Monday, February 27, 2012

Something a friend I made while I was in line at Low End Theory for Tokimonsta to always keep in mind,

He said this after I told him how powerful of an effect the medium film can have on an individual. I wanted to change the world with it. "I used to be like that, remember keep that fiery passion up." (something along those lines)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A clarifying conversation with D,

D: We grow thinking how can I change myself. When grown we realize how can we change the world with myself.

DT:I love that, so much.

What do you think of the concept of "going with the flow" and just winging it?

D: It's taking our abilities and letting it sing with the symphony of others.

Friday, February 24, 2012

What my best film friend said to me after I sent him this quote:

"People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you."

You are always endlessly inspirational.

Monday, February 20, 2012

One of the most genuine and nicest guy I had met in Vegas at Steve's Conscious Relationship Workshop,

Yes, same here! Keep exercising your courage (such as giving me your #) and your life will be rich and interesting. I really enjoyed getting to know you and I hope our paths intersect again.

If you have any doubts about guys or have other life questions, feel free to bounce them off me for feedback.

P.S. Both nights were a lot of fun--especially last night :p I wish I could take you with me for more! :)

Have a safe drive home. Take care.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Something a guy that worked at a coffee shop texted me after I asked him what constituted as a good hangout to get to know someone would be like for him, the same night I met him,

How I met him: I decided to walk into the coffee shop because it was empty and I wanted to sit in a fairly empty place to read my book "Happiness is a Serious Problem". As I was reading, I looked up and saw him mopping the floor. I wasn't planning on ordering any drinks that night but I found him attractive and used buying a drink as a bridge to compliment him.  I wanted to tell him that I found him good looking but instead it played out in this manner: I went up to him at the counter, browsed the menu, ordered a iced vanilla latte and complimented him on his voice. He has a Thom Yorke type of voice. We had a short conversation about reasons as to why we weren't capable of finishing books. I went back to my table and sat down to read until they closed the shop. As I left the coffee shop, he ran towards my direction and yelled out "hey". I turned around and thought I left something important back at the shop. He went up to me and gave me a piece of paper with his phone number on it. I thanked him and we went our separate ways.

"Case by case basis. To be honest, I want to get naked with you and have a deep conversation with you (no pun intended)."

Something Cam said to me in one of my first conversations on the phone with him back in July 2011,

"Fuck being too cool for shit."

Something a wonderful Stranger said to me when I went to see Ajapai by myself (first show I went to by myself); we were up front next to the stage and I was texting,

"Live in the present! Fuck your friend's problem!!"

Something helpful Ivan had said to me through text while I was drinking in SF for the first time,

"I can have fun without drinking"

Something Dennis Prager said at the back of his book "Happiness is a Serious Problem",

"Happiness Is an Obligation - to Yourself and to Others

Not only do we have a right to be happy, we have an obligation to be happy.  Our happiness has an effect on the lives of everyone around us - it provides them with a positive environment in which to thrive and to be happy themselves."

Something Adam said to me half a year ago,

PS- been finkin... haven't been laid in 19 months. but what if I did? I probably wouldn't have gotten close to anyone, still.  I mean like, what would I have to for it anyways? what does it matter? they would fade away upon me going to jail anyways... no one stays carin for me over a period of months... thank you for bein my friend [Once Again Dubstep Remix] like really, I'm so grateful to have you in my life. It's so fucking worth my recent lack of sex just to have met you, Dan Tam.  You're worth more than abstinance in the aphex of sexual gratification in a growing pubescent boiiiiii!!!!!!! You're my baby no matter what...

Something I said to a girl that I had never met, but admire through her words,

The posts you have written make you look more raw and human! Thank you for being so honest. If everyone was more honest to themselves and towards others, the world would be a much more understanding place because we will realize how similiar we all are.

A man by the name of Dennis Prager said something along the lines of: We tend to believe that other peoples relationships are better than they actually are. We tend to idealize what other people have.

I'm not quoting it for the relationship part, but quoting for the part where we tend to have this notion, this ideal about other people from the judgement of their exterior. Before reading your blog I had this notion that you were this super confident, collected, and happy person with no worries. But after reading your blog I see someone much more complex than that. I would have never even thought of you being someone that is insecure about themselves being awkward, a person that trips up and says all the "wrong" things.

I feel that it would be best for you to filter out the people you feel make you feel uncomfortable about what you have to say. There are no "wrong" or "awkward" things to be said when you are with people who genuinely like you, for you. Its okay to be acquaintances with them but to be close to them would be of hindrance to your soul and personality.

I love how honest you are about your self and hope that you keep that trait of yours thriving. We need more honest people in this world.

I find you very interesting and am intrigued to get to know you one day. If you ever need a genuine (ahaha yes I'm tooting my own horn) but also walking paradox of a personality to hang out with on a day you feel bored. You can always hit me up! We go to the same school, I believe!

I'm sure you know who I am. I was the one that asked you for your blog!

Have a great rest of your day and week (censored).
Keep your head above the water. <3

Something my first boyfriend had said to me,

Alex (June 22, 2011; 2:11PM): I have something to share with you, re-reading and rethinking about our relationship has brought up this old horrible feeling. 
I know I was your first serious relationship, and that you didn't really know what was going on most of the time psyche-wise, but you HAVE To bond with your partner. (I am not saying we didn't bond, I am saying we could've bonded better)
Something you have a hard time with is connecting on THEIR emotional or mental level. Bond with them, not over activities or silly dates (we did tons of that), bond with them emotionally, sit down, take their hand, and talk. just TALK, talk about their feelings, force them to share themselves.
We never did it, but I know I would've been a lot happier if we did. Something I felt throughout the entire thing was that you didn't care enough to try to reach deeper into me, into who I was. Now, I know that this isn't completely true, and there are factors that may change everything, such as my not completely being open with you, and that you not knowing what to say.
But you have to do it, you have to force it. "I shouldn't have to pressure you into sharing with me..." You're right, you SHOULDN'T have to, but sometimes you just do, sometimes, with some people, you just need to push a little bit for whatever reason. Life isn't set in stone, there's no perfect line to say to anyone, because everyone is generally different.
I don't know, I'm just going to incorporate this into future relationships, you might not have to, since you might meet a partner who's PERFECT at doing this. 
Point is, you suck at it, work at it. It's important, I guarantee you, if you succeed, you and that lucky person will be all the happier.