the future is here and it’s horrible

I can’t stop laughing at this.

Mother of god.

I, for one, welcome our new robot MOTHER OF GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOIAAAAARGH!

Enjoy these gifs. Now I am going to go camping.

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My parents’ dog.

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My parents’ dog.

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I gave my boyfriend a flower beard.

So, I’m a little behind in my Gardens in Unexpected Places posting, and behind in mentioning the flower beard idea (until now!).

Gotta say I kind of like the look of the top flower-enhanced beard shown in this May 2013 Design Squish post.   

PAGING @eldang !




Fact: Scott Simpson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) tells some of the best tiny stories.

Fun fact: I keep a stable of monks, cloistered in my home, to illuminate manuscripts at my whim. They are…inconsistent letterers.  But: quiet.

This is so great! Thank you! I especially like cat with hat and suitcase.

This is all true.



With November gearing up to be a batshit election month, we’re heading into a possibly-batshittier summer in preparation. The well-intentioned business owners at Forward Seattle are confusing enough — they went from an advocacy group to a pro-charter amendment org to a pro-referendum org in…

A list of places where I won’t be shopping anymore!

"You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
Remember this:
One day you will be sick."

Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl 

This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).

Here’s the link

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Read this.

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The Vagenda Magazine asked their Twitter followers to tweet them edited headlines

This is my favourite thing at the moment

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I’m playing a concert on Friday!

I’m in another orchestra concert on Friday night, with LUCO:—-rebels-with-a-cause.html

Let me tell you about it. We’re playing three pieces.

1. BERLIOZ Intrada from Rob Roy

This is an overture that Berlioz wrote, to… nothing, it’s just an overture. In the 19th century, people realized that they liked hearing overtures outside of an opera or a ballet, so composers started writing overtures with nothing attached. It ends, and then you have to use your imagination, I guess, about what happens next.

This overture is what you get when a French guy smokes a ton of opium and writes an overture to an Italian opera that doesn’t exist about a Scottish folk hero. I don’t know what else to say about it.

2. DEBUSSY Premiere Rhapsodie
with Steven Noffsinger, clarinet

This is the closest thing that Debussy ever got to writing a concerto. I love playing Debussy- the part for any individual instrument looks like wisps and bits of nothing, with a few melodic lines thrown in. When you put them all together, they snap in place, flutter around, hum, and glow.

3. BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra

My favorite piece in this concert- it’s monumental, and a huge undertaking for any orchestra (the Seattle Symphony is actually playing it on Thursday and Saturday, if you’d rather see how the professionals do it). Bartok wrote it in 1944, and it’s meant to really show the range and depth of an orchestra. It rages in places, dances in others; it’s unapologetically modern and yet accessible; it has jazz sometimes and fugues other times. It’s both incredibly difficult and utterly rewarding to play.

Maybe I’ll see you there!



…For all he predicted came true.

Reminder: Ed Murray was the transpo chair when this decision was made. Look, here’s a photo of him looking really happy…

Truth about the tunnel!

This is on my way to work right now. I’m not even joking.

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This is on my way to work right now. I’m not even joking.

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