I seriously love Shark Tank.
One of the nuances that I’ve noticed is that whenever a shark starts their response to a pitch with “You know what, you remind me so much of myself when I was getting started…”, the likelihood of a deal happening drastically increases.
On one hand, it’s cool because it humanizes these very rich people and allows for a personal connection between entrepreneur and investor. But It kind of sucks for all the other people who’ve taken different roads towards a hopefully brighter future.
I think the point is that I also gravitate towards personal connections and it’s time to be real.
I just read back on my past Tumblr posts and I saw that I had written about Justin Timberlake. In that post, I posted a link to a video of people begging JT to make music again annnndd… he came out with a new song not too long ago.
But I didn’t really like it. I thought the beat was uninspiring and the chorus/hook even less inspiring. I’m still excited for his next album though.
I empathize with Matt Damon here. I watched this movie twice last week.
A few years ago, a dear friend of mine said something that I thought was incredibly profound at the time.
We were talking about relationships between boys and girls and what we thought constituted ‘cheating’ in a relationship. I don’t remember what he said word for word (it was 4+ years ago) but it was something to this effect:
I used to think cheating was sleeping with someone else, or maybe kissing someone else. But the more I think about it, it has to be anything that makes your other uncomfortable.
Maybe this explanation of cheating falls apart when you look at it from the perspective of individual relationships (there are probably some crazy obsessive people out there) or even just logically, but the idea of holding someone else’s sensitivities higher than even the justifications of your own semi-ambiguous actions was beautiful to me.
A great NBA commercial from last season.
INFO: This stray cat was filmed in Turkey( Kızılsaray district of Antalya ) trying to reanimate his female friend who got hit by a car. Even though some people tried to help him, the white cat wouldn’t let them come near for two straight hours. Finally a vet arrived and took the injured cat. Sadly, it was too late and he couldnt resuscitate the feline
I’m a cat person. Seriously though, this video is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen.
It was kind of a weird weekend. Weather’s in the 70’s this week.. but raining.
I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn’t matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me.”
I think about this quote every time I use Tumblr.
Happy Sunday! Hallelujah