Partially I’m happy that I’ve got a day and a half off.
Partially I’m happy that I won’t have to talk to another human until some time on Tuesday.
Partially I’m happy that I won’t be in parks Wicker or Lincoln, or Wrigleyville.
But it just struck me that what I’m happy about is that I won’t have to see any white people for the next day plus.

I’m not sure how to feel about that.

Oz is a foley artist and he’s doing a horse at a canter.

atlasobscura

atlasobscura:

Xylotheks: Wondrous Wooden Books That Hold Wooden Collections

xylothek (from the Greek for tree, xylon, and storing place, theke) is an object where the container is a fundamental component of the contents. The term usually refers to books that are both made of wood and filled with wood specimens. Xylotheks (also spelled xylotheques) first began appearing at the end of the 17th century in cabinets of curiosity. As time progressed, they grew larger and more systematic, with hundreds of individual volumes in a single collection, and are now consulted by those working in forestry, botany, forensics, art restoration, and other fields.

Xylotheks were particularly popular in late 18th century and early 19th century Germany. In these constructions, each book in the xylothek was made out of a particular type of wood, the spine covered with the corresponding bark and decorated with associated moss and lichens. Once opened, the book would reveal samples of dried leaves, flowers, seedlings, roots, and branches, with a special compartment in the spine holding a written description of the species’ biology and use. The Special Collections department of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences library in Alnarp, Sweden, contains a beautiful example of this type of xylothek, made in Nürnberg, Germany, at the start of the 19th century. Similar xylotheks are also found in France, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic.

For even more on the rich history of Xylotheks, keep reading on Atlas Obscura…

problemglyphs
problemglyphs:

TITLE: [MUTATIS MUTANDIS]
REQUEST:

Anonymous asked you: November 4th 2013, 12:22:00 am
I preach about things like feeling pain is better than feeling nothing at all, yet I find myself doing nothing but lying in the stagnant puddle of what my life has become. People have stopped telling my how much I could achieve because it’s been years now and I haven’t lived up to anyone’s expectations, most of all my own. I only keep falling even more behind.


Yup.

problemglyphs:


TITLE: 
[MUTATIS MUTANDIS]

REQUEST:

Anonymous asked you: 
November 4th 2013, 12:22:00 am

I preach about things like feeling pain is better than feeling nothing at all, yet I find myself doing nothing but lying in the stagnant puddle of what my life has become. People have stopped telling my how much I could achieve because it’s been years now and I haven’t lived up to anyone’s expectations, most of all my own. I only keep falling even more behind.

Yup.

"We Survived!"

There is such a palpable summertime holiday weekend feel in this city right now. Everyone is acting extra goofy or extra flirty or extra aggro, just thrilled to be out in the sun without polar gear.
After this past winter, we ought to have banners spanning streets everywhere saying “We Survived!”