Adventures in Spaaace!

Introvert masquerading as an extrovert.

benpaddon:

The phrase “words to live by” gets thrown around often these days, but these are absolutely words to live by.

(Source: c-mines)

Finally getting my bookshelf organized after ECCC!

Honorable mention to Pride of Baghdad and We3 for pushing me through the steps of grief directly into bargaining as I ugly cried my way through them and did my fair share of staring at walls seeking answers and help.

Especially We3. Looking directly at you, We3. My fairly stoic brother read it before me and then remained facedown on the carpet for the better part of a day. Insisting he couldn’t be understood or comforted until I read it myself.

So… Lots of fun!
Working my way through Unwritten now excited for that ball to get rolling!

uispeccoll:

MFK (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher (1908-1992) was a famous American food author.  Her writing style is a delightful amalgamation of memoir, travel, and food literature.  Her personal experiences and travels to Europe helped create her identity as an approachable and relatable chef.  Her recipes do not emulate fine restaurants, but are simple and elegant.  Her book How to Cook a Wolf was one of her most successful.  First published in 1942 during the World War II food shortage, Fisher wrote about how to make food economically and how to enjoy it.  In his 1942 review of the book, Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote:

“Cook books are indisputably indispensable for the welfare of the human race, and they sell very nicely (Fannie Farmer’s ”Boston Cook Book” some 2,040,000 copies). […] Few indeed have any claims to literary merit. At least, few did until a knowing lady who signs herself austerely M. F. K. Fisher began conducting her one-woman revolution in the field of literary cookery. Mrs. Fisher writes about food with such relish and enthusiasm that the mere reading of her books creates a clamorous appetite. She also writes with a robust sense of humor and a nice capacity for a neatly turned phrase. […] Her chapter titles themselves are gems that provoke an irresistible desire to find out just what on earth she means by them: ”How to Distribute Your Virtue,” ”How to Boil Water,” ”How to Greet the Spring,” ”How to Be Cheerful Through Starving” ”How to Pray for Peace,” ”How to Be Content With a Vegetable Love” and ”How to Have a Sleek Pelt.” “ (“Books of the Times”)

-Jillian P.

Szathmary Collection TX715 .F542 1942

uglysoulsbeautifulbodies:

DO NOT DISMISS A SOMETHING A CHILD IS PROUD OF. LOOK AT IT. POINT SOMETHING OUT AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE IT. IF A CHILD DRAWS YOU A RAINBOW, TELL THEM YOU LOVE HOW IT HAS RED. THEY WILL THINK “WOW. IT DOES HAVE RED. THEY LOVE HOW I PUT RED IN IT. I PUT RED IN IT. AND THEY NOTICED.” MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS YOU ARE PROUD OF THEM.

(Source: officialbabydoll, via naturalmomma)

Sigur Rós

—The Rains of Castamere

birdfingers:

Sigur Rós cover The Rains of Castamere for Season 4 of HBO’s Game Of Thrones

And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that Lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o’er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o’er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.

"So you had to be naked?"
"Naked, yes. And on top of the statue of Hippocrates. Can you just picture me?"
"What, naked?"

(Source: arcticbandguy, via boatsagainsttomorrow)