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The Holstee Manifesto has helped me see clearly in moments when thoughts and emotions caused confusion. Life is simple. We should go after what we want.

The Holstee Manifesto has helped me see clearly in moments when thoughts and emotions caused confusion. Life is simple. We should go after what we want.

Wow. This is what my dreams look like.

Wow. This is what my dreams look like.

(Source: simplypi)

This song makes me wish I was laying poolside in L.A. somewhere.

I want this. Eerily beautiful. I would be conscious of what room in the house I were to put it on, but I love the simplicity of the design and can imagine the fascination guests would have each time they did something as simple as opening the door.

ap-a-two-sis:

Okay, this is going into my must-haves for the Zombie Apocalypse! Not so much for every day life.

I want this. Eerily beautiful. I would be conscious of what room in the house I were to put it on, but I love the simplicity of the design and can imagine the fascination guests would have each time they did something as simple as opening the door.

ap-a-two-sis:

Okay, this is going into my must-haves for the Zombie Apocalypse! Not so much for every day life.

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apatwosis-deactivated20111022 said: I was visiting a good friend and his wife today, and the conversation steered towards complimenting strangers when you find them attractive, or even if they've done something to impress you (it is well documented in the annals of Psychology that positive reinforcement is the strongest motivator). No strings attached. Just a friendly "tip of the hat" to brighten their day.

I saw your profile on Twitter (my friend Holly follows you, and you know how Twitter loves to recommend people, ad nauseam) and subsequently perused your blog. But your profile pic kept haunting me, like that lone spider web that just doesn't seem to want to come loose, no matter how many times you've think you've got it.

You are impressionably cute! I just wanted you to know that your pic made one hell of an impression.

(Additional points for expanding your horizons through books and not spending all your waking free time plastered to the TV, soaking up all the reality TV you can, which seems to be the trend these days.)

I appreciate your kind words. Definitely a breath of fresh air in an increasingly virtual world that seems to only highlight negative judgements. 

I love reading, mostly because it means I am constantly learning, having access to other great minds and their thoughts. Your tumblr page is very interesting and as a fellow “geek”, I enjoyed your posts, they make me want to publish more.

I hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks again for your kind words.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who  are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at  the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but  burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like  spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight  pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
- Literary iconoclast, Jack Kerouac

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

- Literary iconoclast, Jack Kerouac

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

Rosemarie Urquico (via kblitz)

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Crack the shutters open wide, I want to bathe you in the light of day.

The Holstee Manifesto has helped me see clearly in moments when thoughts and emotions caused confusion. Life is simple. We should go after what we want.

The Holstee Manifesto has helped me see clearly in moments when thoughts and emotions caused confusion. Life is simple. We should go after what we want.

(Source: simplypi)

Wow. This is what my dreams look like.

Wow. This is what my dreams look like.

(Source: simplypi)

This song makes me wish I was laying poolside in L.A. somewhere.

I want this. Eerily beautiful. I would be conscious of what room in the house I were to put it on, but I love the simplicity of the design and can imagine the fascination guests would have each time they did something as simple as opening the door.

ap-a-two-sis:

Okay, this is going into my must-haves for the Zombie Apocalypse! Not so much for every day life.

I want this. Eerily beautiful. I would be conscious of what room in the house I were to put it on, but I love the simplicity of the design and can imagine the fascination guests would have each time they did something as simple as opening the door.

ap-a-two-sis:

Okay, this is going into my must-haves for the Zombie Apocalypse! Not so much for every day life.

(via apatwosis-deactivated20111022)

apatwosis-deactivated20111022 said: I was visiting a good friend and his wife today, and the conversation steered towards complimenting strangers when you find them attractive, or even if they've done something to impress you (it is well documented in the annals of Psychology that positive reinforcement is the strongest motivator). No strings attached. Just a friendly "tip of the hat" to brighten their day.

I saw your profile on Twitter (my friend Holly follows you, and you know how Twitter loves to recommend people, ad nauseam) and subsequently perused your blog. But your profile pic kept haunting me, like that lone spider web that just doesn't seem to want to come loose, no matter how many times you've think you've got it.

You are impressionably cute! I just wanted you to know that your pic made one hell of an impression.

(Additional points for expanding your horizons through books and not spending all your waking free time plastered to the TV, soaking up all the reality TV you can, which seems to be the trend these days.)

I appreciate your kind words. Definitely a breath of fresh air in an increasingly virtual world that seems to only highlight negative judgements. 

I love reading, mostly because it means I am constantly learning, having access to other great minds and their thoughts. Your tumblr page is very interesting and as a fellow “geek”, I enjoyed your posts, they make me want to publish more.

I hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks again for your kind words.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who  are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at  the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but  burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like  spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight  pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
- Literary iconoclast, Jack Kerouac

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

- Literary iconoclast, Jack Kerouac

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A response to Date a Girl Who Reads

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

Rosemarie Urquico (via kblitz)

(via themonicabird)

(Source: blitzkreigkate, via themonicabird)

Crack the shutters open wide, I want to bathe you in the light of day.

(Source: darbysouth)

"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes."

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