It’s my Nick in a box.
Going to New Jersey tomorrow. Managed to stuff 11 outfits and 3 pairs of shoes into a tiny carry-on bag. Woo!
I’m often asked by parents what advice can I give them to help get kids interested in science? And I have only one bit of advice. Get out of their way. Kids are born curious. Period. I don’t care about your economic background. I don’t care what town you’re born in, what city, what country. If you’re a child, you are curious about your environment. You’re overturning rocks. You’re plucking leaves off of trees and petals off of flowers, looking inside, and you’re doing things that create disorder in the lives of the adults around you.
And so then so what do adults do? They say, “Don’t pluck the petals off the flowers. I just spent money on that. Don’t play with the egg. It might break. Don’t….” Everything is a don’t. We spend the first year teaching them to walk and talk and the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down.
So you get out of their way. And you know what you do? You put things in their midst that help them explore. Help ‘em explore. Why don’t you get a pair of binoculars, just leave it there one day? Watch ‘em pick it up. And watch ‘em look around. They’ll do all kinds of things with it.
|—||Neil deGrasse Tyson (via senoranelson)|
Woo! I got the job! It’s at a used bookstore!
I love books, so I guess I’ll get over my weird dislike of used items eventually.
It’s Colton’s birthday and I’m trying to let him sleep in, but I’ve been up since 7am.
Arrrrgh. Does getting up at 9am count as sleeping in?
I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.
(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example).
But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards.
This makes me sick! People that even threaten to do such things should be hung from their genitals!
I started to get physically ill while reading this. What the fuck is wrong with people?
Ugh. I was just on a wedding forum, and I don’t even know how this came up really but one of the women called Chibiusa Sailor Moon’s little sister.
LITTLE SISTER? Really??
My son is rolling a Barbie car across the floor and asking if he can watch either Princess Cookie or Angelina Ballerina.
What are gender roles?
it is hard to find abortion support and info in the internet because all those anti choice, anti autonomy, pro bs people got nothing to do but act stupid in the internet and upload pro bs propaganda. SO PLEASE SHARE WIDE
Imnotsorry.net was like a gift from the Pro-choice Internet Gods back in 2007. The blog isn’t exactly active anymore, but it is still a good resource.
My brother just put up a picture of our father’s tombstone, I guess for Father’s Day, on FB. :/ Way to bring me down. Gosh.
Even if you do have children, don’t tell people how to parent.
(Unless they ask you.)
All children are different and some require different styles of parenting than others.