September 2, 2014

While travelling through midwest America some time ago I stopped at a gasstation and bought a WWJD bracelet for $1.99 and insisted that it stood for ‘What Would Jens Do?’. I would look at it when I felt indecisive, think about what Jens really would do and then do the opposite of that. I thought that would be a good way to find some new paths in life, and to get away from the paths I kept taking that didn’t lead me anywhere good.

WWJD is a song about regrets, learning from your mistakes, and bettering yourself. I wrote it last year, recorded it quickly and felt it didn’t fit in with most of the other songs I was writing. Together with ‘What’s That Perfume That You Wear?’ and ‘I Remember’ they weren’t adhering to the rules I had set up for my next album but they were also too good to forget. So I weaved them in exclusively on this mixtape where they are stations on a longer journey, where loops and smaller fragments, ideas for songs and favourite songs by others swoosh by outside the window. Feel free to open that window and feel the breeze in your hair.

Yours truly
Jens Lekman


0:00 - Jens Lekman - WWJD
3:05 - Bunny Maloney - Baby I’ve Been Missing You
6:18 - David Byrne - Theodora Is Dozing
7:59 - The 11:08 Train Swooshes By
09:52 - Jhene Aiko - Stranger
11:34 - Jennifer Lara - Our Love
13:10 - Georges Delerue - Theme from Camille
15:25 - Jens Lekman - What’s That Perfume That You Wear?
18:47 - Ralph MacDonald - The Path
20:33 - All Your Sorrows Reversed
26:25 - Jens Lekman - I Remember

Contains smaller fragments from: The Philly Devotions - Yeah Yeah Girl. The Duprees - Why Don’t You Believe Me? Soul 2 Soul - Back To Life (acapella). Beethoven - Stringquartet no 5 in A Major. Dalida - Salma Ya Salama. Fairouz - Zourouni. Angel Haze - Same Love. Syl Johnsson - I Hate I Walked Away. Hermeto Pascoal - Musica da Lagoa. Crue-L Grand Orchestra - (You Are) More Than Paradise (Freaks Switching Channels 12inch Mix). Paul Johnson - Where Can You Be. Jim Nabors - With These Hands. Israel Vibration - The Same Song.

Lilian Paunovic Olsson sings harmonies on ‘WWJD’.

Thanks to Sara, Luís and Malin for the inspiration.

libutron:

Jenday Conure  (Jandaya Parakeet)
The Jenday Conure, Aratinga jandaya (Psittacidae), is a very beautiful parakeet, distinguishing itself by its bright colors. It is up to 30 cm, and is native to Brazil.
These parakeets have a reputation of being nippy and noisy, but they are loved for their affectionate, sweet disposition when they are in captivity.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Sheau Torng Lim
Locality: unknown

libutron:

Jenday Conure  (Jandaya Parakeet)

The Jenday Conure, Aratinga jandaya (Psittacidae), is a very beautiful parakeet, distinguishing itself by its bright colors. It is up to 30 cm, and is native to Brazil.

These parakeets have a reputation of being nippy and noisy, but they are loved for their affectionate, sweet disposition when they are in captivity.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Sheau Torng Lim

Locality: unknown

dalekpoetry:

quin-the-infinite-fandoms:

wickedsteph:

silversora:

glitterweave:

chronicallylate:

HOW TO MAKE A CUTE DRESS OUT OF SHORTS

put shorts on

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put legs in one leg hole

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pull up and on to shoulder

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instant fashion

And here we have glitterweave sporting a beautiful Sunset Yellow 

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NEVER forget to accessorize 

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well one of us is going to have to change

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THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!!!

Guys

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I really think

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I’m winning this. 

(Yoga pants do the trick)

Ladies…..please….image

(Source: chronicallylate)

Q: First, the inarguably good news: You believe the nation’s legendary foreclosure mess is behind us?

A: Yes, the pig has finally made it almost through the python.

Rick Sharga on the housing market.

On the one hand, I question whether “the pig has made it through the python” is an appropriate turn of phrase. Like, in terms of the housing crisis in particular, and when being interviewed by a newspaper, but also just in general terms.

On the other, I’ve rarely ever heard such a viscerally satisfying turn of phrase. It makes me want to use it.

(via copperbadge)

matthewsgallery:

bridgemanuk:

10 July - Happy birthday Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Image. It’s everything.

It’s Camille Pissarro’s birthday, too! Happy 184th to Paul Cezanne’s masterful mentor. 

“He was a father for me,” Cezanne said. “A man to consult and a little like the good Lord.”

Read more about Pissarro here

Government is not an à la carte system where you can pick and choose based on your beliefs. Taxation is more of an all-you-can-eat salad bar. You don’t get to show up and say, ‘Look, I know it costs $10.99, but I’m only paying $7.50 because I have a moral objection to beets.

Everyone has their own version of beets. If you really want to be treated like a person, corporations, then guess what? Paying for things you don’t like is what it feels like to be one.

newtribetextiles:

It is time for another silent auction for handwoven Art Yardage. This yardage is named ColorPlay. It was woven by me here at my home-studio in New Mexico with both a warp and weft of Organic Cotton-Linen. Woven into the weft are brilliant color shifts and splashes, with tapestry woven rays and a center stripe of texturally woven Diamondback pattern. Technicalities - It is 4.8 Meters in Length and 71 cm in width, all four sides have been hemmed and weighs 878 Grams (1 lb, 15 oz). The auction is now open and will close at 9am MST on Saturday July 19th. You can submit a bid via the link below. More details are also in the link. Thank you for your support of my work! Happy Bidding! I will be posting more photos in the days to come. :) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R757SeYhP4xaYyRItAbfj0U7vnQVTtkC1PEEy9URtaM/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

newtribetextiles:

It is time for another silent auction for handwoven Art Yardage. This yardage is named ColorPlay. It was woven by me here at my home-studio in New Mexico with both a warp and weft of Organic Cotton-Linen. Woven into the weft are brilliant color shifts and splashes, with tapestry woven rays and a center stripe of texturally woven Diamondback pattern. Technicalities - It is 4.8 Meters in Length and 71 cm in width, all four sides have been hemmed and weighs 878 Grams (1 lb, 15 oz). The auction is now open and will close at 9am MST on Saturday July 19th. You can submit a bid via the link below. More details are also in the link. Thank you for your support of my work! Happy Bidding! I will be posting more photos in the days to come. :) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R757SeYhP4xaYyRItAbfj0U7vnQVTtkC1PEEy9URtaM/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

matthewsgallery:

renaissance-art:

Since its creation the Mona Lisa has an object of fascination to artists and audiences alike. Artists even began replicating the iconic painting within Leonardo da Vinci’s lifetime. Da Vinci himself considered it an attempt to paint perfection. Replicas and reinterpretations exist in the thousands and continue to this day as the Mona Lisa is not protected by any copyright laws

1. Leonardo da Vinci c. 1503-1505 

2. Known as the Mona Lisa del Prado c. 16th century

3. Known as the Oslo Copy c. 16th or 17th century

4. Known as the Walters Copy c. 16th Century

5. Known as the Hermitage Copy c. 16th century

6. Jean Ducayer c. 17th century

7. Corot c. 19th century

8. Sapeck c. 1883

9. Salvador Dali c. 1954

10. Graphic Nothing c. 21st century

Morphing Mona! Love it. 

More art history.

Anonymous asked
Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it

kellyyyllek:

radioactivekate:

quicksilver-ink:

hammerforscale:

nonlinearfluctuations:

chemistry-of-chaos:

dinostuck:

scientistsarepeopletoo:

adventuresinchemistry:

smilesandvials:

shychemist:

It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
But…
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It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Yo, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’m doing a PhD in isotope geochemistry and this made me mad enough to come out of the Pb isotope lab and take this ‘selfie’ to make damn sure no-one thinks that girls can’t do science. I do what I do because I love it, and you know what? I kick ass at it. So jog on hateful anon, we’ve got science to do. 

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I’m a woman and I do math. I agree with anon, though, that I don’t really belong in a doctorate program: I already have my PhD.

I don’t do selfies, so here’s a photo of what my desk looked like Friday:

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You’ll notice that there’s no effing way to tell from my desk that I’m actually a woman, because all that’s there is math (and tea). Because math doesn’t care what your gender is; it works the same way for everyone.

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Ooh look, here’s a picture of me with the (now disassembled) CDF detector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where I did research in Astrophysics.

And below is a picture of me and some nuclear fuel assemblies in the background at my current job in the nuclear power industry. It’s statistically proven that girls struggle to get into STEM fields but only because backwards people like you make it so hard for us. But I won’t let you or anyone like you get to me, I love my STEM field and I encourage any girls who love STEM to pursue their dream and ignore those who want to see you fail

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Here’s a photo that was taken of me two years ago when I received the only PhD scholarship offered by an organisation in my state! My research studies revolves around characterising the allergen-specific B cells involved in the allergic response. 

Also here’s a flashback to when I received it! http://kellyyyllek.tumblr.com/post/14449014293/holy-crap-everyone-my-extremely-good-news-was

The fact women in STEM is still an uphill battle against people with backwards ideals means that we still find it hard to reach top positions in our respective fields. We still challenge ourselves in a field dominated by males. We struggle, still, because we love what we do. Women have equal rights as our counterparts to help achieve so much in this world and our gender should never have to hinder that.