Ephemera

The ramblings of a lunatic expat.

I am Californian who relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2006..

I'm a manicurist and a madwoman and I do a damn good job at both.

Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

—Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (via emergentpattern)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via thetroothandnothingbutthetruth)

xntrek:

ted:

Comedian and journalist Stella Young is tired of people telling her she’s an “inspiration” just for getting up in the morning. In a hilarious, hard-hitting, and thought-provoking talk at TEDxSydney, she explains why.   

Watch the full talk here»

The fact that she does these talks is why I think she’s amazing …

Stella is awesome. She hooked me up with my current salon (her long-time hair salon) just so I’d be able to do her nails (my previous salon wasn’t wheelchair accessible). I’m so thrilled to see her talk EVERYWHERE online at the moment.

imremembering:

FASHUN

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I had this! It didn’t help. I wear jeans and a tshirt every day.


Adam Selman’s 20-person team gluing 230,000 Swarovski crystals on Rihanna’s CFDA gown x


Oh god
Adam Selman’s 20-person team gluing 230,000 Swarovski crystals on Rihanna’s CFDA gown x

Oh god

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fancybidet:

aljazeeraamerica:

Chemist Alexander Shulgin, who inspired ‘psychonauts’ movement, dead at 88

When chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin died Monday night at the age of 88, his legacy was quickly summed up in three words: “Godfather of Ecstasy.” It’s the easiest characterization of the chemist because his ’70s-era synthesis of the Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA) is the most well known of his work.
The “Godfather of Ecstasy” moniker has stuck so firmly to Shulgin because in the decades since his MDMA synthesis, the drug has vastly grown in importance. It’s no stretch to argue that without Shulgin’s synthesis of MDMA there would be no “summer of love” in England in 1988, no rave culture in the United States during the 1990s and certainly no staggering-in-size, billion dollar EDM (Electronic Dance Music) industry today.

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Thanks for the fun times in my early 20s.

Thanks for the fun times last week.

fancybidet:

aljazeeraamerica:

Chemist Alexander Shulgin, who inspired ‘psychonauts’ movement, dead at 88

When chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin died Monday night at the age of 88, his legacy was quickly summed up in three words: “Godfather of Ecstasy.” It’s the easiest characterization of the chemist because his ’70s-era synthesis of the Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA) is the most well known of his work.

The “Godfather of Ecstasy” moniker has stuck so firmly to Shulgin because in the decades since his MDMA synthesis, the drug has vastly grown in importance. It’s no stretch to argue that without Shulgin’s synthesis of MDMA there would be no “summer of love” in England in 1988, no rave culture in the United States during the 1990s and certainly no staggering-in-size, billion dollar EDM (Electronic Dance Music) industry today.

Read more

Thanks for the fun times in my early 20s.

Thanks for the fun times last week.

yeah

justalittletaste:

vasolinejesus:

erinmargrethe said: 8 years - you guys are on the same timeline as us and Cindy+Tonkin.

Yeah, Tonkin and I were hitting on each other on another website. Damn girls got in the way.

One day, we ALL will have bubbles together.

LOLOLOL and yes, Cindy!
Ross and I keep saying we’ll go back to Chicago (and stay in the same hotel/same room) for our 10th anniversary.