I went shopping with a friend yesterday and in one store the girl behind the counter had the Tolkien symbol tattooed on her forearm
So I said: “Cool tattoo”
Her: “Thanks! Do you know what it’s from?”
Me: “Yeah from Tolkien”
Her: “Omg you’re the first person ever to recognize it. Are you a big fan?”
Me: *slowly pulls up my sleeve to uncover my own Tolkien tattoo*
So I am One-Eyed and Something Amazing Happened to Me Today:
Some of you might have been following me long enough to remember that I have posted on tumblr about being one-eyed before, the major two posts being [Here]and [Here], mostly about growing up with one eye, about the process of getting fitted for artificial eyes, and about the constant arguing with my parents who, to this day, have been the only two people in the world who have ever made me feel bad about it and who have told me that my face will “scare people” (Which to this day remains a pretty shitty reality in my life that shows no signs of ever improving.)
A little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters – sometimes very hastily – but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, ‘Dear Jim: I loved your card.’ Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said: 'Jim loved your card so much he ate it.’ That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.
The A stands for Asexual, Aromantic, and also, alliteratively, Ally.
Look, in 1996, when we were starting the very first “gay-straight alliance” my Wisconsin high school had ever had, our membership was one (1) extremely brave gay guy, and twenty-three “allies.” Most of us “allies” came out later, when it was safer, and we were braver, and, most importantly, when we had more experience talking about queer issues as something that mattered to us. Having that time when we could identify as “allies” and be accepted in the movement was crucial to our coming out.
Now, I’m not saying allies should get to talk over queer people in the movement, or tell us what to do politically. But I am saying that kicking people out of celebrations, like Pride, is both short-sighted and cruel. For fuck’s sake, it’s a parade; let them come play.
50 mile skate at the General James A. Van Fleet Trail. Wow. I am definitely not the same person I was at 7am when I started this trail. Gorgeous trail and perfect for a skate (minus a couple bumpy miles). The last eight were hard, with the last five being the one of hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. Holy freaking heck.
When I got to the end of the trailhead and saw the car (that I knew had an ice cold cider waiting in the cooler for me) the sheer amount of relief was intense. Full disclosure - I peed my pants, y'all. 😂😂😂 Could not contain it in any way. Sheer relief. Collapsed onto the ground. Oof. Did the damn thing though. Also, check out the adorable baby gator!! 😀😀😀
10. are you good at hiding your feelings?– I wouldn’t be a Southern woman if I weren’t indoctrinated from birth to repress every emotion and maintain a placid, approachable smile from waking to sleeping. (In all seriousness I emote my positive feelings very loudly and aggressively and only clamp down on the bad ones).
19. have you ever been to New York?– Yep! Lived in Buffalo, Syracuse and briefly, Long Island. Visited the city a few times. Hated every goddamn minute of it hahaha. Large cities are my personal hell.
22. description of crush– Don’t actually have a real life crush rn, but I aggressively blog about my fantasy ones.
27. things i hate– Republicans, the GOP, American conservatives, the political party currently in power in the United States of America, the Republican party. The party of Republicans. The party made especially of Republicans. The Republicans’ party. That party.
I got my hair trimmed yesterday (I have looooved this cut for the last 8 weeks and never ever want to grow it out again) and it’s that soft, perfect, day-after-a-haircut hair. I’m definitely taking all four rest days from Couch to 5k consecutively this week to maximize the hair perfection. I’ll regret it when I have to run 3 days in a row.
This morning was an early one because I have soooo much to do at work, and it’s stuff I’m unfamiliar with so it takes me 4 times longer than it should. Unfortunately, here I sit at my desk an hour and a half after arriving and all I’ve done is send one email. Yikes.
Also I bought this dress at REI a month or so ago and it’s my favorite thing and maybe the only piece of clothing I’ve spent $60+ on and afterwards been like ‘yeah that was a good idea’ instead of ‘oh man why did I do that’.
3/22 -Happy Birthday to the coolest, cutest, most awesome super hero guardian angel princess ever <3
If you’re seeing this, I am currently away at Anime Boston, so this is queued. Despite being away, I still had to post something for my favorite cutie face’s birthday <3
Mysterion picture taken by mistyautumn Princess Kenny picture taken by mista-barista The other two are gratuitous selfies~ All outfits made by me (except you know..the Kenny ones. Those I legit pulled from my closet haha)
Cali chronicles// 4-27: I’ll start by saying fuck Ridley Scott for his casting choices and any movie he dropped after Exodus anyways one of my favorite movies of like ever has been Blade Runner from the music to the cinematography it all inspired me heavily. So to walk into the Bradbury building, the place they filmed Sebastian’s death in the movie was like stepping into a scene from my favorite movie- no wait…I did! It was wild, it felt timeless. Like I was in some place that floated outside reality and was instantly in love with it.
Anonymous asked: “We don’t want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing we need. We don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree. We just want you for our own. More than you could ever know. Make our wish come true. All we want for Christmas is more cute selfies of you in your underwear.”