le petit hiboux

small but feisty

  • 24th January
    2012
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nprradiopictures:

(Joel Sartore/National Geographic)

For Joel Sartore, it’s a race against the clock to photograph as many animals as he can — before it’s too late. Check out more of his photos and listen to the story at The Picture Show.

-Emily

I love love love all three of these guys.

(via npr)

  • 23rd January
    2012
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  • 12th January
    2012
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animalstalkinginallcaps:

LET’S SEE, THE NASDAQ’S DOWN, IRAN’S BEING A DICK, LABOR UNIONS ARE PRACTICALLY NONEXISTENT, CRIME’S UP ACROSS THE BOARD, ABORTION’S ILLEGAL AGAIN, MULTIPLE HOUSE FIRES IN THE CITY CENTER, GANG VIOLENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, THE TERROR RAINBOW IS AT MAUVE, EVERYTHING IS A BOMB, THE ONLY THING THAT DOESN’T GIVE YOU CANCER IS ALMOND MILK BUT IT COSTS $94 A GALLON AND IT DOES GIVE YOU PARKINSON’S, THERE’S NO MORE CRUDE OIL, UZBEKISTAN HAS NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES, THE PRESIDENT’S A ROBOT KILLING MACHINE, POSSIBLE ALIEN INVASION IN NEW ZEALAND, THE BANKS HAVE STARTED REPOSSESSING HUMAN ORGANS TO PAY BACK OUTSTANDING LINES OF CREDIT, AND AIDS HAS MERGED WITH AVIAN FLU. BLAH BLAH BLAH. 87% POPULATION DECREASE IMMINENT. ETCETERA, ETCETERA. SOMETHING ABOUT TIDAL WAVES …
… OOOOOOH! DANCING WITH THE STARS STARTS UP AGAIN THIS WEEK! I LOVE THAT SHOW.

This is how I feel every morning over breakfast. EVERYTHING IS A BOMB.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

LET’S SEE, THE NASDAQ’S DOWN, IRAN’S BEING A DICK, LABOR UNIONS ARE PRACTICALLY NONEXISTENT, CRIME’S UP ACROSS THE BOARD, ABORTION’S ILLEGAL AGAIN, MULTIPLE HOUSE FIRES IN THE CITY CENTER, GANG VIOLENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, THE TERROR RAINBOW IS AT MAUVE, EVERYTHING IS A BOMB, THE ONLY THING THAT DOESN’T GIVE YOU CANCER IS ALMOND MILK BUT IT COSTS $94 A GALLON AND IT DOES GIVE YOU PARKINSON’S, THERE’S NO MORE CRUDE OIL, UZBEKISTAN HAS NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES, THE PRESIDENT’S A ROBOT KILLING MACHINE, POSSIBLE ALIEN INVASION IN NEW ZEALAND, THE BANKS HAVE STARTED REPOSSESSING HUMAN ORGANS TO PAY BACK OUTSTANDING LINES OF CREDIT, AND AIDS HAS MERGED WITH AVIAN FLU. BLAH BLAH BLAH. 87% POPULATION DECREASE IMMINENT. ETCETERA, ETCETERA. SOMETHING ABOUT TIDAL WAVES …

… OOOOOOH! DANCING WITH THE STARS STARTS UP AGAIN THIS WEEK! I LOVE THAT SHOW.

This is how I feel every morning over breakfast. EVERYTHING IS A BOMB.

  • 12th January
    2012
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  • 12th January
    2012
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  • 24th December
    2011
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  • 24th December
    2011
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animalstalkinginallcaps:

WHOA, CALM DOWN. WHAT HAPPENED?
OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH, IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE THING! I THINK I’M LITERALLY DYING! OH GOD!
JESUS, ARE YOU HURT? WAS IT HUNTERS? HAVE YOU BEEN SHOT?
NO, I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT FACTORY FARMING! THOSE POOR PIGS!
… ARE YOU SERIOUS?
I THINK I’M HAVING A PANIC ATTACK!

animalstalkinginallcaps:

WHOA, CALM DOWN. WHAT HAPPENED?

OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH, IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE THING! I THINK I’M LITERALLY DYING! OH GOD!

JESUS, ARE YOU HURT? WAS IT HUNTERS? HAVE YOU BEEN SHOT?

NO, I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT FACTORY FARMING! THOSE POOR PIGS!

… ARE YOU SERIOUS?

I THINK I’M HAVING A PANIC ATTACK!

  • 14th December
    2011
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christmas time is here

charlie brown christmas

We got this little tree this year, marking the first year in our Sunset Park apartment that we’ve put up any kind of tree. It’s never seemed worth it - the dog would eat the needles, we’re never HERE for Christmas day anyway, etc etc etc. 

But this year, I surprised by my own enjoyment in all the planning around Christmas (last year, not so much). I’ve enjoyed picking out little presents for each member of my and Stuart’s families, getting excited about traveling to England and experiencing someone else’s family traditions, listening to the same cheesy songs I’ve listened to since I was a kid. I guess I was expecting the pain of 2009 and the ache of 2010 to revisit in some new, cruel way but it’s mostly just a gentle, prodding longing, and a gratitude that I still have these wonderful memories of my Dad at Christmas and the life he helped me shape.

So I brought this little guy home yesterday and did him up good with some of our favorite smaller ornaments. I picked special ones, to represent this new feeling, that things are not exactly as they were around this holiday but that they are their own new experience. The beautiful see-through glass balls are from MoMA, a gift from my brother at our first Christmas together, and the eggs are all hand-painted from Germany, a gift from my parents that same year. All the wooden ornaments are mine from childhood. It seemed like a good mix. 

He’s got no star on top but a ton of presents for the English family underneath (all my family’s presents are winging their way to Brasil where the rest of my people will be). There’s a set of tickets to a BAM show, a tradition Stuart and I started in the rough days of 2009 where Christmas didn’t feel quite right but we wanted to give ourselves something to look forward to in the new year. We saw the Tempest that winter, and King Lear last year, and Richard III this year. It’s a lovely tradition borne out of necessity and invention. 

I’m happy with this exact amount of tree, and with this cautious new Christmas spirit. I didn’t think it’d be around for a few more years.

  • 8th November
    2011
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animalstalkinginallcaps:

THIS? OH, YOU’RE SO SWEET. IT’S CHRISTIAN LACROIX. I WAS IN PARIS FOR A CONFERENCE AND I COULDN’T RESIST. I HAVE THESE PERFECT LITTLE PEARLS THAT DANE BOUGHT ME WHEN WE FIRST GOT MARRIED AND A CHANEL CLUTCH, PLUS THESE LITTLE YELLOW LOUBOUTINS THAT ARE ABSOLUTE MURDER ON MY ARCHES BUT GOD DO THEY LOOK DIVINE.
FINISH YOUR CHARDONNAY AND I’LL TAKE YOU UPSTAIRS AND SHOW YOU. YOU’LL LOVE THEM.

I am obsessed with this now.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

THIS? OH, YOU’RE SO SWEET. IT’S CHRISTIAN LACROIX. I WAS IN PARIS FOR A CONFERENCE AND I COULDN’T RESIST. I HAVE THESE PERFECT LITTLE PEARLS THAT DANE BOUGHT ME WHEN WE FIRST GOT MARRIED AND A CHANEL CLUTCH, PLUS THESE LITTLE YELLOW LOUBOUTINS THAT ARE ABSOLUTE MURDER ON MY ARCHES BUT GOD DO THEY LOOK DIVINE.

FINISH YOUR CHARDONNAY AND I’LL TAKE YOU UPSTAIRS AND SHOW YOU. YOU’LL LOVE THEM.

I am obsessed with this now.

  • 1st November
    2011
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