TGIF & stuff.
that’s a good way to start your first blog post for FCTC, right?
it doesn’t matter all that much because it’s behind us & we have to move on.
my name is phillip harder & i’ve been asked to do some blogging on this little tumblr. it’s a great honor & privilege to have such responsibility. i’m going to try my best not to have this privilege revoked by posting only american flags & machine guns. wait, maybe that will be my new personal blog. i mean, who wouldn’t want to wake up every morning & take a look at some gritty american flags burned at the edges, laced with bullet holes & wrapped around a shiny, yet scuffed to show how often it’s been used, machine gun. then on fridays, to offset the theme, it would be glamour shots of poodles & goldfish. yeah, that’s going to be good. i’ll get back to you all on that a little later. it will be a hit.
honestly, i am not entirely sure what to write about. brandon asked me to get going on a blog post & said write about something interesting. i could talk about how i’ve been trying to find the best stainless steel feather earring for a little pre-thanksgiving gift to myself or i could write about something that actually matters like R. Kelly’s upcoming book, Soula Coaster. maybe i can go into how i never watched TGIF growing up because my parent’s thought that television sets crippled creativity (little did they know that i would end up playing little kid baking games on my iPhone for hours a day when i grew up).
i’ve been fairly lethargic for the past couple of days because it’s getting colder out here in des moines. actually, we had a 4 inch snow fall on wednesday & that pretty much left me on the couch for the better portion of the day. the thing about changing seasons is that the transition takes time; it’s not seamless. there seems to be a period of time in between those seasons that trip you up & you have to collect yourself. this is the time i put away all the jean shorts & tank tops, i have to buy yet another ice scraper & put the special type of winshield washer fluid in my car. but it’s all worth it. or at least that seems to be the case. seasons are important [& if you haven’t figured it out by now, i am not just talking about winter, spring, summer & fall.]; they remind us that we aren’t going to stay the same & that we are always shifting towards something & the hope is that the something is better than the last something. for me, i don’t know what it is, but i am hopeful nonetheless. i am hopeful that my wanderlust will lead me somewhere unexpected or familiar, that i will get myself tangled up in some kind of crazy story, that i’ll be able to find some people to love & be loved with. even though winter is coming & i still don’t own a winter coat doesn’t fill me with fear, but longing. i am longing for something exciting on the horizon despite my blindness to what that might be. seasons kill off the old & the unnecessary in order to bring life to the new & necessary. it happens whether we like it or not.
on this unique day, 11 | 11 | 11, i am not writing a real friday favourite update, but rather just a little quip on seasons & changes. a little something to get you thinking as we head into the final bend of 2011. embrace these moments. enjoy your friends. go on walks. talk to someone you don’t know. buy someone a over-priced starbucks seasonal drink. go see a movie in the afternoon by yourself & laugh out loud. throw a dance party & spin some Olivia Newton John records on the turntable. bake a loaf bread or have people over for a macaroni & cheese buffet.
i am so very excited to be apart of FCTC & feel all sorts of love for being able to write to you all today. keep your dreams bigger than your mind can take & let that heart beat hard to the spinning madness all around. within it all, take a break & watch the sunrise or set. it’s worth the tired, bleary eyes.