You simply keep putting down one damn word after the other, as they come to you. You can either set brick as a laborer or as an artist. You can make the work a chore, or you can have a good time. You can do it the way you used to clear the dinner dishes when you were thirteen, or you can do it as a Japanese person would perform a tea ceremony, with a level of concentration and care in which you can lose yourself, and so in which you can find yourself.

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird. (via paperbackgirl)

(via libraryland)

archiemcphee:

Vader and Unicorn by Hillary White, acrylic on canvas, 2012

(Based on Domenico Zampieri’s Virgin and Unicorn)

Star Wars and Unicorns combined… Could our day get any more awesome?

cariosus:

sylvia plath (by hexiaa)

cariosus:

sylvia plath (by hexiaa)

(via libraryland)

bookspaperscissors:

Scott Naismith

With Pink Floyd as a backdrop, I go for a second cup of coffee.

(Source: sosuperawesome)

Equal and Opposite Reactions

I’d like to sigh my sublime relief. In the past 24 hours, three unrelated, unhappy, and uncomfortable incidents occurred involving people who are each of them very near and dear to our lives. The ramifications in each circumstance could create a ripple effect lasting years. But for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. And in the last hour or so, in each of these spheres, something unseen shifted, and what was painfully shattered and scattering is now reversing, changing direction, and moving toward restoration again. Three breakings, three mendings. Pieces and peaces.

And then, wonderful news in yet another quarter that likely heralds a new era of restoration in lives of people we care about very much, an era that may sooth and begin to reroute years of damage. 

Vague posts. Sometimes that’s all we can do. But things that went wrong are going right.

Thank you to One who is intervening.

Today has been a weird day. More uncomfortable than this sweater, and far less amusing. 

Today has been a weird day. More uncomfortable than this sweater, and far less amusing. 

(via archiemcphee)

archiemcphee:

Artist Andrew Salomone created this portrait of one of our favourite nerds, Tina Fey/Liz Lemon, using Nerds candies.
[via Randommization]
It’s Nerd day on Geyser of Awesome!

archiemcphee:

Artist Andrew Salomone created this portrait of one of our favourite nerds, Tina Fey/Liz Lemon, using Nerds candies.

[via Randommization]

It’s Nerd day on Geyser of Awesome!

archiemcphee:

Redditor dayna-mite gave herself this impressively nerdy Marvel Comics pedicure.
[via Geekologie]

archiemcphee:

Redditor dayna-mite gave herself this impressively nerdy Marvel Comics pedicure.

[via Geekologie]

Two Tents

A patient walks into a psychiatrist office and says, “I’m a teepee. I’m a wigwam. I’m a teepee. I’m a wigwam.”

Doctor says, “I don’t get it.”

Patient says, “I’m two tents.”

That was one I thought over and over in my head a lot in junior high. It didn’t make me laugh, but it kinda made me feel better.

Some days, weird, uncomfortable sensations come out of nowhere. Subconscious nowhere, probably.

I’m a teepee. I’m a wigwam. 

Humor is a lifesaver.

I decided to postpone taking the driver’s permit test.

I had a deadline yesterday, but made an active decision that I wouldn’t take the test. I told my husband, and he accepted it. Then I took a big ol’ nap. But I’m not giving up. I’ll take it when I’ve studied properly. Of course I’ll still have all the butterflies, and of course it’ll still be quite the accomplishment when I pass it.