evolutionary trajectories of a grad student

HUMMINGBIRDS!

Veruca Salt’s and my homecoming

I can’t very well arrive in (and return home to) a city that an awesome band is also arriving in (and returning home to) and not try to go see them, so I followed up the Minneapolis show with the second Chicago show.  It only took me about 20 minutes to obtain a ticket.  Someone always has an extra ticket.

Lincoln Hall is a pretty cool place.  I’d never been.  Another great show.  Technical difficulties inspired the ladies to sing a bit of an old song (“History,” I think? yeah, I still need to catch up on their stuff!).  This time, I got a Nina rose and a pick from a roadie after.  They have the band’s and members’ names printed on them!  I will play guitars with it!

On a side note, the 13mi bike ride (each way!) was not bad at all on the new bike!  yeah, bike travel!  I’m so not going back to a mountain bike any time soon, so long as I make it through winter.

The Law of Coincidence dictates that upon finding yourself in a city you left 7 years ago, in a cafe at 9am on Sunday (because campus is totally shut down and you have no internet), you will run into someone you knew all those years ago.

my grey city

I’ve been away for a while.  You will welcome me this time.

blow it out your…

it’s Veruca Salt!  and they give roses to fans, rather than the other way around!  They looked so damn happy playing together.  Welcome back, VS!

8.39 of not fun.

8.39 of not fun.

natgeofound:

A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative

This is the most adorable thing I’ve seen all day.

natgeofound:

A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative

This is the most adorable thing I’ve seen all day.

Sue: Someone at the door.  It’s the zebras I ordered!
Giles: *spits out the two eggs Sue shoved in his mouth*

I am dying.  I forgot how hilarious these two were since I finished Supersizers.  AND I’m learning things about gardening and chickens!  What’s up with the pig laws in Britain though?  Seems they shouldn’t have bothered having them on the show if they can’t eat scraps, nor be made into bacon.

Sue: Someone at the door.  It’s the zebras I ordered!

Giles: *spits out the two eggs Sue shoved in his mouth*

I am dying.  I forgot how hilarious these two were since I finished Supersizers.  AND I’m learning things about gardening and chickens!  What’s up with the pig laws in Britain though?  Seems they shouldn’t have bothered having them on the show if they can’t eat scraps, nor be made into bacon.

unwinona:

WHY CAN I NOT FIND EPISODES OF GILES & SUE LIVE THE GOOD LIFE ANYWHERE

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::sees download links and gets reminded to watch this::  You have just made my afternoon!

omg…they’re building a chicken coop…or maybe they’re not…