#ThoughtfulThursday and #ThongThursday… my specialty. This week: A little romance.

Dear Shakespeare… you know your shit. From, “Twelfth Night, or, What You Will” …”O Mistress Mine” is an ode to free-spirited, impulsive, and delicious love. Life is short. You’ve got to grab joy, love, and life’s pleasures, when within reach.

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O mistress mine, where are you roaming?

O, stay and hear! your true-love’s coming,

That can sing both high and low.

Trip no further, pretty sweeting,

Journeys end in lovers meeting—

Every wise man’s son doth know.

 

What is love? ’Tis not hereafter;

Present mirth hath present laughter;

What’s to come is still unsure:

In delay there lies no plenty;

Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty,

Youth’s a stuff will not endure.

 

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#ThoughtfulThursday and #ThongThursday are officially a Femme tradition. This week: Protecting your intellect.

Everyone is looking for meaning in their lives, for a way of understanding the world as being more than just a random assemblage of matter and energy that has happened to bring us into existence. That’s a natural human need. It doesn’t mean your mind is a wastebasket into which anybody who comes by, can throw whatever they want.

-Steven Walton, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, California State University (From Penn and Teller: Bullshit)

If you haven’t seen the television series Penn and Teller: Bullshit, I highly recommend it for a refreshing bullshit-less way to pass the time. Penn and Teller are crusaders of reason and intellect, and I sorta heart them in my own weird geeky way.

You can watch the full episode (where this quote is pulled from) at dailymotion. Apologies for the low quality. You can also watch more episodes from this series on Dailymotion, look around. 🙂   

 

And now for #ThongThursday…

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Good News! New Digs! (blog)

A few months ago I posted a blog about looking for an apartment in a near-by city. I had already begun the apartment search way ahead of schedule, which should signal to you just how excited I am to get out of my current building. There isn’t really anything overtly wrong where I’m living, I just don’t vibe with the place. It’s a somewhat older building (built in 1982) and hasn’t been taken care of very well. While the apartment is huge, I don’t really need all the space. So, I’m opting to downsize into a nicer, more modern, more metropolitan apartment. 

 

The apartment I’m living in currently, which is basically in a large patch of woods, is full of young families. The neighborhood park where screaming children can be heard all afternoon is directly next to my unit. Not exactly my cup of tea. I’m much more at home with car horns and ambulances. My new place was built in the late 2000’s and is smack dab in the middle of a decent size city. 

 

After a little panic session on Tuesday when they only had two apartments available coming this January (that fit my requirements) I took a visit and found the perfect apartment. So, when I return home from the holidays in late January I’ll be moving into my new place! Yippee! Expect a photo tour when I’ve settled in, which knowing me, will probably be within 48 hours of moving everything inside. 😉

 

 

 

Gifting the gift at gift giving time. (blog)

I’m sure Christmas shopping has been weighing on many people’s minds, and if you’re like me.. you don’t like perusing multiple stores only to have driven all over town with an empty trunk. 

 

I am known as a perfect gift giver. To uphold my reputation, is a lot of pressure, man. Without the internet, I’d be a lost little shopping sheep. Luckily, I’ve culminated an arsenal of websites where the perfect gift can usually be found. I’ll disperse a few of those to you now…

 

My first stop: http://www.thinkgeek.com/

Seeing as how most of my friend and family are as geeky as me, I can generally find just the right gift here. Even if you’re searching for the non-geek in your life, there is an array of other equally fun gifts for the science/videogame/gadget impaired.

 

Then I peruse on over to: http://www.perpetualkid.com/

This website has a wider selection of gifts to choose from that aren’t so “niche.” If you can’t tell I like to gift fun (some may say childish, pfft) presents to those close to me. 

 

If I’ve failed on those two fronts I try: http://www.threadless.com/

If you can’t find a special t-shirt, bag, water bottle, laptop case, etc… that will make that special someone laugh, then you’re doing Christmas wrong. For instance, my science geek friend might enjoy this one. http://www.threadless.com/product/1840/Geology_n_Physics_The_original_rock_n_…

 

Good luck hunting!

 

Whore of Babylon (blog)

So, if you didn’t know, I’m a little bit fascinated with the “evil” and especially sexual characters within religious texts. There is something that I find ultra interesting and especially devious about characters who were thought to be so salacious that they have made it into historical literature. And when it’s religious literature… it’s especially fun.

 

There is one character, or idea, that is particularly exciting. The “Whore of Babylon” which is, in fact, not really a single character, but an idea of the mother of all whores. A culmination of the ultimate “idoltress.” Of course, the title “Whore of Babylon” is shorthand for the full title… “Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth.” How awesome is that?

 

Here is an 1800s Russian engraving of the Whore of Babylon riding the seven headed beast. Bad. Ass. Altough, shouldn’t the beast have six heads, to make it even more ominous? I don’t know… who am I to judge the mother of all whores riding the seven headed beast?

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You can read more about the abomination at wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whore_of_Babylon