Thursday, 24 April 2014

Nothing's new, buckaroo.



Whoa I was just looking over my past few posts and it goes like this: Links, Links, Book Review, Links, Book Review, Links. So let me get this straight, I have been depriving you guys of my shining radiant personality for weeks?

What is going on here?

Well, to be frank, not much. Hence the not posting a lot. The tattoo shop moved, my health has not improved much and there's been a few other bumps in the ever bumpy road of life. I won't say none of it is interesting, but none of it is really anything I can talk about online.

Here are some shots of the shop from my instagram and the TZ one as well, it's so pretty there.












I've also been working at the college bookstore every once in a while again, which is a nice change of pace. I always feel lucky to get a call from them, as stressful as it is to be "on call". It's also pretty there, especially if you're a stationary nerd like I am.



My health, well that's boring as fuck to everyone but me. (But if you do want to know, I've been referred to a specialist and hopefully things will get figured out soon. And I haven't cried in weeks from the pain and have been taking less drugs so that's a bonus.)

My camera is still broken and I can't afford a new one. I also shattered my iPod touch screen (and can't afford a new one of those either) so this is my only source of photos for the blog right now. So for now you'll have to deal with grainy reposts from Instagram. Ugh I want a new camera so bad. :(


Tank le dogue is doing awesome as usual. Here he is after a walk.



He's a real sweetheart, always trying to cuddle me in that clumsy rock-for-a-head way bulldogs have of bulldozing their way into your lap. He's into chest/butt scratches and hugs lately.


And on that note I have to go get ready for work now. Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

April links 5



Prospect (Short Film) 
A teenage girl is on an alien planet with her dad. Just watch it.

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And finally, here are some creepy owls. Sorry for the nightmares.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

April Links 4



This is so true, hahahaha. I always get foundation on my earrings too.
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So oh my god you guys, making me do shorter links posts means you're getting one every second day I guess. Sorrynotsorry. Enjoy. Or just skip it if you want. It won't hurt my feelings if you skip things you don't like. Just don't like, be mean about it. I don't even need to know. I don't check my stats very often and even when I do I still won't know it's you who's not here, you know?


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Thanks to Suzy & Jenny 
for the stuff I stole from your blogs today. 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Reading in 2014 - Book eight: Stiff by Mary Roach


I've got a whole collection of Mary Roach books in my "to-read" queue so get ready to hear about a few more of these in the future as well.

 


Stiff was much more interesting to me than the last book I read by her, Six Feet Over. It's a non-fiction book about what happens to dead bodies once they're out of our sight. I finally get what all the Mary Roach hype is about.

I absolutely would NOT recommend this to a squeamish person, a person whose loved one has recently died and donated their body to science, or anybody who really doesn't want to know. If you'd prefer to imagine a beautiful death with a pretty white ghost floating to heaven and then a sterile coffin and that's it, great. But don't read this book.

I, myself, have been on a real "confronting my mortality" kick this year due to a few life events of my own and others around me and this book ... it gets real. And it goes down some rabbit holes that made me physically look away from the book in horror! (Especially when she talks about experiments that took place in the 1800s, man those people were cruel.) But even some of the descriptions of surgeries happening in present day were shocking.

When you donate your body to science you really have no idea where you will end up, but this book will give you some idea of the possibilities. And it will also tell you what happens to the coffin-buried people as well. And somehow she keeps it pretty funny. This book is very well written, I wish I could write like Mary Roach.

I recommend to the strong, the truly curious and the realists out there. 9/10

Sunday, 20 April 2014

April Links 3 (smaller and more frequent, as per your preferences)


CHILDHOOD RUINED

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Friday, 18 April 2014

what the f*** is a long weekend?

It was amazing the number of people who wished me a "happy long weekend" while I was working in the college bookstore yesterday. I said thank you but on the inside I was all "actually my weekend is on Tuesday and Wednesday and it's a regular length and I don't care about easter so...shut up"

But seriously if you're into that kind of thing and have three days off in a row and are getting paid for one of them, congratulations and have a great weekend. Or whatever.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

April links 2



Big cats like boxes too.
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Thanks
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Alycia - Nubby - Kellie - Courtney - Alicia -Sarah Von - Kellie
Caitlin - Book Riot - Catherine -Diana

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 QUESTION FOR YOU LINKS POST READERS: do you prefer super epically long links posts or would you like them more often and smaller like this one? I'm worried about overwhelming you with the big ones or clogging your reader feed with the small ones. So let me know either way mmkay?