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HabitCraft: the Art of Behavior (Part 1)

July 16, 2010

Everybody likes to tell you how bad your habits are. They think you should change them in order to be better at life. Lets be honest; habitually getting up at 4pm every day is no good for getting a job, habitually eating is bad for your waistline, and habitually drinking is bad for your social life.

Good habits seem to be rare, and when they do pop up they tend to get in the way when you least want them there, like habitually checking the time.

The problem is that while the universe wants to tell you how to get rid of your bad habits, no one wants to help you make good ones. No one talks about what a habit really is, or how it really affects you. No one is an expert in HabitCraft. Read more…

What You Really Really Want

July 15, 2010

It may come as a shock to the zero people who read my blog right now, but I don’t think I can really think of a time when I haven’t been dirt broke. This includes when I lived with my mother, way back in the day, because even then I was conscious of money and the lack of it. My family – all of it – worked at the local casino. None of my them have ever really made all that much money, and so I got used to avoiding it entirely. Read more…

Force Ignorance, Feign Bliss

July 15, 2010

When your being hounded by the real world, it can be difficult to carry on. Forces beyond your control will always be at work, but dealing with the stress of such situations can be more than any normal psyche can handle. This simple fact, coupled with the human brains unique ability to synthesize happiness from undesirable situations, presents an interesting opportunity for those of us who are, for lack of a better term, ass fucked by life. Read more…

Noodles and the End of Your World

October 28, 2009

Noodles

Noodles to me represent a lifestyle. It sounds kind of stupid, but it could be so much worse. I could be talking about boxes of chocolate. Instead I bring you a tale of apathy. A story of giving up. A chronicle of what life was to me.

For two months, all I ate was noodles

All I could afford was noodles. Ramen, Penne, Speggis. They made up my one meal a day. My life revolved around keeping the noodles coming. Read more…