Skinny Bits: 2.7.14

At the beginning of the year, I scrawled three words across a page in my journal: Enjoy. Focus. Simplify. In the last week, I’ve seen my life begin to sort itself around these ideas, especially “focus” and “simplify.” It feels good to zero in on being fully present in a few places as opposed to my usual practice of trying to be a little bit of everywhere at once.

Things I can’t get enough of right now:

  1. Songza. I’ve found a playlist called “Ride Around Shining” with UGK’s Pocket Full of Stones on it. Heaven.
  2. The TV show Lost Girl. Seriously. It’s so trashy good. Kinda like True Blood, back when it was trashy good and not just trashy.
  3. ┬áPart 2 of Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience.
  4. This video from Kid President.

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Skinny Bits 5.17.13

Lesson I’m learning: when my mind feels like it’s swirling out of control, I need to take a moment and stop. The swirling means I’m over stimulated. The answer isn’t more stimulus via music or some other distraction in my phone. The answer is to just stop everything.

I downloaded Eve’s new album Liplock and I love it. I didn’t expect to like anything so poppish and Euro-influenced, but I vibe to it. Even the first single “She Bad Bad”–which I thought was awful at first–grew on me. This isn’t a review or recommendation, by the way. I have long retired from debating and explaining my likes, so I won’t be responsible for you giving the album a listen.

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