Sunday Carnival

This past Sunday was the last day of summer (i.e. last day before classes start) for us, so the school held a carnival Sunday afternoon. There were the typical carnival games, a hurricane machine that people could win pretty cool stuff from, a dunk tank, and this one game.. thingy called Mechanical Meltdown. Also, endless junk food—they hired a Kona Ice truck :D and also served cotton candy (meh), elote (holy shit amazing. I ended up eating 4), funnel fries (chewy), and popcorn. I pigged out majorly <3. Around 7:30pm they set off fireworks to celebrate the end of summer. My friends and I went up to the roof of one of the nearby buildings to watch instead of from the lawn (where the Carnival was. also where everyone was “supposed” to watch from)… the view was better in some ways, but watching from the lawn probably framed the fireworks better. Also, from the rooftop we got hit by a few of the fireworks casings (or w/e they’re called)..

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you know how much pressure there is on girls to be good at every video game they play, because if they fuck up once there’s going to be a heck of a lot of people saying how girls suck and how they shouldn’t play video games 

i feel like not enough people even realize this. hell, i’m a female gamer and i didn’t consciously realize it, or at least, i thought it was a personal insecurity, not an internalized fear created by the patriarchy. and the same applies to math, and sports, and comic books, and literally anything that’s typically viewed as a masculine thing that guys are better at.

there are certain uncomfortable statistics that seem to indicate that girls voluntarily choose “girlier” hobbies and activities even when they’re proficient at “masculine” ones as well, and maybe it’s because the consequences for failure are worse for “male” activities? If you enjoy needlepoint as much as you enjoy soldering, but thirty geek boys will jump down your throat if you burn yourself on hot wire but no one bats an eye if you prick your finger with a needle, which hobby do you think you’ll pick?

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Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

"The tragedy of that poor boy’s life is not the realization that he’s not the grand prize he’s assumed, but that he’s not even second place."

sometimes i wish i had a hat that said had a list of like, non-negotiable things on it. FEMINISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, ECONOMIC/SOCIAL EQUALITY, LGBTQ RIGHTS. just so that right at the start of any relationship, everyone would know where i stood. NOT INTERESTED ANYMORE? excellent. nobody is wasting anybody else’s time.

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Alexander Tsiaras’ Anatomical Photography

You’ve seen his art before on tumblr, in google search gif sets (where I found some of these images) and facebook, but you likely don’t know the author of the art because people fail to give artists credit. Tsiaras’ work pops up on my dash constantly and has never been sourced as far as I’ve seen it. So here you go, tumblr. Meet the artist. Learn more in the links provided below.

"Alexander Tsiaras, Founder, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of TheVisualMD, has been called a "Digital Age Leonardo da Vinci". He is a technology innovator, whose roots are based in his art and science photojournalism background. Tsiaras has developed cutting edge scientific imaging software that enables him to scan and record the human body at every stage; from a single cell at the moment of conception, through the biological development of man and woman and he tells compelling stories of wellness and prevention with them. His images simply and compellingly explain health and illness in terms that anyone can understand. Most importantly, they give you a visual map to plan your own optimal Health!"

See also:

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This drives me mad. I used to work in a bookstore, and was talking to my coworker and he just yelled out “stop flirting with me!” at this ridiculous volume and it was humiliating because 
1. I wasn’t
2. I got in trouble for acting unprofessional 
3. He embarrassed me in front of a line of people
4. And he only stopped insisting that I was flirting when my boyfriend (who is now my husband) said, “dude, trust me, she’s not flirting with you” to him

That asshole respected my BOYFRIEND saying I wasn’t flirting more than he respected me saying it and I was the one who was talking! The whole scene got me in trouble at work. And the most ridiculous part is we were talking about a fucking book. In a bookstore.

One time, my ex boyfriend had a crush on some girl, and said that he thought he might have “a chance” with her.

When I asked him what made him think that, he said “Well, she talks to me.”

And this is why it is so difficult to be a girl and be friends with men who are attracted to women.

Can we also add that this is why a lot of women do the resting bitch face when out in public. Cause dudes swear a glance or a smile is flirting.

So yesterday something that perfectly illustrates this happened. I work at a fast food place and this guy comes in at 7am on a Sunday, still probably drunk from the night before, and when I smiled and said goodmorning he said “Did you just say that because you’re being paid to say that?” 

I repressed my urge to sarcastically answer, and said “Nope, I just enjoy saying hi to everyone!” To which he responded, “Oh, so you weren’t flirting with me then.”

Dude, I’m not flirting with your gross 7am-on-a-Sunday-ass, trust me.

My defense mechanism when I’m uncomfortable at work is to smile, so I did that and said “Is there anything I can get you this morning?” to which he responded,

"There, you just smiled! What does that mean?"

At this point I was fed up, so I said, 

"I smile at everyone sir, its just what I do. What can I get you, coffee, a bagel?"

And he said “I’m gonna be watching to see if you smile at everyone. I don’t like it when girls lie to me” and then ordered a coffee and a muffin like he hadn’t just said something at 11 on the “Is this guy a serial rapist” scale (where 0 is ‘no’ and 10 is ‘Yes, run away as fast as you can right now.”).

Then he sat there for another hour and a half, staring at me from his table. When he got up and left he came back to the counter, and said “You do smile at everyone. That’s fucked up.” and walked out.

I can’t even be innocuously polite and pleasant to people at my job (where customer service is the number one thing we are supposed to be focusing on) for fear of this shit happening. What happens if he had decided to wait until my shift was over? 

New Rule: If she’s at work, SHE’S NOT FLIRTING WITH YOU.

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one time I was having trouble and the attendant opened the window but I hadn’t pressed the help button, for a split second I couldn’t see who was talking and was convinced it was magic


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Just SCience




Just SCience


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