sic transit gloria

music, the cosmos, and complaining

parakavka:

I’ve hit 5,000 followers on this blog so I’ve decided to do a giveaway!  The prize is five sticker sheets featuring our beloved shiba inus!

RULES:One winner will receive all five sticker sheets pictured above!
You have to have you ask box open and be willing to provide a mailing address.  If there is no communication from the winner within 24 hours I will draw another winner from the list of entrants.
You do not need to be following this blog.
To enter, you may like this post as well as reblog it once.  No giveaway blog allowed!
I will ship anywhere - stickers are flat and lightweight!


Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST on July 31, 2014.

i wanna win

amystremienkami:

I can’t wait! 

(Source: danflashes, via theonetryingtofigureitallout)

peach94:

COOL DATE IDEA: take a really long nap with me

Tanya’s and my 4th of July weekend plans.

(via ba-nana-moon)

I HAVE A CUTE, BEAUTIFUL AWESOME PARTNER.

WOW I AM SO LUCKY

The Antlers - Surrender

I can’t always talk but I’m always listening

oh shit

i forgot that hospice makes me feel hopeless and depressed and now i don’t wanna finish this paper because who cares we’re all gonna die anyway

thanks a lot, red

(Source: kittiezandtittiez, via katbennet)

Oh hot damn, this gal is at my favorite coffee shop!
Is it a good or bad thing that I can tell just by the floor/walls?

“The one and only substitute for experience which we have not ourselves had is art, literature.”

—   Alexander Solzhenitsyn - and I often tell my students all fictions [movies, poems, TV shows, novels…] are explorations into the “what ifs” of life.  We can explore extremity and/or to the deepest corner and core, into the heart of darkness or into the light of love and life [with all points in between]… (via mikejryan)
fishingboatproceeds:

thelandofmaps:

What Mercator projection does to Africa when it is moved to the north [1398x711]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

The Mercator projection is so bananas.
The world shapes the map, sure. But the map also shapes the world. Here’s to better maps.

One of the first things I aim to teach is how important maps are and their impact on our perceptions. That we never question a supposedly objective construction that is more political than we realize. Actually, I always thought it’d be funny for the whole semester to use an “upside-down” map.

fishingboatproceeds:

thelandofmaps:

What Mercator projection does to Africa when it is moved to the north [1398x711]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

The Mercator projection is so bananas.

The world shapes the map, sure. But the map also shapes the world. Here’s to better maps.

One of the first things I aim to teach is how important maps are and their impact on our perceptions. That we never question a supposedly objective construction that is more political than we realize. Actually, I always thought it’d be funny for the whole semester to use an “upside-down” map.

“What a fucking nerd”

—   Me talking about someone I love (via cowprince)

(via totheendofallthings)

asyayay:

An Australian song from the First World War. Music and source found here…This is the only recording I could find, so apologies for the poor quality. 

lyrics:

The name and fame of old England, is threatened by foes to-day…

Our liberty, Our destiny Is in danger, so they say…

Comes a message o’er the ocean, A message to our sunny land…

England calls Australia’s soldiers, We must answer her command…

If England wants a hand, well here it is! If England wants a hand, well here it is! They’ll show the enemy they’re as hard as nails; the boys of Victoria and New South Wales, South Australia and the West, my lads, Queensland and Tassy know their biz, So! By the dear old Motherland they will proudly take their stand… If England wants a hand well here it is!

The bugles are loudly calling, the drums they are rolling too…

So rally round the flag, my lads, show the world we’re Britons true…

Down with tyrants now forever, keep our dear old flag unfurled…

Show our foes the British Empire, is a big thing in this world…

If England wants a hand, well here it is! If England wants a hand, well here it is! They’ll show the enemy they’re as hard as nails; the boys of Victoria and New South Wales, South Australia and the West, my lads, Queensland and Tassy know their biz, So! By the dear old Motherland they will proudly take their stand… If England wants a hand well here it is!