victorrestrepo09:

Somewhere I belong…

Let’s talk about libraries. Libraries! “Oh, hello, are you a person? Great, you’ve met our qualifications. Please enjoy unlimited borrowing of any number of any books. Do we not have the book you seek? Let us know and we will buy it so that you can read it. You will owe us nothing. Stay as long as you want.” Libraries are like pleasant, real-life morphine dreams.

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11 questions and answers

Questions from BlueSnafu: (when I tag you, answer these and write 11 new ones!) 

1. If you could spend a day as someone else, who would you choose and why? 

NO ONE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

2. Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter? 

AUTUMN! FALL CLOTHES ARE COOL.

3. What was the last thing you said out loud? 

FOR SURE IT WAS SOMETHING I SAID TO MYSELF AND I DONT REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS.

4. Which makes more sense to you, the concrete or the abstract? Why? THE ABSTRACT. IT’S MUCH SIMPLER TO COMPREHEND.

5. The phone rings and someone says, “It’s for you.” Your first thought is?  I DON’T THINK. I ASK THE PERSON “WHO IS IT AND WHAT DO THEY WANT?”

6. Do you think that optimism is something that comes by practice or inherence? 

PRACTICE. NOTHING IS TRULY INHERENT.

7. If you had to take a trip based only on where you could travel by train, where would you go?

CANCUN!

8. A farmer has seventeen sheep. All but nine died. How many are left? (Ok this one’s just to see if you’re awake.) 

ZZZZZzzzzzzz………..

9. Are you an idealist or a pragmatist?

BOTH. 

10. Any quirks or pet peeves?

I SCRATCH MY FACE AFTER SINGING OR PLAYING THE PIANO.

11. Have you ever succeeded at something you thought you would fail at? What was it like?

IT’S LIKE TAKING A BIG LOAD OFF YOUR BACK. NOTHING IS WORSE THAN THE SELF-INFLICTED SENSATION OF FAILURE.

ladymalchav:

iraffiruse:

Machine Porn

I like how some of these are kinetic sculpture and some of these are practical and they are all really satisfying to watch

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generalelectric:

GE scientists are developing superhydrophobic surfaces to keep ice off of aviation equipment and wind turbines. The Slow Mo Guys captured this footage with their Phantom Flex camera on a recent trip to GE Global Research.  

tinktastichana:

Do what you can, with What you have, where you are.

- Theodore Roosevelt

"I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.”

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