Archive for August, 2015

The Earth’s bounty. Of stuff and things.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

While I’m editing my 4,000 South America photos (more than halfway done! Hooray for me!) let’s look at some things.

1. That’s a pretty dope tattoo.



2. Were we all aware there is a Halloween-themed bat? It’s called the Painted Bat and it’s awesome.



3. And there’s that Sea Bunny. Can’t get enough of him either. “Hey Jess, what did you do today?” “I watched sea slug videos on YouTube. All day.” 


4. I don’t know why this girl making s’mores in the most epic way ever causes me to laugh so much, but it does and here it is.


5. Recently there was a marvelous exchange on Facebook that I loved. A guy named Jonathan Aslay posted what makes a woman irresistible to a man (or at least what he thinks makes a woman irresistible to a man). It said:


Fine. That’s an okay list. Whatever. Lots of people agreed with Jonathan.


Some people, however, had different views. They listed what they look for in a woman. And, not surprisingly, it got weird fast. Real fast.

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Some people had questions as you might imagine.


People then expressed love for the conversation thread itself.


And it wrapped up neatly with this final statement.


So what we can glean from this is:
What makes a woman irresistible to a man is if she is Neil Gaiman, or possibly Terry Pratchett. With massive knockers.

I’m back from The America Below.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I have returned from Peru and Ecuador! It was a fascinating trip. Aside from bringing home a case of the Travel Snots (common when you get into an enclosed metal tube with a lot of strangers for seven hours) I am unharmed. There were so many amazing experiences! I climbed Machu Picchu. I ate a guinea pig. I almost fell off a boat. I saw Blue-Footed Boobies mating. I watched the President of Ecuador speak from 100 feet away. I learned to make ceviche. I walked on lava. I rode in a three-wheeled motorcycle taxi. I swam with fur sea lions. And sharks. And sea turtles. I met some of the nicest people ever. I now have to sort through 4,000 photos (that is not an exaggeration – I took 1,900, my niece Drea took 2,200) but it will be worth it because, hey, Inca structures and utterly unique fauna. Get ready for awesomeness. In the meantime it is probably in your best interest to see Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove and Pixar’s Finding Nemo. They will be referenced.

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