The Blog of Blah

Ask me anything   "Tzillah" is Hebrew for "shadow," a name given me by an eccentric professor. My real name is Brittany (or is it?).
I'm 23 and interested in lots of things including but not limited to: religions (a focus on Buddhism), languages,
sciences, nature, art, Star Trek, honest conversations, fluffy things, Interstitial Cystitis.
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"And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you."
Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars (via pepitotomlinsons)

(Source: larmoyante, via panatmansam)

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"In my little begging bowl,
Violets and dandelions,
Mixed together
As an offering to the
Buddha of the Three Worlds"
Ryokan (via zentaku)
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"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
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st1mu11:

Chesley Bonestell (1888 – 1986)

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questforbliss:

"I said to the sun, ‘tell me about the Big Bang.’ The sun said, ‘it hurts to become.’"  -Andrea Gibson
#yoga #yogi #yogaeverydamnday #beach #wilmington

questforbliss:

"I said to the sun, ‘tell me about the Big Bang.’ The sun said, ‘it hurts to become.’"
-Andrea Gibson

#yoga #yogi #yogaeverydamnday #beach #wilmington

(via inhabitude)

— 8 hours ago with 145 notes
"

The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.

I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:

Next morning I got up and it did not.
The first day after a death, the new absence
Is always the same; we should be careful

Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time.

"
Philip Larkin, The Mower (via fishingboatproceeds)
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die-thylamide asked: How do you feel about the situation in Ferguson?


Answer:

lazyyogi:

I wrote two posts about it last week, here and here

Because I am not there and experiencing these events for myself, I find it hard to comment on the situation in Ferguson specifically. There’s a good deal of information and disinformation circulating. 

But mainly, for me, the point is that our police system is archaic and unacceptable. At the very least, every police officer should be required to wear a front-facing video recording device. I think that alone will change a lot. 

I don’t blame the police. Look up the Stanford Prison Experiment. There is just an animal part of our brains that comes into play when consequence and oversight are suspended as factors. We need to keep our police force focused and effective rather than continuing on as the hand of oppression. 

The other day, my good friend lazylucid pointed out to me that none of this is new; you’re just hearing more about it these days. And while we can’t change the past, we can make sure that this kind of tragic confusion is no longer a threat to innocent citizens. 

So how do I feel? Tired about hearing of cops on power trips. Tired about hearing of innocent lives ended in bloody panic. Tired about how we all are constantly calling for change and watching as our political system fails us. 

A democracy reflects the will of the people and right now I’m not feeling that happening at all. 

Just my two cents on the matter. 

Namaste my friend. 

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

A Leidenfrost droplet impregnated with hydrophilic beads hovers on a thin film of its own vapor. The Leidenfrost effect occurs when a liquid touches a solid surface much, much hotter than its boiling point. Instead of boiling entirely away, part of the liquid vaporizes and the remaining liquid survives for extended periods while the vapor layer insulates it from the hot surface. Hydrophilic beads inserted into Leidenfrost water droplets initially sink and are completely enveloped by the liquid. But, as the drop evaporates, the beads self-organize, forming a monolayer that coats the surface of the drop. The outer surface of the beads drys out, trapping the beads and causing the evaporation rate to slow because less liquid is exposed. (Photo credit: L. Maquet et al.; research paper - pdf)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

A Leidenfrost droplet impregnated with hydrophilic beads hovers on a thin film of its own vapor. The Leidenfrost effect occurs when a liquid touches a solid surface much, much hotter than its boiling point. Instead of boiling entirely away, part of the liquid vaporizes and the remaining liquid survives for extended periods while the vapor layer insulates it from the hot surface. Hydrophilic beads inserted into Leidenfrost water droplets initially sink and are completely enveloped by the liquid. But, as the drop evaporates, the beads self-organize, forming a monolayer that coats the surface of the drop. The outer surface of the beads drys out, trapping the beads and causing the evaporation rate to slow because less liquid is exposed. (Photo credit: L. Maquet et al.; research paper - pdf)

(via scishow)

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"YO DAWG, I HEARD YOU LIKE READING, SO I PUT A BOOK IN YO’ BOOK, SO YOU CAN READ WHILE YO’ READ."
A pretty accurate review of the book I’m currently reading, If On A Winter’s Night a Traveler (via tobeshelved)
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