1. coveteddean:

    Before I even get started, I want to tell y’all about Amy (who is pictured up above with her son who I’ll soon tell you about). Amy and I met each other through working at Target and, technically, we’ve only known each other for less than a year, but it seems like so much longer because Amy is just that kind of person, okay? She is always going out of her way for everyone around her. Like, take this for example. One day at work, I was having a bad day self-esteem wise and couldn’t cheer up (and, at the time, I was struggling with my depression, too, so that made it worse). And guess who was working with me? Amy. And guess what Amy did? She bought me a little stuffed toy giraffe to help cheer me up even when she should’ve spent that money for more important things. That alone should tell you what kind of person she is. Amy is so humble and god, I could ramble on and on about her. As my best friend, Sarah (who has known Amy for pretty much her whole life), put it, Amy “deserves everything” and I totally agree. But I’m not asking for everything here. I’m asking for donations and they, technically, aren’t for Amy, but I’ll explain that in a second.

    Okay, so the boy pictured above with Amy is her youngest son, Kyle. I haven’t met Kyle personally yet, but I hope to in the near future. But I’ve definitely heard enough about him through his mom and he’s got a pretty amazing story that I’d like to tell you about. See, he had some surgeries when he was younger and they went fine other than the fact that he spent so much time afterward in pain—a lot more than anyone should have after a surgery. It turns out that he developed Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome. I’m going to link you to some information about this nasty disease, but the long and short of it is that Kyle is in pain all the time. And that’s not an overstatement. Here’s the more technical explanation:

    “Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy (RND) Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)) is a very painful neurovascular disorder. A good scale to compare this pain to other conditions is the McGill Pain Scale. In amplified pain, a very slight sensation can become unbearable pain. This is caused when there is a real pain somewhere. The message of pain goes from the nerve to the spinal cord and then short-circuits to the autonomic nerves that control the blood vessels. This leads to lack of blood flow (ischemia) so the tissues do not get enough oxygen and there is a build-up of lactic acids that lead to pain. This new pain signal is then again short-circuited to the autonomic nerves which again decrease the blood flow. This vicious cycle is how the pain is amplified.” (x)

    It’s so horrible, guys, but thankfully, there are a few programs in the country that can help and Kyle got accepted to the program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! It’s an intense program that will help retrain Kyle’s body so that he doesn’t experience pain anymore and the program has an 88% success rate! Unfortunately, it’s going to be five weeks long and that’ll be five weeks of no pay for Amy or her husband that’ll be up there in Philly with Kyle at the program. It’s why Amy took her second job at Target where I met her. Unfortunately, Amy’s ended up with pneumonia twice this month and she’s been off work for almost two weeks altogether. Both she and her husband are desperately trying to get some money especially since their insurance company can only pay for 85% of the bill. Of course, being the humble and hardworking people that they are, they don’t like to ask for help. They received some donations from their church and Amy told me that she was so happy and cried, but hated feeling like she had to rely on people.

    But me being, well, me, can’t let them go up to Philly without a little something to help them through their five weeks and the cost that their insurance won’t cover. So, I may or may not have made a paypal that you can donate to! And I know I’ve made it seem like it’s all about her, but this isn’t just about Amy. It’s about a good kid that’s in pain all the time and no one should live their life like that. I mean think about just standing up and walking outside to breathe in some fresh air…Kyle can’t do that without being in agonizing pain. He loves swimming only because he can walk around with less pain and actually feel like a kid again. I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty damn upsetting. This can change his life and, as lame as this is to say, even a dollar would help. And even if you can’t donate, a signal boost would be just as great!

    If you’re interested in donating (which would be amazing!!!), the email to send your donation to is donateforkyle@yahoo.com.

    Please please please do this for Kyle and Amy. They are such wonderful people and deserve the best in the world. And even if you’re just reading this, that’s a step in the right direction! I have until August 23! Thank you so much for whatever you do! You’re the best!

    (via harryosburne)

     

  2. So last night I got drunk and played Skyrim

    unregistered-hypercam2:

    karlosmadera:

    I’m still torn on whether this is the greatest thing I’ve ever done or the stupidest. 

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    this is dangerously unfunny

    (via caseyanthonyofficial)

     
  3. riddlemehiddleston:

    This came into work today. I shortlisted it and displayed it on my cafe counter.

    The back said something like “He is into BDSM. (Batman, Dragons, Star Wars, and Magic the Gathering).”

    The first paragraph starts like this:

    “I growl with frustration at my reflection in the mirror. My hair is fifty shades of messed up. Why is it so kinky and out of control? I need to stop sleeping with it wet. As I brush my long brown hair, the girl in the mirror brown eyes too big for her, stares back at me. Wait… my eyes are blue! It dawns on me that I haven’t been looking in the mirror—I’ve been staring at a poster of Kirsten Stewart for the past five minutes. My own hair is fine.”

    my own hair is fine

    oh my god where can i buy this

    (Source: m3lodigression, via i-am-mishafuckingcollins)

     
  4. mermeme:

    ~~~don’t delete the text, thanks! <3~~~

    ayyy so ive done lots of giveaways before and all of them have been super successful so in honor of recently hitting 10k ive gathered up some of my stuff that i either dont want/need anymore, or have duplicates of (in the case of the laptop, tablet, and ouija board tbh)

    ~~~rules~~~

    • you MUST be following me! i will check! this is a giveaway for my followers, after all! if you are not following me, your entry will not be counted!
    • you can like the post as a bookmark, but only reblogs will be counted as entries!
    • you must have your askbox open to win so i can contact you
    • you have to be comfortable with giving me your address so i can send over the stuff!
    • you can reblog as many times as you like, every reblog is counted as one entry!
    • no giveaway blogs!
    • the winner will be chosen using a random generator!
    • the giveaway ends august 31st, and the winners will be announced september first!

    ~~~prizes~~~

    pictured:

    • Vintage Lily Pulitzer Shift Dress (Size Two)
    • Light Blue Seifuku Set (Asian Small)
    • American Apparel Navy Thigh-High Socks
    • Seasource Detox Spa by Arbonne, Renewing Body Gelèe
    • Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme and Curly Pudding (Hair Products)
    • Wash Away Your Sins Soap (this is pretty much the funniest thing ever tbh and it smells rly good)
    • Seafresh Mineral Botanic Shea Butter Soap
    • 13” Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display (w/ charger, etc, restored to factory setting)
    • Carrying Case for Laptop
    • Bamboo Create Tablet + Stylus (Driver Disc + Software Bundle Included) (Software Bundle Inclues Photoshop Elements 9, Corel Painter Essentials 4.0, Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, and 26 Craft Lessons)

    not pictured: (aka things that either aren’t written yet or i forgot to put in the picture, message me if you want a picture of these items!)

    • a personalized letter from me
    • some candy, probably
    • $100 Amazon Gift Card
    • Sweet Peony Dream Body Lotion from Bath and Body Works
    • Beautiful Day, Country Chic, and Sweet Peony Dream fragrance mists from Bath and Body Works (8 fl oz, 3 fl oz, 3 fl oz)
    • Face Mud Mask from Crush Products
    • Snowman Bath Bomb set from Lush
    • Star Jasmine Tuberose Fragrance Mist from Arbonne
    • Le Chèvrefeuille Perfeume From Annick Goutal Paris
    • Bulgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume

    good luck to all the entrants!

     
  5. curliestofcrowns:

    freedominwickedness:

    101st-analborne:

    fallbeil:

    mugenstyle:

    eccecorinna:

    wrathofprawn:

    for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

    their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

    how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

    pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

    girl pilots (◕◕✿)

    girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

    But, remember, women never did anything in history.

    This is laughably incorrect.

    Fact 1: Although technologically obsolete as of WWII, the Polikarpov Po-2 “Kukuruznik” biplanes flown by the 588th Night Bomber Regiment were in no way ” the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world.” The Po-2 was first flown in 1929 and remained in production until 1953 due to its low cost and extreme reliability. It is, in fact, the second most produced aircraft in history, and the most produced biplane in history. The night bombers flew brand new, specially modified Po-2s fitted with bomb racks and machine guns.

    Fact 2: The Po-2 was extremely quiet; Germans nicknamed it the Nähmaschine (“sewing machine”) due to the muted rattling sound its tiny little 99-horsepower radial engine made. The night bombers would fly these quiet little planes just a few meters off the ground, then climb to higher altitude, cut the engine, and glide to the attack point so that the Germans would have no warning of an incoming attack other than wind whistling through the wing bracing-wires. It wasn’t because the engines were unreliable, it was a planned attack pattern.

    Fact 3: Saying “their leader flew over 200 missions” is both inaccurate and damning with faint praise. Whereas most combat pilots fly only one or two sorties per day, all of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment pilots flew multiple missions every night, with the record being eighteen missions flown back-to-back-to-back-to-back in a single night. By the end of the war, most of the “Night Witches” had around a thousand combat sorties under their belts.

    The Night Witches were THAT fucking badass, and it pisses me off when people get it all wrong because they’re too damn lazy to do their homework.

    it got better

    (via benesmauglocked)

     

  6. wylderwolfy:

    if you’re ever sad, please try and imagine how cool and hardcore Cecil Gershwin Palmer would think you are, living in a world with wheat toast and mountains, and how many times he might call you “neat”

    (via fuck-kirk)

     
  7. monkeysaysficus:

    mangabreadroll:

    tflatte:

    blackbanshee:

    fearless-proud-andstrong:

    ohhaiimelissa:

    kristalbabich:

    “It’s Been An Adventure, Mr. Fredricksen.”


    “Adventure Is Out There!”

    Someone asked me to post these two companion pieces together so it was easier to reblog them.

    THIS WAS NOT OKAY

    DUG

    HE’S STILL WEARING THE ELLIE BADGE

    I was just going to scroll past this when I REALISED what it was

    It took me a few, and then WHY GOD WHY??!

    (via loyaltothemightiestheroes)

     
  8. f-r-o-things:

    gehayi:

    hiddlesbatchlove:

    forever-falling-forward:

    platredeparis:

    bnycolew:

    mannysiege:

    Progress

    What

    Imma just let this sit here

    MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

    sources:

    Engagdget

    DailyTech

    CBS

    They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

    isn’t this the premise of I Am Legend

    (Source: mannysiege, via harryosburne)

     
  9. mrbiggsproductions:

    supernatural-who-lock:

    shadows-of-a-fallen-angel:

    fully-baked:

    This nigga just copped a super Mario star he invincible af
     nah but forreal tho somebody explain this

    Metallic silver coating, does rainbow effect thing when passing lights

    thank you car side of tumblr

    that is THE most ostentatious shit ever but I still feel like I need it immensely

    (Source: mrcheyl, via dontbeanassbutt)

     

  10. cheesyrogue:

    cheesyrogue:

    i made a new skyrim character whose main goal in life is to steal all of the cheese in skyrim for herself

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    she hasn’t gotten very far yet but she’s off to a good start

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    three cities worth of cheese… i’d call that progress

    (via hi)