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It may just be that my mood is in a good place, but I feel more attentive. I was able to go for a swim today, which I had not done in quite some time. I made it to class with enough time to study prior material and enjoy a snack which I had prepared beforehand. It was an overall productive day. I expect to see more days like these in the times to come.
It was easy to avoid it all considering I worked most of the weekend but I can’t complain. The more distracted I am, the less prone I am to go at it. This, I imagine, would soon be problematic as I am taking a leave of absence from both jobs to focus more on school. Playing sports and spending time outdoors seem to be the most effective way of keeping my mind out of the gutter (for lack of a better word). So, I’ll probably end up perfecting my soccer juggling by the time this is all over.
Today I got to thinking about the friendships I have with women. And I couldn’t help but recall that in the many times I am hanging out with them, a part of me wishes some casual endeavor would take place at any point of the given night though, nothing ever happens.
The other part of me wishes it weren’t that way. I agree that women and men can be friends without romance ensuing but, biologically speaking, this desire is relatively innate. I am always finding myself maintaining better relationships with those I find more attractive (mentally, physically, etc.). To what degree, then, am I really friends with these women? Am I holding on to these friendships because I see these women as potential partners? Is it something not so ambiguous?
I’d like to hear some opinions from the other side of this.
Do you find yourselves hoping for the same endeavor to occur? If so, how frequently? Do you feel your relationships are different with those you find attractive compared to all else?
who wants to date a big stupid nerd (I am the big stupid nerd)
“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”
―Neil deGrasse Tyson
These photos are on the shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014, a competition and exhibition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The winning images will be posted here on September 18.