Found this via The Upworthiest:
My new motto: "I don't give a toss."
These ladies are great, by the way. I hope I have that kind of confidence when I'm in my 70s-80s!
Every week I read my Libra horoscope, as provided by astrologist Rob Brezsny. Brezsny's horoscopes are part fun, part educational, part insightful. Every week I am amazed by his wit, humor, intelligence, and unparalleled way of telling me how the stars above me are somehow working in my favor.
When I logged on to his website today, this little passage at the bottom of my horoscope resonated with me (see below). Maybe it's because today is my golden birthday--I'M 24 ON THE 24TH!--but probably because I'm really looking forward to this upcoming year. I'm well on my way to having my first manuscript ready for publication. Soon I'll be married to the love of my life. I also have some great friends who care about me, love me, and support me. I live a very blessed life, and for that I am so grateful.
Here's the passage:
"You came into this world as a radiant bundle of exuberant riddles. You slipped
into this dimension as a shimmering burst of spiral hallelujahs. You blasted
into this realm as a lush explosion of ecstatic gratitude. And it is your
birthright to fulfill those promises."
Happy birthday to me.
I share a birthday with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Pretty cool. Happy birthday to us on this 24th day of the ninth month of the year.
To honor this amazing writer, Brain Pickings posted this nice article. I honestly love this site . . .
If you think that not recycling is acceptable, take a look at this video. Perhaps it will change your mind. That is all.
Gorgeous. Stunning. A must-see. Two thumbs up!
What the world needs more of . . . brought to you by the awesome folks at SoulPancake:
New drummer. New song. New tour. Welcome back, MCS (I mean, not that you ever really went away . . . hehe).
If you're also a Motion City Soundtrack fan, check out their new song here, courtesy of Rolling Stone.
Apparently Pennsylvania has a "Top 10 Endangered Artifacts" list. Included on this list is some guy's wig (hey, I'm not a history buff) and a very old family Bible. But what I find to be most intriguing on the list are Drexel University's preserved butterfly specimens. The butterflies carry with them the title of America's oldest entomological specimens. So, my vote is going to them.
Voting simply means you're voting for your favorite artifact to win the People's Choice Award. If you're not broke, as I am, you can also choose to donate money to help your favorite artifact be preserved for years to come, helping future generations understand not only Pennsylvania's past, but also our country's.
If this "Top 10 Endangered Artifacts" talk intrigues you, click here to visit the website. If you can't donate, at least you can vote.
Remember Janelle Monae? The singer who lended her voice to fun.'s "We Are Young"? Her new CD, "Electric Lady" just came out and . . . it's great. It's fabulous. Honestly. Not only did she collaborate with Miguel (I'm making a heart with my hands right now!), but also Prince! Check out her collaboration with Prince here:
If indeed you like what you hear, here's the duet with Miguel:
Are you two for two? Yeah? Well, "The Electric Lady" is well worth your money and your listening time . . . pinky promise.
I read about Avicii in Rolling Stone. And now I'm a fan. Check out his single, "Wake Me Up":
Fiction, poetry, and all that good stuff . . .