Friday, July 10, 2015

Oh, Interwebs!

It's stinking hot outside, so here's a picture to bring a little reminder of how it could be: winter on Mount Washington, NH, which experiences "extreme cold, year-round snowfall, dense fog, heavy icing, and exceptional winds are some of Mount Washington's prominent features. The peak isn’t terribly high either — just 6,288 feet — yet it endures some of the planet’s most extreme weather comparable to those experienced on top of Mount Everest or on the South Pole." Read and see more here.

Welcome to my periodic round-up of things I've found online that make me smile, cry, laugh, think, shout, or drop my jaw. 


This is me if I were a dog.


Now that's how to do a fish tank!

See more funny at Pleated Jeans.


I love it when legally-blind artists surprise me. I shared one a few weeks ago; here's another one.


This is a very long read indeed, but worth it for anyone who is dealing (or has dealt) with a troubled relationship with a parent: Abusive parents: When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?  Even acknowledging that a parent was abusive can be divisive amongst other family members, so you can imagine how hard it is to feel comfortable with estrangement. This article provides a thoughtful and compassionate discussion.
Loved ones and friends—sometimes even therapists—who urge reconnecting with a parent often speak as if forgiveness will be a psychic aloe vera, a balm that will heal the wounds of the past. They warn of the guilt that will dog the victim if the perpetrator dies estranged. What these people fail to take into account is the potential psychological cost of reconnecting, of dredging up painful memories and reviving destructive patterns.


Butterflies are freaking amazing.
(Ignore the so-called punch line. Reminds me of a joke Stephen likes to tell: How many [insert Christian denomination] does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Change?!)


Here you go, pet owners: Petris. (Not sure that fish bowl is safe.) See more Anything About Nothing comics here.

(I worry about that fishbowl.)


Ah, yes. The 'pooface.'


What did you think? Any comments?

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