justfornow: ([Stock] {Autumn} Park bench in leaves)

There are probably a billion Steve Jobs post out there, but I feel like I have something to say about the man, too.

The Associated Press wrote this fantastic obituary that brought me to tears as I was waiting for the bus this morning. The thing about Steve Jobs, at least for me, is that, yeah, he was the CEO of this huge company, but he still seemed like an amazing, compassionate human being. He was real. And he changed the world. 

I stop to think about where the world would be today if it weren't for him. Even if you don't own a Mac or use an iPod or own an iPhone, just think about how much he changed technology. If it weren't for him constantly innovating, PCs probably wouldn't be as advanced as they are because they wouldn't have Macs to keep up with. Jobs kept technology moving forward - no matter how you cut it.

I am unbelievably sad he's gone. I didn't know the man. I never met him. But I feel a connection to him every time I open my laptop or fiddle with my phone.

RIP Steve Jobs. The world will miss you. 
justfornow: ([Stock] {City} Far away)

“I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then i realized, you just say, "Hi." They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”
--Augusten Burroughs

justfornow: ([Stock] {Books} Pretty stack)
In the Library by Dorothea Grossman
The library always smells like this:
an ancient stew of vinegar and wood.
It’s autumn again,
and I can do anything.

Notes: This mix/picspam has kind of been a long time in the making. I started collecting the pictures last year, but by the time I had everything  I wanted it was already winter and so I had to hold out another year. And I have so many more pictures than what are shown here. Here is is, though, 20 songs and a collection of pictures of autumn leaves, pumpkins, coffee, books an more - all things that remind me of autumn, my favorite season of the year. 

I spent the last few hours piecing this all together instead of studying for my Spanish test at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Enjoy. Comments are <3


Are we there yet? )

justfornow: ([Stock] {Ocean} Beautifully wild)


Ships on the Ocean Floor: A mix about growing up and missing the sea (or a coastal road trip mix)



Notes: I live in a sadly landlocked state. Even before I saw the ocean for the first time, I had this immense longing for it. When I first saw that wide open blue, I knew I was in love. Every year about this time (spring to summer), I get really homesick for the sea. I go into these really melancholy moods where all I can think about is how I want to see the sea. This mix is more or less a love note from me to the sea.

The songs on this mix aren’t all necessarily about the ocean. The ones that aren’t are just songs that make me think of the sea because of the feel: the lyrics, the music, the beats, etc. It’s a lot of acoustic/indie/melancholy music.

This is the first time I’ve used Mediafire. Let me know if anything doesn’t work. There are two mp4 files. The rest are all mp3s. 22 tracks. Comments are love. <3

A note to my friends: This isn’t necessarily me coming back completely, but it is perhaps the start of me coming back.

From my own true love lost at sea )
justfornow: ([Stock] {Panda} Tree-straddle)
Time for a random post of happiness, for spreading joy just for the hell of it. Here: let me lure you in with the cutest baby panda on the face of the planet.


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Random post is random. Herein lies happiness.  )

 LOL I think all this means that happiness = fluffiness, gay boys, Harry Potter, and pandas. It all makes sense now.
 
Have a good day, all. :)
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Don't mind me. I'm just lying here, contemplating the universe. 

My new favorite thing ever. <3 One of my friends whom I went to high school with is going to college in China. He took this. And, no, this is not a pointless post. Pandas are never pointless. :D

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