The Ordinary Adventures of Laurel


Hey there. :) In this blog, I will use emoticons even when trying to maintain a professional serious attitude. You guys need to go ahead and accept that. :P
^See, there I go.

I'm a college student from sunny Florida! I'm finishing up my AA in the next couple of semesters(with any luck!) then starting the training process to become a doula. I love babies, as should be evident by the hundreds of baby pictures I reblog.

Hopefully, I'll one day be able to post pictures of my own babies...if I'm still using Tumblr when I'm old...
Who am I kidding, of course I'll still be using Tumblr when I'm old!

I'm avidly pro-life, so be prepared to be for all that may entail when choosing to follow or unfollow.

I'm a cat person.
I have a ton of food allergies.
I love reading.
I like Dr. Who.
Edward Monkton is a wonderful person and one of my heroes. If you look him up and don't fall in love with him, I'll send you a personal cyber hug and/or look of contempt.
My boyfriend's name is Jared, and he is even more wonderful that Edward Monkton. I'll try to keep the mushiness to a minimum.
I'm simplistic.
I'm somewhere in the spectrum between Catholic and Agnostic.
Insult any religion around me(with the exception of the Westboro Baptist Church) and you will surely earn a grudge so cold you might be at risk of hypothermia.
I'm very tired as I write this.
I have a Schnoodle named Chowder. My parents chose the name. I wanted to name her Toby. Or Chester, since all of the dogs my family has ever owned had names begnning in "Ch".
I am a cupcake baker. I have come up with new recipies in my dreams. I'm not kidding.
I'm delving into feminism. Yes, I am still pro-life. I will be glad to explain why those two go together.
I hate peas.
I love chocolate.
I enjoy people-watching.
I neither love nor hate hipsters. I only bring that up because it seems like everyone has to have at least some opinion of them. Nobody can just not mention them at least once.
I love puns.
I laught at my own jokes.
I laugh at my own puns.
Goodbye.

Learn Cool Stuff About Me! Whoo!  

Who wants to know, eh?
wiki-the-avatartimelord:

HE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK ASHAMEDHE’S JUST LIKEYEA, THAT’S ME, I DO THAT

wiki-the-avatartimelord:

HE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK ASHAMED

HE’S JUST LIKE
YEA, THAT’S ME, I DO THAT

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ashassin101:

miss-nerdgasmz:

iwasawasstrings:

bnaz:

carol1st:

astrodidact:

Yay?….
It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans. via Science Alert/fb
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140303-giant-virus-permafrost-siberia-pithovirus-pandoravirus-science/

Let’s hope this wasn’t the stupidest thing we’ve ever done.

there are about 16046540210 movies that explain exactly why this could be the stupidest thing we’ve ever done

Lol

How many of us are prepared for Resident Evil bullshit?

so who wants to help me make a bunker?

Yes, let’s revive something that we can best describe as a “giant virus” and then figure out whether or not it’s dangerous.

ashassin101:

miss-nerdgasmz:

iwasawasstrings:

bnaz:

carol1st:

astrodidact:

Yay?….

It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans. via Science Alert/fb

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140303-giant-virus-permafrost-siberia-pithovirus-pandoravirus-science/

Let’s hope this wasn’t the stupidest thing we’ve ever done.

there are about 16046540210 movies that explain exactly why this could be the stupidest thing we’ve ever done

Lol

How many of us are prepared for Resident Evil bullshit?

so who wants to help me make a bunker?

Yes, let’s revive something that we can best describe as a “giant virus” and then figure out whether or not it’s dangerous.

Source: astrodidact

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gaydar-for-butts:

ms-captain-kangaroo:

wingsofnight:

densiandneric:

thedeathecchi:

merryiero:

imagine imagine dragons imagining dragons

The fact that this is grammatically correct kills me

Imagine dragons imagining imagine dragons

imagine dragons imagining imagine dragons imagining dragons.

I

My brain hurts

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badwolfcomplex:

rupeerose:

teafortrouble:

megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

This drives me nuts. Every time we go somewhere. Everybody needs a baby changing station available, okay, everybody

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furippupauplus:

cordelias-coriander-condiment:

Who else misses Tumblr before it was this?

Two years ago I would have said “some of these people are obviously joking” - but that naive outlook on life has long since been trampled to death by exposure to people on tumblr. lmao.

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wessasaurus-rex:

The first time i saw this vine, i laughed so hard. 

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sourcedumal:

toramorigan:

ashazzminscreed:

omfgcate:

dqdbpb:

we’re halfway thru april, u know what tht means?

image

#ITS GONNA BE MAY

HOW DOES THIS MAKE ME LAUGH EVERY FUCKING YEAR!?

Fkdkskgoskhlskosofksbshajakak holy shit

I love this

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imminentdeathsyndrome:

Jezebel seems kind of upset that another woman might actually be thinking for herself and have an opinion that doesn’t conform to insane feminist theory. They write:

"The cover model on next month’s issue Harper’s Bazaar UK is none other than Kirsten Dunst, actress and blonde who looks good in clothes and has a new movie coming out soon. She has some thoughts on how women best act when they’re in relationships.
I’m not going to couch this much because Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it, just as I wouldn’t be surprised if Gloria Steinem sucked at convincingly and heartbreakingly playing a mysterious oversexed teen who kills herself in a Sofia Coppola movie. So, you know.
Anyway. Take it away, Dunst:
'I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it's a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I'm sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work…'
That’s why relationships work. We’ve been doing it wrong all along.”

Wow, you really have to stand back to fully appreciate their well thought out and impressive argument, right? Why would a woman want to be a woman when she could so easily be a man. Why would she want to define her own lifestyle according to her personal preferences when she could just let feminism tell her how to live?
Don’t shave, don’t smile, be angry all the time, the opinions of men are always harassment, everything is rape, blame the patriarchy [men] for everything, and do whatever it takes to get to the top even if you don’t really want that. Grrrl, you have a duty as an independent woman to crush men but don’t step too far out of line or we’ll criticize you for thinking outside of our perfectly deluded world view of how it should be. After all, you’re only truly independent if you follow our rules and if you don’t then you’ve got a bad case of internalized misogyny.

imminentdeathsyndrome:

Jezebel seems kind of upset that another woman might actually be thinking for herself and have an opinion that doesn’t conform to insane feminist theory. They write:

"The cover model on next month’s issue Harper’s Bazaar UK is none other than Kirsten Dunst, actress and blonde who looks good in clothes and has a new movie coming out soon. She has some thoughts on how women best act when they’re in relationships.

I’m not going to couch this much because Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it, just as I wouldn’t be surprised if Gloria Steinem sucked at convincingly and heartbreakingly playing a mysterious oversexed teen who kills herself in a Sofia Coppola movie. So, you know.

Anyway. Take it away, Dunst:

'I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it's a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I'm sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work…'

That’s why relationships work. We’ve been doing it wrong all along.”

Wow, you really have to stand back to fully appreciate their well thought out and impressive argument, right? Why would a woman want to be a woman when she could so easily be a man. Why would she want to define her own lifestyle according to her personal preferences when she could just let feminism tell her how to live?

Don’t shave, don’t smile, be angry all the time, the opinions of men are always harassment, everything is rape, blame the patriarchy [men] for everything, and do whatever it takes to get to the top even if you don’t really want that. Grrrl, you have a duty as an independent woman to crush men but don’t step too far out of line or we’ll criticize you for thinking outside of our perfectly deluded world view of how it should be. After all, you’re only truly independent if you follow our rules and if you don’t then you’ve got a bad case of internalized misogyny.

Source: imminentdeathsyndrome

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stoneandbloodandwater:

forthegothicheroine:

youkoofthelovespot:

jali-jali:

charmory:

this is the most romantic thing i’ve seen all day

No shit. That tom cat was like:

"This thorn invested wall means nothing."

"I will gladly walk on it a thousand times over, if that means I could be with you, my lady."

and the lady cat was all:

"My brave darling."

OOOPS MY HAND SLIPPED!!

Suddenly my muse insisted me to draw the personification version of the last pic, and who am I to reject inspiration when it comes so willingly to me? At least this will help with the artblock issue I currently have to deal with.

Russian imperial era inspired because hot damn.

Note: I tried google reverse image (and other reverse image search engines) those photos and came up with nothing. I wish I knew the original photographer because I want to love hug him/her so hard for capturing such inspiring moments.

OMG that’s the cutest thing ever and the best courtly love ah so brilliant.

Few romantic heroes could do better.

I don’t post cats often but that illustration.

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joyeuxniall:

my friend was telling me this story about how this guy caddied for bill gates and at the end of the day he was expecting a big tip but bill gates was just like “alright thanks man see ya” and the next day the guy got a call and it was like “are you so-and-so?” and he was like “yeah…” and they were like “bill gates just paid off your student loans”

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did-you-kno:

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Honestly, shit like this pisses me off.
Want a Haunted House? Awesome. You want a ghost to pop out at you? Great. Want a zombie to chase you? Terrific. Want a werewolf to grown menacingly from somewhere in the shadows as you walk past? Awesome. Want a killer clown to sneak up at you and whisper in your ear? That’s just wonderful.
I love Haunted Houses. I love working in them, I love going through them. Haunted Houses are fun.
But why do people insist on putting violent sexuality in everything that’s supposed to be scary? It’s bad enough that rape/abuse has become one of the most prominent features of horror movies and TV shows. But apparently that isn’t enough now; we have to make it so that we can personally witness (simulated) sexual violence.
Gee, that’s exactly what I had in mind for my Saturday night!
Sexual violence should not be carefully wrapped up and served for our viewing pleasure. It should not be something that we can expect to see on-demand when we want something to get our adrenalin racing.
Zombies and werewolves and ghosts are scary because of our fear of the fantastical evils, and nobody is marginalized when we indulge in those fears.
Haunted Houses, unpleasant as they can be, are a form of entertainment. It is offensive to make entertainment of things that actually happen to actual people every single day.
I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this.

did-you-kno:

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Honestly, shit like this pisses me off.

Want a Haunted House? Awesome. You want a ghost to pop out at you? Great. Want a zombie to chase you? Terrific. Want a werewolf to grown menacingly from somewhere in the shadows as you walk past? Awesome. Want a killer clown to sneak up at you and whisper in your ear? That’s just wonderful.

I love Haunted Houses. I love working in them, I love going through them. Haunted Houses are fun.

But why do people insist on putting violent sexuality in everything that’s supposed to be scary? It’s bad enough that rape/abuse has become one of the most prominent features of horror movies and TV shows. But apparently that isn’t enough now; we have to make it so that we can personally witness (simulated) sexual violence.

Gee, that’s exactly what I had in mind for my Saturday night!

Sexual violence should not be carefully wrapped up and served for our viewing pleasure. It should not be something that we can expect to see on-demand when we want something to get our adrenalin racing.

Zombies and werewolves and ghosts are scary because of our fear of the fantastical evils, and nobody is marginalized when we indulge in those fears.

Haunted Houses, unpleasant as they can be, are a form of entertainment. It is offensive to make entertainment of things that actually happen to actual people every single day.

I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this.

Tagged: tw: rapeHaunted HouseHaunted HousesBlackouttw: sexual violencefeminism

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screamingdonkey:

10/10 would read. 

Dammit! I said no spoilers!

screamingdonkey:

10/10 would read. 

Dammit! I said no spoilers!

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youarenotavictim:

An ornate 6 shot wheel-lock revolving musket decorated with gold, silver, ivory, and bone.  Originates from Russia, 16th century, possibly restored or added onto in the 18th or 19th century.

If I ever commit murder, I will steal this musket to do it with.

And you could do the honor of shooting me with it.

Source: liveauctionworld.com

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