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libutron:

Iguana Terrestre Conolophus subcristatus | ©Sebastián Padrón  (Galapagos islands)
The Galapagos Land Iguana, Conolophus subcristatus (Iguanidae) is a large (>48 in), heavy bodied lizard, with thick back legs and smaller front legs. It is yellow or brown in color, with spots throughout its ventrum and dorsum. A spiky dorsal crest runs along the neck and back. There are long, sharp claws on its toes. It has a short blunt head and pleurodont teeth. Its tail is quite a bit longer than its trunk [1].
Conolophus subcristatus is endemic to six of the Galapagos islands, off the coast of Ecuador. It was widely distributed on these islands, though its numbers are now greatly reduced, so the species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
In 1835 when Charles Darwin first went to the Galapagos, land iguanas were extremely numerous; he wrote: “I cannot give a more forcible proof of their number, then by stating that when we were left at Santiago Island, we could not for some time find a spot free from their burrows on which to pitch our single tent”. Sadly, this once thriving Santiago Island population has become completely extinct [2]. 

libutron:

Iguana Terrestre Conolophus subcristatus | ©Sebastián Padrón  (Galapagos islands)

The Galapagos Land Iguana, Conolophus subcristatus (Iguanidae) is a large (>48 in), heavy bodied lizard, with thick back legs and smaller front legs. It is yellow or brown in color, with spots throughout its ventrum and dorsum. A spiky dorsal crest runs along the neck and back. There are long, sharp claws on its toes. It has a short blunt head and pleurodont teeth. Its tail is quite a bit longer than its trunk [1].

Conolophus subcristatus is endemic to six of the Galapagos islands, off the coast of Ecuador. It was widely distributed on these islands, though its numbers are now greatly reduced, so the species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

In 1835 when Charles Darwin first went to the Galapagos, land iguanas were extremely numerous; he wrote: “I cannot give a more forcible proof of their number, then by stating that when we were left at Santiago Island, we could not for some time find a spot free from their burrows on which to pitch our single tent”. Sadly, this once thriving Santiago Island population has become completely extinct [2]. 

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My new (and first!) pair of cycling gloves!

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Distract me from my misery.

  1. 1: 6 of the songs you listen to most?
  2. 2: If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
  3. 3: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
  4. 4: What do you think about most?
  5. 5: What does your latest text message from someone else say?
  6. 6: Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
  7. 7: What's your strangest talent?
  8. 8: Girls... (finish the sentence); Boys... (finish the sentence)
  9. 9: Ever had a poem or song written about you?
  10. 10: When is the last time you played the air guitar?
  11. 11: Do you have any strange phobias?
  12. 12: Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?
  13. 13: What's your religion?
  14. 14: If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
  15. 15: Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
  16. 16: Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
  17. 17: What was the last lie you told?
  18. 18: Do you believe in karma?
  19. 19: What does your URL mean?
  20. 20: What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
  21. 21: Who is your celebrity crush?
  22. 22: Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
  23. 23: How do you vent your anger?
  24. 24: Do you have a collection of anything?
  25. 25: Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
  26. 26: Are you happy with the person you've become?
  27. 27: What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
  28. 28: What's your biggest "what if"?
  29. 29: Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
  30. 30: Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
  31. 31: Smell the air. What do you smell?
  32. 32: What's the worst place you have ever been to?
  33. 33: Choose: East Coast or West Coast?
  34. 34: Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?
  35. 35: To you, what is the meaning of life?
  36. 36: Define Art.
  37. 37: Do you believe in luck?
  38. 38: What's the weather like right now?
  39. 39: What time is it?
  40. 40: Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
  41. 41: What was the last book you read?
  42. 42: Do you like the smell of gasoline?
  43. 43: Do you have any nicknames?
  44. 44: What was the last film you saw?
  45. 45: What's the worst injury you've ever had?
  46. 46: Have you ever caught a butterfly?
  47. 47: Do you have any obsessions right now?
  48. 48: What's your sexual orientation?
  49. 49: Ever had a rumour spread about you?
  50. 50: Do you believe in magic?
  51. 51: Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
  52. 52: What is your astrological sign?
  53. 53: Do you save money or spend it?
  54. 54: What's the last thing you purchased?
  55. 55: Love or lust?
  56. 56: In a relationship?
  57. 57: How many relationships have you had?
  58. 58: Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
  59. 59: Where were you yesterday?
  60. 60: Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
  61. 61: Are you wearing socks right now?
  62. 62: What's your favourite animal?
  63. 63: What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
  64. 64: Where is your best friend?
  65. 65: Give me your top 5 favourite blogs on Tumblr.
  66. 66: What is your heritage?
  67. 67: What were you doing last night at 12AM?
  68. 68: What do you think is Satan's last name?
  69. 69: Be honest. Ever gotten yourself off?
  70. 70: Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?
  71. 71: You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
  72. 72: You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?
  73. 73: You can only have one of these things; trust or love.
  74. 74: What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
  75. 75: What are the last four digits in your cell phone number?
  76. 76: In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?
  77. 77: How can I win your heart?
  78. 78: Can insanity bring on more creativity?
  79. 79: What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
  80. 80: What size shoes do you wear?
  81. 81: What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
  82. 82: What is your favourite word?
  83. 83: Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word; heart.
  84. 84: What is a saying you say a lot?
  85. 85: What's the last song you listened to?
  86. 86: Basic question; what's your favourite colour/colours?
  87. 87: What is your current desktop picture?
  88. 88: If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
  89. 89: What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
  90. 90: One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
  91. 91: You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
  92. 92: You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
  93. 93: You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
  94. 94: You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
  95. 95: You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
  96. 96: Do you have any relatives in jail?
  97. 97: Have you ever thrown up in the car?
  98. 98: Ever been on a plane?
  99. 99: If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?
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It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.
Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

Funding! And tea!

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thelifeguardlibrarian:

papress:

Released just in time for National Library Week, our new book The Public Library presents an inspiring selection of libraries both monumental and modest — an impassioned tribute to a vibrant but threatened American institution. 

Above: Interior dome, Central Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2012, photograph by Robert Dawson.

Exciting news!

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Got new cycling gloves today! Super excited to try them out tomorrow!

Posted 19 hours ago
dreamofsnow:

IS THAT A BEDAZZLED FUCKING EVANGELION

This is important.

dreamofsnow:

IS THAT A BEDAZZLED FUCKING EVANGELION

This is important.

Posted 19 hours ago
yarn-over:

mechaeng:

Handmade Afghan Snowflake Hexagon Blanket by SnugableTouches on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/93395772

oh that looks wonderful!i wish i was kind of rich so i can try all crochet blanket versions and give them to people in need TAT;

yarn-over:

mechaeng:

Handmade Afghan Snowflake Hexagon Blanket by SnugableTouches on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/93395772

oh that looks wonderful!i wish i was kind of rich so i can try all crochet blanket versions and give them to people in need TAT;

Posted 21 hours ago

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Posted 21 hours ago

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Posted 21 hours ago
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
Neil Gaiman (via corgiwhisperer)
Posted 1 day ago

townesy:

Apparently, bird IS the word. I found a stuffed Bald Eagle on the 4th floor of my university’s library. It got me a free prize thought. ‘MERICA! FUCK YEAH!

Why was there a bald eagle in the Albertsons Library? What have they been up to since I left?! Hooligans!!!