Saturday, November 28, 2009

Yes Please

Can someone please figure out how to take these images (taken from new scientist) and make them into posters and send them to me as Christmas presents?

These are nasal passages

Skull and brain

Thank you

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank you...

for books (especially beautiful classics which have been made, well, beautiful)

for nature

for tea

for my new job :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My life in lists (and pictures)

What have I been doing this whole time that I haven't been writing?

1) Visiting friends

2) enjoying the look of fall (not here, mind you, but in New York)

3) Appreciating fine art

4) Shopping (maybe way too much). Finally got my own LBD, shown here two ways

dressed up:

dressed down:

5) Making cookies

6) Laughing

This time of year is so much fun. What have you been up to while I've been gone?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

When standard medicine fails, tell me about your mother

I just spent the last 9 minutes laughing hysterically. Mindhacks pointed me to an awesome 1940's video depicting psychoanalysis. A man goes to the doctor, complaining of loss of weight. All the tests come back negative and the doctor says "we feel the causes of your illness are emotion." Oh no, emotion! He's referred to the "psychosomatic department" in which, what I assume is the psychologist's, first statement is "tell me about your mother." This is so cliched! The video then goes on to show a psychiatrist teaching about psychoanalysis, showing a video of a baby who has been deprived of his mother for three months....oh right, no ethics committee back then :/
When therapy starts, the narrator states "He is placed on a couch to free his mind".
The couch is fundamental to the process, you know ;)

Check it out:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Do I have to work tomorrow?

I came back today from my fun filled weekend in Portland. It was beautiful, cold, and full of snuggles. Now I'm back in the smog and heat and I already miss my friends.

I was a pumpkin :)

Now I'm exhausted and what I really want to do is sleep in, have some tea, and curl up with a good book. Alas, I must get back to work tomorrow. But it's not too long until I visit another friend in New York. Let the second countdown begin.