ursulavernon

The male teacock’s extravagant handles evolved to attract the attention of the drabber-colored teahen. The males with the largest, glossiest, and most brilliantly colored handles will attract a small harem of females. Males compete only by display, and will not engage in actual battle for fear of chipping. 
The downside to the spectacular display by the males is that lugging around such a weight of crockery makes them more vulnerable to predators, particularly the aquatic crockpotodile, the teacock’s chief predator. - Ursula Vernon

This makes my weird little heart SO FREAKIN HAPPY!

The male teacock’s extravagant handles evolved to attract the attention of the drabber-colored teahen. The males with the largest, glossiest, and most brilliantly colored handles will attract a small harem of females. Males compete only by display, and will not engage in actual battle for fear of chipping. 

The downside to the spectacular display by the males is that lugging around such a weight of crockery makes them more vulnerable to predators, particularly the aquatic crockpotodile, the teacock’s chief predator. - Ursula Vernon

This makes my weird little heart SO FREAKIN HAPPY!

Caramel Apple CiderTart and spicy apple cider with decadent swirls of rich caramel. Turns out, this is my favorite of this year’s seasonals. I find myself opening jars to take a whiff, which began a craving for it in perfume form. So, I made up a batch, which gave a yield of six bottles undiluted. I kept the sixth bottle, but decided to offer this small batch of pure undiluted perfume oil as a purchase option in case there are others also obsessed with Caramel Apple Cider. There are only five bottles being put up for sale. I will not be mixing any more, nor do I have plans to create perfume oils of any of the other seasonals. Limited Edition! The five bottles in the pic are all my stock. Clicky for Listing!

Caramel Apple Cider
Tart and spicy apple cider with decadent swirls of rich caramel. 

Turns out, this is my favorite of this year’s seasonals. I find myself opening jars to take a whiff, which began a craving for it in perfume form. So, I made up a batch, which gave a yield of six bottles undiluted. 

I kept the sixth bottle, but decided to offer this small batch of pure undiluted perfume oil as a purchase option in case there are others also obsessed with Caramel Apple Cider. 

There are only five bottles being put up for sale. I will not be mixing any more, nor do I have plans to create perfume oils of any of the other seasonals. Limited Edition! The five bottles in the pic are all my stock. 

Clicky for Listing!

lilaira

Word of the day triple play: PLANTIGRADE, DIGITIGRADE, UNGULIGRADE

the-natural-logophile:

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Three forms of terrestrial mammal locomotion:

PLANTIGRADE: “sole walking”—animals walk by “planting” the full soles of their feet on the ground

DIGITIGRADE: “finger/toe walking”—animals walk with all or most of the length of their toes (“digits”), but not the full soles of their feet

UNGULIGRADE: “hoof walking”—animals walk on only their nails, usually hooves (as in “ungulates”)

This just hasn’t been my week.

The house we were saving up to purchase got broken into and stripped for copper, ruining the wiring, plumbing and hvac systems, causing it to not be a viable option for us anymore. This is the second house this has happened with for us, and apparently copper stripping is a major issue with vacant rural homes right now.

It makes me SO ANGRY that some jackass would ruin an entire house for a few hundred bucks. What a disgusting waste.

Also, got referred to UK oral surgery, with a high risk of a sinus rupture. I’ve had a sinus rupture before, so I’m more than a little scared over that entire mess. Not much scares me worse than doctors. Nothing quite as scary as saying “Oh hey…I don’t know you, and I know you can eff me up for life, but come ahead with that scalpel bro, I trust you.”