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Shari/27/Texas

Battling depression and an anxiety disorder.

Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in March 2013.

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WARNING:
This blog is a clusterfuck of whatever I want. I would check my archives out before you decide to follow just so you won't, you know, be shocked or some shit when the gay sex pops up in between the Harry Potter and puppies. J/S.

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Things I love:
My family
Losing weight
Sex
Jalisco Burritos
Black Dagger Brotherhood
Harry Potter
Supernatural
Spartacus
Teen Wolf
Game of Thrones
Cartoons
Reading
Angelina Jolie
Gerard Butler
Luna Lovegood
Severus Snape
Leah Clearwater
Castiel
Dean Winchester
Sam Winchester
Arya Stark
Jon Snow
Tyrion Lannister
Elia Martell
Oberyn Martell
Stiles Stilinski
Sheriff Stilinski
Melissa McCall
Derek Hale

Leah Clearwater is my Patronus.

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HollyOwl11216

Wand: Silver Lime with Dragon core; 12 1/2 in, very flexible.

Sorted Gryffindor on Pottermore, RAVENCLAW in my HEART.

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August 30th
2:24 PM
Via
hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 
NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 
Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 

NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 

Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

12:29 PM
Via
mudkipmommy:

I get a LOT of questions about my freezer meals and meal planning and it’s hard to be able to answer in depth, but today I bring you the masterpost! The motherlode of freezer meal information!
So before you even start thinking about recipes, there’s a few things you need.
A Crockpot. You can get smaller ones that look pretty as low as $17, and fancier ones for around $50. Ours is cheap and not very fancy and idk the size, but it is pretty big. It works perfectly though.
A Sharpie. To write on your freezer bags. Here you go.
Freezer bags. To write on with your sharpies and store your food. You want Gallon size. Like these! 
Crockpot Liners. If you don’t want to clean the crockpot every night. To me they’re unnecessary and pricey but hey, here you go.
Non-Stick Spray. Vegetable or Coconut or Olive oil spray! Like this or this. Personally I don’t think olive oil works well, and I haven’t tried coconut. If you do not use liners you NEED a cooking spray or you’ll have the worst, stuck food mess ever.
Square slices of cardboard to put between the meals in the freezer. If you want to make them perfectly flat. Or you can organize them in… a bunch of different ways! But I hear cardboard is easy too.
Now, that aside, you want to create a menu. There are a million ways to do it. Personally, I go through a bunch of sites and pick and choose what I like best. I’m super picky though. Some people may prefer choosing a specific meal for specific nights, or a few meals to have repeats of, etc.Save these recipes you choose, however you want. On your phone, print them, in a message to your mom on Facebook, on tumblr, whatever. Save them.
Now go over your recipes, and make a shopping list. Many of the recipes will use similar ingredients, like minced garlic or chopped carrots, so you can figure out exactly how much you need, of what. After you make your shopping list, go shopping! Don’t forget the freezer bags!!!
Now for us the first trip was a bit over budget. But Maryland is also expensive. There’s me and my husband and Riven, who’s 15 months. I buy family packs of meat, and try to buy in bulk. It is a lot cheaper than it sounds, as four carrots can be chopped into enough for 5-6 meals and for 3-4 people, 2 adults and 2 children, that’d be say, 4 pieces of chicken or 4 pork chops. You buy a 12-pack, that’s 3 solid dinners. 
So go, do your buying, check out, get home, get the groceries inside and sit and look at it all in despair. HOW IS THIS ALL GOING TO TURN INTO BEAUTIFUL MEALS?!
Just shut up and trust me. It will.
Now turn on the TV or throw your kids in bed or duct tape them to the wall or to yourself, amuse them. Get out your freezer bags. Figure out how much you have and how many meals it will yield. (I mean, if you haven’t already, but you shoulda done that when you made the list). And do this:
Label each freezer bag. I just write the meal, how long it goes into the crockpot, and any additional instructions. You can also write the date or whatever else. Set them aside.
Take all fresh ingredients like carrots, onions, etc. and chop, dice, slice, whatever. I put them all in separate tupperware on the counter for easy access.
Gather other ingredients. Seasonings, milk, measuring cups and spoons, broth, etc.
Gather all meat (if you’re using meat. If not, skip this step? Or.. use your meat substitute?). Disperse into bags depending on serving size. Slice if you need to. Make sure to wash your hands before, after and between touching different types of meat and other foods, as to avoid cross contamination.
Add all fresh ingredients to necessary bags. Then add seasonings, sauces, broths and other ingredients called for.
Smoosh all the air out of the bags and zipper them closed. Or vacuum seal them, however you want to do it. And then flatten them as much as possible. Make sure they’re all mixed well and flat and lay them gently one at a time in the freezer. If you’d rather prop them up, let them freeze laying flat first THEN prop them. Trust me. 
Clean. Clean. Clean. Do a bunch of dishes. Clean. Then sit down… put your feet up… and enjoy. You just made supper for a few freaking weeks!
Boom. You are DONE. When you want to make one, pull it out before you go to bed to thaw, and the next morning grease up the crockpot and throw the meal in. Write down when it should come out so you remember and boom. Prep some sides right before supper and you are done. And they’re DELICIOUS. Don’t forget to wash the crockpot afterwards!!
Here are some great sites for recipes:Crock Pot Ladies- 10 meals
SideTracked Sarah- 54 meals and shopping list
Pinterest with it’s LOADS of ideas
Who Needs a Cape? 7 in 1 hour (40 in 40 hours, 20 in 2 hours)
Mommy’s Fabulous Finds- 33 Meals
Vegan Freezer Meals on Pinterest
Vegetarian Crockpot Meals
MOAR vegetarian crockpot meals
Those are just a few, but they’re all super helpful. That’s where I get most of my recipes!
It’s just a few hours of work on one day, for meals that last weeks. We’ve skipped grocery shopping entirely twice now (except to grab milk and dog food) because we didn’t need to! Bonus: You see everything that goes into your food and control portion sizes from the get go!
You can ALSO do…Make-Ahead Breakfasts! Sides! Non-Crockpot Freezer Meals! Crockpot Desserts!I really hope this helped anyone who needed it, if I left out anything feel free to let me know!

mudkipmommy:

I get a LOT of questions about my freezer meals and meal planning and it’s hard to be able to answer in depth, but today I bring you the masterpost! The motherlode of freezer meal information!

So before you even start thinking about recipes, there’s a few things you need.

  • A Crockpot. You can get smaller ones that look pretty as low as $17, and fancier ones for around $50. Ours is cheap and not very fancy and idk the size, but it is pretty big. It works perfectly though.
  • A Sharpie. To write on your freezer bags. Here you go.
  • Freezer bags. To write on with your sharpies and store your food. You want Gallon size. Like these
  • Crockpot Liners. If you don’t want to clean the crockpot every night. To me they’re unnecessary and pricey but hey, here you go.
  • Non-Stick Spray. Vegetable or Coconut or Olive oil spray! Like this or this. Personally I don’t think olive oil works well, and I haven’t tried coconut. If you do not use liners you NEED a cooking spray or you’ll have the worst, stuck food mess ever.
  • Square slices of cardboard to put between the meals in the freezer. If you want to make them perfectly flat. Or you can organize them in… a bunch of different ways! But I hear cardboard is easy too.

Now, that aside, you want to create a menu. There are a million ways to do it. Personally, I go through a bunch of sites and pick and choose what I like best. I’m super picky though. Some people may prefer choosing a specific meal for specific nights, or a few meals to have repeats of, etc.
Save these recipes you choose, however you want. On your phone, print them, in a message to your mom on Facebook, on tumblr, whatever. Save them.

Now go over your recipes, and make a shopping list. Many of the recipes will use similar ingredients, like minced garlic or chopped carrots, so you can figure out exactly how much you need, of what. After you make your shopping list, go shopping! Don’t forget the freezer bags!!!

Now for us the first trip was a bit over budget. But Maryland is also expensive. There’s me and my husband and Riven, who’s 15 months. I buy family packs of meat, and try to buy in bulk. It is a lot cheaper than it sounds, as four carrots can be chopped into enough for 5-6 meals and for 3-4 people, 2 adults and 2 children, that’d be say, 4 pieces of chicken or 4 pork chops. You buy a 12-pack, that’s 3 solid dinners. 

So go, do your buying, check out, get home, get the groceries inside and sit and look at it all in despair. HOW IS THIS ALL GOING TO TURN INTO BEAUTIFUL MEALS?!

Just shut up and trust me. It will.

Now turn on the TV or throw your kids in bed or duct tape them to the wall or to yourself, amuse them. 
Get out your freezer bags. Figure out how much you have and how many meals it will yield. (I mean, if you haven’t already, but you shoulda done that when you made the list). 
And do this:

  • Label each freezer bag. I just write the meal, how long it goes into the crockpot, and any additional instructions. You can also write the date or whatever else. Set them aside.
  • Take all fresh ingredients like carrots, onions, etc. and chop, dice, slice, whatever. I put them all in separate tupperware on the counter for easy access.
  • Gather other ingredients. Seasonings, milk, measuring cups and spoons, broth, etc.
  • Gather all meat (if you’re using meat. If not, skip this step? Or.. use your meat substitute?). Disperse into bags depending on serving size. Slice if you need to. Make sure to wash your hands before, after and between touching different types of meat and other foods, as to avoid cross contamination.
  • Add all fresh ingredients to necessary bags. Then add seasonings, sauces, broths and other ingredients called for.
  • Smoosh all the air out of the bags and zipper them closed. Or vacuum seal them, however you want to do it. And then flatten them as much as possible. Make sure they’re all mixed well and flat and lay them gently one at a time in the freezer. If you’d rather prop them up, let them freeze laying flat first THEN prop them. Trust me. 
  • Clean. Clean. Clean. Do a bunch of dishes. Clean. Then sit down… put your feet up… and enjoy. You just made supper for a few freaking weeks!

Boom. You are DONE. When you want to make one, pull it out before you go to bed to thaw, and the next morning grease up the crockpot and throw the meal in. Write down when it should come out so you remember and boom. Prep some sides right before supper and you are done. And they’re DELICIOUS. Don’t forget to wash the crockpot afterwards!!

Here are some great sites for recipes:
Crock Pot Ladies- 10 meals

SideTracked Sarah- 54 meals and shopping list

Pinterest with it’s LOADS of ideas

Who Needs a Cape? 7 in 1 hour (40 in 40 hours, 20 in 2 hours)

Mommy’s Fabulous Finds- 33 Meals

Vegan Freezer Meals on Pinterest

Vegetarian Crockpot Meals

MOAR vegetarian crockpot meals

Those are just a few, but they’re all super helpful. That’s where I get most of my recipes!

It’s just a few hours of work on one day, for meals that last weeks. We’ve skipped grocery shopping entirely twice now (except to grab milk and dog food) because we didn’t need to! 
Bonus: You see everything that goes into your food and control portion sizes from the get go!

You can ALSO do…
Make-Ahead BreakfastsSidesNon-Crockpot Freezer MealsCrockpot Desserts!
I really hope this helped anyone who needed it, if I left out anything feel free to let me know!

masboobs:

stiles, sterek, and derek + text posts~

(inspired by literally everyone else)

10:34 AM
Via

saucefactory:

I find it hilarious that society thinks “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” generalizing it far beyond its original context in order to further the patriarchal view of women being irrational, over-emotional, unbalanced creatures, when in fact men often have such a proprietary and possessive view of women and women’s bodies that they are the ones more likely to fly into a rage at romantic and/or sexual rejection.

How often do women have to guard against the anger of a man whose advances have been denied, or a man who feels he’s been “friend-zoned”? In fact, the whole concept of being “friend-zoned” is a testament to many men’s failure to process rejection in a rational and reasonable way, without feeling like it is their right to “get” a woman as some sort of reward.

So who exactly has a problem with being scorned?

sunrise-system:

stimmyabby:

kiriamaya:

Explaining your mental illness to others is a tough balancing act. You want them to believe you, but you also don’t want them to start treating you as subhuman because of it.

I wish it didn’t have to be like that.

See: the pressure to prove you’re disabled, but not too disabled.

This
This
This

darkstormytrite:

hayleytonks:

solthree:

positive lady characters meme | Martha Jones + powerful/feminist moment

I was 900% prepared for her to flip the bird for science in this scene like oh here’s the bones of the finger that I use to say ‘fuck you’

hey remember when we used to have companions who were actualized individuals and not just puzzles to be solved

gradientlair:

Yes Amber!  

theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).
In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.
In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.
In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.
So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.
I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.
Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

theroguefeminist:

elliedoh:

So when Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry bring black girls on stage, dance with them, acknowledge their figures- it’s offensive and appropriating. But, when Nicki Minaj makes an entire video focusing around black girl’s asses and asserts her power, reduces these women to objects and flaunts her authority it’s YAAASSSSS NICKI SERVE IT. Is that because she’s black? So it’s okay for people of the same race to dance with each other but someone who does not share the same levels of melanin enters the picture, they’re doing something wrong? …idgi 

You’re completely ignoring context. In Lily Allen’s Hard out Here video, she literally says, “I don’t shake my ass cause I have a brain” as Black women shake their asses in her video. She is literally degrading the Black women who shake their asses in the media. The song also uses references to Black rappers (i.e. the title of the song referencing the rap song “Hard out Here for a Pimp” and her lyric “bragging ‘bout my cars or talking ‘bout my chains”), suggesting that Black rappers are more sexist than white male musicians (which isn’t true, there’s lots of sexism in all music genres) and also suggest the source of sexism in the music industry is Black people (Black male rappers and twerking Black female dancers).

In contrast, Nicki Minaj is reclaiming a song (Baby Got Back) that was made by a Black male rapper who celebrated (but also objectified) Black female bodies. Throughout her song, Nicki raps like a man would, talking about her sexual conquests with men and the size of their dicks, almost as a way of doing to men what they have done to women (objectifying their dicks as Sir Mix A Lot objectified Black women’s asses and many other men objectify women’s vaginas). She also brags about her sexual prowess and stays in control and aggressive in the video (she goes as far as cutting a banana representing a dick and slapping Drake’s hand away—the video critiques the male gaze). The target of mockery and disparagement in Nicki’s video is men and the male gaze, and the video works to reclaim agency from it.

In what way is Nicki asserting power over her dancers? In her video, she twerks along side her back up dancers and dances with them and interacts with them on the same level. She is just as scantily clad as they are. Lily Allen, however, stays fully covered in her video, does not dance provocatively, and thus contrasts her own pure and respectable femininity with the Black women, using their twerking and scantily clad bodies as an example of “bad” female sexuality and femininity—of women “objectifying themselves.” This is racist because it frames Black female sexuality as lesser than white femininity and antithetical to feminism.

In summary: Nicki’s video is very much a celebration of female Black beauty and sexuality coming from a Black woman. Conversely, Lilly Allen’s is using Black women as props to frame them as a vile or bad form of sexuality or being too sexual to prop up her own feminism.

So you might say, “what about Miley Cyrus? she twerks along side her Black background dancers too!” But here’s the problem: Miley Cyrus continually appropriates Black culture and also uses Black women as props. It does matter that these artists are white because in these cases the point of including the Black women is either to, in Lily Allen’s case, offset Black sexuality/femininity as too sexual or bad in comparison with her white femininity/feminism, or, in the case of Miley Cyrus, to get “street cred” and exotify her own sexuality by appropriating Black culture and using Black people as props to do so. See this analysis of Lily Allen’s Hard Out Here video and this analysis of Miley Cyrus by Black people who know a lot more about this than I do.

I haven’t seen anything about Katy Perry using Black dancers. I’ve just seen criticisms of her appropriating AAVE and other PoC cultures. So I’m not sure why you brought her up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the videos in question.

Either way, it’s not like white artists having a diverse cast of back up dancers is a bad thing automatically. Here is an example of a white artist using back up dancers of other races without objectifying them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ilh1ewceco (notice this artist tackles the same issue as Lily Allen—sexism/objectification in the media—without being misogynist and racist toward other women). But the examples of Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus ARE racist and Nicki Minaj’s video isn’t the same as theirs.

Confidence goals: Kanye West 

Attitude goals: Rihanna

Money goals: Beyonce

a message from Anonymous


Can a soon to be 16 year old and a 20 year old work out?

wodkat:

croutoncat:

possibly 

I work out with my dad all the time and he’s 60

jbildungsroman:

Ugh, worst song ever. 

if we’re being honest, this was the moment that Emma Stone arrived.

holdencaulfieldthinksuraphony:

donotruninfear:

jennaanne01:

THIS IS IMPORTANT. 

wow.. the fucking story line. speechless. 

It’s such an important time for this film to come out.

thatfunnyblog:

Words. To. Live. By.

thatfunnyblog:

Words. To. Live. By.

truyorkbity:

AvaLynn was attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.

My friend Lacey Harris’s 5 year old daughter was brutalized by another child on the playground at school this week, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her face is swollen and bruised beyond recognition, and the only thing the school can tell her is that they “are investigating”

This sweet little 5 year old girl is terrified to return to school. She is in pain and she has been MAIMED. This needs IMMEDIATE media attention. The school and local news are ignoring the mother’s and loved ones’ cries for help. This family needs justice for what has been done to their poor little angel, and not just to be swept under the rug, as the school district is attempting to do. PLEASE shine some light on this situation and force school administration and news media to get some answers!

The mother has started a GoFundMe page to request help for paying medical bills and legal fees, as it looks as though she’s going to have to pursue this route in order to get any justice at all for her little girl. Please, please, share this link on your page. Even if people are unable to donate, please just help us get the word out on what is going on with this poor family.

This is really heartbroken for me and extremely hard to look at.

This is the link to Ava’s donation page.
Please donate and share and PRAY!
God bless you all!

http://www.gofundme.com/doid6w