Sunday, January 31

Song of The Day: "I'm Sorry But I'm Not Surprised"

So Dragonette's "Galore" was kind of my 2009 summer album,
they're actually a Canadian electro-pop band & i heard the song
"Pick Up The Phone " from the new album "Fixin' To Thrill"
& have had it on repeat ever since.

Thursday, January 28

The Language of Love

Tuesday, January 26

Get Your Nails Did

Best. Manicure. Ever.

Apartment Therapy Segment "A Celebration of Color"

I secretly collect little pictures of really exceptional interior design. When it comes to decor, i don't especially like straight lines, but i love white. Upon looking at my little collection it occurred to me that i didn't have a lot of color, which is silly so here is my "Apartment Therapy" segment & the theme is "A Celebration Of Color".

Dainty Little Things Sexiest Man of The Year

I've been getting into the show the Mentalist, I don't
know if i absolutely LOVE the show but seriously,
HOW good looking is he?!

Monday, January 25

The Pale Blue Dot

Okay, so this picture & essay were a part of a lecture i attended the other day the essay is based on the picture on the left, which was taken from space & if you look really closely there's a little blue dot in one of the sun rays, that speck is earth. (This essay sort of reminded me of Horton Hears A Who)

"Reflections on a Mote of Dust" by Carl Sagen (1934-1996)

We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

Sunday, January 17

Single Sentence Stories is a collection of true stories told in one sentence. I think some of them are so clever, here are a few from this month:

It was only after he demonstrated that he could accurately quote long passages of
Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises after eleven shots of tequila that i agreed to give him my number.
[2010-01-07 16:04:22]

Indy One Jeep
I knew what we really were when i realized that we had eaten our Christmas Dinner
out of a cooler from the back of a pick-up truck
[2010-01-11 14:47:40]

My mom told me that when you go to heaven, God gives you all of the balloons you
lost when you were alive.
[2010-01-03 10:34:20]

One of Three, Not Two
Having met my secret sister who no one knows i know about, all my mom's clever
little references didn't go unnoticed this holiday.
[2010-01-04 11:05:18]

Years from now, when we fix up our own home together, I'll recall the night we wandered
through Home Depot & spent 20 minutes in the doorbell section listening carefully to each one
[2010-01-07 11:27:50]

As i sat on the park bench in my Chuck Taylors & Buddy Holly glasses, a cup of
coffee in one hand, cigarette hanging from my mouth and a battered copy of
"On the Road" on my knees, I felt i was trying way too hard.
[2010-01-10 02:34:16]

SartoriaLUST. Deecember Oh Nine.

I was particularly uninspired this month, BUT these four stood out.

Cheap Laughs "Throw 'Em On The Ground"

I'm not entirely positive why i think this video is SO funny,
but I've been watching it over and over again all weekend.
"I Threw it On The Ground" Andy Samberg

Friday, January 15

I wish i had an open drain in the middle of my living room.

"Because everything in her home is waterproof, the housewife of 2000 can do her daily cleaning with a hose"
(A magazine publication from 1953)
There's no way that in the year 2000 the average American housewife was that thin.

Thursday, January 14

Tattoo Subjects

I hate peoples tattoos, it isn't that i don't like tattoos, because i do. I just think people just make really stupid decisions about them. For instance, people who get portraits done especially of their pets (every time i watch Miami Ink someone is getting a portrait of their fucking pet on their goddamn chest), here are a few that i found online & i don't think they're absolutely horrible.

I love owls & i think this is just so cute.

My favorite so far is the paper plane, i think i just like the work"float" & the font
BUT i think the placement is really stupid.

This peacock feather is really pretty & subtle... This woman is inordinately skinny.

I love the placement of this.

Wednesday, January 13

UO's Early Spring Lookbook!

Urban Outfitter's Early Spring Lookbook
(Brittany's Favorite's Edition)

English Major Snobbery

"A lot of the people who read a bestselling novel, for example, do not read much other fiction. By contrast, the audience for an obscure novel is largely composed of people who read a lot. That means the least popular books are judged by people who have the highest standards, while the most popular are judged by people who literally do not know any better. An American who read just one book this year was disproportionately likely to have read ‘The Lost Symbol’, by Dan Brown. He almost certainly liked it."

Love Stories

A List About Humanity

Ten Rules for Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life".

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, & experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work".

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. "There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again looked better than "here."

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen & trust.

10. You will forget all of this.

Found! LEGO Trinkets

Interlocking Lego Rings! Oh my goodness, oh my goodness.

Wednesday, January 6

Fred's Strange Little Menagerie of Things.

So Fred's products in Calgary are sold are random little store like "Reids". Anyway! These were their coolest inventions of 2009!
Unzipped, it's glass! Clever!

Tooth Piks, perfect for stabbing & scooping.

"To Do Tattoo's" You write little to do lists that you
can make into temporary tattoo's. How clever.

PAC-MAN Hot Heads, rubber oven mitts!
For all of the cooking i do.
I love these, rubber ice trays (which are way easier then plastic
anyway) in the shapes of space invaders.

Giant Headphone speakers. Clever.

He's literally a dust bunny! He's all microfiber & whatnot!