It's not that I don't want to be eco-friendly, or that I can't be bothered with sustainable efforts, it's just that if it doesn't jive with my lifestyle, I won't keep it up. These aren't mind boggling nor are they revolutionary, but rather just simple reminders of things we should all be doing for the sake of the environment we share.
There’s something inherently dashing about a man and his dog. Playing in the mud, flirting with women at the park, hunting for geese. It’s all very masculine. Get a man and his dog, remove t-shirt from man and add bandana to dog, and all of a sudden you’ve got the cover of Life Magazine. Or an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog, depending on how many crunches the guy can do.
A few days ago I rolled through the architecture school on my campus because I got invited to watch the big end of the year student crit. Basically all the students showcased and defended their semester projects in front of the whole school. It was really fun to hear everyone talk about their projects, but once I got there I didn't realize how much dude candy there would be.
Dear Dreamy But Distant Boy,
Hi! How are you? I hope you’re well. Thanks so much for saying yes when I asked if you wanted to have a coffee with me. I’m so excited but I’m trying to act like I’m really aloof. Because, see, you’re a guy in your early 20s so planning an event more than a day in advance is so not your style.
1. You don't have to wait three or more hours for a response for a simple text every time you send one.
2. They aren't embarrassed or put out by introducing you to their friends/including you sometimes in their outings.
3. They are willing to give, or at least share, the last slice of pizza.
4. You are not afraid to be yourself around them -- your strange humor, your occasionally awkward mannerisms, your interests in things that other people might consider a waste of time.
There was a viral micro-documentary making the rounds earlier this year, and unlike other viral videos out there, something about this one stuck. It’s called 20MALEGAYNYC, and it’s directed by Blake Pruitt, a filmmaker living in New York. You may have seen it featured on Advocate.com as an op-ed: “Why Do Gay Guys Hate Other Gay Guys?” In it, Pruitt interviews gay 20-somethings about how they identify themselves, their thoughts on the gay community, and their immediate dismissal for those who are “stereotypically” gay.
I’ve come a long way since weeping over the lifeless corpse of Mufasa being discovered by a helpless Simba back in 1994 -- we all have. Over the past 19 years (Good Lord, it’s been THAT long) our emotional thresholds have grown stronger, our metabolism is slower, and the effect an animated death has on us isn’t typically as painful these days.
You know how they say that girls always go for assholes, that they leave nice guys by the wayside? And you get a busload of self-proclaimed ‘nice guys’ whining and bitching about how they’re overlooked, how they’re friend-zoned, how despite always being there and serving as a shoulder to cry on they just never get a chance to prove how…
1. Your default setting is "retreat."
Walk up to the club like *squints eyes suspiciously and stays in a safe little corner whilst sipping a drink and judging everyone else in the immediate vicinity.* There is no other way for you to be, and to pretend to be the fearless social butterfly would be impossible. You are just always in that bitchface-laden state of jaded hesitation.
I hate to admit it, but twenty-eight is creeping up on me in a couple weeks, and I can’t help but be conscious of this black mark on the passage of time. I’m deeply aware real-time aging, in real time no less, all year round, but the month of May is always a particularly sensitive time. Because of my impending birthday, which draws me dangerously close to thirty, the signs of aging have become increasingly heightened.
“They do not know that we are bringing them the plague.” - Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud hated America. Ok, maybe he didn’t quite “hate” America, so much as “regret” our existence and feel it to be a “gigantic mistake” in the course of human history -- which, I guess, is the gentlemanly way of saying you hate something. Like most “cultured” Europeans of his time, he viewed America not as a land of opportunity, but a land of crass commercialism, superficiality and prudishness.
Step 1: Talk to your doctor regarding the effects of alcohol withdrawal. Attempting to detox without the supervision of a trusted professional can and has proven fatal.
In the waiting room of my doctor's office, I am sweating like the mouth of a broken condom. My liver is my infant, and she is crying. I am the subject of at least one child's questioning gaze, a gaping-eyed little girl with skin like mine who holds onto her mother's leg and looks up into my face demanding to understand why my mouth keeps doing that.
1. You’re legitimately extremely busy and don’t plan on making time for just anyone. You've got a full-time job, a side hustle, and are currently working on putting plans together for the next big digital non-profit to eradicate world poverty. When you look at your schedule each day, you've got 5 hours of “me time” and by “me time” you mean sleep.