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June 21st, 2012

"Girls like her, my grandfather once warned me, girls like her turn into women with eyes like bullet…"

“Girls like her, my grandfather once warned me, girls like her turn into women with eyes like bullet holes and mouths made of knives. They are always restless. They are always hungry. They are bad news. They will drink you down like a shot of whisky. Falling in love with them is like falling down a flight of stairs.”

- from Black Heart by Holly Black (via caseylee)
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June 21st, 2012

math/science geeks–help!

jhameia:

machamechamama:

we here in the MMM household love literature. we tolerate science and math.

and this is something Head MMM has vowed to spend the summer changing! but i have no idea how to do this—

i want to create a culture of loving science and math rather than a “here’s a school project, spend your summer doing it instead of playing outside!”

does anybody have any suggestions??? i can be one enthusiastic bitch, and i figure that will be helpful—but i’m also looking for projects, fun knowledge that can be incorporated into every day living (like, back when they were babies, we’d count how many cars we saw, or whatever), and other such things…

my own math/science level is not expert by any means. i can usually figure out what needs to happen if there are directions, but i’m not intuitive or skilled in either area. if you have math suggestions, be sure they aren’t “adding long lists of numbers in your head!” games, cuz my ass can’t do it.

so yeah, anybody who has suggestions, i’d really appreciate it—why do you love math/science? and how can i learn to love math/science? so that my kiddies will love math/science too???

HELP!

ps. we’re talking middle school (5,6,7th grades)!

Do science projects as part of playing outside! :D 

I mean, it also depends on what kind of science too!

My dad was really into gardening; he’d take me to the market and point out different kinds of vegetables, and when he’d take me to the forest research institute and we’d spend hours hiking and looking at leaves and shit like that. So when I participated in a science program in Grade 2, we had the choice between zoology and botany, and I picked botany, because I was already a big fan of plants. We’d pick leaves up, tear ‘em apart just to see how the fibres separated from each other, look at what kinds of critters lived on the leaves, bring along booklets and identified plants we weren’t sure of.

I can’t help with the math though, sorry =( I got good at math because I had all these workbooks and would spend hours doing homework, just drills, really, but it became really satisfying just laying around on the cool floor figuring out numbers (and it helped that there were answers at the back that I could check, and the sense of smug satisfaction I got from getting them right was pretty cool). I find math to be a matter of consistent practice.

camera obscuras are fun and easy, and if you can get ahold of a magnifying glass, I think “specimen collecting” and looking at shit is kind of art and science? there is that excitement of seeing things in a new way.

I know this sun-paper stuff can be found cheaper elsewhere but providing link as reference, I actually still play around with it every few years, it’s so cool and magical

June 21st, 2012

"What to do with this grief today? I don’t know what good is sadness unless we stand still with it,…"

“What to do with this grief today? I don’t know what good is sadness unless we stand still with it, hold it under the tongue, savor it, and say to ourselves, “Here I am, if I had any doubt at all, here I am.””

- Sandra Cisneros from her April 14, 2011 letter (via popca)
June 21st, 2012

nuditea: i’ve been taking nude pictures in this bathroom for…



nuditea:

i’ve been taking nude pictures in this bathroom for like half an hour and only just noticed the sacrifice scene my dad set up in the shower behind me

June 21st, 2012

nuditea: u know how sometimes ur kinda drunk and trying to…

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nuditea:

u know how sometimes ur kinda drunk and trying to sneak around your hotel room and then ur dad wakes up so you dance quietly in the corner for a while and then when he goes to bed and you finally get into the bathroom it turns out youre webcam has been recording the whole time and it’s not interesting but you post the video on tumblr anyway

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