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"What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.

And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”

When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general."
Jennifer Wright, “Lady, You Really Aren’t ‘Crazy’” (via tiredestprincess)

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We all have that one friend…

I am that one friend and I feel very, very, very guilty about it, to the extent where I’ll do worse on purpose to make people feel better.

Me too, but I never feel that guilty.

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Nude illusion at its best.

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I have hit a huge wall!


I feel so down this week, been crying and eating cupcakes and pizza! I need to bounce back but don’t know where to start! I think I’ll slowly get back into the healthy eating first then being back exercise. Well, I think I need to be not so hard on myself with the exercise though.
How have you gotten back from a slump like this? Any tips? :)

Oh gosh, I know those feelings.  I try to find non-food self-care things I can do (I usually end up going shopping & taking a nice bubble bath) and then I pick some healthy decadent things and make myself a really nice filling meal that’s good for the soul but isn’t going to make the rest of me feel icky later. Summer rolls, a nice pasta dish, and anything with seafood work for me, as does a little bit of really good ice cream or a nice pastry.  And I run or do something outside when I can manage it.

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#stress management  #eating your feelings 


hitchhiker’s guide was hilarious from line 1

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that’s basically all you need to know about sex anyway

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Cheap and healthy recipes


Ok this is for citizenwasp and anyone else who wants to make some yums without spending a fuck ton of money. 

Fist of all, plan your menu for the week. We usually theme ours so we can use the same ingredients multiple days and don’t end up with something rotting in the fridge, which just wastes money and food. 

In the summer I make a lot of Mexican food, in winter walrusmstr makes the best soup, and other food themes we use are middle easters, Pan Asian, Italian, etc. 

I don’t usually eat meat or a lot of dairy, so most of these are vegetable based, and have good ways to get protein. 

Naan Bread {I make a batch of this dough and it’ll last a week between the two of us. Just keep it in the fridge and roll it out/fry it whenever you need to, goes great with the following three recipes}

Spanish Chickpeas with Roasted Garlic

Vegetable Korma {This was the closest I could find to the recipe I’ve used for years. Except I replace Korma paste with powdered coriander, cardamom, and curry, and just use red potatoes, unpeeled. You can use any vegetable you have around, it’s a great, quick one pot meal.}

Falafal {I haven’t tried this recipe but it looks really good, I actually use a mix! You can add them to a big old salad with a bunch of veggies or put them on Naan with some of the suggestions on the page. The “dough” for this can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.}

Smoky Lentil Tacos {I just made these using the recipe for the lentils, homemade corn tortillas (super cheap, and easy, but it helps if you have a press and cast iron skillet), and some garnishes like shredded lettuce, homemade salsa, and cotija}

Stovetop Popcorn makes a great, cheap, and filling snack that’s low in calories and doesn’t have the junk microwave popcorn does. And it’s fun, so no excuses. 

Plain Greek yogurt (none of this no fat/low fat shit, or flavored. If something is low fat that meas they add sugar or salt to keep the taste. Just go with the regular stuff). I stopped eating cereal (*gasp*) and replaced it with plain yogurt, honey, and granola. Now I’ve moved from granola to whole pecans, honey, and any other nuts, seeds, you get that creaminess, crunch, and sweetness, and it helps with digestion and is very filling. Bittersweet result is now cereal tastes like shit. 

My Pizza Dough Recipe

Dissolve a forkful of raw honey in 1 Cup of warm water (more hot than lukewarm, but not super hot). Mix in a packet of active dry yeast and let sit for tem minutes until it foams on the top. Pour into a large bowl and add half a teaspoon of salt, and mix in handfulls of flour at a time with the fork until you can’t stir it anymore. Keep adding flour and mixing with your hand until you form a smooth dough. Knead for a few minutes, rub some olive oil around the ball, mark an X with a knife at the top, and let sit in the bowl covered with a towel for about 1.5-2 hours. Roll out on floured surface, doesn’t have to look perfect, and sprinkle a little cornmeal or flour on whatever you’re going to bake it on. I use a round aluminum pizza plate I thrifted for $1, it has holes in the bottom so the crust gets crispy. Cookie sheets, cast iron skillets, and pizza stones also work. Place the rolled out dough on the surface, add toppings, and bake at 475 for about ten minutes, or until the edges are golden. Dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, just let come to room temp before rolling out. 

Meatless is a fantastic cookbook, lots of great recipes there. 

Another way we save money is by stocking up on pantry items when they go on sale (cans, grains, shit like that), buying seasonal (patiently waiting for heirloom tomato season. THEY TASTE DIFFERENT), buying things like rice, or things we’ve never tried before in the bulk section to control the amount, and just getting to know what stores have the best prices of certain items. Trader Joes has the best spices prices, WinCo for pantry items, and the CoOp for cheapest local ingredients (honey, beer, eggs). And special things like fancy balsamic vinegar, oils, and European spices and teas I find at stores like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. I’ve found some awesome and cheap stuff there. Oh and farmers markets in the summer! So cheap. 

We just make a lot of things from scratch, don’t really eat a lot of processed foods, but that being said don’t be afraid of utilizing frozen veggies and fruit. Just be sure to read labels and see that they’re not adding anything to the product. And of course that goes for anything that’s not fresh, it can say anything it wants on the front, but the real story is on the back. 

walrusmstr, want to add to this? 

Super brilliant list, and a lot like what I eat but can’t be bothered to write out.  Daal is another good turbo Indian soup dish, Also, man I miss Mexican food.

— 1 week ago with 60 notes
#healthy eating  #recipes 



Just a reminder to women that cellulite isn’t this evil thing that only ‘fat’ people have. Most women, including well known celebrities have cellulite. The term cellulite was started in the 1960’s in a Vogue magazine. Its nothing more than the body storing fat, which practically every person has to some degree. Don’t be ashamed of something that’s normal!

So…,this post is still circulating apparently O_o

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