“When we were in the first of several iterations of the storyline, the only thing I was sure about was that Tony Stark needed backup. I said to Joss and Kevin, ‘We really need Pepper to be involved in some way.’ I felt like it’s been a while since we have seen Tony and Pepper and they have grown to be pretty close and it just makes sense that she would have some kind of influence over his decision to join ‘The Avengers’ team.”—
Robert Downey Jr., on convincing Marvel to have Pepper Potts in The Avengers (2012).
tomorrow is april fools day. which means marlowe, stana, molly, terri, etc. will probably try to fuck with us. do not trust them. do not trust anything they say. do you hear me? i don’t care if they say that castle is going to get shot. i don’t care…
Confession time. I've become obsessed with fishing!
I mean, I got into it when I was about 13, just neighborhood retention pond fishing, you know? My best friend and I used to hang out for HOURS like that. Well after 12 years of not touching a single fishing line, I finally bought myself a new pole and have been fishing off Gulf piers around the area and loving EVERY. SECOND. of it. I’ve caught pinfish (aka bait), whiting (which are DELICIOUS, btw), catfish, sea bass, grunts, but I’m DYING to catch a spanish mackerel or flounder. Granted those have to be a certain size to keep, but I see people catching them on a regular basis, so it’ll happen! But it’s just so much fun to have a new hobby. Mostly catch and release, but on occasion I catch my dinner. Plus I stand out there on a sunny day and get a tan (or burn, you know. same thing. lol), chat it up with the locals, and watch for dolphins all at the same time. Believe it or not, I grew up being VERY outdoorsy. And I miss it. A LOT. Guess what I’m doing again tonight? :P
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS UNIVERSE. HE BETTER. OH. And I can tell you this. As someone who has BEEN to that exact bar in LA. There’s a whole sectional room that can be divided off by a giant curtain in the back half of that restaurant. And I STG if they don’t put it to good use…
So. I rescued a seagull today from this idiot that got his line wrapped around the poor thing's wing. All these big macho dudes were afraid of getting bitten. So they kept PULLING on the line trying to free it. I literally ran down the pier yelling for them to STOP b/c the bird was going to hurt itself. I pulled off my shirt and in one swift move wrapped the bird in it to hold him, and was like ok NOW go ahead and untangle him. You should have seen the looks I got. LOL
Trust me, after wrangling feral cats as a vet tech, holding down a seagull is NOTHING. lol The no-hesitation, instant call to action feeling was awesome, NGL. Animals have and always will be my true calling.
Oh, I also saw a baby manatee swim under the pier. That was the first time I’d ever seen one swimming out to sea like that. I’d only ever spotted them in the inter-coastal waters before.
I ended up staying an extra day because I blew our first day, got HORRIBLY sick on too much tequila. In fairness I’d never experienced tequila before, but in stupidity, I decided to experiment with it the night before a beach trip, even though my better judgement told me not to. (I SO know better, too. I was kicking myself so hard.) Ended up in bed throwing up the entire next day. I couldn’t even keep water down. o_0 Yeah. It was BAD. Thankfully my best friend has seen me through worse. We sat around and watched reruns of The Big Bang Theory instead. And then went to the beach tonight to fish, so it all turned out alright. :D
Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes. Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.
There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.”
”—Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as the Candle in The Dark (via skaterboytae)
Eeee! I’m not even 100% sure I’m going yet, b/c I have a friend who is waiting to find out if she can go or not before I go flying myself 3,000 miles across the country, but gah! At least I have tickets…for now! :D