Let’s go through the list, shall we?
- Stalking Cat was a computer programmer before he passed away earlier this year. He was Native American and trying to become closer to his totem animal. Through this, he helped pioneer all types of body modification and holds several Guinness Book Records.
- Erik Sprague, aka Lizard Man, was a former PhD candidate. He has a bachelor’s in philosophy and is a performance artist: both through international side shows and as a music festival host.
- Maria Jose Cristerna aka “La Mujer Vampiro” (Vampire Woman) is the mother of four children and a fuckin’ lawyer. She started her transformation after getting out of an abusive marriage, and has talked out against domestic violence.
- Rick Genest aka Rico The Zombie is a fucking international model, has more sponsorships than any of us could ever hope, and was featured in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video. Not bad for a 27-year old former homeless punk, I’d say.I’m willing to bet you haven’t accomplished nearly as much as any one of these people. They’re not only heavily tattooed, but they’re also impressive as all hell in the “employed” department. But don’t worry about it—feel free to keep trying to make yourself feel better about your average life, average body, and average accomplishments.Successful, employed, intelligent, body mod legends.
Rico is a sexy piece of ass, have mercy on my ovaries. The things I would do to that man.
I’ve seen a lot of this on Tumblr lately, so this is for all of you (including me) who want to run around in jean shorts all summer but feel like you can’t because of some intangible socially conscribed idea of what bare legs are ‘supposed’ to look like.
(Of course, some people have their own perfectly good reasons for wanting to cover up, and that’s just as fine).
Rocking shorts and skirts this summer.
Showing off my tattoos and stubble and scars.
Yeah I only have two pairs of shorts, now. I gave away my short shorts because I thought…well…yeah. ._.
I weigh more than I did last summer. My shorts are also shorter. Fuck yeah thunder thighs.
Haiku day 77:
Because you take up more space.
Walk like you’re the Sun.
Anonymous asked: Have you ever read Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow"? For some reason I think you would be into it....
That looks interesting. I’m going to see if my library has it. :)
Anonymous asked: i meant in the way that you are a vegan and they are animals who get trained to do something they werent supposed to. does michael work with them
It’s a fine line. Police dogs (either drug, bomb or attack) seem very happy to be working. It’s what they are trained to do and they do it enthusiastically. They are paired with an officer as a puppy/young dog that will be with them for their lives, on and off duty. Many officers adopt the dog after they retire and they are treated as a family pet when not working.
Are they being exploited? Possibly. Dogs have been domesticated and used for many tasks over history. Would it be exploitation or symbiosis since it is mutually helpful to both sides? I will need to think about this more.
Michael isn’t around the drug dogs much though he has a lot of experience with the attack dogs while on calls. He has considered going K9 once the boys are a little older but it is a big long term commitment. Also I really don’t want any more dogs and he has to listen to me. :P
Anonymous asked: what are you thoughts on drug dogs?
In what context?
I think they are well taken care of, well trained, and very useful in detecting drugs that humans would miss.
I AM NO MAN
I AM NO MAN
This has way too few notes. WTF my awesome female LOTR fen? Represent!
Anonymous asked: Do you think it's possible to love your SO without being IN love with them? My boyfriend (of 7 months) and I have made it clear to each other that our relationship is a temporary thing (especially since he doesn't ever want to get married/ I do) and I'm totally okay with this. But it also means he doesn't want to say "I love you" ever because it means a long term relationship. But do you think we could still technically love each other without being "in love"? Or am I in love and denying it?
There are different kinds of love for other people absolutely. He doesn’t want to say it because it means something more than he is committed to. That’s just how it is. You already know you want more out of a relationship than he does. If you’re having a good time that’s great but if you are feeling upset because he won’t say “I love you” it may be a sign that it’s just run its temporary course and it’s time to move on.
Anonymous asked: Hi Tammi :) I hope your week goes better than it seems the last few days were! I have a quick question: as a vegan, what is your opinion of going back to meat-eating for health? I've been a pescetarian for over 7 years and have been struggling with a b12 deficiency for a while now. This would be a temporary thing to jump-start my way back to health.
You already eat fish, why would meat from other animals be any different?
Do your research and make your decisions in what you think is best for you.
I did it to myself. Something had been on my mind for the last couple of days, Michael noticed, I couldn’t sleep… We stayed up until 2:30am talking it out. Hormones insisted that I cry a lot. (I’ve been weepier than usual this month…)
I feel much better about it but DAMN I’m exhausted now. I didn’t end up getting out of bed until 10am though I’ve been awake off and on since 6:30, my usual wake up time. I would have felt better if I just got up then trying to force more shitty sleep.
This whole week has been funky with Michael being home sick plus his weekend, my lack of motivation to do ANYTHING and it’s summertime hot outside. I already give up on doing much today.
Tomorrow will be better. I think it would be a good day to drive to San Antonio. The Witte has a big interactive dinosaur exhibit right now. It’ll be a great way to kick off a new week.
Now is time to wake up the husband so he can help shave the back of my head.
If you go against someone’s opinion on the anonymous option you automatically have no value in your opinion because you don’t even have the confidence to attach your name to your beliefs.
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New streetlamps could improve your view of the stars.
A new paper published in the journal Optics Express describes a system for focusing light from streetlamps directly on the area required, with almost no light leakage horizontally or vertically. Conventional street lamps scatter up to 20% of their energy away from where it is required, not only wasting power but also leading to light pollution which obscures your view of the night sky.
The proposed LED lamp uses a lens to limit where the light is projected, with a reflecting cavity to recyle light that would otherwise be wasted. The team thinks the system would use between 10 to 50% less power to illuminate a section of road than current LED streetlamps, which are already more efficient than regular lamps.
A prototype is being developed and is hoped to be completed this October.
This sounds awesome.
I’m having a weird day. In a “what the fuck are you doing hormones?”, missing my husband because he was around for five days and now back to work, there are things i want to do but zero motivation to do them kind of way. I let the boys stay up late while I ate trail mix and read Maya Angelou in the bathtub. Now I’m laying in bed listening to Tom Petty with no desire to read or be on the internet or do anything at all but not tired enough for sleep.
I’m having a weird day.