Singing sand avalanche, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado.
Have you ever heard sand sing? Listen to 15 seconds of this bizarre phenomenon! Just as our own voices are made by air moving through vibrating vocal chords, a humming sound is made at Great Sand Dunes as air is pushed through millions of tumbling sand grains during an avalanche. Avalanches occur naturally during storms, but can also be created by people pushing sand down a dune face. In the 1940s, one of Bing Crosby’s musical hits was “The Singing Sands of Alamosa” - a love song based on the sounds of Great Sand Dunes. This humming sound continues to inspire people today!
in this car we love, appreciate, and listen to “to binge” from gorillaz’s hit 2010 album “plastic beach” only, on a loop, for the duration of every ride, and if you don’t like that, ride w/ someone else
he knows it’s coming from a good place. from an honest, thoughtful place—and however jagged her words may seem, solo is very well aware that they loudly ring true. all he ever does is maintain distance or force it upon himself and another. he tells himself, constantly, that it’s for everyone else’s well-being; to some extent, it is. fear is a word he doesn’t want to use, but he’s wary of anyone that gets close to him being taken for leverage, maimed for knowing him, a liability in familiarity in itself. there’s no instant, witty remark this time, no childish complaint, no indicative glance. he’s left pursing his lips as though he wants to refrain from answering, chin tipping downward and eyes momentarily drifting to a close, deliberating the weight of it all in his head, the dreadful, heavy feeling it leaves in his chest.
❝ —i’ve a bottle of krupnik, if you’d like to have a glass with me, ❞ he says, suddenly; the invitation of a drink may be indication enough that she’s touched upon a frayed nerve, that she’s followed a loose thread.
❝ purchased in warsaw, naturally; my tastes heavily involve authenticity, after all. ❞ he hopes that she can read between the lines, that he needs a moment to regroup after the harsh reality has been made apparent to him.
❝ you’re more than welcome to spend the night, if we indulge just a bit too much. ❞
I don’t know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet… we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script. It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.
Summary: lifeguard!au, but you won’t see anyone drowning. Not on Jongdae’s watch!
I’m filling a request here, and I would have never imagined it to be 7k. I just… Don’t know what happened here. But I hope you’d like it, anon!
your favorite song on your earphones, the one that you really, really love, but
it’s a guilty pleasure – you wouldn’t admit to liking it. You are warm, and
comfortable, with eyes closed. Just relaxing. You can smell the breeze, the
iodine in the air already making you feel better. That is heaven.
Hi! What is your story? Like why did you begin and how is your beginning different how you do now?
started restricting back in February. I had another blog but I can’t access it
anymore for some reason.
starting restricting and fasting because I just absolutely hate my body and I hate
how people treated me. They still treat me horrible since I haven’t changed much
yet. In March I started eating badly again and gained what I lost back.
I just got
sick of what I am right now. I honestly hate my body and everything about
myself. I hate how fat I am, and how little discipline I have.
restricting and fasting again three weeks ago. Due to the fact that I wasn’t
used to restricting so much I went into a major binge cycle where I’ll binge, restrict,
binge and it’ll just repeat. Currently, I’m doing much better.
Due to all
the binges I hit my highest weight and I still feel shitty for it. I lost 5.5
pounds (2.5 kg) after my first successful 34 hour fast that ended yesterday.
But due to me eating something that isn’t as healthy, I gained 2.2 pounds (1
kg) this morning. I usually only weight Mondays and Fridays, but as I’m doing the
‘lose a stone diet’ I weigh daily to see the results.
fast, fasting had become easier to me.
I’d say that
I’m doing much better currently compared to three weeks ago.
A bit of the history of the ukulele, as told to Timothy White by George Harrison, who, according to the article, researched this while in Hawaii:
“The banjo can be traced back to the Far East, and the Portuguese, when they went to Hawaii in the late 1800s, took an instrument with them called the cavaquinho, which was really like a ukulele. When King Kamehameha of Hawaii saw them playing it, he said, ‘Ukulele!’ Uku means flea, and lele means to dance, so he was commenting on how quick the players‘ fingers were moving - like a dancing flea. Later, this Hawaiian named Keech hybridized the ukulele and the banjo into the banjolele. I wanted to get some, and I found they were only made between 1924 and 1932, but the Hawaiian music fad of the ‘30s led to pop hits like Bing Crosby’s ‘Sweet Leilani’ [in 1937], and also the use of the Hawaiian steel guitar in country and western music - which led to the invention of the pedal steel. The ukulele banjo has four strings, the same tuning as a guitar, and a high sound that makes you laugh when you hear it. I carry one around with me these days, and I’ve written a couple of good tunes on it; when you mix it with Wilbury-type music, it’s actually a neat sound. Another song I’ve made a demo of for my next album is a version of an old record by the famous British ukulele banjo player George Formby, but the way I’ve done it is more like an early Ry Cooder style.” - George Harrison, Billboard, 5 December 1992