Good Advices

March 24, 2009

So I wanted to do a project on the giving of solicited and unsolicited advice, so I solicited advice from everyone who is my “friend” on Facebook.  Most people have not replied, which points to a larger issue with respect to how I go about these kinds of art projects: the wrong way.  The way that depends too much upon the labor of other people.  I will have to think my way around that, but in the meantime, here is a sampling of what I’ve got.

Also, I may move to Oregon.  Yay Oregon!


Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.


Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Don’t take any wooden nickels.


Don’t worry about things you have no control over.  Don’t worry so much about anything, actually.

If the soup is too hot, don’t blow on it- just put an ice cube in it and stir it around.

If you are looking for a good alternate source of protein, consider quinoa.  It’s versatile, much like bulgur and couscous (which it resembles), but it takes to the tooth differently, and the flavor is both nuttier and more piquant.  Plus, you’ve got to love how the cooked grains look a little like tiny shrimp.

If you’re trying to make a left turn, and the car in front of you turns when the light is yellow, imagine  that your car and the car in front of you are two halves of a limousine, and you have no choice but to follow.

In refining your thesis, run it against this test… Does my thesis offer an answer to a “how?” or “why?” question?

It’s always better if you simply don’t have any expectations.


Keep a notebook by your bed to write down your dreams, because they can give you great ideas, but don’t go around relaying your dreams to everybody in explicit detail.  People will think you are boring and an asshole.


Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Look, she is simply putting things off until indifference grows over the relationship like moss over a stone that’s finally stopped rolling.  Why?  Because she knows that it is much easier to delay and defer than to venture into any sort of confrontation.

Never mistake tedium for boredom.  The first is merely a flavor of the exquisite; the second, the flip side of transcendence.

When at a function where you want to make an impression on influential people, don’t be afraid to get a little boozy and overly familiar.  People love that.


One Response to “Good Advices”

  1. AdamFeldmeth Says:

    Harrell Fletcher is in Oregon

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