I went to the wedding of an awesome friend last Saturday, which also happened to be my birthday. At first I was kind of bummed about this because I am always kind of weird about birthdays, but it was actually one of my best birthdays ever. I often get stressed around my birthday for various reasons (like: am I celebrating enough/too much? am I making enough/too big of a deal about a stupid day? plus some other temporal things that I don’t really like to talk about) and having this other event really helped to eliminate all of that. I barely even thought about my birthday, which was surprisingly relieving. It wasn’t a day for me anymore, it was a day for my friend. Plus I got to take a random trip to California and see some amazing old friends and eat awesome food and do some hiking. So I’m really happy that it happened that way.

npr

nprfreshair:

John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats joins Fresh Air to talk about his new novel, Wolf in White Van, his dark adolescence, and the best part of his job: 

"I hang out and sign records for an hour or two hours every night and I like to hear as many people’s stories as I can, because if somebody wants to share their story with me, I want to honor that. … But if you’re hearing a bunch of [stories], it gets very intense. It’s a lot.

I feel a duty. … I really think there’s a lot of music you can use to heal and save yourself. It’s not like I have some magic power and I reached inside somebody and said, “Oh, you didn’t know this about yourself until I wrote this song.” That’s not true. What I did is I made a thing, and somebody who needed to find something found mine and chose to meet me out on that ground.

It’s this area of communication that is unique to music, I think. That’s a choice that the listener makes to share that part of themselves with the artist who hopefully shared part of himself. … It’s very intense to have those sorts of conversations, have people sharing stuff that may be a secret, but I try to be worthy of it. It’s an honor. I’ve worked a lot of jobs — this is the best one.”

JD is the coolest most charming dude. I love the way he talks about fans.

meshugener

meshugener:

princewarblersteenagedream:

I buy clothes at goodwill, if it’s cute or it aesthetically pleases me I wear it. Fuck you people telling me I have to read/listen/play something to wear clothes. 

Sorry guys, I agree with Mike on this one. This is an extreme example but what if I found a shirt with a red white and black swastika and wore it to school/work because I thought it was aesthetically pleasing? Know what you’re promoting.

just gonna leave this here…

(because I love this shirt)

meshugener
indynerdgirl:

madam-cj-says-relax:

patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.

Good. Night. I’m done.

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

Laugh all you want, these smell AMAZING. I use Wolfthorn, it smells like earthy oranges.

indynerdgirl:

madam-cj-says-relax:

patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.

Good. Night. I’m done.

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

Laugh all you want, these smell AMAZING. I use Wolfthorn, it smells like earthy oranges.

Erik and I went to this giant sunflower field yesterday! It was so crazy. It went on forever, and you were just in this sea of sunflowers. They were mostly ~5 feet high, so not above your head, but definitely at face level. Of course, they’re all pointing in the same direction which adds to the surreal effect (except for that one guy in the last picture who got confused?). Erik, who normally hates all things camera, was actually really happy to take some pictures in the field and I have some fun ones of him looking really small on my proper camera (these are from my phone) that maybe I’ll upload at some point.

thefountainoverflows
thefountainoverflows:

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,
Draw this picture in your comp book for extra credit. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when it goes off, you have 5 to 10 minutes to finish it. Remember to draw your frame, draw the cigarette and leave the pants off of the guy on the far left. Sometimes, pants are too much so we just won’t wear them.
Sincerely,
Prof. Bootsy
vintagesportspictures:

Jim Taylor, Vince Lombardi, Paul Hornung  & Bart Starr (1961)


Sometimes pants are too much so we just won’t wear them.You know who you are…

IS IT ME?

thefountainoverflows:

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

Draw this picture in your comp book for extra credit. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when it goes off, you have 5 to 10 minutes to finish it. Remember to draw your frame, draw the cigarette and leave the pants off of the guy on the far left. Sometimes, pants are too much so we just won’t wear them.

Sincerely,

Prof. Bootsy

vintagesportspictures:

Jim Taylor, Vince Lombardi, Paul Hornung  & Bart Starr (1961)

Sometimes pants are too much so we just won’t wear them.

You know who you are…

IS IT ME?

cah

Ugh, I wonder where this is, can universities actually punish people for shit like this? There is a “controversial” (not trying to get myself in trouble here!!) social media policy where I work but it’s only for faculty/staff and I don’t think it extends to students (but I think it does for student employees).