Went to a birthday/scifi costume party last night, as Ramona Flowers.
I also drank a fairly epic amount of cider and hung out with awesome people in great costumes. Now I have to get a paper written by 1:00 pm tomorrow, plus also drive from home up to school for class tomorrow morning. Procrastination Queen 4ever.
THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS. I’ve been following PORK since it launched. Their ~edginess~ was a bit off-putting to me (Charles Manson lost his hero worship status a long damn time ago, guys) but I figured to each their own. As soon as I saw this Wild West editorial I knew “Don’t be so SENSITIVE, gawd” would be the response to critique. But that’s on some bullshit right there.
The other day I was on tumblr and came across PORK’s newest photos from a Wild West editorial. I must say I was quite disheartened and was not alone in this feeling, since, as I looked at the commentary it was apparent that many other people of color were upset as well.
Spent the afternoon in front of a fan with my shirt off, crafting it up
I feel bad about how I’m completely ripping this idea off, but I’ve got a friend with a birthday coming up and have totally rediscovered my Girl Scout Camp crafting skills. Looks pretty good so far, huh?
I’ve got a permit in Child Development that qualifies me to teach preschool, although I have no classroom experience. I do have over a decade of work experience as an office manager and similar positions, and a decent salary history. I have an Associate’s, and one year from now I should have a Bachelor’s in Sociology.
I’m also 28 and while I do enjoy school, I’m more than ready to move on to my “life”, whatever that means. But if I’m going to be a clinical social worker, I need to get a Master’s. Meanwhile Mom wants me to go on to law school, which has never sounded appealing to me, but if I admit to my dream of being Rep. Jackie Speier or Nancy Pelosi and wearing pantsuits and wielding power like a boss begins to sound like it might be more of a necessity. I’m so very into politics, and social justice, that it would be my ultimate dream to be able to devote my career to them in some way.
But does that necessarily require law school? Or additional schooling after this Bachelor’s, period? A quick peruse of the internet seems to say yes. But, augh, I’ll be so old before I ever finish! Then again, I get the feeling that as a grad student, I would at least be back in closer to my age range instead of all these baby undergrads, which might be nice. I dunno.
"That woman deserves her revenge...and we deserve to die."
I’ve been catching bits of Kill Bill thanks to its heavy rotation on cable. Obviously I’m a major Tarantino stan 4 lyfe but Kill Bill ruled my world for a couple of years there.
Anyway, I’ve recently caught the first two names get crossed off the list and got to thinking about it everything. Basically they’re in decreasing order of sympathy, don’t you think? Kind of ironic that Kiddo goes around killing them in approximately that order (spoiler alert!) but O-Ren is easily the most admirable of the rest of the gang of assassins given that we spend so much time on her tragic backstory. Plus she’s super badass but all honorable and “I apologize for insulting you earlier”. Contrast that with Vernita, who is sympathetic as the mother of a young kid, but is still pretty much a bitch and a dirty fighter.
Next we’ve got Budd, the sadsack version of Bill who I’m watching get emasculated by his boss at the moment while living in a shitty trailer and having to plunge toilets. I think there’s some gender stuff tied up in the idea of “manhood” and how even as a subsequent loser in life, Budd is still presented as more admirable than some of the rest of the Deadly Viper Assassin Squad but that’s a whole other can of worms. Suffice to say that compared to Elle, who is unrelentingly horrible, Budd is an absolute peach. Kind of representative of Bill if he wasn’t so corrupted.
As for Bill, despite his gentility he is obviously the worst of all of them. There’s a good metaphor for this in the pimp played by Michael Parks who is said to be Bill’s mentor; he is all fawning manners and compliments to Kiddo when she shows up, but we see the prostitute he mutilated as a reminder of the viciousness lurking under his skin. Just like Bill, the big jerk. Even though he’s a dad whose daughter loves him, we’re still rooting for him to get it in the end. Or the heart, as it were.
Just a few thoughts on one of my favorite films of the two-thousandsies! Random!
“I don’t know why you insist on making chivalry so difficult.”—
A white man says to me with a smirk after I repeatedly refuse to walk through the door he went out of his way to hold for me and my friend (we are both women). Made me feel powerless and angry, as if my words-my completely validated decline of his offer-did not matter to him. I never asked for his chivalry. (via microaggressions)
I think the writer of this “microaggression” needs to step back and see it’s her being the asshole here, not him.
Uh, if you’re so unfamiliar/hostile to the concept of microagressions why are you reading/reblogging from a blog CALLED MICROAGRESSIONS? You must realize it comes off as petulant and childish to complain about how tough it is to be a benefit of privilege? Actually, I guess people don’t realize. That’s the whole problem.
Ants Problem : Ants hate cucumbers. Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.
To get pure and clean ice : Boil water first before freezing.
To make the mirror shine : Clean with alcohol
To remove chewing gum from clothes : Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.
To whiten white clothes : Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes
To give a shine to hair : Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.
To avoid tears while cutting onions : Chew gum.
To remove ink from clothes : Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.
To get rid of mice or rats : sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.
brb, putting cucumber round my house.
reblogging for future reference
ANTS DONT LIKE AIDS?
for future reference.
This is my lifesaver :)
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Ants also hate baking soda, which is WAY easier to have laying in random areas around the house than cucumber slices. You can mix up a paste with water and use it to line any holes or cracks where the ants are coming out.