Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 -- week 4 of #projectlife -- ridiculous kittenz

at least once a day i'm blown away by the ridiculousness of my kittenz. they eat my candy, drink my milk, steal my tuna, cover up and hide their vomit, pull my underwear out of the drawer, and run through the apartment running into things. it's insane. i live in an insane asylum.

every once in a while i fight back. like this week, when i dressed them up in my scarf and rcg's glasses and took blackmail photos. it doesn't matter what i was blackmailing them about; they're cats, they didn't listen and they don't care. but they're adorable as tiny hipster kittenz.

other ridiculous kittenz:
the kitten mittons commercial: this kills me. every. time.
sail cat: i could watch this on repeat for hours.

ps. happy birthday to my beautiful mildred, who is 6 years old today.

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 -- week 3 of #projectlife -- perspective

this week (week 3) i had the honor of making some new furry friends, bernoulli and cassiopia. i've met both of them countless times before but every time i've tried to hang out with them, they've been very resistant. noulli is bipolar; one minute he's begging for snacks, the next he's growling and temperamental. and cassie, despite being a herding dog, is the shyest puppy you've ever met. but all that changed this week -- this week, their papa was away from home and i was tasked with checking in on them. i figured they would be stand-offish, per usual, but the from the moment i walked in the door, they were my best friends. and it made me think about how much of a difference a new perspective can make.

humans, like these pups, are quick to judge and slow to change, wanting to stay in their comfort zone, often to the detriment of themselves, but, amazingly, a tiny adjustment to your perspective can change everything. that's why i feel so strongly about stepping out of your comfort zone, of trying new things, of experimenting, because without stretching your brain, your viewpoint remains the same. and while you're absolutely amazing the way you are, the world is constantly changing, and it seems only reasonable to grow and change with it. and, of course, having a positive perspective on life is key. everything happens for a reason; even the horrible and ugly things have a silver lining. change the way you think about life, and your life will change.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 -- week 2 of #projectlife -- the international dateline

i have traveled to some pretty far off places, but i've never had the pleasure of crossing the international dateline until this trip. it's super weird. flying west takes 20ish hours from start to finish, but in calendar/clock time it takes two days. meanwhile, flying east takes ~48 hours, but you get to relive the same day twice. in our case it was january 5, 2015. the first january 5th was spent exploring narita, japan, eating our faces off, while the second, after a 12 hour flight, was spent at LAX reading, catching up on email, and being annoyed that we weren't home with the kittenz.
side note: can someone please explain to me how the international dateline works? i've spent a lot of time trying to figure it out, but it's just one of those things i can't wrap my brain around. maybe having a globe would help?