anonymous asked:

I'm glad you're back to spamming us with 19 days. I miss tbh

Same, hopefully now that the plot has kicked back in old Xian will update quickly (*cries thinking about three day upsates*) also cause I’m a giant idiot and somehow my askbox was shut off for a week ??? I didn’t even touch my settings so I have no idea how that happened ???
So sad cause I didn’t get to discuss the new EP of Yuri on ice with you guys OTL



Sunday night I went to bed at 11, and woke up at 3, could not go back to sleep for the life of me, so I caught up on tumblr, and talked to Christian on skype til like 7AM.

Last night (monday) I fell asleep at 9, and woke up at 12… wtf. I didn’t want to deal with not being able to sleep, so I took a melatonin pill… It’s almost 2, and I still can’t sleep.

My DV-R decided to stop recording things, and erased everything I had prior to 2011, so I have nothing to catch up on, either. I never realized how boring being upstate was. All my friends are busy a lot, too… I am kind of glad that I moved into the city. Even on days where there’s nothing to do, there’s something I can do.

Oh, P.S: This is my 1,000th post!

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If interested please send an email with the subject New York based or Massachusetts based to with a link to your website. Oranbeg is looking for a variety of work that strides the genres of photography. Bonus points if you are making work about one of the areas. Curse of the Bambino will be an exhibition mounted in late fall/early winter.

Deadline: September 28th, 2015 at 11:59pm

Reverie – synonyms: absorption, abstraction, castles in the air……..

Just back into the city after a blissful few days up country, dog-sitting for friends in their wonderful house by a lake - that is, the lake being at the bottom of their garden.

What a contrast, being back in the noise-polluted streets of NY city from the tranquility of the countryside…..where we were surrounded by woods, wildlife, star-filled night skies, the full moon reflecting off the lake, and…….a quiet stillness at night, until the dawn chorus sets off and the woods and lake come alive once again.

Back to the city and the constant drone of the huge air-conditioning units around the apartment block, the cacophony of the 24/7 traffic, horns blaring down 6th Avenue. I lie there at night waiting for the blissful few minutes when the air conditioning is re-booting, wishing that I could fall asleep in those brief moments and escape the constant electronically-induced hum. The white noise of the city.

So, it begs the question: why do we choose to place ourselves in situations where there seems to be no respite from the perpetual drone of city life? Is it to distract us from standing still and really looking at ourselves? Do we think that we are missing out if we are not in the hub of it all  - whatever ‘it’ is?

Would living in the country eventually present its own version of that perpetual drone? Quite possibly…..but then I’d rather take a chance, even in these uncertain financial times, and build my castle in the sky, surrounded by the constant hum of nature, over the oppressive concrete canyons of a city any day. Or, better still, a tree-house in the bush, by the balong, in West Africa……however, thats another story…..

But then……..I always have been a country girl at heart so why fight it.

HJF (May 2010, but could have been written yesterday!)

Image © Jones-Florio - Sloatsburg, NY, 2010

Leaving for Nyc in 8 hours!

Time to finish packing, cleaning and doing laundry before going to pick up our car from being serviced! Then we just have to ship Aidan off to Avia’s, make our dinner, snacks for the road, wash the car and take our showers before we are off! Excited to visit Pocahontas state park in VA tomorrow! :D

[Trans] Ivy Club Magazine N.20 - SUHO

Q: When do you feel like wearing uniform again?
A: When Im troubled over what to wear… I feel like wearing uniform again.

Q: Our leader-nim! Is there any episode in everyday life where you think ‘ah… it’s fortunate that im this team’s leader’?
A: Today is another day that I fall asleep thinking 'so fortunate that im the leader’…

Q: What kinda song do you listen to when you are upsate?
A: Red Velvet’s <happiness>. I once cried while listening to this song.

Q: If you could possess a strength of any member?
A: I wanna have Chanyeol’s self-study ability.

Q: Please talk about something that made you the happiest recently.
A: When I swam in the ocean with the nemo’s while scuba diving. The wonders of it all left me in awe.

Translation cr: LittleAriel13
Pic cr: 0412_O412