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River (vampire) tosses his hair (Taken with instagram)

River (vampire) tosses his hair (Taken with instagram)


“Give me your best evil look!” (Taken with instagram)

“Give me your best evil look!” (Taken with instagram)


River is excited about going trick-or-treating (Taken with instagram)

River is excited about going trick-or-treating (Taken with instagram)


Used an online tool to rough out what I “should” be saving to put both kids through college & retire at 60. It says: save 3.5× my income.


Getting out of Iraq: we’re on schedule. http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2010/07/us-forces-drawing-down-in-iraq.html


Via ratsoff, via reddit.

Via ratsoff, via reddit.


Last month: 5th coldest June on record. Today: 88 degrees. WTF Gaia?


It is a safe rule to have nothing in our houses that we do not know to be useful or think to be beautiful. We should show our love of art and beauty in our surroundings, and bring it to bear in the selection of the smallest household trifle. To have things tasteful and pretty costs no more than to have them ugly; but it costs a great deal more trouble. Simplicity, appropriateness, harmony of colour—these produce the best results. When we enter a room, the first feeling ought to be, “How comfortable!” and the second, as we glance quickly round to discover /why/, ought to be, “How beautiful!”

How to Be Happy Though Married,” published 1886

I was looking for the original source of the phrase “know to be useful or think to be beautiful,” which appears perhaps to have originated with William Morris. I thought this whole paragraph was excellent… though I am a tad dubious at the title of the book!


I understand renaming Mozilla Weave to Firefox Sync, but I miss the utterly beautiful Weave logo.


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