Blue Skies and Fireflies

RSS

Advertising pays more than a lot
While the teacher’s selling pies in the parking lot
It’s a very strange world
With some well-hidden crimes

- Strange World
Spock’s Beard
The Kindness of Strangers

Jan 3
serendipitousramblings:

zawoesi:

Oh hey, not a big deal, but the hubble took a picture of a star that’s nearing supernova status 

DUUDE

serendipitousramblings:

zawoesi:

Oh hey, not a big deal, but the hubble took a picture of a star that’s nearing supernova status 

DUUDE

Jan 1

New Years, New Experiences

First of all, yup, this is one of those posts. One of those where the person apologizes for not posting as much as they should and promises that they are going to do more. I’ve been really bad for the past couple months (read: worse than my usual terrible self) at using social media (tumblr, facebook, twitter, etc). While I’m not usually one for resolutions, that’s one of mine this year. So this post is serving as somewhat of a disclaimer. I’m going to try to post more here, but the things I’m most passionate about are music and books. This probably means more music posts than anything else, but there’s a new book by Brandon Sanderson coming out soon, so there will undoubtedly be a bunch of Cosmere fandom stuff around then. 

My life’s been a little weird over the last couple of months. I graduated from college. I had to start thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. That decision ended up being put off for about six months. So I’ve basically been hanging out with friends, anxiously trying to relax. Yeah, that’s about as counter-productive as it sounds. I finally got around to applying for jobs, and for most of that process I was pretty much a nervous wreck. Apparently, it didn’t show, because I ended up getting a job offer, which I have since accepted. So we’ll see how that works out. It’s going to be weird not having a ton of free time, but it will probably be good for me. 

Being back home for a while, I have also realized that I am terribly out of shape. The first couple runs I did while here, I was fine, but it’s the built up exhaustion now that’s getting to me. So there’s resolution number two. I’m going to work out more this year. I can’t rely on high school cross country to carry my fitness through the rest of my life. 

Mostly, I’m excited for this coming year. it will be a year of new experiences. Living and working in the “real world,” not being on an academic calendar, having to get to places more than a quarter mile away. Basically, the way I feel about 2014 is the same way I feel about the Superman vs. Batman movie: cautiously optimistic. 

And speaking of music… lets start the new year off right.

Here's a song by Neal Morse about choosing a path in life. I'm not a huge fan of religious lyrics in general, but Morse does such a good job of writing lyrics and melodies that fit together that I don't care at all that this one is a little heavy on the religion. I wish I could find a live performance on YouTube, but there doesn't appear to be one. 

If a half-hour song is not up your alley (which I totally understand), then here’s June by Spock’s Beard. Not quite as long, and probably with less appropriate lyrics for the new year, but it is beautiful. Absolutely mesmerizing. I can listen to it on repeat for an hour at a time, and this version has a stunning acoustic guitar intro. Morse’s voice is having some trouble during this show (I think he was a little sick), but he still goes for it on the vocals. 

Let’s all have a fantastic 2014!

icoulduseinsouciantmaybe:

 

(Source: whyactlikeahuman)

lumos5000-getsspooky:

spooooooooooopy:

my-romantic-chemical:

mrcrusoe:

tardisintheimpala:

flomation:

underplay:

hey you

stop scrolling and just look at this picture of a baby giraffe

image

okay that’s all carry on

my wayward son

there’ll be peace when you are done

lay your weary head to rest

don’t you cry no more

this was a post about a baby giraffe

yes but you said the thing and it summoned them

saintsandsupes:

girlouttaplace:

castielsunderpants:

if you don’t reblog the blue steel i am judging you

Jensen you are not 6’3” what did you do have them move the measurement so you could be as tall as Jared or did you just stand on a box?

They pushed his knees together.

birdschoolforbirds:

thetoxiczombie:

avengwhores:

Robert Downey, Jr. consoles a young boy in tears because Iron Man isn’t in his costume.
… I don’t know who looks more distraught: Downey or the kid

"oh no I let it down, what am I, who am I, I’m a fraud"

no no i think robert downey jr. is also just now realizing for the first time that he isn’t iron man

birdschoolforbirds:

thetoxiczombie:

avengwhores:

Robert Downey, Jr. consoles a young boy in tears because Iron Man isn’t in his costume.

… I don’t know who looks more distraught: Downey or the kid

"oh no I let it down, what am I, who am I, I’m a fraud"

no no i think robert downey jr. is also just now realizing for the first time that he isn’t iron man

Nov 3

All of them. And oddly enough, the Justice League. It’s weird.

- Joss on who dies in Avengers 2 (X)

(Source: whedonesque)

riverscare:

riverscare:

I’d say that’s a hell of a spoopy crack in my pumpkin.

UPDATE: A KID JUST CAME BY AND POINTED AT THE PUMPKIN SAYING “PWISONOH ZEWO HAS ESCAPED PWISONOH ZEWO HAS ESCAPED” AND I GAVE HIM LIKE 25 PACKETS OF M&MS

(Source: manninq)

X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

(Source: erikandcharles)