I was inspired by Sophia's list of 43 to write my list of things. It's pure stream of consciousness, some are personal philosophies and some are just random things I've realized about myself in the last year.
1. I have drank almost an entire bottle of white grape juice within the past 24 hours.
2. I have never felt more empassioned or in the zone than I do when I have a flag in my hand and music surrounding me.
3. I never cease to tie closer bonds with people than they tie with me.
4. I have accepted the fact that I have a slightly delusional and idealistic view of the world.
5. The things I say and what I truly think and feel rarely cooperate to bring a good outcome.
6. I talk about myself a lot. And it bugs me.
7. Everything has beauty. Even ugly things.
8. Snow is the greatest thing in the world. Just don't drive in it.
9. There is a song and a soul for every soul.
10. I am terrified of losing people, and it effects my daily decisions.
11. When asked to do a favor that involves commitment, my first instinct is to find an excuse. Then I realize that I'm stupid and both parties benefit from the favor.
12. Money really is the root of all evil.
13. An hour unplanned that maps itself out has greater potential to be amazing than a day completely mapped out in advance.
14. Following others isn't always copycatting. Sometimes it's simply making a good decision.
15. Sex is overrated.
16. Sometimes the best things are left unsaid and that's how it's meant to be because they never would have come out right.
17. Unrequited love is still love, and that should never hold a negative connotation or create negative energy because to be loved by another is the greatest form of flattery.
18. Running away from problems only makes you lose your breath, and then the problem catches up and smacks you when your even weaker.
19. The meaning of life is simple: happiness. If you spend your life without it, you might as well already be dead.
20. A picture's worth a thousand words. But it's never specified whether they're truthful words or a perversion of the truth.
21. I overuse analogies.
22. Any invention that results in something flying through the air is the product of brilliance.
23. The children of playground architects must have the greatest backyards ever.
24. You are never too old to have fun on a playground.
25. You are never too old, even if your body screams "I'M DETERIORATING". You always have youth at heart and spirit.
26. There's no sense in verbally defending a philosophy that's better proven by living it out.
27. The things we put our heart and soul into are the things that carry our spirit beyond our departure from the material world.
28. Music is the only constant form of communication. It evolves, but its theories have been the same for centuries.
29. A smile is the universal greeting that can brighten any person's day.
30. Sometimes it takes three car wrecks for a person to admit they're a bad driver. And even then... delusional pride keeps that person from changing their ways.
31. The religious wars the worlds still wages are the repercussions of an impatiant man who had an affair with his housekeeper thousands of years ago because his wife couldn't have kids.
32. I use sarcasm as a defense mechanism. It often gives the vibe that I'm bitter or pissed about something that frankly doesn't bother me at all.
33. I spent four years in high school breaking the insecurities private school had tied me down with.
34. Singing in the shower is a great way to begin or end a day.
35. So is skinny dipping.
36. A social life who's roots are in a windowless room filled with cubicles attached to a dirty floor has the same opportunity for greatness as any other social life.
37. The greatest essays and newspaper stories are those begun at 2am of the day they're due.
38. Fear is the only source of danger.
39. The glass a drink is served in has a severe impact in the way it tastes.
30. You've got to be really freaking talented to get a splinter from a popsicle stick.
31. The things that are only funny to those doing them aren't given enough credit by those observing.
32. You can never truly know a person until you've seen them around their best friend in the world.
33. To be a true close friend, you have to be a constant part of that person's life, sharing in the ups, downs, and everything in between.
34. Chocolate milk is always a good decision. Unless your throat is suffering from allergies.
35. You can tell a lot about a person by the cereal they eat.
36. There are two types of people: those who only eat the marshmallows in Lucky Charms, an those who hate the marshmallows and don't eat the cereal at all because of it.
37. If it won't bother you in a week, it's not worth worrying about today.
38. Lean back, relax, look at your brain.
39. Road trips with awesome people down country roads, Bob Dylan, and the windows rolled down is the greatest experience the world can offer.
40. Elementary school children should not know about sex, profanity or drugs. Their innocence is too precious.
41. Little things build up like flecks of dust. If you don't clean it off every now and then, it builds up so much that it's hard to tell what used to be beneath it and makes everyone sick.
42. The Oklahoma border is exactly one hour from my house.
43. Sophia's magic number. :]
44. April has yet to prove itself as a month with positive outcomes.
45. The domino effect bring sweet revenge.
46. Family is the greatest thing you can ever have. Being reunited with family is even greater.
47. It takes two people naturally cooperating with each other for a friendship to form. One person doing all the work is a delusional friendship.
48. An unreturned phone call is a great disappointment.
49. The alarm clock never brings good news.
50. Holidays celebrated by blasting fire into the air are better than any media-poisoned religious holiday.
51. I'm going to bed.