The Tales Calashoe

A blog of many tails and tales.


My approach to finding a name for my business has been to either spell my favorite mythical creatures backwards or to try to reform their name in to some amalgamation that makes sense and looks and sounds as pretty or exciting as the actual mythical creature. 

My approach is not working.

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When the fuck is Frank Turner coming back to town?

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My room belongs to me again.

Its not quite done and it still doesn’t feel like home… But it definitely feels better.

I built things, decorated, screamed out of frustration, cried over so many things I found while unpacking/re-homing that didn’t want to deal with and had another emotional roller coaster of a day and night. What matters though, is that I did it. I let those things take me
over and then I came back and moved forward.

My heart still hurts beyond measure and I’m still learning how to do this recovery thing but at least now, I have done something I can be proud of and laying in bed won’t feel so foreign.

My books are out to greet me and my candles light the way.

Human beings took our animal need for palatable food … and turned it into chocolate souffles with salted caramel cream. We took our ability to co-operate as a social species … and turned it into craft circles and bowling leagues and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We took our capacity to make and use tools … and turned it into the Apollo moon landing. We took our uniquely precise ability to communicate through language … and turned it into King Lear.

None of these things are necessary for survival and reproduction. That is exactly what makes them so splendid. When we take our basic evolutionary wiring and transform it into something far beyond any prosaic matters of survival and reproduction … that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s when we show ourselves to be capable of creating meaning and joy, for ourselves and for one another. That’s when we’re most uniquely human.

And the same is true for sex. Human beings have a deep, hard-wired urge to replicate our DNA, instilled in us by millions of years of evolution. And we’ve turned it into an intense and delightful form of communication, intimacy, creativity, community, personal expression, transcendence, joy, pleasure, and love. Regardless of whether any DNA gets replicated in the process.

Why should we see this as sinful? What makes this any different from chocolate souffles and King Lear?
Greta Christina (Sex and the Off-Label Use of Our Bodies) (via sexisnottheenemy) (via finkspiration) (via itswalky) (via baeddelshinsgirl) (via kittensandscience) (via trilobiter) (via thejollity)
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really all you need to know about the american health care system is that there’s a popular tv series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills

HA! Exactly.

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what ever happened? // the strokes

i wanna be beside her
she wanna be admired
you say, “please don’t make this harder,”
no, i won’t yet

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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans

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NJ Legion Iced Tea | A Day to Remember

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2NE1 - MTBD (멘붕) [CL SOLO]

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Quick, distract me!!!

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Maybe I’ll ask when I’m drunk.
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