Archive for March 15, 2016

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15 things to remember:

1.   that thing you did that was kind of embarrassing and weird, everyone else forgot about that already

2.   you look fine today, if you can’t notice something on your face standing 6 feet from a mirror then nobody else will either.

3.   social lives can go through cycles sometimes, if you feel like your friends are all ignoring you for no reason they’re probably just busy with other things.

4.   if you can’t stop thinking about someone or something, read a book, paint your nails or watch a movie. it won’t solve any serious problems but you will feel better.

5.   listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.

6.   if you want something, go get it. 

7.   drink lots of water, eat lots of fruit, exercise more, go outside, get enough sleep and think positive thoughts.

8.   if you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.

9.   throw away the idea of a perfect tomorrow and live in the moment.

10.  stop comparing yourself to others.

11.  a beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. It’s a privilege to simply be alive and healthy. Start acting like life is a blessing.

12.  act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.

13.  you will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. you’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.

14.  you don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.

15.  being happy is the most important thing.

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My take at the amazingly rich Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.



For Ty Tuesday: Bulldog

Ty’s hazel eyes were shining in the sunlight, and he smiled crookedly as he let his hand slide away from Zane’s arm. “Thanks for bringing me, Zane,” he said with an affectionate pat to Zane’s belly, and then he turned away and jogged back toward the dugout on the other side of the field without waiting for Zane to respond.

Zane stared after him, rooted to the spot, and it wasn’t even Ty’s fine ass in those pants that had his attention. No, it was that flash of light in Ty’s eyes that struck Zane right in the gut and made his breath catch. He had to try twice to swallow, and his face felt hot in the brisk air. He blinked hard before he realized he was gaping and made himself turn toward the bleachers and sit down about four rows up.

Occasional actions like that totally convinced Zane that Ty was telling the truth about loving him. It bowled Zane over, and he felt a rush of giddiness. Zane closed his eyes tight and opened them again, and Ty came into focus on the other side of the fence—Zane had zeroed in on him without consciously looking.

~ Divide & Conquer, by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

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The star formation region NGC 6559

The Danish 1.54-metre telescope located at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured a striking image of NGC 6559, an object that showcases the anarchy that reigns when stars form inside an interstellar cloud. This region of sky includes glowing red clouds of mostly hydrogen gas, blue regions where starlight is being reflected from tiny particles of dust and also dark regions where the dust is thick and opaque.

Credit: ESO/U.G. Jørgensen


“Nick’s hands tightened on Kelly’s baa.”

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Just being able to see him was reassuring in ways Zane would have avoided exploring in the past, but now he could admit why. He loved his exasperating partner beyond all reason. He saw him as a lifeline he had desperately needed, an inspiration in so many ways.

Armed & Dangerous, Abigail Roux (via fandomelli)

I changed jobs a couple of years ago and I remember my old supervisor telling me the new job would be good for my confidence –  it involves a lot more interaction with, well strangers really.  

It also involves a lot more phone calls and I must say she was right! I’ve just rang up my car insurance to get a better deal (managed to save £100) and have realised that I didn’t have to ‘psych myself up’ before hand and I managed to question stuff I wasn’t sure about. Also think the call went well so I’m not reliving it in my head over and over 

*is proud* 

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B E H I N D  T H E  S C E N E S…. the making of  ALBUM #30

“ S  T  A  R    T  R  E  K ”   (2009;  dir. J.J. Abrams)

Next time:  behind the scenes photo album, JURASSIC P A R K and its first sequel, The LOST WORLD 

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Meteorite Shower Over McCloud Falls, California