“Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now.”—Ira Glass in his interview with Lifehacker (via creativesomething)
“Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.”—Anna Quindlen, Every Last One (via thatkindofwoman)
Survived my first run in with a car today (in a bike lane on the way to work and a car tried to do a u-turn from a parallel parking spot as I was moving past it). Kudos to Portland’s speedy police and ambulance services. Was able to finish my ride to work with just some bruises and scrapes. Been meaning to bring the bike in for a tune up so now I will also have them straighten her out while she’s in the shop.