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September 29th, 2012

I went to the deli for a kombucha and also got some epsom…



I went to the deli for a kombucha and also got some epsom salts.

“Am I the only person who ever buys them?”

“Yes. The owner asked if we should stop carrying them and we told him you need them.”

Then I picked up my laundry and my neighbors (who own the laundromat) gave me a big thing of soup, “You’re so pale, we don’t want you to get sick again.”

Literally the only most nurturing people in my life live on this block.

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September 29th, 2012

partyshoggoth: myserendipities: “Hidden away, deep within a…



partyshoggoth:

myserendipities:

“Hidden away, deep within a forest in central Africa, is something quite special. But the Pollia berry’s name doesn’t quite do it justice, because this thing is shiny. In fact, it’s the shiniest living thing in the world. These fruits, which look a bit like something you might hang on a Christmas tree, owe the title to their microscopic physical structure. In fact, it might shock you to hear that they contain no blue pigment whatsoever. The surface of the berries is actually made of four layers of thick-walled cells, each layer itself containing more layers made of cellulose fibers. All those fibers run parallel in their own layer, but crucially the layers are all slightly rotated relative to each other, forming a spiral when you look from the top down. That means that when light hits the structure, some light is reflected by each layer of fibers in such a way that the light bouncing back is amplified—a concept known as constructive interference—to produce remarkably strong colours. The result is very shiny—shinier than any other living thing on the planet.”

(via This Is the Shiniest Living Thing on the Planet)

WOW BEAUTIFUL???

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September 29th, 2012

These are so funny because the last time I saw a lot of you was…



These are so funny because the last time I saw a lot of you was either at the school play of Pinnochio or Annie, so I’m like, waaaait a minute, is that Daddy Warbucks? Is that Gepetto?

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