Saturday, June 19, 2010


I'm sick and sunburned, a double-whammy of internal and external misery. I was wearing sunblock, too! Anyway, here's some links to relieve my guilt of neglecting you:

Violinist playing Mario song in real time More impressive than you think it's going to be.

Queen Elizabeth II changing a tire She volunteered as a mechanic and driver for the Women's Auxilary Territorial Service when she was a Princess.

Death masks of famous people So interesting! And I've shown you before but here is Mary, Queen of Scots' death mask. She was like a beautiful little doll! No wonder Queen Elizabeth hated her ass.

The original version of Sleeping Beauty Scandalous! I like it.

Evolution of the alphabet A little nerdy, but I'm showing you anyway because I want you to see.

Size of the Titanic Look at the guy at the bottom of the photo!

You are more fortunate infographic (love that word.)

Meet Zach He seems sweet, and he has a great sense of humor and Cerebral Palsy. Oprah is giving away a reality show and he wants a travel show, and I want him to have a travel show. Voting only takes one click--I think he would be great and an inspiration to many.

For making it this far (and hopefully voting for Zach) I give you a pig in boots.

Speaking of cute things like a pig in boots, I was having crazy sick dreams last night and I dreamt that I found two cuddly baby monkeys. They were hugging each other. Then I found a field mouse (don't know how I knew it was a "field" mouse or what that is, but I knew this in my dream) and then a baby squirrel and then a baby bunny. I had all of these sweet, cuddly animals in my lap and began feeling anxious about being able to care for them all--they were trying to run around and I was having a hard time keeping track of them, so I looked around and found a small crib (which happened to be an old doll cradle I had as a child, that I haven't thought of in forever) and I pulled it out and put all of these little sweeties in there, feeling thrilled about having found monkeys and wanting to get everyone settled so I could play with them. Then one of the monkeys picked up the field mouse and started to eat it and the mouse was screeching and twitching and I was screaming and crying but couldn't make the monkey stop. There was lots of blood and I was scared for the other animals and unsure about what to do. And then I woke up.

I also had a dream that my printer worked, but that's even less likely to ever happen.

Hope you're having a good weekend!


Anonymous said...

Let Mr. Ashley know all us Closeteers wish him a Happy Father's Day!!! And I loved the links...especially the whole back story on Sleeping Beauty!! Jesus. The whole rape thing threw me, and then the bit about how the child drew the splinter out, because he was a might bit confused as to what a nipple vs. a finger looked liked.. LMAO! Anyway...amusing none the less!! Hope you guys have a great day! ~CoCo

Lauren said...

Wow, always look forward to your interesting links. That Sleeping Beauty story was so crazy.

Zach is awesome! I voted for him after watching his video.

And I'm a total nerd anyway, and it already has passed to my two year old. He told the cashier at the grocery store that his favorite vowel was "I". She wasn't quite sure what to do with that information.

Thanks Ashley. Just love reading your blog. I've been a long time reader, sometimes commenter (the shame of it!) but I am always glad when I see that you have a new post up. Feel better soon.

Former Fat Chick said...

that was a fucked up nightmare