Edward Topsell Show more
So, don't tell him (im playing hard to get), but I kinda have a massive thing for Edward Topsell.
If you dont know, he was this cleric dude in the late 1500s who while in his quest to write documentation of the animal kingdom, got a bit trippy and started talking about how Weasels give birth out of their ears and other "facts".
But most importantly, are the illustrations. You'll likely have seen them around. They're just divine. Like this absolute unit.
Food, Japanese cultural erasure Show more
I realize that mayonnaise is not to everyone's taste, and that it has become associated with white people because of the color (calling someone Becky Mayonnaise, I get it, and I'm not bothered by this), but it really annoys me when it's framed as a food eaten exclusively by white people because that entirely erases that Japanese cuisine uses mayo all. the. time.
Selfie - to commemorate the promise of jacket weather Show more
I'm wearing a jacket! Okay, it's a light one, but whatever. September 22, I'm coming for you.
On Seattle did Kubla Khan
A smokey pleasure dome surround
Where Amazon, false river, ran
Through condos measureless to man
Down to a sunless sound.
this article about Chinese thieves recovering their country's art is one of the best thing I've read about in a real long time: https://www.gq.com/story/the-great-chinese-art-heist
food Show more
I put a chocolate chip cookie in a bag on the dashboard before driving home in the sunshine.
I know, but I thought of it first, so it's mine.
It's almost 1:30 and I have so many things on my mind that it's impossible to find a relaxing position and go to sleep. A heavy thought slams in, I take a deep breath, and notice that the muscles in my leg are tense and have to move them.
Tonight isn't even a good night to go pace it out on the patio, because of the smoky air. The whole atmosphere outside is wrong too; dim light like a depressing, dismal winter morning before the sun comes up.
This quilt by Rebecca Cynamon-Murphy is 🔥🔥🔥
"In addition to naming an unrealized but very real fear and releasing it with laughter, it encourages us all, intersectionally, to crush the patriarchy by claiming our own needs as primary in a society that usually inhibits this...the quilting motif is free-form scallops to affirm that no one’s curves, of any body type, adhere to the expectation that we should be symmetrical and perfect."
Searching for ref images, and I have to say, this is always one of my favorite anatomy faux pas to run across.
Someone else posted this here, but they were on the federated timeline and I lost their post. Anyway, I think this is a wonderful, wonderful idea that addresses a serious problem that dementia patients experience.
Some things I like today:
The weather, which has cooled off enough to make working on a wool scarf a reasonable thing.
The ludicrously oversaturated colors of the Zauberball 100 yarn.
My drop-stitch bubbles pattern, which I have modified so it's completely reversible. Unblocked, it kind of reminds me of Lego bumps.
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