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Totoro Bed <3

25 Oct

I’ve been squeee’ing for a full 10 minutes over this bed.

I must have it.
I will cuddle the entire world with it.

Two Philosophies To Live By

29 May

File Under: Things I Must Try

21 May

 I think my head just exploded from the sheer adorableness.
The owl and the blue bunny are my favorites, though I’ve always had a weakness for foxes and plaid.
Oh Internet, why must you show me so many cute things? These are made by Etsy artist Sleepy King, who has even more adorable plushies at his store.
I have to try making these.
I mean, they look simple enough.
How hard can it be?
(Famous last words)

Inspirational Quotey

15 May

True Story

7 May

National Hug A Hedgehog Day

2 May

I have decided that it is imperative to national security that our country declare a National Hug A Hedgehog Day. Since all the politicians are busy doing whatever silliness they’re up to right now and not focusing on important issues such as this one, I am taking the liberty to declare today, May 2nd, National Hedgehog Day!
So go don your thickest leather gloves and jacket, chase a little spikey bugger around, and give it a big ol’ hug of super special love.

Fun fact: When the male hedgehog wants to have sex, he chases the female around screaming his head off until she gets annoyed and lets him have some sex just so he’ll shut up.
It makes me wonder if some of my ex-boyfriends were female hedgehogs disguised as men.

Love Your Legos

30 Apr


These simple and adorable lego heart jewelry pieces can be found at Shana Logic for less than $15

Tardis Wedding Ring

27 Apr

I love it soooo much.
So shiny!
So nerdy!
So full of awesome!

Paper Airplanes

25 Apr

I’m not incredibly girly or fashion-conscious, nor have I ever been a big fan of nails. Sure, I paint them once and a while, but I’ve never had a manicure or false nails (and with my upcoming microbiology job, I will not be able to have fake nails, as they can harbor the deadly bacteria that I am working with on a daily basis, even with hand washing).

But I couldn’t resist sharing this.

There is something about paper airplanes that is just delightfully nostalgic.

The Most Beautiful People…

22 Apr

Vintage Spock

8 Apr

John Waters Speaks The Truth

4 Apr

This is one of my personal rules.
My body is also off-limit to pro-lifers, creationists, and people who think the MMR vaccine causes autism.
I have a weakness for bearded men in plaid who can whisper sweet nothings of bacterial quorum sensing and parasite life cycles.

Lego Jewelry

2 Apr

These adorable little lego delights are the brainchild of Jacqueline Sanchez, as part of her charmingly named “Forever Young” collection.
A classy gift this is sure to appease your significant other’s inner child.
❤ ❤ ❤


 

Star Trek Amigurumi

30 Mar

*Sigh*
One day my crochet and knitting skills will be good enough to do uber nerdy awesome stuff like this.
But for now I’ll stick to crocheting scarves and jellyfish.
(via Jana Ford Knits)

One Day…

29 Mar

Today is my birthday!!!
Bring on the baubles ^_^

Kitteh Donut

27 Mar

Words cannot describe how happy this makes me.
I can’t stop giggling.
They’re so adorably delicious, my tongue may explode from happiness.
=^_^=

Seven Reasons You Should Reach Out To Every Person Ever

22 Mar

I found this post at Hello Giggles, written by the lovely Amanda Olsen.

1.)  We’re all alone well, kind of.  This sounds grim, but it’s not! There is a freedom in realizing and embracing the fact that at the end of the day you’re sitting in your own skin with your own thoughts and realities.  One of the most beautiful parts of being alive and continually pushed into the world is knowing that every single person on the planet also goes to bed in their own skin, with their own thoughts and realities.  Learning and exploring new people offers you the opportunity to change some wobbly realities you’ve created and equally allows you to challenge someone else’s.

2.)  Everyone wants to be loved. I believe this from the very bottom of my heart.  Some people spend whole lifetimes trying to deny themselves the magic and wonder of being loved.  The world is weird, man.  People are becoming increasingly disconnected from other people and I can only conclude that this is because of an underlying fear of really sharing ones self with another soul.  Its scary, but even if you open that door and subsequently have to shut it, I guarantee your heart is better for it.

3.)  People are really weird. Some of the most amazing and inspirational people I have ever met are also the weirdest.  The old saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” couldn’t be more true.  Some people who appear to be so transparent can sometimes end up being the most hidden.  And some of the most nondescript can end up being the most magical and unhinged.

4.)  You’re not better than anyone. This is not a race, y’all.  I had a crash course lesson in this when I was 16 years old.  Suddenly I realized that competing against the world at large would only bring me misery, and worse off, would be a complete waste of my precious time in this brilliant and bizarre world.  Quit comparing.  Quit hiding yourself.  There’s always someone who is more _______than you.  Find yourself and love the s**t out of it.  If you can’t- who will?

5.)  Mean people are just fearful. It’s hard to not return rudeness with rudeness.  I’ve slowly learned this since moving to the east coast.  But if she’s rude to you, and you’re rude to her where do you end up? Next time someone is mean to you or cruel, remind yourself that that person is just fighting a battle they haven’t overcome yet and that most likely, that s**t aint yours to bother with.  Let it go and it will let go of you.

6.)  Everyone’s a teacher. At some point you realize that you’re an eternal student. People all around you are here to show you something new.  Listen to other people.  When you are most convicted about your own beliefs it is a prime opportunity to step back for a moment, truly listen to the other side and work out whether or not you subscribe to their belief or sentiment. You’ve changed people’s minds about a lot of things, let them change yours.

7.)  Being tender and open is beautiful.  As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed.  Too sensitive.  Too mushy.  Too wishy washy. Blah blah.  Don’t let someone steal your tenderness.  Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart.  Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep…feel it all – look around you- all of this is for you.  Take it and have gratitude.  Give it and feel love.

Nerd Nouveau

20 Mar

Beautiful art nouveau Serenity posters from Quantum Mechanix.



All of then are so beautiful. They also made posters for Reverand Book and Saffron.

And for you Dr. Who Fans (via the Internet, not QM):

Dalek Propoganda

16 Mar

 

A creation by Francesco Francavilla

Taking Comfort

12 Mar

I love a good piece of inspirational writing. This past year has brought an immense amount of difficult change into my life. For the first time in my life, I am facing serious unemployment. Not the “Oh, I left my job so I can focus more on school” kind of unemployment, but the “I’ve just graduated and need to start a new career where I am competing against applicants much more qualified than I am, and how the hell do I get experience when all the jobs require previous experience” kind of unemployment. I have an unpleasant amount school debt. I’ve endured multiple deaths, including that of my amazing boyfriend, my favorite grandfather, a wonderful coworker, a beautiful aunt, and my super awesome red tailed boa (Rest in peace, Mr. Cupcake). I may potentially move to a new city, where I know no one and will have to endure -40F temperatures.

So yeah, waking up to a great cup of coffee and this beautiful piece of inspirational writing by comedy writer Sarah May Bates was a wonderful way to start my day. I hope it brightens your day as well.

TAKE COMFORT

by Sarah May Bates

We can all take comfort in the simple knowledge we have. Sometimes we just have to allow ourselves to. It’s a part of being self-protective, self-sufficient, proactive: to get wrapped up in solving things and controlling or predicting the outcome of our lives. To know too much about people and how they work can sometimes help us, but more often, it drives us a bit mad. A mantra of sorts that can help you to let go of the things you can’t but want to control is simply “take comfort”. Take comfort in your self, your awareness, and that which is concrete.

Whether it’s a first date you’re preparing for and you feel yourself already worried about if the relationship one day ends, or you’re obsessed with the idea that something you said wasn’t right, take comfort in the facts and let it go. When I begin to obsess about the “what-ifs” of a situation, when I feel I can see something on the horizon or I’ve been able to sense something through subtle cues, I know I cannot act on that information, and in order to get to the right place, meaning a place where I’m not going in circles, I have to rely on the simple truths. A simple truth being: “I trust this person.” “I will figure out what to do if X scenario happens.” “I am kind and loving, and human.” Or “I want to enjoy this, regardless of the future, which I cannot know.”

You can hold tight to facts or truths that you know, despite the buzzing “what-ifs” that fly around you. In a way, you can walk forward stronger and more assured because you are putting faith in yourself being okay with any outcome. You can’t control people or what they do, and you can’t make everything happen perfectly in life. You can however, assure that you feel okay and peaceful throughout all of it.

Take comfort in the knowledge that you will be okay. No matter what. You are strong, you will take care of yourself and heal, and you will grow stronger every day. It’s a simple mantra, but I offer it with the hopes that it works for you too.
Happy Monday, love to you all.

– xox Sarah

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You can read the original here, as well as explore more of Hello Giggles, a wonderful website for women.