And they sayin' i'm back, i'd agree with that
i just take my time with all this shit, i still believe in that
i had someone tell me i fell off, ooh i needed that
and they want to see me pick back up, well where'd i leave it at?
Broke b***h tip of the day:
you know that meal you always order from that restaurant even though you’re trying to save $$ and you know it’s probably overpriced but you don’t know how to make it yourself so when you’re hangry you basically don’t have a choice? 💸 why haven’t you learned how to make it yet? this was me with vietnamese spring rolls for the longest; then i realized they only take a few minutes to make, ingredients are super easy to find, and they cost about $1/plate when you diy it. any guesses what i’m (attempting) to make today? 🍔
“deeper even than the gun problem is this: boys are broken. until we fix men, we need to fix the gun problem. the last 50 years redefined womanhood: women were taught they can be anything. no commensurate movement for men who are still generally locked into the same rigid, outdated model of masculinity and it’s killing us. if you want to hurt a man, the first thing you do is attack his masculinity. men don’t have the language to understand masculinity as anything other than some version of a caveman because no language exists. the language of masculinity is hopelessly entwined with sexuality, and the language of sexuality in hopelessly entwined with power, agency, and self-worth. so men (and boys before that) don’t have language for modes of expression that don’t readily conform to traditional standards. to step outside those norms is to take a risk most of us are afraid to take. as a result, a lot of guys spend their lives terrified. we’re terrified of being viewed as something other than men. we know ourselves to be men, but don’t know how to be our whole selves. a lot of us (me included) either shut off or experience deep shame or rage. or all three. again: men are terrified. even talking about this topic invites ridicule because it’s so scary for most men (and women). men are adrift and nobody is talking about it and nobody’s doing anything about it and it’s killing us.” @michaelianblack, via twitter
I reluctantly made the decision to drop a class today. it puts me below full-time and i’m a little nervous how that will affect my financial aid, but i think it will be fine. wednesday was the only day i had to commute back and forth to school twice at awkward times, so it’ll be worth it to get half a day back to work or study. (side note - if i know anyone who is or has been in school full time while supporting yourself and being able to afford the cost of living in la, especially as a science major, y’all are some magicians, please tell me all your secrets.) the bummer part is that it wasn’t a required class, but i chose to take it to help me figure out what i wan to pursue after graduation. one of my intentions for 2018 was to balance out all the c**p i feel forced to do by doing more things that are really important to me, and this was one of them. so, sads, but now i got my wednesday afternoons back to do cool shit. 😬
* ps: anyone who doesn’t see me doing aforementioned cool s**t by next wednesday, call my a*s out.
When you literally have a 37 second drive to work.. but still require car snacks. 🚙 #whatveganseatinthecar .
ps: i couldn’t narrow it down to just one ps for this post so here’s just some... stuff.
1. in case you’re wondering why i didn’t just walk: i always drive to work in case there’s an emergency and a client’s animal needs to be taken to the vet. which is pretty rare, but has happened. #justdoingmyjob .
2. the apples were gone before i left my driveway 🤷♀️
3. i’ve been laying kinda low about my fitness and nutrition lately and the truth is i’ve been struggling a bit. i was following a lot of fitness accounts on social media, and based on what i was seeing, i started to feel like there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this, and i was doing it wrong. what finally helped me snap out of it was thinking back to when i felt best about fitness, physically and mentally, and what i was specifically doing that made me feel that way. at the time i was working out hard for 30 mins/day maximum, and eating what my body told me to eat - using my meal plan as more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. and i ate a lot, y’all. after decades of being led to believe that all “diet” plans for women involved lots of serious restriction (and falling for it), finally giving myself permission to eat well and often, and seeing myself get stronger than i’ve ever been while following my own rules felt amazing. this is the right way for me. i hear a lot from people who say they want to commit to fitness but don’t feel like they fit in anywhere.. i often feel like i don’t fit in, either. that just means you gotta put your blinders on and carve out a space for yourself. finding a few like-minded people helps too, so if you’re interested in starting an upcoming challenge with me or just shooting the shit, send me a message. 🍎
4. i don’t know why my hand is so gd pale but i swear i’m a friendly ghost. 👻
Guys not to get all in my feelings but few things make me sadder than when an animal who really needs a home isn’t getting likes or shares.. which means they’re not getting seen
in case you missed my last post
ok love you bye
* unrelated vegan donut pic to get your attention 🍩🍩🍩 #notevenmydonuts#donutsfordogs#sharingsaveslives#dogsmakemeemotional
I missed my shelter visit this weekend, but i know my girl mabel is still there waiting to get adopted. she’s been waiting since her rescue on september 27 - which means she’s spent over 4 months in a small dog run. the volunteers love her and know she’s a great dog, so i think she gets taken out a lot for walks and time in the play yard. but 4 months is way too long to spend in a shelter. the first time i met her she was out on a walk, and she was incredibly sweet and friendly, melting into my arms when i knelt down to pet her. last time i saw her she was in her kennel, and she cautiously barked at me when i approached the fence. she is deaf and the shelter is scary, but i’m afraid her nervous reaction will keep potential adopters from seeing what a wonderful dog she is. if you’re interested and she barks at you, don’t be deterred - ask to meet her on leash or in the play yard and she’s a sweet little marshmallow. if you missed mabel’s story when i first posted about her, the condensed version is that she was rescued after falling over the cliffs at white point in san pedro, and had to be pulled back up by a hardcore team of specially trained rescuers (smart - specialized mobile animal rescue team). she had an injured leg, skin condition, and is suspected to have had multiple litters, but she’s doing great now. you can see footage of her rescue at tinyurl.com/mabelrescue and check out my original post under the hashtag #mabelthepibble. i would foster or adopt this girl in a heartbeat if i didn’t already have a full house, and i know someone out there is going to be so happy to have her in their family. can you please share her photo to help her forever family find her? i will also post at fb.com/veganpetsitter so all you have to do is hit the share button! thank you. 💗 #adoptdontshop
One of those mornings when you wake up and have to face questionable decisions you made the night before... bc honestly what kind of monster thought pumpkin spice coffee was gonna go with a berry donut? 😐 #itme
On today’s edition of #whatveganseatinthecar 🚙
omw to school i picked up this @grow_een quinoa tabbouleh at @rocknjuice in san pedro. grow-een was brand new to me and they have a few different to-go items to choose from that look heckin tasty, all vegan, and i def want to go back and try their wraps and macarons. 😋 i’ve never had a macaron because i couldn’t find vegan ones so they better be worth the 8 year wait, no pressure or anything though. ✨