Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Mayonnaise Jar + Novelty Hipster Glasses

Not original content- I found this trawling the forum, and I thought it was really cute, clever and ultimately relevant, so I thought I would share :)

The Mayonnaise Jar 

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. 
When the class began, wordlessly, He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar 
And proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. 

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. 

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.' 

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions. Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full. 

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else --The small stuff. 

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued, there is no room for  the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. 

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you. 


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play With your children.
Take time to get medical check ups. Take your partner out to dinner. 

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. 

'Take care of the golf balls first -- The things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.' 

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend. 

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle, When 24 Hours in a day is not enough, Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.


Ain't it sweet? :)

I had another positive moment tonight, walking home with Alex from dinner. We were on our way to grab coffee, when we were stopped by a group of (rather tipsy) adults, who were aesthetically not involved in the alternative scene, but had some really nice + positive things to say about me :) I showed them my tongue split + it blew their minds! It's so nice, when having such a crappy day, to have some people go out of their way to make you feel good about yourself ^_____^

Also; I found a pair of novelty hipster glasses. Chaos ensued ;D

My split is looking neat-o! :D




  1. Thanks for posting that small story. I like the message, been trying to live more like that instead of obsessing over small things. It seems so obvious, to fill your live with the things that you love. But it's not always easy, it pays off.

  2. That's so awesome about the "non-alternative-looking" people, I'm not crazily alternative looking but I'm not totally normal either. I currently have black, purple, and red dread extensions (that look like natural dreads) and this really gangsta guy on the bus said "your hair's mean" I said thanks and as he got off the bus he was like "gaaaangsta" I felt pretty cool XD
    Also a random old guy at a fair said "you're hair is very unique" and gave me the hugest smile, so cute

  3. I surprisingly liked the jar story. Very nice find

  4. I looked at your pictures on facebook:!
    you have body changes that I prefer!

    elf ears and tongue split!