and if it’s ever from me you must go

or your life you must surrender

do not have a thought that you’ll be lost

for it’s you i will remember.

"good people," traditional (performed by magpie).

without shaker theatre and james thornton, i probably wouldn’t be doing what i’m doing today.  my mom would always say that he “didn’t like” me when i would continue to audition for shows and would never get cast, but i think that deep down, he knew i was never meant to be an actor.

by not casting me — and then by shepherding me into stage manager and director roles — he gave me the chance to see that not only was i capable of much larger creative visions, but also that i had the potential to put them into action and make them a reality.  that knowledge has opened up so many doors for me in my career, and i will forever be indebted to him (and to the incomparable program he created) for it.

rest in peace, mr. thornton.

neil-gaiman:

This is my favourite thing.

I came really close to typing that in capital letters and adding a SQUEE at the end.

Best song. Best video. Best everything. Just watch it.

Unless you are scared of nipples. DO NOT WATCH THIS IF YOU ARE SCARED OF NIPPLES. (This is because there are nipples in it.)

PLEASE SEE THIS if you have not already.  put me in a terrific mood for the rest of the day (and i saw it at 10 this morning!).

and more obscure arrested development references:
me:okcupid should rename itself fuck mountain on april fool's day
Sloan:heh heh heh
Sloan:i should rename my apartment fuck mountain 4 nights a week
me:i'll make you a banner
me:LOOK AT BANNER MICHAEL
how quickly our conversations deteriorate
me:i have to be up earlyish tomorrow
me:the nyu health promotion office 1) wants to install the mannequin and 2) offered me a job coming up with new ideas for outreach!
Sloan:hell yeah!
me:i'm an ideas man michael
me:i think i proved that with fuck mountain
Sloan:i f*cked the business model
he gets me
me:since ive been demoted to sleeping in the front living room, if the house were to get robbed i would be the first to die trying to save everyone else
sloan:but also if it burned down, you'd be the first to escape
me:TRUE
not in the least
Sloan:you should do what i do
Sloan:hook up with undergrads
me:um, no thanks creepy mccreeperson
Sloan:nothing is creepy
Sloan:she has flawless milky white skin and i want to see every inch of it
Sloan:without the whole talking thing
me:you're fucking a 20 yr old, who is not old enough to legally drink
Sloan:she knows what's up
Sloan:she's worldwise
me:whatever you say boss
Sloan:such nice skin
Sloan:and a beautiful face
Sloan:i guess it doesn't help the anti-creep case that i mostly just want to stroke this young girl's skin
me:nope
me:not helpful
been really bad about updating tumblr/twitter/any social media besides facebook lately.
will try harder, i promise.  in the meantime, here’s a photo of me wire wrapping some broken force-sensitive resistors the night before our midterm for physical computing was due.  note the band-aids on my hands from burning myself on the hot glue gun the day before.
if you’d have told me two years ago that i’d be doing this night and day, i would have told you that you’re crazy.  itp was the best decision i’ve ever made in my life.

been really bad about updating tumblr/twitter/any social media besides facebook lately.

will try harder, i promise.  in the meantime, here’s a photo of me wire wrapping some broken force-sensitive resistors the night before our midterm for physical computing was due.  note the band-aids on my hands from burning myself on the hot glue gun the day before.

if you’d have told me two years ago that i’d be doing this night and day, i would have told you that you’re crazy.  itp was the best decision i’ve ever made in my life.

not true, but sometimes it really does feel like it.
(via postsecret)

not true, but sometimes it really does feel like it.

(via postsecret)

diary fail

in honor of finding my livejournal.

come take a peek at my teenage angst, or submit your own entries!

best way to get over a breakup: lots of sleater-kinney, on repeat, ALL THE TIME.

best way to get over a breakup: lots of sleater-kinney, on repeat, ALL THE TIME.

embarrassing livejournal entry of the day

"i’m so envious of most of the girls that i know. and sometimes it really irks me to hear them com- plain, about guys especially, because they’re all so gorgeous and already have about 50 bajillion people after them. and then when they all come to me whining "oh my GAWD, why can’t i find a decent BOY?" i want to scream, because they can’t even see how much better off they are than me."

-2/13/2003 (age 18)

the shirt in question:

the shirt in question:

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is my third tattoo. It was inspired by one of my favorite albums, Aldhils Arboretum. It was done by Tim Beck at Freedom Ink Tattoo Co. 

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is my third tattoo. It was inspired by one of my favorite albums, Aldhils Arboretum. It was done by Tim Beck at Freedom Ink Tattoo Co.