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.
lilkittay said: what you need is a bajillion shop lights for all the plants!
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
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 lab. It 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.
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.
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.
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.
Miley: “Dad I have something for Tanners bug collection”
my uncle: “that’s great”
Miley: “it’s a bird”
my uncle: “no its not”
They let it go and it flew away just fine, so we’re wondering how she caught it.
she caught another bird.
update: she caught a squirrel today
She is gonna rule the world one day with this power
She looks about the age to be a pokemon master.
Steve Irwin reincarnated?