this mom's whirled world

Aug 29

ariaste:

unamusedsloth:

Exercise caution, especially with things labeled “fresh” pizza

I dunno, I’m most worried about “stairs”

these all trouble me terribly

Aug 29

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.


 

Aug 27

tonystarktastic:

i-ll-be-mother:

Is Robert Downey Jr’s facebook even real?

It is. And I’ve seen his replies to people and just…he confirmed on Twitter that he runs that fucking facebook and I’m like “YOU!”

Aug 25

Gif and Icon Pack: Janina Gavankar

pochelp:

Race:  Mixed Indian and Dutch[catalogued as Indian for more prominent features]

Age: 33 (as of 1/22/2014)

Known For: "The L Word", "True Blood"

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Aug 24

lastbill said: You remember those toys, they were like beanie babies, but lil monster heads instead and when you whacked em they said somethin funky, I used to have tonnes of them and I can't remember what they're called.

fuckyeah1990s:

idk

Silly Slammers, perhaps? I used to have a purple one and a green one. a couple of random talking heads that you could throw at someone or the wall. “later” “adios” “buh bye now” … just wish I could remember what the rest of them said.

Aug 23
caitsidious:

Matthew Lillard is absolutely THE most underrated actor of all time.He starred in SLC Punk!, Scooby Doo, Thirteen Ghosts, Scream, and Hackers, and made appearances in Law & Order SVU and Criminal Minds. If that’s not fucking impressive range I don’t know what is.Reblog this to show appreciation for this handsome devil.

caitsidious:

Matthew Lillard is absolutely THE most underrated actor of all time.
He starred in SLC Punk!, Scooby Doo, Thirteen Ghosts, Scream, and Hackers, and made appearances in Law & Order SVU and Criminal Minds. If that’s not fucking impressive range I don’t know what is.
Reblog this to show appreciation for this handsome devil.

Aug 23

Get To Know Me Meme

andillwriteyouatragedy:

Aug 22
college-hopeful:

fiedbach:

snowyanna:

215-to-fit:

rustboro-city:

svviggle:

kastortheunlockable:

stunningpicture:

My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

The american public education system in a nutshell tho

My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.
My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.
My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.
My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.
My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.
My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.
My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.
The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

Fun story time. I loved to read. So much so, I was reading chapter books in kindergarden. I broke the record for reading points in elementary school. They actually had to start making up prizes for me. No one in the history of the school had ever read so many books in a year. Basically, my class liked me because I won those suckers pizza parties in my spare time.
In second grade, I had a teacher named Ms. Mobley who believed all children should be average. She flat out told my father that all children should make C’s, and should never strive for more than that.
Not only was she insane, she also would routinely spell things wrong for us to copy for our spelling tests. Later, when we spelled those words wrong on the test, she would mark us off. Yes, our own teacher was sabotaging us.
I should have been tested for gifted classes, but I was not. Why? Ms. Mobley didn’t believe in “gifted” children.
This teacher had tenure and could not be fired.
Never forget.
"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

George Orwell couldn’t invent this shitit’s twisted stuff

The flaw in the American school system…

college-hopeful:

fiedbach:

snowyanna:

215-to-fit:

rustboro-city:

svviggle:

kastortheunlockable:

stunningpicture:

My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

The american public education system in a nutshell tho

My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.

My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.

My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.

My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.

My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.

My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.

My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.

The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

Fun story time. I loved to read. So much so, I was reading chapter books in kindergarden. I broke the record for reading points in elementary school. They actually had to start making up prizes for me. No one in the history of the school had ever read so many books in a year. Basically, my class liked me because I won those suckers pizza parties in my spare time.

In second grade, I had a teacher named Ms. Mobley who believed all children should be average. She flat out told my father that all children should make C’s, and should never strive for more than that.

Not only was she insane, she also would routinely spell things wrong for us to copy for our spelling tests. Later, when we spelled those words wrong on the test, she would mark us off. Yes, our own teacher was sabotaging us.

I should have been tested for gifted classes, but I was not. Why? Ms. Mobley didn’t believe in “gifted” children.

This teacher had tenure and could not be fired.

Never forget.

"The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win." 

George Orwell couldn’t invent this shit

it’s twisted stuff

The flaw in the American school system…

Aug 22

quote People disappeared, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via wordsnquotes)
Aug 22
panicathehemmo:

I was tagged by the lovely hemmingsdisease
1. Handwrite your name 2. Handwrite your URL 3. Handwrite your blog title 4. Handwrite your favourite season of the year 5. Handwrite the colour of your shirt at the moment 6. Handwrite your favourite band(s) 7. Handwrite your favourite band member 8. Handwrite your favourite band members crotch ;) 9. Handwrite your favourite songs 10. Handwrite your favourite number 11. Handwrite ‘hello’ 12. Handwrite the country you live in 13. Handwrite with your hand that isn’t dominant 14. Handwrite three words that sum you up 15. Handwrite the first 10 words that you think of 16. Handwrite ‘fuck off Michael’ 17. Handwrite if you have ever seen 5sos live 18. Handwrite a message to your followers 19. Handwrite why you love one of your followers (include their URL!) 20. Handwrite if you actually like your handwriting lol I tag bigredmikey thestaticsounds irwins-bandanass rhythmcalum sincerely-nora

gonna try this out sometime…

panicathehemmo:

I was tagged by the lovely hemmingsdisease

1. Handwrite your name
2. Handwrite your URL
3. Handwrite your blog title
4. Handwrite your favourite season of the year
5. Handwrite the colour of your shirt at the moment
6. Handwrite your favourite band(s)
7. Handwrite your favourite band member
8. Handwrite your favourite band members crotch ;)
9. Handwrite your favourite songs
10. Handwrite your favourite number
11. Handwrite ‘hello’
12. Handwrite the country you live in
13. Handwrite with your hand that isn’t dominant
14. Handwrite three words that sum you up
15. Handwrite the first 10 words that you think of
16. Handwrite ‘fuck off Michael’
17. Handwrite if you have ever seen 5sos live
18. Handwrite a message to your followers
19. Handwrite why you love one of your followers (include their URL!)
20. Handwrite if you actually like your handwriting lol
I tag bigredmikey thestaticsounds irwins-bandanass rhythmcalum sincerely-nora

gonna try this out sometime…