Mud Dwelling Yeti

Em. 23. I like food and dogs and cuties and pretties and other important things.
I have an art blog full of clay, drawings, and other stuff here

nerdyveganrunner:

I just want to remind everyone that this happened.

nerdyveganrunner:

I just want to remind everyone that this happened.

(via captawesomesauce)

alicesadventuresintherye:

The other day, a customer told me that he’s always been very impressed by my knowledge of books and pop culture but that he knows I’m meant for something more special than retail. I was taken aback by his heartfelt compliment. He then asked me who my hero was. Without an ounce of thought, I said it was Madeline Kahn. He responsed, “Well, you won’t become Madeline Kahn working at a mall in MD. And I can see her in you, too. Don’t settle.”
Wishing a Happy Birthday to a true genuis. She’s my pick for the funniest funny lady ever. She lit up every screen and stage she stepped on. Her commitment to comedy and her characters was an inspiration. Truly, she was one of a kind. I love her very much. Madeline Kahn would have been 72 today. Rest in peace, my Queen!
#madelinekahn #heroes #myqueen

alicesadventuresintherye:

The other day, a customer told me that he’s always been very impressed by my knowledge of books and pop culture but that he knows I’m meant for something more special than retail. I was taken aback by his heartfelt compliment. He then asked me who my hero was. Without an ounce of thought, I said it was Madeline Kahn. He responsed, “Well, you won’t become Madeline Kahn working at a mall in MD. And I can see her in you, too. Don’t settle.”

Wishing a Happy Birthday to a true genuis. She’s my pick for the funniest funny lady ever. She lit up every screen and stage she stepped on. Her commitment to comedy and her characters was an inspiration. Truly, she was one of a kind. I love her very much. Madeline Kahn would have been 72 today. Rest in peace, my Queen!

#madelinekahn #heroes #myqueen

(via madelinekahn)

antlerology:

shrineart:

pastelflowercrossing:

whats-a-boyband:

hamsterloki:

chailattemusings:

miss-sakura-noki:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth. Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.   …. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful. The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.  ….
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything. This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

PREACH

Public schooling, at least in America, was started around the time of the Industrial Revolution, and was a preparation for factory work when kids got old enough. That’s why the hours are as long as they are and every public school seems to run on the same shitty system that only provides bare minimum education. It taught basic literacy and work ethics to children who could then grow up and be decent employees. The school system wasn’t designed for learning and teaching, it was designed as job preparation. 
[source]

I had so much trouble reading this because it takes me back to highschool and elementary school and I found myself staring at the ceiling for twenty minutes trying not to cry.School killed my urge to learn, read, explore, and whatever self-confidence I had as a blissfully ignorant child.The worst part of this to me is that these problems -aren’t- unsolvable. They aren’t at all! Other countries have already experimented with alternative forms of teaching for young children and highschoolers with great success! Look at Finland for fuck’s sake!It’s not an unsolvable issue! People are just too fucking lazy to try and FIX IT.

another major flaw in the american public teaching system-
the teachers who dont make the cut don’t get fired, instead they get put on the board of education for their district.
we literally put those who aren’t capable of effectively teaching into positions in charge of those who can teach effectively.

This needs to be fixed. I dropped out of public school into homeschooling because I literally could not stand one more day there. My parents (and I) believed it was one of the major sources of my depression. At school you’re supposed to learn and be with your friends and thrive. School is supposed to challenge you, but it’s not supposed to make you want to kill yourself.
Everybody thinks kids dramatize how much they hate school, just because it’s school. Doesn’t that even say something? That it’s a cliche to hate school? Parents- and even teachers- are so oblivious to what school does to kids. They’re surrounded by people they don’t like, in a building they don’t like, with teachers they don’t like.
And then there’s children with special needs or that just have difficulty learning and their right to learn is completely abused.
School boards are always trying to “make the children feel safe and feel that they are in a learning environment”. But they could care less about the children’s mental health and motivation to learn. Kids count down to the second for school to be over, so maybe they can get away from that building and go learn something on their own.

There is a reason that I freak out over being timed when doing things. School is the source of that paranoid and freezing.

Plus the hours and hours of homework young kids are saddled with.

antlerology:

shrineart:

pastelflowercrossing:

whats-a-boyband:

hamsterloki:

chailattemusings:

miss-sakura-noki:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

….
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
….

They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

PREACH

Public schooling, at least in America, was started around the time of the Industrial Revolution, and was a preparation for factory work when kids got old enough. That’s why the hours are as long as they are and every public school seems to run on the same shitty system that only provides bare minimum education. It taught basic literacy and work ethics to children who could then grow up and be decent employees. The school system wasn’t designed for learning and teaching, it was designed as job preparation. 

[source]

I had so much trouble reading this because it takes me back to highschool and elementary school and I found myself staring at the ceiling for twenty minutes trying not to cry.

School killed my urge to learn, read, explore, and whatever self-confidence I had as a blissfully ignorant child.

The worst part of this to me is that these problems -aren’t- unsolvable. They aren’t at all! Other countries have already experimented with alternative forms of teaching for young children and highschoolers with great success! Look at Finland for fuck’s sake!

It’s not an unsolvable issue! People are just too fucking lazy to try and FIX IT.

another major flaw in the american public teaching system-

the teachers who dont make the cut don’t get fired, instead they get put on the board of education for their district.

we literally put those who aren’t capable of effectively teaching into positions in charge of those who can teach effectively.

This needs to be fixed. I dropped out of public school into homeschooling because I literally could not stand one more day there. My parents (and I) believed it was one of the major sources of my depression. At school you’re supposed to learn and be with your friends and thrive. School is supposed to challenge you, but it’s not supposed to make you want to kill yourself.

Everybody thinks kids dramatize how much they hate school, just because it’s school. Doesn’t that even say something? That it’s a cliche to hate school? Parents- and even teachers- are so oblivious to what school does to kids. They’re surrounded by people they don’t like, in a building they don’t like, with teachers they don’t like.

And then there’s children with special needs or that just have difficulty learning and their right to learn is completely abused.

School boards are always trying to “make the children feel safe and feel that they are in a learning environment”. But they could care less about the children’s mental health and motivation to learn. Kids count down to the second for school to be over, so maybe they can get away from that building and go learn something on their own.

There is a reason that I freak out over being timed when doing things. School is the source of that paranoid and freezing.

Plus the hours and hours of homework young kids are saddled with.

faewarrior:

"The fact she didn’t go to the police means she LIKED it"

Or maybe reliving the experience of being raped to a stranger is pretty traumatic
Or maybe the police don’t have the best track record when it comes to convicting rapists
Or maybe, just maybe, it’s up to the survivor to decide who to talk to, when to talk to them and it has fuck all to do with anyone else.

(via antlerology)

appropriately-inappropriate:

imdemetrialynn:

acidshenko:

blackgirlsprettythings:

prominent-afro-history:

"Joshua Beckford learned to read fluently by the time he was two and a half and taught himself to touch-type on a computer before he could write using a pencil.
He can speak Japanese, practices medical surgery on a computer simulator and has completed more than 1,000 maths problems.”

Can we please reblog our children!!!

This kid is going to be amazing. Seriously.

there we go!!! love this so much

Wow.

(via antlerology)

questbedhead:

tenfootpolesociety:

shavingryansprivates:

why he lick me

THIS IS SUPER COOL THOUGH IF YOU UNDERSTAND HORSES. LIKE THAT NIPPING IS A GROOMING BEHAVIOR HORSE’S DO TO BOND AND TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE SOCIAL BONDS. SO THAT HORSE IS BASICALLY TREATING THE CAT AS PART OF THE HERD AND SUSTAINING THE FRIENDLY BOND.

IT IS SAYING, “this tiny horse is very tiny but we are friends. Look at my tiny friend.”

Horses and cats get along really well actually! Cats in barns scare away all the rats and mice that frighten the horses. SO it’s less like the horse accepting it into the ‘herd’ as the horse saying ‘thank you, brave warrior, for protecting me from the scary chitter beasts.’ 

(Source: lolgifs.net, via antlerology)

femburton:

Don’t you ever try to tell me Jeff Goldblum isn’t aging well af 

femburton:

Don’t you ever try to tell me Jeff Goldblum isn’t aging well af 

(via mistressandry)

(Source: amy-box, via oh-totoro)

fogo-av:

Team don’t shame people for not being out of the closet.

(via ferns-and-such)

(Source: chryswatchesgot, via mekiser)

my lazy pompadour is made of tequila and stress ha ha yay i have work in the morning and this is probs bad but i’m hella cute.
itsa me, purrio

thefrogman:

(The last bird is not dead. It is asking for a tummy scratch.)

Photographedby Leila Jeffreys [website]

[h/t: jedavu]

(via purplehairedfiend)

poodlepunk:

this is the best omegle conversation i’ve had so far

poodlepunk:

this is the best omegle conversation i’ve had so far

(Source: poodlepunk, via thefrogman)