Mostly random, with a lot of unfucking. Other things include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety, fat, feminism, social justice issues, fluffy animals, and fandoms.

 

Happy Easter! and what is roast gammon? :D

Gammon is a specific type of ham that’s been cured and/or smoked in the same way bacon is. I slow-ish roasted it and then set it aside while the veggies roasted, and I used some of the grease from the gammon on the veggies.

The meat came off the bone stupid easy - I literally just had to use my fingers.  So I wrapped the bone up in some foil and stuck it in the fridge - I’m thinking I can use it to flavor some sort of soup/stew thing later in the week.  I have plenty of veggies left over from what I bought for today, so I really just have to decide what I want to make.  

Oh yeah, and I went vaguely Italian-style with my spicing.  Garlic salt, thyme, and sage.  On everything.  Meat and veg.

Even L, who doesn’t like a lot of stuff (she’s my pickiest), only complained about the sprouts.  I was kind of expecting that anyway, so I just let that one roll off my back.  I got her to eat potatoes without having to convince her, so that’s my Easter miracle for the day.  lol

This is actually turning out to be my most relaxed Easter ever.

The kids were totally fine with forgoing eggs this year (and eggs here are just cheap-ass chocolate in the shape of an oversized egg; overpriced and overestimated, really) in favor of less expensive but just-as-good-if-not-better sweets.  Just regular bags of sweets like Tangfastics and Gold-Bears and Kit-Kats.  For what I could maybe spend getting 2 eggs I got enough sweets for all of us - including myself - to have a nice amount.  Not too little, not too much.

I wish I’d thought of this ahead of time (I literally only thought of it last week), I could have slowly stockpiled quite a bit.  £1 here, 50p there.

I think I might do something similar for Halloween.  Trick-or-treating isn’t really a thing here, but maybe we can have a scary movie night with sweets & stuff.  If they’re even here, that is.  (There might be some sort of Halloween disco at school, or the community center might have some sort of Halloween-themed thing on; I don’t know, but it’s happened in Hendon, so it could happen here too.)

We’re having roast gammon with roast vegetables, stuffing, and gravy.  I slow-ish roasted the gammon, and from what I’ve picked at… damn, I’m good.  lol

Now if I could only get these three to stop fighting with each other.

fatbodypolitics:

pooperscoopin:

katsplanet:

whenever people say they dont like cats because they dont happily greet you at the door i give them the stinkiest eye

HELP

OMG as it meows down the stairs.

My Dakota was like this.  In fact, he ran to the door as soon as he heard the car in the driveway and would meow frantically at us as we tried to unlock it.

Didn’t matter if we’d been gone 2 hours or 2 days, he always seemed to think we’d left him FOREVAR.

(Source: stevenstelfox)

Everything we feared about communism - that we would lose our houses and savings and be forced to labor eternally for meager wages with no voice in the system - has come true under capitalism.

Jeff Sparrow (via bajo-el-mar)

…. woah.

Another one of those I-totally-didn’t-think-of-it-that-way-but-now-that-you-mention-it-you’re-absolutely-right things.

Holy shit.

(Source: anticapitalist)

Guess who went out for the first time in 5 years?
(That’s me and Hayley.)
Also, Friday Night I learned: what I think my face is doing and what my face is actually doing are sometimes two totally different things.
Ofc, Hayley’s expression doesn’t look much better.  She looks like she’s constipated or something.  lol
'Twas a good night.  I got drunk enough that I could just enjoy the music and dance without even thinking twice about being self-conscious, but not so drunk that I couldn't function.  I definitely wasn't sober, but I wasn't anywhere near stumbling-around drunk, either.
Like Bert, our old family friend from Germany who lived with us when I was a teenager would have said, I was only 30% drunk.  >.>
I’ve been paying for it today.  Not the drinking, the dancing.  Since it had been so long, I was using muscles I haven’t used in godknowshowlong, so today I’ve been just a great big ball of ouch.
Especially the bottoms of my feet (and I was smart and wore flats).
Ouch.  Ow.
It was totally worth it, though.

Guess who went out for the first time in 5 years?

(That’s me and Hayley.)

Also, Friday Night I learned: what I think my face is doing and what my face is actually doing are sometimes two totally different things.

Ofc, Hayley’s expression doesn’t look much better.  She looks like she’s constipated or something.  lol

'Twas a good night.  I got drunk enough that I could just enjoy the music and dance without even thinking twice about being self-conscious, but not so drunk that I couldn't function.  I definitely wasn't sober, but I wasn't anywhere near stumbling-around drunk, either.

Like Bert, our old family friend from Germany who lived with us when I was a teenager would have said, I was only 30% drunk.  >.>

I’ve been paying for it today.  Not the drinking, the dancing.  Since it had been so long, I was using muscles I haven’t used in godknowshowlong, so today I’ve been just a great big ball of ouch.

Especially the bottoms of my feet (and I was smart and wore flats).

Ouch.  Ow.

It was totally worth it, though.

Scientists discover the animal kingdom’s first ‘female penis’

heedlesspetrichor:

dithology:

tanacetum-vulgare:

One more fun example for arguing that both gender and sex are much more complicated than we like to think. 

Gender is “cultural” while sex is “biological” suuuure but check out this biology! She sucks sperm out of the male with her penis, and takes like 40-70 hours to do it. Amaaaazing. 

Yes! It’s all spectrum.

Biologically, sexes are defined not by the copulatory organ, but by the size and motility of the gamete. Most (?) vertebrates and lots of plants have two types of gametes (large/small, female/male; this is called anisogamy). The large gamete (the egg/ova) is the female gamete, while the tiny gamete (the sperm, pollen) is the male gamete. By convention the individual carrying that type of gamete is referred to as that sex. A single individual carrying both types of gamete (either simultaneously or at different times in its life) is a hermaphrodite. 

Other species don’t have just 2 types of gametes, like fungi, which can have a whole ton (a dozen? more?) of sexes.  

SCIENCE!

(Source: queeringagriculture)

zandalan:

I shouldn’t like this. But I absolutely adore this song.

Hah.

I pressed play thinking of course I’m not going to know what this is, but um… yeah, no.  I know this one.  L and/or C2 have been listening to it several times in the last couple of weeks (4 Music is apparently their favorite channel lately).

And I have to admit, even old, get-off-my-lawn, stuck-in-my-ways me likes it.

http://the-real-goddamazon.tumblr.com/post/83093718840/kenobi-wan-obi-theres-a-reason-why-neil

kenobi-wan-obi:

There’s a reason why Neil deGrasse Tyson’s views on race are completely overlooked and why even I was never aware of them until recently. Science nerds will make a billion photosets and quotes about the new Cosmos and speak on everything Neil gets into even the science of…