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I just assumed

I just assumed that Water for Elephants was about the elephant man.

Apparently I was wrong.

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Cupcakes on my birthday!

There are a thousand reasons I love my birthday, but one of them is definitely the fact that my boss made me cupcakes that are so delicious.

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Cool People Making Whale Jokes

Sometimes you find something a friend made and you are so amazed, because you knew they were really cool, but you hadn’t realized they were so cool that they were producing cool things.

Just yesterday I found out that a former RA of mine has the coolest blog ever called The Tragic Whale. She does paper cut outs of whales and their tragic stories. I am going to put one of my favorites here.

Margo the Cargo Whale… A Tragic Whale Story

It was a cheery day at sea when Margo the Whale realized her life was purposeless.

She’d have to come up with something to justify her life. Otherwise, she was afraid, she might wither away.

She tried becoming a bird catcher, but she felt too guilty imprisoning her friends.

The next obvious choice was a hair dresser, but whales have no hair to style and no hands to style with.

Things were getting rough. “Oh!” thought Margo. “I can sell cell phones! Maybe this is my true calling!”

Margo took a break from her search. What could she do with her life that was both satisfying and helpful to others? She frowned, deep in thought.

Then it came to her!

Margo would become… a Cargo Whale!

Trailing behind small ocean liners, Margo the cargo Whale could fill her life with meaning and purpose.

But the cargo began to block her breathe hole. And it became quite heavy.

Margo’s cargo crushed and suffocated her.

Also she made a shark coin purse, which is up there in coolest things ever.

Also, also she has a series called “fashion advice from mom“, which is funny, funny, funny.

t was a cheery day at sea when Margo the Whale realized her life was purposeless.

Also, she made a coin purse that looks like a shark!

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Training and such

Currently at a two week training thing for becoming an Academic Mentor at my school. It’s like being an RA, but different.

That is why I haven’t posted in a while. That is also why my google reader has 192 unread items. Hopefuly tonight, I can spend my brief amount of free time relearning the internet and everything it has to offer.

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The Voyager’s Big Day

Today was a big day for my ’94 Plymouth Voyager. She’s old, but works out and stays in really good shape. But, while I was turning this happened.

The axel and the wheel just decided they weren’t friends anymore. And it was a messy separation. She was rescued by really amazing tow truck men and brought to the mechanic.

Then I got her back later today! How is that possible? I was convinced that she was done for. I was planning memorial services in my head, but she survived. She’s pretty impressive!


this photo is from last year, but she pretty much looks the same only now there are weird dents next to the tires.


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Is that a moustache on your phone?

Makes you want an iphone, doesn’t it! Check them out at Indie Cases. The title of the shop makes me feel silly for liking them.

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Lonely People’s Pillows

A pillow for individuals committed to being alone forever. Recognize your partnerless existence here.

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Weekend of Bagpipers

This weekend, I will be watching the parade that goes in front of my house every year. Hello bagpipers!

Tiny giraffe’s that are adorable, but not real and actually an ad campaign.

If hipsters could eat cookies, they would eat these cookies.

Really cool video.

More and more balloons. But these ones are of the hot air persuasion.

Peeing while in a romper, the step-by-step  instructions everyone needs.

Great house, with great colors, and everything in it is great.

I like birds and I like mobiles. Meet the birdmobile.

Floral lettering because regular fonts are stupid.

Meeting of the minds: Michael Cera and the Jersey Shore cast.

Hope your weekend is full of bagpipers and other fun things.

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Sneakers or Magical Beast?

New sneakers from Nike have been named after flying unicorns.

Nike Women's Air Pegasus+

Don’t you see the similarities?

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My, My Mavis

As a kid I would attempt to play computer games, but I found them very stressful. My brother was always playing action games: Doom, Diablo, and other games that I can’t remember the names of. I loved watching, but whenever  I would attempt to play I would freeze up. It was too much pressure.

So instead I stole my mom’s “game” Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. It was awesome. The concept was simple: press buttons and get praise. And there was no pressure. If I did poorly, Mavis broke it to me nicely. She is sweet like that.

So now I am all grown up and I want to show Mavis Beacon how fast I can type with accuracy. So, I am downloading a free trial. Do you also want to make Mavis proud? Download Mavis Beacon for mac or for PC.

Here is the original picture that made me crave the support and attention of Mavis. It’s by Adam Lisagor, check it out here.

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