This is my second Ice Storm reference in as many weeks.
I took the Metro this morning, against my better judgment, only to learn that the routes have been slashed and they`re bussing peope (aka bus bridging) to Forrest Park.
Pain in the ass, but the icing on the pain on my ass is that my shoes are holier than Obama`s campaign loafers and my socks are soaked and my toes are icy.
Once we finally learn about bus bridging (since the marquees aren`t using accurate information) we head up to the surface
“At work I am the shy girl, the one who dresses matronly and too old. Officially my title is Document specialist- Tier Four, which is a fancy way of saying that I can reformat, correctly format or fix any document type and I type much faster than most everyone else.”—
Hey there! I like very much your posts and the way you think. Men's opinions do count very much and I believe that if men are usually thought to be shallow, well, women could be very superficial too. I dislike comments like that one, we all count equally, male of female, we live together in this world, so might as well do it in harmony and understanding.
Thank you. Place value on opinions for the worth in the opinion, not the identity of the source.
I think they find the insecurity most woman carry WITH that weight unattractive.
Actually, I know that’s what they find unattractive, because I find it horrible also.
Love yourselves ladies.
I think that nobody should give a shit what men think about anything. How ‘bout that.
Anything? Like, anything at all? Like male thoughts should just be completely disregarded as irrelevant and uninteresting?
'Cause I'm a guy and I have thoughts and if you don't give a shit what I think simply because I'm a guy, then why the fuck are you following my Tumblr?
I think what ChubbyBunny was trying to point out is that for cissexual fat females a common concern in finding a guy who will like them is that men don’t like fat women. Her point was that men are more likely to find a lack of confidence unattractive rather than her weight, which I agree with strongly.
But let me take it a step further and say that this is not just true of men, but of essentially all people. Confidence is sexy.
Just because you aren’t interested in the opinions of men doesn’t invalidate her original post, the point of which was to help women understand that sexual desire has less to do with body size than body confidence. It doesn’t matter whether she was referring to men or not… it just so happens that men are traditionally portrayed as shallow and interested solely in waist size.
But who gives a fuck what I’ve written above because I’m a guy and my opinion doesn’t fucking matter, right?
Morocco is watching nervously as other North African countries erupt in revolt, with warnings even from within the royal family that it will probably not be spared.
Morocco has not been touched, yet, by the violent protests that have ended the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, threaten Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and have shaken Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
“But we mustn’t be deceived, almost every authoritarian systems will be affected by this wave of protest, Morocco will probably be no exception,” a cousin of King Mohammed VI warned in an interview published Monday.
“It remains to be seen whether the revolt is just social or also political, and if the political parties act under the influence of the recent events,” Prince Moulay Hicham told the Spanish daily El Pais.
The 46-year-old, third in line to the throne, is nicknamed the “red prince” because of his criticism of the monarchical system in Morocco.
He said the political liberalization launched in the 1990s after Mohammed succeeded his authoritarian father Hassan II had virtually come to an end, and reviving it while still avoiding radical pressures would be “a major challenge.”
The events in Egypt dominate the Moroccan press but the government has so far made no comment. However it gave proof Monday that the regional situation has it worried with its swift reply to a report that it had redeployed troops. [read more]
Shit. My brother’s a military diplomat in Morocco. I think I’m gonna email him now.
"One shouldn’t take art too literally." He remember what his brother-in-law, Philip Quarles, had said one evening, when they were talking about poetry. "Particularly where love is concerned."
"Not even if it’s true?" Walter had asked.
"It’s apt to be too true. Unadulterated, like distilled water. When truth is nothing but the truth, it’s unnatural, it’s an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world. In nature there are always so many other irrelevant things mixed up with the essential truth. That’s why art moves you — precisely because it’s unadulterated with all the irrelevancies of real life. Real orgies are never so exciting as pornographic books. In a volume by Pierre Louys all the girls are young and their figures perfect; there’s no hiccoughing or bad breath, no fatigue or boredom, no sudden recollections of unpaid bills or business letters unanswered, to interrupt the raptures. Art gives you the sensation, the thought, the feeling quite pure — chemically pure, I mean," he had added with a laugh, "not morally."
“She had loved even the weak and unadmirable manifestations of his considerateness; had loved him even when he let himself be overcharged by cabmen and porters, when he gave handfuls of silver to tramps with obviously untrue stories about jobs at the other end of the country and no money to pay the fare. He was too sensitively quick to see the other person’s point of view. In his anxiety to be just to others he was often prepared to be unjust to himself. He was always ready to sacrifice his own rights rather than run any risk of infringing the rights of others. It was a considerateness, Marjorie realized, that had become a weakness, that was on the point of turning into a vice; a considerateness, moreover, that was due to his timidity, his squeamish and fastidious shrinking from every conflict, even every disagreeable contact.”—
"Point Counter Point" by Aldous Huxley
Read this on the train this morning. This describes me in real life to a T. Not online, obviously, where I have a buffer and distance from conflict and disagreeable contact, but in real life, my considerateness can be a vice.
hey had a question about what you changed your nameserver where it was currently point to Wordpress (NS1.WORDPRESS.COM). I saw this article and am changing my domain from wordpress-tumblr
I just followed the instructions I found here. I’m not much of a tech person, so I don’t think I’ll be much help beyond that.
So, I’m sure you’ve seen me complaining about this pompous douchebag and I’m still wanting to exact petty revenge on him. But I have a tendency to take things too far and way beyond the customary limit.
I don’t want to do that because, 9 times out of 10, I make an ass of myself.
Who knows, maybe it means I’m maturing finally.
And I was ready to just forget about it and move onto more important things, and then I saw this.
Mother fucker won’t keep his promise to promote the people who reblogged him, but he promotes thinspiration?
Hello, I just wanted to say thank you for informing me about that scam.
I feel so dumb for thinking that it would /actually/ happen.
Haha, oh well. Hope you have a wonderful day or night. :)
You’re quite welcome. I’m still pissed and want to humiliate this pompous, lying son of a bitch. I don’t give a shit if you want to run a promotion, but follow through with it, you cheap-ass mother fucker.
They hugged and kissed the soldiers and posed for photographs with them. Some spray-painted the military vehicles with slogans demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
In Tahrir Square in the center of the city, protesters hoisted an army officer waving an Egyptian flag on their shoulders and chanted “The people and the army are one hand together!”
The protests drove Mubarak to appoint intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as vice president on Saturday, clearly setting up a succession that would hand power to his close confidant, a former army general, and keep control of Egypt in the hands of military men.
There were signs that the move could exhaust demonstrators’ affection for the military — many protesters said the appointment was cronyism and the government needed purging from the top.
"If he is appointed by Mubarak, then he is just one more member of the gang," 43-year-old teacher Rafaat Mubarak, no relation to the president, said in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. "We are not speaking about a branch in a tree, we are talking about the roots."
Vice President Biden, issuing the Obama administration’s most definitive statement to date on the turmoil in Egypt, said President Hosni Mubarak should not step down and downplayed the protests spreading across the…
The only thing I would add to this is that Biden is giving a measured response. The Obama Administration can’t come out and say, “YEAH MOTHER FUCKERS! OUST MUBAREK!”
I mean, what if Mubarek stamps out the revolution a la Iran and Ahmadinejad? Then we have a powerful ally pissed at us and our Middle East policy threatens to completely collapse.
I’m not saying I agree with Biden, but I don’t think we can simply say that the Obama administration is failing. They are allowing events to play out, just as they did with Iran. Any American interference will be seen as an attempt to influence Middle Eastern politics again, and we all know how that goes.
We all want our country to step up and take the reigns, but we cannot do that, nor can we cut off our nose to spite our face. Our diplomatic position with regards to Egypt and the Middle East is precarious, at best, and for Biden to call Mubarek a dictator could jeopardize any potential future peace process.
What would you recommend for someone who is fat because they actually do have an eating disorder? As a psych major it really annoys me that only the opposite types of eating disorders get the attention they deserve. I'm not saying that most people are fat because of psychological problems but what would you do if you do over eat because of an eating disorder?
Well, it depends upon your means. If you have the ability, I would recommend contacting a nutritionist or dietitian who is HAES-friendly (Health at Every Size). If you are financially limited, I would recommend trying to find a copy of “Health at Every Size" at the library.
I would also recommend contacting Michelle Allison (aka the Fat Nutritionist). I know she’s busy, but she can probably direct you to better resources than I can.
I understand where you’re coming from, though. Part of the problem is that Binge Eating Disorder has only recently become officially recognized as an eating disorder, so I would imagine the resources and support systems are still under construction.
Most of all, I would encourage you to accept yourself and to not blame yourself for whatever your eating patterns or habits are. Self-loathing is a sure way to exacerbate any eating disorder. The most important thing is for the person to educate themselves on how to listen to their internal cues and to respect what their body is telling them.
It’s not easy, but it is an important tool to have.
I’m sorry if this isn’t very informative, but I don’t want to give advice on a subject that I’m not thoroughly certain of, and I especially don’t want to give flawed advice to someone with an eating disorder.
[TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE/RAPE CULTURE/VICTIM-BLAMING] Our society has this idea that rape is what happens when a young beautiful virgin woman walks through an bad neighborhood at night and is kidnapped and raped by an ethnic gang-member.