Two of Cups by Kathleen Lolley. Giclee prints available here.
From my seventh-grade diary, recently rediscovered behind a ceiling tile in my parents’ basement:
1. One who gives you presents on Xmas and your birthday
2. One who always wants to dance with you at every dance
3. One who puts his arm protectively but not too possessively around your shoulders. [Note in the margins: “Whoa, this one seems a little far off. We’ll see.”]
4. One who takes you to a PG-13 movie every Friday night.
5. One who calls you at untimely hours of the day just to talk.
6. One who holds your hand. [”This, too, is in the future. Not now!”]
7. One who compliments you on your hair and outfit every day.
8. One who kissed you once. [”Gimme a break! I don’t think so!”]
9. One who brags about you to his friends.
10. One who looks at you during class.
11. One who waits for you at your locker.
12. One who offers to carry your books for you. [”Call me old-fashioned, but I’d love this. Unfortunately, he has his own books to carry.”]
13. One who signs his notes ‘Love.’
14. One who walks you to class.
15. One who gives you his jacket. [”I think I’ll go jacketless to the dance.”]
16. One who sticks up for you. [”In what?”]
17. One who admits to anyone that he likes you.
18. One who doesn’t ridicule you.
19. One who respects you.
20. One who will always love you and never go away. [”Yes, it’s true. I’m bonkers.”]
Starting with “The Dead Body Under Your Freaking Mattress!”
Via Professor Hex.
Enter the name of your favorite Starbucks beverage and be summarily insulted. Good times.
Via Posthuman Blues.
Just check this site occasionally, and if you’re not on it, things are probably going pretty well.
And I do mean literally.
These images were supposedly made by nineteenth-century “Scottish adventurer, inventor, and photographer” Neville Colmore, but more than a little help from twenty-first-century Photoshop seems evident here. Still, these faery images are undoubtedly alluring and creative.
Particularly amusing is the “faery fossil” shown here.
Now I know I posted just earlier today about ghosts and Bigfoot and UFOs and whatnot, but here is the spookiest place of all. (Warning — not for the faint of heart.)
• Just in time for summer daytripping season, Strange New England is a site about odd destinations here in the Northeast.
• Massachusetts is home to one of the most mysterious regions in the country: The Bridgewater Triangle and Hockamock Swamp:
The source of all this bad craziness is widely believed to be the Hockomock Swamp, which is located smack in the Triangle’s center. The Native Americans were well aware of all this bad juju long before we figured it out for ourselves - “Hockomock” is derived from an Algonquian word that means “devil” or “evil spirit.” Currently the swamp is designated as a chief area of environmental concern and is home to a dozen rare and endangered species, including the blue spotted salamander. It also seems to be the favored vacation spot for flying saucers, spooks, spectres, and even Bigfoot. (from I Want To Believe: Paranormal Adventures in the Bridgewater Triangle)
• Here’s an index of Haunted Places in Massachusetts.
• Have you heard of Mystery Hill?
Because she usually plays characters who are powerful in unexpected ways, and because of her apparent courage to be herself in real life, I have Kate Winslet as the Strength card. Check out the full project here.
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