(Source: cleowho, via wordishness)
She always makes an extra effort when I’m wearing black.
Jensen, Misha, Jared & Marc at Nerd HQ, SDCC 2014 [x]
biorhythmist said: aishatyler on instagram right now
Shall I pay you in dessert or do you need someone ‘taken care of’?
the distortion on Holly’s gif was bothering me so I un-warped and cropped it >_>
was it the running? cuz running is a bad idea. especially in dc in the summer.
Indeed it was running. But it wasn’t too hot, amazingly enough. It was the being out of shape part that was a pretty big problem.
Scored for nicky36!
A moment of awed silence for Mel, who has now gotten me the Supernatural bag two years in a row. I may be an incurable sap, but the fact that she thinks of me while at Comic Con makes me feel all squishy inside. THANK YOU!
I have to go my man is home and he doesn’t like it when I talk about threesomes with my girlfriends. — cirquedurartastic
I’m so interested in this process. Boarding school seems so arcane in the US but I know many people on the east coast still go (obvs) and it’s something my mom did. She went to a boarding school in Jamaica when she was 8 years old!
When I say we’re sending Sylvia to a boarding school, I think people imagine a very stereotypical vision of “Boarding School,” with uniforms and ties and ACADEMIC PURSUITS. Where she is actually going is so…not that.
Just for a couple examples, the kids get OUT OF CLASS to do certain chores on a rotating basis (with the expectation that they are responsible for finding out what they missed). The school does not employee any janitorial staff. When the school day ends all of the students stay for an additional 30 minutes to clean (and let me tell you, the place is beautiful). We send a set amount as an allowance (so the amount is the same for every child), which the school hands out once a month and the kids are expected to budget that money. If they run out, they do not get more, nor or we to ‘rescue’ them by sending more. (this is excluding large purchases they may need that she would negotiate with us and use her debit card to buy with an adult).
One of the biggest differences is probably the focus on “the microeconomy,” which I don’t have a good elevator speech for, but is described in the handbook as,
In addition to the work necessary for the community to function, students participate in real economic activity as an introduction to economic life. This work serves as a first step towards economic independence as well as allowing them to measure the worth of their activity against an external standard. Montessori termed this developing sense of self-worth “valorization.”
It’s not that academics are not important, it is just that they aren’t valued over other aspects of adolescent development.
I sometimes worry that I’m building it up and will be crushed if Sylvia doesn’t like it. And that is probably true, but all signs point to it being the right place for Sylvia at the right time.
Awkward Star Trek orgy
As requested by Sam Wise
1. Yay. 2. Fuck anyone who tries to act like they know you AT ALL but thinks you are doing ANYTHING but what you think is best for Sylvia.
To be honest, people don’t really say rude things, but I feel the, uh, uncertainty coming off them in waves and I stick to the things about the school that I know most people can appreciate. But this new acquaintance told two stories that made me laugh.
1. Someone (the bus that brings some kids in maybe, I can’t remember) hit a deer on the way to school. The animal control people told them they could keep it, so they brought it to school and hung it up on the newly built swing set (that her daughter had helped to build) and taught the kids how to butcher it. I don’t know man, that was amazing to me.
2. She asked her daughter about sleeping in and she replied, “Oh, no, we can’t sleep in [redacted] would hit us with his cane.” Which, especially after having talked to [redacted] today, makes me laugh even harder and which shows what a family they all really are there.