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

    ‪#‎exces­sivenotes‬

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: 4/7/2015

  • You’d hate a mile in my shoes, you’ll feel every bump, stum­ble on every crack
  • Cof­fee is a cream deliv­ery sys­tem, much like pret­zels are a method to eat mus­tard with­out look­ing fool­ish
  • I’m com­pul­sive with­out being obses­sive
  • Good soft­ware is exceed­ing­ly rare, and what makes it good is what it doesn’t do as much as what it does do
  • Peo­ple spend entire­ly too much time defin­ing sex­u­al­i­ty, I think those are the same peo­ple who are lying about their own
  • Some non-choco­late eggs are albi­no
  • The only place you can get to by your­self is nowhere you want to be
  • Mod­er­a­tion is an option when exces­sive­ness fails you
  • Sim­ple math is worth triple check­ing
  • Why are we teach­ing cal­cu­lus before we teach how to bal­ance a check­book, or how to make your­self a healthy break­fast
  • Peo­ple need to learn to be open about what makes them weird
  • Dark glass­es and head­phones don’t deter Gap sales­peo­ple, most oth­er sales peo­ple get the mes­sage
  • I love that the Star­buck barista blush­es when I ask her to leave room in my cof­fee for a fist of cream
  • Exper­i­men­ta­tion is about fail­ure, you don’t learn from suc­cess
  • Hav­ing peo­ple is the key, took me 3 decades to real­ize that

Daily List for: 2/4/2015

  • When in doubt, slight smile, eye con­tact and a firm hand­shake
  • I don’t actu­al­ly care what hap­pens in your bed­room, that’s your busi­ness, unless you’re invit­ing me in, then I need details so I know how to dress
  • First Date Favorites; cof­fee: light roast, black, adult bev­er­ages: Gen­tle­man Jack, pie: pump­kin pie
  • I respect any­one who finds com­fort and answers in faith, I also respect those who don’t, it’s real­ly nobod­ies busi­ness which group I belong to
  • I was so relieved to learn that duck sauce con­tained no actu­al ducks
  • Over­sleep­ing is the Jor­dan Almond in the whit­mans sam­pler of pro­duc­tiv­i­ty
  • You have noth­ing to be self con­scious about, every­thing that makes you dif­fer­ent, makes you unique, embrace unique

Daily List for: 4/6/2015

  • You can’t enjoy the ups with­out suf­fer­ing the downs, it’s just the way it is
  • The ride, ends, have your return tick­et ready
  • laugh­ter, hops, fil­tered water and a qual­i­ty nosh
  • It may be ugly, but it tastes good
  • Play­ing a lying game with your spouse of near­ly 30 years and com­plete­ly fool­ing each oth­er every round, hilar­i­ous
  • Real­ly? no eat­ing in the car? How long do you hon­est­ly expect that to last
  • I didn’t say I didn’t like the blouse, I said I think it’s designed to be worn over some­thing, per­son­al­ly that makes me like it more
  • First Date Favorites; Soup: Beef Pho, Appe­tiz­ers: Pigs in a Blan­ket, Sal­ad: Chick­en Cae­sar (with anchovies), Mor­tal Kom­bat Com­bat­ant: Sonya Blade
  • I’d rather be warm than safe
  • It’s not in my abil­i­ty to ignore some­thing that’s both­er­ing me
  • Any­time, Any­where that’s where I’ll meet you, ( 1942 in war-ton Moroc­co, pour me a drink, I’ll be there )
  • I’m not afraid of any­thing but los­ing you, that ter­ri­fies me

Daily List for: 2/3/2015

  • Nobody promised you hap­pi­ness or suc­cess, fight for it, scratch, claw, climb earn your hap­pi­ness through sweat and hard work
  • Reward your­self, take your­self on a me date every now and then
  • I can think of no one I’d rather grow old with than you, every wrin­kle is a sto­ry, every gray hair a chap­ter in our lives
  • Pet peeve: When peo­ple assume that the odds on flip­ping a coin, or rolling dice, ever change, irre­gard­less of what the pre­vi­ous result was, the odds nev­er change
  • Favorite sound: Trains in the dis­tance
  • Break­fast for din­ner equals Brin­ner, and it’s the great­est thing ever, Brin­ner is 2.6% bet­ter than Brunch, and it’s supe­ri­or­i­ty over the poor­ly con­ceived Lun­ner is immea­sur­able.
  • Hav­ing you by my side makes me feel like I can accom­plish any­thing

Daily List for: 2/2/2015

  • Every­day is a reboot
  • Some­days the storm rolls in with­out warn­ing
  • If you could see your­self through my eyes you’d real­ize how aston­ish­ing­ly beau­ti­ful you tru­ly are
  • Sil­ly is the new mature
  • I’d hap­pi­ly trade gold for laugh­ter, laugh­ter is lighter
  • When goats dine with ducks, the goats bring the kids, but the ducks deal with the bill
  • Any­thing worth cry­ing about is worth talk­ing about
  • Did the Jus­tice League of Amer­i­ca have a kitchen? If so, who cooked? What was their spe­cial­ty?
  • First-Date Favorites; smell: hazel­nut, col­or: ver­mil­lion, bond-film: Live and Let Die, yogurt: black-cher­ry, item-of-cloth­ing: a pullover hood­ie, fash­ion acces­so­ry: my thin chain­maile bracelet, activ­i­ty: kiss­ing
  • Fact: I’m phys­i­cal­ly a morn­ing per­son, and men­tal­ly a night owl
  • If con­sumers learned to do some sim­ple math while gro­cery shop­ping, we’d prob­a­bly have bet­ter pric­ing, smarter con­sumers and more super­mar­ket fires

Daily List for: 4/4/2015

  • If com­pen­sa­tion for pain and suf­fer­ing is real, to whom do I talk to about the time I spent watch­ing CSI Cyber
  • The flesh is weak

  • Deca­dence is the new con­ser­v­a­tive
  • Loud is just a whis­per with feel­ing
  • I find you fas­ci­nat­ing and would love to (social­ly accept­able verb here) you

  • Nev­er stray from what makes you hap­py
  • You have the hips of a temptress, the eyes of a sor­cer­ess, and the mouth of sailor on shore leave
  • I know it’s only 8 am and too ear­ly for a drink drink, but it’s okay this also has cof­fee in it
  • We share the beach, with our eyes closed, and our brains open
  • Today my safe word is ‘please don’t’
  • From up here, you total­ly can see how crazy I actu­al­ly am, how the hell are we get­ting down?
  • Let’s start with dessert and then see if we’re actu­al­ly inter­est­ed in din­ner

Daily List for: 2/1/2013

  • A new month brings a new start, don’t let the mis­takes you made last month dark­en your mood this month, let it go and move on

  • If you’re a half-mocha soy lat­te kin­da per­son please step away from the actu­al cream — there’s noth­ing for you there
  • Smiles are accu­mu­la­tive
  • Most upper-west-side dogs dress bet­ter than me
  • Between Heav­en and Hell is the Lin­coln Tun­nel
  • Hap­py sig­nif­i­cant oth­ers far less con­fronta­tion­al exis­tence
  • Most orga­ni­za­tion­al chal­lenges can be solved the night before, take 20 min­utes make a list of what you need to accom­plish the night before
  • Embrace the imper­fec­tions and flaws in every­thing and every­one
  • Good piz­za is worth dri­ving for
  • Friends are the egg in the latke of life

Daily List for: 4/3/2015

  • You know you have a prob­lem when your dry clean­er asks you about 6 sep­a­rate stains and the answer to each is cheese
  • There’s always a drink for the third mus­ke­teer
  • It’s you that winds me up, lets me go, spin and stum­ble to and fro, up the incline, down into supine, only to real­ize, that you’re enjoy­ing my undo­ing
  • Those who live in glass bake shops shouldn’t throw scones
  • The answer is always yes, unless you give me a rea­son to no you
  • I’m not influ­enced by what peo­ple do, I’m inspired by the grace with which the do it
  • My church has stools
  • I can spend hours hid­ing in your hug, inhal­ing your spice and qui­et­ly bask­ing in the rhyth­mic tim­pani that is your sound­track
  • Con­fi­dence comes from know­ing that your friends will help you achieve all your goals
  • By all accounts the man flee­ing the heist at the pros­thet­ics store was unarmed
  • Some­times the sub­text is too sub­tle