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luxurycomedyhoe  asked:

Hey I loved reading your posts on Czech culture and customs like household stuff... my family is Czech-American and I was surprised how similar some of the little things were! Like always offering to help with dishes and bringing food over to houses, everyone has to sit down before starting to eat (my dad is insistent upon this and it drives my mom crazy! She's just general american lol), and only praying on holiday dinners.

Anyways I was wondering, you touched in a post about the term Slavic to describe Czech people and I gathered that it is a disliked term in general? I am more Czech-American than anything, but I’m also Polish, German, and other mixed Germanic - and I identify as Slavic, Slavic being the Slavs of Central Europe. Is that a correct term or should I use something different? It’s hard being American trying to define that. :/

Sorry for late answer. I’m glad you liked our post, I put a lot work into that one in particular :)

Yes, we are a nation belonging to the Slavic family. Of course, over the centuries we were influenced by other groups (as it happens to most nations) like Germanics for example but the fact stays.

You are right to mention that is this attitude of some people that we are ‘better’ for being less-Slavic than perhaps some other nations of this group due being more connected to Western European culture in past than lets say…Poland or Ukraine (and due being closer to Western Europe, a lot of different armies crossing - it’s kind of in a bad spot our country :D). Most of those are pretty much moving in or stand on the verge of neonationalist territory. My personal favourites are strange individuals who claim we are ‘Celts’ because that’s a group that inhabited this land before Old Slavs came and was assimilated. Those people are not in majority.

Having Germans or Poles in the family tree is not that uncommon for Czechs (and in past was even more) so you wouldn’t be wrong to consider yourself Slavic… even if I have to tell you that the way American citizens define their nationalities is certainly very strange to me so I think you are allowed to some confusion :)

Have nice day and again sorry for not answering sooner!

If homophobia were a conversation about food...
  • Homophobic Person: My favorite food is pizza!
  • Homosexual Person: Cool! My favorite food is pasta!
  • Bisexual Person: I like both!
  • Pansexual Person: Hey guys, I don't have a favorite! I'll pretty much eat what tastes good to me.
  • Asexual Person: I like the way food looks and smells more than the way it tastes.
  • Homophobic Person: whAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU DISGUSTING PEOPLE WHY ISN'T PIZZA YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?!?! YOU'RE GOING TO HELL.

Female-Driven Genre-Fiction Wishlist:

  • Girl teams, all girl teams.
  • Female characters of color who actually represent their culture.
  • Less self-sacrificing, martyr girls more girls and women who do things for themselves without feeling bad about it or people judging them for it.
  • Mothers who do things other than parent and cook.
  • Mother and daughter characters who don’t hate each others guts.
  • No more “I’m not like the other girls”.
  • Girl characters who are good at math and science.
  • More poor female characters, who come from nothing, and exploring how that effects their heroism. And I don’t mean like middle-class poor, I mean, like having to chose between food and paying bills poor.
  • Girls who don’t like each other, but can still respect each other.
  • No more girl heroes/villains whose tragic backstory is getting raped.
  • No more female characters of color dying or sacrificing themselves for white female characters.
  • More fat girl characters in fantasy and other genre fiction who are the ones kicking-ass and taking names and being haled the hero. That are defined by something other than their weight.
  • More girls of various body-types other than “lean.”
  • More disabled characters in stories that aren’t necessarily about their disability.
  • More unattractive girl characters.
  • Girls that are not looking for relationships or losing their virginity.
  • More non-binary female characters.
  • More LGBTAQ+ female characters.
  • “Strong” female characters who actually do things other than fight all the time and have a personality.
  • More “strong” female characters whose “strength” is something other than fighting.
  • No more stories sold as “feminist” in which only the leading character is female and everyone else is man, and only other female characters are minor or antagonists.
  • No more using “like a girl” or being a girl as an insult.
  • Stop making female characters be “bitches” just because. Unlikable characters are still supposed to be likable, meaning: love to hate, hate to love. Just look at Scarlett O’Hara, she’s a godawful awful person, but she’s a fantastic character.

Feel free to add yours.

Zodiac Signs: Things to do Before Dying

1.Get into a fight with an Aries. I’m not talking about an over the phone fight, I’m talking a real toe-to-toe, heart pumping showdown. It will most likely be more beneficial to you if they were on your side in the fight, think of like a bar fight or taking on bullies at your school, but fighting them yourself would be just as exhilarating and you would most likely be better friends after the incident than you were before.Aries people are warriors and they like to know their friends can hold their own if something goes down.

2.Eat with a Taurus. By this I do not mean take them to a local fast food restaurant to hork down some greasy burgers. I mean take them to an amazing five star restuarent preferably one that has been around for decades and has built a strong reputation.

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On the phone,
my mother laughs and says I might be
taking the starving artist thing a little too far.
I do not tell her about how I am Googling all the ways
I can eat russet potatoes without getting sick of them
because it’s only $3.99 for a five pound bag,

or about how I am researching “ramen hacks”—
teaching myself how to turn a ten cent bag of instant noodles
into a meal with leftovers
because this month I prioritized booze over food
and I still feel like it was worth it.

See, I don’t have mouths to feed
or people depending on me
so I’m just yo-yoing with my own existence
and depression makes that feel more like a game
than a life decision;
so most of the time

growing takes a backseat to staying,
feels less like savings accounts and budgeting,
and more like doing whatever it takes to get through,
to peel myself like gum off the bottom of my own shoes,
to clean the blood out of the carpet
while the bills change colors like mood rings.

Don’t misunderstand me:
the mess here is not romantic.
It’s not even logical.

Survival rarely is.
—  FRENCH FRIES & OTHER GREAT WAYS TO EAT POTATOES by Trista Mateer
Things to do with each of the signs before you die

1.Get into a fight with an Aries. I’m not talking about an over the phone fight, I’m talking a real toe-to-toe, heart pumping showdown. It will most likely be more beneficial to you if they were on your side in the fight, think of like a bar fight or taking on bullies at your school, but fighting them yourself would be just as exhilarating and you would most likely be better friends after the incident than you were before.Aries people are warriors and they like to know their friends can hold their own if something goes down.

2.Eat with a Taurus. By this I do not mean take them to a local fast food restaurant to hork down some greasy burgers. I mean take them to an amazing five star restuarent preferably one that has been around for decades and has built a strong reputation. Then allow the Taurus to order for you, it may take a while, but Tauruses have wonderful taste. Make sure that you don’t rush them or yourself, take your time enjoy the food, enjoy the atmosphere, enjoy the music, enjoy the feel of your luxurious clothes, and enjoy your Taurus escort.

3.Go out on the town with a Gemini. Wait till its night time and the social life of your particular city is buzzing, and then call your Gemini friend. Not only will they have the perfect location, but they’ll most likely have the transportation to get you there(Gemini’s hate not being able to get around when they want to). Be sure not to just contain them to one party, or one club ,encourage them to take you club hopping. Gemini’s are the most amazing social butterflies, not only will they know the right people to get you into to any club or party, they’ll know enough people at the party to make it a truly memorable night. Trust Gemini’s they’ll show you a whole new world in your own backyard.

4.Have a rainy day inside with a Cancer. It will be even better if your at their house, which will most likely be stocked with comfort food and pillows. Cancers can turn their fortress of solitude into a veritable wonderland, if there men they will most likely have the newest video games and systems, and if the are women they will most likely have a wonderful assortment of make-up that they don’t mind sharing. Also, be sure to stay the night, being ruled by the moon these lovely people get there second wind at night, and would love to pull an all night junk food and call of duty session, or an all night truth or dare/make-over session. With a Cancer you are guaranteed to have the most fun indoors you’ve ever had in your life.

5. Watch a Leo do what they love to do. You are allowed to join in only if you’re ok with not being the center of attention. In fact, let the Leo be in charge, join a choir directed by a Leo, or a stage production directed by a Leo, or play in the background band in a Leo performance it may not be the best experience during rehearsals, but during the performance you will never feel better in your life. Leo’s absolutely work magic on a stage, and have a way of making everyone in the auditorium feel just as magical, doubly so if your on stage with them. You see something funny happens to a Leo when their plans come together, the bossy roaring lion that was once there gives way to a burning sun of generosity, and love. They go from whiny cats to Aslan himself and when that happens there’s no better place to be than witnessing such an inspiring sight.

6. Let a Virgo fix it. The “it” may very from person to person, but if you need anything to be perfect and you cant quite get it there, call Virgo. Yes they may seem a bit harsh at times, but they only critique because they care. Listen, let your Virgo hairstylist cut your hair and it will be perfect for your face shape, let your Virgo accountant balance your books and they will be perfect to the penny, let your Virgo make-up artist do your face and you will never look more flawless in your life. Virgo’s love a job done right, and unlike Leo’s they don’t need a whole lot of fanfare, they just need to know they did their job flawlessly and that their hard work was appreciated.

7. Have a romantic evening with a Libra. I don’t mean a date per say , you can have a romantic evening with a Libra regardless of the nature of your relationship. Being in a duo is hard-wired into their DNA, so it doesn’t matter if your just friends, siblings, or in a committed relationship Libra’s first instinct is to be romantic. So go out with them, through away all preconceived notions of what an appropriate friendship is and take your Libra on a date same-sex or not. Take them to the movies, or on a paddle-boat ride at sunset, or on a picnic and watch them become all smiles, and amazing conversation. You will not only have more fun with them then you ever  did alone, but you will truly learn what it is to love without a need for sex. Libras have no problem being romantic and cuddly even in their most platonic relationships and being on the receiving end of that kind of love is a heart warming experience not to be missed.

8.Face your demons with a Scorpio. Dig deep with Scorpio because no sign is more well equipped to purge your emotional baggage than a Scorpio. If anything traumatic has happened to you talk to a Scorpio, but make sure you are ready to deal with it and get over it. Scorpio’s can summon the demons of your past, but once they’re summoned they are very hard to push back down, so don’t bring anything up your not ready to deal with. But if you are sure you are ready to deal with it Scorpio will stick with through the entire ordeal and you will feel much better afterwords, and Scorpio will to. You see Scorpio loves helping people sort through the dark parts of their life and the recipient of such a session usually leaves completely free of the past, and all emotional trauma. (Look at that a Scorpio post and I didn’t mention sex) :)

9.Go on an adventure with a Sagittarius. The further away the better, across the country is good, but across the world would be perfect. Sagittarius’ are the best people to have with you when going to another country, not only will they know the best way to travel there, but because of their propensity to go native you’ll see a side of the country most tourist never see. Let Sagittarius take you to the coolest trails, where you see the native wildlife, let them take you to the mountain with the best view, let them take you to the beach with the best waves.  Sagittarius’ are natural explorers trust them and you’ll always remember your trip as one of the best decisions of your life.

10. Climb the corporate ladder with a Capricorn. I know this may sound silly but I’ll explain. Take your Capricorn to any event at which you wish to make yourself look better for the purposes of advancement. Like your bosses party, or a buisness luncheon, the snootier the better(bonus points if any political dignitaries are involved). Capricorns are amazing at putting their best foot forward and are even capable of making you look better by just being with them, they are savvy and will quickly key in on the social hierarchy of any gathering and use it to their and your advantage. So if you want that promotion, bring a Capricorn with you.

11. Go “out there” with an Aquarius. What I mean by “out there” is out on a limb, past the point of comfort. Nearly every Aquarius has some out there hobby that they are somewhat fanatical about. Join in with there hobby, don’t be afraid to let them teach you about it. Aquarians are to most people what Prometheus was to the human race, the giver of progress. If you listen and learn from an Aquarius they’ll truly expand their minds, and you may even tap into another dimension.

12.Get saved by a Pisces. I mean when you really hit rock bottom, call a Pisces or you could help them save someone else. You see sometimes Pisces are very scattered and spacey, but when they see someone in trouble their Messianic switch gets turned on and they become almost Christ-like. They glow with a love that is amazingly pure and true and needs nothing in return. They begin to spout off the most inspiring phrases like it were nothing more than light banter, and they have a knack for seeing who you really are, the good and the bad and loving you anyway. So whether you’re there to see them give this kind of love or you are the recipient always call Pisces if you need a savior.

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That's the thing about liking someone

I don’t like being touched, or having my hair played with or being hugged.
But with you, I could spend forever wrapped around you.

I can’t stand sleeping with anyone. Not even my own family. Not even my best friends.
But, id sleep with you or near you any night possible.

There are very people I can stand being around for long periods of time.
But you, I could go hours on end having around.

I will not drink after people and don’t you dare think I’ll share my food with someone, that shit is more valuable than a million bucks to most.
But, I’d give you my favorite and last bite of food if you wanted it.

But you, you I’d do anything with.
And there’s not a single other person i would.

I don’t like when people talk about sensory processing disorder (SPD) in autistic people as a solely bad thing that can only cause trouble. Sure, SPD can make your life much harder, but it also makes it more intense sometimes, and it’s not always a bad thing. Like I can’t stand more than three sources of sound, and some sounds send me into an overload immediately, but at the same time the joy I get from listening to music is profound and deep. I can’t eat 85% of foods because of the texture or smell, but the ones I do like I can eat for breakfast, lunch and supper and they will always taste perfect to me. I can’t bare most clothes textures, but nothing feels better to me than wrapping up in my favorite blanket or touching soft pieces of fabric. Of course some of my senses are understimulated, but it’s also good sometimes. I never get motion sickness cause my vestibular sense is somewhat weak, and though my tendency to focus on what’s right in front of my eyes and ignore the peripheral vision can be confusing, I’m much better at picking out small details and noticing changes. So SPD is not plain bad, it’s just different. And people who have it should try and find good things about their senses, because I’m sure there’s plenty of them.

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It was recently Independence Day in the good ol’ US of A. And, like anyone who lives outside the USA, I thought it featured Will Smith, aliens and Jeff Goldblum (like all the best stories). But actually, it’s an important day of inspiration for all people of the world in its message – the moral sense of rights and equality for all people. Once such game that touched on these important issues, albeit in an alternate and much later time, was BioShock Infinite. So I thought what more fitting than to feature an all American food from a game that recently reminded us of how much progress we’ve made, but yet how far we still have to go.

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there’s a specific, infuriating subsect of nerdy white girl that is way too fucking particular about tea, and I personally am not here for them. like they’re all “nothing horrifies me more than seeing someone microwave tea” and im over here like “nothing horrifies me more than the brutal colonization of hundreds of countries and millions of people that your ancestors perpetuated for your tea” like shut up jessica, you boring imperialist fuck, call me back when you’ve stopped revelling in the privileges afforded to you by centuries of large scale racial and cultural violence

Okay soo i’ve been thinking about the episode where Katara and Sokka meet Bato again and they’re so happy to see family again and get info from their dad and whatnot. 

So like…in the episode, Aang is probably the most childish he’s ever been. He fusses about the food, upset the attention isn’t on him, and even steals mail from Bato because he’s scared they’re gonna leave him. 

Now that the zutara atla trash that i am i’m comparing zuko and aang in these situations on how they handle foreign cultures. Aang completely rejects it, won’t even try the food because it looks and smells funny. When he was actually in the water tribes he never wore their clothes or anything like that (kept himself warm with his airbending), only did things his way and only did what he considered fun…really we don’t see him try to adapt anything of their culture at all (besides waterbending ofc). We didn’t even see him eat the entire time he was in either watertribe. 

Then we have Zuko, a pure firebender and firenation royalty. He doesn’t have to accept shit from others or eat from anywhere else. But he still does! We saw him in the earth kindgom give everything at least a try. Yes he was on the run and a refugee BUT he could very well have acted like aang and rejected everything and complained the entire time, in fact you would expect that more from him, a freakin prince, than a monk. You see Zuko eating at these earth nation restaurants, helping the earth nation locals, even taking care of animals. AAAND you see him implement waterbending techniques not just in his lightening re-directing but his actual fire bending form. 

I just find it so interesting that even though Aang is supposed to be a worldly monk, he’s the spoiled one. and he definitely acts like a spoiled child. Whereas the royal, heir to the throne prince, is actually the more worldy of the two. 

Don’t get me wrong about this because yeah it does seem biased, i love aang, i love all the characters because they’re all so well written, and this is what makes it even more well written! You always see the prince as the immature spoiled brat and the monk/religious character as the mature worldly type that gives everything a chance so it’s also kinda refreshing to notice this realization and role switching!