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Insert boring description: I'm a thirty-something wife and mother who married the guy I met my first year of college. Hey, he asked me to go look at the stars our first date- How could I NOT fall for him? I'm a former high school teacher taking a break to raise my two young sons and hope that NCLB will have been repealed by the time I go back to my career :P I majored in English Literature and Art History so I'm impossible to watch films or go to the museum with.

I blog political stuff and I'm an unapologetic liberal. There's stuff here critical of Autism Speaks and I was diagnosed with autism back in high school, so I'm not the most socially adept person at all. I also have ADD so way too short attention span and good thing I read fast :P

I've been involved in various television and anime fandoms since college, when doing so meant posting on a list serv or attending conventions with packs of blank VHS tapes and a VCR. I've dabbled in fanfiction and fanart, especially slash in many fandoms using many usernames over the years, but I'm actually not very good at either and I have MUCH more fun viewing the amazing works other fans create.

I'm socially and politically liberal, ELCA Christian and I've lived in Texas my entire life. We do exist I swear...and I accept no responsibility for that damn Bush or Perry.

So the next time you see a harried middle aged southern woman in jeans and a ponytail herding kids through a store, just remember it could be me :P

I really don't get the whole Tumblr thing so I treat it like a shortened Livejournal really, since I've had one of those for the past decade or so.
http://themamafox.tumblr.com/post/92672402982/tehjai-steel-plated-hearts-a-kid-at

tehjai:

steel-plated-hearts:

a kid at hogwarts who just wants to get a proper education but can’t focus because of all of the shit harry potter and his friends keep getting themselves into

Jenna B. Lacey, age eleven, knew exactly what she was going to do with her life.

She was…

(Source: itsvondell)

6 hours ago
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EMERGENCY!!!! We are homeless, please help!!!

chronicarus:

chronicarus:

My dad, grandmother, and I along with my girlfriend are DESPERATELY trying to raise money to find a house for us and our three beautiful cats. We’ve sold as many of our expendable things as we can and we still don’t have nearly enough, we need to raise $1,500 dollars at the very least and we are…

Well the situation just got progressively worse… The apartment manager found out that me, my girlfriend, my dad, and our cats are staying here and we’re being told to vacate within the week with NO WHERE to go, and we still only have $170 out of $1,500 raised. So unless we make this happen fast, we’re going to be on the streets, and who knows where our cats are going to be because there is absolutely nowhere for them to go and we just can’t, CAN’T get rid of them, they’re our family too. Please spread this around again..!! I didn’t think the situation could get any worse, I’m on the verge of a breakdown and I don’t know what to do anymore. Anyone who donates anything above $10 dollars will recieve a bust drawing of their choice from me. We need this so badly, please, please help..!!

(via novemberpinup)

1 day ago
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Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?”

Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First” (via yahighway)

Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.

(via vulvanity)

Forget facepalming.  All of our restraint goes to stopping ourselves from punching men in the fucking face when they say shit like this that they damn well know they meant as a verbal attack to belittle us. 

(via isympathizewithlinus)

(Source: dinosaurparty, via coffeegleek)

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labyrinthvoices:

thankfulforanotherdawn:

stunningpicture:

Saw this outside a church on the weekend in Melbourne. Happy to see times are changing, might be slow, but at least there is change.

necessary.

Thy Pagan neighbor, Thy Polyamorous neighbor, Thy Kinky neighbor…

labyrinthvoices:

thankfulforanotherdawn:

stunningpicture:

Saw this outside a church on the weekend in Melbourne. Happy to see times are changing, might be slow, but at least there is change.

necessary.

Thy Pagan neighbor, Thy Polyamorous neighbor, Thy Kinky neighbor…

1 day ago
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