I have the original Broadway cast recording for Sondheim's Pacific Overtures but it's not exactly easy to sing along to
We just listened to This American Life's Spark Bird episode, about a family with an elaborate fantasy life centered on some plush birds, and I am driving myself mad trying to identify which UglyDoll kicked this off by being ID'd as a bird.
I hadn't come across the term "chop suey fonts" before, but the moment I saw the words I could picture the font in my mind.
Sometimes I share Impractical Things I'm Tempted By on social media in the hopes that getting more people to look at a thing will somehow satisfy my urge to buy the thing. Anyways,
Snoopy Deco Curry Rice Mold LS-7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QPLS23U/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_T6WMM9D49S062GVF2G1S
@polyplacophora If I'm correctly understanding the Wikipedia article, it sounds like all salamanders in the Plethodon family are lungless and breathe through their skin!
This is all very exciting for me 😂
When I was a Mills student, my circle of friends included somebody who had been unhoused before moving into the dorms and somebody who's dad actually was on the cover of Forbes.
When I posted about this to birdsite, somebody replied saying she went to Mills straight out of foster care and ended up socialising with the daughters of oil barons.
I thought this was normal in higher education, but it turns out that it's really really not. Most classrooms are fairly or mostly monocultural - one age, one class.
Mills's strong emphasis on community and it's diversity make it a place focussed on social justice. It's long been a bastion of LGBT achievement. It was the first Historically Women's College to stop asking trans women for paperwork.
Mills is special. Please spare a moment for Mills and make a #SaveMills tweet, write the governor of California or otherwise express solidarity for the women, enbies and trans people who study there now and will study there in future.
I'm fascinated by the ways certain themes resurface across different cultures....Adding Skin of the Sea to my To-Read list! || Black Mermaids: The Waters Beyond Eurocentric Mythology https://www.tor.com/2021/11/09/black-mermaids-the-waters-beyond-eurocentric-mythology/ via @tordotcom
October 31: Licorice loves her new Ensorcellment hat (size M, pattern by Hunter Hammersen)!
Have a safe and happy Halloween, and always supervise your pets when they play with toys and costumes!
October 30: Licorice getting her daily exercise
I'm so glad we adopted Licorice. Huge thanks to North East Animal Shelter and the organization in Georgia that rescued her, plus the foster family who helped her blossom into such a sweet girl!
And thank you, Licorice, for choosing us... #BlackCatAppreciationDay
Displaced Canadian. Fond of dolls, cats, books, and alphabetised lists. Twotone on Ravelry. Not a DJ.
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