Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nebula in NGC 6559 // Nobis


“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Good mornin'




I operate under the general assumption that people who eat breakfast everyday are more trustworthy. This is not founded by any supporting evidence.

Full disclosure: I don't eat breakfast. Unless a spotted banana and copious amounts of coffee count.

Do you eat breakfast?
What do you eat?
via ignant

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


What can I say? Misery loves company.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

My dear Erica,

Congratulations on selling your novel! You are a truly gifted person who sees the world like no other. I am extremely grateful to know you. Cheers to you!

Nothing but love,
Gracie

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Addendumb

Here's the text that should have accompanied that last post, if, you know, I weren't such a pig.

My childhood room. I miss it.

When I was 6, my mom brought me to a wallpaper store. She let me choose my own wallpaper, which was pretty fucking cool. I went with a white with pink and blue flower pattern. To snazz it up, it came with a matching border that had bears dancing around a May pole. The carpet was tan, I think. And the matching furniture set was glossy white with gold accents (ooh la la!). As time went on, I acquired a few layers.

A teenaged inventory of sorts:

Fuzzy black light poster/Green Day Dookie poster/Nirvana poster/Fake Spencer's Gifts Tesla coil thing/Rancid poster (mother was not pleased)/Glow in the dark stars/Tin foil stars that hung from threads from the ceiling inspired by Smashing Pumpkins 'Tonight, Tonight' video/Blue tinsel to frame said Rancid poster/Requisite Christmas lights/Incense (both cone and stick)/Garage sale record player with no needle

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Let's just say, this is definitely doing it for me.
thank you, tiger butter

Monday, May 09, 2011

Unpinteresting

So, so many have been touting the awesomeness that is Pinterest, I thought I'd offer a fair and balanced view. I've been on it for several months now, and I can report a somewhat paradoxical reaction. While my buddies were pinning away, I was diving into an existential tailspin of sorts*.

Like with most everything, I am head-over-heels-all-in about something/someone during the initial infatuation phase. (The person who knows me best called me fickle once upon a time, and I was offended, but goddamn was he ever right.) I pinnnnnnnnnned like a mad woman for the first few days. Pinned like Madeleine Albright, as kidchamp so aptly put it.

Exhibit A**
As my "boards" were starting to form, I began to feel extremely two-dimensional (at best). Flat, cliche. My interests were Freja, big hair, eyeliner, some fake dark shit, bicycles (!? despite rarely riding IRL), geriatrics/silver foxes, stripes, letters, David Shrigley, myself, some hipster books, meatloaf, etc. etc. I was boiled down to a simple, predictable list. 

Ew, that's it?!? This is what I'm about? --was the feeling I was getting. Maybe I wasn't following enough people, but my homepage was just one massive repin. Then, heavy real life shit happened and I'm reminded that I'm a twat who should pull her head out of her ass and... seriously, WHO CARES about any of this fuckery?!?

Trifecta = Freja + big hair + gobs of eyeliner

All that said, who'd like an invite? I have six.



*the internet tends to have that effect on me
**are you weirded out that I saved this?
photos via pinterest, duh!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Seven

To my better half:
Happy anniversary,
still crazy for you.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Goes to Eleven



brooch here via here

Summer Vows



Oh, hello, Summer. You snuck up on me this year! I know I'm usually super cunty to you, but this year, baby, I vow to be different.

This summer, I vow to:
  1. Wear a bathing suit and go swimming
  2. Not complain about the heat
  3. Attend at least 2 BBQs
  4. Bask in your warm embrace when the office is an icebox
  5. Wear sunscreen
  6. Not wear too much sunscreen (I've been diagnosed with severe Vitamin D deficiency--- However, I also think that Vitamin D deficiency is the new depression/fad diagnosis, etc.)
  7. Manage the appearance of well kempt feet
  8. Get buff (see no. 1)
  9. Go to Palm Springs
  10. Lay down in the grass with my hands behind my head
photo via brotographs