i remember this struggle like it was yesterday
these kids now a days don’t understand
And then and then and THEN you gotta understand that these motherfuckers were designed to be played sitting on a level surface, and if you even thought about getting too energetic, you’d get nothing but a scratching sound, a couple seconds of silence, and the sinking feeling in your stomach that somehow you’d fucked up.
I remember the first time they introduced the “anti-skip” function, which just meant that the Discman had a tiny tiny cache and would read ahead 5 seconds, so if it skipped, it had time to recover and play uninterrupted… unless of course you jumped around for more than 5 seconds…
In 1999 I had an mp3 player that held. Wait for it…
And yet it was so deeply superior to a discman that I was willing to pay $200 for it.
Having to carry discs with you everywhere, whole albums taking up space in your bag, just in case you wanted to listen to more than one artist per day.
The delicate art of switching out the CD you just finished for a new one while on the go. And trying to only bring albums you liked listening all the way through.
And then the ability to make mix CDs came along and it was the most life-changing moment in your life.
No matter how you feel… Get up. Dress up. Show up. And never give up.
My fiancé, Jordan, is going to Israel in May as one of his requirements to graduate. The trip is very expensive and we need to have the money upfront (instead of the cost being adding to our college loans). We’re getting married in June and are currently both full time students so we don’t have a…
I’m happy to be alive while you are → Vic Fuentes
We are all in one way or another selfish machines. In no way is this a negative thing, it’s human nature. We all have natural tendencies to want, love, and take. When it comes down to it, humans have animal like qualities that we keep inside and even try to deny-but no matter how morally good someone may think they are or try to be, we are still humans. One example of this is how we are all constantly searching for someone to love, or even more desperately, someone to love you. It is human nature broken down to its bare bones, no bul, just rock bottom honest feelings and desire. No trying to be nice, shy, or respectable, it’s about the ‘evil’ thing inside of us that is really not evil at all, it’s just there and always will be inside of us all.
I want to be with someone who, 10 years from now, makes my heart jump when I hear her key in the door.
This 300-acre site, built in May 1913 to house some 2,000 patients at any one time, was more than a psychiatric ward - it was a complete community, designed so that no one would ever need to leave. Inside the now deserted, decaying shell, psychiatrists were once free to test their new treatments without any restrictions on patients at the mental hospital in Colchester, Essex. Designed in 1910 by architect Frank Whitmore, the hospital was so fully equipped with the buildings and facilities that staff and patients would never have to leave the site - or even venture outside if it rained.
Photo credit: Simon Webster