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Oregon grown; anchored in Alaska.

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suicide girls - saria #5

This is one of my favorite types of modeling to see captured in photos. I think it’s very expressive. Plus, this girl is gorgeous.

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

sassysciencebitch:

Now that’s what I call marketing.

Oh my god, I love these. My baby is a 20lb, chubby, furry, boston terrier. :) - Paige

If I had a cello, it would absolutely be my baby. For now, I’m parenting a clarinet, a snare drum, a ukulele, a flute, a trumpet, and fostering a euphonium, as well as sharing a house with four neurotic dogs that don’t get along with any of them… :(

I know it’s been way too damn long since I’ve been on here. I’ve been busy with life, okay?

I mean, is there even anyone I know on here anymore?

But I’m feeling expressive tonight. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because when I’m feeling disrespected — which happens with alarming frequency — I’ve learned to cope by standing strong and not letting people have the power to ruin my day. That, plus the company of amazing friends, make life worth carrying on.

Anyway, I thought I’d revive my dormant blog by making a list. Here are some things I’m really appreciating right now. Sometimes you just find joy in the simplest things, and that joy can carry you through many a rough patch.

  • Chunky boot socks from Walmart. They’re wonderful and thick and oh so soft. As far as Walmart products go, they’re top tier. And at $5.49, they’re one of the few things that aren’t marked up just by virtue of being sold in Kodiak.
  • Goat’s milk soap. My friend whose house I clean every week shared some of this with me. This shit is expensive, but smells amazing. I had a small piece in a plastic bag in my car for an hour and my car STILL smells fantastic. Which is good, because I’d feel super guilty showering with something this swank. Air freshener it is… :)
  • Duct tape. My sister used this stuff way more than I did back in the day, churning out wallets like she was running a cottage industry from her bedroom. My favorite uses are sealing up flat rate boxes for mailing packages to my niece and cousins, and wrapping my steering wheel to cover up all the worn spots and make my steering wheel cover grip a little better.
  • House Beautiful magazine. I will likely never be able to afford any of the items featured in here, but its pages are full of inspiration. I snagged a couple of issues from the free box at the library and was instantly hooked.

I hope to start blogging again regularly. But I’ve found, both from personal experience as well as from my friends who are bloggers, that keeping too rigid of a schedule can burn you out. Plus, my best posts come when inspiration strikes rather than while trying to contrive something simply because I have to put SOMETHING on the page. So…we shall see. It might be a few times a week, or only once every couple of weeks. But whatever it is, it’ll be honest, expressive and meaningful.

And with that, another Sunday is wrapping up. Time to get some sleep before the crazy week ahead…so much to do and so little time to do it. I really need to force myself to take some time off soon.

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On being asked if she is a feminist (in light of stars such as Shailene Woodley, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson rejecting the label): “I don’t think they really understood what feminism is. It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.” - Chloe Grace Moretz

Important

She’s like 16 and she gets it more than these ignorant grown women.

She also has 2 gay brothers and is very pro gay rights she’s actually one of the few cool ass white girls in the media and so far not problematic

The only thing I really don’t like about her is that she’s younger than me

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kerihiltons:

aisselectric:

ournameisfunfans:

On being asked if she is a feminist (in light of stars such as Shailene Woodley, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson rejecting the label): “I don’t think they really understood what feminism is. It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.” - Chloe Grace Moretz

Important

She’s like 16 and she gets it more than these ignorant grown women.

She also has 2 gay brothers and is very pro gay rights she’s actually one of the few cool ass white girls in the media and so far not problematic

The only thing I really don’t like about her is that she’s younger than me

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I knew I matured when I realized every situation doesn’t need a reaction. Sometimes you just have to leave people to continue to do the lame shit that they do.


One of those survey things.

I was tagged by no one. Suck on that.

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Name: Nicole

  • Nickname: nope
  • Birthday: 7/14
  • Gender:  female
  • Sexuality: straight
  • Height: 5’
  • Time zone: AkDT
  • What time and date is it there: Sunday, Sept 14, 2:35 p.m.
  • Average hours of sleep I get each night: 6.5
  • The last thing I Googled was: Coast Guard Auxiliary mandated training
  • First word that comes to mind: burrito
  • What I last said to a family member: Love you
  • One place that makes me happy and why: Portland, Oregon because it’s hooooooooome.
  • How many blankets I sleep under: sometimes a sheet, an electric blanket and a quilt at least
  • Favorite beverage: Dew.
  • The last movie i watched in the cinema was: I don’t even remember.
  • Three things I can’t live without: people. awareness. and good food.
  • Something I plan on learning: how to tie useful knots.
  • A piece of advice for all my followers: fuck the haters.
  • My blog(s): wayyyyyy too many to count.

tagging: anyone who wants to do it

Silent Musings :: 37 Things You Should Never Apologize For (And Why) ↘

color-rehab:

1. Never apologize for acting on your instincts.
 Listening to your body then taking action on what you hear
 is the hallmark of heroic people.

2. Never apologize for all the tears you’ve cried.
Crying cleanses the soul. Shoot for once a month.
Even if it’s just a brief mist at a tender moment in a sad movie.

3. Never apologize for anything in your resume/portfolio.
If you feel the need to do so, it probably doesn’t belong
in there in the first place.

4. Never apologize for asking for what you need.
The answer to every question you DON’T ask is always no.

5. Never apologize for asking questions.
 When you stop asking questions,
you don’t just run out of answers you run out of hope.

6. Never apologize for asserting yourself.
 The word assert comes from the Latin asserere, which means,
to claim, maintain or affirm. And that’s exactly what you’re entitled to: Your opinion. Your belief. Your say.
Let nobody take it away from you.

7. Never apologize for being a health nut.
Next time someone says, What are you, on a diet or something?
 look them straight in the eye and say,
Yeah you got a problem with that?
Then, when they back down, you go right back to eating your tofu.

8. Never apologize for being a newbie.
Every great chess master was once a beginner.

9. Never apologize for being early for an appointment.
In the history of Corporate America, no employee has ever been
 fired for consistently arriving ten minutes early to every meeting.

10. Never apologize for being funny.
The world is too damn serious. We need you. Seriously.

11. Never apologize for being human.
Once you do, you’re no longer human, you’re a cyborg.

12. Never apologize for being passionate.
Unless you’re passionate about stabbing strangers with
broken Coke bottles.

13. Never apologize for being smart.
 That’s the ONE thing the government, the media
 (and every other entity that’s trying to control you)
 is terrified of: Smart people who take action. Be one of those people.

14. Never apologize for being the age that you are.
It’s just a number. A chicken ain’t nothing but a bird, as my Grandpa likes to say.

15. Never apologize for breaking a rule that isn’t really a rule.
Be proud of yourself for being a rule breaker.
Then go break another one.

16. Never apologize for calling bullshit on someone.
Especially when nobody else is the room is going to do
 it and this person REALLY needs to be taken to task.

17. Never apologize for demanding respect.
If you’ve demonstrated that you deserve respect by giving it to others first, you’re good to go.

18. Never apologize for disagreeing.
Especially if you do so respectfully. On the other hand,
if you’re disagreeing for the sake of disagreeing,
or because of your pathological need to be right,
that’s a different story.

19. Never apologize for expressing yourself.
That’s all “leadership” is:
The full, free expression of your truth.
 Don’t say you’re sorry for that.

20. Never apologize for falling in love.
Your heart’s calling the shots.

21. Never apologize for falling OUT of love.
Your heart’s still calling the shots even when you throw up an air ball.

22. Never apologize for getting something off your chest.
That which you suppress will find a home in your body.
And then it will trash the place.

23. Never apologize for giving it your best shot.
 As my Grandpa also reminded me,
“You do the best you can with as many as you can.”

24. Never apologize for growing up privileged.
As long as you scrap the entitlement attitude,
remain grateful for everything you’ve ever been given
and respect the life situation of those who are less fortunate, it’s all good.

25. Never apologize for having an overabundance of love in your life.
Instead, circulate what you’ve got. Pay it forward.
Share it. People need it.

26. Never apologize for lack of experience.
Instead, share your Learning Plan; demonstrate
your dedication to lifelong learning and practice
becoming the world’s expert at learning from your experiences.

27. Never apologize for lack of information.
Ignorance is acceptable. Staying ignorant, however, is stupid.

28. Never apologize for liking stupid movies.
Movie snobs annoy me. Some of my favorite movies
are among the most ridiculous films ever made.
So I love Hangover. Sue me.

29. Never apologize for living your truth.
Few things in the world are more important.

30. Never apologize for looking out for yourself.
Self-preservation is a primary driver of human behavior.
 It’s how we’re wired.

31. Never apologize for loving yourself.
If you do, you probably don’t love yourself as much as you thought.

32. Never apologize for making a decision from the heart.
Remember: It’s not thee truth it’s YOUR truth.

33. Never apologize for needing alone time.
Solitude is soil. Solitude is medicine.
And if you don’t get your fix every day, your life will suffer.

34. Never apologize for needing to use the bathroom.
Yesterday a woman in my class walked out of the
room and actually said to the instructor,
I have to pee, I’m SO sorry. Unbelievable.

35. Never apologize for not being there when someone called.
You have a life, too. People can’t expect you to wait eagerly
by the phone all hours of the day.

36. Never apologize for not embracing someone else’s agenda.
Especially if that agenda robs you of your true talent.

37. Never apologize for occasional absentmindedness.
Everyone’s brain farts.
Be well & Be good to each other.

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New 25oz Swell bottles hold an entire bottle of wine, keeping it cold for 24hrs! . Perfect for picnics, the lake, or any outdoor dining. (Taken with Instagram at Edit)

thisisedit:

New 25oz Swell bottles hold an entire bottle of wine, keeping it cold for 24hrs! . Perfect for picnics, the lake, or any outdoor dining. (Taken with Instagram at Edit)