Emergency Help

Hey everybody! I don’t enjoy doing this but here’s what’s up- I need to get some surgery done.

So last week I started noticing a cyst on the inside of my thigh. I booked a doctor’s appointment for today (Monday, 8/29) to get it looked at and by the time I could get in was huge (like apple-slice huge) and I was told it’s gonna need surgery to get it out. The earliest I can get in for that is Thursday, and I’ve got some pain meds to tide me over in the meantime.

The problem here is I can’t work between now and the procedure, because the cyst’s position makes it so I can’t walk, and I’m losing out on almost a week’s worth of wages (amounting to about $400). I really can’t afford to lose this money- I just started this job and I have no savings to speak of because I’ve been job hunting for a while, and I need to be able to pay rent and bills. Additionally, I’m still not perfectly certain how much of this my insurance is going to cover, so I’m worried about not having enough, so… here I am.

I do have a Storenvy with some costumes and merchandise I can part with, or, if you have anything to spare, you can donate to me on paypal at alexgalef@cfl.rr.com. I also have a Venmo account under my other email, alexgalef@gmail.com. If you can’t give, please reblog! Every little bit helps.

Thanks everybody! I’m sorry to ask for this. Here’s a picture of my cat being cute as recompense. 

Thanks in advance!

Dear Incoming Freshmen

and all students that are nervous for the upcoming year,

I am now entering my final year in high school, so I am creating a list of tips for you all so you will be successful in this new chapter of your life.

  1. Grades matter. I know that sucks to hear and I know that grades don’t define you. But they do matter. Go ahead and fix the school system once you get a degree in education. But in order to do that (and do most career paths) you need good grades.
  2. Be nice to your teachers. Even if they are a terrible teacher. But I’m not saying be a kiss ass. Just say thank you every time you leave their class. You’ll see a difference of how they treat you. They’ll also put more effort into helping you out if you need it. Plus, write a thank you note to all of your teachers at the end of the semester/year. They really do appreciate it.
  3. If you don’t understand something, ASK! Teachers are there to teach you. Go in after school or schedule an appointment.
  4. If you aren’t understanding the content that your teacher is teaching and you’ve tried to go in after school or whatever, go find someone else in the same department. You can introduce yourself and ask your question. It really isn’t that rare/weird to do.
  5. Don’t push yourself too hard. If you’re sick and miserable, don’t go to school. Even if you have an important test. You’re not going to do very well on it if you aren’t feeling 100%.
  6. Have a work out schedule. Even if it’s once a week. You’ll feel happier and healthier if you get your body moving.
  7. Start a study schedule to get in the habit of it. It will come in handy once you start taking difficult classes.
  8. Get involved in extracurriculars that you enjoy. Not only will it make you feel happier, it will look fantastic on college/job apps because it will make you stand out.
  9. Have a positive mindset. Don’t say “I’m not a math person.” You’ll never be one by saying that. Visualization is everything.
  10. Don’t stand in the middle of the hallway and don’t walk slow. This is the absolute worst thing you can do. Upper-class-men and fellow peers will not appreciate it at all. Also, if you stand in a group with your friends off to the side, make sure the circle doesn’t get in the way of traffic.
  11. DO NOT SCREAM EVERY TIME YOU SEE YOUR FRIEND AFTER THE WEEKEND OR A BREAK. This is almost as annoying as standing in the middle of the hallway. We don’t want to hear how much you missed them after not seeing them for 48 hours.
  12. In the morning, don’t be loud. This is a critical time for high schoolers to wake up and mentally prepare themselves for the day ahead. Make sure you give them time to wake up.
  13. Don’t let someone minimize your excitement. If you are super jacked about this certain book coming out, be excited! I know at this point in time people are trying to find themselves and are super angsty and any show of excitement is not cool or hip. Keep your interests.
  14. Be yourself. I know that this is so cliché, but it obviously needs to be said. Like I said before, people are trying to find themselves and fit in. Are they a hipster, a jock, a nerd, etc. Just make sure that you maintain your authenticity.
  15. It is okay to make mistakes. Just make them and consciously try to fix them and do better next time.
  16. Make time for your friends. My biggest regret in high school (so far) is that I didn’t spend much time with my friends outside of school and extracurriculars. If you don’t feel happy after spending time with them, make new friends and branch out to meet new people. I’m not saying burn your bridges, just make new ones too.
  17. Don’t seek drama. Avoid cat fights with friends. Take the high road and avoid conflict. If conflict arises, nip it in the bud and have a mature conversation about it.
  18. Don’t be afraid to get hurt. You will either way, best be prepared.
  19. Don’t ditch your friends because of a cute guy/girl. My best friend broke up with a girl because his girlfriend was jealous of me and wanted him to limit his time he spent with me. Don’t get caught doing something you wouldn’t do if it weren’t for your s.o. or potential s.o. Chances are that you are going to be friends with your high school buddies than you are of staying with that cute guy or girl.
  20. Be a kid and dream. Have aspirations and achieve. So much creativity is lost from kindergarten to high school.

I really hope this helps. You can always message me about issues that arise in your personal life. I’m here for all of you. :)

Hi everyone!

This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. 
The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!
Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!!
However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”! 
I’d like to insist on two things:
1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked!
2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel!

For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)

Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!

Lots of love and stay safe!

Announcement

Hey guys! I was wondering about making some changes. So I want to announce a little competition for you! We all like anime and manga and I know some of you draw it a lot :) So I was wondering if you could make an avatar picture for me :) The winner’s draw/pic will be my avatar for a long time and I’ll promote the winner’s blog in my tumblr. :3 

All pictures will be shared in my blog so you could see and tell me which one do you think is the best :)

You have time to Septemper 29th :) Your drawings can be send to my email: santo.misaki@gmail.com 

I’m waiting! 

Love ya <3

Originally posted by kiiseu

Help me afford a hotel so I can see my girlfriend

I really don’t want to ask for money but I really don’t have a choice at this point.
My mom won’t let my girlfriend @mii-makes-art stay in the house while she’s here so we don’t have a place to sleep. My little sisters boyfriend works for Hilton and originally put me on his friends and family plan so I got a nice affordable discount. Low and behold my little sister decided to be a snake and have him take me off the plan so now I can no longer afford to pay for our hotel rooms. Any and all forms of donation would be greatly appreciated at this point as I have started to panic.. Donations can be accepted at my paypal
Dogcat155166@gmail.com

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Any recommendations for default eyes?. Something in the mix of.. maxis match and realistic. Just.. in the middle of those. I’m preferably looking for simmers that have tried them and know how they look in game. 

edit: never mind.. there doesn’t seem to be something out there.. Most of you recommended me the ones from Nyloa but i feel those are still more maxis match than realistic. I’m going to stay with my simleigh ones that i’m noticing ar far more detailed that the ones from base game  (i’ve had this pair for the longest time so i don’t remembered how bg eyes look like lol)

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