Good Morning, Tallahassee!

If you’ve been outside at all today, you’ve noticed the beautiful weather our humble city has bestowed upon us. The sun is bright, the breeze is strong – and I found a caterpillar on Niko’s basil plant this morning! I foresee a good day ahead. A bit of a mis-matched post, I wanted to share a few images to spread today’s good spirit, and a link from an ‘assignment’ for my Communications Geography class.

Today I’m leading a discussion about disembodiment in cyberspace, and its relation to Descartes’ ideas of the Cartesian self. (Alex Kaplan, you will enjoy this!) I had to read a ridiculous paper about it, and in response composed a critical review/reflection of the piece. You can check out my take on the relationship between our cyber identities and our ‘real’ bodies here. Basically, I find that while cyberspace allows our minds to experience new identities online, our ‘offline’ identities are inescapable; once you log off from your cyber fantasy, you’re right back in your body.

Now for the good stuff – a few images from one of my favorite websites, We Heart It.com. People from all over the world upload inspiring images and photos, which users are able to ‘heart’ by clicking little icons at the bottom of each image. Eventually you build up a collection of your favorite finds, which is a great way to start the morning. Here are a few of my favorites:

I think I’m going to start posting more of these on a weekly basis. If anyone else has a weheartit account, post a link and I’ll follow you! Feel free to post any other inspiring images as well. Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m off to lead a class discussion, then climbing at the Tallahassee Rock Gym, followed by a farewell dinner at Momo’s. Keep spreadin’ the good vibes.

Katie Boué lives and breathes the outdoor lifestyle. She is an ardent advocate for fresh air, muddy boots, and clean eating. After spending a 365 days living in a van during a yearlong climbing road trip, she continues to document and share the everyday adventures of life.

Comments

  1. Katie,

    I’ve read a little bit on Cartesian Dualism before and it is an interesting thought. Your article was also awesome!

    BUT the most important aspect of your post – it’s cooling down! The past two morning my car ride to school has been at a beautiful 74 deg. I had almost forgotten what it felt like.

    To opening all the windows in the house, drinking hot chocolate, and resuming our old ‘Purple Room’ schedule.

    AK

    • Alex, I cannot wait for hot chocolate in the Purple Room! And opening up the windows! It will only last for a few weeks before it becomes to frigid to keep ‘em open, but that small period of time is my favorite part of year – AC off, windows open, saving utilities and enjoying the breeze! Thanks for the positive feedback about my article. FOUR DAYS BUDDY!

  2. Now, I’m hurt that you found the article ridiculous. :-) I like the idea that identity is embedded within the affective capacities of the body – a very powerful idea IMO.

    The weather has been nice – I’ve been waiting for fall so I finally turn off the air conditioner. Oh, thanks for the link to the website. I heart it, too!

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