Sunday, August 31, 2014

tia-so-favored:

I Love Her

(Source: jasonnywithnochance)

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve sold fish in the market for the last thirty years, because I never had the chance to go to university. Recently my daughter graduated from Makerere, which is one of the best schools in the country. When I walked through the gates to attend her graduation, I felt so happy, because I never thought I’d see the inside of a university."(Kampala, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve sold fish in the market for the last thirty years, because I never had the chance to go to university. Recently my daughter graduated from Makerere, which is one of the best schools in the country. When I walked through the gates to attend her graduation, I felt so happy, because I never thought I’d see the inside of a university."

(Kampala, Uganda)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I just finished S2 of House of Cards. Frank Underwood is LITERAL pond scum, worse than Walter White imo, and has descended into the same subterranean levels of evil as Tywin Lannister.

If this show doesn’t end with Frank in jail, I am going to be so angry. I bet the smug bastard will die of a heart attack just short of going to trial or sentencing, though, and he won’t spend a day in jail because that’s just a typical Frank thing to do. 

(Source: lovepeacexxoo)

I canvassed today at the internship and I’m so tired. BUT the place that I visited was a retirement living complex! I went door to door there and talked to a bunch of old people about their opinions on important issues and stuff. And let me tell you. They were SO nice. A hell of a lot nicer than 99% of the people I normally interact with! There was so much courtesy and politeness. One lady invited me into her apartment so I wouldn’t have to stand in the heat, and shook my hand and asked my name and everything. :) 

Maybe I’m a little biased because I’ve been volunteering/internshipping/hanging out with old people for a few years now, but I like them a lot. I know there can be many rude and close-minded old people out there, but I’ve only dealt with a few over the phone. The people I have met in person at my different volunteer places have been very kind and a pleasure to be around. There really is a huge difference between the generation of people that is old (70s, 80s, 90s), and the generation of people that are currently “adults” (40s and 50s.) The difference is not a positive one, and I don’t know why. Not all 40s and 50s peeps are rude, of course - I have friends that age - but on a weekly basis I do see more rudeness and lack of manners from them than I do other age groups. People currently in their 20s and 30s are usually nice and polite when I have interacted with them during volunteering/internships.

There was a group of older women in their 60s that came to campaign headquarters to canvass today. They were talking about how they remember the Kent State riots, the Cuban missile crisis, how they remember when Reagan was elected, etc. It was so interesting to hear them talk. They’re living witnesses to the American history that I’ve only read about in books. They were reminiscing about the political activism they did in college, marching and going to rallies. It’s great that some people are politically active throughout their lives. That’s really the only way to have a chance at affecting any sort of change. 

dogshaming:

World Cup Rosie
Someone’s a bit too eager to play soccer.

dogshaming:

World Cup Rosie

Someone’s a bit too eager to play soccer.

magicalnaturetour:

Newstalk - Dublin Zoo welcomes new adorable male lion cub  ~ Photos by Patrick Bolger

My dog is such a cutie. Every time I rub her tummy, she looks at me in this very content way and gently rests one of her back paws on my arm.

This morning, I was talking to my parents about something, and Schatzie came over and licked my hand right then. I was like, “Oh, she’s congratulating me.” (We were talking about how I’m probably looking to get a job out of state after I graduate next year.) My mom said, “She wants to make sure she’s not left out.”

I looked into Schatzie’s dark brown eyes, and because of the morning sunshine coming in through the window, I could clearly see the blue cataracts filming her eyes. I bent down and looked her in the eyes and told her that she is always going to go where I am, and her home will always be with me.

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failedhellos:

mysteampunkheart:

lam681:

winmu:

scullylovesqueequeg:

tamtoee:

yeahmicah:

thegirlinthesea:

spookydatrump:

note-inthepages:

Accurate post is accurate.

Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone

Lame

For those in retail.

I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.

So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”

I’m a waitress at a big fancy resort, and once a woman asked me for a diet water and when I told her there was no such thing she demanded to see my manager (who then also promptly told her there was no such thing and brought her regular water).Another occasion of stupidity occurred when a woman had been brought a steak cooked too much for her liking. I offered to take it back and bring her out a new one, cooked a little less, and she said “NO this one’s fine I just want you to cook THIS one a little less.” I then had to get the chef and have him explain why you can’t UNCOOK a steak.

When I was working at dunkin donuts there was this woman in the drive-thru who asked for a lightly toasted croissant and then started complaining that the croissant was warm. And wanted her money back, so she gave me the croissant back and I gave her the money and then she tells me “now i want my new croissant” she wanted a new one for free and as she was screaming at me this guy in a biker gang covered in tattoos leans over the counter in the store and yells “ma’am let me just tell you what we’re all thinking. fuck off, you stupid ****.” I couldn’t stop laughing and she drove away in anger.

Most of the people like in the stories above know that they’re being totally irrational, but also know that if they complain enough they’ll most likely get something free or discounted. So really most of the the nonsensical fucks are actually just cheap fucks with no shame or respect for people.

That last bit of commentary though.

failedhellos:

mysteampunkheart:

lam681:

winmu:

scullylovesqueequeg:

tamtoee:

yeahmicah:

thegirlinthesea:

spookydatrump:

note-inthepages:

Accurate post is accurate.

Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone

Lame

For those in retail.

I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.

So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”

I’m a waitress at a big fancy resort, and once a woman asked me for a diet water and when I told her there was no such thing she demanded to see my manager (who then also promptly told her there was no such thing and brought her regular water).
Another occasion of stupidity occurred when a woman had been brought a steak cooked too much for her liking. I offered to take it back and bring her out a new one, cooked a little less, and she said “NO this one’s fine I just want you to cook THIS one a little less.” I then had to get the chef and have him explain why you can’t UNCOOK a steak.

When I was working at dunkin donuts there was this woman in the drive-thru who asked for a lightly toasted croissant and then started complaining that the croissant was warm. And wanted her money back, so she gave me the croissant back and I gave her the money and then she tells me “now i want my new croissant” she wanted a new one for free and as she was screaming at me this guy in a biker gang covered in tattoos leans over the counter in the store and yells “ma’am let me just tell you what we’re all thinking. fuck off, you stupid ****.” I couldn’t stop laughing and she drove away in anger.

Most of the people like in the stories above know that they’re being totally irrational, but also know that if they complain enough they’ll most likely get something free or discounted. So really most of the the nonsensical fucks are actually just cheap fucks with no shame or respect for people.

That last bit of commentary though.

(Source: 9gag)

book-worm709:

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

God bless her

way-harsh-tai:

Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

taylor-renee:

Tennessee teen punished after saying ‘bless you’ in classroom 

logicd:

Add this to the list of stupid reasons kids have been suspended along with the list of examples on why American education is shit.

Oh, other “banned” words include:

  • stupid
  • dumb
  • I dont know
  • hang out
  • my bad
  • boring
  • stuff

I dont get it. Here are some more stories of our fine education system in action:

#1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

#2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

#3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.

#4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

#5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.

#6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

#7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.

#9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

#10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.

#11 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.

#12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

#13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.

#14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police. A 5 year old boy was zip-tied and forced to take a psych evaluation at a hospital and charged with battery on a cop

#15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.

#16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time jobafter being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom. The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.

#17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school down in Florida.

#18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some “inappropriate touching” during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.

#19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.

#20 High school senior denied diploma for blowing kiss at his mother

#21 A 9 year old boy was over heard calling a teacher cute and suspended for sexual harassment

Friday, August 29, 2014

(Source: catheterbag)

thefluffingtonpost:

Tiny Lion Terrorizes Suburban Neighborhood
Residents of Morton Grove, IL have locked themselves in their homes after hearing reports of a lion roaming the streets of the normally quiet suburb.
"It’s not clear if this is a wild animal or an escaped cat from a nearby zoo or circus," says Officer Donald Kelly at the county sheriff’s office. "One thing’s for certain — he is ferocious, and people should not venture out into the street until he’s caught."
A few daring locals have captured photographs of the beast.
"He’s a lot smaller than I thought," says Brenda Walsh, who snapped the pic above. "I mean, I probably could have scooped him right up. But, it’s probably best to leave that to the authorities."
Via mathough.
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thefluffingtonpost:

Tiny Lion Terrorizes Suburban Neighborhood

Residents of Morton Grove, IL have locked themselves in their homes after hearing reports of a lion roaming the streets of the normally quiet suburb.

"It’s not clear if this is a wild animal or an escaped cat from a nearby zoo or circus," says Officer Donald Kelly at the county sheriff’s office. "One thing’s for certain — he is ferocious, and people should not venture out into the street until he’s caught."

A few daring locals have captured photographs of the beast.

"He’s a lot smaller than I thought," says Brenda Walsh, who snapped the pic above. "I mean, I probably could have scooped him right up. But, it’s probably best to leave that to the authorities."

Via mathough.

Love animals as much as we do? Check out explore.org's network of live puppy and kitten cameras.

truebluemeandyou:

Planetary Plates Tutorial from Etsy here. You use waterslide decals which were also used on the insect plates below. In the step-by-step tutorial the 2 artists tell you where and what kind of decal paper to use, where to get the free images etc…  
This waterslide decal plate is from Honestly WTF here.

These plates are made by decoupaging images to plates. Excellent tutorial from the Crafty Nest here.

truebluemeandyou:

Planetary Plates Tutorial from Etsy here. You use waterslide decals which were also used on the insect plates below. In the step-by-step tutorial the 2 artists tell you where and what kind of decal paper to use, where to get the free images etc…  

This waterslide decal plate is from Honestly WTF here.

These plates are made by decoupaging images to plates. Excellent tutorial from the Crafty Nest here.