I am so disappointed that I didn’t get any surprises from 23andme.


sh8-bit-angora:

needthisbook:

Ten Major Artists:

Wong Wong & Lulu

Pepper examining himself before commencing a self-portrait

Pepper’s self-portrait

Tiger the spontaneous reductionist

Misty goes off the wall

Minnie, the abstract expressionist

Minnie’s Reindeer in Provence, 1992.

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey at work

Ginger’s Stripped Bare Birds, 1992.

Princess, the elemental fragmentist

Charlie, the peripheral realist

this literally makes me so happy

sh8-bit-angora:

needthisbook:

Ten Major Artists:

Wong Wong & Lu Lu

Wong Wong & Lulu

Pepper gazing into the mirror before a self-portrait

Pepper examining himself before commencing a self-portrait

Pepper painting his self-portrait

Pepper’s self-portrait

Tiger

Tiger the spontaneous reductionist

Misty in action

Misty goes off the wall

Minnie: abstract expressionist

Minnie, the abstract expressionist

Minnies finished work

Minnie’s Reindeer in Provence, 1992.

Smokey contemplating

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch

Smokey at work

Ginger's 'Stripped Bare Birds', 1992.

Ginger’s Stripped Bare Birds, 1992.

Princess' 'Regularly Ridiculed Rodents', 1993.

Princess, the elemental fragmentist

Charlie the peripheral realist

Charlie, the peripheral realist

this literally makes me so happy

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vlkodlak:

beben-eleben:

Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces

the first one is the best
its professionally done the photographer must have been laughing so hard

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lifeaccordingtocrohns:

astranger-with-candy:

lifeaccordingtocrohns:

lifeaccordingtocrohns:

So I’ve never done a side by side thing of sick times vs healthier times, but on the left was just coming out of my worst ever flare, and on the right is two years later, in another flare but coming right, much healthier than the other pic.  All the weight is from the prednisone that fixed my flare on the left.  I can’t stop staring at these.  This blows my mind.  I can’t believe those are both me.  It makes me want to cry.

Anyone who says IBD is an invisible illness, they are wrong.  It’s very visible, you just have to know what to look for.

Holy crap when did this get notes?!

I have so much respect for this woman and this post.I’m 100 pounds more than when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s. Some was muscle sure, but the rest was from prednisone. I hate this illness. And it’s far from invisible. My surgery scars are not invisible. My weight gain is not invisible. Or my stretch marks. Or my acne scars (yes prednisone makes acne worse). People notice when I have to use the restroom four times a day for 20 minutes. People notice and that means it isn’t invisible.



Aww that’s so nice of you to say!

Also, reblogging for my new followers who may not have seen my transformation :)

lifeaccordingtocrohns:

astranger-with-candy:

lifeaccordingtocrohns:

lifeaccordingtocrohns:

So I’ve never done a side by side thing of sick times vs healthier times, but on the left was just coming out of my worst ever flare, and on the right is two years later, in another flare but coming right, much healthier than the other pic. All the weight is from the prednisone that fixed my flare on the left. I can’t stop staring at these. This blows my mind. I can’t believe those are both me. It makes me want to cry.

Anyone who says IBD is an invisible illness, they are wrong. It’s very visible, you just have to know what to look for.

Holy crap when did this get notes?!

I have so much respect for this woman and this post.

I’m 100 pounds more than when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s. Some was muscle sure, but the rest was from prednisone. I hate this illness. And it’s far from invisible. My surgery scars are not invisible. My weight gain is not invisible. Or my stretch marks. Or my acne scars (yes prednisone makes acne worse). People notice when I have to use the restroom four times a day for 20 minutes. People notice and that means it isn’t invisible.

Aww that’s so nice of you to say! Also, reblogging for my new followers who may not have seen my transformation :)

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majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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Violence and fear are the tools of the State and its minions. People who love liberty should never embrace the weapons of their enemies, or else they will strengthen the very thing they despise. Just about every libertarian today would agree that persuading more people to voluntarily embrace liberty is necessary to achieve a free society, but I go further and claim that it is also sufficient. There’s no “last mile” that needs to be won through military conquest.

If the people seeking liberty have the truth on their side, they don’t need to kill a bunch of people to win the argument.

Bob Murphy, “Persuasion Is More Powerful Than Violence”

As I’ve previously noted

Freedom begins as a state of mind. And it doesn’t take the flinging of molotov cocktails to accomplish this rebellious life of self-governance and autonomy. In fact, I’d argue that violence is counterproductive as a means of affecting true, lasting change. So non-violent acts are the key. …

We often think that “furthering our cause” requires some sort of violent revolution. As I mentioned above, however, violence is counterproductive. It creates enemies and strife instead of fostering cooperation and peace. People who could have been sympathetic instead become opposers. But education is transformative. We cannot create with our hands what we first do not see in our minds. So although a revolution is indeed necessary, it must be a revolution of the mind; that is, there must be a growth of human understanding and yearning for freedom and how it is the foundation for all the safety, protection, charity, and progress that we all seek.

The revolution is one of newfound sight, of seeing the state for the treacherous leech it is. It begins with the acceptance of the ugly truth that the state is a liar, a killer, and a marauder. It does not serve the people, it serves itself - which is to say that it serves the whims of the politicians, bureaucrats, dignitaries, and corporate cronies who both run and ultimately benefit from state power. In this revelation, to those willing to wipe thevernix caseosa from their eyes, exists the power to topple governments. When the people behold the state for what it truly is and simply decide to no longer be willing accomplices to heinous acts, the state in turn loses its grip over the people. Because the source of state power is not in gold or gunpowder, it is in obedience.

No great acts or grand gestures are required in this intellectual revolution, only a willingness to question illegitimate authority, to refuse to become instruments of our own oppression, and, whenever necessary, to disobey.

And this, in truth, is quite easy: simply choose to be a good spouse, a good parent, a good friend, a good neighbor to your fellow man, and not a doting subject to the state.

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A Short Halloween PSA

tearlessrain:

Hey the thing I reblogged earlier reminded me to mention this:

I can promise all my followers that I do not post or reblog jump scares, ever, because A) I don’t like them and they suck, and B) I know at least a few of my followers have anxiety in one form or another and I’m not going to be that jerk.

So yes. There will be no jump scares from this blog, just wanted to ease your minds preemptively.

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