gift cards are such a cop-out. not that i’ve EVER been ungrateful to receive them, but it’s like, the last thing i want to do after christmas shopping for everyone else is go out in the return crowds to shop for my own gifts…
every time there’s a nice, sweet, “rory/amy loves rory/amy” episode of doctor who, it’s followed by an inversely terrifying one and that is basically how they trick you into watching whole seasons whist giving yourself nightmares at the same time.
ahhh, finally it’s a glorious sunny, windy 47 outside! it’s been humid, warm, and overcast practically the whole month. i can finally wear a coat and scarf, even if the sun will warm us up a little more before the afternoon.
…i’m excited because winter gives us porcelain girls a nice break from all the summer hounding of the overtly rude “you’re so pale!” and “you need a tan!” because EVERYONE is ghostly. i’m scottish and ukrainian— i don’t think i actually HAVE melanin. how offended would a native american/ mediterranean/ african/ middle eastern/ indian/ latina person feel if they were constantly hounded about skin bleaching or how they need to be lighter? (actually a more *subtle* media suggestion, i realize.)
furthermore, i’m glad some magazines are finally exposing the idiotic, medically inexplicable trend of tanning. but how can the same magazine subtly tell girls they’d look better with an exotic tan in the ads and then tout the benefit of a $60 SPF cream in the “articles”? i could go on for PAGES about media double standards, so we’ll stop there.
i just wanted to say, pale girls unite! i realize that a lot of girls on tumblr are younger and might be insecure or not have someone suggest that they be confident in who they are, so i wanted to put my two cents in. let me just say: don’t believe the orange-sprayed masses (or any masses) that tell you your skin is the wrong color. (white, black, brown, or anything in between). for my translucent peeps, wear that SPF proudly, enjoy NOT burning and NOT getting sun spots and wrinkles.
…and should this winter someone harangue your naturally delicate complexion with a “you’re so white!” (literally said to me before), merely retort with a “yeah i know, isn’t it great?! i’m pretty sure i have royalty in my european lineage.”
tumblr has gone to trash just like every other social media. not all the nice, organic blogs like the ones i follow and who follow me… but ever since yahoo’s touch of death took over, it’s all ridiculous gif ads and irrelevant brand accounts and like, “news” garbage and i’m sick of it. if i wanted that shit i’d go back to twitter.
“I don’t think there’s anything sadder than when two people are meant to be together and something intervenes.”—Walter Bishop (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
don’t believe this lie. everything happens for a reason. nothing can sneak up on or surprise God and ruin his plan, therefore, every event IS his plan. the people who are meant to be together WILL be together and those who are not supposed to be together will find other people and realize it was all for the best.
“Since God intends to make you like Jesus, he will take you through the same experiences Jesus went through. That includes loneliness, temptation, stress, criticism, rejection, and many other problems.”— Rick Warren (via absolutelyinlovewithhim)
wow, a sobering thought and fresh perspective on life’s woes. jesus feels our pain.