Little Bits of Jake

Did you ever see a good band live play a small venue, and then while they were playing you think to yourself they just might be the best musicians in the whole world, and only the 200 or so people in that auditorium know their secret?

One of my favorite springtime blooming trees. Flowers for what looks like miles at that angle.

This bee bud grappled with my window at 45MPH this morning and was still hanging on when I got to daycare. Respect.

Hitting 85° in the beginning of spring is equal parts excitement and dread. There’s supposed to be a buffer between snow and sunscreen!

At that point in all my current design projects where I have the end mapped out in my head and now there’s just the tedious process of building it. Boring as all getout.

Heard about this Q individual? Who knows if it’s all a big hoax or someone having fun? But it’s a fascinating rabbit hole.

You want a real test in linguistics? Try explaining the physics of a bicycle to a five year old.

Played Smash Up tonight, which I guess is best described as a “shufflebuilding” card game, pitting different factions like zombies or pirates against each other. Pretty great!

I thought the internet would be an intellectual renaissance, but the past couple years have felt like it’s a megaphone for the hateful, ignorant and outright stupid. All the same, I’m still on it way too much.

Registering my daughter for kindergarten. That’s so wild.

Nothing I love more than watching ads about the gas station where I’m currently pumping gas. That’s like the channel on the hotel TV that’s, like, about the hotel.

I’ve been really digging this Monowear nylon band on my Apple Watch. Most of the other bands I have are either slightly too loose or too tight, but this one is perfect every time.

There are times when I step back out of my head for a moment and try to remember what it was like having my entire life stretched out in front of me like an endless stream, but wanting nothing more than to hop on a swing and never stop.

The only way to it is to step into the river of tears and the sorrows of your life. The things that everyone is avoiding with everything from drugs to drink to sex and gadgets and whatever else you can distract yourself with, all of it is designed for you to never stop going and moving and, for god sakes, not feel the abyss. Don’t allow yourself to feel the abandonment and pain that you’ve suffered. And I’ve done it; I’m through it. I’m sure there will be things that happen again, but I realized that by letting myself fall into it completely, that it’s not to be feared. Death is not to be feared. — Jim Carrey

Last hurrah for a trip out to that great amusement park in Elysburg. A quick snap from the top of the Ferris wheel.

Driving back from dropping off my daughter, this rainbow practically exploded into view from the tree line. The photo just doesn’t do it justice.