things heard in the bookstore

“Those are cute candles there” “They’re not candles they’re soaps” “Hahaha oh” “You would love Murakami books. No happy endings there” A man playing ukelele. “What’s that dream state?” “Lucid dreaming?” “What’s that?” “When we can have control and make decisions” “Isn’t that a movie?” “Now a major motion picture” “Striking wrap!” “Oh, it’s a blanket” “Does this say push?” “It does say push” “Have you seen that movie?” “Yeah I have, wait have you seen it” “No” “Want to watch it tonight?” The rustling of plastic. “A lot to choose from” “A lot to what?” “Choose” “Oh yeah yeah … Continue reading things heard in the bookstore

Recent Things (art, music, podcast, conference, shooter?)

ART https://www.yaoyaomavanas.com/shop The artist is Yaoyao Ma Van As – I’ve definitely seen her illustrations before but I’ve never gone through and looked at all of them before. They’re delightful! It’s that whole living on your own with cute animals drinking tea reading books when its raining walking through the fall leaves type of vibe (so basically everything I want in life). MUSIC Lana Del Rey – Gods and Monsters (don’t listen if you’re a kid because bad words and all) Back when she released her Tropico short film I became obsessed with her Paradise album. I rediscovered it and … Continue reading Recent Things (art, music, podcast, conference, shooter?)

Self portrait sketches while working on modal analysis

The side profile looks especially inaccurate because the nose is too pointy and isn’t the correct dimensions. Oh well. Its in pen. I can’t undo mistakes. The double eye bags are pretty accurate though hahahaha (self deprecation yay! -jk Im not actually that self conscious about my appearance except I wish my chin wasn’t crooked) Continue reading Self portrait sketches while working on modal analysis

Deadly Colon Cleanses and the fear of MSG

TL;DR: Pretty much everything is toxic to you in a large enough quantity. Don’t be stupid. Don’t believe everything you hear. Even this. Question this if you would like. This is why I get a little angry when people are like “oh it clears your toxins”. There are real cases when misinformation like this can kill you. Toxins are literally anything that can be harmful to you. For some reason a ton of people relate that to the idea of things that aren’t “natural” – like “oh essential oils from plants are all natural so they’re not dangerous like an advil … Continue reading Deadly Colon Cleanses and the fear of MSG

Leaves, Postcards, Monkey Selfies, Blindness, and Columbus

Like before, here is a compilation of recent interesting things I have found/seen. TL;DR: pictures of pretty fall leaves, my national park postcard display, monkey selfie copyright issues, video by a blind girl asking what things look like, a video that discusses misinformation about Columbus and addresses how Columbus has been vilified because of this misinformation. Fall leaves Look at that one interesting leaf in the middle with the contrasted veins! Magenta – it almost looks fake Postcards from Road Trips I set up these cork boards in my room at my parents house to display some of the postcards … Continue reading Leaves, Postcards, Monkey Selfies, Blindness, and Columbus