There is a fundamental reason why we look at the sky with wonder and longing—for the same reason that we stand, hour after hour, gazing at the distant swell of the open ocean. There is something like an ancient wisdom, encoded and tucked away in our DNA, that knows its point of origin as surely as a salmon knows its creek. Intellectually, we may not want to return there, but the genes know, and long for their origins—their home in the salty depths. But if the seas are our immediate source, the penultimate source is certainly the heavens… The spectacular truth is—and this is something that your DNA has known all along—the very atoms of your body—the iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and on and on—were initially forged in long-dead stars. This is why, when you stand outside under a moonless, country sky, you feel some ineffable tugging at your innards. We are star stuff. Keep looking up.
Neil de Grasse Tyson (via cosmofilius)

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Buster: Are you guys planning a party?
Oscar: Yes, it’s your father’s birthday. Which coincidentally is my birthday.
Buster: Because you’re twins.

Good Grief - 2x04

Someone on twitter reminded me of this post, and it is absolutely one of my favorites.

I just found out this exists— Arrested Westeros. Arrested Development quotes in GoT context. 

If I don’t wake up in the morning, know that I died fulfilled. 

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A Compilation Video of Tiny Puppies Learning to Howl

If somebody comes into my room and finds a little pile of ash that once was me

This video is the culprit

i’m gonna die

I need two thousand puppies please.

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We’re having dinner at my parents’ house tonight, meaning I now have to spend forty minutes showing Randy all the People of Walmart emails my parents asked me to forward to him because there might be a pop quiz.


I hate new money.

Also, that little spit of land with the gate right on the water? That’s part of her property. She owns a private access point to the pond for swimming and boating, and she’s putting in a swimming pool when she  lives ON A FUCKING ROCK.

The entire neighborhood is pissed.

Our neighborhood is really small, maybe twenty houses total on big lots, and yesterday I found out that the guy who bought a 3-bedroom house down the street is going to level it and build a 23,000 square foot mansion there. TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND SQUARE FEET. He needs city approval so I’ve seen the plans. The house has an indoor rock climbing wall and an archery range. I expect it to be a very quiet and calming process for all of us.

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Cut through all my leftover shot cottons and used them to piece baby dragon and Harry Potter quilts (Harry Potter already sold but I’ve got another one put together). I wish I had more— I love how these cottons wash out. It’s like having a quilt made out of your favorite vintage tee shirts. 



photos by shawn heinrichs at mexico’s isla mujeres, site of the world’s largest aggregation of whale sharks. measuring up to fifty feet long (compare to the thirty foot boat seen here), whale sharks are extremely docile creatures. they are listed as vulnerable by the international union for conservation of nature and natural resources, and these photos were taken to promote the message that the economic benefits of shark tourism outweighs the value of the shark fin trade.

regarding the first and third photos, heinrichs noted, “to get a shot like this requires a lot of technical know-how and experience because focusing on an object above and below the water at the same time is challenging,” adding, “getting the horizon line level and water off the lens is an exercise in patience and determination. (more whale shark photos)

Erin and Randy did this and I am soooo jealous. Even though they don’t let you touch or ride the sharks, it would still be amazing to share the same space with one.

It really was incredible. And even though it’s true you’re not supposed to touch them, the sharks are super inquisitive and they’ll swim right into you to see what you are and what you’re doing. Sort of like being kissed by a wet school bus. In years past people were allowed to scuba dive with the sharks, but divers were too excited to keep tabs on their depth and would follow the sharks further and further down… until they were in serious trouble. 

These pictures were taken exactly where we swam with them, Isla Mujeres, Alas, my personal pictures did not turn out this well. 

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I’m sunburned as shit and my productivity is down like 73%.

Lucy’s two main loves are being outside and making sure she can see what I’m doing at all times. So lately when I’m outside playing with her in the yard and I start walking back toward the house, she runs around in front of me and blocks any forward movement like a furry knee-high pony wall. It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.