8/30/2014 (4:13am) 1 note

late-night drunken reflections

Alan Watts’ take on selfhood has always been incredibly fascinating to me, and furthermore, his attitudes towards work and play have always mirrored architect Bucky Fuller’s beliefs in technology, human potential, and the future of labor separated from exploitative assholes.

It didn’t occur to me until tonight that these things are all basically playing into the fundamentals of occupational therapy: health through life satisfaction and a recognition of selfhood as including the objects surrounding the individual (including people and the environment), the nature of work, play, and leisure, and the ideal outcomes of occupation are all things that are visible within these great authors’ texts.  I’m hoping to read Henri Lefebvre’s works next; it only kinda freaks me out that basically everything I’ve been reading for leisure in the past three years or so has been about something related to OT without me realizing it

I think I might be okay, I’m learning a lot of things at once right now and don’t have much time to really think about style or fashion, so my outfits might not be as cooll, but this blog was always about me doing whatever anyway, so

let’s fucking DO THIS

#life#occupational therapy#philosophy#what#it's 4am

Today’s reading.

Could be worse for my first week, tbh

Today’s reading.

Could be worse for my first week, tbh

Dinner tonight (not exactly instagram worthy, I know): penne in homemade cream sauce with broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, and carrots, and lemon and garlic herb chicken. It took a dutch oven and a skillet, but it was still pretty minimal effort on my part.

Today was my last day volunteering at the hospital, and the occupational therapists went out of their way to give me and the highschool girl I’d been volunteering with their thanks, both verbally and with this cake made of freaking cupcakes.

I think the experience itself was satisfying enough, but this was the icing on the cake for me.

That was one of my worst puns ever, I think.

A summary of my night: a dog with spine issues and carpal trouble that is so fucking done right now

I have neglected my noragi in favor of sleep and volunteer work, but at least I’ve got most of the patches in place

One Pot Stovetop Lasanga - Yellow Bliss Road →

Tonight’s one-pot lazymeal (feel free to substitute vegetarian options as you would regular lasagna, though it may take longer)

8/10/2014 (9:41pm) 1 note

#life#food#etc#why am I posting this here even

Blueberry Buck Cocktails →

Tomorrow, I am making a large quantity of this cocktail recipe and pouring it into ice pop molds.

8/3/2014 (10:12pm) 1 note

#life#I am still functioning outside the hospital

7/30/2014 (11:01pm) 1 note

once you start liking that Japanese shit, there’s no going back.  you’re gonna be eyeing everything in visvim’s catalog and wondering who you can rob to get the $700 for some FBT boots

#menswear#visvim#life

In other news: this happened, and so did a shitty webcam photo about it

7/21/2014 (11:04pm) 2 notes

Today, I got to wear a 60-year-old Japanese robe.

It was riddled with holes, no doubt from moth bites and daily wear, but thankfully, the person I bought it from shipped it to me with good fabric and thread to patch it up.  It’s a little long on me compared to how I’ve seen it sit on other people, but I like it anyway.  It needs a lot of work— one of the sleeves is torn right down the middle and I can’t tell if fabric is missing or if it just needs to be sewn together again— but it is something I look forward to doing in my spare time.

Let’s see what happens.

#life#fashion#noragi#etc

One Pot Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca with Chickpeas & Artichoke →

Yes, I’m alive, and yes, I’m eating vegan tonight.  Phone’s busted and I have no idea where my webcam is, though, but rest assured, mine looks exactly like what’s in the photos.

I am lazy as hell (hence using mostly a crock-pot and a cast-iron skillet these days) and I dislike waiting for pasta to boil, so using as few pots to cook as possible appeals to me.  As an added bonus, this can be done in my skillet, so I don’t even have to think about digging out other pots or cleaning too much.

7/13/2014 (10:01pm) 3 notes

#life#food#etc