I am a mother and wife. I have an amazing and energetic daughter, and an exceptionally curious son . I'm an Egalitarian, a Libertarian, and an Intactivist. I love gardening, biology, and photography. I am by no means a professional at anything I do. I use everyday as a learning experience, and love sharing that wisdom with the world.

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moralanarchism:

If you ask someone “why?” and they get mad. 

They aren’t mad at you.  They are unsure about themselves and mad with their own views. 

If you are self assured you will never be mad when someone asks you why on any question. 

Don’t feel bad about yourself if someone gets mad if you ask them why.  That just shows their own insecurities. 

A self assured individual welcomes the “why.” 

TV Tune Out-Day 2

Yesterday, I only let Amelia watch about 1.5 hours of television (well it was a little more because she did watch a few minutes of basketball with Rob, but I’m not really counting it because it wasn’t cartoons) and today she has only watched about an hour, and both days when I said that it was time to take a nap (she was acting tired) she laid right down and went to sleep. That is amazing! 

She has also been less whiny, less aggressive, and less defiant. I would never expect 100% compliance, but her not arguing with me over EVERYTHING has been a real treat. I wish I would have turned that TV off 3 years ago, and never turned it on. 

At my high school guys couldn't have facial hair unless they had a religious reason (in which case they needed a note from their local priest/rabbi/etc.), but there was nothing in there about girls having to shave legs their legs or anything. Additionally, guys with hair past a certain length had to have it pulled back. If guys had facial hair without excuse, they got sent to the office and had to use a crappy razor to shave.

dumblr-feminist:

When I was in high school guys had to wear belts, all the time. Didn’t wear a belt you were sent home. No hats in the building EVER. No tank tops/wifebeaters. If they had tattoos that could be covered they HAD to cover them. Piercings were allowed but nothing overly ostentatious. Like small studs. Long hair pulled back as well (past a certain length) hair wasn’t allowed to cover the face/eyes. Certain t-shirts weren’t allowed either cause of gang stuff. You think the guys liked this? Hell no they didn’t…but they did it anyway. It’s SCHOOL.

The dress codes for girls aren’t even that ridiculous for school. I mean don’t show your bra straps, skirts that are no shorter than one inch above the knee (Unless you had leggings/stockings) If you wear a tank top it had to fit right your bra couldn’t be hanging out/visible. Wow….HARSH rules. I mean they usually don’t get much more strict than that. And yes it’s kind of stupid that “shoulders” distract people but where I went, GUYS COULDN’T WEAR TANK TOPS EITHER. Yet these girls gloss over the fact that GUYS CAN’T DO THE SAME THING like people are ONLY targeting them and that’s just NOT what’s happening.

Also private school is a whole other can of worms and if you are privileged enough to go to one of those you just need to shut the fuck up right now. I speak as someone who went to one for two years. Though I hated it, I followed the damn dress code cause THOSE ARE THE RULES. It’s really not that hard.

Yeah no one was allowed to wear a tank top with less than 2 inch straps at our school. Short had to meet the fingertips. No undergarments could be seen at any time. 

Later a school in my county had a uniform put in because NO ONE would adhere to the rules. Polo shirt, black slacks, black shoes, black belts. Everyone looked like they were going to a fast food job. haha

My friend was on her way to work when she noticed a sheriff was following her. After about a mile of following her he put his lights on and so she pulled to the side of the rode. Her gut had been telling her to not pull down the side street to stay in the public. Anyway he tried yanking her out of the car but her seatbelt was on so she took it off and he grabbed her arm and pulled her out. He put his hands up her skirt to "search" her and patted her down. She complained but nothing happened.

waroncops:

unfortunately, things like this happen to a lot of women and men. 

if you feel uncomfortable pulling over, the best course of action is to acknowledge that you’ve seen the car (perhaps by putting on your hazard lights), and proceed at a sensible speed (don’t go fast or they’ll think you’re getting away) to a busy area. i would advise that if you feel like you are unsafe, you should cover your bases by calling 911 and leting them know you are willing to comply with the cop who is following you, but you do not feel comfortable stopping until you get to a safer place.

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My nana’s step-son and his fiance just had two twin baby girls a few months after I had JJ, and they just found out that they are more than likely blind. That makes me so sad. The pediatrician kept brushing off their concerns about their eyes being cloudy, but they got a second opinion, and found out that something happened during the birthing process (she had a vaginal delivery) that messed up a few wires in their brains. That’s what my nana said, anyway. They are going to the Children’s hospital next month, and then they are going to try to correct it with surgery. It’s just so sad to me. I know that blind people can live normal functional lives, but I just couldn’t imagine going through something like that. They must be devastated. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
perfectlypurdie:

theskypilot:

jayskalo:

loose-skinnyjeans:

strawberriesandabs:

jumpingjacktrash:


thischick25:


This is the main reason for my general annoyance with lack of size regulation in the fashion industry…


men’s pants are labeled by waist and inseam measurement. women’s pants are labeled by voodoo. even though i do not buy women’s pants, i can recognize this as objectively dumb.


THE NOTES ON THIS


because i can’t stress this enough. this is why i don’t let the numbers get to me. as jumpingjacktrash so eloquently said “women’s pants are labeled by voodoo.” 

BUT THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS

so when boys make fun of girls taking forever to shop and trying everything on
WE FUCKING HAVE TO OR NOTHING WILL FIT

Ugh I am a 6 at AE and 10 at Old Navy -.-

Informal petition to bring the Men’s sizing system over to Women’s clothes!

perfectlypurdie:

theskypilot:

jayskalo:

loose-skinnyjeans:

strawberriesandabs:

jumpingjacktrash:

thischick25:

This is the main reason for my general annoyance with lack of size regulation in the fashion industry…

men’s pants are labeled by waist and inseam measurement. women’s pants are labeled by voodoo. even though i do not buy women’s pants, i can recognize this as objectively dumb.

THE NOTES ON THIS

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because i can’t stress this enough. this is why i don’t let the numbers get to me. as jumpingjacktrash so eloquently said “women’s pants are labeled by voodoo.” 

BUT THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS

so when boys make fun of girls taking forever to shop and trying everything on

WE FUCKING HAVE TO OR NOTHING WILL FIT

Ugh I am a 6 at AE and 10 at Old Navy -.-

Informal petition to bring the Men’s sizing system over to Women’s clothes!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Persistence of Memory, detail.Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory [Salvador Dalí], painting by Salvador Dalí (1931).

melting clocks.Salvador Dali

Soft Watch At The Moment Of First Explosion By Salvador Dali

Also known as Soft Watches, work (oil on canvas, 26.3 x 36.5 cm, The Museum of Modern Art, New York) is characteristic of the creative process that Dalí had developed since his meeting in 1929 with the Surrealists. The paranoiac-critical method,” in 1930 indicated in the text Donkey rotten (No. 1 of the journal Surrealism in the service of the revolution) and resonates with the work of Lacan (magazine articles and thesis on Minotaur the paranoia in dealing with personality published in 1932), is intended method “active” ownership-transforming reality through a system where personal memories, fantasies, desires and their interpretations have an important role. Heterogeneous materials gathered and kept their own character in an accurate and realistic pictorial representation, but at the same time, are absorbed in multiple combinations and symbolic.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014

notmydate:

drunkonfairyblood:

notmydate:

Martin Freeman | Who Do You Think You Are?

#eternal crying

Reblogging because of this from a recent interview Martin gave:

His parents divorced when he was 1 and he lived mostly with his father, a naval officer, until his sudden death from a heart attack when Freeman was 10. “At the time, I probably tried to brush my dad’s death under the carpet. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me. I was small, I was pretty sickly and asthmatic; people already went ‘little Martin’. But when I was 17 or 18, I realized that losing a parent is a big deal. It was devastating in a way that I was unable to acknowledge at the time.” His eyes tear up. “Sometimes I wonder if I heard his voice now, would it be the same as it is my memory?

th3worldonfir3:

goatkult:

bless
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this one goes out to you, amanda

Thursday, April 17, 2014
dollymacabre:

mszombi:

malformalady:

Rhinoceros beetle hitching a ride in Costa Rica. These harmless beetles reach the size of 6.75 inches (170 mm) in length

I want one to be my friend

Seconded.

I want to cry just looking at it. I don’t care if it’s harmless. haha
It can go do it’s own thing, and I’ll just stay away. 

dollymacabre:

mszombi:

malformalady:

Rhinoceros beetle hitching a ride in Costa Rica. These harmless beetles reach the size of 6.75 inches (170 mm) in length

I want one to be my friend

Seconded.

I want to cry just looking at it. I don’t care if it’s harmless. haha

It can go do it’s own thing, and I’ll just stay away. 

 
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