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Weddings, engagements, straight, LGBT, friends and family… so freaking many this year!!! 

I am on the broke side of flat because I’ve pretty much allotted the rest of this year’s income to presents and travel. All good. Happy to see my favorite people happy with their person.

Just downloaded Sara Bareilles’s new album, and this might be my absolute favorite, even above Brave. What a wonderful singer-songwriter! On a recent performance, she dedicated the song to the Gay Community. 


It’s a bit beyond my capabilities for playing, but will dedicate it nonetheless to all the weddings and wedding planning going on all around me :-)

Let the bough break, let it come down crashing
Let the sun fade out to a dark sky
I can’t say I’d even notice it was absent
Cause I could live by the light in your eyes

I’ll unfold before you
Would have strung together
The very first words
Of a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you
(Yeah)

There was a time when I would have believed them
If they told me you could not come true
Just love’s illusion
But then you found me and everything changed
And I believe in something again

My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you

We are not perfect
We’ll learn from our mistakes
And as long as it takes
I will prove my love to you

I am not scared of the elements
I am under-prepared, but I am willing
And even better
I get to be the other half of you

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you
I choose you

#sara bareilles #live #i choose you #the blessed unrest #wedding season

Calvin & Hobbes, as always, incredibly insightful. Amazing.

(via awkwardsituationist)

#environment #sustainability #extinction #greed #calvin and hobbes

rhamphotheca:

Bears and Humans…

*le sigh*Stupid anthrocentric, egocentric humans.

rhamphotheca:

Bears and Humans…

*le sigh*
Stupid anthrocentric, egocentric humans.

#humans #nature

"Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally."

- RIP David Frost  (via ninagarcia)

#quotes #david frost #inspiration

awkwardsituationist:

this is the yakel kastom (village) of the vanuatu island of tanna. kastom villagers refuse any modern methods of living, choosing instead to keep with the traditional ways; they have no electricity, fetch water from the nearby river, and grow everything they eat. women wear skirts made of coconut fiber and men wear only a namba.

in the katsom, certain men are tasked with the responsibility of keeping the other villagers in good spirits, taking on the title, “happy man.” according to the 2006 happy planet index, which analyzes data on reported happiness, life expectancy and ecological footprint, vanuatu is the happiest, most ecologically efficient nation in the world.

photos by magda biskup, eric lafforgue and joey l.

:-) I would like to go to there, please.

#travels #vanuatu #tanna #happy place

Holy balls, these images are magical.

awkwardsituationist:

(1) vatnajökull ice cap, south Iceland. photo skarphedinn thrainsson; (2) svínafellsjökull outlet glacier. photo christopher lund; (3) perito moreno glacier, patagonia. photo juan cruz rabaglia; (4) mendenhall glacier, juneau, alaska. photo yosuke sano; (5) chamonix, haute savoye, france. photo kamil tamiola; (6) franz joseph glacier, new zealand. photo cal jackson

#travel #glaciers

photojojo:

Will you be in the NYC area during October? If so, you have to check out the free photography seminars offered by Shoot NYC. Each year, they gather tons of the industry leaders to offer free workshops on everything from post-production to perfecting your social media presence. 
Shoot NYC Offers Top Notch Photography Workshops For Free
via John Nack 

photojojo:

Will you be in the NYC area during October? If so, you have to check out the free photography seminars offered by Shoot NYC. Each year, they gather tons of the industry leaders to offer free workshops on everything from post-production to perfecting your social media presence. 

Shoot NYC Offers Top Notch Photography Workshops For Free

via John Nack 

#photography #nyc #free events

You can’t argue with these images. Climate change is a very real fact and is process that has been severely exacerbated and hastened by modern human activities. 

The Earth is a living entity and is thus subject to such changes (and our human fossil record clearly reflect some of the more recent occurences of climate change such as the Younger Dryas event). The planet will hopefully keep on trucking as she always has, eventually finding some equilibrium after massive points of changes just like she always has. But who knows what these changes will mean for us 50-100-1,000 years down the line.

awkwardsituationist:

the blomstrandbreen glacier, located in the norwegian svalbard archipelago in the arctic ocean, has retreated nearly two kilometers since 1928, the year the black and white photos were taken. the rate of glacial retreat has accelerated to 35 metres per year since 1960, and even faster in the last decade. black and white photos courtesy the norwegian polar institute, color photos christian aslund for greenpeace

#climate change #environment #history #prehistory #geological history #paleoenvironment

When I give someone a present that I know they’re going to love

whatshouldwecallme:

image

Heehee… I have the worst present-giver poker face, which is why I can’t be a secret Secret Santa.

Pretty much my face.

#lolz

THE CUDDLE MATTRESS!!!

Hmm… skeptical, but I kind of want. :-)

Cuddles are awesome. 

#inventions #NPR