The longer I live, the more people I meet, personal blogs I follow, memoirs & biographies I crack open - the more it strikes me how much each life can differ. The conversations we have, the chores we complete, the hobbies & interests we spend our time engaging in, the music we play in the background, the food we eat, the things hanging on our walls, the issues we're passionate about, the lives we lead... This world is full of so much variety! I want to give people a glimpse into our specific life & how we live it. If I open anyone up to anything or disprove any myths or stereotypes about "people like me", well - that's just gravy on the cake... or something.
After about a year and a half of having this blog be comment-free I've re-opened comments on new posts! Let's dialogue and shit. Tell me things!
HAES, cooking, fat activism, hanging laundry on the line, autonomy, tolerance & acceptance, working towards peaceful parenting, living near the water & away from the city, digging in the dirt, not washing my hair, DIY, over-thinking everything, working w/my hands, visibility, honesty, being an autodidact, used book stores, IKEA, ETSY, being sarcastic, ice water, beards, secular humanism, saving money, intuitive eating, de-stemming lavender, freethinking, people watching, feminism, british comedies, making lists, reading memoirs & biographies, dispelling myths & breaking stereotypes, sewing, & making perfect grilled cheese sandwiches.
"To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation." - Yann Martel
"I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
"If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years." - Bertrand Russell
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live." - Oscar Wilde
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." - Douglas Adams
"3 things you must always ask yourself before you say anything: Does this need to be said? Does this need to be said by me? Does this need to be said by me right now?" - Craig Ferguson
"What other people think of me... is none of my business." - RuPaul
My man partner. He reads books about pilots & soldiers & stuff like that, yet hates the modern military mentality. He can quote The Simpsons more accurately than anyone I know. He also deep cleans the bathrooms & vacuums every Saturday morning. It's quite nice to be well-matched in my neat-freak-ness. He loves misanthropy, fancy (and sometimes not-so-fancy) beer, and watching Peep Show, Community, Misfits, 30 Rock, Doctor Who, Party Down, & such. He tumblrs!
My smart & hilarious offspring! He can tell you all about building intricate lego contraptions, Doctor Who, and physics-oriented computer games. He is also obsessed with all things feline-related. This kid loves Grimes, Skrillex, Kids & Explosions, The Strokes, and Kimbra. He is also an avid appreciator of snackage. Faves include (but are not limited to): cottage cheese, salami, black grapes, cooked broccoli/carrots, oranges, string cheese, fishy crackers, apples, & yogurt raisins.
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