A Curse On My Exes

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Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators

Imagine how hard just one bee works in a single day. Bees tend to at least 2,000 flowers daily, with tiny wings beating 10,000 times per minute, carrying pollen, and dramatically assisting our food supply.

Sound exhausting? Bees get thirsty, and they need safe water sources. The problem is water is not always available.

Bees need very shallow water to drink from. However, shallow water evaporates quickly. Birdbaths are not the best option as bees tend to drown if the water is not be shallow enough. As for river and lakes, bees risk their lives trying to get water in the presence of fishes, frogs, and other wildlife, not to mention the risk of being swept away in water currents.

To help hydrate our little pollinators, set up a water feeder by filling a pie pan with marbles and then water. The marbles give the bees a spot to land so that they don’t drown when they come to drink. No more drowned bees!

Source: Natural Cures 

this is important

Weekend project

This is a wonderfully written article from, of all publications, Esquire. I’m so glad it was published in a magazine targeting men. It’s not shy.

My favorite parts are when Dr. Parker talks about why pro-lifers also tend to be anti-contraception- because abortion and contraception “decouple sex from procreation”- and when he talks about how the narrative of the Good Samaritan brought on his “come to Jesus” moment when he decided to become an abortion provider- because the Good Samaritan didn’t ask “What will happen to me if I help this person?” but “What will happen to this person if I don’t help them?”

All in all, this was just a stunning piece about a brave man. I’m so glad to have read it, and I’m even gladder that other people will have the chance to read it, too.



do you ever think about the judges for the triwizard tournament trying to figure out who to kidnap for the second task

like they’re all just sitting in dumbledore’s office and karkaroff goes “well word on the street says that krum has a crush on that granger girl”

"damn," says dumbledore, "I wanted harry to rescue her. well, what about the delightful miss chang?"

"no," says bagman, "we’ve got her down for diggory"

"stop sinking my ships," says dumbledore

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"Justice Ginsburg … sees her interests as ‘being herself,’ preserving her ‘dignity,’ and promoting her ‘independence.’"

Memorandum from Ron Klain for David Gergen, Justice Ginsburg: Performance Pitfalls (July 14, 1993).

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Every good fight begins with pizza.
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MBTI in Fiction: ENFPs see life as full of possibilities. They make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. They want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. Spontaneous and flexible, ENFPs often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency. (x)

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i feel like news anchors keep forgetting that “palestinian” and “hamas” are not interchangeable identities. the relationship between hamas and palestinian is complicated. the death of over 1,100 palestinians, who are mostly civilians, is not: it’s collective punishment; it’s disproportionate.

I’m up at 3:00am on a Tuesday morning, knowing I have to be up for work in 3 hours but unable to sleep. I have a parking ticket to pay, a speeding ticket to pay, an unpaid bill from school, and all of my utilities are past due. I haven’t been scheduled at work for the past few weeks and I know these bills are going to raze my bank account. To make myself feel less anxious and maybe get some sleep tonight, I grabbed my computer to at least pay my electric bill. But the site is down for maintenance, of course. Guess it’s no sleep for me tonight.

So I finally gave my law job an end date, which allows me to go on vacation for a week at the beach with my family. Far-Away Bae (who is not actually my Bae, it just rhymes) and I had discussed the idea of him coming to the shore for a few days. So, because I was excited to finally have dates in mind, I started looking at flights. They were super affordable, and his birthday is relatively soon, so I texted him dates and said I would be happy to get them as an early birthday gift.

His response was that he could probably make that work, and he would let me know if he could go. I was very happy. So I texted my guy friend about to gush.

His reponse? I came on too strong. 

I hadn’t even asked ask him to analyze things for me (this is something I’ve done in the past, when I want to word things so as not to come off as needy or desperate or whatever.) 

So, feeling paranoid about the situation where I had first felt pretty much just overjoyed and that’s it, I texted Far-Away Bae to apologize for coming on too strong, but I was really excited.

It made me feel better that I did that. Then friend said, “Gabby no”. Implying that I had once again fucked up.

I don’t know what to do. Now I’m feeling so anxious about the whole thing and a couple of hours ago, I was just excited. I hate men.