Span No Attention Span

There have been a lot of articles recently on distraction, attention, and self-control; all of which I think are highly linked at this intrinsic level. I think they are all worth a read, and you may find the links below.

The Brain Gain: The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs by Margaret Talbot

In Defense of Distraction:
Twitter, Adderall, lifehacking, mindful jogging, power browsing, Obama’s BlackBerry, and the benefits of overstimulation
by Sam Anderson

Don't! The secret of self-control by Jonah Lehrer

I think this is one of very few subjects I feel I have a pretty solid opinion on, one that is not necessarily widely shared by the public. I suppose I stick with "everything is okay in moderation" when it comes to being distracted, paying attention, and exercising self-control. A constant balancing act, you could say.


New York + Weather

Favorite New York Quotes, Volume XII

"new york city's demeanor as a whole just gets better when the weather does. i like it."

Pete Wentz, on his Twitter


What Makes Someone a New Yorker?

Favorite New York Quotes, Volume XI

Q. What makes someone a New Yorker?
A. The feeling that you couldn’t live anywhere else.

Janeane Garofalo for New York Magazine's 21 Questions



"But what about those features –the peacock’s tail, the elk’s antlers, the fantastic colorings and intricate scales of tropical fish—which seemed merely ornamental? They were there not to help a creature make a living but to help him get a mate. The male peacock has time to grow his tail, and the female peacock time to look at it and say, Cute.”

"The Fifth Blade" by Adam Gopnik


Just Tryin' Ta Live

I'm a ?

Look, I like "I'm a Flirt" by R. Kelly, but I'd really like to know when he is going to write "I'm a Catch." I feel like I'd relate to that one more. Maybe it can just be the remix?


Suck It Up, NLS


*Thanks Jessica

Nicole is Hungry

I have a new secret food journal online!! You can a) search for it b) ask me where it lives. I don't think it needs some sort of perma-link on here.



THIS is happening now...like all the time.



Most Played Songs on iTunes

How is this possible exactly?



"I wish we had some tunes. Early Van Halen or . . . you know what would be perfect right now? The Smiths. I’m serious. 'Girlfriend in a coma, I know, I know, it’s serious.'"

from Buzzed by Noah Baumbach


So bummer times about me not updating this thing. I should probably just get a tumblr.