I Have Thoughts and Opinions

So, so many thoughts and opinions.

But this is also a good time to remind ourselves that we often worry too much about the wrong things. The biggest threat to our financial lives is probably not that thieves will get their hands on our payment card information. Instead, we should concern ourselves with the way we quietly chip away at our own net worth by using credit cards too much in the first place.

Roseanne, Nightmare on Oak Street.

This. Exactly this.

(Source: natzcz)

Power outage at our hotel! Ooo-oohh!

Power outage at our hotel! Ooo-oohh!

Silence is Not an Option

roxanegay:

Another young black man has been gunned down. His name was Mike Brown. He was unarmed.

My [redacted] e-mailed me because she knew I would be upset about this story, because she knows all of my heart, and all I could say in response was, “I am numb.”

I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to…

Why such uniform angry rejection for a line of nursing bras?

"Pregnancy is radical enough, but I don’t think anything can prepare you for the experience of giving birth and then having your body morph again into an instrument of food production, with said food production happening totally outside your conscious control. I agree with all commentary that says this is not a scenario where most women want to be bothered with pressure to look sexy.

"After a few months, though, if you choose to continue nursing, things usually settle down considerably. Your body can even skip a feeding or scheduled pump without it turning into the world’s worst wet T-shirt contest.

"This is the time when a nursing mother is often ready to reintegrate the parts of her lifestyle and identity that allow her to look and feel like something other than somebody’s feed bag. This is when it might be nice to have the best of both worlds, a bra that makes you feel like a vixen but still allows for easy access."

Dita Von Teese, My Breasts Are All Yours via @TheDailyBeast

My Receipt Was Not Good Enough

roxanegay:

On my second day in the new town, I went to Best Buy to buy a telephone. In the store, I asked a salesperson, “Do you have old fashioned telephones as opposed to cellular phones?” He knew exactly what I meant and pointed me in the right direction.

I have a landline in my new apartment because,…

Clouds over Brooklyn Heights from the FDR. (at South Street Seaport)

Clouds over Brooklyn Heights from the FDR. (at South Street Seaport)

Infinity selfie (at Air Zoo)

Infinity selfie (at Air Zoo)

steambot-timelord:

ashkenazi-autie:

eileenthequeen:

eileenthequeen:

So apparently in my sister’s class, there was a trans girl that had been on the cheerleading squad for a while. When she came out, the other girls on the squad made the agreement that whatever boy made fun of her would never get a date. And if you think that’s not the most metal girl alliance ever, you can sit down.

Wow, 500 notes

Girls protecting girls.

GIRLS PROTECTING GIRLS

People protecting people!

(Source: passive-aggressiveprincess, via pearwaldorf)