Look. Think. Live. 6.

Donuts

Look.

This is what an F1 car doing donuts looks like in infrared. Pretty fun.*** I was never a YouTube addict, but I’ve recently come across some rather funny ladies lately, who take on small daily issues and put their own twists on them. For instance, I like Anna Akana’s funny personality and her message of self-acceptance and especially her take on beauty tutorials. Then there’s Natalie from Community Channel who takes on topics such as instruction manuals, taking photos of your friends these days, or old people and technology. Last, but not least, we have Neon Fiona who is holding her ground on more feminist topics such as what guys look for in girls. Careful, one video is never enough.

Think.

What would you like to do if money was no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?” *** “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” *** “A vocation is a career that not only gives you fulfillment — meaning, flow, freedom — but that also has a definitive goal or a clear purpose to strive for attached to it, which drives your life and motivates you to get up in the morning.” Finding a meaningful job is not easy, but it is worth the effort. *** “A lot of the time our ideas about what it would mean to live successfully are not our own. They’re sucked in from other people. ”

Live.

There’s a new Murakami book out there, and while I don’t have it yet (and I’m still working on the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), the new book is most likely a combination of previous themes very popular with the author, such as black cats, old jazz records, train stations, mysterious women, libraries or things randomly vanishing. To help keep track of all of them, Grant Snider illustrated a Murakami bingo card. Happy reading and ticking off themes! *** And I don’t know about you, but donuts have always been a guilty pleasure. Apparently, they were introduced in the US by the Dutch; the hole came about as a necessity as the center usually takes longer to cook, so it was more effective to just leave it out. Or you can believe the donuts hole sailor invention myth. Up to you.

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