Mama Those Bitches, Pink!

What happened to the dreams of a girl president?
She’s dancing in the video next to 50 Cent
They travel in packs of two or three
With their itsy bitsy doggies and their teeny-weeny tees
Where, oh where, have the smart people gone?
Oh where, oh where could they be?

Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back
Porno Paparazzi girl, I don’t wanna be a stupid girl
Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
Push up my bra like that, I don’t wanna be a stupid girl
(Break it down now)

Disease’s growing, it’s epidemic
I’m scared that there ain’t a cure
The world believes it and I’m going crazy
I cannot take any more
I’m so glad that I’ll never fit in
That will never be me
Outcasts and girls with ambition
That’s what I wanna see
(Come on)

Pink, Beyoncé, Sarah Bareilles.

And you?

“I am the only one of us who brings in any money. The other two cannot make money fortune telling. This is because they only tell the truth, and the truth is not what people want to hear. It is a bad thing and it troubles people, so they do not come back.” 

― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Tags: tarot

R.E.M., Black Lab, Atmosphere

And you?

Mango/lime whipped body butter [made April 17, 2014]
Ingredients:
3/4 cup shea butter
1/2 cup mango butter
1/4 cup lime butter
1/2 cup almond oil
Melt the butters, stir in oil, chill to pudding-like consistency and whip.[I beat and chilled alternately about three times.] 
Notes: came out a little soft; will decrease oil next time. Could use some lemongrass essential oil. That said, pretty damn nice – smells good, absorbs fairly quickly, moisturizes like a dream. Works perfectly well on my face, too.

Mango/lime whipped body butter [made April 17, 2014]

Ingredients:

3/4 cup shea butter

1/2 cup mango butter

1/4 cup lime butter

1/2 cup almond oil

Melt the butters, stir in oil, chill to pudding-like consistency and whip.[I beat and chilled alternately about three times.] 

Notes: came out a little soft; will decrease oil next time. Could use some lemongrass essential oil. That said, pretty damn nice – smells good, absorbs fairly quickly, moisturizes like a dream. Works perfectly well on my face, too.

The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tags: morale troops

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Tags: candles

I’m simply an accident. Why take it all so seriously?
— Emile M. Cioran 

I’m simply an accident. Why take it all so seriously?

Emile M. Cioran 

Tags: wine oops

Review excerpt: Thomas Nagel reviews “Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them” by Joshua Greene [my sister gave me this book, and it rocks.]
"As Greene puts it, commonsense morality requires that we sometimes put Us ahead of Me; but the same disposition also leads us to put Us ahead of Them. We feel obligations to fellow members of our community but not to outsiders. So the solution to the tragedy of the commons has generated a new tragedy, which we can see wherever the values and the interests of different communities conflict, not only on an international scale but also more locally, within pluralistic societies that contain multiple moral communities … "

Review excerpt: Thomas Nagel reviews “Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them” by Joshua Greene [my sister gave me this book, and it rocks.]

"As Greene puts it, commonsense morality requires that we sometimes put Us ahead of Me; but the same disposition also leads us to put Us ahead of Them. We feel obligations to fellow members of our community but not to outsiders. So the solution to the tragedy of the commons has generated a new tragedy, which we can see wherever the values and the interests of different communities conflict, not only on an international scale but also more locally, within pluralistic societies that contain multiple moral communities … "

Tags: Pakistan

Candlelight

you never got high, did you? I never knew if you wanted to. I used to watch you walk across the alley and down your block. 

and I heard you cry at night 

watched you set yourself on fire. a ghost among the trees you haunted me at my back door. you found what you were looking for was gone 

but your candlelight burns on. 

when everything’s gone wrong and it’s crashing down around you something that reminds you. your candlelight burns on. when the afterglow is gone. when you’re standing on the outside 

it’s burning on the inside …

— Paul Durham, Black Lab, “Candlelight”

[http://blacklabworld.com/music/best-of-m3m]

Tags: candles diy