“Fat” is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her
I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…
I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’
‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’
What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!
I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.J.K. Rowling (via dearscarlet)
And I’m back from an AMAZING trip to Budapest and Italy. I think this video will summarize everything for me! :)
I’ll be posting pictures from the trip soon!! :)
I’ve gotten some questions asking what I did in Budapest and simply describing it in text doesn’t cut it, so here’s jessicalahoz’s video (check out her photos too!) of our trip, behind her lens.
I came a couple days ahead, so we weren’t together on her first few days around, but at about 1:24 was Streetlight, the musical I took part in (the audience was amaziiing); and then 1:51 onwards was the mind-blowing, life-changing, 12,000-person, 3-day international youth fest we participated in as well.
In addition, that’s me in 2:25 freaking out in the middle, lol; I had just reunited with a couple of good friends from Korea. The entire fest was a reunion, actually. I kept meeting people from literally all over the world whom I had gotten to know when I lived in California, when I was in Italy in 2009 & 2010, those who stayed in the Philippines at one time or another, and most amazingly, those whom I met in Italy in 2002 and 1998! Apparently I’m still recognizable since then, haha. Plus also in a few shots from 2:48 while walking for about 4 hours from the Sports Arena to the Chain Bridge to do a flash mob.
Best times of my life.
Help out if you can. The Red Cross is currently taking donations.
If you’d like to help out in other ways, check this link out.
Wake Up Call, 1995.
Tearing up and reblogging because I remember this commercial from our Disney movies on VHS and OHMYGOD MY CHILDHOODDD SO MUCH DISNEY FEELSSS
A quick stop at Sonya’s Garden.
1: Apart from tumblr, what do you like to do in your spare time? 2: Name a favorite of each: food, drink, color.
3: If you married rich and your spouse gave you $100,000 a week, what would you spend it on?
4: Name a favorite of each: book, movie, tv show.
5: If you were given the opportunity to spend 48 hours with absolutely anyone (living or dead), who would you spend it with and what would you do?
6: Name a LEAST favorite of each: food, drink, color. 7: What do you spend most of your money on?
8: What kind of underwear do you prefer wearing?
9: Name a LEAST favorite of each: book, movie, tv show. 10: If you were sat on a plane beside your favorite celebrity, what would you do? 11: What is the strangest thing you have in your room? (You are not allowed to explain why you own it.) 12: What is a weird habit you have, or people have told you have. (Weird, not bad. No nail biting or any of that nonsense.)
13: What would you consider to be the biggest insult to yourself?
14: What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
15: If you could be reincarnated as any animal, which would you chose and why?
16: Which band (current or past) would you want to go on tour* with? (*Travel with, not preform with.)
17: Name a favorite of each: band, album, song.
18: Why is your favorite band your favorite?
19: How many concerts have you attended? Which was your favorite? Least favorite? If none, who do you want to see live the most?
20: What is one of your favorite song lyrics? (Who is it by?)
21: Who do you ship?
22: What band merch do you own? If any, whose is it and when did you get it? If none, whose do you wish you owned?
23: How did you learn of the band that is currently your favorite?
24: What celebrity do you idolize the most? 25: Which member from which band would you most want to lather in nutella?
It’s the first time I’m doing something like this and I’ve got time to kill, so… hit me!
**EDIT: striking the answered ones
GET INVOLVED. STOP AT NOTHING. THE WORLD MUST KNOW.
I dare you to stop scrolling through your dashboard. Stop checking your Facebook newsfeed that you’ve already checked two seconds ago. Stop updating your Twitter and seeing what your favorite celebrities are saying. Stop watching funny and nonsense videos on Youtube. Take time to educate yourself to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in this world. This is your chance! WATCH THIS VIDEO.
Let’s make JOSEPH KONY Famous!!
Who is JOSEPH KONY?
He is THE WORST LIVING CRIMINAL. He abducts children and makes them use guns to kill their own parents. He takes girls and forces them to be sex slaves. He calls his abducted children the Lord’s Resistance Army, AKA the LRA. He has abducted over 30,000 children and forced them to be child soldiers in Central Africa. He remains at large because he is INVISIBLE to the world. FEW know his name, even FEWER know his crimes. WE ARE MAKING HIM FAMOUS! Because when he is, the world will unite against him and demand his arrest.
We can help make a change. We can make a difference.
I feel so inspired. I feel the need to help and make a difference. This has to happen in 2012. We can’t let him go around and keep doing this to children in Central Africa. Let’s make his name known so he can be stopped. HE CAN NO LONGER BE INVISIBLE!
REBLOG IF YOU CARE.
This will not make your blog ugly, please take a moment to reblog and get the word out. SHARE THIS TO EVERYONE! Be a part of something BIG and when they catch this man, you would be able to say.. “I HELPED.”
LET’S START HERE ON TUMBLR.
I won’t stop reblogging this until December of this year, so please, visit the Kony 2012 website http://www.kony2012.com/ or the http://www.invisiblechildren.com/ website, please. I’m begging you just to watch.
YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS.
Game of Thrones opening sung by arya, sansa and bran.
MUST HAVE THIS ON MY BLOG.
And seven hells, I totally do the same when I watch the opening too.
Mermaid-fied Artistic Inspirations.
Clock wise from top left, Hayley Williams (http://yelyahwilliams.tumblr.com), Charlavail (http://charlavail.tumblr.com), Sam Desantis (http://samdesant1s.tumblr.com), Aubrey Renee (http://aubreyrenee.tumblr.com), Katy Perry and Isobel Funk (http://mynameisobel.tumblr.com).
Oh Tash, this is amazing. I’m a mermaid with a camera and a wand, AND among these marvelous ladies. Life made!
Photo by Isobel Funk
Small floral tea cups and berries with cream
Crisp old book pages and brewed coffee steam
Almonds and hazelnuts as fine and sweet
As snowflake sugar falling on your feet
Smooth chocolate fudge and mint surprises
Cheesecakes glazed with blueberry goodness
These are a few of my favorite things
Why don’t you make our Macarons your Valentine fling? <3
I’m on strike today; I’ll see you guys tomorrow.
Please remember to let your representatives know how you feel about this bill that will undeniably crush our liberty. Let your voice be heard. Let your anger be felt.
366 put on HOLD
Molten Lava Chocolate CakeA treat of fudgey chocolate cake covered in a velvety curtain of milk and bittersweet chocolate, and a warm caramel surprise in between.Photos by Isobel Funk