Selfies with Grandpa! His very first selfie, in fact!

Selfies with Grandpa! His very first selfie, in fact!

Today my totally rad granddad gave me a hunting knife and sheath, and the knife has a compass in the hilt, and a part that unscrews from the hilt so you can keep matches inside for wilderness survival. Which I think is definitely something any self-respecting SHIELD agent would probably own at some point.

This year, the Easter bunny decided to live with us. :D Hope everybody has a blessed Resurrection Day and a very happy Easter! He is Risen!!

This year, the Easter bunny decided to live with us. :D Hope everybody has a blessed Resurrection Day and a very happy Easter! He is Risen!!

tangledguardians:

WOAH WOAH WOAH HOLD ON

THIS IS BASICALLY THE WHOLE SONG

IN ONE POST. 

(via ifangirloutsidethelines)

ifreakinlovebooks:


So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness. 
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

THISSSS ^^^^^

ifreakinlovebooks:

So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 

Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness

Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)

And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 

THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

THISSSS ^^^^^

(via thesubsided)

her-leaping-kitten:

femmekat:

gigaguess:

melonberrymint:

So I saw this today on Pinterest and then found the Etsy link and I have to make a small PSA.
Please do not ever ever ever keep your betta (or any fish for that matter) in a permanent tank this small. EVER.The seller claims that betta don’t need aeration, filtration, or a lot of water to live a long and healthy life of two years, so a wine bottle is the perfect fashionable tank for them. This is a lie.Small tanks mean low water temp, which makes betta, a tropical fish, sick. Any good betta tank will have a heater that can be regulated to 80 degrees.The smallest tank any betta should live in is one gallon, which is nearly three times as much as a wine bottle (or those stupid “betta vases”) will hold. Betta will thrive much better in a three gallon or larger tank.There is nowhere in this jar for the betta to hide when he’s scared or nap when he’s tired. They do enjoy playing with their humans, but they need some aquarium decor to interact with when you’re not around.The seller suggests cleaning the tank once a week and that filtration isn’t needed, but bettas eat and poop just like any other fish and create waste that is harmful to them. The small amount of water in this jar should be changed daily, not weekly, to avoid ammonia buildup and remove uneaten food crud. Of course, a daily water change could be avoided with a good sized tank and a nice, slow-current filter.
This person has already sold a number of these upcycled tanks to people who don’t know any better about betta care, and it makes me so sad that their beautiful fish are living unhappy lives.

Reblogging for learning something new and incredibly needed today.

why are people buying

Betta’s get so cold in unheated tanks and it’s so sad to watch :( please don’t do this

SIGNAL BOOST.

her-leaping-kitten:

femmekat:

gigaguess:

melonberrymint:

So I saw this today on Pinterest and then found the Etsy link and I have to make a small PSA.

Please do not ever ever ever keep your betta (or any fish for that matter) in a permanent tank this small. EVER.

The seller claims that betta don’t need aeration, filtration, or a lot of water to live a long and healthy life of two years, so a wine bottle is the perfect fashionable tank for them. This is a lie.

Small tanks mean low water temp, which makes betta, a tropical fish, sick. Any good betta tank will have a heater that can be regulated to 80 degrees.

The smallest tank any betta should live in is one gallon, which is nearly three times as much as a wine bottle (or those stupid “betta vases”) will hold. Betta will thrive much better in a three gallon or larger tank.

There is nowhere in this jar for the betta to hide when he’s scared or nap when he’s tired. They do enjoy playing with their humans, but they need some aquarium decor to interact with when you’re not around.

The seller suggests cleaning the tank once a week and that filtration isn’t needed, but bettas eat and poop just like any other fish and create waste that is harmful to them. The small amount of water in this jar should be changed daily, not weekly, to avoid ammonia buildup and remove uneaten food crud. Of course, a daily water change could be avoided with a good sized tank and a nice, slow-current filter.

This person has already sold a number of these upcycled tanks to people who don’t know any better about betta care, and it makes me so sad that their beautiful fish are living unhappy lives.

Reblogging for learning something new and incredibly needed today.

why are people buying

Betta’s get so cold in unheated tanks and it’s so sad to watch :( please don’t do this

SIGNAL BOOST.

(via emilynstoryweb)

Easter baskets all set and ready to go for tomorrow!

Easter baskets all set and ready to go for tomorrow!

Whew! This was a very Easter weekend sort of Saturday!

My day started with waking up and feeding and playing with my bunny, then we went out on a probably 5 hour shopping trip to the mall and other stores so I could get an outfit for tomorrow. I have an abnormal figure in that I am longwaisted and short legged, so it’s hard to find dresses that work with the waistline and length. So, that went on for a long time, but I did finally manage to find an outfit for church tomorrow, so that should be good, and I like it a lot! I did get to go to the Disney store too, and they had a good bunch of Marvel stuff like Captain America blankets, Marvel t-shirts, Cap and Bucky action figures (which I drooled over and was sad I couldn’t purchase because I didn’t bring my checkbook and my mom was paying for stuff), and all sorts of other cool things. Then we went to the store and I bought some Easter treats for the Easter baskets, and we picked up food, so when we came home we had rotisserie chicken and baked Parmesan bread and broccoli and stuff, and then I took pictures of my bunny Hamish in an Easter basket with Easter eggs (I’ll post that tomorrow), and then I dyed some Easter eggs, and then I put together the Easter baskets, and now I’m all set to settle in for bed, do some reading, maybe some picture editing, and to listen to some new Christian music I found. So all in all, it was a busy and awesome day!  

leopoldfitz:

i’m always the ‘gadget guy’. maybe sometimes i wanna do things with my bare hands.

(via skyewward)