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The pressure is increasing in my skull every day.
I feel like I'm going to burst soon, and fill the air with my anxiety and pent up frustration.

Can everything be okay now? Please?

Writer's Block: Proven by Science

Yes, I do believe that.
Just 'cause we haven't found a scientific explanation yet, doesn't mean that one doesn't exist.
That also doesn't mean that the world is barren/cold/soulless, etc.
I find science and nature beautiful. Understanding something doesn't make it any less beautiful.

Writer's Block: Birthday Shout-out

Happy birthday, J.K. Rowling! Which of her seven Harry Potter novels do you think is the most satisfying read?
I don't remember which number book this was, but I remember these bullet points: 
  • Jesus comes and fucks up Voldemort wicked bad
  • Snape confesses his love for Harry and has disturbing, masochistic, angry, pedophile sex with him
  • Hermione becomes a stripper because she can no longer afford tuition
  • Ron converts to Scientology 
  • Malfoy produces his own line of hair products for greasy-skinned boys
Pontius Pilate kills Dumbledore

Writer's Block: Listen to This

If a friend asked you for some new music recommendations, what would you suggest?
  • Obvious recommendation is obvious: The Beatles. Everyone who isn't Helen Keller knows about them and has heard something by them. My favorite album is Let It Be, although they're ALL amazing. You can't go wrong here. (Similar bands: Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel)
  • Eels. Not many people recognize the name of this band, but chances are you've heard them before. Or rather, "him". Eels only has one constant band member, Mark Oliver Everett, usually called "E". E writes the songs and is usually the main vocal. He has an amazing range, and his lyrics are always powerful and heartfelt. And his voice is kind of gravelly and badass. BONUS- they just came out with a new album!  www.youtube.com/watch (similar bands: Bob Dylan, The Beatles)
  • They Might Be Giants. They have been reliably pushing out awesome songs since the early 80s, including a wide variety of quirky songs for their usual audience and a growing collection of children's songs that are entertaining no matter how old you may be. Their subject matter ranges from the mundane to the downright weird (for example, Piece of Dirt and Purple Toupee). www.youtube.com/watch (similar bands: Scissor Sisters, Weezer, Adam Ant)
  • Guster. This band pairs gorgeous folk guitar lines with some of the most creative (often bongo-centric) rhythms I've ever heard. Their lyrics are always intricate and beautiful, as well. www.youtube.com/watch (similar bands: Iron and Wine, Harry Chapin, Barenaked Ladies)
  • Rufus Wainwright. His lyrics are sometimes hilarious, sometimes incredibly sentimental, but are never dull. His voice is angelic, and his skill on piano is unmatched. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmbQEQltOwM (Similar bands: Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles)
There are so many, but... yeah.


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Hi guys,
I was searching the memories, and I haven't found anything about this, but to be fair I'm not quite sure what heading this would be under... (Grains, I guess?)
Does anyone have any recipes for quinoa? I've heard of putting it with fruit, but I'm curious to hear some new ideas. :)
Thanks in advance! I'll let you all know how it works out.