Meow and Somesuch

Cat pictures, food I cook with hints how to make it, and somesuch.
0 | 19.9.2014 | 12 minutes ago


So bored.

Much bleh.

Very meh.

0 | 19.9.2014 | 18 minutes ago


The little peeper (frog)

Remember the peeper I mentioned a couple of weeks back? It’s outside right now, peeping away somewhere.

Next year frog, I swear I will make you a pool. I swear.

4 | 19.9.2014 | 1 hour ago


omgplants:

lilkittay said: what you need is a bajillion shop lights for all the plants!

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I think it has come to that point! I have to try to set something up when I have some money. But yeah, definitely, I do wish I had more room in my apartment though. It’s going to end up looking like a jungle, I hope, at least.

Shop lights are fairly inexpensive. Just make sure to get the cool white lights. They work the best. Those “grow lights” put out too much red and their color temperature is too low for actual good plant growth.

If you get a programmable timer, you can set up a couple of lights so you never have to touch them ;D

281199 | 19.9.2014 | 1 hour ago


tenaflyviper:

worthyourweightinfanfiction:

armadillo:

REAL TALK IF THERES A FIRE AT MY SCHOOL I AM NOT WALKING IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AND THEN GETTING MY NAME MARKED OFF IM RUNNING FOR MY LIFE AND IM TAKING MY GOD DAMN BAG WITH ME 

one time there was an unscheduled fire alarm and i just happened to have my bag on my shoulder when it went off so my teacher made me go back into what, to his knowledge, was a burning building so i could put my bag back

…They actually do fire drills in high school now? And you have to be checked off, and you can’t bring your backpack or bag with you?

What the fuck kind of Orwellian bullshit is this??  I don’t care if it looks like the goddamn House of Usher is falling, I’m not leaving my bag behind to burn.  I’ve got fuckin’ Staedtler and Prismacolor pens, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to go shell out cash for new ones.

But then, for the last couple of years when I went to high school, we actually weren’t allowed to bring our bags to class in the first place, because some chucklefuck decided to swipe a vial of mercury from the chemistry labIt also ended up contaminating the Riviera bowling lanes as well, because there was a field trip there that day.  From then on, we had to leave our backpacks in our lockers, and just carry what we needed to class.

I remember that, but I also remember absolutely nobody listening to that edict and everyone kept bringing their backpacks to class as well as bottles of soda and chips and candy and a million other things they weren’t allowed to bring like drugs.

Because there were always the rumors of drug dogs out in the halls during class looking for weed so every kid just carried theirs on them at all times.

Oh and we did fire drills back in school, don’t you remember? But it was like twice a year so it was really pointless. I actually don’t remember if we were allowed to take our bags out or not. I don’t think anyone cared. I remember kids smoking cigarettes on those fire drills.

I also remember one time we had to evacuate the school for a fire which turned out to be some kid was smoking in the woodshop class and chucked their cigarette butt in such a way that it caught on a BIRD’S NEST that was up somewhere in the rafters which then began to smoulder and set off the smoke alarms… yeah.

East High ftw… Lol.

(Source: bastille)

87100 | 19.9.2014 | 1 hour ago


tenaflyviper:

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

Wait, you can GET entire college textbooks for free?We had filesharing when I was in college, so where the hell was this back then when I had to pay over $100 for a textbook for Anthropology??

I don’t think it was such a big thing back then, tbh. Digital copies of books weren’t as common or easily available back then. I believe today’s modern compression formats, much larger data storage capacity on portable devices and the abundance of tech designed to be digital books (like kindle) would be why this is such a much more common thing than a decade ago.
That and it has become disgustingly obvious that college textbooks are a fucking moneymaking scam.

tenaflyviper:

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

Wait, you can GET entire college textbooks for free?

We had filesharing when I was in college, so where the hell was this back then when I had to pay over $100 for a textbook for Anthropology??

I don’t think it was such a big thing back then, tbh. Digital copies of books weren’t as common or easily available back then. I believe today’s modern compression formats, much larger data storage capacity on portable devices and the abundance of tech designed to be digital books (like kindle) would be why this is such a much more common thing than a decade ago.

That and it has become disgustingly obvious that college textbooks are a fucking moneymaking scam.

15 | 19.9.2014 | 1 hour ago


peaceypanic:

aquasplendens:

johnnyxtreason:

aquasplendens:

Aaaand it stopped working. Again. Wtf It’ll be fine until morning. I pulled the intake up so the filter box will hold water and the media won’t dry out

did it either come with the tank or cost less than $20? low-price HOB filters often have weak-ish motors that will burn out at the drop of a hat.

No, everything for this tank is new, so I just bought it between march and June. I got it fixed though!

Sand in the impeller???

I have an ancient HOB that sometimes won’t fire up. I have to pull the impeller assembly out and shove it back in to start it up again. Once it gets going, usually only power outages will cause me to me to “reboot” the thing.
This filter never used to have problems for years and years of my owning it. But then it got put in a basement for a year, and I lost the original impeller and had to order a new one. Maybe even though it is supposed to be the exact right one for the model it is not quite the same size? *shrug*
Anyway, over time I have had less problem with this filter shutting off for no reason, perhaps the impeller just needs to be “broken in” with some of these filters.
I had another HOB that was a piece of crap from the start. It was part of a Marineland plastic piece of shit 4 gallon aquarium LED ensemble (negative 5 stars do not reccommend). The impeller stopped all the time in that thing. I would either hear it make a loud noise from the other room when it clunked out, or wake up to the thing being inoperative. Again, pulling the impeller assembly out and shoving it back in usually fixed it.
Over time the second one started to work more reliably. Maybe it also needed to be broken in? Perhaps that is what you must try with that problematic HOB you’ve got there.
(meanwile the cheap “regent” whatever filters that came with my aquaculture kits from walmart never quit or die—but they’re actually the same manafacturer as the marineland and take the exact same size filter carts so I don’t even know)

peaceypanic:

aquasplendens:

johnnyxtreason:

aquasplendens:

Aaaand it stopped working. Again. Wtf
It’ll be fine until morning. I pulled the intake up so the filter box will hold water and the media won’t dry out

did it either come with the tank or cost less than $20? low-price HOB filters often have weak-ish motors that will burn out at the drop of a hat.

No, everything for this tank is new, so I just bought it between march and June. I got it fixed though!

Sand in the impeller???

I have an ancient HOB that sometimes won’t fire up. I have to pull the impeller assembly out and shove it back in to start it up again. Once it gets going, usually only power outages will cause me to me to “reboot” the thing.

This filter never used to have problems for years and years of my owning it. But then it got put in a basement for a year, and I lost the original impeller and had to order a new one. Maybe even though it is supposed to be the exact right one for the model it is not quite the same size? *shrug*

Anyway, over time I have had less problem with this filter shutting off for no reason, perhaps the impeller just needs to be “broken in” with some of these filters.

I had another HOB that was a piece of crap from the start. It was part of a Marineland plastic piece of shit 4 gallon aquarium LED ensemble (negative 5 stars do not reccommend). The impeller stopped all the time in that thing. I would either hear it make a loud noise from the other room when it clunked out, or wake up to the thing being inoperative. Again, pulling the impeller assembly out and shoving it back in usually fixed it.

Over time the second one started to work more reliably. Maybe it also needed to be broken in? Perhaps that is what you must try with that problematic HOB you’ve got there.

(meanwile the cheap “regent” whatever filters that came with my aquaculture kits from walmart never quit or die—but they’re actually the same manafacturer as the marineland and take the exact same size filter carts so I don’t even know)

76 | 19.9.2014 | 1 hour ago


ffxivyoungmoney:

go ninja go ninja go

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81705 | 18.9.2014 | 14 hours ago


nezua:

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

The world is watching, White America.

FIGHT TERRORISM, STOP COPS.

#NotAllWhiteAmericans

(someone had to)

(via kihaku-gato)

11226 | 18.9.2014 | 18 hours ago


Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.


PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)

I need to quote this the next time someone brings up that I am “too dominant” in the conversation. This only becomes an issue when my identity is known to be female.

(via rootandrock)

0 | 18.9.2014 | 18 hours ago


Oho, that random licorice scented plant I saw the other day was Anise hyssop aka agastache foeniculum. Idk why identifying it matters to me but it does.

181027 | 18.9.2014 | 20 hours ago


coelasquid:

trainhardbestrong:

hannahroad:

hannahroad:

hannahroad:

Miley: “Dad I have something for Tanners bug collection”

my uncle: “that’s great”

Miley: “it’s a bird”

my uncle: “no its not”

-chirping noise-

image

They let it go and it flew away just fine, so we’re wondering how she caught it.

update:

she caught another bird.

image

update: she caught a squirrel today

image

She is gonna rule the world one day with this power

She looks about the age to be a pokemon master.

Steve Irwin reincarnated?

(via itwasarunbyfruiting)

1165 | 18.9.2014 | 23 hours ago


236527 | 18.9.2014 | 23 hours ago


burgrs:

I failed my final because a GIRL sitting next to me was wearing a TANK TOP ad i saw her sholders and got distracted all the blood in my brain went to my huge Dong

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