The Secret to Splendid
Six billion people, 7 continents, 196 countries, and yet somehow there's only one you, only one us, only one me...

We all have our little corners, our little hideouts, some call theirs innisfree. And here is mine, my little refuge, my little safety.

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  • directorlazard:





    For future reference.

    Thank you.

    For those who would ever need it. -C

    reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

    Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

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  • buttercakesandteacafe:


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  • temporary-frame-of-mind:

    The station
    Where I told you
    I love you

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  • Sara Bareilles
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  • alittletooextroverted:




    a presentation by futile-space and alexemrulz


    Actually glasses are symmetrical and humans are drawn to symmetrical things and that’s why certain shapes or types of plants, etc, are more attractive to the human eye. Glasses, especially sunglasses, even out the face and make it appear more symmetrical.

    And that is science friends

    Now do people understand me

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  • "Life was not easy, nor was it happy, but she did not expect life to be easy, and if it was not happy - that was a woman's lot."

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  • fckyeahantm:

    Raina Hein | Cycle 14

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  • lordhayati:






    A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)

    (sigh) I’ve seen these before, but this one’s particularly beautiful.

    I feel like I’m supposed to be marveling over the fact that this is a loaf of bread that’s been preserved for thousands of years, and don’t get me wrong, that’s hella cool.  But honestly, I’m mostly struck by the unexpected news that “bread fraud” was apparently once a serious concern.

    Bread Fraud was a huge thing,  Bread was provided to the Roman people by the government - bakers were given grain to make the free bread, but some of them stole the government grain to use in other baked goods and would add various substitutes, like sawdust or even worse things, to the bread instead.  So if people complained that their free bread was not proper bread, the stamp told them exactly whose bakery they ought to burn down.

    Bread stamps continued to be used at least until the Medieval period in Europe. Any commercially sold bread had to be stamped with an official seal to identify the baker to show that it complied with all rules and regulations about size, price, and quality. This way, rotten or undersized loaves could be traced back to the baker. Bakers could be pilloried, sent down the streets in a hurdle cart with the offending loaf tied around their neck, fined, or forbidden to engage in baking commercially ever again in that city. There are records of a baker in London being sent on a hurdle cart because he used an iron rod to increase the weight of his loaves, and another who wrapped rotten dough with fresh who was pilloried. Any baker hurdled three times had to move to a new city if they wanted to continue baking.

    If you have made bread, you are probably familiar with a molding board. It’s a flat board used to shape the bread. Clever fraudsters came up with a molding board that had a little hole drilled into it that wasn’t easily noticed. A customer would buy his dough by weight, and then the baker would force some of that dough through the hole, so they could sell and underweight loaf and use the stolen dough to bake new loafs to sell. Molding boards ended up being banned in London after nine different bakers were caught doing this. There were also instances of grain sellers withholding grain to create an artificial scarcity drive up the price of that, and things like bread.

    Bread, being one of the main things that literally everyone ate in many parts of the world, ended up with a plethora of rules and regulations. Bakers were probably no more likely to commit fraud than anyone else, but there were so many of them, that we ended up with lots and lots of rules and records of people being shifty.

    Check out Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman for a whole chapter on food laws as they existed in about 1400. Plus the color plates are fantastic.

    Holy shit. 

    Bread is serious fucking business.

    Man the bread fandom don’t put up with shit at all.

    (Source: wine-loving-vagabond, via freezingmybrainsoff)

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  • Ingrid Michaelson
    Over You (feat. A Great Big World)
  • likeyouredimaggio:

    Song of the day: Ingrid Michaelson, Over You (Feat. A Great Big World)

    "Maybe if I tell myself enough, I’ll get over you…"

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  • beaconchills:

    thirst for lydia/parrish intensifies

    (via barely-functioning-sociopath)

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