I’m heading back east for at least a couple of months later tonight. I’ve liked being in Los Angeles so much more than I thought I would and am somewhat bummed to leave (though also excited for plans ahead). Below are some shots of the good times I’ve had since being out here. Please bring out the sunshine, east coast!
F: What is the thing that made you laugh the most this week?
L: I think I laughed the hardest this week when we were joking around at your apartment the other day. I know you have some video of my madness but I’m trusting you’ll keep it to yourself.
F: What is the most inspiring thing you heard recently?
Every crowd, sooner or later, will let you down.
The crowd contains a shoplifter, or a heckler, or an anonymous boor who leaves a snarky comment.
The crowd loses interest, the crowd denigrates the work, the crowd isn’t serious.
Worst of all, sometimes the crowd turns into a mob, out of control and bloodthirsty.
But people, people are real.
People will look you in the eye.
People will keep their promises. People can grow, can change, can be generous.
When in doubt, ignore the crowd (and forgive them). When possible, look for people instead.
Scale is overrated, again and again.
F: What picture most represents your time in LA?
L: This one.
F: What are you looking forward to the most in the next couple of months?
L: Lake Erie.
F: When and where will your next Disco Emporium sale be?
1) Louis C.K. on Why New York is better than L.A. (via Business Insider) I don’t always love his humor but I do really enjoy Louis C.K.’s perspectives on life. The whole NYC vs L.A. comparison is only a small part of this interview but makes for a good headline, I guess. Really the two cities are so different, in my opinion, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to dwell on which place is better. Anyway, a worthwhile read. -Lauren
2) Children Find Their Moms (via Aplus) If you are looking for something to sweeten up your day, watching children finding their moms while they are blindfolded will do the trick. –Farrell
3) Lazy: A Manifesto (via Tim Ferriss Podcast) is a 15 minute audio clip of a chapter in Tim Kreider’s book, We Learn Nothing. With humor, it speaks to our culture’s reliance on being so busy or too busy, almost as a status symbol. Food for thought. -Lauren
4) Call For Help (via This American Life) I can just barely imagine what it would be like to be in a serious emergency. This podcast is a collection of stories about people who were in need of serious help and what they went through during the process. –Farrell
5) 1.5 Million Missing Black Men (via NYTimes) This isn’t right. We need to do better. –Lauren
6) What Finger Length Reveals about your Personality (via Sunny Skyz) In case you were wondering how the length of your fingers relates to who you are, this article is for you! –Farrell
It’s been about six months since I left my job and hit the road, so to speak. This has definitely been a unique period of time and I feel grateful that I’ve been able to take this time, basically to just be. I have done and seen a lot over the past couple of months it’s nice to look back and remember that.
EATING kale and spinach salad with sunflower seeds and parmesan like no it’s nobody’s business.
WATCHING the first season of Nashville because I love anything that has Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights in it.
COMING down off of all the love, laughs and thoughtful things that happened to me in the past week. Thank you so much everyone!
THINKING about the ways in which the vagabond lifestyle, as discussed in this Tim Ferriss podcast, applies and doesn’t apply to my current reality.
CRAVING the grapefruit vanilla swirl ice cream at Sweet Rose Creamery.
EXCITED to have my flight booked for a visit back to Cleveland, then NYC in May!
I’m busy getting myself ready for The Disco Emporium‘s weekend at the LA Artists & Fleas market at the end of this week. I’ve spent many past afternoons wandering around the Williamsburg and Chelsea Artists & Fleas in NYC so it feels particularly exciting to be participating here this weekend in Los Angeles.
I’m having a great time developing this shop and I so appreciate all the positive feedback and support it’s been getting. If you’re reading in California, come by this weekend! If not, how about a weekend getaway?!