Monday, September 1, 2014

reaction to tumblr…

But… that’s not why you hold your breath driving by a cemetery?

Traditionally it’s so the spirits don’t try to steal it (you’ll die) and/or your body (from you breathing them in) from you. 

I’ve never heard of it having to do with respect? Like, I’ve heard it explained that it has to do with avoiding breathing in pathogens and stuff but… not respect?

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

lichgem:

It’s like

People think grown women are inherently sexual so when they wear innocent things it’s a sexual thing

But lolita fashion is about trying to escape being automatically sexualized, I think

Actually I don’t know for sure how often it’s fueled by real concern and how much of it is just people being bullies

pxnkabed:

let me tell u this: if ur disability activism doesn’t include poor ppl and fat ppl and poc and keep in mind the unique kinds of ableism they face, it is not good activism.

Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.

“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.

“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.

In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.

That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.

Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.

In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.

Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.

At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.

About 20 will die.

LET THAT SINK IN.

Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.

So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

So what on earth are you worrying about?

It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

Roald Dahl, 1986

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TEAM VACCINE

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NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.

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Over 1,000 preventable deaths and 128,000 preventable illnesses since 2007 and counting

And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.

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And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.

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lyrafay:

ask-queen-mikasa:

homosexual-titan:

THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING

This gives me life

How music changed from 2000-2013. 

stopirwin:

i have a friend who has been taking birth control since she was 12 because she’s anemic and if she didn’t take it she would bleed out excessively during her period and end up in the hospital

dont fucking tell me that birth control isn’t crucial to people

I should have gotten an appartment washer-dryer instead of a computer

what the hell was I thinking. I’m an idiot.

When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how wack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today. Nicki Minaj (via justaboat)

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I made it to the point where I can avoid immediate meltdowns for two days of sudden plan changes.

Unfortunately this makes people think it is reasonable to expect me to not meltdown when it is 4 consecutive days of last minute plan changes. 

Tip: No. Inaccurate. Very inaccurate. Increased tolerance to stresser does not mean normal or unlimited tolerance to stresser. 

And I will note the immediate part. The only reason not to see the meltdown after two days of last minute plan changes was because I could stopper it long enough to get off the phone and hold off until something else triggered it. As my brother, who was here that 2nd day and saw it, knows.

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Come on, Groot, do it for the Vine.

Peter Quill after discovering the Internet. (via patrickat)

"Why would he do it for another vine? He has many vines."

 - Drax, upon hearing this conversation

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mudkipmommy:

I get a LOT of questions about my freezer meals and meal planning and it’s hard to be able to answer in depth, but today I bring you the masterpost! The motherlode of freezer meal information!
So before you even start thinking about recipes, there’s a few things you need.
A Crockpot. You can get smaller ones that look pretty as low as $17, and fancier ones for around $50. Ours is cheap and not very fancy and idk the size, but it is pretty big. It works perfectly though.
A Sharpie. To write on your freezer bags. Here you go.
Freezer bags. To write on with your sharpies and store your food. You want Gallon size. Like these! 
Crockpot Liners. If you don’t want to clean the crockpot every night. To me they’re unnecessary and pricey but hey, here you go.
Non-Stick Spray. Vegetable or Coconut or Olive oil spray! Like this or this. Personally I don’t think olive oil works well, and I haven’t tried coconut. If you do not use liners you NEED a cooking spray or you’ll have the worst, stuck food mess ever.
Square slices of cardboard to put between the meals in the freezer. If you want to make them perfectly flat. Or you can organize them in… a bunch of different ways! But I hear cardboard is easy too.
Now, that aside, you want to create a menu. There are a million ways to do it. Personally, I go through a bunch of sites and pick and choose what I like best. I’m super picky though. Some people may prefer choosing a specific meal for specific nights, or a few meals to have repeats of, etc.Save these recipes you choose, however you want. On your phone, print them, in a message to your mom on Facebook, on tumblr, whatever. Save them.
Now go over your recipes, and make a shopping list. Many of the recipes will use similar ingredients, like minced garlic or chopped carrots, so you can figure out exactly how much you need, of what. After you make your shopping list, go shopping! Don’t forget the freezer bags!!!
Now for us the first trip was a bit over budget. But Maryland is also expensive. There’s me and my husband and Riven, who’s 15 months. I buy family packs of meat, and try to buy in bulk. It is a lot cheaper than it sounds, as four carrots can be chopped into enough for 5-6 meals and for 3-4 people, 2 adults and 2 children, that’d be say, 4 pieces of chicken or 4 pork chops. You buy a 12-pack, that’s 3 solid dinners. 
So go, do your buying, check out, get home, get the groceries inside and sit and look at it all in despair. HOW IS THIS ALL GOING TO TURN INTO BEAUTIFUL MEALS?!
Just shut up and trust me. It will.
Now turn on the TV or throw your kids in bed or duct tape them to the wall or to yourself, amuse them. Get out your freezer bags. Figure out how much you have and how many meals it will yield. (I mean, if you haven’t already, but you shoulda done that when you made the list). And do this:
Label each freezer bag. I just write the meal, how long it goes into the crockpot, and any additional instructions. You can also write the date or whatever else. Set them aside.
Take all fresh ingredients like carrots, onions, etc. and chop, dice, slice, whatever. I put them all in separate tupperware on the counter for easy access.
Gather other ingredients. Seasonings, milk, measuring cups and spoons, broth, etc.
Gather all meat (if you’re using meat. If not, skip this step? Or.. use your meat substitute?). Disperse into bags depending on serving size. Slice if you need to. Make sure to wash your hands before, after and between touching different types of meat and other foods, as to avoid cross contamination.
Add all fresh ingredients to necessary bags. Then add seasonings, sauces, broths and other ingredients called for.
Smoosh all the air out of the bags and zipper them closed. Or vacuum seal them, however you want to do it. And then flatten them as much as possible. Make sure they’re all mixed well and flat and lay them gently one at a time in the freezer. If you’d rather prop them up, let them freeze laying flat first THEN prop them. Trust me. 
Clean. Clean. Clean. Do a bunch of dishes. Clean. Then sit down… put your feet up… and enjoy. You just made supper for a few freaking weeks!
Boom. You are DONE. When you want to make one, pull it out before you go to bed to thaw, and the next morning grease up the crockpot and throw the meal in. Write down when it should come out so you remember and boom. Prep some sides right before supper and you are done. And they’re DELICIOUS. Don’t forget to wash the crockpot afterwards!!
Here are some great sites for recipes:Crock Pot Ladies- 10 meals
SideTracked Sarah- 54 meals and shopping list
Pinterest with it’s LOADS of ideas
Who Needs a Cape? 7 in 1 hour (40 in 40 hours, 20 in 2 hours)
Mommy’s Fabulous Finds- 33 Meals
Vegan Freezer Meals on Pinterest
Vegetarian Crockpot Meals
MOAR vegetarian crockpot meals
Those are just a few, but they’re all super helpful. That’s where I get most of my recipes!
It’s just a few hours of work on one day, for meals that last weeks. We’ve skipped grocery shopping entirely twice now (except to grab milk and dog food) because we didn’t need to! Bonus: You see everything that goes into your food and control portion sizes from the get go!
You can ALSO do…Make-Ahead Breakfasts! Sides! Non-Crockpot Freezer Meals! Crockpot Desserts!I really hope this helped anyone who needed it, if I left out anything feel free to let me know!

mudkipmommy:

I get a LOT of questions about my freezer meals and meal planning and it’s hard to be able to answer in depth, but today I bring you the masterpost! The motherlode of freezer meal information!

So before you even start thinking about recipes, there’s a few things you need.

  • A Crockpot. You can get smaller ones that look pretty as low as $17, and fancier ones for around $50. Ours is cheap and not very fancy and idk the size, but it is pretty big. It works perfectly though.
  • A Sharpie. To write on your freezer bags. Here you go.
  • Freezer bags. To write on with your sharpies and store your food. You want Gallon size. Like these
  • Crockpot Liners. If you don’t want to clean the crockpot every night. To me they’re unnecessary and pricey but hey, here you go.
  • Non-Stick Spray. Vegetable or Coconut or Olive oil spray! Like this or this. Personally I don’t think olive oil works well, and I haven’t tried coconut. If you do not use liners you NEED a cooking spray or you’ll have the worst, stuck food mess ever.
  • Square slices of cardboard to put between the meals in the freezer. If you want to make them perfectly flat. Or you can organize them in… a bunch of different ways! But I hear cardboard is easy too.

Now, that aside, you want to create a menu. There are a million ways to do it. Personally, I go through a bunch of sites and pick and choose what I like best. I’m super picky though. Some people may prefer choosing a specific meal for specific nights, or a few meals to have repeats of, etc.
Save these recipes you choose, however you want. On your phone, print them, in a message to your mom on Facebook, on tumblr, whatever. Save them.

Now go over your recipes, and make a shopping list. Many of the recipes will use similar ingredients, like minced garlic or chopped carrots, so you can figure out exactly how much you need, of what. After you make your shopping list, go shopping! Don’t forget the freezer bags!!!

Now for us the first trip was a bit over budget. But Maryland is also expensive. There’s me and my husband and Riven, who’s 15 months. I buy family packs of meat, and try to buy in bulk. It is a lot cheaper than it sounds, as four carrots can be chopped into enough for 5-6 meals and for 3-4 people, 2 adults and 2 children, that’d be say, 4 pieces of chicken or 4 pork chops. You buy a 12-pack, that’s 3 solid dinners. 

So go, do your buying, check out, get home, get the groceries inside and sit and look at it all in despair. HOW IS THIS ALL GOING TO TURN INTO BEAUTIFUL MEALS?!

Just shut up and trust me. It will.

Now turn on the TV or throw your kids in bed or duct tape them to the wall or to yourself, amuse them. 
Get out your freezer bags. Figure out how much you have and how many meals it will yield. (I mean, if you haven’t already, but you shoulda done that when you made the list). 
And do this:

  • Label each freezer bag. I just write the meal, how long it goes into the crockpot, and any additional instructions. You can also write the date or whatever else. Set them aside.
  • Take all fresh ingredients like carrots, onions, etc. and chop, dice, slice, whatever. I put them all in separate tupperware on the counter for easy access.
  • Gather other ingredients. Seasonings, milk, measuring cups and spoons, broth, etc.
  • Gather all meat (if you’re using meat. If not, skip this step? Or.. use your meat substitute?). Disperse into bags depending on serving size. Slice if you need to. Make sure to wash your hands before, after and between touching different types of meat and other foods, as to avoid cross contamination.
  • Add all fresh ingredients to necessary bags. Then add seasonings, sauces, broths and other ingredients called for.
  • Smoosh all the air out of the bags and zipper them closed. Or vacuum seal them, however you want to do it. And then flatten them as much as possible. Make sure they’re all mixed well and flat and lay them gently one at a time in the freezer. If you’d rather prop them up, let them freeze laying flat first THEN prop them. Trust me. 
  • Clean. Clean. Clean. Do a bunch of dishes. Clean. Then sit down… put your feet up… and enjoy. You just made supper for a few freaking weeks!

Boom. You are DONE. When you want to make one, pull it out before you go to bed to thaw, and the next morning grease up the crockpot and throw the meal in. Write down when it should come out so you remember and boom. Prep some sides right before supper and you are done. And they’re DELICIOUS. Don’t forget to wash the crockpot afterwards!!

Here are some great sites for recipes:
Crock Pot Ladies- 10 meals

SideTracked Sarah- 54 meals and shopping list

Pinterest with it’s LOADS of ideas

Who Needs a Cape? 7 in 1 hour (40 in 40 hours, 20 in 2 hours)

Mommy’s Fabulous Finds- 33 Meals

Vegan Freezer Meals on Pinterest

Vegetarian Crockpot Meals

MOAR vegetarian crockpot meals

Those are just a few, but they’re all super helpful. That’s where I get most of my recipes!

It’s just a few hours of work on one day, for meals that last weeks. We’ve skipped grocery shopping entirely twice now (except to grab milk and dog food) because we didn’t need to! 
Bonus: You see everything that goes into your food and control portion sizes from the get go!

You can ALSO do…
Make-Ahead BreakfastsSidesNon-Crockpot Freezer MealsCrockpot Desserts!
I really hope this helped anyone who needed it, if I left out anything feel free to let me know!

hotdadcalendar:

I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes

shovingneedlesdownmythroat said: What is pressure stimming?

autisticdrift:

Stimming by creating pressure on a body part(s). Some examples:

  • sitting on your legs, feet or hands
  • lying on your hands or arms
  • jamming your hands or fists in your pockets
  • wrapping up tightly in blankets
  • wedging into small spaces
  • having someone lie on you or put a lot of pressure on a body part
  • wearing tight/constricting clothing
  • piling heavy things, like couch cushions, on top of your body
  • adopting a posture that creates pressure on a certain part of your body (like a Yoga shoulder stand)