“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.
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Dragon protecting princesses because of abusive parents or forced marrying.
the dragon teaching princess how to protect herself, princess returning home riding her trusty dragon friend and killing everyone who tries to control her
Princess taking over throne and dragon continues to be loyal friend. Burning everyone and everything that disagrees with her.
Princess protecting dragon from thrill seeking princes who wish to hunt to make a name for themselves.
EVERYONE WHO LIKES/ED OR REBLOGS/GED THIS: May I refer you to Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles?
#this movie gave me unrealistic expectations about everything #love #life #new york #the future of the book-selling industry #the underlying sincerity of men who fake an interest in pride and prejudice just to keep talking to you
when you get your period at school
never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’
I CANT HANDLE THIS
are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’
Mi papá tiene 47 años= my dad is 47 years old
Mi papa tiene 47 anos= my potato has 47 assholes
I love spanish
A capital letter changes it even further:
Mi Papa tiene 47 anos = My pope has 47 anuses
literally the best post I have seen on this website
The number of times a crossword puzzle can’t really accommodate an ñ and therefore makes people write in anus…
maybe try DIY-ing something by scrounging around for wood scraps/pallets? i know that you can find pallets for cheap/free!
Oh my gosh! After digging around options on Etsy, I noticed several options made with crates, and so I investigated making my own piece using crates. I have a Home Depot online shopping cart filled with everything I need, ready and waiting for an auspicious paycheck.
So your advice is actually perfect, it’s basically what I ended up figuring out!
I dunno why I keep trying to find something because the wall I always run into is that I can’t really afford quality furniture.
Like, there are certain kinds of things I can find ok, but finding something to put my television on besides the dining room chair it’s currently sitting on is apparently not going to happen unless I get something really crappy or spend all of my money or dip into my savings. And I just can’t quite feel comfortable doing any of those things.
Solid wood has become prohibitively expensive. When my parents were starting out in the late 80s, they got solid wood pieces form Ikea, and they were for sure not well-off. And they still have that stuff! (Yeah, the underside of the coffee table has tons of crayon scribbles on it, SO WHAT.) Now, the run of the mill pieces from Ikea are rarely made of lasting materials.
I’d rather use the wrong furniture than get something that won’t last and feels cheap in the meantime.
The crazy satisfaction of “I FOUND THE PERFECT THIS AND IT IS PERFECT AND WILL BRING SO MUCH JOY” is basically crack
I got my dad the best birthday present. I’d had it lurking in my Amazon cart for a while but the price suddenly dropped a bunch and there was only one copy left, so I jumped on it and it arrived today.
According to my dad (and this is the meaning of what he said, I don’t remember his actual words), there’s this one guy, Armando Scannone who’s considered to be the top expert on Venezuelan cooking and he has a cookbook, Mi Cocina, that is the bible of Venezuelan cuisine. (As this person describes.)
So I tracked it down and got it and I am sooooooo excited to give it to him BUT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER 5th!
Of course! People from South America can largely tell what country (or part of a country) someone is from by the accent of their Spanish. Every language has different accents…it would be interesting to know which language has the /most/ accents though.
Accents can form two different ways…first, by simple isolation. All languages constantly change, and given time, places that are more culturally cohesive or isolated will change in different ways from each other. This is what happened in the American south, for example. It’s also how the “American” accent drifted apart from the “English” accent.
On the other hand, some accents are holdovers from when people actually spoke different languages (like the way that French people have a “French” accent when they speak English.) These accents persist long after the local population has (for the most part) stopped speaking that language. This is the case for the “Irish” accent, for example, or the ‘Minnesota’ accent (Norwegian, Swedish, and German roots.) Of course, people still speak Irish in Ireland and even Norwegian in Minnesota, but for the most part, we consider these just another “accent” of English while forgetting that they have roots in other languages.
I’d be curious to know which language has the most recognizable accents to native speakers…probably English or Spanish, just because they’re very widely spoken, but I dunno!
I find this so incredibly fascinating.
My dad is Venezuelan, so I’ve heard tons and tons of Venezuelan Spanish throughout my life.
Yesterday, he and I went to a Peruvian chicken place (OH MY GOD, EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE PERUVIAN ROTISSERIE CHICKEN AND FRIED YUCCA, they’re childhood comfort food for me and they’re just plain delicious) and my dad spoke to the people behind the counter in everyone’s fist language: Spanish.
And I definitely noticed that the woman who rang us up had a different accent than my dad/dad’s family, but I couldn’t place it. As we sat down to wait for part of our order to be ready, my dad commented that she was clearly Colombian. Which, like, of course—I can tell different US regional accents apart and am pretty decent at distinguishing the accents of people from other Anglophone countries, but that all seems normal and mundane to me. Seeing it happen in the Spanish-language context makes it more obvious and interesting.
Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this.
Everyone should know these things.
thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.
i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital
it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues
Please, please, PLEASE, reblog this. i don’t know if I did save or called false alarm, with my boss’ life tonight. I felt I was being a bit paranoid, overreacting, but I told Mirage my thoughts and he, after reading over the article I showed him, immediately sprung into action and then shooed her off to the hospital. I don’t know if I did or not, but I knew she’d been super stressed. She’d off-handedly commented on her arm tingling and I asked her if she felt queasy on a hunch. I went to look at the symptoms and we went from there.
Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
LORD LOOK AT THIS
Theyre are really trying their hardest to demonize this child
How many of us have weed in our system
Hell, I have weed in my system
I knew they were going to bring this up as a Reason that he is an aggressor.
Since when does marijuana make folks aggressive?
Since when does having marijuana in your system make you a raging criminal
The officer didnt even know that Mike a that in his system
But you see, they waited until the other autopsy was released to expose their own autopsy report
This is so much bullshit. They really are scraping the bottom of the barrel now.
Even if true OR relevant, having weed in your system makes you more likely to chill out than charge through a hail of bullets toward your certain death.
remember when you put your glasses on for the first time and you realized you could see leaves on trees
DID YOU MEAN MY LIFE.
Seriously, I was in third grade when I got glasses, and as we drove home from me getting them, I said something like, “Wow, I can see the individual leaves on the trees!”
Later, my mom says this was a moment where she felt really guilty for not noticing earlier that we should have my vision checked.