“Ox is the second in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…
Ranking second in Chinese zodiacal signs, the Ox is huge. People often use it to indicate something big in size or number. People born in the Year of Ox bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are talent leaders with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by the surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of wit in speaking, they usually look silent and sometimes stubborn in their old ways.
Redwoods National Park 2, Trees of Mystery, and the Oregon Coast!
We got in a little more light hiking by doing the easy trail to the Big Tree, which was indeed VERY big. (Top row: a vertical panorama in the center of the Big Tree; at right. Me next to another tree to provide scale.)
The problem with redwoods, as with giant sequoia, is that it’s nearly impossible to photograph them in a way that gives a sense of the scale. When you’re standing there, you feel the scale, but when you take a picture it’s like, yeah, that’s a tree.
We had a similar problem at the Trees of Mystery, which was a lovely place, consisting of a little more hiking and some very striking trees, but not a lot of good photos came of it. But, it’s okay sometimes for things to just be experiential.
The giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, however, were awesome. I had no idea that the statue actually TALKS to you. He also waves. And when I say talks, I mean there is actually a guy who apparently sits inside the statue’s chest, and speaks to visitors in real time. Kids, or adults, can ask questions and he’ll answer. It’s brilliant.
We also of course did the gondola ride to the top of the mountain. That was loads of fun. We also lucked out by having avoided going the day before in the fog, as the weather was bright and sunny and gave us much better views. Technically, we COULD see the ocean, though it’s hard to tell in the picture.
Heading northward, we stopped to see the Battery Point lighthouse in Crescent City; and then, the truly impressive set of sea stacks by Myers Creek.
Shout out to all you lumberjacks, lumberjanes, and lumberjazzes out there! On this glorious day we celebrate Paul Bunyan, an American folk hero famed for his strength and that of his trusty companion Babe the Blue Ox! Although I don’t think any of us are quite strong enough to make a great lake or form a Grand Canyon, today is a wonderful day to remember that all of us have within us our own kind of strength. You don’t have to be able to build mountains to be strong and there’s a great deal of strength to be had in all of our day to day lives even when we feel like we’re not that strong at all. It’s also a good day to remember that with the support of others—whether other people or an ox of our own—we are all capable of so much more than we ever thought possible. 💙💙💙
I really should start choosing between asking anonymously or not but anywayssssss. Amazing blog, a blessing really. Are there any sterek fics (or no pairing if there are no sterek ones) surrounding Stile's jeep, specifically fics about him having to get rid of it. Actually? Okay, that's too specific, I'd appreciate it if you found that but honestly, any fic that's about his jeep or him getting rid of it. Go crazy, i don't know. I suck at asking...
Stiles and Babe, or was it Stiles & Babe. How does it go? Anyways, Stiles and Babe were two peas in a pod. He doesn’t include Scott… Scott doesn’t count, cause, Scott’s his best friend. And that’s different compared to him and Babe and the connection he has with her.
“Babe..?” others would question with raised eyebrows.
“Yeah, like, you know. Babe the loveable blue ox in that tall tale. But instead of ox, it’s Jeep. So Babe the blue Jeep.” he explains and pets the said Jeep on the hood.
On the day she arrived at the Stilinski home, the Sheriff stayed in the driver’s seat for twenty minutes, fingers kneading her steering wheel anxiously. He had been muttering to himself the entire way back from the lot, all variations on: Am I insane? How can I give this to him? He’s going to kill someone. He’s going to kill himself.
Stiles’s Jeep’s pov on werewolves, hyperactive teen boys, and Derek Hale.
Stiles’ list of things he never ever expected to happen:
1) Werewolves exist 1) Scott having a girlfriend 2) Werewolves exist 3) Other things that are not werewolves exist as well 4) Jackson is one of the forementioned ‘other things’ (although he probably could of guessed that the retired douchebag would be a lizard) 5) Witches also existed in this strange Supernatural-inspired world – and apparently, they have a sense of humour, which led him to point 6 6) Witches turning my Jeep (my Jeep!) into a living human person
They met in detention. Which was actually kind of fitting.
Enzo had caused another scene in his math class, had talked back to his teacher one too many times, and had been all but dragged by the ear to detention so they could ensure he’d made it. Cass, on the other hand, had been caught skipping class by Principal McMahon herself, and he’d accepted his after school sentence with the sort of quiet dignity that Enzo could have really learned from.
Once Upon a Time: Dissecting those finale Easter eggs
Once Upon a Time opened up a new avenue for storytelling in the season 5 finale by introducing the Land of Untold Stories.
Whose untold stories are they exactly? Aside from the obvious Jekyll (Hank Harris) and Hyde (Sam Witwer), the powers that be at OUAT dropped a few hints during the two-hour finale. We try to dissect them below:
While flipping through the storybooks discovered in the New York Public
Library, Henry comes across a photo of a rider on a horse, with a
windmill in the background. The text on the opposite page hails from The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, the story of the hidalgo Don Quixote, who sets out to revive chivalry with his squire Sancho Panza.
Also in the new storybook is a page of text pulled from The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby,
a mainstay of British children’s literature. The story of morality
follows a young chimney sweep transformed into a water baby as he
embarks on a journey of repentance in order to become human again.
Depicted in Henry’s new storybook, Gulliver’s Travels tells the
story of a surgeon who, after getting caught in a storm, washes up on
an island filled with tiny people roughly six inches tall, making him a
giant among men.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Captain Nemo makes an appearance in the storybook, seemingly outside his
creature-like submarine, the Nautilus, which he uses in the novel to
roam the world in search of scientific discovery during his self-imposed
exile from humanity.
The giant folk hero and lumberjack of American lore is recognizable in Henry’s storybook by his companion, Babe the Blue Ox.
The Three Musketeers
Easy to spot in the Land of Untold Stories, the trio of swordsmen are
among the elite French guard depicted in Alexander Dumas’ historical
Knight of the Holy Grail
Briefly spotted in the Land of Untold Stories, the Grail Knight may have
gone unnoticed if not for the fact that the Holy Grail was used to
destroy magic in the finale.
Blink and you’ll miss them in the Land of Untold Stories. Cowboys appear
on either side of Dr. Jekyll, begging the question: What story did they