“HOUSTON, TEXAS—Grant Adamson of Rice University has translated a papyrus discovered 100 years ago outside a temple in the Egyptian town of Tebtunis. Infrared images of the papyrus have made parts of the text, written mostly in Greek, more legible. It is a letter written 1,800 years ago by an Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion, who was serving in a Roman legion in Europe. He is desperate to hear from his family, and wants to make the long journey home to see his mother, sister, and brother. “I think that some aspects of military service belong to a common experience across ancient and modern civilizations—part of our human experience in general really. Things like worry and homesickness,” Adamson told Live Science.”
This makes me feel sad. Thousands of years have passes, and we’re still sending off our young men (and women) to die in wars for monetary interests.
2) I have a girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence
3) How is it only 3pm???
I finally upgraded to Ios 7. I had been delaying the inevitable as I had read that the update shortened battery life, but as more and more apps I wanted to download informed me that they would only work on Ios 7, I knew the time had come.
And you know what?
The world did not end. Yet.
Since I just did the upgrade last night before bed, today will be the first test for how long the battery lasts. So we’ll see!
Any who, on to some other things. Just read this on the Huff Po:
Beaver Anal Secretions:
Used as a vanilla substitute.
! Isn’t that just so crazy? Who was the first scientist to smell/taste a beaver’s anal secretions and decided it would make a good vanilla substitute? As someone who loves vanilla and the scent /taste. It’s got me worried.
Listed under “ingredients” as: Castoreum
Dear heavens…. I’ve got a Quaker Vanilla Yogurt bar on my desk right now.
*rushes to look*
Ok, I think I’m safe. I saw nothing called Castoreum. *phew*
Checking Facebook before bed… cause, you know, and I saw the cutest video!
I love it at the end when she calls them and they all turn right away!I just can’t wait till the day I have a house and I can convince Andy to let me raise baby goats! I just want to have a big big animal family! With dogs and cats and chickens and goats and love them all!
The crushing weight of monotony.
The crushing weight of my job.
The lack of magic in the air.
A thousand pounds of stress.
Hopeless that I’ll ever make a difference in the world for good.
The full weight of gravity.
The heaviness of my extra pounds I just cannot seem to get rid of.
Queasy at the notion that after 31 years on this planet, maybe it’s time to stop expecting my life to turn into a fantasy novel.
Like writing an epic novel. Or at least an emo blog entry.
This is how I feel today. This is my baseline.
There goes my whole \i want to blog every day of Oct nonsense. *sigh*
October was a bit of a “trying times” month, if you know what I mean. It’s left me feeling a bit vulnerable, a bit emotional. You know what I mean, right? Tearing up at kitten video’s and random acts of kindness and what not. Tripping headfirst into mis-understandings with my husband. Thinking about mortality and the inevitability of my mothers passing one day. It’s all a bummer. That and the never ending rain of November.
Thank the universe for Chibi cat.