Love Affair With A Strawberry

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alexaarae:

Trusting that God’s plans are greater than my own.

Timely message for me.

biomorphosis:

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

biomorphosis:

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

weaselbeethedemigod:

ronandhermionealways:

hugsandthimbles:

fudgeflies:icedteaandoldlace:

He also:

  • told Neville to stand up to people
  • confronted a full-sized mountain troll to save a girl he couldn’t stand
  • said it didn’t matter whether someone was a pureblood, half-blood, or Muggle-born
  • gave Dobby his sweater
  • faced a bunch of giant spiders in the hopes of saving the school and clearing Hagrid’s name
  • told Luna he loved her Quidditch commentary, and very sincerely tried to convince her he wasn’t teasing her
  • stood up on a broken leg, trying to protect Harry
  • gave up his grudge against Hermione the moment he learned how much she, Hagrid, and Buckbeak needed him
  • realized he was wrong about Harry putting his name in the Goblet of Fire, and promptly went to apologize
  • jumped into a freezing pond to save Harry and retrieve the Sword of Gryffindor
  • confronted his best friend to prevent his sister’s heart being broken any further than it already was
  • begged Bellatrix to torture him in place of Hermione
  • couldn’t break up with a girl who drove him nuts because he didn’t want to hurt her feelings
  • remembered the Hogwarts House Elves when no one else did, and wanted to make them evacuate, rather than order them to fight
  • tried to go back to Harry and Hermione as soon as he left them
  • didn’t make excuses for leaving, he came right out and admitted he had been wrong
  • didn’t get angry at Hermione for taking a long time to forgive him
  • saved Tonks’s life (while impersonating Harry to lower Harry’s chances of being killed, at the same time increasing his own)
  • told Hermione not to curse Draco, even though he hates him

In conclusion, Ron is awesome. The end.

and he put his shoes and socks on dobby to be buried in because he knew how much dobby loved clothes. disliking ron weasley’s character makes 0 sense.

reblogging for the 100th time because ronald.

My baby.

THIS MAKES ME HAPPY TO KNOW PEOPLE LOVE HIM LIKE I DO.

(Source: sherpotter)

Insert pun about taking my PANCE off…

healmybrokenness:

Only 4 days until the PANCE, and I’m quickly running out of motivation. Studying is becoming more and more difficult. Four more days of mental torture until a month of freedom, free of my PANCE!

It’s gonna be awesome! Take a breath and a break! Good luck!

(Source: kbourgerie)

10 days after I turned 8

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americanhobbit:

dragonfireandblood:

thatprofessorguy:

thatsmoderatelyraven:

got my lips stuck in a gate

my friends all laughed

And I just stood there until the fire department came and broke the lock with a crow bar and I had to spend the next six weeks in lip rehab with this kid named Oscar who got stung by a bee - right on the lip - and we couldn’t even talk to each other until the fifth week because both our lips were so swollen, and when he did start speaking he just spoke Polish and I only knew like three words in Polish except now I know four because Oscar taught me the word for lip: USTA!

your friends all laughed- usta.

how do you spell that?

I don’t know

zacharielaughingalonewithsalad:

cellarspider:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

purrsianstuck:

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. 

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

cute-overload:

It’s difficult to resist the charm of this cute little creaturehttp://cute-overload.tumblr.com

cute-overload:

It’s difficult to resist the charm of this cute little creature
http://cute-overload.tumblr.com

Sweetie. Science says that when a woman gets an abortion the FETUS is not developed enough to feel anything or have any coherent thoughts of any kind. So no, abortions are not killing a person. Abortions kill a cell mass that has gone through development to be called a human being. Science.

anti-abortion:

Well if I’m your sweetie then you’re my babe.  So babe, science says that life has begun after conception.  Zygote/embryo/fetus/infant/toddler/child/adolcent/adult/elder—-all different stages of growth and development of the human person. 

For example an elder is at one stage of growth and development

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while an adolescent/young adult is at another

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Just like a teenager is at a different stage of growth and development compared to an elder, a fetus is at a different stage than an infant.

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One’s stage of growth and development does not depart you from your humanity, at all stages you are human.  In fact growth and development is a requirement to be considered life in the first place.  

Secondly, one’s capacity to feel pain and their mental acuity does not determine their rights as an individual or their personhood.  Born humans who suffer from a disease that takes away their capacity to experience pain are still human persons.  The mentally disabled who could indeed lack coherent thoughts are still human persons.  Functionalism does not determine humanity.  In reality, to suggest that a human’s personhood is contingent on their ability to exercise different functions is incredibly ableist of you.

Oh and babe, I’d love to talk to you about any questions you may have

Much love,

Lily

(Source: acatholicrose)