0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy
0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy
0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy
0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy
0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy
0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy

0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES

The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.

Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy

(via dduane)

Cat confusion

I own two cats. When I pet one of them, he regards me with what seems to be a mix of confusion and disgust that I would put my filthy human hand on his gorgeous fur. The other begins purring at once, flops on the floor and rolls around like a wobbly top trying to expose all his furry little surfaces to my affection.

I feel like there is a life lesson here, but I’m not sure what it is.

One of MANY reasons birth control can’t be OTC

Let’s talk about birth control. Since the whole Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision, there’s been talk of simply making birth control pills available without a prescription. Sounds like a good idea, right? Make these pills easily available to all women and eliminate the question of whether or not religiously-inclined employers need to “pay” for them.

Well… no. Birth control pills are drug with serious potential side effects and contraindications that need to be monitored by a physician. That’s like saying that we should make people regulate their own heart meds or anti-anxiety pills. What could possibly go wrong?

A fatal stroke, for one. A few years back, I went in to my gynecologist about some oddities and was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Not a big deal – it’s common enough and fairly easy to treat. My doctor prescribed exercise and birth control pills. Not for contraception – Aron had a vasectomy years ago – but to regulate my hormones.

Sure, I said with a shrug. I didn’t like the pill, but I’d take them during high school and survived the experience. The doctor told me that the name she wrote on the prescription pad was for a pure estrogen pill, an older variety that was great for treating PCOS. So I took the prescription and headed off to get it filled.

No sooner had I stepped out the door and gone to my car did my cell phone ring. It was my gynecologist telling me not come right back and get a new prescription. Just as a matter of routine caution, she reviewed pulled up my medical records from my GP and reviewed them before going on to her next patient that day. She noted there that I suffered from ocular migraines and had been to the hospital several times for them.

As it turns out, estrogen pills and ocular migraines don’t mix.Chances are low, but they can result in potentially fatal strokes. Without my gynecologist doing her due diligence, I never would have known. It never would have even occurred to me that hormones and headaches might be the closely related. It’s a damned good thing she was watching out for me. If I had just been able to walk into Walgreens and purchase the pills, I might be fine.

But I might not have been.

Review copies

Free books! Seriously!

Now that i have your attention, here’s the deal. I’d like to give out some review copies of our new post-apocalyptic sci-fi, Whisperworld. Any text format you like – EPUB, MOBI, paperback, whatever. All I ask is that if you liked the book, you consider leaving a review on your platform of choice: Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter or whatever blows your skirt up.

Interested? Drop me an email at LooseLeafStories(at)gmail.com.

Q

msjayjustice asked:

Why would I ignore Kaidan?? I like Kaidan.

A

Oh! Never mind, then. I just haven’t played MA yet (I will, I swear), so I’m not attached to him yet. Not like I am to Carth :)

Q

Anonymous asked:

You're being so ignorant with your tweets. Hobby Lobby is a company that isn't going to support something they do not believe in. They aren't saying for people to not use birth control or any types of birth control. They just don't want to be the ones allowing it through their insurance. The company is being bashed for doing what they believe in while ignorant people like you get upset about it. If you don't agree don't work for them. It's simple

A

slackmistress:

Point one:

Hobby Lobby is a corporation. Corporations get certain benefits that people don’t: tax breaks, protection from criminal charges being filed, etc.

If Hobby Lobby would like to be a PERSON WITH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, then Hobby Lobby should not get the protection of a corporation.

Point two:

If Hobby Lobby had the courage of their religious convictions, they would not:

If you are a human in the United States, it should not be up to your boss to decide what medicine is appropriate for you to take. It should be up to your doctor. Yes, and insurance company could deny you, but YOUR BOSS SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY DECISIONS WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH CARE.

Point three:

Hobby Lobby is totes cool with vasectomies and erectile dysfunction drugs.

Point four:

One of the points people up is that Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to cover the Morning After Pill because it’s abortion. Except that the Morning After Pill ISN’T ABORTION. The Morning After Pill delays or inhibits ovulation. IT PREVENTS PREGNANCY. This is science. But maybe you think gravity is a myth, too.

Point five:

Christian Scientists and Jehovah’s Witnesses traditionally do not believe in medicine. So I imagine you ‘re okay with a business run by someone who practices these faiths to not cover your mom’s chemo, or your diabetes medication, or a blood transfusion for your child.

Point six: (bonus round!)

I appreciate that you are so confident of your convictions that you are willing to put your name on your…oh wait. You’re anonymous.

#DrHobbyLobby prescribes taking up cross-stitch. May I recommend this one?

(image from YarnBombing.com)

Nicely argued points.

skunkbear:

skunkbear:

The mighty Tremoctopus. Behold!

I saw some blanket octopus posts floating around tumblr today, but I noticed they left out one of my favorite characteristics of the Tremoctopus: their extreme sexual dimorphism. So I thought I’d reblog this old post.

Nature is amazing. skunkbear:

skunkbear:

The mighty Tremoctopus. Behold!

I saw some blanket octopus posts floating around tumblr today, but I noticed they left out one of my favorite characteristics of the Tremoctopus: their extreme sexual dimorphism. So I thought I’d reblog this old post.

Nature is amazing. skunkbear:

skunkbear:

The mighty Tremoctopus. Behold!

I saw some blanket octopus posts floating around tumblr today, but I noticed they left out one of my favorite characteristics of the Tremoctopus: their extreme sexual dimorphism. So I thought I’d reblog this old post.

Nature is amazing.

skunkbear:

skunkbear:

The mighty Tremoctopus. Behold!

I saw some blanket octopus posts floating around tumblr today, but I noticed they left out one of my favorite characteristics of the Tremoctopus: their extreme sexual dimorphism. So I thought I’d reblog this old post.

Nature is amazing.

dduane:

to-write-is-to-be:

This is the most truthful thing I have EVER read.

Yep. The work will become the filter between you and everything else that happens in your life: the lens that you see everything through.

And there is no way to shut the writing off. It will be the first thing you think of in the morning (well, you might think about peeing first, but you’ll be thinking about writing while using the toilet…) and the last thing you think about before you become unconscious at night. (And when you’re working hard, you will dream about handwriting or typing or dictating.) If you fly to Bermuda and lie on a beach with a tall cold drink in your hand, if you walk down sunny forest paths echoing with birdsong, if you climb bloody Everest and stand there with the world spread at your feet, the writing will be whispering in your ear all the time about what a great background this location will make for some damn story or other. If you go to a multi-starred Michelin restaurant and submerge yourself in fine foods and great wines and general gustatory bliss, the writing (with its all-seeing eye ever on the watch for great character business) will keep making you eavesdrop on the couple at the next table who’re dissecting their marriage under their breaths over dessert. The writing will even strongly urge you to stop in the middle of some fabulous shag and make notes about that particular piece of that one action sequence that’s been eluding you for weeks… because if you just keep going, you might forget. And you can always have that orgasm later!*

There is no time off. There is no respite. You will sometimes look wearily and longingly at normal people who can leave their jobs behind them and just have a goddamn weekend off. From such a delightful prospect, you have permanently excluded yourself.

I’m not saying there aren’t rewards. Of course there are. But do you really want this for yourself? Really? Think about it carefully, and choose wisely. Because once you choose, there’s no going back.

Thoth is a harsh taskmaster…

*For this reason it is smart to (if at all possible) shack up with / marry another writer, because at least they’ll understand. …Digital recorders also help.

I don’t know it’s true of every writer, but it certainly is of this one. I was supposed to go one week (this week) without working on a book. Today is day two. I first buckled… last night. And this evening, I’ll be going out to meet with a beta reader to collect her notes and see what she thought.

I can’t quit.