Said by Chris p1

Said by Chris p1

My friend Chris is a real laugh. Like he makes me cry on a regular basis. I really wanted a place to showcase all his greatest sayings, so I thought why not here.

One day we’re walking down the mean smelly streets of New York. I’m probably drunk and Chris is probably trying to save me from getting hit by a cab (as per usual). At this point he’s already mentioned how he used to have “stables” and is “the man of these streets” (I can attest both of these things are true”.  Somehow the topic of being dickmatized (look it up) comes up and he says.

When you’re cooking with fire, you know it’s hot

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chris.

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Monday Inspiration

Monday Inspiration

Living is hard.
Living in New York City is even harder, I read a quote somewhere about people in New York and that the reason that everybody was always in a rush or in a hurry was because they were busy chasing their dreams. Being in a place like this – seeing so many people around you going after what they want with no apologies can be very inspirational, but is can also get you down when you, yourself are not living up to your full potential. A missed opportunity, a bad day, someone steps on you while you’re walking to work everybody’s favorite, a crotch is thrust into your face on the subway. To help you get through these hard times here are a few inspirational quotes to help boost your spirit.

“What has reached you was never meant to miss you and what has missed you was never meant to reach you”

This literally translates to STOP WORRYING; this is first because it’s so powerful if you really look at it, it doesn’t need much of an explanation. If you can apply this to every aspect of your life, a job interview gone wrong, a relationship that never came to fruition anything really, it can really help you to stop scrutinizing every aspect of your life

“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, not everyone is going to stay forever”

This one is a little longer but it’s still so great, whether it be friends, boyfriends, even jobs or phases of your life. You could meet someone wonderful, intelligent, cute, intellectual, super tall, whose hair falls just the right way, with perfect teeth and a great smile, basically someone that ticks all your boxes and boxes you didn’t even know could be checked and it could just not work out for one reason or another. Instead of looking back on that time as a waste think about how much they enriched your life, how much they taught you about yourself – your likes, dislikes whatever. Realize that not everything has a happy ending.

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”

This is a quote by Deepak Chokra and really just gives me life, on a daily basis. Basically don’t think you are supposed to follow one path or another, do you and everything will fall into place…. at least that’s how I look at it.

“Everything is temporary”

Through good and bad, happy and sad, nothing lasts forever. The honeymoon phase with your boyfriend? It’s going to end, the shitty job? You’ll find a new one, having a hard time getting over somebody? You will. Don’t know what to do with your life? You’ll figure it out. Whether good or bad it will pass, so enjoy the good times and endure the hard times because things are constantly changing.

First Comes Love – Katie Kacvinsky

First Comes Love – Katie Kacvinsky

“I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few”

Out of all the books, articles and quotes I’ve read about introversion this is the most accurate one. According to dictionary.com introverts “tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people”. This seems a little harsh; it makes us introverts sound like antisocial hermits, when that is in fact not the case. I like to think of it as an hour glass – every moment that you’re around people the hour glass is tipped slowly running out of sand. When you feel your hourglass getting empty you need to retreat, whether it be at home, a long ride on the subway with some headphones or even a park. You just need to be alone and tip the glass to the other side.
Doesn’t mean we don’t want to hang out, doesn’t mean we don’t like you (most of the time) doesn’t mean we wouldn’t love to be out partying, it must means we need a second. It’s a weird feeling, to physically feel yourself being drained of your energy and to know when it will all be used up.
Introverts can be quite social actually and love conversation, especially about the deeper things in life. Nothing pains us more than small talk, ask any introvert and I guarantee they will tell you. We would rather sit and you and stare in silence than playing the ‘getting to know you’ game. Let’s not just talk about the dream you had last night, let’s explore the metaphors in the dream and what their connections might be to your life at this very moment. Why not pull out a dream dictionary and do a full on analysis, then we can have a discussion about the manifestations of your undiscovered passions in the dream and what you can do to work towards those goals!
Although it might come off a creepy and intrusive please understand it’s not. This is just the way we are! We care and want you to do the same. If you don’t ask, we won’t tell – that’s just the way we are
This is how conversations usually go on Fridays at the office:
Someone: what are your plans for the weekend?
me: who knows
me: (i know)
me: (I’m not leaving the house)
Most of us need to mentally prepare for nights out on the town, for example if I know that’s a friend’s birthday party on Saturday I’ll really try to lay low for the week, going to bed early, tucking my phone away as soon as I get home, walking around with headphones and no music to avoid talking to people, the usual. By Saturday night I’m ready to go, usually staying out until 4am, socializing, taking jokes even going to brunch the next day and participating in Sunday Funday (see I can be fun!). However come Monday don’t expect me to be anything less than a vegetable