad
  • Pri­or­i­tize, pre­pare, pro­cras­ti­nate
  • Even­tu­al­ly I always use the things I’ve pur­chased, it just takes time, I’m a shop­ping clair­voy­ant
  • Many morn­ing I’m amazed this is my life, thanks every­one
  • The worst part of dri­ving away from the house is the look I get from upstairs cat as I pull away
  • I’m still think­ing about those dis­ap­point­ing scones from the oth­er day (see pre­vi­ous list)
  • Do you learn some­thing new every­day?, I do
  • Pro­lif­ic mak­ers impress the hell out of me, late­ly I’ve met a few, and those folks seem­ing­ly don’t sleep
  • Rela­tion­ships are about the lit­tle things in between the big things
  • Fra­grant is the new odif­er­ous

Daily List for: 7/10/2015

  • Per­son­al growth starts today, chal­lenge your­self
  • Embrace fail­ure
  • When you’re out with a friend, leave your cell at home
  • Order an extra slice, make it some­thing you’ve nev­er tried
  • Stay up late, read a book, draw, cook, bake, eat, drink
  • Take your favorite skill and teach it to some­one you love
  • Teach your­self a dis­ci­plined activ­i­ty, jug­gling, hand­stand, yoga
  • Don’t daw­dle, if you can do it slow, you can teach your­self to do it fast, if you nor­mal­ly do it fast, slow it down
  • Talk your way past a door­man, a secu­ri­ty guard or a movie the­ater tick­et tak­er, yes it’s wrong, but a lit­tle wrong can be fun
  • Main­tain a con­ver­sa­tion with your­self, we don’t judge
  • Crazy Hap­py is the new you

Daily List for: 1/24/2015

  • The secret to find­ing qual­i­ty con­trac­tors / free­lancers: Find peo­ple who val­ue their rep­u­ta­tion more than they val­ue your mon­ey
  • Sur­round your­self with peo­ple who make you hap­py, hope­ful­ly you make them hap­py too
  • Not every­one has an angle, some peo­ple are actu­al­ly nice

Daily List for: 3/4/2015

  • Some­days cre­ativ­i­ty flows like wine, oth­er days it flows like grav­el
  • I don’t need a straw, I have Twiz­zlers
  • Cats know, but they aren’t telling
  • Body lan­guage is uni­ver­sal
  • The inter­net isn’t real­i­ty, stop stress­ing over what oth­er peo­ple are sup­pos­ed­ly doing, and start doing your­self
  • Seize, Savor, Devour

Daily List for: 4/2/2013

  • Cof­fee is mag­ic
  • Wow, the horse I rode in on gets a lot of action
  • I’m pos­i­tive that my spir­it ani­mal is a kan­ga­roo
  • Some­times the love boat is full of sushi
  • On some projects you pull your belt tighter and lay back and recon­sid­er paint options for the ceil­ing
  • You’d think after 7 movies they’d be slight­ly less furi­ous
  • Is it weird that when­ev­er I see pan­das I think of the Brady Bunch car­toon
  • Not a fan of moist hand­shakes
  • NYC gets the salt right, but the rest of their pret­zel is wrong
  • Refills with cleav­age, sar­casm and a filthy smile is the rea­son I love this Star­bucks on Thurs­days
  • I make no excus­es, I make min­i­mal apolo­gies, I own my mistakes…you should try it
  • I’m sure your moth­er warned you about peo­ple like me
  • It was a sim­ple deal, can­dy, for a ride in a van… who doesn’t want to eat can­dy while tak­ing a ride?

Daily List for: 3/2/815

  • trendy thir­ty some­things will wait for­ev­er for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be trendy
  • free choco­late is the best choco­late
  • east and west is the new dyslex­ia
  • some names are hard­er to drop than oth­ers, said names can nev­er be picked-up again
  • TMI is not actu­al­ly too-much at 3am
  • YES it’s far, but they’re city miles not sub­urb miles
  • deal with it, you’re not even the sev­enth smartest per­son in this room
  • ramen is more trendy than boobs
  • Asian wives read Amer­i­can fash­ion mags like Latin wives read US week­ly, enthralled
  • Adi­das track suits are the new uni­form for 30s something’s ballers
  • pho refills is a thing, and it needs to be wide­spread, truth be told it might have been because I was the qui­et white guy din­ing alone
  • typ­ing code while watch­ing some­one code and lis­ten­ing to the talk about code is a learned and prac­ticed skill
  • being asked ‘do you read Japan­ese’ five times in an hour was per­haps the high­light of my trip, con­sid­er­ing the mag­a­zines I was look­ing at were Kore­an.
  • shoe choice is mis­sion crit­i­cal
  • kind­ness exists in urban cen­ters, it’s just hard­er to find


Daily List for: 3/9/2015

  • Some­times sleep is impos­si­ble
  • The process of wast­ing time look­ing at pro­duc­tiv­i­ty soft­ware so you don’t con­tin­ue wast­ing time, that’s so me — I’m the Sharpi­est pen in the pen draw­er — I’m in the mood for noo­dles, not just today, that’s a gen­er­al state­ment — Skimp on every­thing but; shoes, bras, beer and choco­late — Rather than spend­ing a life­time chas­ing an unob­tain­able per­fec­tion, learn to kiss real­ly well, the rest kind of works itself out

Daily List for: 2/2/815

  • Obses­sion isn’t sexy
  • If all you have is peanut but­ter, bread becomes a com­mod­i­ty
  • Dis­co is the new tai chi
  • Mind­ful absence is the goal, most days I’m just tardy, per­haps I’m mind­ful­ly tru­ant
  • No shirt, no shoes, no patchouli
  • When in doubt, promise noth­ing
  • Pay your con­trac­tors ear­ly and reap the kar­ma
  • Don’t pet the cat / dog / goat WHILE you do some­thing else, let the pet­ting be the thing you’re doing
  • Shut-up about your arter­ies and but­ter — smear some but­ter on it and live in the moment, you can wor­ry about your arter­ies when you’re alone and not eat­ing fresh bread.
  • Jump in a pud­dle, dance in your under­wear, go out com­man­do, dye your hair pink, wear sun­glass­es at night
  • Amidst the hav­oc, carve out 90 min­utes for plea­sure

Daily List for: 3/6/2015

  • Learn to find the beau­ty in every­one, the val­ue in every­thing, and the qui­et among the noise
  • Rather than being crit­i­cal, be help­ful
  • Why don’t doc­tors pre­scribe “3 hugs a day” seems to me that works won­ders for a vari­ety of ail­ments
  • Slow and steady, that’s the way you build a house of cards
  • I got a purim gift yes­ter­day, with­out that, I’d have no idea it was purim

Daily List for: 3/20/2015

  • The food train has no stops, you just enjoy the ride
  • You say chick­en, I taste hell­fire
  • When run­ning always have a snack in your shorts
  • Sup­pos­ed­ly wear­ing tights under your boots makes you look more casu­al
  • I am not impressed with your knit cap but your face top­i­ary is amaz­ing
  • Some Hookah bars nev­er open, I assume some nev­er close
  • The city of Con­cord sleeps well at night know­ing Grape­man is on the job
  • These lists get stranger when I spend the night out
  • The key to find­ing foods you enjoy is by try­ing foods you might hate

Daily List for: 3/5/2015

  • There should be a sign in every tat­too par­lor remind­ing peo­ple that skin ages but a bad deci­sion is eter­nal
  • Don’t com­plain about some­thing unless you’re will­ing to do some­thing about it
  • The only thing that should be wrapped around a piz­za crust is the per­son eat­ing it
  • Next time you order a drink in a bar, just for grins ask the bar­tender “is this the best kind of ice for this drink?” see what they say
  • Just because I’m not look­ing at you while you’re talk­ing to me doesn’t mean I don’t care what you’re say­ing, it might mean you have spinach in your teeth
  • I saw some­one take a bag of apples back to the mar­ket, her com­plaint ‘These just don’t taste app­ley enough’, it’s NEVER occurred to me to do this; using that approach,
     — ‘I’d like to return this half eat­en hoho, it wasn’t as ho(ish?) as the first half
     — ‘I’d like to return this cook­ing spray, I actu­al­ly DO believe it’s not but­ter’

Daily List for: 3/3/2015

  • Nev­er stop fail­ing
  • Make a list, do it in ink
  • Pour your­self a big glass of hap­pi­ness, make mine a dou­ble
  • Obses­sions are con­ta­gious
  • Stop com­plain­ing about things you can’t con­trol
  • Let it ride, Press it, Go all in
  • Be Spicy