Always glad to help! Finding new good music is a great thing.
I don’t know how much doom you know so I’ll just list a bunch that I like. I will post the list (not in any order, all kinds of doom), so that perhaps, some others will add to it. Cheers! :)
SONG of the DAY _ Cold Water ~ Tom Waits - from “Mule Variations” (1999)
Well I woke up this morning with the cold water With the cold water, with the cold water Woke up this morning with the cold water With the cold water, with the cold
Well the police at the station and they don’t look friendly Well they don’t look friendly, well they don’t look friendly Police at the station and they don’t look friendly Well they don’t look friendly, well they don’t
Blind or crippled, sharp or dull I’m reading the Bible by a 40 watt bulb What price freedom, dirt is my rug Well I sleep like a baby with the snakes and the bugs Well I …
Stores are open but I ain’t got no money I ain’t got no money, well I ain’t got no money Stores are open but I ain’t got no money Well I ain’t got no money, well I ain’t
Found an old dog and he seems to like me Seems to like me, well, he seems to like me Found an old dog and he seems to like me Well he seems to like me, well he seems
Seen them fellows with the cardboard signs Scrapin’ up a little money to buy a bottle of wine Pregnant women and the Vietnam vets I say beggin’ on the freeway ‘bout as hard as it gets
Well I slept in the graveyard, it was cool and still Cool and still, it was cool and still Slept in the graveyard, it was cool and still Cool and still and it was cool
Slept all night in a Cedar grove I was born to ramble, born to rove Some men are searchin’ for the Holy Grail But there ain’t nothin’ sweeter than ridin’ the rails
I look forty-seven but I’m twenty-four Well they shooed me away from here the time before Turned their backs and they locked their doors I’m watchin’ TV in the window of a furniture store
And I woke up this morning with the cold water With the cold water, with the cold water I woke up this morning with the cold water With the cold water, with the cold
Well I woke up this morning with the cold water Cold water, with the cold water Woke up this morning with the cold water Cold water, with the cold
So, long ago when I just got my tortoises, I realized people have no idea of how to properly take care of these little things in order to avoid diseases and all other kind of unpleasant stuff. People think tortoise don’t really demand much care, but they actually do! What I’m going to talk about does 100% apply to Russian Tortoises; however, I believe it can also work for alike kinds, but I still suggest to double check.
You should have:
• A terrarium. Your tortoise should not be on the floor or any other places but it’s terrarium, as it is pretty cold for it on the floor and you can also occasionally step on it. In addition, being on the floor all the time leads to deformation of tortoise’s nails (they get crooked). It should be in a warm place (don’t put terrarium on the windowsills, so as tortoise might catch a cold). If you can’t get a real glass terrarium, you can get just a big plastic box from Walmart or any other place.
• 2 lamps: heating and UV. As long as tortoise’s shells need calcium, they need sunlight, but it is not always possible to spend 12 hours per day outside with the pet. At this point, UVB lamps 10.0% should be provided. It is suggested to change UV lamp at least once per year. Heating lamps should be 40-60 watt. Both lamps should be open for 12 hours.
• Base. Base layer should be at least 10 cm. It is better to use mix of hay and pressed sawdust. DO NOT USE sand or soil, because it’s not good for tortoise to be in this dust.
You should do:
• Bath. You should give your tortoise a bath at least once per week for 30-15 minutes. (Check video on my profile for more details). Temperature should not be lower than 30 degrees celsius and not higher than 35 (use special water thermometer which you can get in baby’s section in any store).
Why it takes so long? The thing is, that you should give your tortoise time to drink (they absorb water through skin) and also to relieve themselves. Don’t forget to change water once they did it and to dry them with soft towel after bath (✿◠‿◠)
• Food. You DON’T have to feed your tortoise every day. As long as they are no longer in their natural habitant, (where they actually eat around once per week), they don’t walk much, but eat a lot, which can lead to obesity. With that said, it is better to give them food once in 2 or 3 days.
What is better to feed them with? Lettuce, pumpkin, red pepper, carrots, dill, dandelions. Make mix of, for example, lettuce, pumpkin and carrots. From time to time you can treat them with apples, but be careful, don’t give too much, otherwise it will lead to gastric problems. Make sure all foods are warm (not right from the fridge)!
NEVER FEED TORTOISE WITH HUMAN FOOD (milk, cheese, meat, bread, whatever else you can find on your table). Tomatoes and cabbages are also BAD for them.
• Cut nails and beak. Since you’ve noticed your tortoise has nails that give it hard times moving, or a beak that does not allow it to eat, means that it’s time to cut it a bit. Usually there is no need to cut a beak in couple of years and you are supposed to cut nails once in about half of the year. Often there is no need to cut a beak if you feed your tortoise right, but if you think it’s too big, it is suggested to do so.
Helpful videos on how to cut nails and beak (sorry, there are no good videos in English):
If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, ask a vet for help ＿〆(。。)
• Go for a walk. In summer, when the temperature is higher than 20 celsius, it is good to take your tortoise for a walk, so it can enjoy real sun and eat some fresh plants. But be careful and don’t lose your pet ʘ︵ʘ
More important things:
• Tortoise SHOULD NOT go into hibernation. Even though in their natural habitant they do, while living in captive they should be active all year round! If they will sleep in wintertime it might be dangerous for their health.
If you noticed your tortoise wants to go into hibernation, try to give it a bath more often (like 3 times per week).
• DO NOT color their shells and DO NOT smear it with anything.
• Try to keep them away from contact with other animals, so as it gives tortoise lots of stress.
• Vets don’t always know how to treat tortoises properly, so it is better to double check on the internet if you got any suggestions or if you got any medication prescribed to your tortoise.
I hope it was helpful, and don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have any ◕ ◡ ◕
You have enough electricity inside you to power a 40 watt light bulb for 24 hours, so why aren’t the firefly like embers in your eyes glowing? Are you really going to allow a person to steal your ability to light up your own life?
I made a butterfly ceiling lamp shade for myself over weekend and thought I’d share some brief instructions on how to make one yourself :D
Now before I start, I want to clarify that paper lamp shades are safe from fire if you use 40 watt compact florescent bulbs and leave an inch or more of space between the paper and the bulb. Make sure there are openings at the top of the bulb to allow ventilation. I’ve used that other two origami lamps for many years and never had any fire problems. The paper is barely warm after hours of use. But just to be safe, you should always test out your paper lamp shade and touch the paper closest to the bulb after a few hours of use to see if it’s too hot.
Now to make the butterfly lamp shade, you’ll need an old metal coat hanger, some regular paper, string, glue, and tape.
1. Bend the coat hanger into a circle 2. Cut out butterflies of various sizes on regular paper. (Fold the paper in half and cut out half a butterfly to create symmetrical wings) 3. Tape the largest butterflies to the coat hanger 4. Glue strings to the remaining butterflies 5. After the glue is dry, tie the strings to the coat hanger at various length until you have a flock of butterflies 6. Put coat hanger over existing lamp shade and you’re done! :D
- For the lotus lamp, I just followed this youtube tutorial and modified it a bit to fit the lamp shade. I used bigger paper and less pedals per tier.
My life is neatly divided into before that night and after that night.
I awoke to the
sound of light scratching and tapping on the living room window that night. I
had fallen asleep on the couch, lulled by the late night Halloween horrorfest
on Netflix. OK, fine – maybe lulled by a few beers and some weed, too. Sheesh.
What are you, a
My mindset was
already on open tombs and other standard horror tropes, so at first I thought
the noise coming from the window was the remnant of some Hammer-Horror induced
dream starring Christopher Plummer. But it was real, it was there. It was
accompanied by a sibilant hiss that gave me a sick feeling in the pit of my
stomach and made the hair stand up on my arms.
I’ve seen enough horror movies to know what you don’t do in these situations. The red-shirt
idiots (fine, I’m mixing my genres – piss off, narc) always end up
investigating the creepy sound, usually without a flashlight, and always without a weapon.
And then they go
So, I did a few
1. I grabbed my
boyfriend’s brighter-than-he-is flashlight (which he dubbed Mary
Lou Retina after I
told him mine were in danger when he shone it in my face)
2. I took the mace
out of my purse. I know, not a weapon per-se, but my phase-plasma rifle in the
40-watt range was in the shop (shut up, narc).
3. I didn’t have
That last part
was easy, since my boyfriend was visiting his parents in the Catskills while I
catsat his cat, Killer. (Like you could catsit anything else).
front door, I was relieved to see the smiling face of my boyfriend, who I’d
assumed had come home a night early from his parent’s snoozefest of a house to
aid me in undoing #3 from my list above. Boy, was I wrong.
The shitty part
is…I kinda caused what happened. I invited him in.
I don’t want to
blame the victim here, but since the victim is me, I guess it’s OK.
It’s like they
always say – vampires have to be invited in or they’re powerless, and I went
and did it. The fact that he broke the vampire code of conduct, if there is
such a thing, by pretending to be my boyfriend, is neither here nor there.
I’m a vampire
now, and I guess I’m going to stay that way.
After it was
done, in the vampire equivalent of wham-bam-thank-you-for-your-blood-ma’am, he
was gone. I didn’t even learn his name.
In my defense, I
did get a good squirt of mace in his face, but I’ve also learned that mace
doesn’t work on vampires. Make a note of it, girls. Learn from my fail.
Now, Killer and
I are waiting here for my (real) boyfriend to arrive.
is a long time (like, forever, I’ve heard) and I don’t want to spend it alone.