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I Forgot My Phone


I came up with the idea for this video when I was at a concert seeing my favorite DJ. The people in front of me had their phones up in the air the entire time - filming, taking pictures, posting them to Facebook and Instagram, tweeting about how cool this concert was. I saw all of this. Because it was right in front of my face. The glaring screens were right in front of my face, because I’m 5 foot 2, the perfect height for things to be right in front of my face.

Some of you may know that this has been one of my biggest pet peeves for a long time. But you see, it’s not until very recently that I’ve discovered the joy in being in the moment - listening to people, looking at faces, expressions, details, looking at the colors of things, smelling smells, tasting food - and it’s not until now that I’ve realized that everyone - including me - is on their phones. A lot. Like, a fuck ton. And it makes me sad. I’m constantly working on living in the moment, enjoying and taking it all in (without Instagramming them - GASP!) but I know it takes a little practice. Would you maybe wanna practice with me? Even for a day. Even for an HOUR.

Because there is a moment happening right in front of you, right this second, and you’re missing it.

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(Source: 0wenhart, via hallekiefer)

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This is a 100% true story and I blushed furiously in remembrance just writing this tweet lo these many, many years later. 
(The actual answer was “exclamation”, which I could barely hear over the din of laughter + the searing humiliation, and I’m still kind of mad because my answer was also VALID AND CORRECT. But I think even the moderator had keeled over in weepy hysterics at that point. Such is life.)

This is a 100% true story and I blushed furiously in remembrance just writing this tweet lo these many, many years later. 

(The actual answer was “exclamation”, which I could barely hear over the din of laughter + the searing humiliation, and I’m still kind of mad because my answer was also VALID AND CORRECT. But I think even the moderator had keeled over in weepy hysterics at that point. Such is life.)

Thank you, inappropriately-placed period in this Google search result snippet. You are wonderful. 

Thank you, inappropriately-placed period in this Google search result snippet. You are wonderful. 

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So, I adore this. Potential (mild-ish, thematic, non-plot-integral-but-still-cool-so-avoid-it-if-you’ve yet to play) spoilers here I suppose. But I love this version so much, and I want to share it with all y’alls non-gaming people. Because it’s so lovely! See also: 

So this thread on Reddit sure is a nightmare factory, huh?

So this thread on Reddit sure is a nightmare factory, huh?

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Oh for crying out loud, Downton Abbey….

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Sometimes friends play chess with each other.
Sometimes they play on their phones for $20 a game.
Sometimes they are BOTH truly terrible chess players, having played only a few dozen times in their lives, but one of them is slightly less terrible than the other.
Sometimes the slightly less terrible one wins game after game after game in a row.
Sometimes that makes the other one mad.
Sometimes they have fun texts and tweets about it.
(we are still playing, but @kevinseccia refuses to gamble anymore! Which makes it significantly less fun, it turns out! Also, related, it’s possible I have a gambling problem! WHO WANTS TO BET ON IT?!)

Sometimes friends play chess with each other.

Sometimes they play on their phones for $20 a game.

Sometimes they are BOTH truly terrible chess players, having played only a few dozen times in their lives, but one of them is slightly less terrible than the other.

Sometimes the slightly less terrible one wins game after game after game in a row.

Sometimes that makes the other one mad.

Sometimes they have fun texts and tweets about it.

(we are still playing, but @kevinseccia refuses to gamble anymore! Which makes it significantly less fun, it turns out! Also, related, it’s possible I have a gambling problem! WHO WANTS TO BET ON IT?!)

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really-shit:

Currently based out of Paris, France, Thierry Cohen is considered a pioneer in digital photography and technique since beginning his career in the mid-1980′s. In Cohen’s newest series, “Darkened Cities”, he photographs cityscapes to reveal the night sky that is impossible to see due to modern light pollution. The truth is…these images are actually unattainable and do not exist.

Cohen traveled to remote rural locations (the Atacama, the Mojave Desert, the Western Sahara) that precisely shared the same latitude as the cities that he selected for his series to take photos of the clear night sky. He, then, superimposed the stars with their respective darkened cityscapes in order to get the most accurate image of what the night sky would look like. (via)

(Source: cross-connect, via icebergprinciple)

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I’m normally a big fan of classic pinup art, but something about the combo of the expression on this woman’s face (it sincerely looks like she’s saying “derrrrrr? HUH?”), and her giant, completely down-around-the-ankles bloomers is just so DEEPLY unsexy and forced. Pull your pants up, lady. You’re at a bus stop. Come on.

I’m normally a big fan of classic pinup art, but something about the combo of the expression on this woman’s face (it sincerely looks like she’s saying “derrrrrr? HUH?”), and her giant, completely down-around-the-ankles bloomers is just so DEEPLY unsexy and forced. Pull your pants up, lady. You’re at a bus stop. Come on.

(Source: valentinovamp)

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