Things I love

In no particular order

Doctor Who
Doctor Who

One of my favourite TV shows. David Tennant is my favourite Doctor so far, but after having seen the first episode of the new season I have faith that Matt Smith will be awesome as well.


Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

He is just too awesome and pretty for words. His tweets on Twitter amuse the hell out of me, his quirky fashion style is…well…quirky, and his Spock is brilliant.

Apple

Apple products

I am a loyal customer. I have a MacBook and an iPod Touch. I would kill for an iPhone and an iPad. I suspect one day I will become an iDora.

Buffy The Vampire SlayerBuffy the Vampire Slayer

Another one of my favourite TV shows. Buffy is such a strong woman and the characters (while silly) are often so very real with their flaws and weaknesses. I own every season on DVD and I watch them regularly. They never stop being awesome.

CamembertCamembert cheese

I love cheese but Camembert is my favourite. I can buy a whole one and just bite straight into it. I don’t need anything with it. Yes, I’m kind of gross.

Coke LightCoke Light

My one addiction. I can’t seem to break it. It’s too good.

Personal organizers

I love organizing things. I love writing things down, lists and plans. I bought a Filofax a few days ago. it’s so pretty and awesome.


Green bananasMostly green bananas

As soon as there’s nothing green left on a banana I don’t like it anymore. If it has spots it’s completely disgusting to me. I like them when they are still firm.


kittensKittens

Do I need to explain this one?


koi fishKoi fish

I don’t know why. They are just gorgeous. I love both real koi and koi art. One day I will have a big house with a big yard and there will be a vegetable patch, fruit trees and a koi pond.

Matryoshka dollsMatryoshka dolls

My dad bought me one in Latvia (if I remember correctly) a few years ago. Since then they’ve become something of an obsession. I’m trying to start collecting matryoshkas but I only have two so far. I am planning all sorts of crafts with matryoshkas, especially for my kitchen.


Rosina WachtmeisterRosina Wachtmeister

Her art is so very beautiful to me. So bright and colourful and  happy. Another thing I want to collect. I have two pictures for my walls (including this one) and a candle jar so far.


SushiSushi

Nom. I just had some today. It was delicious. :)

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School, parties and links!

So school has begun. I have a feeling that my schedule this semester is going to be kind of mad. I have two research projects, one for sociology and one for geography. The geography one is a group project and next month we’re going on a 5 day research trip to Vestmannaeyjar. Before then we have to prepare pretty much everything. Then I have three other courses (criminology, sociological theories, and image interpretation and remote sensing). So I won’t have time to slack off. Rest assured, I will definitely be slacking off anyway. I’m stupid like that.

Tonight I am going to a crazy tequila/singstar party. I’ve bought some Strongbow and white wine and I intend to enjoy myself immensely. How can I not? I will be surrounded by crazy slasher chicks who have no sense of shame. We have been known to discuss necrophilia, watch gay porn, and play Supernatural drinking games. We’re insane.

Then tomorrow I have to start packing. I have to clear out my apartment before Thursday and I’ve hardly begun. See? I’m slacking off already.

I have to go get ready, so here are some links to interesting stuff.

BartCop’s letter to republicans.

I’m sick of the way you try to destroy the whole concept of government. You’ve tricked the people into believing that government can’t do anything right, always being careful to exclude the army because you love your bullets and bombs but you’ve so destroyed the public’s ability to reason that they don’t even think of interstate highways, the space program, the national parks program, etc. Government is always great when it’s doing what you tell it and inevitably corrupt when it isn’t. Fuck you.

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Pfizer Agrees to Record Criminal Fine in Fraud Probe.

“When a drug is marketed or promoted for non- authorized, so-called off-label uses, any use not approved by the FDA — as was the case here — public health may be at risk,” Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli said at a news conference in Washington.

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1/4 of teenage girls suffer physical violence, 1/3 sexual violence in relationships.

One third of girls age 13-17 have been forced or pressured into “unwanted sexual acts”, and a further one quarter have suffered physical violence by their boyfriends, according to a study by Bristol University and the NSPCC. A smaller number of boys reported being pressured or forced into sex or suffering physical violence in a relationship.

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FDA Draft Report Urges Consumption of Fish, Despite Mercury Contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration is urging the government to amend its advisory that women and children should limit how much fish they eat, saying that the benefits of seafood outweigh the health risks and that most people should eat more fish, even if it contains mercury.

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Interview with the author of Autism’s False Prophets, Paul A. Offit M.D.

It’s a statistic that’s quoted at parents constantly, almost casually: the rate of children diagnosed with autism in the United States corresponds directly to the increase in childhood vaccinations that’s taken place over the past ten years. Here’s the problem: it’s not true. Not only is there is no statistical correlation between the rise of autism and an increase in vaccinations, but twelve separate studies have shown absolutely no difference in autism rates between vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.

And here’s a bit of funny just because I love Zachary Quinto so much.

HOSTAGE: A Love Story with Zachary Quinto from Zachary Quinto