When I was 11 years old, my friend Austin told me that I should make the most of being 11 years old because, he said, one day I would be his age and wish I was 11 again. At the time, Austin was probably about 14 at the time. He said that life is more carefree when you are 11. I still remember where I was when he told me this. I still remember how, even though he would joke around a lot, he told me this with stern confidence. At the time I didn't understand what he meant. When I was 11, all I wanted to do was get older and have great experiences. Deep down inside me there is still an 11 year old kid that just can't wait to go to High School and get his license and eat outdoors right before graduation and attend a loud concert and go to prom and kiss a girl for the first time and watch rated R movies at 1 in the morning. Austin was right now and he was right then. You don't know it but you should really take advantage of how old you are right now because some day, when you're older, you'll wish you were young again.
Lev is writing out some sort of scholarship application and asked me whether he should use the term "Health Field" or "Health Industry". I Googled* both phrases and "Health Industry" has 12,000,000 more hits. This is the most popular terminology, so I recommended he use it. It's interesting how different life is now with computers and all.
*I have heard that the English language is one of the only languages that actively adopts nouns as verbs. "Googled", "Texted", and "Friended" (for example, I friended him on Facebook) are the most common among people who fall within the 14-23 age bracket.
I am going to buy a California State flag to hang over my bed. For some reason or another you are able to get just about any kind of flag on Amazon.com for 0.01 USD.
Here are some things that I thought of today that I want that may or may not exist...
1) Desaturation Glasses - Glasses that allow you to see the world in black and white.
2) Dark Bus - A relatively hollowed out bus that has been converted into a dark room.
3) Rave Glow Gloves - Soft, thin plastic gloves with the same properties as glow sticks.
4) Boxton, MA - A small town made of card board boxes. This might actually happen. The girls working at the Brooks/Brett cluster office asked Lev and I if we could think of anything interesting to do with the extra boxes that they have. They really liked the idea for Boxton and asked me if I wouldn't mind if they used it.
Last week the Cape Cod Times published a few of my photographs. It is kind of an odd caption to be associated with, but I don't mind.
I am actually mentioned in the article as "an aspiring and talented photographer." Not too shabby.