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Clear liquid diet

I thought I wouldn’t last the 24 hours just sipping on coconut water. It wasn’t actually too bad compared to the bowel-prep cleanse that came after.

“Pleasant passion fruit flavor” my ass.

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Loss inspo

“You’re too talented to just be maintaining a website. You should realize your potential… elsewhere.”

Was not expecting to hear this today, but it’s probably something I needed to hear for awhile now.

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Trusting the process

Sometimes we create things that seem like rubbish at the time.

But strangely, they come in handy and swoop in for a creative rescue a few weeks and/or months down the road.

It’s a fine line between psychic powers and a mental illness of compulsive hoarding.

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Storytelling distilled

There is a line that’s uttered in Interview with the Vampire that goes, “Every human thought boils down to three things… I want food, I want sex, I want to go home.”

It’s so primitive and simplistic but amazingly accurate.

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Bottom of the barrel

I was so close to sending this back to the rando cold email (from someone with arguably one of the most punchable faces I’ve seen this year) trying to sell his amazing SEO services to help fix our topical authority:

Spoiler: no one really knows how topical authority works
Screenie from https://ahrefs.com/blog/topical-authority/
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There’s no clarity like the confusing pain of tragedy

Is this what they mean when they say greatness is the product of irreconcilable despair? If so, I would like to be average forever.

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Small wins

I lasted 11 days into 2023 without wanting to stick an axe into anyone from the other team at work.

It’s going to be a long month.

Happy New Year everyone!

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Designers and developers have one thing in common

And that is their collective hate towards people in marketing. I finally understand why.

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Little joys in life

My DHL delivery uncle comin’ in hot with the best service ever.

10 out of 5 stars, forever.

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Conversations with another CD

SY: Design skills are translatable, just need to have a lot of common sense AND always design with a purpose
SY: Design is not guessing

Me: I threw the designer’s credibility out the door when she said she’s pretty good about designing without content

Note: also the same man who told me to straight up lower my expectations 🫠