My first instinct when I see an animal is to say “hello”.
My first instinct when I see a person is to avoid eye contact and hope it goes away.
10 Bleps That Prove a Cat is Cutest When Its Tongue is Out
The Blep: An adorable phenomenon that involves the protrusion of a cat’s cute pink tongue, often due to forgetfulness.
Here we observe the blep in its many beautiful manifestations. [distractify]
the toungy thing!!!
- 14 years old: I'm young but I know what I want. This isn't that hard, I'm all grown up already and have everything figured out.
- 17 years old: Well, this is a little harder than I thought. School is almost ending. What am I going to do with my life?
- 21 years old: What the fuck is going on? Where are my socks?
(Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.
my new siamese kitten came inside for the first time today
Fuck, my tea.
WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS
DUDE THATS A BABY KAIJU
SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR URGENT
This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.
You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too.
So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter.
As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp.
Evolution is AWESOME.
This is why you gotta follow SciShow on Tumblr.
I am excessively and probably unnecessarily nervous for the semester to start tomorrow. I’m really not sure why.
I mean, I know this semester will be hard. Biochemistry, Biochem Lab, Aquatic Chemistry. Lots of Chemistry. And Marine Fisheries and online Cultural Psych, which should be less intensive. I’m still working at the library, will probably get a start on my senior thesis work, and will try to keep volunteering with the stranding team.
But I’ve handled heavy workloads in the past. Second semester sophomore year, 3 hard labs (oceanography, ochem, animal physiology) plus 4 classes, plus work.
So the work seems intimidating, yes, but I have no reason to believe I won’t be able to handle that workload.
But I’m anxious. And the thing that sucks about anxiety is that sometimes it is totally irrational and hard to understand.
I’ve gotten much better about managing my anxiety issues, but sometimes they just skyrocket out of control and I can’t calm myself down. I’m not quite to that point yet, but I am overwhelmed right now. And I’d love to call my dad to talk it out, but he’s in the wilderness at the moment. Also, don’t really want to deal with stepmom who would be there.
Here’s to hoping I can sleep tonight despite all the anxiety. And to hoping that my long day tomorrow (will be at school from 08:30ish to probably 19:00) goes well and helps to alleviate, rather than increase, my anxiety.
Fuck anxiety, though, man. Fuck anxiety.
Here’s your ticket. Stick to it, Harry, it is very important. Stick to it.
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