Thursday, December 26, 2013

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"Pitch-black winter nights live in my bones."

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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"Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth."

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"There is nothing more grounding than ground, nothing more rooting than soil we can sink our roots into."

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"Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity."

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

- Maurice Maeterlinck 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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"We're so wonderfully, wonderfully
Wonderfully, wonderfully pretty
Oh, you know that I'd do anything for you
We should have each other to tea, huh?
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up in the fire and sleep for a while
It's the grooviest thing, it's the perfect dream."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

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The Little But Really Useful Guide to Creativity:
  • Play.
  • Don’t consume and create at the same time — separate the processes.
  • Shut out the outside world.
  • Reflect on your life and work daily.
  • Look for inspiration all around you, in the smallest places.
  • Start small.
  • Just get it out, no matter how crappy that first draft.
  • Don’t try for perfect. Just get it out there, asap, and get feedback.
  • Constantly make it better.
  • Ignore the naysayers.
  • But let criticism help you grow.
  • Teach and you’ll learn.
  • Shake things up, see things in new ways.
  • Apply things in other fields to your field, in ways not done before.
  • Drink ridiculous amounts of coffee.
  • Write all ideas down immediately.
  • Turn your work into play.
  • Play with kids.
  • Get out, move, see new things, talk to new people.
  • Read wildly different things. Especially stuff you disagree with.
  • Get lots of rest. Overwork kills creativity.
  • Don’t force it. Relax, play, it will start to flow.
  • Allow your mind to wander. Allow distractions, when you’re looking for inspiration.
  • Then shut them off when you’re going to create.
  • Do it when you’re excited.
  • When you’re not, find something else to be excited about.
  • Don’t be afraid to be stupid and silly.
  • Small ideas are good. You don’t need to change the world — just change one thing.
  • When something is killing your creativity, kill it.
  • Stop reading creativity advice, clear away everything, and just create.
  • Most of all, have fun doing it.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

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*sigh*

1.  "And just what the hell am I supposed to do with these?"

2.  "I requested minions of darkness, and you gave my fluffy jellybeans."

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"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."

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If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Irish wolfdogs think they are just little puppies.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

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"Oh, me? I’m not 80% water. I’m 80% coffee, and a little bit of sass."

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"There is something—for me—about coffee that is deeply personal and healing and always comforting."

 


Saturday, November 23, 2013

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The Professional, 1994

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Pigs love affection and snuggles.

Friday, November 15, 2013

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"My cat is not insane, she's just a really good actress.”

Thursday, November 7, 2013

My Grammie
3/4/1934 - 10/18/2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

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"October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces."

Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Linger on, Mr. Reed, linger on.

Lou Reed, March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

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"I don’t trust people who don’t meow back at their cats."

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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I want a pair. Two, please?

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Reminds me of childhood.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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"Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings."

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Matthew Gray Gubler and coffee.

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Paul Schrader wrote the script for "Taxi Driver" in five days. As he was writing, he kept a loaded gun on his desk for motivation and inspiration.

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I know...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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“Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.”

Michael Caine

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"This flowing water never ends, these granite mountains can not fall, and just like them, you’ll live forever, don’t trade it all for beads and feathers."

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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"We need the tonic of wildness.. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."
 
Henry David Thoreau 

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Dear Cody,

Happy 14th Anniversary!

Love, Stephanie

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“I’ve had three toes shortened – a portion of bone removed between the joints and fixed together with metal rods. I like to wear Jimmy Choo’s, three-inch heels with a pointy toe.”
 
Foot X-ray. Toe reduction surgery.
Kristina Widmer, 36.
New York, USA
 
No comment...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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"No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman." - Honore de Balzac

or man... :)

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"Shy people usually end up being some of the coolest people you know after you start talking to them."

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Bullet knife.

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The Embalming Process:

  • The body is placed on stainless steel or porcelain table, then washed with a germicide-insecticide-olfactant. The insides of the nose and mouth are swabbed with the solution.
  • Rigor mortis (stiffness) is relieved by massage. (Rarely but sometimes, tendons and muscles are cut in order to place the body in a more natural pose if limbs are distorted by disease, e.g., arthritis.)
  • Massage cream is worked into the face and hands to keep the skin soft and pliable...

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"All you need is whiskey to survive. Think about it."

Silly man...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Yeah...like a kidney stone, blood clot, stroke, etc. :)

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"I'm like Johnny Cash. I only wear black."

Lovely Adele

Sunday, August 25, 2013

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6 Reasons you should consider being a cat
-free food
-free rent
-sleep as long as you want to
-look great with no effort
-toes look like beans
-license to kill

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"I think I still have rain somewhere in my heart."

Saturday, August 24, 2013

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"there is normal.
there is wild.
i am both at the same time."

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"I like the sea: we understand one another."
 
Greta Garbo

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Dog meditating in the snow.

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"when i grow up i’m gonna live in a cabin and be naked all the time and my hair will be long enough to serve as a sweater when it’s cold and i’m gonna grow my own food and i’m gonna live with people who play music all the time and i’ll read books constantly and make friends with all the little birdies and squirrels and they will help me do household chores."

*SIGH*

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/without_saying_a_word_this_6_minute_short_film_will_make_you_speechless/#.UhXpDcR695w.email

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SIXTEEN SMALL STEPS TO HAPPINESS

1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything. 

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small. 

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything. 

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

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http://youtu.be/RoJTbfnCVkA

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"Do you know what I need? To escape into the mountains, surrounded by tall trees, I will lay on the moss, and breath in the scent of mushrooms, flowers and wet soil."