hey what if someone invented a machine that allowed women to transfer their pregnancies to men and then the government passed a law that if a woman didn’t want to have a baby the biological father was required to carry it how fast do you think birth control would stop being an issue
BEST NIGHTBLOG POST EVER
“IT’S UNETHICAL TO FORCE PEOPLE TO CARRY A BABY!!!!” MEN SHOUT
“NO FUCKING SHIT!!!!” WOMEN REPLY
I’ll be the first to admit it. When I’m happy and busy with life, it’s easy to let tumblr fall by the wayside. I’ve finished my (first) undergraduate degree, and am actually considering another one rather than attending the law school I was accepted to. I’m considering moving to a more affordable city, with the program I want, housing prices that would allow me to live without roommates, and a change of pace. I’ve been dating an incredible man for almost three months; I was lucky enough to meet him through pure coincidence, as he was across the hotel hall with friends when I was in Whistler on my senior trip.
And now the playoffs are starting, which means working all the time. I’m upgrading my high school classes so I can start a technical degree, and S, the boy, is working in town for two months, which means we get to play house until he goes back to work out-of-province.
But I’ll try to make time for tumblr, and writing, and self-reflection.
When you go into a sushi restaurant and order one of the specialty rolls, they’re always bigger than you expect, and much bigger than anything you planned on attempting to eat. You sit there determining how may be the best way to fit this stupidly big piece of sushi in your mouth, torn between your desire to eat and your inability to comprehend how this will actually work.
That’s kind of like my work ethic. I make a decision, much like choosing to order the specialty roll with the pieces too big to fit in my mouth without looking silly, and then I follow through, no matter how much pain (or choking in the case of sushi) I may suffer. I think it’s the sink or swim mentality, but I’ve never done anything half assed.
Skip to my summer plans: I’ve decided I’m going to do a second degree in mining engineering; however, I need to upgrade my high school courses since I graduated oh-so-long ago. Therefore, I’m going to be taking Math 11, Math 12, Calculus 12, Physics 11, Physics 12, Chemistry 11, and Chemistry 12 while working full time at a sports bar during playoff season. Right now I’m staring at the piece of sushi, as soon as exams are over it’s going in my mouth and I’m just going to hope I don’t choke and die (figuratively, of course).
It’s my last formal before graduation, I’m both excited and devastated. But, here’s to a good night!
We’re talking about two people, in love, getting married. End of story. We’re not talking about abusive relationships, polygamy, drunken nights in Vegas, or any other problematic behaviour that occurs in state sanctioned heterosexual relationships on a daily basis. We’re talking about equal rights for everyone. Why shouldn’t two people, no matter what their race, age, sex, religion, or sexual orientation, be allowed to get married if that’s what they want to do?
Obviously I’m Canadian, so I’m coming from a point of view where we’ve had marriage equality for almost a decade, but seriously, it’s 2013 and we need to remove the heteronormative institutional barriers prohibiting equality for same-sex couples. It shouldn’t be a question of what other people believe.
- me: this book brutally ripped out my heart and tore it to shreds then stomped it into the ground as i drowned in a sea of my tears and basked in eternal sorrow
- me: here read it
All the bigs are like:
Glitter everywhere! :D
25 Things To Do Before You Turn 25
1. Make peace with your parents. Whether you finally recognize that they actually have your best interests in mind or you forgive them for being flawed human beings, you can’t happily enter adulthood with that familial brand of resentment.
2. Kiss someone you think is out of your league; kiss models and med students and entrepreneurs with part-time lives in Dubai and don’t worry about if they’re going to call you afterward.
3. Minimize your passivity.
4. Work a service job to gain some understanding of how tipping works, how to keep your cool around assholes, how a few kind words can change someone’s day.
5. Recognize freedom as a 5:30 a.m. trip to the diner with a bunch of strangers you’ve just met.
6. Try not to beat yourself up over having obtained a ‘useless’ Bachelor’s Degree. Debt is hell, and things didn’t pan out quite like you expected, but you did get to go to college, and having a degree isn’t the worst thing in the world to have. We will figure this mess out, I think, probably; the point is you’re not worth less just because there hasn’t been an immediate pay off for going to school. Be patient, work with what you have, and remember that a lot of us are in this together.
7. If you’re employed in any capacity, open a savings account. You never know when you might be unemployed or in desperate need of getting away for a few days. Even $10 a week is $520 more a year than you would’ve had otherwise.
8. Make a habit of going outside, enjoying the light, relearning your friends, forgetting the internet.
9. Go on a 4-day, brunch-fueled bender.
10. Start a relationship with your crush by telling them that you want them. Directly. Like, look them in the face and say it to them. Say, I want you. I want to be with you.
11. Learn to say ‘no’ — to yourself. Don’t keep wearing high heels if you hate them; don’t keep smoking if you’re disgusted by the way you smell the morning after; stop wasting entire days on your couch if you’re going to complain about missing the sun.
12. Take time to revisit the places that made you who you are: the apartment you grew up in, your middle school, your hometown. These places may or may not be here forever; you definitely won’t be.
13. Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and like something to look forward to.
14. Think you know yourself until you meet someone better than you.
15. Forget who you are, what your priorities are, and how a person should be.
16. Identify your fears and instead of letting them dictate your every move, find and talk to people who have overcome them. Don’t settle for experiencing .000002% of what the world has to offer because you’re afraid of getting on a plane.
17. Make a habit of cleaning up and letting go. Just because it fit at one point doesn’t mean you need to keep it forever — whether ‘it’ is your favorite pair of pants or your ex.
18. Stop hating yourself.
19. Go out and watch that movie, read that book, listen to that band you already lied about watching, reading, listening to.
20. Take advantage of health insurance while you have it.
21. Make a habit of telling people how you feel, whether it means writing a gushing fan-girl email to someone whose work you love or telling your boss why you deserve a raise.
22. Date someone who says, “I love you” first.
23. Leave the country under the premise of “finding yourself.” This will be unsuccessful. Places do not change people. Instead, do a lot of solo drinking, read a lot of books, have sex in dirty hostels, and come home when you start to miss it.
24. Suck it up and buy a Macbook Pro.
25. Quit that job that’s making you miserable, end the relationship that makes you act like a lunatic, lose the friend whose sole purpose in life is making you feel like you’re perpetually on the verge of vomiting. You’re young, you’re resilient, there are other jobs and relationships and friends if you’re patient and open.” —
January Nelson, 06/25/12 (via pale-afternoon)
- me: omg that workout was so ridiculous i'm going straight to the shower, i'm disgusting
- twenty minutes later: still in workout clothes + tennis shoes, sitting on tumblr