Monthly Reader Love (in lists)

A long model set on fire to commemorate the 1666 Great Fire of London. REUTERS/Neil Hall

“So if your cat dies and it makes you depressed and you go up to me, a girl who was bullied for years, had a hate page made about her, been fucked over, messed around, thrown away, hurt and has a sub-arachnoid cyst in her brain and tells me “I know how you feel man”…  saying that just makes it worse for me. Just be there for me…” 5 things people with depression want you to know.

Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions. It is only once you do this then can you begin to grasp the other person’s point of view. This is the most important part of any discussion; otherwise it’s just two people yelling words in close proximity. Besides, you can only get someone on your page, if you know on which page he or she is starting.- 5 Tips For Talking (Arguing) With A Misogynist (Ignoramus).

“Sleep, will be an ex who you remember with a sad smile: ….You really shouldn’t have treated it, with so much ingratitude. How, you used to decide, when you’d wanna sleep or how you would just hit the pillow & call it a day. Remember, those hibernating naps, where you would sleep for 12-13 hours straight? ….Now, your baby decides when you sleep…”- 5 Things That Change When You’re A New Mommy.

“Sometimes overly passionate about things to the point of annoying me.” And I mostly do it on purpose. because I love you. And you’re cute when you’re annoyed……….“You are a good designer and in a way that translates to being a good artist.” This totally turned into a speech so I shortened it. When my fiancé gets going he just keeps on going and going.. and going……“You have good taste in books.” Yeah.. And everyone is interested in that.”-All my facts!

 

Monthly Reading Love

sunflowers

Being Six Years Old in the Kitchen #3

delicate brown trickles
slid down the wall
each led by a tiny bead of coffee
shaped like a tear drop

The Stages of Weight Gain

“It’s water weight”   “I’m bloated”   “It’s just a couple pounds, it’ll come right off”  “I’m doing all the right things”…..The last one is just lying to myself

Enter the dragon

The dragon sweeps onwards

Leaving behind memories

Of purple rain.

 

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Photography: Paul Militaru

 

Reading Love & 3DQC

  1. “My best friend in high school will relate, because we were the most hated students in Ms. Gibb’s class. We had laughing fits, on a daily basis, over stupid shit, like Ms. Gibb’s flock of seagulls hair”
    When You Know You Need a Vacation
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  2. Crossing Over (A Senryu)
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  3. “Like the dry parched farms,
    My barren soul awaits the shower of your love..

    The monsoon has just began,
    And I see love blossoming all around.”
    Without You…


Some favorite Quotes:

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Friday Reader Love!

Read. Link. Discover! Also this is the last link-promotion of this year! 😀 Enjoy the year, kids! (I will turn 20 soon, don’t worry I am only growing younger)

The Shooting Star

I grabbed my 8 year old’s journal and read the following called, “The Shooting Star”: “…We saw billions of stars outside. We saw at least two falling stars. It looked amazing. We layed on the ground and looked up at the stars and saw twelve dippers.”

Periphery

One eye forward
One eye back
Two eyes sideways

How To Write The Best Blog Post that Will Wow Your Readers

To attain the best blog post you must consider these two important facts:

  • Obviously, have a blog. Check
  • A notepad or word processor . Check

All checked?

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Link Promo Friday

A powerful and thought provoking video I stumbled across

Like how can you not have FaceBook? Oh I bet you have a girlfriend/wife that you are hiding and lying. That is what one girl actually said to me. I was just stood there thinking, if I had a girlfriend/wife I would be spending my time with her.

Freshly Pressed Acceptance Speech – Round 3

-Freshly Pressed around 4:05PM.
-Feels like I’m going to throw up my last seven meals, but other than that I’m fine.
-Was at 93 likes before an earthquake hit my post.
-5:27PM: Is it over yet?

F*cking Mother’s Day

I do believe mothers are worth celebrating, but I also think that we should be celebrating the people we love and cherish every day……Also, it seems to make a lot of people more miserable than celebratory anyway.

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Friday Reading Love

Reading gives you readership. Okay, here are this week’s faves!

Kindness Matters

Difference make us unique and special. The same is true for those I don’t even know. Kindness creates more kindness

“When the Frost is on the Pumpkin”

Today I went to my local produce store and purchased a few adorable little pumpkins just because they made me happy. I ended up giving them away as gifts because if they made me smile I figured they would do the same for someone else.

Believe

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Reader Love

Weekly favorite posts. Check them out, they are great writers:

Tarnished Silver:

He eventually started dating guys, and there was a bit of an adjustment period as we all grew accustomed to our new normal.  Then he met who I’ll refer to DH (dickhead)……

The Last Conversation!!

Justin- She doesn’t plan on coming back.

Thomas- I don’t want to hear that kind of talk no more!

Justin- I think I’ll take a long drive

To the Girl Seated Next To Me

The bus hits a pothole (or something), thrusting me violently to my right, and I hit my head -albeit gently- against the glass. This I when I hear you giggle.
I stick my arm under my hat and start rubbing my hair. I’m not hurt; I’m just straightening things underneath. But you don’t know this. You keep giggling. Did I get hit funny or are you a sadist?

Reading-Love

Tucson Sunsets Never Get Old

This is a scheduled post! 😮 It’s been hard to write here so I am just going to share some good reads:

My therapist helped me put together a coping card for times I’m not feeling well since I’m not going to be able to continue therapy.

What To Do If I’m……

My wounds run deep, my scars an ever present reminder that what’s just below the surface isn’t so pretty and although I try to rise above sometimes I need to just wallow in what lies beneath.

You are also obsessed with someone who is not as obsessed with you as you are with him/her. You are overtly dependent on that person and you try really hard to make that person dependent on you. You want that person to be with you all the time. If that person wants his/her own space, you will become possessive. The irony of all this…..

“I mean, well…what happens when this changes and it’s not exciting anymore?”

“It won’t always look exactly the way it does right now. It will look different and then shift and look different again. But that doesn’t mean it will change in a bad way.”………….

Can I Ask You a Question?

At some point in a blogger’s “career” they begin to grow confident about their social media presence. That is a good thing. What isn’t a “good thing” is the higher than thou attitude many take on towards newbie bloggers that are just starting.

Image by Kristy Harvey

Sisterhood

of the Blogger Awards! 🙂

I love this design *_*

  • Thanks to my brother, dferkan, the beauty-hacker, for awarding me 🙂
  • And also thanks to Akiraa, motivational blogger, for this sisterly award :’)

His questions! 😀

1. Which cosmetics store is your favorite?

It’s actually the store I buy shampoos from xD It’s Almas 🙂

2. How often do you go shopping for cosmetics?

The last time I went was three years ago 😮 I need to get rid of my make-up now that I remember the date’s over 😮

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Weekly Faves! :D

    I read a lot 😮 Here are *some* of my favorite links from this week 🙂 Enjoy!
  1. Cycling
  2. 151
  3. Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Obstacle Course
  4. Stop Your Whining (Mon’s Note: Then that make me American, too xD)
  5. Grey Hair.
  6. Photographs in a Heartbeat!
  7. Abortion (long!)
  8. Random Laughter
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  9. How to Win an Online Argument
  10. The Foremothers of Feminism.
  11. What happened to acceptance?
  12. Clean
  13. The Charge to Be Fair: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay in Conversation
  14. Spelling Schmelling
  15. Understanding The World
  16. Happy Weekend
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  17. Kindness Matters
  18. Give me your spotlight!
  19. The Cat of Very Little Brain
  20. FULL OF SHIT
  21. Is feminism a selfish philosophy?
  22. Inspiration in Little Places
  23. Am I?
  24. Mushrooms
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  25. Objectification of Venus
  26. The Foremothers of Feminism.
  27. Brace yourselves… I’m going to write about periods
  28. Spin