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Aut viam inveniam aut faciam - I will either find a way or make one.
In the gray area between night and day, in the transition between awake and asleep, lies the world of dreams, a world of strange juxtapositions, of fears and loves, of the subconscious desires of the soul. This state, living on the edge between order and chaos, echoes the phase transition between solid and gas, between predictable, fixed structure and fluid, indeterminate freedom. Here, in all complex systems, resides the magical world of life, that state in which nature transcends mere being and erupts into a kaleidoscope of dynamic changes, a dance of delight in the beauty of creation.
"If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself," Pausch said. "The dreams will come to you."
Life is but a brief moment. The years go by quickly and old age arrives suddenly before we have an inkling. People desire so many things and waste their days in vain. Some yearn for gold, others for power, yet others for glory and a higher station. But when death's moment nears and they look back at their lives they've lived, they realize they've been happy only during those moments when they've loved. - vahamaki
The List Updated: 5/9/2008 1. Take a dance class 2. Join a bowling league 3. Learn how to speak Spanish 4. Own a home close to the beach 5. Get my B.A. (1 semester away!) 6. Ride a motorcycle 7. Race a car 8. Visit ALL 50 states: 6/50 9. Scuba dive 10. Write a musical piece 11. Take pole dancing classes 12. Learn how to cook – maybe not? 13. SKY DIVE 14. Backpack in a different country 15. See the Eiffel Tower 16. Go skinny dippin’ 17. Travel on a train (I’ve never been on one) 18. Trace my roots (about 3 generations back on my mothers fathers side so far) 19. Run a marathon 20. See a Broadway Play (on Broadway) 21. Make my own haunted house for Halloween 22. Plant my own garden 23. Ride in a hot air balloon 24. Snowboard 25. Ski 26. Go horseback ridding 27. Go to a strip club/bar 28. Go to a ROCK concert 29. Have one of my photographs published in something 30. Lay in the Dead Sea 31. Go to a Rocky Horror Picture Show 32. Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans 33. Move outside of the OC 34. Fly a kite (I have one, I just have to fly it now) 35. Take a road trip up Cali 36. Camp on the beach 37. Countdown to the new year in Times Square 38. Vacation in Greece 39. Streak 40. Go ACROSS the Golden Gate Bridge 41. Shoot a gun 42. Learn how to drive a stick shift 43. Finish a F*ing scrapbook (I've been trying to finish one since 2003) 44. Go to Australia 45. Go to Italy 46. Go to France 47. Go to England 48. Go to Ireland 49. Go to Brazil
Crossed off (I didn't # the list before 3/08): Make my own Halloween Costume 10/2005 Learn how to surf 8/2005 Buy my own surfboard 7/2007 Visit Wine Country (Napa, Ca.) 6/2007 Get a tattoo 12/2006 Go to a gay club 8/2006 (Tiger Heat w/ Jack) Try escargot 3/2007 Ace a math class (did it 2x actually) 7 & 8/2006 Try modeling 5-8/2006 See a Broadway Play (Wicked/Ave Q) 3/2007 . 10/2007 Make a snow angel 11/2004 Go on a cruise 1/2006 & 3/2008 Ride in a taxi 4/2005 in NYC See all of the Star Wars movies - up to that point I hadn't seen ONE of them, seriously - 7/2007 Compete in a pageant 2/2005 See a natural waterfall 1/2007 50. Have a big house party (wasn't on the actual list but I've always wanted to do it) 5/24/2008
People I want to meet/have met: Dita Von Teese, Randy Pausch (RIP), Dave Brubeck MET HIM 10/26/2008, Dane Cook, Bobby Lee, Bill Clinton (he seems like fun), Suze Orman, Chelsea Handler, Jim Gaffigan, the rest of my family in Argentina, and the guy who made this http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end
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August 7th, 2007, 9:59 PM
8.07.07 - Daydreaming
This past weekend in Las Vegas I couldn't get over how many awesome advertisements there were. The styles, the fonts, colors, photographs, sayings, "deals"..it was pretty much a walk though an art exhibit for myself. It just made me wonder about my major and this whole advertising gig I want to get into. I hope it works out because I really enjoy the art and psychology of advertisements. I would LOVE love love love LOVE to work in the heart of L.A.! And if I worked out in L.A. I'd move to Long Beach. I used to dream of working 60+ hour weeks to get my advertisement out in some cool magazine like Cosmo or anything big. Of course..that will not be for YEARS but I can dream. I just have a feeling that..its not going to be as cool as what I think it is. But since my mind never..NEVER..stops thinking I thought of a second path for myself. If this whole advertising deal doesn't work out I'd like to flip houses. You know..where you buy a dump of a house, fix it up, and make money buy selling it? Yeah..its crazy and I'll have to have money before I can even get close to this idea..but I think I'd really enjoy it, even all the stress that comes along with it. Or at least staging a house for open houses. That’s where you decorate it so the prospective buyer can imagine how the house would look lived in. But..thats way far off as well. Right now I just need to focus on school and getting myself out there networking wise. But I can't help but daydream about all the possibilities.
American Beauty, Chicago, Creep Show, Fight Club, Four Rooms, Grease, Hannibal, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, L.A. Story, Moulin Rouge, Mr. Holland's Opus, Office Space, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Revenge of the Nerds, Saw, Seven, Star Wars, Swingers, The Birdcage, The Celebration, The Signal, The Silence of the Lambs, The Usual Suspects, The Wedding Singer, YPF, Zodiac
Songs by these artists:
Dave Brubeck is my idol.
Abba, Cake, Cranberries, Damien Rice, Dean Martin, Diamond Nights, Feist, Goldfrapp, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Jimmy Eat World, Maroon 5, MGMT, Michael Bublé, No Doubt, Owl City, Phoenix, Porcupine Tree, Psapp, Lit, Regina Spektor, She Wants Revenge, Sublime, The Beatles, The Blow, The Killers, The Postal Service
Favorite TV Shows:
Mad Men, Six Feet Under, 24, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Home Movies, anything CSI or murder mystery based
The Last Lecture, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Favorite Video Games:
Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, Wii Fit, Guitar Hero, Paper Mario, Sims