Oh my gosh, I just realized I could actually pull very gently on the laces on my minnetonka mocs and they would tighten the whole shoe…I spent like 2 months wondering if it was possible the suede stretched out that much, even though I got it in a 6.5 when I’m a 7.5! I had no idea those laces did anything but look cute.
I no longer feel like my shoes are going to fall off my feet! Now I can wear my favorite, lazy day shoes without feeling like I’ve given up on life!
I’ve been trying to get back on the fitness wagon, and I was doing really well for the last two weeks. I wouldn’t say I’ve plateaued this week, but I have been in stuck in situations where the only solution is to have something really sugary. Like, right now, where I am at a mediocre boba place for the wifi and I ordered an assam milk tea that is literally sugar milk. And I did so many exercises yesterday that my butt is way too sore to do any kind of running.
I know it’s shallow, but whatever. I’ve been feeling the stress, overeating, and addiction to milk tea in my belly and thighs. It’s got to end because summer is coming and I have some cute clothes I’d like to wear again without discomfort.
But really. Of all the amazing milk tea in SGV why is this one so awful.
I haven’t posted in awhile because there’s too much going on in life to even process how weird I am. Between being really, super broke, work, working out more, and needing to sleep basically all weekend in order to stay sane, I really don’t have time to write something nice and happy on tumblr. And I’m not even that depressed.
Instead of tumblr, I should be cleaning my room. Ha.
theres a giant burning orb in the sky and it can burn your flesh, it can give you diseases, it can kill you, looking directly at it causes physical pain, and we all think this is okay. we like this orb. we like to go outside and lie around on our backs when this orb is in the sky. children draw cute pictures of this levitating death orb with a smiley face on it. what is wrong with us
I'M SO GLAD YOU READ OUTLANDER. ISN'T IT GOOD?????? I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE SHOW ALDFJHBVAFDLJV The rest of the series has a different feel than the first book, but they are definitely worth it. I still have to read book 7 and book 8 comes out later this year! There's also a 'spin off' book series for a character that comes up in the third book. I haven't read those but I want to soon. <3
It is SO GOOD. I love it so much, in fact I’m just reading it again without the anxiety that comes when I need to finish the book, and finish it NOW.
I’m afraid to get sucked in…I’m going to wait until a holiday to read the next book.
Far be it that I, a white clergyman who is not a lawyer, instruct you as to the illogical nature of your “stand your ground” license to kill but let us note something that is apparent now after two cases where your predominantly white juries could not agree to convict a man who admitted he killed an unarmed teen-ager: if you convict a person for attempting to murder ten teens but fail to convict the killer for actually killing a teen, then you have incentivized killing since, not only on the face of it but in actuality, you have told the person we will not convict you for killing a black, unarmed teen-ager but we will imprison you for attempting it.
The stench from your houses of worship is wafting its way across this country, polluting citizenship, demoralizing parents and families, mocking accountability and blaspheming the Holy God whom you say you love and worship. If that offends you, try reading Amos.
Here is my premise and I dare you to prove me wrong: if white Christians in Florida stood up and cried out for justice, demanding an end to the license-to-kill-stand-your-ground law, it would be rescinded immediately. Where is your conscience? Where is the little light you promised to shine for Christ? You have put it beneath a bushel and suffocated it. You know as well as anyone that teen-agers should not be killed for playing loud music. But then, we all know don’t we, that Jordan Davis was not killed for playing loud music. He was killed for being an uppity black kid who dared to smart off to a drunken white man with a concealed weapon’s permit.
Speak up, for Christ’s sake, for the sake of your conscience and because you know in your heart of hearts that had a black man killed your white son playing music in a car with friends, you probably would not have to be demanding he be tried because a mob of white folks would have administered mob justice. Shame. Shame. Shame!
White Christians of Florida, speak up for justice. Stand up and demand that this license for murder be removed from your books, from your lives. Stop defending it. It is but a few steps removed from lynching. And you recall, do you not, that the center of the Gospels is the story of the passion of our Lord who was lynched by Romans who perceived him as a threat? […]
Speak up for justice. Rescind Stand Your Ground for the blasphemous sham it is. Do it because were the roles reversed, you would want someone to cry out for your murdered child.
If there is one truly constructive thing we’ve learned from this year’s Olympics, it’s that taking old figure skating routines and setting them to sensual music is something that unites all humans in rapture and ecstasy.
“Ron’s anxieties and senses of inadequacy… are the inspiration for some of Rowling’s best writing across the series. Not all of these fears stem from being the rather more ordinary best friend to someone who is Chosen. Ron is ashamed of his family’s financial limitations, which leave him with broken wands, hand-me-down pets, and ragged dress robes, all of which stand up poorly to Harry’s magical tools, his beloved Hedwig, and his sleek party outfit. The moment in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire when Ron discovers that the gold he used to pay Harry back for the Omniculars Harry purchased for him as a treat at the Quidditch World Cup vanished, and that Harry didn’t notice because he has so much money, is one of the sharpest depictions of the awkwardness of financial inequality in a friendship that I can remember. Their gap in Quidditch skills is another area of friction. And the scene in Deathly Hallows in which Ron, having made tremendous efforts to return to the friends he abandoned, confronts his terror that Harry is more desirable than Ron in every area, whether as a son to Mrs. Weasley or a potential lover to Hermione, is a beautiful illustration of how difficult it is to love someone who constantly eclipses you.”—
did you hear that in an interview jk rowling apparently said that she regrets putting ron/hermione together?????
Yeah, I’ve heard. And I’ve gotten a lot of asks about it, so I guess I’ll try and say a little something.
I find it extremely disappointing that JK Rowling decided to make that statement publicly, and it actually made me lose a great deal of respect for her. It reminds me of Faulkner in a way - who was famously known for making huge declarative statements about his work after he had finished it, which made little sense and always contradicted each other. It almost feels to me like she’s been dwelling on Harry Potter for too long and in that time, has started to overanalyze herself. Her reasoning why - that it was “wish-fulfillment” which wasn’t based on literature - makes absolutely no sense; what tradition are you trying to fulfill here, JK? There is absolutely nothing wrong, from a writing standpoint, with putting Ron and Hermione together; in fact, it makes more sense in a greater literary tradition - opposites attract, we like to watch people who bicker fall in love, etc, etc. What would Harry and Hermione even do together? Talk about the weather? There is NO literary reason for the two of them to be together - unless, of course, that was the books that she had written, and the choice she had originally made. Which she didn’t. New information - like facts about Remus growing up, or that Dumbledore is gay - is one thing. But to openly challenge what she has already written, a couple that created such a core storyline throughout the series? I don’t understand why she’d do that.
Even if that is genuinely what she believes, it’s unfortunate that she decided to share that with a wider audience. It has the potential to poison some people’s experience of the books, especially because Romione is such a huge thing for so many people. For me, it was a storyline that showed me what true love could be like, what I wanted it to be like for me in the future. And it’s really shitty to hear that the creator of that is now backpedalling, saying that my view of romance since childhood is simply wish fulfillment for her, and not realistically viable. To hear Emma say that people wonder if Ron could make Hermione happy. If you take their opinions seriously, that’s extremely crushing. What’s the point of Ron’s character, if Harry and Hermione were together in the end? If they had been able to function on their own, it might as well be a golden duo instead of a golden trio. But JK Rowling, herself, said that he was the heart, she was the one who wrote “Harry liked Hermione very much, but she just wasn’t the same as Ron.” Those words will live on, whether or not she intends to uphold them.
The truth of it is - the books are written. We’ve read them, we know the story, and we know that Ron and Hermione get together in the end. Those books are decades old now and have taken on a life of their own - creating a theme park, an interactive website, hundreds of parodies, an entire music scene, a particularly hilarious musical. This isn’t really in her hands anymore. We know these characters, no matter what her opinion about them is. And I know, with every certainty and without a single doubt, that Ron and Hermione were meant for each other - and that they were happy. Fuck hindsight.