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I just had the best twenty minutes of my life earlier this afternoon. It involves a venti cappuccino (w/ extra shot) and a 20-minute nap at 5pm in the afternoon.
Amidst the insanity of everything going around me in the final weeks leading up to graduation, I decided that “screw this, I’m going to nap”. So I dropped my homework, left my thesis, downed my coffee and shut out the lights as I threw myself on my bed with the caffeine coursing through my blood.
To be fair, I didn’t manage to go into deep sleep (and even if I did, it probably lasted no longer than 5 minutes). But I had the craziest time of my life as I closed my eyes and shut out the world around me, and gave myself the much-needed ‘me’ space. I moved away from the insane physical world to the insane world of my mind, as thoughts moved incessantly like a runaway train, one after another, seemingly leading to places but going absolutely nowhere. In my current wakefulness, I cannot recall many of the things that ran through my mind, but the feeling of just lying there with my eyes shut, letting countless ideas move back and forth… it’s just great.
I’ve never woken up from a nap feeling this good about myself before. It’s almost as if my mind zipped off into hyperspace and back again, drawing connections and shuffling thoughts around, putting things into perspective, taking stock of the happenings, coming to terms with the bigger picture… words are eluding me now, but I think it’s no longer a case of a shortage of vocabulary, but the mystery of experiencing a phenomenon that I don’t understand sufficiently. Perhaps the subconscious has made good use of the 20 minutes to do some self-evaluation and “spring cleaning” that my conscious mind cannot comprehend, or perhaps it’s just the caffeine leaving good feelings in me. Either way, I’m cool with it.
Should revisit this space some time in the near future.
What makes you happy?
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
The same goes for humans too…. we’re so conditioned into accepting the “norm” but our fellow people are like these cats too. Those missing an arm or an eye, they will love you just the same. <3
One of our cats - Fatty, actually - is deaf and has some neurological problems that make him pretty wobbly, but he is the snuggliest dude ever (even if he’s not very nice to the other kitties). Don’t turn away a potential pet just because they’re not “perfect”!!
Ask yourself: What would Hermione Granger do?
have a gif of Simon doing the death wiggle <3
New Map Project: Highways of the United States
At long last, I can finally unveil my (almost) completed map project that i’ve been working on since May 31, 2012. Yes, 2012!
I’ve given plenty of teasers about this project over the last two years, but I still think the final scale of it will amaze you. Not only have I created a map of the entire United States that shows every single last active and numbered Interstate Highway and U.S. Route (both two- and three-digit), but I’ve also broken the map down into separate state and regional maps. So far, I’ve made 33 of these maps and there’s another 11 to go to complete the set. There aren’t 48 state maps because some of them are just too small to show individually (I’m looking at you, Rhode Island!). These are included in regional maps like New England or Chesapeake (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and DC).
Posters in a variety of sizes are available in my brand new shop. Orders taken up to the end of the month of April are pre-orders; I expect to begin shipping in the first week of May.
Comments, reblogs, likes, and shares are appreciated to spread the word! Let me know what you think, or let me know if you find any glaring errors.
This is the bomb. Can I get one for New England?!
Michelle asked me a very interesting question today. She asked me why I always seemed so happy. When I heard that, I was taken aback. Never would I have imagined myself to be the kind who is happy, who is carefree, who gives off the impression that he is beyond sadness and despair. Am I deceiving myself? Am I truly happy? Have I found what it means to break the chains of bitterness, which have shackled me for many years now?
Artist Scott Park has created a poster featuring 77 famous automobiles from television, movies, and videogames — how many can you name?