My hairdresser: “I never take before and after pictures, but I’m going to today because your hair is…yeah…”

I mean, I was a little offended, but then I saw the pictures side by side and oh my god. Why didn’t anyone tell me my hair looked that bad??

omgstopembarrassingyourself:

whatisthat-velvet:

dynastylnoire:

lovelyandbrown:

mylifeinthelibrary:

It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

(Source 1, 2)

EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.

!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

Beautiful.

LIBRARIES !!!

Anonymous said: Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.

yoisthisracist:

Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).

But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like, we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.

So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”

museabout replied to your post “Just now hearing back from jobs I applied to back in May. And I’m…”

Are you able to do temp work in the interim?

Yeah, I’m going to start looking for temp stuff. I’d hoped to avoid all this by applying months before I left Japan, but academic and government search committees take FOREVER to make decisions. I knew it wouldn’t be a quick process, but I didn’t think it would take this long. The idea of working in a cubicle-style office (ugh) with people (UGHHHH) is not really appealing right now, but I need to do something, and hopefully it’ll just be a short while before I find a position I really want.

I’m just being kind of whiny and self-pitying though! I’m lucky that I’ve had some time off without having to worry about getting a job right away. And I’ve actually had a chance to do stuff, like plant a bunch of herbs and vegetables and catch up on all the TV I missed.

Just now hearing back from jobs I applied to back in May. And I’m hearing nothing but “hey you’re qualified, but nope”. So this is going great.

Look at how awful these things are! There’s one that hides out in random plants in the yard and the moment another bird tries to drink, he attacks them. Dick move.
(Yes, I’ve become even more of an old lady and now spend my free time watching hummingbirds and butterflies in the backyard, but only because it’s too hot to knit.)

Look at how awful these things are! There’s one that hides out in random plants in the yard and the moment another bird tries to drink, he attacks them. Dick move.

(Yes, I’ve become even more of an old lady and now spend my free time watching hummingbirds and butterflies in the backyard, but only because it’s too hot to knit.)

Just referred to a hummingbird as a total dick and I don’t feel bad about it because he totally is.

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The fabulously talented Little League star Mo’Ne Davis graces the cover of Sports Illustrated! She’s the first ever Little League star to get this cover.

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The fabulously talented Little League star Mo’Ne Davis graces the cover of Sports Illustrated! She’s the first ever Little League star to get this cover.

slackmistress:

Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker, on the ground in Ferguson.
Assault weapons. In church. To prevent people from assembling and getting medical help.

slackmistress:

Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker, on the ground in Ferguson.

Assault weapons. In church. To prevent people from assembling and getting medical help.

weirdvintage:

Former NFL player Rosey Grier liked needlepoint.  He wrote a book about it in 1973. (via Dangerous Minds)

This is one of the best books I own. It’s delightful.