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Faint-Hearted Adventure

On a quest to understand. Company always welcome.

Today I kept a bunch of the windows open so the house smelled like spring, and I baked cookies and cuddled with my cat and finished reading Inferno (I had intended to read the entire DC this weekend but apparently that was a bit too ambitious).

I also went to the library! It was raining, but the weather was beautiful and warm so I didn’t have to wear a coat, and I used the big yellow umbrella and twirled it while I walked. And at the library a cute firefighter held the door for me. I picked up a book I had been reading over Christmas but didn’t finish, as well as American Gods, which I have been intending to read for some time.

I’m very close to finishing my scarf, too! I have to learn how to cast off and weave all the loose ends, and then I will be done. Very soon.

and TOMORROW I am going to visit my high school!! And see friends!! And later my siblings and I are going to see a movie! 

wheelandlook:

reachabovethetrees:

reachabovethetrees:

I wrote this reminder for myself. I am trying so very, very hard to believe it.

Reblogging myself because it’s a reminder I constantly need to reinforce.

Happythoughts! All the happythoughts all the time! 

wheelandlook:

reachabovethetrees:

reachabovethetrees:

I wrote this reminder for myself. I am trying so very, very hard to believe it.

Reblogging myself because it’s a reminder I constantly need to reinforce.

Happythoughts! All the happythoughts all the time! 

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Single woman spends 14 years with mannequin family to make a point

purplejuju:

After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — “Why aren’t you married yet?” — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family…of mannequins.

Over the course of 14 years and 10,000 miles of travel, she took her fake family everywhere and took all kinds of “family” pictures….

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See more of Suzanne’s pictures, and explore her other work.

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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.
Floss.
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.

36 Things I Wish I Figured Out Sooner - Whitney Kimball  (via screwsociety)

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Sometimes the future is scary and the present is overwhelming and my head is full of stress and writing is difficult, but sometimes, during those times, there is also warm weather and spring air from the open windows and flowers glowing in the afternoon sunlight reminding me that fragile things still exist and I still exist and sometimes we are both noticed and more often than I remember, people are kind.

Sometimes the future is scary and the present is overwhelming and my head is full of stress and writing is difficult, but sometimes, during those times, there is also warm weather and spring air from the open windows and flowers glowing in the afternoon sunlight reminding me that fragile things still exist and I still exist and sometimes we are both noticed and more often than I remember, people are kind.

mentaltickles:

There are 7,226,106,955 kinds of people in the world.

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The plan for today:

  • eat breakfast
  • choose between Shelley and Austen
  • go somewhere that is not my room
  • read whichever book I choose
  • go to the SUB to eat lunch
  • return to external location
  • write a thesis
  • return to room
  • call bank and order cheques
  • shower
  • review Heidegger
  • eat supper
  • review Eliot, Nietzsche,Darwin, and maybe Mill

Holy crap less than 15,000 signatures to go before the White House have to discuss nonbinary genders!

lottelodge:

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That’s amazing! There’s less than two weeks left; Tumblr, spread it like some kind of delicious sandwich filling! And for glob’s sake, SIGN IT!

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