A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.
sorry followers if I creeped anyone out but I had to reblog this, it’s so cool
This is like the coolest thing ever
i don’t even care if i’m creeping anyone out
Watching this brings me closer to understanding how Christina & Preston feel.
The Best Pictures Of This Year’s Japanese Cherry Blossoms
The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.
The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.
Source: Demilked Magazine
This is exactly the reason why I think Richard Sherman is a clown. He always gets personal & acts ignorant with his attacks (see Crabtree), then when people paint him as a villain (WHICH HE CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE) he tries to scream racism & hide behind his advanced degrees to somehow insinuate that people are treating him unfairly. As if people are supposed to know — or care — that he has an advanced degree when he’s screaming & denigrating people like a fool on national television. He can’t have it both ways. If he’s gonna be “the heel” then own it like a man. If he wants to be a “baby face” then do that. But If he acts like an ignoramus, attacking people personally OFF THE FIELD & in front of cameras (see Crabtree), then be prepared to be treated like one. My wrestling friends will completely get this reference: He’s the Triple H of NFL athletes. The Shermanator wants to be a Twitter Tough guy & “play” a heel on Sundays, but still sell a lot of merchandise like a good guy, so he blurs the line, as if he’s somehow more complex a character or more complicated a man. But the plain truth is he’s either an asshole or he’s not. Contrary to what you’ll hear on ESPN, it really is that simple. And he IS an asshole. Or maybe he’s just the Richard Sherman of the NFL. He wants to play one side (of the field, ALL the time) & get ALL of the credit. Patrick Peterson IS the best in the world at what he does. The sun-tanned Superman plays the other teams best all day, everyday & returned kicks & punts to boot. And manages to do so while displaying a certain amount dignity & humility in the process. Sherman needs to go to church & thank God for his uber-talented teammates & Pete Carroll’s defensive schemes that protect him & STFU about other people. Or…or…he can keep yapping & take the blowback like a man. Either way, when he finally acts like he has some sense — STFU — he’ll be treated like he does.
Crawfish. It’s what’s for dinner. #GalvezSeafood
#GardenSaladWithShrimp #UmmUmm #Rotolos
Off the chain: Bayou Catfish (3 fried catfish fillets covered in a white shrimp & crawfish sauce). (at Sammy’s Grill)
Walter White Rests in Peace
I was thinking about “Breaking Bad” & I have to say this was a great ending. If Walt had just killed a lot of people for no reason — or a good reason — & waltzed off into the sunset, it would have satisfied more people, but it wouldn’t have done the character justice. I think it was great that Walt came to grips with who he was. He missed his opportunity to make the most of his greatness with Gray Matter; he didn’t with meth. Both were outlets for his passion for chemistry. Both were byproducts of his genius. There’s an argument to be made that Walt was a failure as a teacher (Nobody listened; he didn’t even reach Jesse until the meth). Maybe as a husband (y’all remember Sky’s “birthday present” in the first episode? A hand-job while she CONTINUED to shop on eBay?!?! She couldn’t stop shopping long enough to do that?!?! Really?!?!). Maybe as a father (Jr. wanted to be called Flynn & looked up to Hank more than Walt). But he wasn’t at meth; He was really good at chemistry, & meth was his outlet. Walt’s wife & kid & Hank & Marie would’ve cried over his death had he never broken bad, but Walt wouldn’t have died at peace, like he eventually did. (Of course this brings up all sorts of religious overtones & undertones, but I digress). Furthermore, why did their love for Walt have to be conditioned on the fact he remained a hen-pecked geek who didn’t command their respect? No, the ending was perfect. To thine own self be true. You could tell by the joy in his eyes as he gently stroked the lab equipment in the end, that Walter White rests in peace.