So, I don’t really post much on Tumblr anymore, but I’ve gotta vent. I’ve got a close friend who’s feeling pretty gutted lately - her dad just passed away, and she inherited his house and property. Unfortunately, she’s not very well-off - between college payments and a connective tissue disorder, life wiped out what savings she had - but she was able to maybe find a buyer and get shit back on track.
Except that today, her buyer got burgled, and her dog disappeared.
Her dog, whom the neighbours have called animal control repeatedly about after he ‘somehow’ escaped from a fenced yard - neighbours who literally own every other property on the street, and have been trying to drive her family out for as long as she’s lived there.
I’ve been kicking her money via PayPal for utilities and stuff when I can, but she’s understandably gutted about this shit, anxious as hell about things falling through, and growing increasingly depressed about the likely trajectory of her life in the future.
How the hell do I help her out?
Who the fuck named the Sahara Desert anyway
Sahara is just the Arabic word for “deserts”
You fucking named it the Desert Desert
way to fucking go
I’ll take “European Imperialists Who Never Bothered To Translate The Local Languages” for $200, Alex.
"Soviet" means "union"
The Union Union
We’re good at this.
the world is full of nothing but moon moons we are all moon moon all of us
And yet not one mention of Loch Loch?
Last weekend I had kind of a crap birthday
Drove up to visit my family Saturday morning, stayed overnight, figured I could manage a ~5h drive back on Sunday
Water over the highway in two places, another highway closed, gravel roads washed out; wound up having to detour 2 hours to get to my place
there wasn’t even cake :C
this is setting a very bad precedent for Year 29 of Our Dude and Stuff Canuck-Errant
man, waking up in the morning coughing so hard you wind up puking really sucks
MULTIPLE people I am following are asking what these are, why we call them holy when only one has a hole. If they are made by the same company, and what is with us praising these.
I weep for you people, from other countries. WEEP.
Aussies may have Tim Tams.
EU may have Kinder and All sorts of fantastic biscuits.
USA? Has GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.
Not only are these things SINFULLY good, they are only sold for a bit over 1 month of the year, depending on region, that month of the year changes.
That middle one is Chocolate, Caramel Coconut. The left one is Peanut Butter, chocolate and sex on a stick aka crumbly cookie/biscuit.
You can eat em straight from the box, but pros? Pros eat these bad boys frozen.
And thin mints, man. that right one? THIN MINTS. You may have heard of these. Chocolate biscuit infused with mint essence coated in dark chocolate.
Those thin mints.
The Thin Mints for which every grown ass American on a Medical Diet cries for when they see a girlscout.
The Thin Mints with 1000 copycats, and not a one of them successful.
Girl Scouts, regularly boycotted by Fundies and Anti-choice nutters, not only taste amazing, but you get the joy of giving money to a good cause, while subtly flipping the bird at overly wound up fundie groups.
It’s like donating to Planned Parenthood and getting a box of double dark chocolate with fudge filling tim-tams especially made for them.
The reason we eat them frozen is that we buy as many boxes of thin mints as we possibly can during that short sale period, and then store them for the dark months, like proud American squirrels.
PROUD AMERICAN SQUIRRELS.
AMERICAN SQUIRRELS REPRESENT
This is the greatest explanation of Girl Scout cookies I’ve ever seen
What’s the difference between these and Girl Guide cookies?
Having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome sometimes feels about the equivalent of being composed of jello and wet spaghetti. Nothing stays where its supposed to. Literally every single cells in the body is floppy, so fingers are definitely an issue for many of us. I can almost guarantee that for the majority of us, writing is not only slow and painful but nearly impossible at times. FIne motor skills? What even are those? An EDSer surely doesn’t have any of those. Even typing which is far easier than writing, is painful and daunting at times. But last year I joint the poppulation of shiny zebras by getting fitted for a set of Silver Rings Splints and they are beyond magical.
For those of you who have not heard of Silver Ring Splint, they are a company that custom makes finger splint that look like elegant pieces of jewelry. Don’t believe me? Well I can’t even tell you how many compliments I’ve received for them. Nobody even suspects that they might possibly be medical. But more importantly, they work amazing! I still ave hand pain and finger dislocations when performing fine motor skills and writing is definitely not something I look forward to but I have saved myself thousands of painful dislocations, I can open doors easier, type faster, write longer and hold objects in my hands without looking like an alien from a sic-fi movie. With the rings on my fingers actually look like fingers rather than tentacles!
The company is also family owned and the people are so sweet and helpful!
If you are having trouble with hand pain, clumsiness and dislocatiosn please check out this amazing company!
I’ve got a friend who’s got EDS, and I’ve been trying to get the scratch to buy her a 3D printer so she can custom-make splints for her joints. It’s a pretty fucked-up disorder, yeah.
Elbaite Tourmaline Slices in Matrix
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Elabaite Tourmaline Slices in Matrix In The Matrix Printed On A Dot Matrix
Three-by-Three Matrix of Elabaite Tourmaline Slices in Matrix In The Matrix Printed On A Dot Matrix
And yet no-one has posted a Toyota Matrix.