Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nano Tattoos

By Invitation Only

The Good-For-You Tattoo

Exclusively yours
The Spa at Northeastern University

The Spa at Northeastern University offers a variety of revitalizing experiences that will soothe your body and soul. Ancient, healing combined with cutting-edge nano sciences technology will nourish and refine your skin texture in ways you've yet to imagine...

No more will our sweeter-than-sweet clients have to endure the agonizing finger arrest to know whether or not they may partake of our exquisite treats. 

Our Zen practitioners will step forth and usher you into the field of all possibilities where our amazing nanosensors will be softly injected into an outer layer of your skin. While at The Spa, you will enjoy a magnificent display of fluorescent, rainbow-colored particles as you simply wave your preferred Smart Phone Device over your arm for a reading of your glucose levels. 

The essence of new opportunities await

The fluorescent particles in the epidermal layer of your skin will glow - and even change color - as glucose levels fluctuate. For our younger guests, we offer stylish and sassy OPI nail products to match your glucose color reading! 

For a relaxing and exhilarating experience, our sodium level checking nano tattoos work in harmony to restore the body to a state of calm and balance. This soothing, energizing experience is met with our Rose Petal water, which will ensure your skin is restored to a smooth, refreshed, hydrated state.  Thanks to Clark's nano tattoos, exclusively at The Spa at Northeastern University, your body find its calm center... 

Our signature blend of pure relaxation and customized nano tattooing experiences will align your Chakra centers and clear out stagnant energie in the body. Clark's remarkable nano tattoos can be customized with your preferred journey or spiritual awakening in mind, which will leave you feeling thoroughly renewed, rejuvenated, and calm. 


Monday, January 30, 2012

Nocte Insomnius

Dear 3 am, 

We have to stop meeting this way. I realize you are often times troubled in the night, but keeping me awake will not solve your problems. 

Seriously now, this is all about mind over mattress. 

If I wanted to become an insomniac I would pick up the hobby of worrying or ask to be adopted by a family of worriers.  

Or, as a Vegan, I count count count jumping tofu. 

In fact, I could take it a step further and cultivate my neuroses. As a dedicated insomniac, I could work on this throughout the day by reading my local crime statistics, picking up my favorite medical journal, or download Stephen King movies onto my laptop. 

Better yet, I could eat late at night, drink vast quantities of fluid shortly before retiring, and get plenty of aerobic exercise right before bed. 

If I wanted to, I could really shake things up by going to bed at a different time every night, swap my soothing sound machine for a snoring machine, and turn up the volume on my cell phone in case someone pocket dials me at 3 am. 

Like I said, we have to stop meeting like this. 
I've got to get some sleep now...
Good night

Humor's Nonsensical Mirror

Humor is not only a valid enterprise held within the origin of evolvement, it is a guide through the labyrinth of obscene intellect to a place where traces of nonsensical ideology dwell undaunted and unfallen

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
A wise woman knows we are all fools

Masterfully weaving humorous devices into his tales to delight and entertain us in our follies over everything and nothing, Shakespeare's humor was the humor of knowing, a glorious sublimity that praises us despite our failings. 

"Brevity is the soul of wit"
An Existentialist's Dictionary

Even the monarch of wit, himself, still has us thinking and thanking him in full recognition of seeing our selves in others. A view only a humorous mirror can offer. 

"But men are men; the best sometimes forget." 
Things happen

A Mirror for Magistrates...1610
First complete edition. Imprinted by Felix Kyngston. The title, A Winters Night Vision, in this volume may have suggested to Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale. It was published in the same year the play may have been written. Mirror also contains the foundation story of Shakespeare’s King Lear.

"So young, and so untender?
You've held my arm up for an hour now

Humor frustrates and delights. It disputes action versus contemplation, theory versus practice, human dignity versus human depravity, and individualism versus communality. In treating these polarities, humor achieves a higher realism, transcending the mere imitation of experience, in all its conflict and fertility, into a mirror of mind itself. 

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit"
A bit too late for this post

Occupy Daydreams

Jonah Lehrer, author of Proust Was A Neuroscientist and How We Decide wrote about the importance of daydreaming and default, or resting state network, "which seems to underlie some important features of human cognition." 

Instead of being shackled, the daydreaming mind is free to engage in abstract thought and imaginative ramblings. 

Daydreaming challenges the Ritalin-obsessed, post-industrial mindset that insists that people, who think outside the system we created to control the masses, must be subdued at all costs. 

To avoid people thinking for themselves, we invent ways to keep people busy...

When we are busy with the mundane chores of our lives, our prefrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, and the temporoparietal junction are hard at work. 

When we need to think through complex problems, it's again that prefrontal cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex (reward-based) that light up on fMRI scans. 

It's only when we're daydreaming 
that all these areas light up! 

Occupy your daydreams! 

When we daydream, we are able to integrate our creative side with our ability to work and solve problems. Forget the dishes, don't bother making your bed, and by all means, wait until the deadline to submit your work, lighting up your brain with daydreams will not only enhance the way you feel about yourself and the world, but it will supercharge whatever you create! 

Sometimes we have to be hit on the head with an apple to figure out that things fall, and other times, we just need to spend a little time with our heads in the clouds to figure out how to launch that apple right back into space!

Occupy your daydreams!