i wrote a long tumblr post about how i had a really long and painful day but good things came out of almost all the bad things, but then it got deleted and i have a blister from snapping rhythm in rehearsal on my finger so i am not going to retype it, but the gist of it is that i had a bad day that wasn’t that bad because good things still happened. and also i think i have a phone interview tomorrow for a job i applied for this evening, so that’s pretty cool.
the thing i learned today is that this 100 happy days project has been good for me because a lot of things that would normally depress me happened and i still wouldn’t count it as a bad day because of the good things that happened, like a potential study abroad and a potential job and reassurance for a midterm and help for stuff i’m struggling with. i have been dreading this day for a week but i made it work, i got a lot done, and i am prepared for tomorrow.
looking on the bright side makes me happy.

i wrote a long tumblr post about how i had a really long and painful day but good things came out of almost all the bad things, but then it got deleted and i have a blister from snapping rhythm in rehearsal on my finger so i am not going to retype it, but the gist of it is that i had a bad day that wasn’t that bad because good things still happened. and also i think i have a phone interview tomorrow for a job i applied for this evening, so that’s pretty cool.

the thing i learned today is that this 100 happy days project has been good for me because a lot of things that would normally depress me happened and i still wouldn’t count it as a bad day because of the good things that happened, like a potential study abroad and a potential job and reassurance for a midterm and help for stuff i’m struggling with. i have been dreading this day for a week but i made it work, i got a lot done, and i am prepared for tomorrow.

looking on the bright side makes me happy.

blue-eyed-skeleton:

pixiiebutt:

because-blackgirls-duh:

linrenzo:

onlyblackgirl:

efecte:

sagaltesfaye:

onlyblackgirl:

I love my First Lady

Can you please tell her to tell her husband to stop killing muslims? Thanks

literally all she does is try to make the country “healthy” by giving students shitty school lunches like please do something else and help your husband fix the economy! *goes awf*

Imma need y’all to learn how the United States Government works. You don’t have to like her or the president but learn that they do not makes the decisions, they really do not have very much power, the president does not have the power to just snap his fingers and make shit happen or change things. You have to have 2/3 vote from congress to take a shit, let alone do anything having to do with government. The entire government was set up to make sure that exact thing could never happen, that is why there are 3 branches and that little thing called checks and balances.

In fact let me just break this down for y’all right here. 

  • President has 2 OFFICIAL jobs, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces, but he only controls a limited amount of the funding for those troops (enough for 90 to 120 days) to engage these troops in combat. He CANNOT just declare war. only congress can declare war. The second, Accountant over the Federal Budget. 
  • He also is responsible for creating and balancing the national budget, but everything has to be approved by congress with a 2/3 vote. 
  • He signs bills into law, can veto them as well, however congress can override his veto. 
  • He assigns judges to the Supreme court, with the senates approval. 
  • He assigns foreign ambassadors, with the senates approval. 
  • he creates his own cabinet for people to research into areas that he might not have the time to, these are the only people who do not have to get approval from senate
  • congress is made up of 535 people (100 senators 435 HoR) for any of them to come to 1 agreement has only happened once in the history of this country, and that was to go into WWII, and even that the house voted 434 to one (1st woman house of Representative she was from Maine too, she voted against WW1 and 2)  and the judicial branch can call anything unconstitutional and kill it as well. 

and if you think i’m lying you can literally google this shit in 2 seconds. 

That tea is delicious

SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN! 

I would love for people to remember this when they want to start blaming the president. Any president, though not all of them have had good ideas.

lemme get in here a sec.

The President needs a 2/3 vote in Congress to get practically anything done, right? Well currently, the 133th US Congress is split with 53 Democratic senators and 45 Republican senators and 201 Democratic representatives and 234 Republican representatives. That makes a pretty even split between the two major political parties. Ever since President Obama was elected into office, the Republicans have voted down every piece of legislation he’s attempted to pass, in an effort to pin him as the worst president in American history, so that they can go back to their white-washed elitist lives and keep all their hoarded money from the people. The President has been doing everything he can to change things, but he cannot do that without the approval of Congress. Remember that week-long shutdown we had? Yeah, that was because the Republicans weren’t getting exactly their way with the budget, so they decided to shut down the whole goddamn government until they got their way. The United States Government relies on compromise and agreement between the two parties, and we’re seriously lacking right now in that department.

So if you want to blame someone for our country’s issues, blame the goddamn Republicans for acting like tantrum-throwing two year olds.

(via heldmar)

here is a blurry picture of the matzo ball soup i spent a ridiculous amount of time cooking. i made a lot of bad decisions today, but this overwhelmingly mediocre soup is not one of them.

matzo ball soup, sub-par or not, makes me happy.

here is a blurry picture of the matzo ball soup i spent a ridiculous amount of time cooking. i made a lot of bad decisions today, but this overwhelmingly mediocre soup is not one of them.

matzo ball soup, sub-par or not, makes me happy.

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

(via hiponn)