sunglasses and advil
Last night was mad real. Welcome to my summer of 2012. Look ma’, I’m actually using correct punctuation nowadays. Actually using capital letters. Am I also going to use complete sentences? Maybe. It’s still a blog and now that I’m doing this, I’m also realizing that I’m wasting a lot of extra keystrokes on the shift key. Oh well. This would be much easier on the iPhone, where it does all of this stuff for me, sorta. I’m pretty much a “send-key-fanatic” when I text, sending messages where commas should be, failing to have more than one complete sentence in most texts, and believing that “hahaha” constitutes a message in itself. I guess all of these extra keystrokes isn’t even that bad. It kinda looks more grown. Somewhat like when guys started wearing pants that actually fit and quit letting everyone see what color their underwear was. Talking to myself? Maybe. I swear it took me like a decade to realize that even though my skinny body frame could be compared to an Ethiopian boy, actually wearing clothes that fit me would make me look less ridiculous instead of looking like someone stole all of my clothes and Jonah Hill (not the skinny Jonah Hill, but the big one from Accepted) came to the rescue and said I could take any of his clothes to wear.
Complete sentences, complete thoughts, complete spelling. I could definitely use “U” instead of “you” and that would surely save me a couple keystrokes, but how much time am I actually saving? A few milliseconds, perhaps. It’s sort of like when drivers speed to save copious amounts of time to get to their destination, when in reality, they might just save a couple of minutes. That’s pretty negligible in my opinion, unless every minute to your destination counts. It’s the increase in speed over long distances that really make the difference.
Kind of like making changes in your life.
You can always try to make short term changes and tweaks and enter into the “win now” mode, maybe trying to rectify a mistake or improve a bad situation. But maybe it’s just actually changing the overall philosophy that will make the most effective improvements. I remember back when I first started undergrad, I thought I’d be able to cruise through my classes like I did during high school and still get decent grades. Unfortunately, that definitely was not the case. After every test, I’d say that I will make a change to study earlier and more often for the next one. What happened at the next test? The same thing. Haha it was like a revolving process, kinda like Groundhog Day or an attempt in trying to change the game in Vantage Point (horrible). It might have taken me a while, but I think I eventually changed my philosophy. Maybe I just got older and realized that even though I look like a kid, I can’t use that as an excuse to ef around anymore. I think the same goes for those in relationships trying to work things out.
Everyone has issues, but it’s up to you to implement long lasting change versus a short term fix. Last week I found out that the dish soap pump we have in the kitchen had a crack in it, and that’s why it kept leaking soap into the sink. I tried taping it up with masking tape to fix it. It still leaks and now I have to get a new one. I’m not saying if your gf/bf is stupid, to not try and fix them and just get a new one. Well, am I? No, I’m just saying if they are, just take masking tape to try and shut them up so that it gives you some time to find a new one.