queen bee vs. the worker bee

"Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ‘99  Wear Sunscreen If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience… I will dispense this advice now Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked… You are not as fat as you imagine Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind… the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life… the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t Get plenty of calcium Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary… what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s Enjoy your body, use it every way you can… don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft Travel Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders Respect your elders Don’t expect anyone else to support you Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85  Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth But trust me on the sunscreen"

- Everyone’s Free to Wear Sunscreen

Jul 16
Just be fabulous and never make a single excuse about it xK
Jun 10

Just be fabulous and never make a single excuse about it xK

"It’s all messy: The hair. The bed. The words. The heart. Life."

- Tomorrow calls for red lipstick and a large soy latte

May 25
Alice didn’t find Wonderland 
May 10

Alice didn’t find Wonderland 

"First thing, hold the glass up and examine the wine against the light. You’re looking for colour and clarity. Just, get a sense of it… Now, tip it. What you’re doing here is checking for colour density as it thins out towards the rim… Now, stick your nose in it. Don’t be shy, really get your nose in there."

- Sideways

May 9
To the ones who still believe in dreams: Chase them. Chase them till you’re out of breath. Then, keep running. 
Oct 3

To the ones who still believe in dreams: Chase them. Chase them till you’re out of breath. Then, keep running. 

"The thing about chaos is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent."

- Christopher Poindexter

Sep 29
worry less // live more
May 23

worry less // live more

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have a hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day very difficult. Well said, E.B. White.. As we continue on, boats beating against the current, trying to bridge (merge!) the gap between reality and our dreams.. -KL
Apr 25

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have a hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day very difficult. Well said, E.B. White.. As we continue on, boats beating against the current, trying to bridge (merge!) the gap between reality and our dreams.. -KL

“What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.’”

Apr 25
President Obama is That Dad and I like him all the better for it.
Apr 24

If a fox is crossing your path- Opportunity is coming. If a fox is looking at you- Opportunity will be wildly successful. If a fox turns back- Opportunity will fail.

"But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies"

- Jack

Apr 23
Let them eat Vogue. 
Apr 17

Let them eat Vogue. 

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center."

- Kurt Vonnegut

Apr 17
Apr 10

Mad Men, Then & Now. Cue in my go-to quotable partner in crime; the one, the only: Nietzsche, "Original minds are not distinguished by being the first to see a new thing, but instead by seeing the old, familiar thing that is over-looked as something new."