me these days

Posted: October 10th, 2020 | No Comments »
ice road in the northern territories
(courtesy of wikimedia)

i guess i’m a little on edge

Posted: October 9th, 2020 | No Comments »

so THIS is cool — i almost got in a mask fight last night with ross’s uncle? he basically shamed me for keeping my mask on while we were outside, and then started talking about how we can’t shut down the economy, we have to “go to war” with the virus and i was like, what does that even mean? and ALSO what do you think we’re all doing right now by wearing masks, being socially distanced, working, taking all these effing precautions? that IS going to war. and yet here you are shaming me for doing exactly (in theory) what you’re saying we have to do? so are you actually suggesting “going to war” is “living like normal”???? i was seeing RED. i have no chill these days. it’s not great. it’s actually terrible. also in other news i’m basically blind, i recognize no one when i’m walking or biking around, so new-old strategy is just wave/smile at everyone but i know this has to be backfiring on me in some way.


do ya

Posted: October 5th, 2020 | No Comments »

ps jeff lynne is british!?


jimmy butler 🙏🏻

Posted: October 4th, 2020 | No Comments »
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) controls the ball against the Boston Celtics during the first half of game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

rooting for the heat in these finals. i love lebron but enh, the lakers, can’t get behind ’em. and while the heat aren’t exactly perennial underdogs, they’re scrappier and i love jimmy butler and bam adebayo. i’m going to be so sad when the nba season is over, though ultimately will be good for school.


good lord

Posted: October 4th, 2020 | No Comments »

the world of sound effects is vast and wide


i’m here to tell you

Posted: October 4th, 2020 | No Comments »
hala alyan, "spoiler"
hala alyan, “spoiler” (via laura olin)

old person sunday

Posted: October 4th, 2020 | No Comments »

desperately avoiding my (14-page, unstarted) paper that’s due tomorrow so instead considering all the ways in which i am revealing myself to be QUITE old:

  • haven’t been able to easily diagnose the problem with my blog’s images — OLD PERSON
  • took pictures of all the bruises on my legs (there’s like — 22?) — OLD PERSON
  • watching sleepless in seattle sounds relaxing — OLD PERSON
  • now have jowls (recent photo) — O.P.!!!!


seen in austin

Posted: September 26th, 2020 | No Comments »
courtesy of biff

likes snacking on bananas

Posted: September 25th, 2020 | No Comments »
Magawa wearing his gold medal from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a British charity, on Friday. Credit: PDSA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty
Magawa wearing his gold medal from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a British charity, on Friday. Credit: PDSA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

amazing article about Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, who detects mines and explosives in Cambodia, and just won (deservedly!) a gold medal for his work:

He can search an area the size of a tennis court in 30 minutes, whereas a person with a metal detector would usually take four days to search an area of that size. When he finds a mine, he signals to his handler by scratching at the earth above it.

AND:

Described by Malen, his main handler, as friendly and hard working, Magawa has a work-life balance that is likely the envy of many a human. “He is very quick and decisive,” Malen said in a statement provided by People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, “but he is also the first one to take a nap during a break.”

When he is not in the minefield, the two-foot-long rat likes snacking on bananas, peanuts and watermelons, and taking a spin on the running wheel.

PS CONTINUED APOLOGIES FOR THE GRUESOME GOYA-ESQUE PHOTOGRAPHS, THIS BLOG IS BROKEN BUT SO IS MY BRAIN SO I CAN’T DEAL WITH CALLING YAHOO BUT I SWEAR I WILL, SOON


good feelings

Posted: September 25th, 2020 | No Comments »