Things I Love Thursday

I love that I have no idea what some of these beautiful plants are that I walk by every day. What the heck are these pink hangy things all about? I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen anything like them before.

This week I love…

This article on “Caring For Your Introvert”. I hope everybody who knows me in real life reads this because it is totally the way I feel a lot of the time. Although I think the guy who wrote the article is way out there…it’s pretty ballsy to say that every introvert is “more intelligent, more reflective, more independent, more level-headed, more refined, and more sensitive than extroverts”.And obviously not every extrovert is like a puppydog and without secrets and nuanced behavior. 

This picture of Tank. He spent like ten minutes getting his bed ready, and propped that pillow up like that on purpose, I swear. D’awww.
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. See an example of it being played here.  🙂
This article on Smaggle: “Want to Know the Secret to Male and Female Cohabitation?” Very interesting!
Einstein, the world’s smallest mini-horse. He’s SO LITTLE! And he dressed up for Halloween, hahaha.
Oh Noa’s … curriculum? for “Getting Your Degree in Not-A-Terrible-Person“.
The Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial 2011 featuring Vanilla Ice. As…a crackhead alien? Every time they said “earf” I laughed out loud. It’s so stupid. Guess who’s playing this year. George Clinton. No joke. Also? Busta Rhymes and Ice Cube and Xzibit. And Vanilla Ice. And MC Hammer. And Brian Posehn is doing some stand up. Not bad, juggalos. Not bad. If it weren’t for the 100% probability of getting raped and shot and beaten up and drugged and losing 40 IQ points I’d think about going. I mean, imagine the photo opportunities. Endless.
This voicemail that Steve Rold saved and made into a Vimeo video. Found via Redditor Evan
Bedknobs and Broomsticks. It was my favorite movie for some time as a child. 
This little article on how one girl realized she could get by on much less $ than she thought. And so can you!
“POUR” by Holton Rower.  
(I found this via Poppytalk.)

Watch this video to see how it’s done. I want to try it! It looks so fun. I don’t know why everybody’s wearing mom jeans though.
See much more on his website
I also love…
These antiquated sexual terms…although I don’t really think there’s a need to bring them back.
This idea of “Reverse Graffiti” is pretty cute.
These retro Lego commercials on Public School.
This is super old but I had it bookmarked and thought I’d share anyway in case you missed it. Best breakup ever? NSFW. It’s pretty mean and silly but it sounds like he deserved it. And apparently she‘ll break up with your boyfriend too if you want.
Kaylah’s post on her cat “The Professor”. My favorite two links she posted are “Kitten Yawn in Progress” and “The Evil Professor“. I am such a sucker for kitties!  
Speaking of kitties, Zoe, of A Giraffe in a Scarf, needs help. You can read what happened here to her poor kitty. Zoe has a special place in my heart, as she spent so much time working on a brooch I won in a giveaway a couple months ago. We’ve emailed back and forth a few times since then, and it kills me that she’s going through this right now! 
Zoe has put everything on sale in her shop to raise money for her astronomical vet bills, you can get thirty percent off if you use the coupon code “DAISY”. Click the picture below to see her etsy shop, trust me, it’s real quality work.
If you don’t feel like shopping but really want to help, please go here and donate some money. She is holding a raffle; each five dollars that is donated will automatically enter you in it. You can also help by donating items to give away in the raffle. Email Zoe at agiraffeinascarf@gmail.com.
Getting tattooed by Colin Wiley. It’s like magic happening before your eyes. Or something less cheesy. 
Worthsy. What a great idea. Because handmade is (usually) better. 
Shrek the sheep, mostly because I am wondering if the movie character was named after him. 
Getting all your Facebook friends’ faces tattooed on you…oh wait, no. That’s stupid. Although right now it does look like she’s covered with little cool stamps! For y’all who don’t know, that’s most likely going to be a big mess in like ten years. Update: it’s a fake! Whew!
The nine most mind-blowing disguises in the animal kingdom. The video of the octopus is so cool! And I love the way Cracked writers write; they’re hilarious. Also insane? Seven mind-blowing vehicles built and driven by animals. Um…pretty disturbing actually. Especially number four. But it does explain what the hell a “Mexican Jumping Bean” is.
The video of Elsie and Jeremy’s wedding. Cuties! I love the blue-haired bridesmaid! And the bee-hives. AND THE FLOWER GIRLS AWW. Not that I’m surprised, but this is one of the best looking weddings I’ve ever seen. Elsie is always fabulous. And how cool that Leigh-Ann was in the wedding party!
Via Gala Darling: these to-do lists!! I just may copy this system. Now I just need some rubber stamps and index cards. And stuff to do. She also posted “The Bird as Symbol in Current Culture“, which is an interesting and unconventional take on the popularity of birds today. (Although I don’t approve of them using the word “tats”. *PET PEEVE*) (And they spell “moleskine” wrong.)
Speaking of birds…”Put a bird on it!” (LOL Portlandia!)
Cheeseburger shoes! I’ve also seen bacon and egg converse before…there’s something about hilarious food-related shoes…I think I could rock them.

These ten disturbing photos of masked monkeys. Seriously um, if you look at these, nightmares await you. Caution: mild to medium animal cruelty…chains and such. 

And THE GIVEAWAYS! Blowfish shoes (this one closes today! HURRY!), Crafty-Baker-Blogger giveaway, Fancy Face giveaway and The Best of The Rest giveaway. They are all amazing!

TAKING A KITTY ON A PICNIC. I wish so much that I could take Yeti somewhere other than to her food bowl, the bed, or where the treats are. She almost killed me last time I tried to force her to leave the bedroom. 
I thought this quote from a “pretty girl” was really interesting. Here’s a bit from “What’s the Point of Pretty?” by Sarah Von:

I have one such friend who probably ranks somewhere in the range of 11 on the 1 – 10 attractiveness scale.  She models, men fall at her feet, birds and mice sing while sewing her dresses. Despite this, girlfriend is frequently convinced that people don’t like her, that her poreless skin is sagging, that she’s somehow not good enough.  If I looked like her, I’d spend my days naked and accepting marriage proposals. How could she ever doubt herself?  Everywhere she goes, people praise her.  Everywhere she looks, the media tells her that she looks the ‘right way.’  I wanted to know, so I asked.

Her response?  “How would you feel if the only thing people ever praised you for was something you had no control over?  And how would you feel if every day, you were slowly loosing [sic] the one thing people complimented you on?”
 

Ouch, hey? That’s a good reminder to us all, to maybe compliment something other than someone’s looks every once in a while. 
And last but not least, I love…
Aren’t these the best? See more on flickr and buy the prints here
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What do you love this week? Leave me a link to your TILT, much love, link love or whatever … I promise I’ll stop by and leave a comment, and maybe check out your blog if I’m not busy playing “get the ball” with Tank or playing Tetris or whatever. 
P.S. I know that I’m re-using some of your links, it’s not on purpose, I only just figured out that I need to generate a new code for each separate blog post, woopsie! I’ll try to fix it for next week. But for now, just go with it! 🙂

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