Nothing of me is original.

I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known.

I will remember your small room, the feel of you, the light in the window, your records, your books, our morning coffee, our noons, our nights, our bodies spilled together, sleeping, the tiny flowing currents, immediate and forever. Your leg, my leg, your arm, my arm, your smile and the warmth of you who made me laugh again.

Charles Bukowski (via caryrandolph)

bingo

(via wonderbecky)

how can you not love them?

4 years, hundreds of hours, and dozens of inappropriate jokes later, my boys sent me off in quite the sentimental style. 

thing0ftheweek:

The Most Astounding Fact

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics.

You are all stardust.

…The stars died so you could be here today.”

-Lawrence M. Krauss

this is reel productions, a film society that i’m involved in on campus.

the video serves as a fun way to present the board members.

i really, really like them. a lot. 

staff:

Name PBS ParentsLocation Arlington, VA
Even the most amazing parents can use a little help sometimes. That’s where PBS Parents comes in. Their main site focuses on children’s development including social and emotional, physical and educational. The PBS Parents Tumblr blog, in contrast, celebrates the fun of parenthood. For example: Check out this incredible Mr. Rogers Cake, these pun-tastic vintage Valentine’s Day cards, and this helpful infographic on Types of Diaper Loads. Also, there are cute baby pics.
Also check out…
Animals Doing People Things Because cute!
This Is What A Scientist Looks Like The stereotypical perception of a scientist ends here.
Notes To My Future Husband An irreverent guide to a happily ever after.

word.

staff:

Name PBS Parents
Location Arlington, VA

Even the most amazing parents can use a little help sometimes. That’s where PBS Parents comes in. Their main site focuses on children’s development including social and emotional, physical and educational. The PBS Parents Tumblr blog, in contrast, celebrates the fun of parenthood. For example: Check out this incredible Mr. Rogers Cake, these pun-tastic vintage Valentine’s Day cards, and this helpful infographic on Types of Diaper Loads. Also, there are cute baby pics.

Also check out…

Animals Doing People Things
Because cute!

This Is What A Scientist Looks Like
The stereotypical perception of a scientist ends here.

Notes To My Future Husband
An irreverent guide to a happily ever after.

word.

can i just. please?

can i just. please?

for eighteen years, as of today
i have listened to my dad tell the same story, time and time again.
i was three years old, and he and my mom had finally weaned me off of sleeping in the same bed as them. after all, i had my own room complete with personalized rocking chairs, a rabbit, and shelves galore to hold trinkets and toys.
eighteen years ago, we were living in los angeles and had just returned from seeing beauty and the beast on ice. that was back in the days when i didn’t know any better than to admire the disney princesses. it’s been eighteen years and i have since learned better.
that night, i was sitting in my parents room discussing the evening, when “all of a sudden i just fell asleep” in their bed. against their recent grain, my parents decided to let me stay in the room with them that night.
around 4:30 PST our building began to shake as the northridge earthquake rattled the surrounding area. we crawled out of our crumbled apartment and down a set of stairs that were disconnected from the wall. within minutes, many of the houses on our street were on fire, and our building was all but rubble.
eighteen years ago, if i had slept in my own bed i would not be here today. one of the shelves of my room was positioned above my pillow and it fell right onto my bed. basically, my dad says i would have been crushed.
as a result of the earthquake, we moved to pittsburgh to get back on our feet. it was supposed to be a temporary move, but temporary has lasted for eighteen years. 
had we not moved, my dad would have not received the proper treatment for his previously “unknown” blood condition. he wouldn’t be here today, either.
naturally, then, my little brother would not exist.
now, i’m not saying that i believe everything happens for a reason. simply, i believe that things happen and we can choose to find the reason in them. 

for eighteen years, as of today

i have listened to my dad tell the same story, time and time again.

i was three years old, and he and my mom had finally weaned me off of sleeping in the same bed as them. after all, i had my own room complete with personalized rocking chairs, a rabbit, and shelves galore to hold trinkets and toys.

eighteen years ago, we were living in los angeles and had just returned from seeing beauty and the beast on ice. that was back in the days when i didn’t know any better than to admire the disney princesses. it’s been eighteen years and i have since learned better.

that night, i was sitting in my parents room discussing the evening, when “all of a sudden i just fell asleep” in their bed. against their recent grain, my parents decided to let me stay in the room with them that night.

around 4:30 PST our building began to shake as the northridge earthquake rattled the surrounding area. we crawled out of our crumbled apartment and down a set of stairs that were disconnected from the wall. within minutes, many of the houses on our street were on fire, and our building was all but rubble.

eighteen years ago, if i had slept in my own bed i would not be here today. one of the shelves of my room was positioned above my pillow and it fell right onto my bed. basically, my dad says i would have been crushed.

as a result of the earthquake, we moved to pittsburgh to get back on our feet. it was supposed to be a temporary move, but temporary has lasted for eighteen years. 

had we not moved, my dad would have not received the proper treatment for his previously “unknown” blood condition. he wouldn’t be here today, either.

naturally, then, my little brother would not exist.

now, i’m not saying that i believe everything happens for a reason. simply, i believe that things happen and we can choose to find the reason in them.