Ellyse is Inarticulate

This morning there was a spider in my tub and it couldn’t get out so I made a little ramp with a dry washcloth and it made the best bridge, really connected with that spider’s struggles right then

but then it disappeared in the bathroom and paranoia set in, I am convinced it went to hide in my room to scare me tonight :(

My hair is getting longer
and Leon is getting LARRRRGGGERRRR

My hair is getting longer

and Leon is getting LARRRRGGGERRRR

madfreaky:

"The calendar was great because it gave people a chance to see a side of my versatility."

madfreaky:

"The calendar was great because it gave people a chance to see a side of my versatility."

depravi-tea:

27 Things All Tea Lovers Need In Their Lives
professorfangirl:

rollforproblematic:

missrep:

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)

 “In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”

"the toy delivers a message to the child"—oh MAN.

professorfangirl:

rollforproblematic:

missrep:

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)

 “In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”

"the toy delivers a message to the child"—oh MAN.

Tea Review Tuesday

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely morning so far. About a month ago I went to the San Juan Islands on a biking trip, and came back with the tea I’m tackling today, from a brand exclusive to the Islands.

I present to you: Isla Botanica’s Lemon Ginger blend

Background: Isla Botanica was actually started by an alumni of my school! From what I saw of their selection, they most often make herbal teas, although they had some other very intriguing blends…most notably San Juan Sunrise looked really good. Her business is centered on San Juan Island, and as far as I can tell is only available a very few places on the mainland, so visiting the islands is probably your best shot of getting a hold of this company’s stuff, though if you live in Bellingham or near New Westminster (BC) than you’re in luck! As for why lemon and ginger in a blend, it’s pretty simple. They are both very good for you. Ginger is used to improve digestion, settle the stomach (ginger ale anyone?) and improve the immune system among other things. Lemon is good for a whole slew of things, from acne to being a great source of Vitamin C to helping with carrying on in high elevation areas. The first man to scale Mount Everest attributed much of his success to the use of lemons.

First Impression: I found this at an organic grocery store on Lopez Island,and thought that it would make a great souvenir! Something exclusive to the islands as well as disposable so I wouldn’t be adding more clutter to my life. Colton helped me pick out which kind- he has a healthy respect for ginger, having been raised by a half Asian parent who loves to cook, and thought that this blend would be a great healthy mix to drink. If the packaging looks a little ragged, that’s more my fault than anything, since I had this squished in a bag for several days, oops. I love how every ingredient is sourced organically, locally, or, if unavailable in the area, fair trade. Responsible companies make me smile, and I want to say it was only about $8 for 3 oz! Not a bad price considering what organic tea blends like this sometimes cost. (see here for my review of a tea that was $13 for 2 oz!)

The Scent: Fresh, zesty and invigorating! The ginger and the lemon really come through, and the hibiscus adds a bit more depth to the scent.

Ingredients: Ginger root, lemon peel, lemongrass,lemon verbana, hibiscus and lemon oil

The Tea: It brews to a fruity pink, an obvious influence of the hibiscus that reminds me a bit of pink lemonade. However, the sweetness of lemonade is definitely not present at first. The ginger is the more overpowering initial taste, although the lemon is more clear as an aftertaste. The peppery, earthy taste of ginger pairs well with the citrusy, sour flavor of the lemon, and after a few sips, a bit of sweetness does come through. For those who like their tea to be strong and bracing, this is a great option. It’s fresh, it’s herbal and very good for you. The quality of this tea is very nice. Speaking only for myself however, this isn’t really my favorite, the ginger and lemon flavors just aren’t what I enjoy to drink. This is entirely just my personal opinion, I think another person would absolutely adore it. So, although it isn’t my taste, I intend to give it a high rating since it really is a well done blend that most people would be happy to purchase. It would be worth having this with honey for a sore throat I think.

8/10

Thank you for reading, I hope you all are doing well. You can find this tea at Isla Botanica’s partner stores, but don’t dismay, they’re working on an Etsy, and you can also email them if you really really want some tea. Some similar teas can be found here or here, or you can make your own. I have other reviews, and if you want to check out my current teas (just updated!), I would welcome suggestions on what to review next! My ask box is always open for feedback, criticism, questions, discussion etc etc, so please feel free to shoot me your opinions. See you next Tuesday!

jncos:

Wrong camp asshole, this is The Rudest Colony. Get the fuck out you naked piece of shit.

fuckinginbrooklyn:

25K retweets and I’ve lost count of how many death threats. Keep reposting. #Ferguson #Racism #Progress

fuckinginbrooklyn:

25K retweets and I’ve lost count of how many death threats. Keep reposting. #Ferguson #Racism #Progress

fuckinginbrooklyn:

25K retweets and I’ve lost count of how many death threats. Keep reposting. #Ferguson #Racism #Progress

fuckinginbrooklyn:

25K retweets and I’ve lost count of how many death threats. Keep reposting. #Ferguson #Racism #Progress

heissogoodlooking:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.” This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.” This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain that no one reading this believes the people around him/her are capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

heissogoodlooking:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.” This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.” This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain that no one reading this believes the people around him/her are capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”