This is my fitness, nutrition and general life blog. I work as a geologist / geophysicist and I relocated to Canada from the UK (alone). I live in Quebec. My favourite things are my family, photography, travelling, eating, cooking, sports, reading, writing and music.

 

humansofnewyork:

"I know you were hoping for a senile man playing with his toys, but I’m putting together a donation for Housing Works."

humansofnewyork:

"I know you were hoping for a senile man playing with his toys, but I’m putting together a donation for Housing Works."

vangoghsdaughter:

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

"maybe you should try the next size down"

vangoghsdaughter:

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

"maybe you should try the next size down"

ursulavernon:

geardrops:

comedownstairsandsayhello:

frecklesandink:

momamiaaa:

Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!

BUCKET LIST.

WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART: These jellyfish carry small populations of algae inside their bodies and derive much of their nutrition from the sugars that the algae produce. The jellyfish follow the sun across the lake each day and rotate continuously, so that the algae are always getting maximum sunlight exposure for photosynthesis. Then at night they dive to deeper parts of the lake so the algae can absorb nitrogen. It’s one of the best examples of endosymbiosis in action and it’s KICKASS.

ursulavernon:

geardrops:

comedownstairsandsayhello:

frecklesandink:

momamiaaa:

Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!

BUCKET LIST.

WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART: These jellyfish carry small populations of algae inside their bodies and derive much of their nutrition from the sugars that the algae produce. The jellyfish follow the sun across the lake each day and rotate continuously, so that the algae are always getting maximum sunlight exposure for photosynthesis. Then at night they dive to deeper parts of the lake so the algae can absorb nitrogen. It’s one of the best examples of endosymbiosis in action and it’s KICKASS.

humans-of-pdx:

"This is my first cabbage! You know, a lot of times they’re kind of soft, but this one is sold! It’s going to be good eatin’!" "What are you going to make with it?""Well, this one I’m giving to my parents. You have to give the first one away or you just spoil the whole spirit of gardening."

humans-of-pdx:

"This is my first cabbage! You know, a lot of times they’re kind of soft, but this one is sold! It’s going to be good eatin’!" 
"What are you going to make with it?"
"Well, this one I’m giving to my parents. You have to give the first one away or you just spoil the whole spirit of gardening."

Drunk man sexually assaults female police officer, still the woman's fault

The comments in this article make me feel sick. A man assaulted an off-duty police officer by grabbing her bum and the officer chased after him and caught him. Now the comments are saying that she over-reacted or they offer some insults for her.

We hear it all the time in newspapers and on the internet, if a drunk woman gets raped then it’s her fault because ‘what did she expect? She was drunk.’ Here we have a guy who is drunk yet that’s seen as an acceptable excuse for bad behaviour? This guy did something wrong by grabbing at this woman yet somehow the woman is being blamed for this because she’s over-reacting???

FOR FUCKS SAKE!

People wonder why we still need feminism and this is why! There’s still double standards; women are STILL treated differently from men. A man can do something horrible to a woman yet it still becomes her fault:

Raped? She was probably drunk or wearing skimpy clothes.

Had her bum grabbed? She’s over-reacting.

Got smacked around by her partner? She probably did something to piss him off and deserved it.

Sorry but that’s shit. I know plenty of men who can walk near a drunk scantily-clad woman and yet they resist the urge to rape her. I know plenty of men who don’t grab the bums of random women. I know plenty of men who don’t beat their partners. Placing the blame on something the woman did wrong is suggesting that men have no control over their actions and that us women are just harpies controlling their every move.

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

I have a job interview on Thursday for a ‘Geophysical Analyst’ position with a microseismic company. Sweet.

tmbnl:

2-shane-s:

birdsofafeathercolchester:

Little knitted pigeon enjoying come crisps on the pavement…

I thought that only the bag of chips was knitted so I was like lmaoo fucking idiot bird got owned then I saw that the bird was knitted as well then I realized I was the fucking idiot bird getting owned


Based on the colors at first I thought the pigeon was crying over a copy of The Fault in our Stars.

tmbnl:

2-shane-s:

birdsofafeathercolchester:

Little knitted pigeon enjoying come crisps on the pavement…

I thought that only the bag of chips was knitted so I was like lmaoo fucking idiot bird got owned then I saw that the bird was knitted as well then I realized I was the fucking idiot bird getting owned

Based on the colors at first I thought the pigeon was crying over a copy of The Fault in our Stars.

micdotcom:

One headline perfectly captures the U.S. media’s Israel problem

Cairo-based photojournalist Mosa’ab Elshamy caught this headline from the Monday edition of the Baltimore Sun that seems to capture Palestinian sympathizers’ frustration with mainstream media coverage of the ongoing conflict in Gaza. While Israeli combat fatalities are given up-front attention, Palestinian fatalities are brushed off as “others.”
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micdotcom:

One headline perfectly captures the U.S. media’s Israel problem

Cairo-based photojournalist Mosa’ab Elshamy caught this headline from the Monday edition of the Baltimore Sun that seems to capture Palestinian sympathizers’ frustration with mainstream media coverage of the ongoing conflict in Gaza. While Israeli combat fatalities are given up-front attention, Palestinian fatalities are brushed off as “others.”

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