Fine Cars and Pool Tables

I am Savin. Extraordinaire. Friend. Brother. The Real Slim Shady. Mr. Downtown. "Top Chef, Wes Anderson Protagonist, Boy in tha Benz, A Som-BOOOOAAA-DEEE, Lord of the Tea, Master of Poetry, Male Model of the Year, Magic Man, El Diablo, Theodore Brosevelt, The Godfather". I love vintage;architecture; kindness; charactere; gentleman's attire; cardigans; ties; scarves; sophistication; elegance; class; intelligence; tea; coffee;cooking; Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York; Rio; Paris; Rome; Copenhagen; Europe; Brazil; Asia; Lao Tzu; Hokusai; Korean food; Japanese food; Paul Newman; pool tables; lighters; the classics; fine watches; fine leather goods; Persols; oxfords; brogues; wingtips;suits; cigars; fine cars; nights with the guys; technology; calligraphy; Katakana; Kanji; Hiragana; Mandarin; Hangul; Farsi; Arabic, Italian; Portuguese; Spanish; French; German; Swedish; Danish; other cultures; world history; furniture; Steve McQueen; the 1920's through 2011; LPs; music; The Getty; German cars; fountain pens; masculinity; femininity; balance; Yin and Yang; Feng Shui; the Masons; geometry; God; Buddha; Zarathustra; Pretty much anything. My tumblr is an escape from the mundane and an expression of me.

Note: I own none of the images I post, unless otherwise stated

Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.

  • *sister pokes me*
  • Me: What are you doing?
  • Her: I'm playing you like an instrument.
  • Me: Hey, I am not a piano.
  • Her: I know, you're a saxophone.
  • Me: Don't push my buttons!
  • Her: Haha, very good.
  • Me: Well, I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I am pretty saxy.

Sometimes I wish I could show people everything about me. I wish I could take people to places that shaped me; I wish I could show people the world through my eyes; I wish I could show people every single struggle and those nights in tears. But then I realize that, for one reason or another, I can hardly do any of those things. And that makes me sad sometimes.