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"I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."

— Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland (via quotetroll)

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Hanging out (literally!) with my guy at the Botanical Gardens today, including getting intimate enough with a duck to get a rough self-portrait reflected in its eye.  (Second and third photos by Ryan.)

I think that as of now, for the week he’s been here so far, I’ve probably spent more pure time outdoors than I have the whole rest of the year put together.  And we’re just getting started.

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Stephen Fry and Robin Williams, interviewed together in 2002. (TW: includes discussion of depression, drug abuse, and suicide. And peruvian bears.)

(Source: youtube.com)

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A Man Who Drives Fast

A man who moves metal at speed
lays beside me, keeping me still.

There are places where the sun
makes it so that you can’t see
where the street ends and the sky begins.
There are signs at every blink of the eye,

so many to say that so many places are
so many somewheres surrounded by lights
that blur into a bigger sense of themselves,
half as true if not twice as bright. A man

who drives fast lays beside me as I crash
into myself and break open in bed, but with his hands
and words on me, the room slows down and there
are so many somewheres outside the window again.

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"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up."

— Louise Erdrich

(Source: seabois, via viciouslitany)

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chibi-masshuu:

As we said a few weeks back, the quilt “Eridanus” that Alex just finished (and pictured here), is going to be raffled as part of of our fundraising for the AIDS/Lifecycle ride. The rules are very similar to the original raffle Alex did: Every $50 in donations between now and January 8th is considered “one raffle entry”, good for the drawing we will do on the 9th. You can enter as many times as you like or you can do one bulk entry such as $150 at once = 3 chances to win (and when you can spread your donation out via the AIDS/Lifecycle page over 10 months, perhaps some folks will want to go that route).Unlike the first raffle that resulted in the red quilt Alex did back in 2013, this one is a finished quilt you’re seeing up front. It’s large enough for a king size to cover the top and slightly over the edges. Will fully cover a queen. Good luck to everyone and feel free to share this around to other folks if they might be interested in being part of the raffle. This is not restricted to friends and family. As long as when they donate they supply a valid contact method (typically email), we can get them the quilt if they win.And for those of you thinking that just one entry can’t possibly win? The winner in 2013 had a single entry, so try your luck if you desire this quilt! To donate to my ride, go to:http://tofighthiv.org/goto/mattdarkeThe quilt raffle is now open! Contact us directly if you have any questions.Help me out? Spread the word? Win a quilt like no other.

chibi-masshuu:

As we said a few weeks back, the quilt “Eridanus” that Alex just finished (and pictured here), is going to be raffled as part of of our fundraising for the AIDS/Lifecycle ride. The rules are very similar to the original raffle Alex did: Every $50 in donations between now and January 8th is considered “one raffle entry”, good for the drawing we will do on the 9th. You can enter as many times as you like or you can do one bulk entry such as $150 at once = 3 chances to win (and when you can spread your donation out via the AIDS/Lifecycle page over 10 months, perhaps some folks will want to go that route).

Unlike the first raffle that resulted in the red quilt Alex did back in 2013, this one is a finished quilt you’re seeing up front. It’s large enough for a king size to cover the top and slightly over the edges. Will fully cover a queen. Good luck to everyone and feel free to share this around to other folks if they might be interested in being part of the raffle. This is not restricted to friends and family. As long as when they donate they supply a valid contact method (typically email), we can get them the quilt if they win.

And for those of you thinking that just one entry can’t possibly win? The winner in 2013 had a single entry, so try your luck if you desire this quilt! To donate to my ride, go to:

http://tofighthiv.org/goto/mattdarke

The quilt raffle is now open! Contact us directly if you have any questions.

Help me out? Spread the word? Win a quilt like no other.

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Video

Notwithstanding the people in this video, Barry was never happier to get a package from my family in America than when it was loaded up with Reese’s.

(Source: youtube.com)

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cromarama:

easy does it

cromarama:

easy does it

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Just saving the shadow of a memory from a great day out with my guy.

Just saving the shadow of a memory from a great day out with my guy.