"When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?"
#pingu is overwhelmed and so am I
#what happens in america when I want my mummy
#you're never too old for this shit to apply to you
So I’ve had kind of a bad day. I work in a travel agent and we were raided today by a man with a knife. He didn’t hurt anyone and he didn’t get away with all of our money either but it’s just got me down because we were only just getting over the first raid that happened 7 months ago. I was upstairs in the staff room listening to it all happen below, on the phone to the police and praying he was going to go away and not come upstairs and find me. It’s not nice to see your colleagues crying or have people staring in at you past the do-not-cross tape.
And then I saw a video clip of Pingu and it reminded me of my childhood and made me remember that I’m leaving my mum to go to a foreign country that’s the other side of the Atlantic in like less than 7 weeks and it’s all too much and I’m scared and sad, even though I’m going to Disney World and I should be happy.
Bad start to my weekend off :(
"I’ve had so many crappy jobs in my life. I loaded trucks downtown — coal dust, dirt, everywhere. Every orifice. People yelling at you, ‘Cranston! Move faster, work harder!’ And the only thing that got me through was imagining, dreaming, that one day I could actually make a living as an actor, and that’s what got me through, thank god. We are the luckiest people in the world, those who can say, ‘I am an actor.’"
Happy 58th Birthday, Bryan Lee Cranston (March 7, 1956)
That quote is amazing and gives me hope
(Source: bryancranston, via ingenuemel)
"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story."
I camemberlieve how good this cheese is!!! And totally dairy free!
"Before I am your daughter,
#this is fucking amazing
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm."