Happy beautiful Saturday! Here’s a sunny morning tune to nourish your ears/soul.
i wish my mom was a bee like that
There’s a species of solitary mason bees (Osmia avosetta) that make pretty little nests for their larvae out of flower petals.
"Death is not
the opposite of life.
Life has no opposite.
The opposite of death
1. (Noun) to take oneself on an outing that would traditionally involve a romantic partner. The act of doing a thing one wants to do even if one cannot find a friend to participate.
eg. “No one I knew wanted to go so I took myself on a masturdate to see the new Joss Whedon movie”
2. To amuse or stimulate oneself instead of relying on others.
“Some people think going to a bar alone is depressing, but I took myself on a masturdate last night and the cocktails were divine”
3. (Verb) The practice of going to social functions and events alone instead of with a date.
“Everyone I knew was busy and couldn’t make it to the gallery opening so I masturdated it”
4. The theory and practice of becoming self sufficient and learning to be comfortable doing things one wants without having to rely on companionship. This includes learning to enjoy eating out, going to concerts/festivals, movies, art events, plays/musicals etc. alone.
“I used to miss a lot of things because I didn’t want to do them alone, but now i find it empowering. It was really hard at first, but now that I’ve learned to masturdate I really enjoy doing things by myself.”
I coined this term the other day because I couldn’t think of anyone to ask to go see Iron Man 3 with me who hadn’t already.
(also I just changed this from a text post to a quote so that when people reblogged it Tumblr wouldn’t cut it off short like it does with text posts)
(additionally, I did think of this portmanteau spontaneously/of my own accord, though probably I am not the first one to do so.)