So… I’m converting my parents’ house to a vacation home, which means it needs to be as maintenance-free as possible. Step one? Cut the water bill (aka get rid of the grass).
So I’m thinking about doing this to the backyard (general layout, obvi). All in low-water plants. You know. Native Southern California plants. Like, not grass, roses and oak trees. hahahaha.
So… Obama (still) supports Planned Parenthood, and was going to keynote for their gala. Shocker.
Pro-lifers can find a bridge and get over it. Planned Parenthood does this nation a SERVICE. WE owe THEM. These people are keeping our teenagersparentless, keeping our mothers, sisters, and wives healthy, and keeping our masses informed about the birds and the bees. Obviously, the swap was a good call; mourning families > gala. But really, Obama knows who’s actually doing the work in this country. When pro-lifers start backing plans for universal sex ed, universal contraceptive access, universal preschool, universal maternity leave, universal health care, universal higher ed, etc, we can start talking about how much we care about “every life.” Oh, wait, PP already supports all of those things (and addresses about half of it themselves).
We’re one of the only developed countries that still wants to talk about saving every damn fetus, but we’re also one of the only countries that wants that fetus to fend for itself the second it pops out of the womb (WIC? SNAP? Welfare? Get your own kid. No “entitlement” funding for you. This is America. Pull yourself up by your baby bootie straps).
If you’re not going to raise that woman’s baby, why the hell are you going to guilt trip her for not keeping it? If every pro-lifer just went out and adopted babies that had no business being born in the first place, foster care would be obsolete. But, no. Conservatives’ mouths are still running and brown babies are aging out of the foster care system with no where to go every damn day. Well, except federal prison.
But that’s an entirely different rant.
This is, hands down, the best food/nutrition/health book I’ve ever read. It’s an incredibly easy read and it’s really short (140, mostly half pages). Basically, the book is comprised of 64 “food rules,” all of which make perfect sense and are easy to follow. I definitely recommend this one. Michael Pollan is a genius.
It’s crazy to wake up one day and realize; you could be doing so much more.
Today I had a major epiphany; I’m not trying that hard.
Maybe it’s because I don’t have a lot of close friends, but I always kind of assumed that most of the people around me who were good at things… were just good at them! I thought the pretty people were just pretty, the popular people were just popular, the math kids were just good at math, and the ASB kids just had a knack for organization and planning.
Come to realize I was totally wrong.
Apparently, most of the people with amazing bodies are counting calories, weighing food, working out several times a day (hard!) and following very strict diets. The girls with who look amazing spend hours planning outfits, straighten their hair every day, and have vanities full of carefully-chosen makeup. The gymnasts with the gold medals are stretching all day, training all week, and eating salad, salad, and more salad. In other words, the people getting it done are working their asses off.
And I’m not.
I’ve always wondered why it seemed like I just wasn’t good at anything and everyone else was. Then I woke up today and realized; I’m just not working as hard as everyone else.
Good to know.
Real tea has leaves in it. #Teatime (Taken with Instagram)
She was a good pot… (Taken with Instagram)