Freak's Screech

Sep 04

nprfreshair:

This morning on NPR news there was a story about plans for “Container Park" in Las Vegas. The report called it "industrial chic" on a large scale: 35 re-purposed shipping containers with modular cubes designed to foster local businesses and community space. This “classic urban revitalization" will include a bike shop, eateries, and a playground.  It is intended to be a place for locals, as opposed to the mammoth development downtown intended for visitors.

Container Park is set to open this fall.

A few weeks ago Fresh Air interviewed Rose George, a journalist who wrote a book about shipping containers called Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car and Food on Your Plate. In this interview she explains the history of shipping engineering and how it drastically changed commerce.

Are shipping containers going to change urban design the way they changed commerce? What do you think of Container Park?

image via Vegas Chatter

Can’t wait for this open up!

Jul 30
collegehumor:

There’s So Many Things I Love About You
L is for the way your penis looks.

I need this card.

collegehumor:

There’s So Many Things I Love About You

L is for the way your penis looks.

I need this card.

Jul 01

So much room to grow

brotherhoodofmany:

Stretch out your hands
as far as you’re able
see how the world bends to welcome you

Imagine yourself, for a moment, 
completely encased in a perfect wax replica of you
from yesterday

funny how poorly it fits
already.

~ A Brotherhood of Thirty Eight ~

Perfect words, just when I need them. <3

Jun 21

wilwheaton:

upworthy:

brandnewechelon:

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIFSET

See the video here!

OMG I LOVE HER.

Jun 21
Jun 17

How many times can someone listen to The Devlins’ “Don’t Let it Break Your Heart” before being considered clinically insane?

Jun 14

Fuck you, brain. And my heart too. After all this time you make it clear what I’m after when you know there isn’t any way to pursue it without potentially ruining one of the greatest friendships I’ve ever had.

I’m 32. I never thought I would ever question my sexuality. And here I am. But it’s not just any woman. It’s her.

May 31
dogshaming:

Hirsi Plays Doctor
I ate one of my stitches. Now I’m a lamp.View Post

dogshaming:

Hirsi Plays Doctor

I ate one of my stitches. Now I’m a lamp.

View Post

May 31

I want so badly to be so much more, but feel like I may be too far gone.

Apr 17

quote

1. Be Kind. If this is the one thing I manage to do, I’ve done enough. Kindness may seem like a personality trait, but I think of it more as a habitual spiritual practice. Being kind has taught me that simple, seemingly insignificant human interactions can be profound. It has opened people and their stories to me. And, perhaps most important to my work, being kind has taught me that I know far less than I think I do. Always.

2. Love What You Do. This is not a passive thing, or a happenstance of trying to do what you love. It is a proactive, daily decision to nurture and seek satisfaction in the work I am doing. I think of it like marriage: sometimes it’s easy and simple. Sometimes it’s a daily, grinding decision to love. And sometimes, when you can’t do it any more, the last act of love is walking away.

3. Keep Your Brain Spongy. This is the fun part. I’m a big believer in feeding curiosity, and offering my subconscious mind a cornucopia of ideas. I read history, literature, and ancient Chinese murder mysteries. I feed the birds, train my ear to identify distinct birdsong, and try to learn the differences between sparrow species (almost all are the same buffy, brown color). I study physics, the latest developments in the modeling of protein-folding, and the genetic underpinnings of personality. I dig big holes in the yard, play and talk with animals, and right now I’m thinking about buying a metal detector. I am never bored.

4. Do the Next, Most Interesting Thing. This is a corollary of keeping your brain spongy, but it requires a very loose hold on one’s life-plans. In fact, I do very little life-planning at all; for better or worse, no career path can hold my attention for very long. So when people ask me how I became an NPR correspondent at such a young age, (or for that matter, how I ended up with a bit part in a Mexican telenovela) my best answer is that I didn’t really mean to. I just did a long series of the next, most interesting things. It’s kind of an informed version of winging-it.

— Andrea Seabrook’s personal rules are awesome. (via melodykramer)