Hobbs: Hell of a mess.
Brian: Yeah, it is.
Hobbs: You know I can’t let you two go. I ain’t made that way. The way I see it, you’ve earned yourselves 24 hours. The money stays, though. If I were you, I’d use the time. Make peace with whatever demons you got left. Cause come tomorrow, I will find you. Toretto. I’ll see you soon.
Dom: No you won’t.
Hey tumblr followers, so I want to post/promote this song by my friends in the band Tyrannosaurus Grace. It’s hard to describe a genre they’re in but I would have to say a fusion of Synth-Rock-Pop-Punk. I’ve grown to be friends with these guys in the past year and they’ve always been nice, genuine people. The released their new album titled “Much More Than A Story”, this last Saturday at a show in Seattle. I urge you to download a copy of their new album HERE, and if you like what you hear check out their first album too! Thanks guys!
P.S. SINCE IT IS BANDCAMP YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ALBUM BEFORE YOU BUY IT.
Corbin and I go to a Barcelona v. Getafe futbol match in Barcelona! Barca won 4-0 in a dominating blow-out. All four goals were spectacular, and I got video footage of the great Messi scoring his only goal of the game. Spain was awesome!
Obsession can be a brutal thing. It can damage, or in the most extreme cases, ruin lives. Obsession can become addiction, and, depending on what this addiction is to, can be extremely harmful to a person and the people around them. A drug addict, a person who’s original obsession with the high of a drug, can let their life spiral out of control in pursuit of their obsession. A workaholic will deny their own family in pursuit of their financial goals; dilapidating their lives into chaos. These are just two of countless examples of different obsessions and addictions destroying a person’s life. Yet, for all of the destruction and despair, the personality trait deemed as “obsessive,” can, in fact, be a positive thing.
Obsession is a personality trait. Similar to how social someone is, or what they find funny, or if they are a leader or a follower. Without delving into the biology of it, how easily a person can become obsessed or addicted to something is dictated by the gene make-up they received from their parents. While the words “obsession” and “addiction” are often credited with extremes (like the drug addict example), the more common scenario is the normal person with a very slight obsessive personality trait. This will become very important for my next point.
For all the negatives that having an obsessive and addictive personality can bring, if controlled, it can be a wonderful positive. People with obsessive personalities take more interest in things, they are generally more interesting to talk to, and they tend to stand out from the crowd. I am clearly very biased on this matter, as I myself have an obsessive personality, but I do believe this is true. An example of what I am talking about relates to music. There are people who, when asked what kind of music they like, they say “everything,” or, “i don’t really care—whatever is on the radio.” Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with not having a strong passion for music, but, it certainly doesn’t lead to a very interesting conversation. If someone with an obsessive personality is asked this same question, their response is much more likely to be extremely specific. Someone with an obsessive personality will be much more likely to feel very passionately about a specific type of music, and they will often listen to the same song or album constantly for weeks at a time. This, of course, is not the case for all people with obsessive personalities, but it is an example nonetheless.
This music example can be applied to many different topics. How much a person cares about any topic, be it world news, video games, movies, science, school, politics, fashion, comedy, etc… can be partially dictated by how much of an obsessive personality they have. Keep in mind, this whole concept is very subtle. There are certainly people without obsessive personalities who take interest in specific things; but, that is not my point on the matter. My point is, people with more obsessive personalities tend to take MORE interest in these topics, they tend to feel more passionate about these topics, and they tend to be more interesting people to talk to.
Seattle, mid summer 2011. Sounders game with the boys. Marching to the stadium was a blast. European’s think they know soccer, but oh boy lemme tell ya, us Seattle kids know how to f*cking march to a soccer match. Sounders ended up winning 4-3 in an amazingly good match. It feels so funny calling a sporting event a “match.” The pitch was green, the beer was cold, Zack and I talked about baseball, and ya, Jeff will eat that shit. What a great day.
Mid summer, probably in August (2011). First day with my new Canon. It’s a lil guy, but it has a big heart. Also it takes great video. Bill is a stank-ass and I hope a pack of ravage wolves beat him with wet dead squirrels.
Bled, Slovenia. Around midnight. Matt, Tony, Kinsey, and I are terrorizing the streets. One of the best trips I’ve had in Europe. I highly recommend going to Bled. Between castles, lakes, canyons, and a bright, illuminating night life; it was easily worth the 14 hour train ride.