Just saw a SciShow commercial!  Completely unexpected but awesome!


The Rules

This is a Secret Santa exchange for hand-made goods. You are invited to make a hand-made item for another Tumblr user, or in fact anyone who signs up, which they would enjoy.

The item should be small enough to ship easily (postage should come to no more than £5/$5), but other than…

Such a good idea!

Finished my first Drips hat that actually fits!  I might knit one for the girl I’m interested in but I doubt she’d accept it.  And that’s why I’ll keep knitting.  I finished it in about 3 days to try not thinking about her.  Who knows, maybe she’ll actually like it.


I want to make the Hue Shift Afghan in jewel tones but the kit isn’t available in the UK.

I could just get the pattern and the yarn seperately but I have no sense of what colour goes with what and it’s incredibly frustrating.

Why not buy the pattern and take a picture with you of a completed afghan to a craft store or LYS?  That way you can get the pattern and possibly the yarn cheaper.  

Anyone mind giving their opinion/preference between MacBook Pro and MacBook Air?


Please and thank you.

I have a pro and love it.  The air isn’t great for heavy use from what I’ve seen.  Some of my friends have them and they overheat easily too.

One note on either though- I’d go with the most basic internals as you can. Upgrading the RAM and hard drive are easy and a lot cheaper than getting them from apple.  If I knew that when I got my pro I’d have saved almost $500, considering I did it again this week.



i’ve probably reblogged this multiple times but by god i’ll do it again.

(via internet-obsessed-mermaid)


Knitting question:

How much of a party foul is it to go to a stitch and bitch and show up with a project made of yarn bought from online instead of that LYS?

Because I super want to go to this one tomorrow, but don’t need another project to start, just want to work on the one I have.

Like, I’d be super willing to purchase something small there, I just don’t need yarn for five more pairs of socks right now. I want that yarn. But I don’t need it and shouldn’t buy it.

My LYS requires you to buy something if you want to join.  There’s also a fee on top of that, don’t know if that’s normal or not.  She’s really weird about it all.  I don’t think it’s a party foul though, I completely agree and understand not needing to buy more yarn.

Teddy tanks.  Let’s talk about the betas they have in those “fish tanks”.  How about the lack of proper heat, oxygen, filtration, light, gravel, etc?  Like every other fucking retarded thing on tv, some moron’s going to get it for their kid and actually put a fish in it.  And kill the fish.  Then get another.  Kill that one.  Repeating the cycle.  But, some asshole is going to profit and not care about the animals killed.  Because they “provided valid alternatives” to fish inside the “Teddy Tanks”.  And the packaging totally isn’t pushing already impressionable kids to put fish in the stupid things.  And the plush animal parts aren’t enticing to children to pull them down and play with them, traumatizing and/or killing the fish.

Yeah, the things are fucking retarded.

She said yes

Editing wedding photos and listening to The Lion King soundtrack at midnight.  That’s what well-adjusted adults in their 20s do, right?


I am terrified of how depressed I am.

I know the feeling.

If you support gay marriage reblog this. If you’re on the homophobic side, keep scrolling.







As a bisexual, it sickens me that some people WILL keep scrolling.

As the straight daughter of a gay man, it sickens me that some people will keep scrolling. 

As a straight girl with a basic understanding of equality and love, it also sickens me that people will keep scrolling.

As a straight Christian woman, I pray that people will not scroll past this. Love, not judge.

I’m re-reblogging for that last one.

(Source: paulescalante, via internet-obsessed-mermaid)


what now?


I missed some sort of memo.


Has anyone ever gone into a LYS and felt like they were intruding on some sort of exclusive club? 

I guess I’ll always have Joann’s, my true home.

Yes!  Though the owner has warmed up to me a lot lately.  I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m stubborn and don’t leave her alone, but whatever works.  Her co-owner on the other hand is an absolute doll.  

Maybe try going a few more times?  I know it sucks and is super awkward but if they warm up to you, it’s great.


If you’re reading this, you’ve been in coma for almost 20 years now. We’re trying a new technique. We don’t know where this message will end up in your dream, but we hope it works. Please wake up, we miss you.

So not cool.  I feel like this constantly.  Like, I know it’s difficult to explain, but I’m always walking around feeling like nothing is real.  Something’s not right in my world and it scares me that this could be true sometimes.

(via smile-and-press-on)