you and eddie should relocate to hawaii!
yeah..we definitely need to relocate somewhere!! i’m posting this so late! are there any art schools in hawaii?? not that i have discovered in my research! I think we’ve both considered it, anyway, though!
Thank u so muuch 4 posting the creative control vid..i went to the website and found a bunch of new music!!! :D
sick, of course! nothing like the feeling of vibing on a new song. honestly, i just loved that curren$y video, had never heard it before and didn’t realize the source, I thought I linked it to youtube? glad you’re exploring my blog, though and thank you thank you for the feedback!!!!!!!
The Bowerbird - I heard this on TV and found it mindblowing
The Bowerbird- is a completely ordinary looking bird who impresses a mate by building and arranging complex structures with variations of materials and designs. Instead of a nest, they built a sort of trelles/bower of sticks and decorate it with little piles of flowers and nuts in coordinated colors and add different materials and objects:
"Bowerbirds are most known for their unique courtship behaviour, where males build a structure and decorate it with sticks and brightly coloured objects in an attempt to attract a mate…
The other major bowerbuilding clade builds an avenue type bower made of two walls of vertically placed sticks. In and around the bower the male places a variety of brightly colored objects he has collected. These objects — usually different among each species — may include hundreds of shells, leaves, flowers, feathers, stones, berries, and even discarded plastic items, coins, nails, rifle shells, or pieces of glass. The males spend hours arranging this collection. Bowers within a species share a general form but do show significant variation, and the collection of objects reflects the biases of males of each species and its ability to procure items from the habitat, often stealing them from neighboring bowers. Several studies of different species have shown that colors of decorations males use on their bowers match the preferences of females.
..mate searching females commonly visit multiple bowers, often returning to the male several times, watching as the male owner’s elaborate courtship displays and inspecting the quality of the bower and tasting the paint the male has placed on the bower walls. Many females end up selecting the same male, and many under-performing males are left without copulations. Females mated with top mating males tend to return to the male the next year and search less.
This complex mating behaviour with its highly valued types and colors of decorations has led some researchers to regard the bowerbirds as among the most behaviorally complex species of bird. It also provides some of the most compelling evidence that the extended phenotype of a species can play a role in sexual selection and indeed act as a powerful mechanism to shape its evolution, as seems to be the case for humans.”
I'm making pumpkin risotto and I'm really excited about it.
What else we’re eating:
mashed potatoes from scatch
no cranberry sauce, no sweet potatoes, no ham. I have to incorporate those traditions if I want to try them because my mom doesn’t make them. I like trying to add new dishes in the mix here and there. Mmm can’t wait. Eddie’s eating with his family and will be back soon.
I wish I lived somewhere cold. Somewhere with trees whose branches are bare right now, whose fields are shades of brown, and there’s frost on the grass in the mornings. I want to see the smoke of fireplaces pluming against the grey backdrop of the cold clouds. I love the way the sky looks right before it snows, and the way the air smells, and the sound and stillness when everything is actually coated white.
I want to see wreaths on doors, not Christmas lights strung on palm trees. It’s 80 degrees today in Florida, I could go across the street and swim in the ocean right now. But all I want is to see my breath and wear a scarf, ride the metro, hear the city, smell faint second hand cigarette smoke and car exhaust, and admire the way a hand in a mitten looks holding a Starbucks cup. I want to see windows displays. I want to see all the lure the stores have out for suckers like me. I want to shop for Christmas gifts at busy malls with over-the-top holiday decor, themed trees, Christmas music and lines to meet Santa. I want to see all the ornaments and tinsel in store months too early and families with annoying kids out shopping together crowding the sidewalks. I want the Salvation Army standing outside my grocery store to actually be COLD! That’s part of the deal for me! Not that I would want the experience to be less pleasant for them, but that’s how I remember seeing them; seeing their breath, and doesn’t that image make you really want to throw some money in there? You always felt bad for them on your way into the store!
Growing up in Virginia, the beach life was my ultimate, beyond comprehensionable fantasy. Now that I’ve lived here almost 3 years, and southern California the 2 years before that, I miss more than anything the things I hated about my hometown.
All the seasons here blend into one, which is one of the best and worst things about it. The changing of seasons really seems to have an affect on how I manage my time throughout the year. I need that shift to push me into gear, it’s like mother nature checking in with you, saying, “hey, are you on track? The year’s moving along here….onnnn schedule!” And honestly, I’m reluctant to change. I find something I love, and rely on, and I stick with that. If you asked my 7th grade self, it would be summer forever.
There’s cold spells of a few days here, and when they pass I always bite my tongue for being ungrateful for living in this climate zone. But truely, in my heart, I deeply miss what the rest of the country is inevitably experiencing right now.