Hello, there. This is the place where I collect things that I enjoy. I hope you get some enjoyment out of them, also.

 

australian-government:

I hate when people ask questions during movies like do you not understand that the movie purposely doesn’t tell you things in order to build suspense

Bringing a book as a traveling companion is to travel in two dimensions, simultaneously. On the one hand, I’m physically traveling, going from point A to point B. On the other hand, my mind is traveling too, but through a story.

Counting down Scotland to six weeks now. Hope my photographs are anything close to this beautiful. Finally shipped my friend in Montana back her pro camera and after much deliberation over the Iceland outtakes, I have decided to jump into the deep end and buy my own pro pack for travel photography. Thinking a Mark III. I can’t just up and skip off to Scotland without one, now can I? No. The home in the first image is basically my dream home. I might not come back to the States. I might leave my life for that of a Scottish rancher instead.

(Source: instagram.com)

Listening to the timbre of the conversations at the Dane County Farmers Market, one of the largest in the country, you’d think the topic was vaccination or Gaza. “What exactly is in this scone?” “Are your emus happy? How much space do they have to roam free?” “When you say ‘flour’ on the label, what kind of flour is that?”

Yet food pantries remain full of the same canned pumpkin and expired boxed meals they always have. Obese people are shamed and told what to eat, while people deemed skinny enough to have an eating disorder are also shamed for not taking care of their “health.” There is a serious disconnect here that should tell anyone who’s paying attention that this is not about justice or health in any form––it is about vanity.

When asking the server how the animal being served was prepared, no one seems to wonder whether that server has basic health insurance or whether that server is affected by the fact that the restaurant industry has one of the highest rates of sexual harassment and lowest rates of pay. When waxing poetic about the “salt of the Earth” farmers from which they buy their unpasteurized milk, no one seems to worry that an estimated 10 percent of American farm workers are children. When pearl-clutching over the things we “don’t know” about GMOs, as Kavin pointed out, no one seems to be concerned about their presence in groceries found at Price Rite––only products sold at Whole Foods.

If you are not as concerned about the people handing you your food in the restaurant as you are about the pigs on the farm where it was grown, your approach is classist….If you start telling someone all about your new trendy diet or asking them about theirs without knowing if they have an eating disorder that may be triggered by your prattle, your approach is ableist. If you tsk-tsk at people who are overweight for what they are eating and claim you’re concerned about their health, yet you’re not actively campaigning to make healthy food more accessible and affordable, your approach is sickening and I don’t want you in my activism.

gloryandus:

Nerd HQ: A Conversation With Badass Women

Featuring: Yvonne Starhovski, Retta, Missy Peregrym, Jennifer Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, and Sophie Turner.

This is a panel that Nerd HQ hosted this evening and it is incredible. Seriously, they get right into it, and were crying and hugging each other at one point.

The video starts about 1:30 in.

dssgn:

i don’t think i’ve ever loved a house more than i love this one. it’s absolutely perfect. muntin windows are my favourite.

oh my goddd, i want a house like this so bad.

source: mamawatters / mamawatters