Best things at Reading Festival. Best people. Time of my life.
Let me go baaaack.
Remember this on election day 2014. #midtermsmatter #voteblue
Vegan Chow Mein Round Up
19 Quotes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Books All Over Again
Bust out those ereaders, dust off your bookshelves, or head to your local library ― beach reading season is in full swing!
To motivate you, we’ve rounded up the best quotes about reading. These 19 quotes express the undeniably unique power books possess to entertain us, comfort us,…
"I want us to make each other better."-someone you should probably hold on to (via asapkingsofparis)
So we said goodbye and drank to your passed life 366 days ago, and I almost got through this weekend without crying.
I’m reading up on the Memoirs of a Geisha controversy, since I’d neither seen the movie nor read the book, and the more I read about it, the more pissed off I get. Basically it went down like this:
Japanese woman tells white American man about her past life as a geisha. White American man then writes a novel that sells itself as an accurate memoir of Japanese woman’s life, but instead falsifies a number of her life events, misrepresents her trade, and exoticises her culture. He also names her as a source even though she specifically asked him to keep her anonymous. Japanese woman gets death threats. White American man becomes bestselling author.
Then Japanese woman gets fed up and writes her own memoir to set the record straight. Meanwhile, white American man’s book gets adapted into a film that grosses $162 million and wins three Oscars.
This is why I can’t stand Memoirs of a Geisha and will side-eye anyone who claims that book as a favourite.
never read the book watched the movie wasn’t anything special the actors were nice to look at
And if I recall correctly 3 of the main characters in the movie weren’t played by Japanese actors. Because, you know, all Asians look alike anyway, right?
Vegan Getting Ready for Fall Comfort Food Round Up
"I found that one quarter pound hamburger requires over 660 gallons of water to produce. Here I’ve been taking these short showers trying to save water, to find out just eating one hamburger is equivalent to showering 2 entire months."
I’m sure clearing the brazilian rainforests for soy (common vegan staple) has had 0 impact on the environment though :/
I apologize if you’re being sarcastic (in which case haha, hilarious, well done) but just so we’re clear:
“About 85 percent of the world’s soybean crop is processed into meal and vegetable oil, and virtually all of that meal is used in animal feed.
Those numbers are directly from the soy industry (http://www.soyatech.com/soy_facts.htm). You can’t call propaganda on that at all. Then you gotta think about the fact that soy is in pretty much everything you eat.
Reblogging for the additional information above. ^^
crystalmethninja said: is it alright if i can use some of your pictures for my school project? Got to give you credit for your amazing photography. :)
yes, use them all, then send me pics. Same goes to everyone else.
I did it once. Or twice. Maybe three times while I was studying for my photography degree. Adam is cool. Like, the coolest guy ever.
If you don’t have room for Salem the Cat on your blog I don’t want to know you…
ATTENTION ALL DOG OWNERS AND DOG LOVERS
DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG BUSY BONES!!!
See that adorable little fluff ball? His name was Gizmo, he was one of the happiest little pup pups that I have ever seen. He loved his family and every minute he cold spend with my mom.
One day, we gave him a busy bone as a treat. A few hours after eating it, he starting acting really odd. He wasn’t acting odd and barely reacted to anything.
We didn’t really think anything of it because he was a pretty odd little pup and we thought he just he had to poop or something. So we went to bed and everything like normal.
The next day, he was even worse. He didn’t move at all, and threw up everything he tried to eat or drink. My mom called the vet and they said to just let it go for the night because he was probably just a little ill.
Gizmo just kept getting worse and worse. He could barely life his head and laid around all day long. Finally, my mom brought him into the vet and she told them about what was going on and they decided to do an X-Ray on him.
After the results came in, they noticed a large blockage in Giz’s intestines. They called my mom so she could bring him in for emergency surgery.
After surgery, the vet came out with a sample of what was blocking his intestines. As soon as my mom saw it, she knew exactly what it was.
They said they extracted as much as they could, but it was hard because he was only about 10 pounds and surgery is hard on little dogs. We picked him up from the vet a few hours later so he could have a chance to wake up. When we picked him up, he was still under the anesthesia and not very responsive. We still brought him home because it was either that or leave him at the vet overnight alone.
When we got home, all of my other animals got next to the kennel to see what was wrong.
About an hour after getting home, Gizmo passed away at only 4 years old.
I then wrote a very angry letter to Purina (the owners of Busy Bone) telling them what happened. I heard back the next day, and we started our claim.
They talked to Gizmo’s vet who told them is was definitely the Busy Bone that had caused his death. Purina paid us for the cost of the surgery just to shut us up and left us.
I am telling you this story as a warning, I know that Busy Bones are a popular treat to give dogs, but I am begging you
Please do not feed your dogs Busy Bones.
Gizmo’s life couldn’t be saved, but your dog still has a chance.
Guys, PLEASE never use Purina products if you love your dogs or any other pets.
"and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love"
Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via feellng)