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Armored

My birthday worked it’s way through the calendar a few weeks back, upon which occasion I received a Nifty New Pair of over-the-ear headphones (thank you, D!). They are, as my buddy Sid promised, “The shit.” I’ve never had headphones like this before — something deep and intimate and professional. I’d love to confess to […]

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I finally installed my new blog template. It’s quite happy-making.  I’m still going to be tinkering here for a bit, making sure that things are functioning properly & adding categories, tags, etc. It’s Labor Day weekend, so I assume you’re all out having fun & won’t even notice.

That being said, I did this template myself, which means it may behave oddly or otherwise be weird. Let me know, will ya? I’ve turned comments on for this post so we can chat.

So for whatever reason today, I’m contemplating things in terms of taste. Specifically the idea of palette-development as an awareness/Zen kind of exercise, and the benefits that these exercises bring to the more intangible parts of one’s life.

A good plan, a properly sequenced sentence/paragraph/project, solid & supportive people, my own needs for downtime or adventure – these are the things that require tuning in. There are lots of “almost rights” and “good enoughs”, but the Right Thing has a flavor, an aura about it that is extremely specific.1) And this is the point where lots of you are like OMG SO L.A. and I’m like whatever, just hang in here with me a second & I’ll maybe probably make some sense. And the more I’ve developed my physical tasting palette, the more I’ve been able to zero in on specific “tastes” in more metaphysical areas.

All of which is to say, really, that BOOM! There is such an amazing pa-DOW Thing that happens when you get it right, and I think I’m completely addicted to this awesomeness & I love that I’m getting it more and more and more lately. And you should go out & get some for yourself. For reals.

- G

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 And this is the point where lots of you are like OMG SO L.A. and I’m like whatever, just hang in here with me a second & I’ll maybe probably make some sense.