Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

1. I've been trying something new on Tuesdays since they're historically a day that serves little purpose: I've been scheduling something fun or that I've been wanting to do. This past Tuesday I went to The Clay Studio in Old City. Thanks to my friend Jen from high school for showing me around! I bought a vase and a mug because I have a strong love for beautiful and interesting things, and The Clay Studio is full of them. A full post on The Clay Studio is coming on Tuesday. Until then, here's my new functional, beautiful art. I meant to only buy a mug (I chose one by artist Eric Pardue and I want all of his things now) but could not stop looking at and touching this beautiful vase so I ended up with that as well. I'll share more of my favorite pieces on Tuesday, and some cool events you can do at the studio.
2. To get to The Clay Studio, I took the Market Frankford line from 15th Street. It's always an education and quite an interesting experience. This time I got schooled on how it doesn't matter if you drive without a license - driving without a license is fine, yo, no one has to tell you you can drive or not - but your car has to be registered or you'll get pulled over. I learned this from a guy with a tear drop tattoo under his eye and the worst sunburn I've ever seen. Maybe spend more time applying sunblock and less time pontificating on driving rules, son.

3.  For those without a calendar, it's the last Thursday in July. Remember being young when summer seemed to last forever and the school year lasted even longer? The thing that's surprised me the most as the years go by is the increased speed with which they do so the older you get. Speaking of time flying, I placed my order for my Plum Paper 2016 planner. See my review on my 2015 one here. This is the front design for my next one:

4. Is it possible to pay to shoot a rocket up the ass of the fool dentist who killed Cecil the Lion? I don't have $55,000, which is the gross amount of money he paid for the opportunity to kill a majestic creature like Cecil, but I do have $5, which is about what his idiot self is worth. Someone take my money. I'm ready. Fucking cretin.
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5. Sandra Bland. Four marines in Chattanooga. I haven't mentioned either here because I hate when I can't find the words to say what I feel. A woman pulled over for not using a turn signal to switch lanes ends up in jail and fucking dead? What kind of world is this? Four marines who signed up to serve this country are shot dead on American soil because they represent the ideals of America which terrorists hate? What kind of world is this? I'm looking inward - what can I do? How can I affect change? By using affect instead of effect, I mean how can I change the way I see change happening? Change is not happening fast enough. Hate is living in the corners of hearts and minds, secreted away and denied. We all suffer when that happens. I know the world has always been a crazy, violent, and imperfect place but it feels like we should've evolved past some of this by now.

6. I like TBT photos but this made me laugh and it's true sometimes. Like I don't get it when people are like TBT to last week or even TBT to last year. No. That's not what a throwback is. Those are recent memories and you still look the same. Climb into the way back machine and give me something good, preferably of you with questionable hair or poor fashion choices.

7. My Mae doll is no dummy. She knows the best pillow around is Gus and she sleeps on him frequently. Geege prefers to sleep solo or near a people instead of another dog.
8. Last weekend I showed MFD a photo shared by a friend from high school on IG. In it, he was wearing Hoth Vans. MFD loves Star Wars and he loves Vans. He was unaware that the two were joined in matrimony. He began a search immediately and these arrived for him last night. Spy subtly placed Yodas, do you?
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9. Today is my Friday. Boom. Looking forward to girls' weekend at the lake!

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34 comments:

  1. hahaha TBT....too true. i saw a post on IG for TBT of 2013. dude, nothing has changed in 2 years. i want stuff from the 80s!

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  2. whew--at least you don't dislike ALL tbt! i was gonna post a pic of my late dad's mullet (i think it was permed!) and me wearing a puffy coat. good times.

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  3. I love when Mae sleeps on top of Gus! Yeah, the TBT posts from a week ago? No. And I can't even articulate my thoughts on big game "hunting."

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  4. Haha about the TBT pics! And how fun is that clay studio! I need to find something like that around here :)

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  5. We live in such a scary world - it's actually pretty terrifying we cant even go to the movies anymore without worrying! We have a clay studio near us so I want to check it out now! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Did you see Jimmy Kimmel's response to the Cecil the Lion killer? It was great and he even tells you where to send your $5. Happy Friday - its my Friday too!

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  7. I haven't talked about the Marines because it's really scary in the most personal way. I never thought I would have to be scared of something like that happening to my family, but now it's all too real. There is definitely too much wrong going on in this world.

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  8. I have unsurpassed rage for that idiot dentist. Who even thinks that would be a fun thing to do? Or a good thing to do? I can't. He needs to be booted off the planet asap.

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  9. It's my Friday too! Also don't read my post today because I totally capitalized on TBT for my own laziness.

    Sandra Bland is way too close to home and I'm grateful that it seems that the worst of the rumors weren't true but she is still dead after a traffic stop and it's still a million kinds of fishy. And as for Cecil the Lion, love how the dentist is all "oh well I thought it was legal, I didn't know it was beloved..." that makes NO difference. I feel bad for the people who worked for his dental office because they are surely out of jobs now.

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  10. If someone starts a crowd funding page to shoot the dentist, I'd donate. $5 to shoot him, but they'll need 5 million for their legal defense. (I'd defend them for free of course.)
    My last TBT was from 1989 so I think I'm safe.
    Loving the new planner! I want many photos when it arrives. Many.

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  11. Cecil the Lion is such a sad sad story, I would like to know how ANYONE has $55k to spend on a lion hunt??? Also why is it fun to hurt and stalk a helpless animal? I can't see the fun in it no matter how hard I try to see things from the dentist man's point of view.

    Salem who is 70 lbs is always sleeping on Seven who is about 40 lbs, I have pictures of them doggies spooning. So cute.

    I shared newish tbt once and a while but usually only pictures with Tyson in them. He's not a picture guy so it's hard to throw back very far if I want him in the shot. 15 years together and I might have that many pictures of us together.

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  12. I think I follow that TBT rule. I mean, the most recent I've posted was from 8 years ago I think and it was a great moment! That vase, I'm loving it!! I can't even fathom that dentist like my mind just can't connect what happened when I see it. One of my college friends lived above her parents clay studio and we spent quite a few nights there creating. Good times!! Happy Friday! <<it's so weird to say that when it's not my friday, lol.

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  13. Cheers to this Thursday being Friday for both of us! Have a great long weekend!

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  14. first off, Mae is freaking adorable. secondly, the story of Cecil the Lion is heartbreaking, I'll never understand why anyone would hunt for sport. I understand hunting out of necessity but for sport? cowards. now on the flip side, a few of my friends on FB have been posting about how those who eat meat are just as bad as the dentist because we kill animals too. I personally think that's stupid and taking the issue too far. shit like that takes away from the original, important issue and undermines it.

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  15. I'll pitch in for that horrible human being. I told my friend I just want to punch him in his face every day for the rest of his life.

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  16. I hope that dentist is eaten by his next "prey." Because that is so fucked up on so many levels!!! RIP Cecil! That vase is just amazing!!!! It would have come home with me too!!! Those shoes that MFD got are so awesome! And that TBT picture cracks me up!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Friday to you! I hope you have a fabulous time at the lake :)

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  17. I just read about Sandra Bland the other day. It's so mind-blowingly ridiculous and incredibly tragic. No one here even gets pulled over for that, and then for it to be escalated so far and justified because she "refused to put out her cigarette"? Rudeness is not a crime, and it's certainly not punishable by death. I need to go back to listening to Serial. I'm told it has the potential for a happy ending, unlike most of our news stories.

    Those shoes are ridiculous, in a good way. It's like the Hawaiian shirt of sneakers, with Star Wars mixed in. I'm continually amazed by the products that someone dreamed up. "Yes, the world needs this."

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  18. #4...Literally disgusting. I had no idea he paid that much money. That makes it even worse.

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  19. I was just talking to my friend yesterday about how fast this summer has gone & how each year seems to go faster & faster. I feel like I just got back to MN a few weeks ago & now all of a sudden I'll be back to work in just under 2 weeks. What is that??

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  20. That vase is a good find. It is so sad that we haven't gotten past so much of the hate. I don't get the TBT pictures from just a week ago. So not the point! Have a great girls weekend!

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  21. i agree.. i feel like we should have evolved past certain things as well. and that idiot with the lion. i hope he gets his. what an effing tool.
    i laughed at that TBT thing.. I know I totally share more recent things mainly because I don't have access to a lot of old photos (plus, all my questionable outfits and hair photos have been deleted or burned, i was an angry teenager).
    yayyy plum paper planner!! i love love your new cover. i am so excited to use my 2016 one!! your review is like 100% the reason i went with them, super helpful!

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  22. I'm still wondering how we got to July sooo quickly. And yes I agree with you on points 4 and 5. I'm still just at a loss for words on it. I worry about Sophie growing up in this world, is this what I want my daughter to grow up in?

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  23. I don't mind TBT, but I cannot handle people sharing Timehop photos almost every single day. Especially when it's of their kids. No one but you cares what they did, said or looked like a year ago! We already "liked" it once! I would never have seen those Yodas. Very cool.

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  24. I heard on NPR that time flies by as we get older because we have many more years to traverse via our memory than someone younger. A 20 year old only has 20 years to think back upon in a moment. Time goes by faster for me because I have 30+ years to think back on in a moment. Anyways....love the planner. I just ordered mine. It starts in Oct 2015 though because I can't wait until Jan ;).

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  25. Everyone has these new planners...I love them! Can't live without one. Mae is too cute with her sleeping position of choice. Have a fun girls weekend!

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  26. Holy shit those Vans are LOUD! Lol!

    I can't even talk about Cecil's death. I just can't wrap my head around any kind of hunting, specifically trophy hunting. WHY?! That's some sick and sadistic shit man, killing another living, breathing being that could gore the fk out of you. Unless you're subsistence living, leave the fkn animals alone. I swear every time I hear of an animal mercilessly killed, a little piece of me dies inside. I think animals are better than most people in this world, people suck man!

    On a happier note, have a fabulous weekend at the lake with the ladies! :)

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  27. The dentist lion killer. The woman who killed the giraffe a while ago. Both posing in triumph with the slaughtered animals. Utter disgust. They will get back what they put out! God rest the souls of all who are killed by haters. Sending love and lights to all the negativity.
    Love, your Momma

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  28. I can barely watch the news anymore. The world is getting scarier by the minute and people are not adjusting well. It's crazy. Also the Throwback thing, you nailed it! Give me the juicy stuff! No cute selfies from three days ago!

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  29. I agree that the world seems pretty fucked up most of the time. I get angry and upset almost every time I watch or read the news. I know it's not all bad and that everyone out there isn't a piece of shit, but those are usually the stories that get paraded around on every news outlet. It's depressing.

    On a lighter note, I really like the idea of taking time on a specific day to do something fun for yourself. I guess I kind of do that, but I don't often do new things I've always wanted to try. I should probably challenge myself a little more.

    I love the dog pictures, as always! They're so adorable!

    I've never posted a TBT picture. I'm sure I will at some point, but you're right ... I see people posting TBT pictures on Facebook from a month ago, and I'm thinking, "Do they not understand what the term "throwback" means?" It actually bothers me less if it's only been a year or two ago (especially if the person was doing something particularly awesome or life changing). But anything less than a year is most certainly not a throwback.

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  30. I don't do throwbacks often, but when I do, they almost always have big, massive, over-teased hair. I'm from Texas where the saying "the higher the hair, the closer to God" can be found on t-shirts AND the majority of my teen years were in the '80s. That's the perfect combination for big hair photos.

    Have a FAB weekend with the girls...and if you want to drink until 2:00a.m. this Sunday too, I say do it.

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  31. Thats an absolutely gorgeous planner cover!
    I cant even talk about Cecil the Lion anymore. I was almost brought to tears day before yesterday reading about it. It might be PMS or it might be that I dont get fucked up people.

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    1. And Sandra Bland ... I cant even think about that one either. This world is getting so sad!

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  32. In regard to number 6 i have a tbt of me fishing with red dress pants, suspenders and white sneakers. Clearly I am highly fashionable!

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  33. I was sincerely hoping that you were going to show me pictures of throwing a pot because it was Tuesday. You did find some amazing items to bring home though, so I guess that's a decent tradeoff!! The comments on Sandra's case make me rage-y. I can't even deal with the stupidity of people. We have BIG problems to deal with...

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