I feel like we connect. ;)
I always love posting the work of the artists I love and follow on Tumblr. I’ve recently discovered Molly Costello’s works, which often depict a stars and constellation motif in wonderfully sublime (and not necessarily ‘obvious’ ) ways. Go see more of her imaginative, stunning work here.
"Utopia," by Goldfrapp. (The video isn’t theirs, but the song is.) Alison Goldfrapp has an amazing voice and vision. She’s both the ethereal voice and the breathy sci-fi dystopian Weimar cabaret-style voice in this song. Will Gregory, the other half of Goldfrapp scores the music in grand, cinematic terms.
(Vampire Diaries - Season 1) Elena Gilbert slaps Damon Salvatore
I just love seeing a smarmy, arrogant ass get cut down to size. That second slap is awesome. Makes me want to sing, Velma Kelly style, “He had it coming!”
Be still, my acquisitive heart. I am in love with this series of bowls, plates, and cups. There’s a teapot in this series, too. The tombo (dragonfly) is a very classic symbol in Japanese arts, crafts, and textiles.
In traditional Japanese cuisine, even the plates and bowls are chosen carefully to reflect the season one is in, so I would use this series in summer, when dragonflies come out in their winged forms.
I get my bonus in 10 days (but who’s counting?…) And when I do, this lovely bowl will be mine.
(It’s only $10, but still. Some discipline is warranted when it comes to money I have not yet received. Btw, the retailers (Tokiusa.com) who sell this series have so many other lovely items hat I am very, very tempted to fill our abode to the brim with new plates, cups, etc. )
Yes, sometimes, it says you are kind. Sometimes, it says you’re a people-pleasing doormat who’s got codependency issues. It’s complicated, really, people’s motives.
(Source: thedailypozitive, via astonishinglyamanda)
I’m getting in touch with my inner Judge Dredd.
If I had a dollar for every fool who patted himself on the back for “not being judgmental,” I’d be rich and retired from my day job already. Oh, btw, when people say that, they’re absolutely being judgmental. The subtext is that they are better than you are, with a bigger and more magnanimous soul than yours because they ‘don’t judge.’ They are hypocrites and too stupid to realize what they are.
Look, there’s making snarky comments about someone because of the shoes they wear. That’s being judgmental in a bad way. But connecting the dots when people show you all manner of signs about their true character— that’s being a reasoning, thinking adult. The abject refusal to do that is not being a better person or being a more magnanimous soul. It’s being willfully blind, intellectually lazy, and defensive about it.
Just about every person who’s crowed about being “not judgmental” to me has made an utter hash-mash of his life with regard to work and personal matters. So my answer is, a Tyler Durdenesque, “so….how’s *that* workin’ out for you?”
Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level
I love her, but too bad Blue Jasmine was yet another movie that, when it bothers to focus on a female character, shows someone that’s mostly unsympathetic and mostly to be disliked. It’s just so lame that when a female character is the focus, it’s b.c. she’s breaking down emotionally or psychologically, is being raped or abused in some way, or is some caricature.