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The Phantom of the North, my owl tattoo when it was fresh. Oct 14, 2013. Matthew Mattison, Little Tattoo Shoppe, Portland OR. 
The Great Grey Owl is the owl of many names- also known as the Phantom of the North, Strix nebulosa by it’s scientific name, and cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, Spruce owl, Bearded owl, and sooty owl. It is the world’s largest species of owl, and can be found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Their wingspan has been recorded exceeding 60 inches.
"They breed in North America from as far east as Quebec to the Pacific coast and Alaska, and from Finland and Estonia across northern Asia." more on wiki.

The Phantom of the North, my owl tattoo when it was fresh. Oct 14, 2013. Matthew Mattison, Little Tattoo Shoppe, Portland OR. 

The Great Grey Owl is the owl of many names- also known as the Phantom of the North, Strix nebulosa by it’s scientific name, and cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, Spruce owl, Bearded owl, and sooty owl. It is the world’s largest species of owl, and can be found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Their wingspan has been recorded exceeding 60 inches.

"They breed in North America from as far east as Quebec to the Pacific coast and Alaska, and from Finland and Estonia across northern Asia." more on wiki.

My adorable fam.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON.

I’m reminded, every now and again, how bad an idea it is to fuck with me. Because even though I’m one of the nicest people deep down, I hold a huge ass grudge and if you continually show me you don’t respect me… why the hell should I respect you?

Okay end rant… I’m just seriously astonished at the bold faced lying of most people, especially when it comes to dating.

Why lie?! There’s no point. 

Found this lil stabber in the desert when I was practicing tight circles in the sand on the XR100.

Found this lil stabber in the desert when I was practicing tight circles in the sand on the XR100.

It’s hard to be upset when a project you’ve been working on for two and a half years is finally going to be done.
YAYYYY MONSTER YAYYYYYYYY *vroomvroom*
Crown me queen of Letdown City, ‘cause it looks like I’ll be hangin’ out here for awhile.
please, will something go according to plan?!
Amazing stealthy photo of me fixing my truck today. That big puddle you see to the right of the wheel is gas. CA roads are killing my truck- hose clamp needed repositioning and tightening. I got covered in fuel, but I fixed it. #fixityoself #shortshorts (at Chevron gas and Car wash)

Amazing stealthy photo of me fixing my truck today. That big puddle you see to the right of the wheel is gas. CA roads are killing my truck- hose clamp needed repositioning and tightening. I got covered in fuel, but I fixed it. #fixityoself #shortshorts (at Chevron gas and Car wash)

I will find a love. I will find a love so true, so classic and unwavering that I don’t second guess the words said or the looks given. It’s a faith I have, you see. I know this because I know myself, I know the love I can give can be returned. Because the energy you put into the world will come back to you, eventually. 

I will find a love so strong that I’ll wish for their happiness, I’ll support their dreams no matter how big or how small, I’ll feel safe in their arms. 

Actually, it’ll probably find me.

Photo above from “the failblog”. 
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All these crybabies lately on the news, internet, etc… freaking out about how horrible photoshop and makeup is because we’re changing the way we look! How horrible! …We’ve been doing this for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. It’s human nature. Move along!
HISTORY: For thousands of years we’ve been altering our appearance. In the 1550’s King Henry II of France’s wife, Catherine de’ Medici, banned “thick waists” during court attendance. This is when the corset became incredibly popular, worn by both men AND women often times making it so hard to breathe they passed out. They were used to alter their appearance during the day, but also to alter the actual shape of their bodies as they grew older. 
In Ancient Egypt, men and women both carried with them and wore cosmetics on a regular basis. Kohl was used for thick black eyeliner to make their eyes resemble that of the God Horus, makeup was considered magical and powerful. The soot in the kohl helped lessen sun damage on their eyes, and fight ocular infections from the Nile by nitric oxide strengthening their immune systems. They also used lip and cheek stain, and green eye paint made of malachite. 
Now let’s talk about infant head shaping- a practice that’s gone on since before written history. Evidence of purposeful head deformation of infants dates back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls. In 400 BC in Hippocrates’ description of the Macrocephali, the Huns, East Germanic tribes ruled by the Huns 300-600AD also adopted the practice, the Maya people… in the Toulouse region of France, voluntary skull deformations carried on until the early twentieth century.
My point? Human nature. Our minds constantly want to change, improve, modify the way we and others look. Maybe it’s not most healthy, but us freaking out and shaming people for wearing makeup or for photoshopping zits, whatever… it’s not getting us anywhere. And it’s not realistic. Humans are persistent in perfection, and can never achieve it. It’s the human condition. 

Photo above from “the failblog”. 

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All these crybabies lately on the news, internet, etc… freaking out about how horrible photoshop and makeup is because we’re changing the way we look! How horrible! …We’ve been doing this for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. It’s human nature. Move along!

HISTORY: For thousands of years we’ve been altering our appearance. In the 1550’s King Henry II of France’s wife, Catherine de’ Medici, banned “thick waists” during court attendance. This is when the corset became incredibly popular, worn by both men AND women often times making it so hard to breathe they passed out. They were used to alter their appearance during the day, but also to alter the actual shape of their bodies as they grew older. 

In Ancient Egypt, men and women both carried with them and wore cosmetics on a regular basis. Kohl was used for thick black eyeliner to make their eyes resemble that of the God Horus, makeup was considered magical and powerful. The soot in the kohl helped lessen sun damage on their eyes, and fight ocular infections from the Nile by nitric oxide strengthening their immune systems. They also used lip and cheek stain, and green eye paint made of malachite. 

Now let’s talk about infant head shaping- a practice that’s gone on since before written history. Evidence of purposeful head deformation of infants dates back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls. In 400 BC in Hippocrates’ description of the Macrocephali, the Huns, East Germanic tribes ruled by the Huns 300-600AD also adopted the practice, the Maya people… in the Toulouse region of France, voluntary skull deformations carried on until the early twentieth century.

My point? Human nature. Our minds constantly want to change, improve, modify the way we and others look. Maybe it’s not most healthy, but us freaking out and shaming people for wearing makeup or for photoshopping zits, whatever… it’s not getting us anywhere. And it’s not realistic. Humans are persistent in perfection, and can never achieve it. It’s the human condition. 

Those Awkward Moments

To all the people throughout my life who helped me get past the anxiety of having awkward moments in conversations with strangers, dates, etc… you have helped me more than you know. In many cases you probably helped by simply being you, and aren’t even aware of the positive effects it had on my life. Each and every time you let the silence linger a little too long for most people’s tastes, each time you stared at me with a cockeyed look on your face and made me guess what you were thinking… you helped me. Instead of being riddled by questions about myself and how I am acting in a coversation or interaction, I can enjoy it. I don’t need to second guess every movement I just made out of instinct, I don’t need to worry about it after the moments are gone. After everything’s said and done, the collected chatter ceases to matter, I realize it’s exactly that. Fleeting moments that need to be enjoyed and not analyzed, worried about constantly. 

So, thank you.

We’re all made up of the same dust, the same matter. If we were to split ourselves open, we would look nearly the same on the inside. There are subtle differences in all of us both externally and internally but the human eye is the critic that calls these tiny variations out. It picks at them, it whines about their imperfect nature… the same thing that actually makes them perfect. It seems that it is not the differences that are evil, but the devices we’ve evolved to deal with them.

We’re all made up of the same dust, the same matter. If we were to split ourselves open, we would look nearly the same on the inside. There are subtle differences in all of us both externally and internally but the human eye is the critic that calls these tiny variations out. It picks at them, it whines about their imperfect nature… the same thing that actually makes them perfect. It seems that it is not the differences that are evil, but the devices we’ve evolved to deal with them.

my brother in a nutshell

my brother in a nutshell

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