Random Thursday: 98% Inspiration, 2% Randomization (or Vice Versa)

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

Several of you thought I needed a little inspiration these past few weeks.

Y’all weren’t wrong.

Thanks!

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Chocolate vs. the Volcano

Yellowstone Inspiration

(I’m pretty sure Watson sent me this.  Because chocolate and existentialism)

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Geniustion

Grant Snyder’s  Incidental Comics are amazing.

I especially like his poetry stuff .

Yes, you do have the time to read through these.

Go on.

(Thanks, Pat!)

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Not Perfect

But Mr. Minchin’s stuff comes pretty damn close.

I also suggest  “Rock and Roll Nerd
to anyone who is still plugging away at what they want to do
despite the odds or oddities.

We aren’t alone, y’all.

(Rock on with your bad accordion self, Geoff—video with the helmet, please)

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Brilliant Dangerdust

Chalkboard Hische

Dangerdust are two anonymous college students at the Columbus College of Art & Design who last year decided to fill a chalkboard with a beautifully drawn quote. It’s now a weekly project, with its own website.

These are stunning pieces of art that, in my opinion, match the chosen quotes perfectly.

Go look at ‘em.  I’ll wait.

(thanks Watson and caitlin!)

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Inspirations by Escher

as envisioned by Cristóbal Vila.

If this doesn’t move you, I don’t know what would.

(holy crows, lilligrif!)

Random Thursday: Men, Music, and Questionable Dairy Products

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

This one is dedicated to my kids, who managed to avoid bedtime for a whole half hour the other night by asking me to confirm a single weird fact about dolphins, sending us all on a strange and squicky quest that . . . derailed a bit.

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Got Hipposudoric Acid?

This is hippopotamus milk.  From a lactating (I hope) hippo.

It’s pink.

Don’t know why that weirds me out, but it does.

Hippo milk

Actually, the milk itself is white,
but hippos secrete Hipposudoric acids and Norhipposudoric acids
which are red and orange and, coincidentally, important to hippo health
and these mix with the milk,
so it turns pink.

Frankly, this doesn’t make feel any less weird about it.

You?

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Show of Hands

How many of you know exactly why this puts sticking stuff to stuff up to eleven?

This Is Spinal Tape

And why I just said that?

(appropriated from the Facebook page of Cornelia Read)

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C.H.E.E.S.E.

The incomparable Tim Minchin provides a six-minute commentary
on the heartbreak of Lactose Intolerance.

I feel you man. I feel you.

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And while we’re at it . . .

Giraffe milk is kosher.

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Because giraffes qualify as ritually pure animals anyway,

and their milk curdled when someone tested it.

I think the fact that someone bothered to curdle giraffe’s milk to find out
is either really cool or even stranger than the results.

You?

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The Most Interesting Wizard

Most Interesting Wizard

(via Watson, who knows from interesting men)

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Wait for it . . .

Now this is what I call a concert.

(My husband found this for me—-thanks, love!)

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Photo of the skeptical giraffe by Hans Hillewaert, via Wikimedia Commons

Random Thursday: Random, Alternative Lovestylings

Happy Random Valentine’s Day!

And just remember:  you knew what you were getting into when you clicked the link . . . 
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Complications

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That Creepy-Uppy kind of Love


Tim Minchin, ladies and gentlemen.  He is The Awesome.

He also wrote a couple of love songs I can’t possibly share on a blog where I write about my kids.

They’re on YouTube.  Go find ‘em.

(Dad, I’ll e-mail you the links)

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Geek Lines

Geek Love

 

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Zombie Romance with Bonus Earworm

I know I’ve shared this before, but it’s so flippin’ adorable, like Holly Hobbie gone . . . off.

Still a better love story than . . . you know.

And you’ll be humming it for days.

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It’s True.  I do.

Napping Love

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Depressed about Being Single?

Let Christy Murphy turn you around:

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To My Darling

Favorite Husband

I don’t tell you this nearly as much as I should.