Sometimes here. Sometimes not.

 

"It's not about where you were born. Or what powers you have. Or what you wear on your chest...It's about what you do... It's about action." --Superman

scifitwin:

So, my brother has multiple myeloma and goes in the hospital tomorrow for a stem cell transplant. He gave me my first comic book so, one could say, he pushed me on the road to geekdom.

I can’t cure cancer, but I can ride a bike, raise money and put together a poorly formatted fundraising page filled with a bunch of terribly cobbled together comic book and other references.

And you can donate. Because you want to see me ride 102 miles on my bike and hang out at a Bass Pro Shop. Plus my brother is awesome and blood cancer is bullshit.


They could go anywhere and do anything. They drove 1,000 miles for an Ozzy show, two days for a Jayhawks game. And when it was clear, they’d park her in the middle of nowhere, sit on the hood, and watch the stars… for hours… without saying a word. It never occurred to them that, sure, maybe they never really had a roof and four walls…  …but they were never, in fact, homeless.

They could go anywhere and do anything. They drove 1,000 miles for an Ozzy show, two days for a Jayhawks game. And when it was clear, they’d park her in the middle of nowhere, sit on the hood, and watch the stars… for hours… without saying a word. It never occurred to them that, sure, maybe they never really had a roof and four walls…
 …but they were never, in fact, homeless.

(Source: winchestersblood)

archiemcphee:

Kawaii! These little kitties aren’t just unbelievably cute, they’re also edible. They’re made by a Japanese mom named Caroline for Neko no Hi or Cat Day, which takes place each year on February 22nd.

Cat-shaped treats seem like a wonderful way to celebrate how much you like your feline friends. These treats are cat-shaped nerikiri, which is “a traditional Japanese sweet made by mixing shiro-an (sweetened white bean paste) with gyuhi (made of glutinous rice, similar to mochi but softer).” Caroline sculpts her nerikiri cats and kittens into various sizes and poses and then uses edible dyes to add distinguishing markings and fine details. She even makes little accessories for them, like tea sets and pillows for extra-comfy lounging.

Based on the effort that goes into making these sweets, it seems likely that Caroline’s family probably has at least one real life cat of their own and we’re guessing it leads a wonderfully spoiled life.

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ohsammy:

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I can’t tell if this is a tiny violin or this is just what they look like inside this man’s gigantic man hands.

MORE THAN A FEELING

clientsfromhell:

Me: Okay, so when would be a good time for me to follow up with you next week?

Client: Uh… you know.  Whenever.  Whenever your instincts tell you it’s a good time.

Me: Okay…

Client: Yeah.  So when you just get that feelin’, uh, like, ‘it’s time,’ then you can just call me.

Me: Okay… I’m just going to call you on Monday, okay?

Client: We’ll see how you feel. 

This is what it’s like trying to communicate with my mother (except that I’d be wrong. And her feelings would be hurt.)

Writing an email: A Guide for the Anxiety Sufferer

scifitwin:

By Gary O’Brien

Part 2 in my Mental Health guides. Part 1 here.

In the modern world we no longer have to fear our crippling social anxiety. Why, just a few clicks away we can find literally tens, maybe even several tens, of people on the Internet who are ready, willing and able to talk to us using our typed words. No more face to face interaction where you worry about having this conversation:

“Hey! How are you doing? You look fantastic. Have you been working out?”

“I need to report a fire.”

“Oh my god? Is there a fire?”

“I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH!”

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