It has taken time, many years and places


Operation: Visit Hometown, Come Out To Conservative Parents was a resounding success. They surprise me more and more all the time. Pictures: 1) hello Columbia River! 2) this is how you advertise in a city that gets 300+ days of sunshine per year 3) my dad’s cat secretly hates me 4) but my family loves me! 5) you stay classy, hometown.

Today, in Kristen Takes Steps Toward Having The Kind Of Life She Wants, I decided to head back to my hometown this weekend to a) go to a music festival and more importantly b) come out to my parents.

Any encouragement would be much appreciated. I have no idea how they are going to react and I am kind of scared.




you know, i’m a raging lesbian and i was never distracted by what other girls in my classes were wearing in high school. this is a male problem, not an “attracted to women” problem.

This is an “inability to respect women” problem.

Which is a male problem.

(Source: deteitte)

Rules:  In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

  1. The Dragonriders of Pern series (Anne McCaffrey)
  2. Traveling Mercies (Anne Lamott)
  3. Madame Bovary (Gustav Flaubert)
  4. Harry Potter (JK Rowling)
  5. The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  6. Dealing with Dragons (Patricia Wrede)
  7. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  8. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret (Judy Blume)
  9. The Heralds of Valdemar series (Mercedes Lackey)
  10. Speak (Louise Halse Anderson)
It’s a plan.

It’s a plan.

cheeses I love:

- cheddar (duh)
- pepper jack
- goat cheese (esp the TJ’s kind with herbs and shit)
- gouda

what should I try next??

I’ve been stuck in the “everything is terrible and I hate all humans” brainspace for about a week now and so I am going to make a list of things in my life that don’t make me want to crawl into bed and never leave. Okay? OKAY

  • I have been making some killer sandwiches recently. All the veggies, roast beef, hot peppers, fancy cheeses. It’s been great.
  • I made a joke on facebook and a bunch of people liked it and made nice comments.
  • My cat is adorable and ridiculous and I love her.
  • I went to the beach with some friends and put my feet in the sound and found a rock shaped like a heart.
  • I live in Seattle and it is the best city.
  • I moved to a new store and the people there are much MUCH less terrible than the people at my old store. I do not hate my job quite as much.
  • I officially withdrew from grad school and am very glad to have that part of my life for-reals behind me.
  • Some people I have friend-crushes on want to hang out with me and my roommate, which makes me feel like I am an interesting and cool person because those people are interesting and cool.
  • I got some new stomping boots and they make me feel so fabulous and just the right balance of butch and femme and also POWERFUL.

The Radioactive Fox (feat. Ylvis)
Imagine Dragons




The Radioactive Fox

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons vs. The Fox by Ylvis.

Based on the above post.

Download here.

why does the second verse work so well lyrics-wise what the fuck


A Softer World: 1138
(not every verb has to be transitive)
buy this print


A Softer World: 1138

(not every verb has to be transitive)

buy this print

i worked at a different store today and i kind of ranted a little about all the sexist bullshit i have to put up with at my regular store, and now i am all anxious because WHAT IF MY BOSS FINDS OUT I TALKED ABOUT IT and WHAT IF IT ISN’T A BIG DEAL AND I AM JUST A WHINER

but i’m pretty sure it is a big deal? idk mannnn, it’s tough when you’ve never not been a woman in a male-dominated work setting.