alieatspie:

Me and my best gal, Jennipur. 
Sisters… 

Aw, Sally…I remember this night, that everything was falling apart in each of our lives. Four years later, I think we’ve both earned our survival badges. 
I’m grateful for our love and how much it has seen us through.

alieatspie:

Me and my best gal, Jennipur. 

Sisters… 

Aw, Sally…I remember this night, that everything was falling apart in each of our lives. Four years later, I think we’ve both earned our survival badges.

I’m grateful for our love and how much it has seen us through.

For inquiring minds

Between not posting for the past week, and my last post being about repeated head injuries, I figured I should make it known I’m not dead.

Love yall<3

Punch Drunk Syndrome

Lyrica still makes me really dizzy, and I’ve passed out a few times since they upped my dose, hitting my head each time. I usually can’t remember what happens, i just know I faint and end up with a knot on my noggin.

THIS time though, I “came to” right as my head head thudded on the corner of my desk on my way to the floor, so I got the chance to see just how hard I’ve been hitting it.

If this shit doesn’t stop, I’ll soon be talking like Evander Holyfield.

But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via theaurore)

(@jennipur- I really like this part of the article too)-

"The perfect customer is dissatisfied but hopeful, uninterested in serious personal development, highly habituated to the television, working full-time, earning a fair amount, indulging during their free time, and somehow just getting by."

He is taking a course on Marxist ideology.
He says, “The only real solution is to smash the system and start again.”
His thumb is caressing the most bourgeois copy of the communist manifesto that I have ever seen,
He bought it at Barnes and Noble for twenty-nine U.S. American dollars and ninety-nine cents,
Its hard cover shows a dark man with a scarved face
Waving a gigantic red flag against a fictional smoky background.
The matte finish is fucking gorgeous.
He wants to be congratulated for paying Harvard sixty thousand dollars
To teach him that the system is unfair.
He pulls his iPhone from his imported Marino wool jacket, and leaves.

What people can’t possibly tell from the footage on TV
Is that the water cannon feels like getting whipped with a burning switch.
Where I come from, they fill it with sewer water and hope that they get you in the face with your mouth open
So that the hepatitis will keep you in bed for the next protest.
What you can’t tell from Harvard square,
Is that when the tear gas bursts from nowhere to everywhere all at once,
It scrapes your insides like barbed wire, sawing at your lungs.
Tear gas is such a benign term for it,
If you have never breathed it in you would think it was a nostalgic experience.
What you can’t learn at Barnes and Noble,
Is that when they rush you, survival is to run,
I am never as fast as when the police are chasing me.
I know what happens to women in the holding cells down there and yet…
We still do it.

I inherited my communist manifesto,
It has no cover—
Because my mother ripped it off when she hid it in the dust jacket of “Don Quixote”
The day before the soldiers destroyed her apartment,
Looking for subversive propaganda.
She burned the cover, could not bring herself to burn the pages,
Hoped to God the soldiers couldn’t read,
They never found it.
So she was not killed for it, but her body bore the scars of the torture chamber,
For wanting her children to have a better life than she did,
Don’t talk to me about revolution.

I know what the price of smashing the system really is, my people already tried that.
The price of uprise is paid in blood,
And not Harvard blood.
The blood that ran through the streets of Santiago,
The blood thrown alive from Argentine helicopters into the Atlantic.

It is easy to say “revolution” from the comfort of a New England library.

It is easy to offer flesh to the cause,
When it is not yours to give.

— Catalina Ferro, “Manifesto” (via dialecticsof)

The little seed library that could … get busted by a state ag department | Grist →

farmlandia:

krippner:

Okay, I swear I’m starting to get paranoid in my old age. I see the sticky, dirty fingers of greed everywhere… I don’t know if that’s the case here with this law in Pennsylvania, but I still wonder what’s really behind it…

Here’s the deal: A library in PA started a seed lending library. People would donate seeds, then ‘check them out’ for free, grow the produce, and return new seeds from their crops at the end of the season.

Sounds like a good thing, right? People get access to free seeds, allow them to grow yummy produce, and all they have to do is return some of the seeds from their crop to the library.

Turns out that it’s illegal in PA. Seriously.

The state ag department shut it down, claiming people would need to purchase a ‘seed license’, have their contact information printed on the labels, keep complete records including samples of the seed for a minimum of two years that would be ‘available for inspection during regular business hours’, and seeds would have to be tested.

Why? Well, basically a whole list of made up reasons that make no sense at all to anyone who’s a gardener. Vague warnings about the dangers of cross pollination and, according to one city commissioner, “agri-terrorism”. Commissioner Barbara Cross brought up the “T” word, speculating that somehow evil terrorists would someone turn their pretty little seed library into a weapon of mass destruction.

According to the ag dept, the intent was not to shut down the program. “This was accepted as a realistic solution”.

Really? Expecting home gardeners to maintain records on every single batch of seed, make them available for ‘inspection’, have them tested by a state agency? Exactly how is this ‘realistic’?

The intent of the ag dept was to shut the program down. Period. And according to the librarian, she was informed that the dept. is going after other seed library programs in the state as well.

Where does the paranoia come in? Well, who has a vested interest in keeping home gardeners from keeping seed, sharing it with others? The big seed companies, of course. If they can make it illegal to share or even save seed (something that’s already happening with patented seeds), you’ll have no choice but to buy seed from them.

Is that what is really happening? Hell, I don’t know. Like I said, sometimes I think I’m getting paranoid in my old age.

Sometimes I think I’m not paranoid enough…

I don’t have the right words.

Fucking.Mafia.Goons.

Ever eat so many sour gummy worms your mouth gets raw?

Before 7:00 am?

wolverxne:

Swimming with Sharks - by: { Thomas P. Peschak }

ALLISON.
HUMAN ARMS AND LEGS.
HUMAN TEETH LIKELY.
POSSIBLY CHASING A TRAIL OF DORITOS.
YOUR EYES ARE FINE.

wolverxne:

Swimming with Sharks - by: { Thomas P. Peschak }

ALLISON.

HUMAN ARMS AND LEGS.

HUMAN TEETH LIKELY.

POSSIBLY CHASING A TRAIL OF DORITOS.

YOUR EYES ARE FINE.

pixography:

Julia Watkins ~ “Moon Dancer”

Soooo beautiful.

pixography:

Julia Watkins ~ “Moon Dancer”

Soooo beautiful.

endlesslove113:

Me and my skyscraper brother.. Lol.

Seeing them together like this made me cry a little. I know they&#8217;re growing up, and I know how beautiful they are. But this one really got me.
They&#8217;ll always be my &#8220;babies&#8221;, but they aren&#8217;t really babies anymore.
How can something feel like such a long road and still go by in such a flash?

endlesslove113:

Me and my skyscraper brother.. Lol.

Seeing them together like this made me cry a little. I know they’re growing up, and I know how beautiful they are. But this one really got me.

They’ll always be my “babies”, but they aren’t really babies anymore.

How can something feel like such a long road and still go by in such a flash?

#ESMZlivealbum

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

The Blue Note- Colombia, MO.

June 4, 2014

Personal note: Absolutely one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Thank you for the music you make and for the beautiful spirit that it creates.

The way you value your fans says so much.

edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros:

We are deep in the process of assembling a live record compiled from songs we’ve played all over the world these past few years. If you’ve ever been a part of one of our live shows and have some great photos to share- we’d love to see them! We are looking to include some in the album art, potentially one as the cover! To submit, please post on Tumblr with the hashtag #ESMZlivealbum so we can find them. Make sure to have a hi-res version upon request.

Listening to these recordings has reminded us that YOU, our COMMUNITY, has been an integral part of each show. It only makes sense to include you further as a part of this album.

I can’t begin to explain the effect that this amazing group of musicians has had on me. I’m a woman obsessed. However, I’m exhausted. Going on almost two days with three hours sleep but I just saw this post FROM A WEEK AGO and now I’m too excited to sleep again. I’m thinking I should sleep before I post my submissions, but I don’t know if I want to miss out on another minute!

endlesslove113:

Here you go, mama.. Lol!

Sissy just came to tumblr and already has a pretty thorough understanding of it.

endlesslove113:

Here you go, mama.. Lol!

Sissy just came to tumblr and already has a pretty thorough understanding of it.