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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.


I swear to god, every time I leave the house I come home with another dog story.

Today it was a chihuahua that nearly got crushed underneath my boot-wearing feet because he was so excited to be let down to run that he was just going all over the place (AND wriggled out of his collar).

(“I love dogs” aura.  Seriously.  Gotta be.)


i would give my left kidney for asexual taystee jefferson.

she’s an extrovert who cares more about her family in all its forms than she is in dating.

none of her flashbacks or current prison drama revolve around fucking.

when poussey kisses her she says she’s “not like that” but cuddling is fine and she obviously enjoys that - why is everyone assuming she means she’s straight?

when she yells at p in the library she never says the issue is that she liked her, it’s that she liked her “like that” and “wanted her to take off her clothes and shit” - those are not the words of someone uncomfortable with a lesbian. those are the words of someone uncomfortable with sex.

she jokes about sex but it’s /always/ a joke. “a nubian king with a nubian thing”? come on. she uses it like a punchline. she uses it like an ace.

can you imagine? if any show were to have some ace representation, i could see it being orange is the new black. and can you imagine it being TAYSTEE? the fan favorite, loud and happy and dancing - sings like an angel, stings like a bee - can you imagine? taystee saying, “no, i’m asexual. not like a fucking plant, like a person. i just don’t like it.” can you IMAGINE? allosexual people being forced to see an ace character who wasn’t a novelty or a joke or treated like it was a disorder? can you imagine allosexual people actually /hearing/ the word asexual on one of the most popular tv shows that exists right now? can you even imagine?

Tattoo time is drawing nearer!  My tin is about 3/4 full now.  I’m excited/curious to see how much I’ve actually managed to save up this way.  If it’s any decent amount of money, I may go this route again for other stuff.

Life lesson learned: just because something seems like a better deal on the surface doesn’t mean it’s worth it.

Ok, so that poundstretcher at the local retail park?  Their “gimmick,” for lack of a better term, is that they’re also a big pet supply place.  And to be fair, they do have quite a large selection of pet stuff.  

Their store brand cat litter, for example, was only £1 for twice the amount of the generic brand that I often buy for the same price.  So… same amount of money but twice the amount?  Yes please.

Only no.

Because once I got this stuff home and C1 did the litter boxes (it was her turn), we realized that it wasn’t kitty litter so much as kitty powder.  I mean like… the consistency of baking soda.


I’ve had to clean the counters like 10 times a day since I got this stuff (because even if I wouldn’t allow the cats on the counters when I’m in there, I can’t very well prevent them when I’m not even in the room).

For the price, I don’t regret trying the stuff out, but I am never, ever buying it again.


(And I’m about to go change it as soon as I hit the post button.)

BIG BIG BIG props and a gazillion thank yous to zandalan, who once again proved why I consider him to be my best friend.

I seriously thought my computer had metaphorically blown up in my face.  I got some errors and then it just went blank, and successive restart attempts kept getting stuck on the motherboard’s startup screen.

I’m proud to say, I didn’t actually panic at all this time.  I was gutted, and actually had to fight tears, but there was no huge meltdown.  I did notice the anxiety shoot up; I’m still shaking a bit.  But no ugly crying total freakout panic like I’ve done so many times before.

But thanks to zandalan, we figured out what the problem was, and it turned out to be fairly simple (faulty usb hub).

Dude, seriously, we need to meet in person so I can at least begin to give you all the hugs I owe you. 

*insert the Weasley twins singing “Victor I love you / Victor I do….” here*


Remember how I said I hoped these new shoes would last as long as the old ones?

Remember how I said I hoped these new shoes would last as long as the old ones?


Quest Complete!

  • Get dressed and walk to the store: (1/1)
  • Buy replacement shower head: (1/1)

  • Remove old, leaky shower head: (1/1)

(If you look real close you can actually see the leak.)

  • Attach new, shiny shower head: (1/1)

  • Test shower head to make sure it works: (1/1)


Today’s Adventure:

Don’t Lose Your (Shower) Head

  • Objectives: Go to Poundstretcher and buy that replacement shower head you saw there last weekend.  Bring it home and attempt to replace the current, leaking like a second faucet, piece of shit with the new one.  
  • Additional Objectives: take pictures, so that afterwards you can be your usual dorky self with tumblr.
  • Requirements: £2.99, getting dressed and actually walking down to Pallion Retail Park.
  • Rewards: 50 Life After B XP