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.

We’ve lived our lives with negative images of ourselves, from childhood on, and we’ve built upon those images, and built upon them, and they became very heavy weights. These thoughts about us are a part of our ego, and they’re manifested through our roles of child or husband, wife, breadwinner, all of those roles. They’re built upon the thoughts of, “I’m not truthful” or “I’m not likable”, “I’m not good” – all of those negative images. Once you identify with your soul you start to taste the love in your true self, in your spiritual heart and it’s different than all of the loves you’ve ever had. It’s just different; it’s unconditional love.

— Ram Dass. (via dharmabumblr)

Ram Dass makes me think of my Buddhist phase in my late teens/early 20s. I’m drifting back to it now, and it’s amazing how much more I get out of it with an extra 20 years of life behind me.

(via jennfur)

atsween:

jasonpermenter:

"Are you sh… Are you sh… Are you shitting me right now?”

—@rascouet

Welp, this is hilariously awesome.

Reblogging for Ross.

You guys are amazing x

The Somerton Man

gizo:

indefensible:

1948: An unidentified man is found poisoned on a beach in South Australia against the backdrop of Russian spy rings operating in Australia, the formation of ASIO, and secret British weapons tests at Woomera.

You should all be listening to Last Stop To Nowhere. 

DOG PARTY DOG PARTY

DOG PARTY DOG PARTY

giphy:

Sick burn, Betty. 

lnthefade:

bartdontlie:

Move over Pump Chili. 
A new challenger has entered the ring. 

Who* says “Think I’ll go to 7-11 for some mashed potatoes?”
Probably the same person* who eats chili that comes out of a pump.
*ed casey

I would. No shame. I’d fill up a fucken Big Gulp with that shit.

lnthefade:

bartdontlie:

Move over Pump Chili

A new challenger has entered the ring. 

Who* says “Think I’ll go to 7-11 for some mashed potatoes?”

Probably the same person* who eats chili that comes out of a pump.

*ed casey

I would. No shame. I’d fill up a fucken Big Gulp with that shit.

It’s amazing how our attitude changes toward alcohol: as a teenager you go, ‘I don’t like the taste of it but I wanna look cool’, then in your twenties you’re like, 'You know what? This gives me confidence to talk to the opposite sex', and then in your forties you’re like, 'You know what? This is the only thing I like about being alive.

—Jim Gaffigan (via kateoplis)