I’m so hungry. I made a pizza using smoked mozzarella cheese and it’s in the oven right now and it smells so delicious I can’t even handle it.
under the stars
The astronomer fell in love with a lonely poetess. They lay on the roof of the astronomer’s old car and tried to trace their names in the sky. “I love you more than the Moon,” said the poetess. The astronomer thought for a moment. Then she said, “The moon is beautiful but it is harsh, and it has a dark side. I would not like to love the moon.” “I love...
awholenewnormal: If I ever sleep text you, I apologize in advance. It will look a lot like this: You:How are you? Me: K I am well. How are yozzz49? Every single night.
[[MORE]] remembering how easily anorexia crept up on me. wondering if it’s happening again.
I love you. You’re pretty swell. But it’s 6:15 and I have hours more work to do. And it’s Friday. And the weather is beautiful. And the parking lot is pretty empty already. Dear Science, today you suck.
thepensivebrony: “you shouldn’t be depressed, people have it worse than you” finally, after years of searching, the person with the worst life ever is found. formally, they are granted permission to be sad. but only them. only they have earned it. no sads for anyone else at all ever
once-she-decided-to-fly: I’m so frustrated with people thinking it’s okay to move my wheelchair without permission. If I’m not in the wheelchair, I guarantee that it’s strategically placed so that I’ll be able to get back to it, and you shouldn’t move it. If I am in the wheelchair, moving it for any reason (out of the way, to get my attention, to use it to intimidate or bump into other...
The amount of compassion I have received in my life is truly staggering. The fact that when I need help, I am given help, humbles me. So many people feel with conviction that my life is worth living, and even though I don’t always believe them, they are always there. Thank you. A decade ago when that first person told me “you need to get help” I could never have realized just...
Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way...– John Green (via her0inchic)
Nothing like that feeling the first time you tape a picture into a brand new lab notebook.
The fact of the matter is this: my job is probably cooler than your job.
me: it's he.
person: *condescending smile* well, on your birth certificate--
me: yeah, it also says ' 8lbs, 6 oz ' -- a lot has changed over the years
My head is filled with all of these first lines crawling like tiny bugs and barking dogs driving me in terror to a pen and crack-spined notebooks: Snapping tree limbs are perfect punctuation for tears at a burial. I remember how we stood in the cemetery as the casket collected a coating of fresh snow. I didn’t believe in angels. I always see the world through gauzy curtains. Everything...
Would I have said all those things if I knew how fleeting this would be? Rain on windowpanes chased away the southern sun. I wonder what you are doing, but I dare not speak your name.
I can’t do this anymore. I’m breaking and there’s nothing I can do. I need to find a ship sailing over the horizon. I need to see the curvature of the Earth. The bars of this cage are razorblades, eviscerating me as I try to climb through.
Why you cannot reason with a pro-cap:
orcafreak: ~~~ Armchair orca researcher: I personally believe it is cruel to keep such large and intelligent creatures in small, barren pools. They were meant to roam in the ocean with their families, not caged for our amusement. Pro-cap: You’re not an expert on orcas, wild or captive, so your opinion is invalid. Also, the wild is a dangerous place for them. They have to deal with pollution,...
Remember that time I dated a white girl and she cheated on me and ignored me and I had a psychotic episode and wrote her a letter in my own blood?
Indeed, people have spent entire lives trying to quantify gayness. I think being a homoaffectionate homoromantic asexual trans girl falls under the “really really gay” umbrella.
portrait of the poet as a twenty-something
I’m really really gay and I like it that way
The fact of the matter is that nobody knows what causes conversion disorder, and...– my doctor. I had a very positive visit today, considering my troublesome neurological health.
Butterfly in the sky I can fly twice as hiiiigh
Remember that time you ruined our friendship by calling me at 3am when you were high and telling me all about the angels you were drawing in your notebook? Because I remember it.
I’m still amazed that I gain followers when I get featured. I mean, does anyone actually go through the #prose tag? In any case… Hello new follower! Welcome to The Last Nereid, also known as submarine dreams, also known as omfg I wish I were a whale. Check out the sidebar to learn about me. I work at NASA doing science. Clicky clicky on the links over there. I especially recommend the...
I was learning stats and Justin kept referring to...
and all I could think was
My favorite thing about that star trek gif set is some of the things people who reblogged it from Wil or John said. Like “shouldn’t I be entitled to my opinion if I don’t think Star Trek is interesting?” I wonder if they realize Wil Wheaton was actually in Star Trek.
Yeah I have hundreds and sometimes it’s like torture.
Do your scars ever itch? Mine itch right now and it’s driving me batty.
I know and I HATE it. Every year NASA gets more and more crippled. I’m sort of scared we’re going to fade away like the NSF or die like Fermilab. I know we’re still the largest space agency in the world, and we have broad public support, but Congress seems to think we can operate on a tiny budget. Of course the reasoning behind that is sort of legitimate. NASA has always...
a further illustration of how the United States...
NASA just froze all IT spending for the astrophysics division. That means when our software licenses expire we can’t renew them, when our computers break we can’t replace them, we can’t even go to the excess warehouse for tech supplies. Seriously. The astrophysics director just sent out an email saying “Brush up on your slide rule skills, and dust off those log tables and...
I’m so sorry to everyone who takes statistics thinking it will be an easy math course.
A throbbing in my throat ticks off the seconds of lost sleep I repay as debts throughout the day. I always thought the light at the end of the tunnel was a euphemism for death. I can’t tap my fingers or crack my toes without choking back razorblades. I run in circles and scream at the walls because there is no claw sharp enough to reach into my veins and break the pressure. My eyes spin and...
poetdreamer: submarinedreams: littletoiletpaperrolllll: samanthawin: read a terrible, terrible article. the gist? don’t major in fine arts, architecture, photography, film, philosophy. instead, major in business, business administration, hospital management, and finance. really? no other alternative, ‘worthy’ majors except for mindless number crunching and paper shuffling? does anyone...
littletoiletpaperrolllll: samanthawin: read a terrible, terrible article. the gist? don’t major in fine arts, architecture, photography, film, philosophy. instead, major in business, business administration, hospital management, and finance. really? no other alternative, ‘worthy’ majors except for mindless number crunching and paper shuffling? does anyone else see ‘propaganda’ in bold,...
dad-rock-davos: “Anarchy is the ideal form of government” *middle-upper class teenage boy voice*
No matter how many people have told me that conversion disorder is a psychiatric condition, I still see it as a neurological condition. The experience of it is highly physical/neurological and diagnosis and treatment are done with the input of a neurologist. So in my book it’s neurological. And it’s crippling.