draycen:


ccesamestreet:

spydercyde:

obsessionthenarglesmademedoit:

But why the last one thoughwhat am I not getting

I can’t breath…I have not laughed this hard in years 

Okay, quick story about the last one- I go to this school too, and the creative writing teacher is rad as hell (like the kind to give out free coffee on fridays)
After all of the kids have submitted their short stories, he reads them all for the first time to his two kids, who help him grade them, in a way.
One time, a girl wrote a story about a sheep, named Trixie, making her dream come true by moving to the big city to become an actress, a singer, or whatever (he was pretty vague on the description) 
She took a bus and a few trains and finally ended up in the ‘Big City’, where she tries to make her dream come true.
Now I dont remember the exact sequence of events that came next, but Trixie the sheep eventually ended up becoming a prostitute mid-sentence.
Our teacher didnt really realize this at the time, since it was his first time reading it, and to his kids he was caught completely off guard. And lets just say he had to explain a few new concepts to his kids that night..
And that’s why we can’t write any more stories about Trixie going to the Big City.

I lost my shit at 21

draycen:

ccesamestreet:

spydercyde:

obsessionthenarglesmademedoit:

But why the last one though
what am I not getting

I can’t breath…I have not laughed this hard in years 

Okay, quick story about the last one- I go to this school too, and the creative writing teacher is rad as hell (like the kind to give out free coffee on fridays)

After all of the kids have submitted their short stories, he reads them all for the first time to his two kids, who help him grade them, in a way.

One time, a girl wrote a story about a sheep, named Trixie, making her dream come true by moving to the big city to become an actress, a singer, or whatever (he was pretty vague on the description) 

She took a bus and a few trains and finally ended up in the ‘Big City’, where she tries to make her dream come true.

Now I dont remember the exact sequence of events that came next, but Trixie the sheep eventually ended up becoming a prostitute mid-sentence.

Our teacher didnt really realize this at the time, since it was his first time reading it, and to his kids he was caught completely off guard. And lets just say he had to explain a few new concepts to his kids that night..

And that’s why we can’t write any more stories about Trixie going to the Big City.

I lost my shit at 21

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montereybayaquarium:

Just a shell, you say? Get ready for the nautilus as you’ve never seen it before in this great video!  

Learn more about the chambered nautilus



whakahekeheke:


lalasiy:

40514294s:

joshreads:

mallelis:

an actual letter that actual Ayn Rand sent to Cat Fancy magazine in 1966

"I subscribed to Cat Fancy primarily for the sake of the pictures"

the first thing i’ve ever found i have in common with ayn rand

catlas shrugged

that woman was kind of nuts

whakahekeheke:

lalasiy:

40514294s:

joshreads:

mallelis:

an actual letter that actual Ayn Rand sent to Cat Fancy magazine in 1966

"I subscribed to Cat Fancy primarily for the sake of the pictures"

the first thing i’ve ever found i have in common with ayn rand

catlas shrugged

that woman was kind of nuts

(via theholygradation)


tinyhousedarling:

thetayledrasjournals:

bastetrip:

this is so wonderful <3

This is lovely. LOVE those stairs!

It looks so warm!  And I love the stairs and bench.  

(via tinyhousedarling)



Szeged Synagogue, Hungary

Szeged Synagogue, Hungary

(Source: Flickr / comfortinthesound, via the-lotus-garden-ccs)


Views of Mt Fuji; Yuga Kurita

(Source: softwaring, via the-lotus-garden-ccs)



scalesofperception:

The GuardiansVladimir Antaki

These places are sometimes magical, overloaded with elements, colours and stories, guarded by these characters who are sometimes touching, funny, quirky, and at times frightening. 

The photos that I take are often the only memory that this “Guardian” will have of him/herself in their daily environment. This photo can be the only visual record of the existence of this place, the only photographic memory.
 
People pay less and less attention to their environment. They are always in a hurry, they don’t take the time to spend time with one another. Unfortunately, these places will one day no longer be around. This is one of the reasons that compelled me to want to document these “guardians”.

SoP | Scale of Work


naliac:

Things that are naturally pretty

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

To Read is to Fly

1. India

2. Cuba

3. United Arab Emirates

4. Burma

5. Ethiopia

6. Nepal

7. Turkey

8. Italy

9. Thailand

10. Brazil


smallandtinyhomeideas:

America’s first official “Tiny House Friendly” Town
Jul. 20, 2014 - SPUR, Texas
The City Council of Spur, TX passed a resolution tonight designating the City of Spur as America’s first officially “Tiny House Friendly” town. The resolution tips its hat to the movement toward smaller and more efficient dwellings that has grown into a national trend dubbed the “Tiny House Movement” by proponents and the press.
Motivated by downward pressure on wages and real estate prices and an abhorrence of waste, a new generation of pioneers is setting about re-inventing the American dream, harking back to the pioneer spirit of early settlers who carved lives out of the wilderness with a determined focus on self-sufficiency and modest living. But this is not your great grandfathers’ tiny house. Aided by technology and innovative designs from companies like Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the new pioneer house would make Thoreau blush at its luxurious accommodations.
 “We saw that larger cities haven’t been all that welcoming to smaller houses, seemingly unable to remove permitting and code obstacles, (usually requiring square footage to be 1,000 sq./ft. or more), so we hoped we could help by removing restrictions related to home size.” Adams says, “Folks who want to live the “Tiny” house life in Spur need only to build with quality, connect to city utilities and pay taxes like everybody else.”
More information about the Spur “Tiny” house initiative can be found at www.spurfreedom.com | hat tip to Tiny House Build

smallandtinyhomeideas:

America’s first official “Tiny House Friendly” Town

Jul. 20, 2014 - SPUR, Texas

The City Council of Spur, TX passed a resolution tonight designating the City of Spur as America’s first officially “Tiny House Friendly” town. The resolution tips its hat to the movement toward smaller and more efficient dwellings that has grown into a national trend dubbed the “Tiny House Movement” by proponents and the press.

Motivated by downward pressure on wages and real estate prices and an abhorrence of waste, a new generation of pioneers is setting about re-inventing the American dream, harking back to the pioneer spirit of early settlers who carved lives out of the wilderness with a determined focus on self-sufficiency and modest living. But this is not your great grandfathers’ tiny house. Aided by technology and innovative designs from companies like Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the new pioneer house would make Thoreau blush at its luxurious accommodations.

 “We saw that larger cities haven’t been all that welcoming to smaller houses, seemingly unable to remove permitting and code obstacles, (usually requiring square footage to be 1,000 sq./ft. or more), so we hoped we could help by removing restrictions related to home size.” Adams says, “Folks who want to live the “Tiny” house life in Spur need only to build with quality, connect to city utilities and pay taxes like everybody else.”

More information about the Spur “Tiny” house initiative can be found at www.spurfreedom.com | hat tip to Tiny House Build

(Source: spurfreedom.comxas-becomes-americas-first-tiny-house-friendly-city.html)


montereybayaquarium:

Home on the Road: This Octopus Just Loves Life in a Shell

Is this the original RVer? The veined or “coconut” octopus’s home is wherever it puts down its, well, shell. And we’re glad to announce there’s one parked in our Tentacles exhibit right now.

But it’s not just a coconut shell that this cephalopod settles down in. Our Curator of Husbandry Operations, Paul Clarkson, says that the veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) will “pick up anything at its disposal” to make a home on the road. This includes old cans, bottles, boots, shells and yes—coconuts. In fact, it’s proud to take up residence in any recently foreclosed property on the ocean floor. It’s all home as far as this cephalopod is concerned.

It could just be the ultimate recycler.

Octopus odyssey

Paul was recently part of a trip to the Philippines,  and his sole goal was to collect this curious cephalopod. The trip was organized by the California Academy of Sciences, which also happens to be the only other aquarium in the U.S. to have displayed them.

The dive site was near an old pier, which—unfortunately for the ocean, but perhaps not so much for the octopus—was rife with trash. He said they would often find the animals closed up in clam shells, with just their eyes poking out, surveying the scene. If spooked, Paul said, the octopus would “just duck down and close up the shell.” To move, it would pick up the shell and just hit the road.

This made life easy for the scientists on the trip. “To collect these octopuses, we would just take the whole house, with the animal inside. It was good for them, and easy for us.” The shell also furnished first-class accommodations on the flight to California.

Paul found that, if he was patient, the octopuses were quite sociable. “If we just sat still, with a crab or other prey, they would come right over and eat out of our hands.”

About the veined octopus

The veined octopus is found in Indo-Pacific waters, has a fist-sized body and lives to be a year old. Common prey items include crustaceans and small fishes.  

You can find it in our Tentacles exhibit, in the spot formerly occupied by the two-spot octopus, which has been moved behind the scenes. Don’t be surprised to find this vagabond displayed with some of the junk that commonly forms its home in the wild.

Watch a veined octopus make a home out of a coconut shell

Learn more about our Tentacles exhibit


unimpressedcats:

toilet party

unimpressedcats:

toilet party


hifructosemag:

Henrique Oliveira’s current installation at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, now on Hi-Fructose.

(via nakedgeometry)


random-stuff-from-jayhurl:

The sarracenia a just loving all this heat and sunshine!

(via thehungrybog)



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