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New Chapter

2011-09-02T21:02:41.237-07:00

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Gothic Care Package

2011-09-02T21:02:41.237-07:00

Ever have one of those days when things just don't go right?Like you worked really hard on your powerpoint presentation to go along with your lecture and it's finally perfect and then the stupid computer doesn't work in your classroom. So of course, because you no longer have your slides, your pacing is all off and the board looks like a mess.Or when you have to tell a student that the classroom



Woman Wonder

2011-09-02T21:02:41.238-07:00




Friday Finds

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Just a few things I've seen around:I'm into these $20 Button Earrings from Plasticland. Nice and understated.This $60 Shadow Print dress is also from Plasticland. I try not to buy things with too many patterns, especially if they are sleeveless, as my tattoos seem to make the whole look very busy, but this is simple even though it has a kind of random floral pattern.Crocheted Kitty Hat from



Conference

2011-09-02T21:02:41.239-07:00

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Gossip

2011-09-02T21:02:41.239-07:00

If you were wondering if you should buy Gossip's new album, Music for Men, I'm here to tell you: YES.If you haven't heard of them, you should first go out and get 2006's Standing in the Way of Control, an amazing album.That album was powerful, fun, punk with amazing vocals by Beth Ditto. I saw them perform on their tour for this album. It had been a while since I'd seen a singer just totally



stoo pid it EE

2011-09-02T21:02:41.240-07:00

I see this billboard on my way to work. It's disturbing. I mean, I get that it's a phonetic version of bon appetit, and that it's buffalo wings (which accounts for the "bone" and the "app"), but what's with the word "teat" in there. There's a lady posing for them that they aren't even looking up at. Is she the "teat" or is there someone off camera making themselves even more sexually available



Kill or Be Killed

2011-09-02T21:02:41.240-07:00

I did an informal survey of books about vampires at Barnes & Noble today. Just walking around I noticed the vampire books displays, as I have for the past year or so, strewn about. They aren't even adjacent to the Twilight displays anymore because they no longer need to be. They are everywhere. And as Neil Gaiman has noted, this vampire genre thing is starting to get played out. Which means



Fall Bounty

2011-09-02T21:02:41.240-07:00

Are you ready for fall? Maybe it's already hit you where you are, but it doesn't get here until late November if at all. Sometimes we just skip it and go straight to winter. Southern California winter is boring. It's just chilly and things turn brown. No cool fall colors unless you live in Claremont or one of those places where they've carefully grown some colorful trees. Halloween is usually



Nationality Mongolia

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It's um...research!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.241-07:00

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Happy birthday to you

2011-09-02T21:02:41.241-07:00




True Blood Review

2011-09-02T21:02:41.241-07:00

The latest True Blood episode, "Frenzy" wasn't what I expected, but it bears mentioning that Eric looked like the above photo in this episode, and thus it was worthwhile viewing for me. I'm not even into blond nordic types, but Skarsgard is really making me rethink that policy. In this episode, Maryanne's chaos continues as she further prepares her offerings for the "god who comes." Which



New Website For Ava

2011-09-02T21:02:41.242-07:00

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Martha Stewart Halloween!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.242-07:00

It's getting started people, and I couldn't be happier. I don't even have an "inner Halloween freak." My freakery is totally on the outside year-round. So, of course, Martha Stewart's Halloween magazine is one of my favorite things. It heralds the coming season. I dutifully wait until October 1st to crack open my Halloween decorations bin and set our apartment ablaze (out of respect for my



Brand logo

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Finds: Sweet Tees

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Ah, the semester is about to begin. Time for back to school clothes. I'm making an effort to dress better this semester. Not better like nicer stuff, because I have always dressed professionally. What I mean is better in terms of being more interesting. Less Target (my go-to place for work clothes) and more stuff you just can't find anywhere. Plus, because the a/c and heat can be unpredictable



Review: The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

2011-09-02T21:02:41.243-07:00

"One woman. One great mystery. One consuming obsession. 40,000 restaurants."Remember at the beginning of the summer when I bought all those books I said I'd review? Yeah, I forgot. Well the most memorable of the lot was The Fortune Cookie Chronicles.Jennifer 8 Lee is a New York Times reporter who started her professional investigation into Chinese food in a strange place-the Lottery. She starts



True Blood Review!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.243-07:00

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Finds - Craftacular

2011-09-02T21:02:41.244-07:00

Remember when the Finds was sometimes about information rather than just shopping stuff? I barely do. But here goes:I love crafting and learning how to do things myself. Saves money, saves us from having to buy something new, saves us from having stuff everyone else has, and it channels my manic energy. Wanna know how to do stuff or what crafters have going on?It's pretty clear that I'm a big



Good Day!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.244-07:00

I had such a good birthday! Most birthdays are either uneventful, or I'm in Vegas, which is my favorite thing to do in general. This one was really nice, which I was surprised about, considering 32 is not exactly a milestone or anything. I started the day with breakfast at the Coffee Cup. Brande brought me an amazing arrangement with succulent cuttings and flowers from her nursery (Johnnye



WW!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.244-07:00

Soooo....for my birthday I decided I wanted to do some more work on the eventual sleeve on my right arm. Maybe you've heard me talk about it. It's called "Hey Ladies," because I've already got three there that are connected to three important women in my life. My grandmother's memorial tattoo is on the inside of the arm (a swallow framed with flowers draped with a banner that says her name, Maria



Target Women - Fairy Tales

2011-09-02T21:02:41.244-07:00

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Judge a Book by its Cover

2011-09-02T21:02:41.246-07:00

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Photography Portfolio

2011-09-02T21:02:41.246-07:00

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Friday Finds - Steampunk

2011-09-02T21:02:41.246-07:00

My favorite new subculture is Steampunk. I still don't know what I think about it, really, but I am generally intrigued by subcultures that mess with or refer to historical rituals and customs. I'm in no way your ambassador to it, but from what I've read, it is basically a derivative of the fiction genre during the era of steam engines that dabbled in the fantastic, futuristic, and mechanical.



New Axis of Ava!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.247-07:00

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Prozac Nation

2011-09-02T21:02:41.247-07:00

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Target Women - Doofy Husbands

2011-09-02T21:02:41.247-07:00

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Um..what?

2011-09-02T21:02:41.248-07:00

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Transformers 2

2011-09-02T21:02:41.248-07:00

Surprisingly, less than meets the eye.You know a movie is bad when you find yourself thinking, "Hmm..I didn't realize that they have ceiling fans in here. I thought it was all AC all the time." And this is during the climactic scene (which lasted forevs).Can you enjoy a movie where you dislike almost all the characters? What is the point of this? I think it may be some scheme to get us to root



In the East Africa,

2011-09-02T21:02:41.248-07:00




Next Year

2011-09-02T21:02:41.249-07:00

Next year I'm going to SD Comic Con. It's a reality. I'm saving right now. Ok, I have nothing to save right now, but I will! I didn't have the cash or the info that you have to buy tickets months in advance. Whatevs. I'm missing awesome things this year. Johnny Depp at the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland panel, the True Blood panel (ps, they are selling a real blood orange soda drink in True Blood



The Iced Tea Incident

2011-09-02T21:02:41.249-07:00

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photoshop is fun

2011-09-02T21:02:41.249-07:00

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Sneak Preview

2011-09-02T21:02:41.250-07:00

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Sweet Finds

2011-09-02T21:02:41.250-07:00

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Drawing of Men

2011-09-02T21:02:41.251-07:00




2009 Ford Expedition 4WD 4dr XLT- Interior

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2009 Ford Expedition 4WD 4dr XLT - Exterior

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Digital art-3

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Old tree

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Anybody Home?

2011-09-02T21:02:41.252-07:00

I feel like I haven't written a real blog in ages. But my writing in other areas has been going well! I have the second installment of Axis of Ava coming, and hopefully a draft of another chapter. My in-laws are coming in on Thursday, so I'm hoping to get it all done before then. Cross your fingers for me. In the past few weeks I've bought or been given some pretty cool stuff. Here's an update:I



Van Gogh - The Night Cafe.

2011-09-02T21:02:41.252-07:00




"A Pair of Shoes"

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1885 oil painting by Vincent Van Gogh.



Target Women - Vampires!!!!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.253-07:00

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Snail

2011-09-02T21:02:41.253-07:00




1 Year Blogaversary!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.253-07:00

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Spiders

2011-09-02T21:02:41.253-07:00




Veteranos

2011-09-02T21:02:41.253-07:00

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Friday Finds! Science!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.254-07:00

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TMZ True Blood Goodness

2011-09-02T21:02:41.254-07:00

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Axis of Ava is Up!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.255-07:00

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Saturday Finds?

2011-09-02T21:02:41.255-07:00

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Diamond

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Sweet Lady's Summer

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Buffy Summers vs. Edward Cullen

2011-09-02T21:02:41.256-07:00

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Half Breed

2011-09-02T21:02:41.256-07:00

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Friday Finds - Apologies!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.256-07:00

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Interestin Design - House

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Premiere of True Blood S.2

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Axis of Ava

2011-09-02T21:02:41.257-07:00

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Khuvsgul Lake

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Khovsgol Nuur (Khuvsgul lake) is the deepest lake (up to 262m) in Central Asia, and the world's fourteenth largest source of fresh water - containing between 1% and 2% of the world's fresh water (that's 380,700 billion liters of water). Geologically speaking, Khovsgol (Khuvsgul) is the younger sibling of Lake Baikal, only 195km to the north-east, and was formed by the same tectonic forces. It



Battle for Sweet Lady

2011-09-02T21:02:41.258-07:00

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The hungry children in Africa

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Another Renovation

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Kind of Awesome

2011-09-02T21:02:41.258-07:00

Saved by the Bell nostalgia! Also, Jimmy Fallon pretends to be an adult!



Stevie's Top 10

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My cat Stevie's top 10 "F-YOU" moments:#10 On his way home from the pet store, he peed in the cardboard kitty carrier. Where was it? Oh, in my lap. I had to throw those jeans away. But considering it was 1999, they were probably no big loss. I was pretty poor back then, though, so it was a probably a big deal.#9 One day I had to take him to the vet and he led me on a mega chase around my house,



MEOW!

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It is 7am right now, and I've been up since about 4am. Why? That face up there staring and meowing at me to get up and feed him. Stevie, my cat, has reverted to his kitteny days and decides to wake me up hella early to feed him. 6am was his normal feeding time. Then it went to about 5am, and last night ushered in 4 am, which I still call "last night." This is because now that he has so few teeth,



Friday Finds - Apples!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.259-07:00

Yesterday's lunch plus hot tubbing with my friend Rachel was amazing, as expected. She just opened up her own tattoo shop Immaculate Conception Tattoo on Melrose, which you should frequent for all your tattoo needs because her work is clean and beautiful and she's hilarious. She lives in Little Tokyo in downtown LA and so of course I made her take me for sushi. Ebisu has what I will call a "boat"



Madonna

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Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on August 16, 1958, in Michigan, to Sylvio [a.k.a. Tony] Ciccone and Madonna Fortin. Madonna, the eldest Ciccone daughter, was named after her mother. Madonna then added "Veronica" as her confirmation name. Madonna is often referred to as "Nonnie" in order to distinguish her from her mother. Madonna's father, Italian Sylvio Ciccone, was an engineer at Chrysler. He



Dress of Summer

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White Wall of China

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The Great Wall of China is a Chinese fortification built from 3rd century BC until the beginning of the 17th century, in order to protect the various dynasties from raids by Mongol, Turkic, and other nomadic tribes coming from areas in modern-day Mongolia and Manchuria. It was to protect China from the invasion of the Xiongnu people from Mongolia. The Xiongnu tribe was China's main enemy at that



Working

2011-09-02T21:02:41.260-07:00

Week 1 of the summer and I'm already hard at work. Spent a few mornings on the dissertation, some afternoons on the comic, and I went to one of my 'happy' places: the art store.If you've ever been to Lyon Art Supply in downtown Long Beach, you know it's totally ridiculous in there. Stuff is in piles, boxes are everywhere, there is danger at ever turn. Seriously, a couple of times I probably would



New Moon Trailer

2011-09-02T21:02:41.260-07:00

For those Twilighters out there, here's a preview of New Moon. Watch it for the cheeseball shifting effect!! Way to totally spoil the werewolf thing in the trailer. I thought it took most of the book for that to be revealed? Am I misremembering?THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON trailer



The New Comic

2011-09-02T21:02:41.260-07:00

It's going to be called Axis of Ava: The Undead Adventures of Ava Perez. Thoughts?



Um, new template?

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Yep, inspired by Tiny Heat, I've found a template. I'm going to work on the gadgets and things that used to be here, so don't worry if you are looking for my blog roll list, it'll be back. In the meantime, enjoy the new view!



Interesting Design II

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Dogs with their small versions

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Schools Out for Summer!

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I'm back folks!I am done with grading and ready to take on the summer months. As you know, I'm making progress on the dissertation as part of "Go 2009." So that's foremost on my list of things to do.In another bit of good news, my husband, M. got into an art program. He's getting an AA in graphic design from Platt College, and I'm super proud of him for going back to school. He already has a B.A.



Fine Art

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Target Women: Your Garden

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It's that time again

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Will be in grading hibernation until Wednesday. See you in a few!



Judge Judy vs. Feminists

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If you aren't already checking Jezebel, you should. Just go. It's hilarious.Judge Judy vs. FeministsJudge Judy vs. Feminists pt. 2



Twilight - New Moon

2011-09-02T21:02:41.262-07:00

Promotional material for the new Twilight movie, New Moon has been released.The wolf pack looks cool, in a Thunder from Down Under kind of way. But maybe I spent too much time at Pride this weekend.This one is my favorite oneEdward, sulky and shirtless in ItalyBella on the brinkI didn't like the first movie, but I'm probably still going to see the second one. Nonetheless, a vampire without fangs



Indian Feast

2011-09-02T21:02:41.263-07:00

I made quite the Indian dinner last night. It's been a while since I had a "project dinner." One that required time, effort, and planning. I decided I wanted to use the tandoori marinade we bought from Trader Joes a while back, so I bought some chicken. And I resurrected my chana punjabi which was sooo good a few months ago. But how to approximate some sort of naan bread? And I wanted another



Friday Finds - Beachy

2011-09-02T21:02:41.263-07:00

Beach time approaches! I am so looking forward to working on a tan this year. Normally, I'm not a big fan of tanning, and I know it's bad for you. Whatever. This year, I'm getting some color. And taking advantage of the beach. You may not have a beach, but you still have sun! Here are some things to prepare you for summer:Swimsuits!Tuxedos by StepankalisciousHeart one piece by Delias.If you can't



Gross Dudes are Everywhere

2011-09-02T21:02:41.263-07:00

Don't know if you happened to catch this in your news feed, but the world's oldest known depiction of a human, this 35,000 year old 2 inch figurine, was recently found in south western Germany. Guess what folks, it's a lady!This looks to me (and I am not an expert at all) like a goddess figurine. Many women's studies-inclined peeps know that some of the oldest religious artifacts found across



Let the Right One In

2011-09-02T21:02:41.264-07:00

Ever since Tiny Heat recommended it, I've had Let the Right One In (aka Låt den rätte komma in) on my Netflix queue. I've been researching vampire stories for my upcoming pop culture class in the fall. Working my obsessions into my work is easy with my job, thankfully! What I've been looking at is the history of vampirism (the invention of the vampire, its original lore in different parts of the



Playlist

2011-09-02T21:02:41.264-07:00

One of my favorite things about not listening to the radio anymore (except oldies stations, because I'm now an oldie) is that the songs that are so overplayed that they annoy the hell out of people are new and fun for me. Hence my new workout playlist I took the gym yesterday.FYI I start out slow on the tread mill, then run for about 20-30 minutes, then do stairmaster, then leg weights. It all



Order Up!

2011-09-02T21:02:41.264-07:00

Since I bailed on Nutrisystem (a combo of factors including money, money, and money), I have tried to keep up with the diet. I eat smaller portions, I eat way more veggies and fruits, and my snacks are much better than they were before. I used to grab chips, now I grab 100 calorie Smart Popcorn. I fit back into my jeans, which now require a belt! And now that the semester is closing up, I look



Dead Boys

2011-09-02T21:02:41.264-07:00

Yet another True Blood season 2 promo. Similar to the first, but this time with double the Eric, who looks pretty good without the wig. I'm totally digging the Bob Dylan song that goes with it. He and Nick Cave should open a strip club together called the Shady Lady and take turns doing live music.Also a little teaser that HBO put together where the actors talk about the upcoming season



Friday Finds: Vamps

2011-09-02T21:02:41.265-07:00

So I'm reading the new Delia's catalog, which yes, I get in the mail regularly. I know that it is a catalog for tweens and those holding on desperately to youth. I totally know which one of those I am. FYI, things that are back? The 90s. Only much girlier. See below:It's like they took the lesbian Pacific Northwest out of all of the 90s style!Anyway, in the center of the catalog is an ad for



Carrie Fisher is Awesome

2011-09-02T21:02:41.265-07:00

Since I devoured that Sookie book, I have decided to move on to another book I bought yesterday. I started the Carrie Fisher book, Wishful Drinking. I'm only 60 pages in right now, but it's amazing.Excerpts so far that make me think you should run out and get it:#1)In relating how her daughter Billie Lourd (a descendant of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher) and her daughter's boyfriend, Rhys Tivey



Sookie de Mayo

2011-09-02T21:02:41.265-07:00

The new Sookie Stackhouse book came out today, and (not surprisingly) I read it! I'm not going to spoil it for anyone just yet, but I definitely recommend it to those who are reading the series. At this point, you're 8 books in, so if you don't read the 9th, I would be a little concerned about you. I've been waiting for this book for about 8 months, and now that I devoured it, I have yet another



True Blood Season 2 Promo Video

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Promo video for the new season of True Blood. Excellent Bob Dylan song.



The War Within

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There's a colicky baby downstairs that is doing a good job of reminding me what side I'm on in the War of Ovarian Aggression. She's been crying for about 45 minutes straight, which is impressive for someone who really just learned how to use her outside-of-womb voice. It's echoing through the alley and up to my window as I grade papers. I believe I just heard the mom say something like "I don't



Gangster Films 101 - pt. 2

2011-09-02T21:02:41.266-07:00

See, I told you I'd get back to this...Where did I leave off? Oh yes, Goodfellas.Ok, so here are my recommendations for the 90s and 2000s, in no particular order:King of New YorkChristopher Walken stars alongside Lawrence Fishburne and Welsey Snipes in this excellent film that fits nicely into the gangster sub-genre known as "return of the big shot." Last time I talked about Key Largo, one of the



Bali

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Bali, a tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago. Bali is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, 145 km long and 80 km wide, 3.2 km east of Java. It lies about 8 degrees south of the equator. Its surface is 5,700 km². The highest point of the island is Mount Agung, 3,142 m high, an active volcano that last erupted in March 1963. Mountains range from the central to the eastern side of the island



Friday Finds - Baby Junk

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I know way too many people who are having kids these days. Or already have kids. It's an epidemic. After turning 30, my body has decided to assault me. The War of Ovarian Aggression, I call it. Now, when I see cute baby stuff, I'm all "how cuuuute!!" Stupid things like fedoras for babies make me gush and smile. I always thought babies laughing was the most awesome thing ever, but I never was into