477 notes24 Jul 14

oh-punky:

I want an educational video where the EMH teaches sex ed.

2 notes24 Jul 14

e-sharp replied to your photo “i needed bowls so i bought a whole dish set”

GREEN FLOWERS CORELLEWARE LIKE EVERYONE AND THEIR GRANDMA HAS!

YEP IT MATCHES THE HALF-SET I ALREADY INHERITED

 e-sharp 
7 notes24 Jul 14
i needed bowls so i bought a whole dish set

i needed bowls so i bought a whole dish set

25 notes23 Jul 14
But what can’t I change? My baby? My tampon? My pants? My political views?

But what can’t I change? My baby? My tampon? My pants? My political views?

37 notes23 Jul 14
linguisticky:

Here is a map based on Ethnologue data which more or less shows country size based on the number of indigenous languages still spoken there. As you can see, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Nigeria and Cameroon are blown way out of proportion, whereas countries like Korea and New Zealand almost disappear. It’s also nice to see Timor-Leste make an appearance on a global map, since it’s usually too small for anyone to notice.
I’d be interested to see a similar map for number of indigenous languages pre British/Spanish/Portuguese etc colonisation. Australia would be a lot bigger, as would the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile and others. This map isn’t just measuring linguistic diversity, but also how efficient colonisers were at wiping out languages (and people). Of course, since Ethnologue is mainly concerned with cataloging living languages, the data set isn’t as readily available.
Worldmapper actually has a whole series of language maps, showing where certain language speakers are throughout the world in the same way. Don’t look at it if you’re meant to be writing a paper or something - you could spend a lot of time there.
[As an aside, I’d like to point out (as usual) that Pacific central maps make much more sense just because there isn’t too much in the Atlantic Ocean. All these Euro-central maps end up chopping Pacific nations in half, which is really only obvious in this kind of map with poor Vanuatu. I mean, maybe we’d have to sever Greenland, but that somehow seems less mean.]

linguisticky:

Here is a map based on Ethnologue data which more or less shows country size based on the number of indigenous languages still spoken there. As you can see, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Nigeria and Cameroon are blown way out of proportion, whereas countries like Korea and New Zealand almost disappear. It’s also nice to see Timor-Leste make an appearance on a global map, since it’s usually too small for anyone to notice.

I’d be interested to see a similar map for number of indigenous languages pre British/Spanish/Portuguese etc colonisation. Australia would be a lot bigger, as would the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile and others. This map isn’t just measuring linguistic diversity, but also how efficient colonisers were at wiping out languages (and people). Of course, since Ethnologue is mainly concerned with cataloging living languages, the data set isn’t as readily available.

Worldmapper actually has a whole series of language maps, showing where certain language speakers are throughout the world in the same way. Don’t look at it if you’re meant to be writing a paper or something - you could spend a lot of time there.

[As an aside, I’d like to point out (as usual) that Pacific central maps make much more sense just because there isn’t too much in the Atlantic Ocean. All these Euro-central maps end up chopping Pacific nations in half, which is really only obvious in this kind of map with poor Vanuatu. I mean, maybe we’d have to sever Greenland, but that somehow seems less mean.]

23 Jul 14

so apparently i’ve been appointed as an independent college consultant for my cousins (with no input from me whatsoever) and i love my cousins and i want them to find the right fit.

but my job is my job- and the one time i get to see them this year will be next week, when i will sit down and make a college plan for them.

because yeah. free counseling.

 i love you guys but i want to hang out with you not navigate a tricky family situation with you   if there's anything i learned this week it's that i don't really want to eat sleep breathe my job   and i'd like to see my family on non-professional terms for the couple hours i get to see them   urgh 
20 notes23 Jul 14
in-sunshine-and-in-rain:

Your dimples make my knees weak.

in-sunshine-and-in-rain:

Your dimples make my knees weak.

51 notes23 Jul 14

lauraroslinned:

lauraroslinned:

Hello all!  Your friendly unemployed neighborhood knitter here to tell you that I am currently desperately seeking taking commissions!

I do just about everything (except cables) but I’m currently willing and able to do things like hats, plushies, and scarves/shawls.  Examples are below and prices will probably be in the $20-$40 (plus shipping) range, obviously more for large complicated things but I already have a lot of yarn in my stash so I try and keep prices low.  

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I finished my first commission so I’m very desperate for more esp. considering how much I just paid for my visa.

 signal boost   because allie is awesome and uk visas suck 
1 note22 Jul 14

sitting on a dorm bed wearing headphones and on tumblr

i feel like i’m back in college

 there's nothing like spending 48 hours talking about work nonstop to make you doubt your career choice   also at this point i don't know how to explain to anyone all the reasons i am so not looking for a husband   especially here 
2,986 notes22 Jul 14

zooborns:

Schönbrunn Zoo Welcomes Capybara Pups

Introduced last April, Capybaras Nancy and Sam hit it off immediately at Schönbrunn Zoo in Austria. After a gestation period of about six months, Nancy gave birth to three healthy pups on November 29!

Learn more about the Pups at Zooborns