best coast: boyfriend
i wish this song was around in high school so i could have listened to it non-stop
i can always count on Christian to find the best parts of the internet.
yeah yeah yeahs: phenomena
high school throwback yeahhhh! (yeah yeah)
reppin’ Los Altos in the New York Times in an eerily accurate way…they got it right, down to the collegiate decal on my dad’s BMW. When I first read the article I wasn’t sure whether to agree with the filmmaker (yeah i hella suffered! and now my life is still books and studying) or disagree (i’m at mothertruckin’ UC Berkeley, and one step closer to my future happiness, etc. etc.!). My parents epitomized the whole resume-pushing thing when they raised me and while I kind of wish I could resent them for it, I was the one who made myself do it. I think I’ve succumbed to the definition of success that Abeles would have called narrow-minded, but being raised in a little suburban town in the heart of silicon valley, where nearly everyone is a tech person living in a multi-million dollar home driving benzes to tennis practice and whatnot, I’m not surprised I feel this way. I had a privileged childhood and it doesn’t seem right to hate on my parents for raising me to want great things and to work my ass off for happiness I deserve. I’m not bitter, and better yet i know that success is not just test scores and trophies. You could blame universities and medical schools and law schools and business schools for making it so that young kids DO have to resume push to even have a chance at their dreams…too bad competition is what our entire capitalist society is built on. We shouldn’t devalue hard work just because it’s hard and gives you stomach aches…of course you have to suffer to get what you want!
(don’t forget to read the article! I could rant a lot more but you probably already stopped reading this.)