Wow, you’re gonna have
to buy a lot of spray cans
to paint that turd gold.

—Found haiku in Veep (Season 1, Episode 4)

Ina gets the day off from school in Crozet, Virginia


Sunset at Seabright State Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Our last night in California before heading back to Virginia.

Seabright State Beach in Santa Cruz, California

From then on I swore
I would devote my life to
avoiding huge ships.

—Found haiku in Amazon customer review of How to Avoid Huge Ships (source)

  • Paul: Between friends…
  • C.J.: Yeah.
  • Paul: Is the water over your head?
  • C.J.: No. The water’s exactly at my head.

— From an episode of The West Wing

Don't recruit me, bro.

Making the least of my business network since 2006.

PDX really,
truly is the best airport
in the USA.

—Found haiku in Yelp review of Portland International Airport (source)

Errands are so effective at killing great projects that a lot of people use them for that purpose. Someone who has decided to write a novel, for example, will suddenly find that the house needs cleaning. People who fail to write novels don’t do it by sitting in front of a blank page for days without writing anything. They do it by feeding the cat, going out to buy something they need for their apartment, meeting a friend for coffee, checking email. “I don’t have time to work,” they say. And they don’t; they’ve made sure of that.

— Paul Graham in his essay, Procrastination

It’s going to end
up a bit clumpy, but those
clumps are delicious.

—Found haiku in Ask MetaFilter comment for Small food things that are appreciated. (source)

Ina at dance practice in Crozet, Virginia

Previously: “Daisy’s 8-year-old sister showed me her website this morning…”

Daisy at Monterey State Beach in Sand City, California

Monterey State Beach in Sand City, California

Previously: Wave runners

What’s urgent are emails, texts, tweets, calls, and news.

What’s important is spending a thousand hours to learn a new skill that will really help you in your life or work. What’s important is giving your full undistracted attention to the important people in your life. What’s important is taking time to get exercise, or to collect and share what you’ve learned.

But none of these things will ever be urgent.

So you have to ignore the tempting cries of the urgent, and deliberately choose what you know is important.

— Derek Sivers on the meaning of life

Monterey Bay Aquarium with Daisy

Previously: Fisheye (2012)