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nprfreshair:

"The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river’s delta, with Jerusalem’s answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space." - Chris Hadfield
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has a new book of photography called “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.”

nprfreshair:

"The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river’s delta, with Jerusalem’s answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space." - Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has a new book of photography called “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.”

Me: *playing Tomb Raider*

Grandmother who is visiting for the weekend: Mind if I sit with you?

Me: *squirming slightly because there is gore and swearing in this game and my grandmother is a sweet old lady: Um, if you want to.

Grandmother: *sits* Thank you, dear.

Me: *continuing to play for about five minutes*

Grandmother:

Grandmother:

Grandmother: LOOK OUT THERE ARE THREE COMING DOWN THE HILL

Grandmother: THAT WAS POINT BLANK HOW ARE THEY ALIVE

Grandmother: OOOHH YOU MADE THAT EXPLODE

Grandmother: STOP KILLING MY GRANDDAUGHTER

Grandmother: KILL THEM KILL THEM ALL

Grandmother: OHHHHH YOU SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD OHHHHHHHHH

Grandmother: RUN RUN RUN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE RUN

Grandmother: OKAY NOW KILL THEM ALL

Me: *slowly turns to look at her* Grandma

Grandmother: *sweet smile* Hmm?

Me: Grandma oh my god

Grandmother: *more smiling* Well, hurry up and kill everyone else, I want to see you save this Sam person.

Me:

Me:

Grandmother: Kill them.

Okay! So I went to a wedding today and managed to get some full body shots to show you all what my 93 lb weight loss journey has brought so far. I went from a tight 24 pant and XXXL shirt to a loose 14 pant and L shirt. I am still planning on loosing more weight since I still have quite the tire around my belly, but yeah! Progress!

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did-you-kno:

Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative has brought free and low-cost birth control to teens since 2009. The program has saved the state millions on teen-birth-related healthcare, but it’s not a state-funded plan. The entire $23-million budget was provided by a confidential, private donor. Source

did-you-kno:

Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative has brought free and low-cost birth control to teens since 2009. The program has saved the state millions on teen-birth-related healthcare, but it’s not a state-funded plan. The entire $23-million budget was provided by a confidential, private donor. Source

My quick photo of the Eastern Bluebird coloring that was done today. Done at Magnum Tattoo in Grand Rapids, MI

My quick photo of the Eastern Bluebird coloring that was done today. Done at Magnum Tattoo in Grand Rapids, MI

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

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It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

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I will always reblog this. Always.

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So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

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yes

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Again. (via smocksinabox)

(Source: lostgrrrls)