was she stuffed with prawns?? i couldnt remember thanks bro
didnt it also have something to do with milk though? maybe she filled the dolls she made with milk?
there was also that story about the lady that killed her mailman after her husband(?) was killed, but damn i forget what that was called. it was also weird
that entire class was p weird tbh
Corvids are the only animals intelligent enough to recognize ‘cool’ behaviour. Here we see a crow working to impress its peers, and largely succeeding. Good for you, crow.
i want to write the kind of short stories you read in english class that are on this weird level of surrealism that they still haunt you years down the road
I noticed you got the age-old “farmers markets are too expensive” and I’ve been meaning to write something like this up, so I thought I’d toss it this way and hopefully it helps someone! Farmer’s Markets absolutely can blow your whole food budget, but they don’t have to, with some careful browsing. So here’s some tips.
1. Buy in season/region. If you’re in the Midwest looking for grapes and oranges, yeah, they’re going to be ridiculously expensive. But if you familiarize yourself with what’s in season and available, you can really maximize your dollar. I’ve seen deals like bell peppers 5/$1.00, or $.50 per (huge) zuchinni. Farmers will get overrun by some plants and practically give them away, just to clear them out of their inventory. Plus, in-season fruits and veggies tend to be way bigger than what you find in supermarkets. This applies to herbs, too — if you live in a climate where Cilantro is a pain in the butt to grow, but mint grows like a weed, fresh mint will be super cheap but you’re better off going with dried cilantro.
2. Concentrate on veggies. Unfortunately, for most of the US, the climate is just better equipped to grow vegetables. The more difficult and resource-consuming a plant is to farm, the more it’s going to cost at the market. So peaches may be $5 for a small bushel, but corn and eggplant are super cheap. (A lot of this goes back to region, so ymmv. If you’re in Florida or SoCal fruits are gonna be more reasonable than they are in MN, and I don’t know enough to even guess at international farmers markets.)
3. Buy individually. As cute as those little baskets are, anything pre-portioned is likely to be costlier. Plus, by buying individually you get to choose exactly which veggies you want. Not only will they be fresher (farmers might put bruised/less attractive veggies in with the stellar ones, to get rid of them) but you can get more for the same amount of money. If potatoes are 3/$1, get the biggest darn potatoes you can find. Also, you can minimize waste by buying exactly as much as you need. If you’re only going to use one tomato, don’t buy a whole bushel and save some $$$.
4. Don’t be afraid of the bruised vegetables. A lot of times farmers will have bushels of bruised or marked fruits and veggies for less than the pristine ones. A big basket of bruised tomatoes? Perfect for salsa. Over-ripe peaches? Peach sauce. (It’s like applesauce but better, I promise.) They may not be as pretty, but they’re cheaper and just as nutritious.
5. Talk to your farmers and pay attention to their produce/where they’re from. Unfortunately at most farmers markets that I’ve been to, there are some farmers trying to pass off non-local produce with what they’ve actually grown. Again, know your region and what’s viable to grow near you. I’ve come across mangos, papaya, and avocados in Chicago, and when I asked it turned out they were shipped from a sister farm in California. Farmers who are either transporting exotic fruits or growing them in greenhouses might be upping the prices of their other produce to subsidize their costly fruits. So even if you shop local and avoid the exotics, you might still be paying too much. Similarly, a farm from 50 miles away may be charging less than the farm from 100 miles away, because they shelled out less gas to be there. TL;DR if something seems fishy don’t be afraid to ask.
6. Build a relationship. This goes back to talking to farmers, but after a few weeks and a few extra minutes of conversation, you might find some tomatillos or extra ears of corn making their way into your bags. Unlike the supermarkets, farmers control their prices directly, and a lot of them appreciate it when you take the time to talk to them. They’ll also give you bonus tips — maybe it was a great week for nectarines and they’re cheap, or maybe you’re better off waiting till next week.
7. Shop around. This one is just common sense wherever you go, but it really pays off when three stalls in a row are all selling sweet corn. You can buy tomatos at one stand and walk two feet over to the next for your corn — it all depends on who’s got the better prices!
8. Look for EBT/Snap credits. This has been mentioned before, but some markets will offer 2-for-1 deals or extra discounts if you’re on food stamps. On the other hand, some markets are cash only. YMMV.
9. Buy whole veggies . This is another one I’ve seen mentioned before on the site but bears repeating. Vegetable greens can make a whole second meal, and they come along for free with your carrots/beets/whatever.
That’s just a few from my experience, amd I’m sure others have more. But the upshot is that Farmer’s Markets don’t have to be prohibitively expensive. Don’t be afraid of them! GO EAT GOOD VEGGIES.
cute bird :3
I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT THIS SORRY DUDE
1: take a picture of your workspace.
my actual workspace is at school, it’s my studio! ill try and remember to take a picture of it on monday when i get up there, its p cool uou
2: show your pencilcase and what’s inside.
sharpie pens (i dont think the red one works anymore..??), an H pencil (its super-light so i use it for a base sketch when im not being lazy), pen that’s more for writing, giant eraser, BRUSH PEN!! my pride and joy, and then my main pencil. that thing has been through all of senior year, what a trooper.
aaaand compartment 2:
crapton of colored pencils i figured out i really dont like using. i think it was the 54-pack?
this is just the one i take to school tbh. if i had an actual art pencilcase id prob have more inking pens and pencils, and haul some pastels around. i love using pastels
5: Who/what inspires you?
my two favorite artists for style/lineart are blue and seventypercentethanol, and then my favorite for color are pk and buttbear! its esp fun watching pk draw in her streams, i love her technique and just…everything. im always impressed by her stuff
outside of tumblr im really into rembrandt’s sketches! i really want a sketching style similar to his and i love looking at his stuff when i need a kick in the ass to go draw. i really love rembrandt in general, he was really amazing at faces (which im awful at)
hAHA I COULD LIST MORE but. that is enough hhhh
Your Name In Life
Online math toy by Clark DuVall converts your name or text as the base to run the rules of Conway’s Game of Life:
Your Name in Life allows you to create a unique Game of Life based on your name.
Try it out for yourself here
[Hat Tip - roomthily]
it was seriously so odd, for once i have a dream with an actual storyline and even drama but it was the most ridiculous premise ever
whenever i take a nap i have the weirdest dreams i s2g
the moment i get a new laptop im setting up windows and playing dmmd, i dont even care anymore