I’m sick and tired of trying to impress people who will never like me.
I think one of the biggest lessons to be taken from Orange Is the New Black is don’t go to prison.
I love it when people touch my arm without actually needing to. Kidding. I hate it.
Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
Holy shit I never knew that about the Rhodes Scholarship
He’s basically the reason I don’t like diamond rings
Tips from Blossite on how to be okay with yourself. (via blossite)
1. Cut your hair every now and then. Fresh starts are always nicer than you think. Who needs split ends anyways.
2. Pick a song you really like. Listen to that song a lot. And I mean a lot. Dance around your room naked to that song, beat the song lifeless till it annoys the hell out of you. Then pick a new song and go through the same process. We all need to really hear music, we need to understand what the song we are listening to is really about.
3. Paint your toes black, make it as perfect as possible. Then, scratch it off. Remember nothing is permanent.
4. Go on a run with your dog. Try to race him and beat him. Realize you can out run many things. Then go back and pet your dog, realize that some things you need to go back for.
5. Decorate a plain backpack. Glue on sparkles, glitter, diamonds, newspaper and magazine clippings, lace & ribbon, anything else that may fancy you. Remember, you don’t have to be the same person you were a minute ago.
6. Buy some pretty lights and string them up in your room. Turn off all the lights except for one when you go to bed. Remember it isn’t always dark and lonely. Change your perspective.
7. Lay outside one night. Breathe in breathe out. Accept that you are only one person and cannot do everything at one time. You can take your time. The creator of the stars you’re looking up at did not do it all in one day. Pace yourself.
8. Get up every morning and stand in front of the mirror. Naked, fully clothed, backwards, upside down, who cares how, just do it. Observe yourself. Notice the wrinkles under your eyes from laughing a lot. Count your freckles. Admire your ass. Then name 3 things you love about yourself. You need to love yourself.
Chicken Tacos w. Pico de Gallofor the chicken
- 4 skinless chicken breasts, de-boned
- juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- black pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons olive oilfor the pico de gayo
- 2 ripe tomatoes, cubed
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar / lemon juice
- salt & pepper to tasteto serve
- sour cream
It’s parents’ jobs to teach children right from wrong and protect them, but at a certain point, they have to step back and know they’ve done their job. That goes for life, injuries, everything. But if we’re teaching kids only about abstinence and not ways to protect themselves should something happen, isn’t that not protecting them? It doesn’t matter how much you scream at them that abstinence is the only way. They’re going to find info from other places, and they may find themselves in a bad situation. Educate them. Be honest. That’s the key.