Are you managed or monitored?
Shiny things collected by an easily distracted marine biologist. There will likely be fish, critters, science, other people's art, fannish stuffs (mostly of a science fictiony, Sherlocky, or cartoonish nature), teapots, things that make me laugh, and occasionally, kids.
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Once you begin watching spiders, you haven’t time for much else—the world is really loaded with them. I do not find them repulsive or revolting, any more than I find anything in nature repulsive or revolting, and I think it is too bad that children are often corrupted by their elders in this hate campaign. Spiders are skillful, amusing and useful. And only in rare instances has anybody ever come to grief because of a spider. - E.B. White
(Image: Jon Clark)
Rainbow spiny orb weaver (Gasteracantha westringi) female, Shoal Bay, Northern Territory, Australia
Guess that’s why he wrote Charlotte’s Web, hmm?
The Top 10 Quotes About Coffee
29 September is International Coffee Day, an annual event for the celebration and enjoyment of coffee. The day is used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.
- Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee? ~Albert Camus
- I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. ~T.S. Eliot
- It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity. ~Dave Barry
- I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism. ~Abigail Reynolds
- Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with. ~Terri Guillemets
- No matter what historians claimed, BC really stood for ‘Before Coffee’. ~ Cherise Sinclair
- Many people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring people even more boring. ~Honoré de Balzac
- I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now. ~Louisa May Alcott
- That’s something that annoys the hell out of me- I mean if somebody says the coffee’s all ready and it isn’t. ~J.D. Salinger
- In Seattle, you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running. ~Jeff Bezos
Yesterday I was walking along with a cup of coffee (from a cart) in my hand and it was raining so much that it collected in the lid and was in my coffee when I went to sip it, and I thought that sounded like the beginning of a poem about Portland. A really bad one.
No rain here, but
out of coffee this am.
Very bad and
I wouldn’t know a
(like this one)
If it bit me in
“I wear brown shirts to protect against the combination of coffee and clumsiness.
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title (via onenationundercoffee)
This why I don’t own any thing white…
I don’t know Ms. Allis, but I like that she decided to illustrate Miyazake’s words.
Yes. All of it.
I’m sure I’ve reblogged this before, but it never gets old.
Chartist-in-Residency – Maggie Takes Over
Goooooooood morning chart-enthusiasts!
Welcome to a full day of chart-and-quote-related postings and reflections. I’m Maggie Appleton (I go by the pseudonym ”mappleton”) and I’ll be hosting I Love Charts here for the day.
Charts have been a deep and lasting love of mine ever since I first stumbled across the work of legends such as David McCandless and began spending more time on Visua.ly than I did sleeping. While trying my hand at infographics a few times, keeping track of numbers and proportions in my art drove me up the wall. Eventually I compromised by tossing out accuracy, embracing oddity, and doing whatever the hell I wanted with my charts… this is the internet after all!
For the past few months I’ve been on a kick of doing “Illuminating Quotes, Visualised,” combining my passion for chart-like visualisation and great quotations – a project theme that has seemingly taken on a life of its own.
To give you a better idea of the hours ahead, lets start ourselves out with some old favourites:
Wake up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and coffee!
Simply perfecting my acute observation skills…
I often try to solve the world problem of too few charts in order to avoid boredom.
“Fellas, don’t drink that coffee! You’d never guess. There was a fish in the percolator! Sorry.”
Pete Martell,Twin Peaks (via onenationundercoffee)
“Everybody was a baby once, Arthur. Oh, sure, maybe not today, or even yesterday. But once. Babies, chum: tiny, dimpled, fleshy mirrors of our us-ness, that we parents hurl into the future, like leathery footballs of hope. And you’ve got to get a good spiral on that baby, or evil will make an interception. - The Tick”
“Sick of tea?! That’s like being sick of breathing!”
“It’s frightening that skepticism has to be a movement, because you’re just arguing that reality is reality. What a waste of energy, in a way.” - Graham Linehan
Some quotes about climate change from a growing collection I keep. Here’s the comic on my site.
Attenborough gets exactly what I think every time I hear a climate change denier, usually a politician. It’s perfectly fine for them to stubbornly fly in the face of facts because it’s not going to affect them directly all that much. It’s their children and grandchildren they should be thinking about, and it’s pretty damn shortsighted of them.
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