Mike Is In The Mess Of Things.

Jul 22

Some Sort of Manifesto

I’ve been a stranger for much of this summer, I know. Last Wednesday, my entire world was upended when I lost my dad. We’ve had a huge outpouring of support from friends, family, and some of the people reading my words right now.

I know there are thousands of you out there who have come to expect a certain standard -a ceaseless flow of contemporary art, music, poetry, and etcetera - from this thing called inthemess.

So where am I going with this? I want you to know that I’m reevaluating a lot of things in my life. This blog is one of them. I need to take more personal ownership over the time I spend on this site. So, while my posting may become more infrequent, it will come from my own head, heart, and hands.

If that’s an unacceptable thought for you, then I will bid you a fond farwell. For the rest of you, stay tuned as I struggle to fill the world with my own brand of art, music, and my beloved etcetera. I’m going to be a better man. Some day, I hope to be half the creative dynamo my father was. I’m going to make you so proud, Dad.

Jul 17

I have never been so utterly lost.

We lost my dad suddenly last night. We rushed home in a 3 hour drive , but we didn’t make it in time. My dad is a lion hearted, exceedingly brilliant man. I had so much more to learn from him. What the hell do I do? So lost. So goddamn lost.

Jul 14

“I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.” — (via leeessang)

(Source: faithandotherdrugs, via mypancakesaredelicious)

Jul 10

(via hexeosis)

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theatrefetish:

Things girls look for in a boy:
•Day Man
•Fighter of the Night Man
•Champion of the sun
•Master of karate and friendship for everyone

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to-see-clearly:

Lophophora williamsii
Watercolor on paper
Private collection
Donna Torres

Time to play Cactus or Icecream Cone?

to-see-clearly:

Lophophora williamsii

Watercolor on paper

Private collection

Donna Torres

Time to play Cactus or Icecream Cone?

(via scientificillustration)

Jul 08

sexpigeon:

You forget you have a backyard because your backyard is a shared backyard. It’s perfectly nice, but it belongs to no one, and is therefore difficult to invest in.
Now extrapolate this out to other matters: your public parks, your transit, your booth at McDonalds, your foster child. “Without the ardor of possession, a neglect foments,” you opine.
And so into the sorry embrace of armchair philosophy you go, slowly growing bigoted and turgid, all because you are too shy of saying hello to your neighbors, because you aren’t a great small talker. Too bad, so sad.

This post is my life. It only took us seven months to have a conversation with our neighbors.  Turns out, they’re pretty great.

sexpigeon:

You forget you have a backyard because your backyard is a shared backyard. It’s perfectly nice, but it belongs to no one, and is therefore difficult to invest in.

Now extrapolate this out to other matters: your public parks, your transit, your booth at McDonalds, your foster child. “Without the ardor of possession, a neglect foments,” you opine.

And so into the sorry embrace of armchair philosophy you go, slowly growing bigoted and turgid, all because you are too shy of saying hello to your neighbors, because you aren’t a great small talker. Too bad, so sad.

This post is my life. It only took us seven months to have a conversation with our neighbors.  Turns out, they’re pretty great.

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funnyordie:

How to Enjoy Prank Calls

funnyordie:

How to Enjoy Prank Calls

Operation Loveful Heights - Matei Apostolescu

Operation Loveful Heights - Matei Apostolescu

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(Source: ozneo, via clipclopclap)

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Jul 02

Mike Boelman's post on Vine       -

Check out Mike Boelman’s post on Vine! <— that’s the default text, but it’s an honest enough ploy. After being away from civilization for so long, this seemed like an appropriate next step. This is The 6 Second Shave.