coloring outside the lines
Great stuff from boxes and arrows:
Then we went to school and were taught to color inside the lines, that everything had its place and the world was ordered. But, outside of school, there was still the chaos of life to revel in, the unexplored woods at the end of the street where nothing was ordered and we could be cowboys or astronauts or presidents. We learned to balance the structure of school with the infinite possibilities of playtime.
Now we are grown and the ordered world of work weighs us down. The deadlines line up one after the other, and everything is and must be in its place. We create order and structure so others can find their way in the chaos. And we wonder if we are really, truly, happy. ... Many of us have forgotten how to work to live and instead live for work.
So, go—play in the woods, color outside the lines. If you let the passion you have for your work seep back into the rest of your life, the rewards will come full circle.
Good thoughts, and there's more to it. Go here to read it.
riddle me this
Every once in a while, we stuble upon something that aches to be shared. We often can't explain them. We can't even try. Sarah the grad student intern found this over the weekend. For the full effect, walk through the following steps:
- go to Linens and Things
- go to Bedding > Comforters > Print (which is here)
- click on the third page of comforters (which is here)
- click on Lotus Blossom, by Nicole Miller (here)
- click on the photo, to enlarge it (here)
- enlarge it one more time by clicking on the photo (here)
What you end up with is this:
Who knows? I've stopped trying to explain the Internet.
update: I tried looking up "bag of plagues" at PriceGrabber.com, and it came up with this: Your search for "bag of plagues" was unsuccessful, try a more specific search term. Did you mean Office 2000 Pro (Full Product)?
update 2: I think it's no longer at Linens and Things' site ... guess the flood of traffic from Pure Content tipped off their referral logs. Luckily I saved the image before they took it down.
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