gra-tu-i-tous |grəˈt(y)oōitəs|
{ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin gratuitus ‘given freely,spontaneous’}
1. uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted : gratuitous violence.2. given or done free of charge : gratuitous advice.
vi-o-let |ˈvī(ə)lət|{ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French violette} adjective:
1. a bluish-purple color seen at the end of the spectrum opposite red.
2. a herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue,or white five-petaled flowers, one of which forms a landing pad for pollinating insects. Genus Viola, family Violaceae.
3. ME.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

stuff i love: the flip side of my turd-ish bitching

i love the twisted animated art of david firth. 

this video was also made by the genius behind salad fingers.
salad's not included in this video, sorry.

  two other great things i enjoy, separately:
interesting insects- and sex.

Cicindela sexguttata

i went hiking with g. on saturday. 
we saw mad mushrooms. 
we saw rabbit, deer and bobcat prints. 
we also saw these crazy insects- mating. 
this is not my photo, as i couldn't catch a shot of them, regardless of literally running after them, till i got sweaty, through the forest-
 chasing these gorgeous humpers. 
the above photo is of two mating 6 spotted tiger beetles, but we saw the even more rare puritanical tiger beetles. rather than rocking cream spots, they had rad black tiger stripes! completely badass!
they were soo f'n beautiful- and they are on the endangered list- i am honored to have seen them, nonetheless seeing them getting it on. 
their mating season is for 2 weeks, 2x a year. they live for up to two years.
 i thought they were just acting shy as they flew away while still connected- but after much research for the name and a photo, i found out that the male holds onto his partner so no other mates can get some action on his lady. 

atreyu mounts falcor like he's his bitch.

and in the midst of my whiney mope- i looked over at fletcher, the embodiment of buddha, and like she always does, she calmed me by example. 
cats don't stress about material needs, relationships, or emo shit. 
they sleep when they are tired, eat when they get hungry, come for a cuddle when they feel lonely, and never forget to breathe, deeply- and cats always remember to stretch alot.
free life lessons all over the joint. 
so did i get mad at her for laying a nascar-inspired skid on my freshly laundered bedding?
i took a deep breath and stretched a bit.

how's the old saying go?
"before i am enlightened, i will chop wood and cary water. after i am enlightened, i will chop wood and cary water."
i shall addend it:
"before i am enlightened, i will do laundry and watch hulu. after i am enlightened, i will do laundry and watch hulu."

thailand anyone?


1 comment:

  1. Yeah....when are we going ?

    Count me in.
    Cats are just the most enlightned beings on the planet aint they.


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