I know everyone wants Daryl and Carol to be together (and I mean, I haven’t read the comics, so I don’t know what’s going to actually happen…so don’t ruin it for me)…But I would really love it if they left them alone…I just love their chemistry that they have already, and it’s just enough. The scene with the Cherokee Rose is so beautiful and their relationship that they have throughout the season is so beautiful. Please don’t ruin that Walking Dead…please don’t make them make out or have sex, that would totally ruin it for me :( I do love them though <3 <3
My heart skips a beat when I watch this title sequence…I fucking LOVE this <3 One of the VERY few shows that I have ever
needed to watch every single night in order to listen to Andrew Lincoln’s voice and be incredibly turned on by the bad-assery of all the men kicking zombie ASSSSS become obsessed with… ;)
So I enjoy video games. Now I’m not going to be that type of girl that is like, “OH MY GOD! I’M SUCH A NERD I LOVE TO PLAY CALL OF DUTY I’M SUCH A GAMER GIRL I LIKE BLOWING SHIT UP!” Truth is, I think I’ve only ever finished one video game in my life.
The Wii console was my first video game console, and we bought it when I was a freshman, so about 5 years ago. So I will accept that I’m not a pro at video games. I’m mediocre at Call of Duty, slow at Legend of Zelda (although Skyward Sword is okay for me), and pretty uncoordinated at Mario games. But the thing is, I fucking LOVE video games all the same, but I like watching other people play them. The amount of time that I devote watching other people do “Let’s Plays” on youtube, is sickening. It’s gotten to the point where I go TO BED listening to the LPers play Minecraft, Plants vs. Zombies, Legend of Zelda, Mario, etc. It’s fucking addicting. I mean, I’m intrigued by the story lines, and I don’t have the patience, time, or money, to do the video games myself. I know I’m cheap, but whatever, it’s what I do.
Although I could just use all that time actually playing the video games, I am just in it for the story (just like a movie or a show) and I don’t exactly need the extra frustration. Also, it’s pretty convenient since I can do other work while watching/listening to the LPers play their game.
So it’s a little bit hard when people ask if I’m into video games. I could talk about them all day, I know a good amount of video games and almost know what you’re supposed to do in all of them (yes, I have watched the same LP multiple times also), so I could have a lengthy conversation. But then I have to say that I don’t actually PLAY video games, I just watch other people play them online. Then I get the weird looks from the gamers…because, to them, what’s the fucking point?
Hey, I enjoy myself while watching, it’s a relaxant for me, and it makes me laugh :) I guess people are going to have to judge me for that.
Wonderful saying that is incorporated in the form of art. Art can be such a powerful thing. May I quote: “The pen is mightier than the sword?”
Barbara Kruger - The Globe Shrinks (2012)
So incredibly beautiful :) The creativity of some people blow my mind
Mosaics by Laura Harris
RIP Marilyn…your beauty (inside and out) inspires us all <3
She may have had difficult times, she may have been put under pressure (I mean, she was a celebrity after all), but she still remained beautiful, confident, personable, sexy, and inspiring.
Marilyn photographed at a children’s benefit by Phil Stern, 1953.
How can it be, that a man so beautiful and so badass…can flip a switch and turn SUDDENLY adorable? :3 *swoons*
So I know I live in Vermont…and I know I live in an incredibly rural area…and we’re not the most diverse area in the world…but I realized how sheltered some kids really lived about a month ago (yes, I fail that much at Tumblr).
I worked as an “enrichment instructor” (basically a fancy way of saying “summer camp teacher”) for a summer camp and I taught children music, just music in general. A good thing to teach, when you’re teaching children K - 6, is culture. How different is music around the world? What musical instruments are used? What is the style of music? What do these people look like? The response I got was mind blowing…
Now, I expected that the Kindergarteners would have a strange reaction to the natives in third world countries, the Aborigines, and stuff like that. But they were more well behaved than 4 - 6th graders. In the 4th - 6th grade class, there is an African American boy, and a Vietnamese girl. Still, I got comments like “why do those people look like monkeys?” “You can’t tell the difference between a Chinese and a Japanese because their eyes are the same.” and also just basic laughter from how the people looked and dressed.
This put me in such an awkward position…I wasn’t exactly sure what to say. But we continued listening to the music and watching the videos that I had set up, just to see if there was anything else on their mind. Then I had a talk with them afterwards. I talked with them about being respectful to other cultures, and how some of these cultures actually EXIST in our own country. It’s important for these kids to realize also, that they all have a heritage that ISN’T American (unless they’re Native American, that is). Their parents are all from different countries all around the world, and the wonderful thing about America is how our country is built on immigration and different cultures. We’re so fortunate to have all of that in our own country. Then we talked about our heritage. There was a Native American, the Vietnamese girl also has a Greek side to her, we had a boy in their whose mother actually was from Germany.
Then it occurred to me, these kids…that class that I gave them may be the only exposure to other worldly cultures that they may ever get. I mean, US History isn’t getting taught until much later in high school, so then where does that leave other World History courses? That day was quite a learning experience for me…a shocking one…but it’s probably a good thing to see and a good thing to figure out how to handle…I really hope culture, diversity, tolerance/acceptance, exposure, and everything on that level needs to be taught more in classes…
 You’ve kissed someone your friends didn’t like.
[x] You’ve been lost in the forest.
[x] You love to read.
 You are not shy at all.
[x] One of your family members is a bit weird.
[x] You have done volunteer work.
[x] You have a wild imagination.
[x] You love to take care of people in need.
[x] You’ve had guys like you only because they think you’re pretty.
[x] You’ve rejected at least one person when they’ve asked you out.
 You’re an orphaned child or have an evil mother.
[x] You have many different hobbies to keep you busy.
 You can get really bored.
 You have very long hair.
 Your hair is/was bright blonde.
[x] You’re an artsy person.
 You’re childish.
[x] You can’t wait to stop the same routine each day and start living.
[x] You care about others and their feelings.
[x] You like to follow the rules.
 You have/had a pet rabbit.
 You love to play cards.
 You constantly know the time.
 You get yourself in sticky situations.
[x] You have been to a court.
[x] You have fallen asleep while doing your homework.
[x] You have had a tea party.
 You like hats.
 You’re late.
 You know how to play croquet.
 Your dad is rich.
[x] You are very clever.
 You’ve been with someone way different from you.
[x] You’d never marry someone just because they were rich.
[x] You have set a lot of goals for yourself.
 You don’t have a lot of (good) friends.
[x] You’re independent.
 You are wealthy.
[x] Your parents try to control your life.
[x] Your boyfriend/crush is strong.
[x] You have gotten involved with the wrong people before.
[x] You are very convincing.
[x] You have fallen in love before.
[x] You have had your heart broken.
[x] You find an interest in Greek mythology.
[x] You lie sometimes.
[x] You pretend to be someone you’re not.
[x] You have been used.
 Purple is one of your favorite colors.
[x] Your parents expect a lot from you.
 You really try to follow the rules, but it’s hard for you.
 You’re a bit of a trouble maker.
 You love to swim.
 Your favorite animal is some sort of sea creature.
 You collect something.
You have/had long hair.
[x] You are adventurous.
[x] You’re extremely curious.
 You believe everything people tell you/you’re a bit gullible.
 You live/have lived with someone other than your parents.
 You almost died at a very young age.
[x] You are gentle, loving, and/or thoughtful.
[x] You have a decent singing voice.
[x] You like to sleep in late on the weekend.
 You spend most of your time outside.
 You’re adopted.
[x] You’re very romantic.
 Pink is one of your favorite colors.
 One of your parents is dead.
[x] You are expected to do a lot of chores.
[x] You love to dress up.
[x] You love animals.
 You are waiting patiently for your Prince Charming.
 Your mom is really strict.
 You have sisters who seem kind of jealous of you.
[x] You’re afraid to speak your mind sometimes.
[x] You have left your shoes at a friend’s house before.
[x] You have/had blonde hair.
 Sometimes it seems like your mom is jealous of you.
 You’ve almost been killed.
 You have at least seven good friends.
 You’ve had food poisoning.
[x] You have/had short hair.
[x] You get along with almost everyone.
[x] All of your friends are different.
[x] You love to have a good time.
[x] You’re happier when you’re out of the house than in.
 You get jealous easily.
 You loved your childhood.
 You like to fly.
 You believe in magic.
 You’re 5’2” or under.
 You hate pirates.
 You love sparkles.
[x] People underestimate you.
 You get angry easily.
 You have/had a treehouse.
[x] You love to walk around and explore big cities.
[x] You are more spiritual than religious.
 You’ve been in an interracial relationship.
 One of your family members is dead.
[x] Your parents are very protective of you.
[x] Someone you know has been in the war.
[x] You love nature.
 You have/had black hair.
[x] You would love to move somewhere exotic and beautiful.
[x] You’re very adventurous.
 You can be a tomboy sometimes.
 People wish you could be a bit more girly.
[x] You’ve pretended to be someone you’re not.
 You’ve had a physical fight with someone.
[x] You have/had considered running away from home.
[x] Your parents try to plan your life out.
 A lot of your friends are boys.
[x] You sometimes find yourself in bad situations.
[x] You love your family so much that you’d do anything to protect them
This is ONE of the most heartbreaking, beautiful films I have ever seen. This moment always makes me cry :’( :’( :’( JUST HOLD ME EDWARD!!
Chai Honey Cupcakes with Honey Whipped Cream Frosting via the book Cupcakes!
(thanks Alicia, I love this book!!)
Oh. My. Glob. You guys.
(Sorry, I just watched Adventure Time - like this post if you like Adventure Time!)
These taste like the pinnacle of autumn in a cupcake, and I’m totally sick of summer so I’m game. I might even try these with a cream cheese frosting next time, because the whipped is a little light for my taste - I love me some serious frosting. The other thing about whipped frosting is that it pretty much melts on you if you don’t freeze it (which I did, because I knew that, but now I have a block of whipped frosting so I can’t win), but these probably won’t keep in the fridge too long - try at your own risk. BUT these are seriously so good.
I’ve always been intimidated by cupcakes with tea in them, but this was super easy to do and I’ll totally make these again. Like, tomorrow. Mmmmm.
What You’ll Need (for the cupcakes - makes 12):
- 3 chai teabags (I used twinings ultra spice chai)
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
(For the frosting)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp honey
Instructions: Use a hand or stand mixer and whip the hell out of this!
- Preheat your oven to 350° F
- Boil water in your kettle and unwrap your 3 teabags - once boiling, pour over the teabags and let steep for 5 minutes. After that, toss the tea bags (or make yourself and a friend some tea ;) ) and let the tea cool.
- In another bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
- In a third bowl (this being the main bowl) mix the melted butter, honey, buttermilk and egg.
BAKERHI NOTE: Make sure that the butter isn’t crazy hot before you put the egg in, just so you don’t accidentally cook your egg!
- Slowly add the flour mixture - do this in segments (about 3-4 times)
- Once that’s fully combined, add the cooled tea!
- Fill your cupcake cups 3/4 of the way full and bake for 18-20 minutes (18 was perfect for mine)
- Once they’re cooled and you’ve frosted them (I used a small cookie scoop to frost mine, hence my ice creamy shape!), pretend it’s September and enjoy!!
I had a request from one of you guys to make something without chocolate - I hope this did the job! ;) I’m always looking for requests, so if you’re craving something or want to challenge me, send me a message!
Have a chai-licious evening!
First off, I wish college was a right, not a privilege. Based on how friggin’ expensive school is, it sure seems like only the rich people can have it (and to an extent, the poor people, if they apply for a bunch of scholarships and grants). But middle school, basically screwed. I have a dad as a high school teacher, and a mom as an Intensive Care nurse…sorry, we don’t make THAT much money. I’m smart, I would like to continue to have a successful career, I love learning about things that I WANT to learn about, and I’m passionate about what I do - why can’t I get the same opportunity to continue my education as Prince William over there?
So…the school year is coming up, I have loans coming out of my ASS right now, stressing out…I guess that’s what happens with college :(