I highly recommend falling for a guy from Louisiana.
Really. If for no other reason but the joy of having live crawfish sent to your nyc apartment. From the moment of seeing these little buggers crawl around in water to "purge" to pouring them perfectly cooked on a newspaper covered table, opening up a cold beer and eating until your nose runs and your lips burn.
I guess you don't really need the LA guy part, but that's part of the fun. Do it. Really. It was my first crawfish experience and I wouldn't have it any other way...
I copied this from another site - wish I could remember which one because it's brilliant.
Running is beautiful in its simplicity. We set the body in motion and keep it in motion. Okay, so how do we do this? Well, we lift and drop one foot in front of the next. We also breathe. Eventually, we vary speed and distance. That’s it. Like I said, it really is quite simple. Still, talk to most people and they’ll avoid a run like it’s the plague. Running is difficult on the mind and body. Naturally, we tend to avoid it, ignoring the simple notion that our greatest gains are found in the exact places we choose not to go. It’s the one cardiovascular exercise I have never heard associated with the body “peaking out.” If you get into the habit of running a few days a week for a few months, you will lose weight, and you will feel stronger, and you will be a happier person. Someday, perhaps I’ll put some depth into my physical and psychological claims, but today, let’s remain on the task of breaking ground.
There is one constant that holds firm in every aspect of my training - from running a 5k to teaching a spin class to lifting weights to doing power yoga to training for the 26.2 miles of a marathon. In my mind, I’ve come to label it as The Push. In terms of running, it means a variety of things. It means when you wake up in the morning and don’t feel like going for a jog, The Push gets you out of bed, puts you on the road. It means when you’re out on the road and you’ve committed to running 5 miles, you don’t pull up at 3 because 3 is “good enough”. It means that if you’re comfortable running a 9 minute mile, The Push lowers your pace to an 8:45, or an 8:30, or a 7:30 because it’s possible, because when you commit to letting it kick in, the option of selling short simply fades away.
And if none of the above is clicking for you, if it’s too much rhetoric, then just be superficial. Look better, be reminded what Spring looks like, meet hot people doing it. Whatever it takes. Get out and go. After all, summer is coming.
About the sentence is - Stefan Sagmeister's own words:
"I rarely obsess about things in my private life. I fail to care about the right shade of green for the couch, the sexual secrets of an ex-lover or the correct temperature of the meeting room AC. I don’t think I miss much.
However, I do obsess over our work and think that a number of our better projects came out of such an obsession. Doodling obsessively onto a poster depicting a headless chicken and an obsession with white angry monkeys that ultimately led to the giant inflatable animals all over Scotland are just two such examples.
From Bernd and Hilda Becher’s obsessive need to record every water tower to On Kawara’s date paintings and James Turrell’s Roden Crater, obsessions seem to be an important ingredient in the work of many of our favorite contemporary artists. Obsessions make my Life worse and my Work better.* *”Think dangerously, act safely” is a close relative - possibly its uncle -from my mentor Tibor Kalman. - Stefan Sagmeister
The design is created using four different shades of pennies. Sorted by color, then laid out on tiles.Set it and forget it! Check out links below to see what happened. Very Cool.