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Singer from North Carolina self-transplanted to Chicago.

Afflicted with wanderlust and bad grammar. Appreciative of irony without being ironic.


Plenty of foul-mouthed dialogue interspersed with explosive laughter and sarcastic remarks.

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    FITSPO: Physical (and Mental) Health’s Biggest Enemy

    I have a good friend in Cali who has recently garnered quite a bit of success and attention as a Beachbody coach (the people who brought you P90x, Insanity, 21DayFix, etc…). She’s a lovely blonde with a slender figure and since starting her journey, she’s gotten BUFF (and looks even greater than before). As a coach, part of her job is posting daily affirmations and fitspo selfies from the comfort of her living room. One day I was approaching her about being a coach and I said,
    "You make it look so easy…like you just Instagram food and bikini pics and workout all day! But I know it’s more than that…"
    "I mean, actually Nicole, that’s 90% of what I do."
    …fuck. That sounds awesome. And motivating. And I want to quit my job and join you.

    But I digress.

    Today she posted a photo of herself in Nike Fit shorts and a sports bra with the caption:
    "I am obsessed with becoming a woman who is confident in her own skin."

    And seeing her say that half-naked in front of thousands on Facebook was mighty effective.
    And then startling.

    I am a size 14. 

    But I’ll be goddamned if the fact I can’t wear Nike Fit shorts is going to make me any less confident in my own skin. 

    I’ll attribute this all to my beautiful mother. I realize that my confidence comes from her, and my father, who always told me I was beautiful and talented. They said “Who cares??” about the kids who used to tease me for being chubby. I know that everyone wasn’t as lucky, so I’ll say it to you all now:
    You are all beautiful. 
    You are all talented. 
    You are intelligent.
    You can do whatever you set your mind to and the size of your pants does not determine your worth or how much confidence you should have “in your own skin.”
    It is the only skin you’ll ever own. It is all you’ll ever need. Learn to want yourself. 
    Fuck anyone who says otherwise.


    Fitspo says you aren’t good enough. That you’d be “better” if you were the beautiful girl in the photo. That you’re a horrible lazy ugly person if you’re not glistening with sweat and kicking your ass daily.

    I have my own personal health reasons to want to lose weight, and get in better shape. But telling me confidence comes from walking around naked with a six-pack is baseless and injurious.

    It is my own confidence in myself that drives me to be faster, stronger, and healthier than before. We should encourage people who are down on themselves with the gifts they already possess.
    And if that’s not their prerogative, then that’s not their prerogative. But don’t say they can’t be “confident in their skin”…
    I’m sad you didn’t have the confidence before the biceps.
    But it is not, and should not be that way for everyone.

    — 2 hours ago with 5 notes

Turtle dances while showering. [video]


    Turtle dances while showering. [video]

    (Source:, via yeahiwasintheshit)

    — 14 hours ago with 47256 notes


    "why are you a feminist, i thought you believed in equal rights?"


    (via afternoonsnoozebutton)

    — 14 hours ago with 1545 notes
    30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks


    Make biodegradable planters out of toilet paper rolls.


    So you can plan your garden to your heart’s content. Here is how.

    Grow your own MOSS GRAFFITI.


    It’s actually quite simple, as long as you’ve picked the right location with enough sunlight, and the mixture requires buttermilk which seems very whimsical indeed.

    Succulent cuttings begat even more succulents.


    Find out how to do it at Succulents and Sunshine.

    Start a seedling in a lemon rind.


    Find out how at My Roman Apartment.

    Or in an eggshell.


    Here is how it’s done.

    Don’t have a watering can that pours how you like? Make one out of a gallon jug.


    Find out how to do it here.

    Or turn a jug into a shovel (or three).


    Find out more here.

    Make a ridiculously cheap herb garden (indoor or outdoor) using an Ikea doo-dad.


    Get the directions here.

    You can plant more basil from your leftover store-bought cuttings.


    Here is how to plant them.

    Same with celery.


    That’s strangely lovely.

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    Halloween postcards c. 1900s

    (via vintagegal)

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    I’m really really fucking fed up with dating

    [said every girl ever]

    — 3 days ago with 4 notes
    "Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged?

    You are iron.

    And you are strong."

    n.t. (via spookyugh)

    What?  “What is iron, really, unless it is forged”??   Your blood is not forged iron.  Just because heavy things are made out of iron and there is also iron in your blood does not mean you are strong.

    In fact, iron’s main weakness, that it oxidizes (rusts), is its very function in your blood (oxygen transport).  What is in your veins is the epitome of iron’s greatest failure.

    You are a failure.

    (via davereed)

    (via davereed)

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    "One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all have to take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty one school shootings since Columbine and no change in the regulation of guns."

    John Oliver

    Fuck the NRA

    (via assgod)

    (via deus-ex-musica)

    — 1 week ago with 67399 notes