Jack the Soundtripper
Haven’t done this in forever, but… I like Black Buttes and I cannot lie. 

Also, yes, we’re eating a camel. Going Egyptian, baby.

Haven’t done this in forever, but… I like Black Buttes and I cannot lie.

Also, yes, we’re eating a camel. Going Egyptian, baby.

Someone had fun on the gym floor… or not? Idunno. Hashtagsadface.

Someone had fun on the gym floor… or not? Idunno. Hashtagsadface.

Self explanatory. #food

Self explanatory. #food

Yak burger for lunch and antelope salad with goat cheese for dinner. Yes, a f@$!ing antelope. #bitchimatiger #sammyswildgame

Yak burger for lunch and antelope salad with goat cheese for dinner. Yes, a f@$!ing antelope. #bitchimatiger #sammyswildgame

at Hermann Park

at Hermann Park

Mom’s #birthday in a few hours. It’s not an aquamarine (her birthstone), but close enough? Also, since I never got to get my dad his birthday present last August, figured now’s the best time to make up for it. Better late than never, I suppose.

Hope they like it!

Mom’s #birthday in a few hours. It’s not an aquamarine (her birthstone), but close enough? Also, since I never got to get my dad his birthday present last August, figured now’s the best time to make up for it. Better late than never, I suppose.

Hope they like it!

Airhead

The best way to tell what kind of person someone is isn’t in their eyes, or their demeanor - it’s in the sound of their breath. It’s when you’re able to hear a person’s breathing that you can tell exactly who they are and what they’re capable of - the eager panting of a child at play, the forceful puffing of an athlete breaking his limits. The sound of ecstasy as two lovers’s gasps echo in sync. The controlled breathing of a predator closing in for the kill. The defeated sigh of a man strained to the very edge of his wire.

I was never told this directly; booming laughter gave way to wistful sighs in the night as my father waxed nostalgic to a friend in the patio, my presence unnoticed as I lay still on that beat-up couch underneath the open window, the warm night breeze and my snuffling breaths belying my overactive mind and prying ears. I could hear him chuckling deeply as he shared this philosophy of sorts to his friend, pausing to guzzle and snort out his half-pint as his friend amusedly shared his own lewd story of gasping lovers.

And then that sigh. That defeated, tired sigh of my father’s. At that moment I could feel his gaze towards me, directly upon me, and I shuddered though the night was warm. I squeezed my eyes shut and listened no more, trying to shut out the thoughts circling in my young, slightly manic mind.

Because if the best way to read a person was through the sound of his breathing, what could my dad read in mine? What could he, hell, what could the world see in a boy with an overly large head stuffed with airy ideas and weighty imaginings? What kind of person could belong to those congested, asthmatic gasps of a child just barely clinging to reality? 

Because even then, at such a young age, I had a fear that my father, like most people, had given up trying to understand my eccentric habits and strange ways. Even then, I wondered, like I do now, if I’d be alone by myself, never able to understand these thoughts swirling around like a strange current of air whistling in my head, the sound of which would eventually drive me mad.

In any new situation, whether it involves an elevator or a rocket ship, you will almost certainly be viewed in one of three ways. As a minus one: actively harmful, someone who creates problems. Or as a zero: your impact is neutral and doesn’t tip the balance one way or the other. Or you’ll be seen as a plus one: someone who actively adds value. Everyone wants to be a plus one, of course. But proclaiming your plus-oneness at the outset almost guarantees you’ll be perceived as a minus one, regardless of the skills you bring to the table or how you actually perform.
Chris Hadfield (via mcstronghuge)
This is probably my favorite float. Lol Marilyn Monroe!

This is probably my favorite float. Lol Marilyn Monroe!