And here we see a majestic wild mop without a handle frolicking on a beach…
Reblogged from The Aimless Musings of a College Senior.
Embroidered this into my pillow case
Reblogged from The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me.
by LAURA M. HOLSON
JULY 3, 2014
The word has even gotten the attention of academics.
“Social media is about having agency over your own life and vamping is one way to recapture that,” said Alice Marwick, an assistant professor at Fordham University who studies the Internet and society.
Danah Boyd, a scholar and senior researcher at Microsoft Research, who recently wrote the book “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens,” offered two reasons for the phenomenon. First, teenagers have a desire to connect and the solitude of night allows for intimate conversation. Second, they are reacting to overbooked schedules packed with sports, music lessons and homework that give them less free time to pursue personal interests.
“Parents think they are doing good,” Ms. Boyd said of teenagers’ busy schedules. “But hanging out is where young people begin to understand social dynamics.” She added, “Because of the restrictions placed on them, very few interactions are unstructured until their parents go to bed.”
Tortoise Plays Soccer with Dog [video]
Reblogged from Tastefully Offensive GIFs.
One of two pillowcases i embroidered when i was either 9 or 10. Mom first taught me to embroider when I was 5. I was bored and she showed me how to do a running stitch, a daisy stitch, the chain stitch, and the satin stitch. After she finished transferring the pattern with her iron it remained hot for about a minute afterwards. I still smell the hot fabric and the ink transferred to the cotton material. I still hear the popping of the needle as it pushed its way through the weave of the cotton and through to the too of the design, held taunt by the metal hoop. I hear the music of the threads as they trailed after the needle.
The Court’s ruling means that for a woman adversely affected, her boss’s religious beliefs will, at least for a time, be on that list of contributing factors that determine her choice of method. Especially for women of limited economic means – like the full-time minimum wage worker to whom Justice Ginsburg referred who cannot possibly afford a month’s salary for an IUD – the religious views of their bosses (or the bosses of their spouse or parent) may now trump their own religious beliefs, as well as needs that flow from their own health, family, and life circumstances. Examples of disparate religious views would come from all sides. To take just one: we can imagine a devoutly religious, fervently anti-abortion employee who would like an IUD to minimize the chance of an unintended pregnancy but cannot afford one and will experience that unintended pregnancy and ensuing consequences because of a boss’s personal religious opposition, despite a national commitment to providing such services.
Reblogged from nickdrake™.
A very patient cat awaits restoring and refilling. My dear friend SJS and her family gave me the cat pillow kit for Christmas the year we took Humanities at Loretto. For the class, we were required to craft a needlework project. As my mother had taught me to embroider when I was five, i decided to learn needlepoint because it was all the rage at the time. But the kit cost $12 (nearly $65 now) and was too pricey for me. When I opened my presents that year, i was very surprised indeed.