Mandaris Moore

I do not like the new open dialog for Mac OSX. I think that it is one of the most annoying changes to the UX in a very long time. Every time I want to just create a simple note, it slows me down with the question about where the heck I want to save the file.

Sometimes I just don’t care and want to write something down.


I’ve thought about it. The desires of my life. About what I would I would do if I could do it in an instant. What would I do if I were to snap my fingers and the thing that I wanted were to magically happen; whether it was instantly get into shape or finish that book.

It is in these moments of clarity that I come closer to the reality that if I want to realize these hopes and dreams that I must first start towards them.

A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step.

No, I’m not going to beat myself up about the steps I haven’t taken. There isn’t any point in doing that.

I’m not going to freak out about what tools to use or what direction to go in.

I’m going to sit here, not afraid of what obstacles and hurdles I may run into or worry that I’m going the wrong way.

I’m going to take this moment and be thankful for the opportunities that I have in front of me.

I’m alive and in good health.

I have a family downstairs reading to each other and living in the moment created by the universe just for them.

When I finish this little piece of writing, I’m going down to be with them knowing that although I have millions and millions of possibilities for things to do, I only have so many moments to be with them.

And that is a kind of peace of mind that money or dreams can’t buy.

I've got a lot to do...

We all do, it's important to remember what you priorities are. Do I really want to put the time into something that isn't going to move my life forward?

Well, a lot of things have happened in the last couple months and I honestly don't know where to start.

I'm just hoping that you, the internet, can be patient as I attempt to put all of this together.

If anything, this is going to be a great ride.

So I'm up late again.

It's weird being up this late. Just sitting here thinking about what I could be doing instead of doing it. It's a quite moment where I can tune out for a couple minutes and just here the humming of the lightbulbs and tell myself, "It's ok to slow down and take this minute for me"

I really do love blogging, even if most of it is junk!

Recently, I noticed something new in the email notifications that I get from facebook. They have allowed you to reply to a conversation without having to log into the website! This is awesome because you can follow along with a conversation without leaving your "productive" environment.

Picture of an email in from a comment in facebook
Picture of an email in from a comment in facebook

It just feels weird for a variety of reasons. There is the traditional protestant guilt that one is supposed to be working everyday combined with questioning wether or not you are contagious topped with the delicious pressure of all the things that need to be done.