Happiness

Last weekend, I had a conversation shout-fest with my friends about plastic surgery within LA County suburbia. 

Yesterday, I had a discussion stimulating sociological analysis with my best friend about plastic surgery within LA County suburbia, which led to value systems within different types of developed environments (e.g. urban and suburban).. which eventually led to a psychoanalysis of my own personal happiness. 

My best friend concluded that I need to stop worrying about long term goals and start focusing on smaller daily goals, especially given my New York City withdrawals. Anyway, I’ve decided to set aside 30 minutes a day to just write. In another blog, of course. Here goes nothing.

Missing that #LagunaBeach lifestyle. #OC (at Montage Resort & Spa)

Missing that #LagunaBeach lifestyle. #OC (at Montage Resort & Spa)

Before I moved to #NYC, I spent my #summer with some cute kids, getting a little handsy and prancing around to #GangnamStyle. Thanks for the #tbt pics, @rozelynn  (at Walnut, CA)

Before I moved to #NYC, I spent my #summer with some cute kids, getting a little handsy and prancing around to #GangnamStyle. Thanks for the #tbt pics, @rozelynn (at Walnut, CA)

FM Lookbook

#hot

FM Lookbook
#hot

Catching the #BillyontheStreet premiere tonight.

Catching the #BillyontheStreet premiere tonight.

One of the things I’m looking forward to when moving back to SoCal: free personal trainer / quality gym time with brother.

One of the things I’m looking forward to when moving back to SoCal: free personal trainer / quality gym time with brother.

Been dreaming of going back to school, especially this school. #Columbia

Been dreaming of going back to school, especially this school. #Columbia

Lovin’ the fact that this #LA office is so close to the #beach. Can’t wait to move in. #HermosaBeach (at Hermosa Beach Pier)

Lovin’ the fact that this #LA office is so close to the #beach. Can’t wait to move in. #HermosaBeach (at Hermosa Beach Pier)

#BayArea view from #TwinPeaks. Hella pretty, #SF.  (at Twin Peaks Summit)

#BayArea view from #TwinPeaks. Hella pretty, #SF. (at Twin Peaks Summit)

"As writers and artists, we cannot stand quietly by as we watch our fellow writers and journalists pressed into silence or risking prosecution and often drastic punishment for the mere act of communicating their thoughts."

Today’s top item in Book News: A group of more than 200 authors, including Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Jonathan Franzen, Günter Grass and Margaret Atwood, have signed an open letter — released in advance of the Sochi Olympics — criticizing recent Russian laws that “that place a chokehold on the right to express oneself freely.” The letter points to three laws that it says put writers at risk: “the so-called gay ‘propaganda’ and ‘blasphemy’ laws, prohibiting the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality and ‘religious insult’ respectively, and the recriminalisation of defamation.”

Read more here.

(via nprbooks)

(via npr)