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RAMEN PSA

GOOD AFTERNOON. I have feels about ramen.

I threw a ramen party in the dorm this weekend and made lots of ramen and slow cooked pork belly and made fish-based broth. It was awesome. There were a few people I found rather rude, since they did not tell me their friends were vegetarian until shortly before the meal (maybe they didn’t know?). I don’t think they really understood, and someone who knows better should correct me if I’m wrong, but here goes:

Ramen broth is traditionally meat-based, often pork, sometimes chicken or fish. I’d be willing to put money on the fact that if you went to a ramen restaurant, and they did not explicitly label it on the menu as vegetarian, it isn’t. (Also don’t go to Wagamama, Wagamama has shitty broth IMO.)

Okay, so long as everyone is sort of aware of that. Also, I know it’s their choice and I do respect their dietary choices, would never force them to eat meat or exclude them from any ramen parties. But it sort of made me sad that they wanted to eat at the ramen party but not eat any of the things that I consider to actually make it good ramen (probably didn’t help that I was a bit miffed about the late notice). But it worked out, I whipped up a veggie broth as best I could, they got to eat ramen, and I got a big chunk of slow-cooked pork belly. (Somewhat related: dutch ovens were a fantastic invention).

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lets-raise-alittle-hell asked: Doooood I am literally about to cry at how good you are at making things. Like I cosplayed as Ezio for Comic Con in March and I looked absolutely shameful compared to you!

In order:

  1. Thank you so much!
  2. Shoosh. No shame, stop that. If people got shameful when they saw other cosplayers we’d never get more cosplayers. Rawr. At the risk of sounding pompous, it’s okay to be all “oh man, that’s so awesome it’s intimidating” ‘cause I know I do that too, but then you gotta be like “fuck yeah, I’m on my way to being able to do that.”

:3 Yay cosplay!

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The fact that one of my big thoughts going into this career fair is “Am I pretty enough?” concerns and frustrates me dearly. Like, that shouldn’t matter, but it totally does.

Oh also that the sides of my head are shaved and the remaining bit is orange. But I’ve stopped giving a fuck about that.

Other random rant: Sometimes I just sort of forget that I have a gender, and then I’m somehow reminded and it’s either “Oh yeah, sweet” or “god fucking damnit.”

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outofthecavern:

malformalady:

Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from  Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.

YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.

That is pretty awesome, in addition both designs look really awesome.
Yay! Pretty and functional!

outofthecavern:

malformalady:

Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from  Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.

YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.

That is pretty awesome, in addition both designs look really awesome.

Yay! Pretty and functional!

(via peteykins)

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pocketbeastie:

So one time, one of my guy friends said, “I’m pretty sure I’m straight but I’ve never slept with a man so how do I know for sure if I’m not bisexual or gay” and so he actually went and picked up a guy, had sex with him and after ward he said, “Well that was fun but I appear to be straight.” and just went on with his life without making a big deal about his dip into homosexuality and really, I think everybody should be this relaxed about sexualities

(Source: pocketspoopy, via regentoforigin)

Filed under that was actually rather logical

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kjdawson80:

aprillikesthings:

moonblossom:

things-with-teeth:

greygullmargarita:

MY DEAR FOLLOWERS.
If you only ever read and/or reblog one of my posts, I hope this will be the one. Due to some medical problems I am on two pretty serious medications. One is fairly affordable. The other one? Well…
The local Krogers charges over $200 PER MONTH.
I did some research and found out that COSTCO had it for “considerably cheaper.”  But I wasn’t a member of Costco. Come to find out, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER to fill prescriptions at their pharmacy.
In that bag I’m holding is a 90 DAY supply of BOTH medications for…wait for it….$38. This is friggin awesome. I nearly cried when I found out. So please, share this info (if not necessarily this post). There are plenty Tumblr folks who are struggling with medication costs and this could really help them.
I hope I’ve already helped some of you. :)

This is a thing which is good to know!

This may be relevant to a lot of you.Just in case anyone needed another reason to love Costco…

SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS when I didn’t have insurance I bought my Adderall at Costco. It was a third of the cost. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER.


Signal boosting for those who live near Costco.

kjdawson80:

aprillikesthings:

moonblossom:

things-with-teeth:

greygullmargarita:

MY DEAR FOLLOWERS.

If you only ever read and/or reblog one of my posts, I hope this will be the one. Due to some medical problems I am on two pretty serious medications. One is fairly affordable. The other one? Well…

The local Krogers charges over $200 PER MONTH.

I did some research and found out that COSTCO had it for “considerably cheaper.”  But I wasn’t a member of Costco. Come to find out, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER to fill prescriptions at their pharmacy.

In that bag I’m holding is a 90 DAY supply of BOTH medications for…wait for it….$38. This is friggin awesome. I nearly cried when I found out. So please, share this info (if not necessarily this post). There are plenty Tumblr folks who are struggling with medication costs and this could really help them.

I hope I’ve already helped some of you. :)

This is a thing which is good to know!

This may be relevant to a lot of you.

Just in case anyone needed another reason to love Costco…

SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS when I didn’t have insurance I bought my Adderall at Costco. It was a third of the cost. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER.

Signal boosting for those who live near Costco.

(via regentoforigin)

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vandigo:

bitch-jerk-assbutt-teamfreewill:

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intangible-rice:

When I was 17 my appendix ruptured because I thought I was just having period cramps and didn’t go to the hospital so don’t tell me PMS symptoms are no big deal

this actually happened to me during my math final and i didn’t think anything of it and when i was later admitted to the hospital my math prof was asking me ‘you didn’t have to take the final! why didn’t you tell me it hurt?!?!’ and i told him i’ve had cramps worse.

he gave me 100

This is actually an extremely common occurrence simply because in sex ed they don’t teach you how to tell the difference between menstrual cramps and other more serious pains. The way to tell the difference between cramps and appendicitis is that while menstrual cramps are generalized toward the middle of the stomach below the belly button, pain from a swollen or burst appendix will start in the middle of the stomach and relocate to only the lower right side, even lower than menstrual cramps, and is a very localized pain. It also comes on extremely suddenly and will worsen over time or when you make a sudden movement, like a cough or a sneeze.

Basically, if you’re feeling any sort of pain, even if it’s menstrual cramps, don’t hesitate to tell the school nurse or a parent, or if you’re out of school and home even make a doctor’s appointment. Chances are if your cramps are that bad there’s something they can do to improve that as well.

I am boosting the shit out of that reply, because I am twenty-fucking-five years old and did not know how to tell the two pains apart

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