After a very long conversation with coworks and friends about Harry Potter, and which Potter character each of us are, I was deemed Harry. But what I really wanted to hear was, Luna: quirky, effervescent, warm. Or what I thought I would hear was Neville: quiet, awkward, surprisingly brave. And instead, I got Harry.

Me? Harry? REALLY?!? Why not a cooler or more obscure character? Or even one more commonly overlooked? McGonagall? Tonks?

And seriously, their response, “Rebecca, you’re our hero”. And I pretty much died out of flattery right on the spot. 

This is also fitting bc sadly, our boss is Professor Umbridge, and her boss, He-who-must-not-be-named. But that’s a different kind of post. Anyway, feeling the love ya’ll.

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girlwithlandscape:

Pretending to Be Humans of New York

"I love these little gum spots on the ground! It’s like a city of polka dots!"

As parody pranks go, this one manages to be good-natured and sweet while still hilarious.

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chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

Very correct and to do less would mean you’re not paying attention.

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

Very correct and to do less would mean you’re not paying attention.

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My aunt works at a Stater Bros. in a suburb in New York in the bakery. Sometimes she will post cakes that she’s made just because she feels like it, not a customer order. And she posted this one today, and it’s my favorite one yet.
"Con un gran respeto y mucha nostalgia Decore este cake con el escudo de mi querido El Salvador"

My aunt works at a Stater Bros. in a suburb in New York in the bakery. Sometimes she will post cakes that she’s made just because she feels like it, not a customer order. And she posted this one today, and it’s my favorite one yet.

"Con un gran respeto y mucha nostalgia Decore este cake con el escudo de mi querido El Salvador"

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aaronfarley:

Printing my new portfolio. #BeachHouse in 2009 outside the Palladium, after opening for Grizzly Bear.

aaronfarley:

Printing my new portfolio. #BeachHouse in 2009 outside the Palladium, after opening for Grizzly Bear.

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It’s time to forget about being lovable. And in fact, it’s time to forsake someone else’s idea of what gives you a spark or no spark. Block the “other” from this picture. No more audience. You are the cherished and the cherisher. You are the eminently lovable and the lover. You are a million brilliant sparks, flashing against a midnight sky. Stop making room for someone else to sit down. Fuck “good” partners. Fuck waiting to be let in. You are already in. You are in. Cherish yourself.

Fuck wondering if you’re lovable. Fuck asking someone else, “Am I there yet?” Fuck listening for the answer. Fuck waiting, alone, for a verdict that never comes. Don’t grow up to be one of those women with a perpetual question mark etched into her brow: Am I good? Am I lovable? Am I enough?

You are here. Sit down. Feel your potential in this moment. You have accepted too little for too long. That is changing today. Breathe in. Draw a picture of yourself. Tape it to the wall, with the words: YOU ARE HERE. You are here. Cherish yourself.

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Ask Polly: Why Don’t the Men I Date Ever Truly Love Me?

Catching up with Ask Polly before she moves to The Cut, and it’s amazing!

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Today was the second time I was on the bus where a Korean man refused to sit next to me. The last empty seat was the one next to me. He got on, looked around, then decided to stand when he realized the only seat available was next to mine. I even motioned to him, that he could sit next to me. He was holding onto the ring above his head when the bus driver told him to sit down. He was sternly telling the bus driver he did not want to sit next to me, I assume, since I don’t understand Korean very well.

He decided to get back off the bus. That’s when I really got sad. He would rather wait for the next bus than sit next to me. 

Most Koreans don’t believe me when I tell them I am from America. To them, Americans are beautiful white people, and I am not. I’ve been called ugly by Korean friends I’ve made here. Showed them old pictures of myself where I am more tan, while they say “Bad. You look Saudi. Your nose, bad”. I’ve called them out on their rudeness. And I would have too to the older man on the bus if I knew Korean. Or even in English if he sat next to me.

One of the best parts of my job is teaching my students that this is not okay. When we read books about people from other countries, they are not allowed to say comments like “Dirty” or “Ugly”. Koreans are known to be quite vain. Beauty is important to them. But the racism. Oh dear, that runs deeper. This isn’t meant to be a “woe is me” post. But just venting on shit I had to deal with this morning. 

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heyfranhey:

micdotcom:

Beautiful photo project empowers women to embrace their stretch marks

The Love Your Lines Project. So incredible.

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every weekend i hope nobody contacts me to hangout bc i need a break from everyone…but now half of my coworkers are on vacation and i wish they were here, but only bc i know i can’t see them. do you see this insanity? so i’m begging for attention from my sister on hair advice by sending her seflies of this beaver dam (aka my hair) while i eat this ice cream that took me about 5 minutes to realize it was not vanilla, but instead, chocolate on the inside and “that’s why!” it tastes better. also, this nail polish is my new fave bc it screams Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.

every weekend i hope nobody contacts me to hangout bc i need a break from everyone…but now half of my coworkers are on vacation and i wish they were here, but only bc i know i can’t see them. do you see this insanity? so i’m begging for attention from my sister on hair advice by sending her seflies of this beaver dam (aka my hair) while i eat this ice cream that took me about 5 minutes to realize it was not vanilla, but instead, chocolate on the inside and “that’s why!” it tastes better. also, this nail polish is my new fave bc it screams Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.

smartgirlsattheparty:

ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

Love these Smart Girls! 

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