Jessica. 24. California.
Just playing Tumblr. The most dangerous game of them all.
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
stop condemning female characters for having the exact same traits that your favorite male characters have
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yes. Exactly this.
i wonder if american cartoon producers realise that you can have a successful cartoon aimed at adults without having animals fuck women
"I don’t wear makeup so I don’t have to waste like an hour in front of the mirror every morning hahahaha"
"open books not legs"
"why have tequila shots when you can have tea?"
"As always, late with Starbucks"
"modest is hottest"
"I’m not like those girls”
tumblr made me a much more tolerant and less judgmental person like my cousin be like “omg look at that bitch eyebrows she drew them damn near in her hairline” and i’m like shrug maybe the bitch wanted to have eyebrows in her hairline you don’t know shit about her life.
As I have previously discussed, I am a recipient of food stamps. Needing help is not something one should need to be ashamed of. That is an institutionalized thing to make us feel guilty and therefore, not ask for help.
But I digress,
A month ago, I filled out my paperwork to get re-certified for another year, since I will be a full time student - I definitely need extra help. I got my letter for an interview and on the 18th, I had that interview over the phone. I sent in all of the necessary paperwork that was requested and was told in the interview, the guy just needed to verify a few things and I’d be good to go for another year. Awesome.
Well a week later, I receive a letter saying I’m denied food stamps because I missed my interview… Um, first off, what?
So this past week, I have been frantically trying to get in touch with someone to discuss why the hell they would send me that letter… Every single time I’ve called, the message says the wait time is over 60 mins and with school starting, I did not have time to wait in between my classes for 60 mins… Especially, this week of all weeks - where I need to get my books and other supplies. I’ve been calling this week because my benefits end August 31.
So, yes, starting September 1st, I will have $189 less a month to spend on food. Sure, ctay sometimes buys groceries and maybe we go out to eat sometimes, but I actually buy most of the groceries I eat with that money and there were MANY months in the past year where, after bills, I really only had that $189 dollars to spend on food for the month.
Just to break that down:
$189 for the month = $47.25 per week = 6.75 a day for food = $2.25 per meal/ per day.
Now, for a single person, it is reasonable to be able to buy a good amount of your monthly groceries with that much money, of course… I’m not saying it isn’t… But now that I’m not making any money, I have no money to spend on groceries to begin with, so taking that away (if I was just a single person trying to get by completely on my own) is a big blow to my food source and life.
Fast forward to today: I woke up at 9am and called the county. There was a message that instructed me to leave a message and someone would call me back, the current wait time is 76 minutes.
Fast forward to 2:30pm, when I got out of my last class for the day and still no phone call.
So I go to the social services office. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Explaining to 3 different people about what happened… Finally I’m seen.
The lady tells me I need to work part time or be doing a work study program in order to qualify for food stamps over the phone.
PROBLEMS WITH THIS:
1. The man I spoke to NEVER EVEN TOLD ME THIS.
2. WHY THE FUCK DO I NEED TO WORK IN ORDER TO GET FOOD STAMPS.
3. What about students who are full time and have almost no time to work?
4. Wouldn’t people who are not working and only living off financial aid NEED MONEY FOR FOOD MORE?! (Yes, you can argue “need”, BUT STILL)
5. I AM A BROKE ASS POOR COLLEGE STUDENT AND I CAN’T GET FOOD STAMPS.
(sidenote: this is especially infuriating for me, because I am a strong advocate for people seeking out food stamps when they need it, and I’ve told college volunteers we’ve had here that they should apply, BECAUSE WE HAVE LITTLE BROCHURES FROM THE COUNTY THAT SAY STUDENTS SHOULD BE APPLYING FOR FOOD STAMPS AND HOW EASY IT IS.)6. Just HAVING a job is not enough either. You have to work a minimum of 20 hours a week in order to qualify for food stamps. Full time student + 20 hours a week working = barely anytime to actually take care of myself and well being or even really have time to study.
So, basically, in America, you can’t just get help. Because that’s considered a “hand out” and we don’t do that here. You have to WORK for help.
Even though going to school full time should FUCKING BE CONSIDERED WORKING FOR IT BECAUSE IT’S NOT EXACTLY EASY TO DO. Plus, you couple that with working (even part time) and you barely have any brain energy left for either at the end of the day. I know, because I’ve done it before and am trying not to do it again because it was very stressful.
So, to recap:
School costs a fortune.
You have to take out a bunch of loans to do it.
You get the Pell grant, sure, but it’s only like $4,000 A YEAR.
Books cost a small fortune.
Rent costs an actual fortune.
But you’re doing it anyway, you’re going to school. Good for you.
But you can’t work even part time because you’re GOING TO SCHOOL, hence all of the loans.
But you have no money leftover for food.
So you seek help.
And you can’t get help because YOU’RE FUCKING FOCUSING ON IMPROVING YOUR LIFE AT THE MOMENT AND SO YOU CAN’T WORK.
But you can get help if you’re a full time volunteer who gets paid from the government (as I was).
And you can get it if you are working but not making enough to get by.
You can get it if you’re A STUDENT, NOT WORKING, BUT HAVE A CHILD.
But if you’re a single person, trying to improve your place in this world: Good fucking luck. You’re on your own.
Unless you’ve got a kid, we don’t give a shit. And even then, we still mostly don’t give a shit.
We want unskilled, dumb, laborers who we can keep paying minimum wage here in the great US of A.So, just to doubley recap: according to the government- I don’t deserve to eat while being a full time student, unless I work 20 hours a week on top of that. Or if I had a kid.
FUCK YOU TOO.
Carrie Fisher as ‘Slave Leia’ - Return Of The Jedi (1983) - publicity beach shot
She was a brave, fearless, tough princess.
Why the FUCK is this a publicity shot?
This shit is everywhere once you learn to look.
MAD Magazine recreates Norman Rockwell’s famous 1958 painting ‘The Runaway’
If whats happening in Ferguson was happening to an all white community, it would be called a dystopian novel
#and all actions against the police would be heroic and daring#and the plucky white protags would be encouraged to use violence to stop the injustice
I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.
The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.
This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.
Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.
Okay. New perspective. I can dig that, if that’s what she was going for.
I still really just don’t like the song or video but okay.