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I fully advocate living fully.


    I fully advocate living fully.

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes

    Lucky # 7


    I hope I’m not disturbing you in there, I just wanted to make sure you were okay…

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    My babymama.

    (Source: isyversusgotham)

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes

    This is what Heaven looks like.

    This is what Heaven looks like.

    (via jimchuck)

    — 1 year ago with 2764 notes



    I am possibly having the biggest challenge of my life in trying to relearn this Freestyle 7 dance step sequence.


    (Long post later.)

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes

    I really, really, really, (and I mean ‘really’,) really, don’t like Lance Armstrong.

    The way I see it, Lance Armstrong kicked cancer square in the balls; due in no small part to the vast physical, mental, and emotional support, and overall sacrifice, of his lovely wife.

    He then decided to repay her for her undying love by filing for divorce within the week that she was diagnosed with cancer, herself. His reasoning? “Seeing her be sick reminded me of being sick.”

    Bro, she ain’t playing a part in a recital- she would have done anything to have been healthy, unlike you, who fought to have her health insurance cancelled before she could have her double-mastectomy.

    Oh, and he then did this to three other women, (I’m looking at you Sheryl Crow.)

    We get it. You were LIVESTRONG, you couldn’t say that you were doping, (especially given the common-knowledge fact that steroids and the male reproductive synergism is not unlike having someone microwaving your little buddy for 48 consecutive hours.)

    So, I’m sorry that I find it difficult to find sympathy for this man in my heart. I really am, but I looked really high and way low, and I just couldn’t find one measly piece of shit to give.

    One truly is a special snowflake if they only consider the line ‘in his sickness, and her health,’ legally binding.

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes

    #Lance  #Armstrong  #Lance Armstrong  #doping  #testosterone  #cycling  #HGH  #steroids  #LIVESTRONG  #cancer 


    The Mayan calendar ended a week or so ago; the day of reckoning came and went, and lo and behold, I am still on the couch, (be it in the great state of Washington rather than in Southland.)

    My awakening on December 22.

    Waking up to the world 100% not ended on December 22 was rough. I had put a lot of eggs in one basket anticipating that I would not have any further mortal responsibilities. I declined to adjust my Fantasy Football starting lineup, I neglected to change the bottle in the water cooler, I failed to charge my iPhone- I hadn’t shaved my legs in weeks. Truth be told though, it really is a good thing that tomorrow I will be celebrating New Year’s Eve, (in Seattle with my favorite Puget Sound transplants, no less,) because this year really was my annus horribilis.

    Thank you Ridley Scott for the highlight of my year.

    I honestly cannot fully comprehend the amount of fail this year was without putting it into a tediously through info-graphic, but in the interest of remembering that the only place to go is ‘up,’ I present to you Twenty-Twelve: The Year I Wish We Lost Contact.*

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    — 1 year ago

    #Christmas  #family  #2012  #Year In Review  #2012 Year in Review  #year  #in  #review  #January  #February  #March  #April  #May  #June  #July  #August  #September  #October  #November  #December  #Chaunakkah  #holidays  #NYE  #NY  #New Years  #New Year's  #New Years'  #New Years Eve  #New Year's Eve 

    My cousin Tasia Ann Thomas’ medley of the top songs of 2012. As seen on Yahoo!, YouTube, Huffington Post, and more.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note

    #tasia  #ann  #thomas  #tasiaann  #tasiaannthomas  #TAT  #Best of  #Best of 2012  #music  #youtube  #you  #tube  #singer  #songwriter  #song 
    Best of 2012 →

    My cousin did a medley of the best music of 2012. The whole internet noticed.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note


    As I was perusing Facebook earlier today, I came across Gap’s present status. It reads,

    Today, we join in observing a moment of silence to honor and remember the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy and their families.

    At first I ‘liked’ the status, then I became very annoyed. Twenty-seven people are dead. Twenty-six were murdered, and one committed suicide; however, regardless of the route, twenty-seven people are no longer on this earth, but in it. Twenty-seven families are now planning funerals. Twenty-seven coffins or urns must be purchased. Twenty-seven bodies will be embalmed or cremated.

    Twenty-seven families must now notify the IRS, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Health and Human Services, doctors, dentists, the school district, banks, insurers, and anyone else even remotely financially related to the deceased. Twenty-seven accounts are now due. Twenty-seven families will change beneficiaries, cancel insurance plans, amend wills, edit advance directives, and lose tax deductions. Twenty-seven families will miss days, if not weeks, work and wages to do these things. Twenty-seven families will not take that time to mourn, but to make sure that their family does not fall into legal trouble or financial ruin.

    Twenty-seven families have hastily shoved presents into the closet because seeing the wrapped packages is too much to bear. Twenty-seven families aren’t going to have a holiday. Twenty-seven families now have their visions of sugar plums replaced with visions of blood melting the pure snow. Twenty-seven mothers will never smile the same again. Twenty-seven fathers will erroneously feel that they failed. Twenty-seven marriages will be tested- and some wont make it. Twenty-seven families will now have the most magical time of the year remind them of murder. Twenty-seven families would do anything to be whole again for just one night. Twenty-seven families are now stark representatives of paradise lost.

    Twenty-seven families now must worry about how to scrape together for mandatory autopsies, obituaries, taxes, and death certificates. Twenty-seven families will hire lawyers, accountants, and psychiatrists. 

    Twenty-seven families are now spending thousands more than they intended or were able to this holiday season; because dying, especially at an unnatural age, is expensive.

    While I’m sure the positive thoughts are better than nothing, Gap, you cannot pay bills with prayer. So, I challenge you, (as well as all large companies that posted about #MomentForSandyHook,) to actually do something. Change your battle cry to #MoneyForSandyHook. In general, gift cards come in selections of $5-$500; there are twenty-seven people are dead, put your money where your mouth is. If you were to donate to each family one of the gift cards in the highest denomination, you would incur a cost of $13,500. It is tax-deductible and will result in your receiving the equivalent of millions of dollars in publicity, (if you really are that concerned about your bottom line.)

    Twenty-seven families would have the financial burdens forced upon them eased. Twenty-seven families would have something to smile about this holiday season. Twenty-seven families might not have to return the gifts they bought for each other this year. Twenty-seven $500 gift cards would make you millions of customers for life.

    However, I bet you wont do this. Prove me wrong.

    Kathryn Champlin

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes

    #sandy hook elementary school  #sandy hook  #sandy hook elementary  #sandy  #hook  #shooting  #sandy hook shooting  #newtown  #newtown connecticut  #newtown shooting  #gap  #holiday  #christmas  #hanukkah  #chanukah  #kwanza  #new year’s  #new years  #new years eve  #nye  #new year’s eve  #nye 2013  #shopping #mall  #malls  #presents  #gift  #giftcards  #gift cards  #giftcard 

    — 1 year ago