Alcohol-Awareness

Please Read! This Is Very Important!

Last night, my boyfriend, Brandon, wanted to take me out for a dinner date. He took me to one of our favorite restaurants (also the one we went for our first date), which is a local Korean restaurant in our area. We had an amazing dinner and after a while decided to head back to his house to spend some time with his family.

We were on our way home when we came across an intersection where we had a green light. I don’t remember much after we crossed through the intersection, except a ringing in my ears and lots of sirens. The next thing I remember, I was laying in an ambulance with paramedics around me.

They explained to me that as we had passed through the green light at the intersection, a drunk driver had passed through a red light of the intersection and hit us on the driver’s side, breaking the window. Brandon’s car was totaled and we both ended up going to the hospital. I ended up with a broken ankle, around 50 total stitches because of 7 glass wounds, and a concussion. Brandon ended up with a broken arm, many stitches, and had to get surgery for some internal bleeding. Luckily, the accident wasn’t fatal.

This whole accident could have been avoided, if that man had made a responsible decision to not drive when he was drunk. After my accident, I decided to look into how big of a problem drunk driving is because it could affect anyone. I learned that around 10,000 people die from being involved in a accident with a drunk driver and every 2 minutes, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident.

This statistics shocked me and I want to do something about the drinking and driving problem. I decided to start with the tumblr community and I hope you will help me raise awareness.

I pledge to never drink and drive!

Please reblog this to raise awareness and pledge that you will never drink and drive!

I never want anyone to have to go through the scars that me and my family went through. One stupid decision could cost someone their life and a family could lose a loved one, so please never make that stupid decision! Thank you for reading and thank you to anyone who pledges to never drink and drive.

She loved the way my lips tasted of
sweet honey that had been
entwined with fire.
I remember the way she held me,
how warm her body felt against mine.
Jack. You’re the only one for me Jack.
Her broken voice would whisper.
Among the many men I watched come
in and out of her life,
I knew she loved me most—I never disappointed her.
She was mine.
I loved our nights together,
in her dim apartment,
wrapped in her hands,
sitting on the living room floor.
I listened to her whole hearted monologues,
for each tear that fell, our lips touched.
She needed me.
I remember the mornings
after our encounters.
The way she would awaken,
curled up in a ball— broken,
realizing that I had been in her
secure grip the whole night.
She hated me.
Mornings brought bittersweet nostalgia.
The sight of me made her remember,
but dreaded to leave my side—
a final kiss always prepared her for the day to come.
She can’t live without me.

Black Panther Party Community Programs
1966 - 1982

1. Alameda County Volunteer Bureau Work Site

2. Benefit Counseling

3. Black Student Alliance

4. Child Development Center

5. Consumer Education Classes

6. Community Facility Use

7. Community Health Classes

8. East Oakland CIL (Center for Independent Living) Branch

9. Community Pantry (Free Food Program)

10. Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program

11. Drama Classes

12. Disabled Persons Services/Transportation and Attendant

13. Drill Team

14. Employment Referral Service

15. Free Ambulance Program

16. Free Breakfast for Children Programs

17. Free Busing to Prisons Program

18. Free Clothing Program

19. Free Commissary for Prisoners Program

20. Free Dental Program

21. Free Employment Program

22. Free Food Program

23. Free Film Series

24. Free Furniture Program

25. Free Health Clinics

26. Free Housing Cooperative Program

27. Food Cooperative Program

28. Free Optometry Program

29. Community Forum

30. Free Pest Control Program

31. Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program

32. Free Shoe Program

33. GED Classes

34. Geriatric Health Center

35. GYN Clinic

36. Home SAFE Visits

37. Intercommunal Youth Institute (becomes OCS by 1975)

38. Junior and High School Tutorial Program

39. Legal Aid and Education

40. Legal Clinic/Workshops

41. Laney Experimental College Extension Site

42. Legal Referral Service(s)

43. Liberation Schools

44. Martial Arts Program

45. Nutrition Classes

46. Oakland Community Learning Center

47. Outreach Preventative Care

48. Program Development

49. Pediatric Clinic

50. police patrols

51. Seniors Against a Fearful Environment

52. SAFE Club

53. Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation

54. Son of Man Temple (becomes Community Forum by 1976)

55. Sports

56. Senior Switchboard

57. The Black Panther Newspaper

58. Teen Council

59. Teen Program

60. U.C. Berkeley Students Health Program

61. V.D. Preventative Screening & Counseling

62. Visiting Nurses Program

63. WIC (Women Infants, and Children) Program

64. Youth Diversion and Probation Site

65. Youth Training and Development

The next time someone (white people and ignorant black people alike) tell you that the Black Panthers were a terrorist group/hate group, kindly ask them if the KKK ever did any of this. As long as YOU know what the panthers stood for and represented, that’s all that matters.

March bulletin board is up and running!! Because off-duty Stormtroopers need to find a better way to cope with their overbearing boss.

Okay friends, so I’ve entered this board in a social media contest her at OSU for Alcohol Awareness Month, and the board with the most favorites and retweets on Twitter or like on Instagram will win a prize for their staff. So it would be AMAZING if you guys could head on over to my Twitter (staticsandstuff or slhuckabay) and my Instagram (staticsandstionery or capn_samerica) and help me out.

anonymous asked:

why do you write apath drinking so much...?

                                                  “Y’know, s’almos’ like I’m psychotic an’ th’only way I can justify all th’shit tha’ goes through m’head is if I’m drunk or somethin’. Wha’ a wild fuckin’ concept. Imagine tha’, legitimately mentally ill people not havin’ healthy copin’ mechanisms.”

                 Their tone was almost acidic, dripping sarcasm and bitterness.

                                                                “You fuckin’ try hearin’ voices an’ random fuckin’ noises all goddamn day withou’ endin’ up drinkin’. Le’s not leave out all th’oth’a shit I fuckin’ deal wi’. Drinkin’ makes me feel normal. An’ yeah, I fuckin’ know I have a problem. Can ya fuckin’ not? Like, jus’ fer two seconds, can ya not?”

                              Hands curled into fists, then relaxed.

“Go away.”

PSA

I know it’s Halloween, but this is not a prank/joke.

A student at my university was murdered this week. We, as a community, are still grieving.

In light of this, it feels like now might be the best time to remind you all of safety precautions you can take. Remember: Don’t take drinks or food from someone you don’t know, don’t eat or drink from opened containers, stay in public places as much as possible, be wary of anyone who is excessively costumed and attempts to lead you away from a group. If you are old enough/plan to drink alcohol, be extra aware of how much you drink with your specific tolerance in mind. Be especially leery of other people offering you mixes or cocktails, because those are especially easy to slip drugs into without the recipient’s knowledge. The buddy system is important. Make sure someone knows where you are. It probably wouldn’t hurt to keep eyes open for other people in sketchy situations, as well. Basically, use your common sense and be kind. I know it’s Halloween, but no amount of spooky fun is worth risking yours, or anyone else’s, safety.

If you are going out alone, or have children with you, I strongly encourage you to consider attending a community event. More and more communities are setting up “Safe Treats,” which are usually child-friendly, security-conscious events revolving around having fun as a group and celebrating Halloween as safely as possible.

That all said, Happy Halloween!

~Holly

Asexual Analogies: Alcohol Part 2

In which I attempt to explain my asexuality through abstract analogies that may or may not actually make sense…

Please check out part 1 here.

So, yesterday I attempted to compare asexuality to teetotalism as far as my experience is concerned. Today we’ll explore that same analogy from how other people perceive the two…



While I may have found comfort and acceptance in my teetotalism, that doesn’t mean that I don’t face problems due to it. For some reason it seems to be something that, when people find out, they have to have an opinion on.

And it’s often something that’s difficult to hide. Sometimes it feels like the lives of the people around me revolve around alcohol, and they’re always so shocked when I’m ‘outed’.

Even when I don’t directly tell people (because frankly, it’s not really their business), they manage to sniff it out. Continually attempting to ply me with booze, becoming more insistent the more I refuse.

They seem to think I have a problem with ‘letting go’ and ‘relaxing’, and that if I just gave in and had one little drink I’d see how great it is…

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College!Harry AU - Part Two (Filler Chapter)

Part One can be found here.

This is just a filler chapter but part of the story nonetheless! Mentions of date rape drug-use (not from precious Harry, don’t worry) and assault so be aware x

The alcohol was in full flow as you entered the first party of the new year at the footballers’ house on campus. It wasn’t a place where you’d usually hang out but Liv had persuaded you to come along because Her new squeeze, Louis, was hosting with his team mates. It was smoky from cigarettes and music was blaring someone’s God awful playlist over the speakers. You searched around for some people you knew, feeling out of place and out of sorts with your surroundings, entering the kitchen to pour yourself a drink.

You weren’t sure it was him at first, he was surrounded by a couple of girls fawning over him in the corner next to the punch. The light was dark so you couldn’t quite make out his features properly but, it must be him. He gave you a look before returning his attention to the girls next to him, kissing each one every few moments as they laughed hysterically at whatever jokes he was telling them. Way to massage his ego even more.

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Looking for Alaska board game. Appx. 6 hours of work, but it’s done (cards and all)! Can’t wait to use this in my English I class with my freshmen on Monday.
Thank you for an incredible book, @fishingboatproceeds!

Notes: The question cards -
Comprehension - comprehension/analysis/plot questions about the novel
Life - real-world scenarios and thought exercises related to the novel
Truth - FAQ questions about alcohol, drugs, DUIs, and more.
Dare - Creative, often physically engaging activities, such as “Perform an obituary at Alaska’s funeral as the Colonel.”
Happy to send game instructions and more details to anyone upon request!