ancientart:

Frog Effigy Pendant from northwestern Colombia. Dates from AD 900.

Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, via their online collections. Accession number: 2009.20.78.

Anonymous asked: Wouldn't you have a better chance at owning a detached house sooner and with less crimp on your budget if you moved to Syracuse? Seems to be the opposite end of the housing cost scale from the west coast.

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Anonymous asked: Will you and Teddy be able to transfer jobs or will you need to switch companies when you move? Did you ever consider California/somewhere less rainy?

We’re still working on job plans for when we move. I will probably get a new job — hopefully one that covers relocation costs — but I’ll want to stay with my current company in some capacity.

I could see myself living in California someday. I haven’t seen much of it. I went to SF once, and it was fine, but I thought Seattle was actually everything people told me SF would be, and SF itself didn’t really draw me in. Plus it’s just too expensive. I could never afford to own a home there., and I really want a (detached, single family) house of my own some time within the next 8-10 years.

Rainy/cloudy weather is actually my favorite weather. Climate is one of the reasons I want to move west. I grew up in Syracuse, NY which technically gets even less sun than Seattle, and the cloudiness there never bothered me, so I think I’ll do ok.

Since a couple people have asked: We’re planning to move to Seattle next year. Seattle has sort of been on my mind my whole life, everything about New York is terrible to me and it’s giving me chronic irritability, and Teddy has always wanted to move out west. When we went to Seattle last year we just fell in love with the place. I’m very 50/50 excited/terrified but I think it’s the right choice right now.

This cafe has Kahlua “oreos” 👍👍👍

This cafe has Kahlua “oreos” 👍👍👍

I’m home sick today. I’ve been lethargic and congested for the past two days and just thought it was allergies, but last night I had the whole fever, body ache, sweats and chills thing.

But I went out for a little walk to get some of my disease out of the house. This is Pier 2 of Brookyn Bridge Park under construction. The whole park is coming along so nicely. We’re planning to leave NYC next year, so it looks like I won’t see it completed until I come back for a visit in a few years.

I’m home sick today. I’ve been lethargic and congested for the past two days and just thought it was allergies, but last night I had the whole fever, body ache, sweats and chills thing.

But I went out for a little walk to get some of my disease out of the house. This is Pier 2 of Brookyn Bridge Park under construction. The whole park is coming along so nicely. We’re planning to leave NYC next year, so it looks like I won’t see it completed until I come back for a visit in a few years.

Anonymous asked: How do you make regular clothes look so fashionable :(

I honestly don’t think much about what I wear anymore. I used to spend so much money on clothes. But now I’m just about comfortable basics. I like the plain, non slim-fit shirts from J.Crew, basic Levi’s jeans (that I buy for like $30 at Modell’s of all places), and Nike running shoes. I just bought a few pairs of shorts from Bonobos since they sell them in 7” inseam (which is just a normal shorts length at my height).

Anonymous asked: Back to the gym ... linear progression ... periodization ... how do you make sure that the numbers that you have to hit don't have you adding weight faster than you should or lead to resorting to improper form in order to keep up with the weights the spreadsheet says you should be making?

This question is probably best answered by reading Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe.

Anonymous asked: What does duckumo means

I don’t know. It has been my internet handle since i was literally 14 years old.

Nick
29/M/NYC