I won’t be offended, and I won’t accuse you of telling me how to run my blog.
I recognize that you might like some of the things I do without liking all of them, and I am honored you want to continue following me enough to ask.
But if you don’t want to follow me any more, for any reason, that’s fine too. You don’t have to apologize and I won’t be hurt.
So I am at home for a week and a half!
My baby sister is adorable.
She likes a show called Doc McStuffins, which features a little black girl curing the neighbourhood children’s toys of various ailments with a magic stethoscope that makes them come to life and some serious medical skillz.
I think my dad and I like it more though.
I will probably not be on tumblr very much for the next week and a half because my family demands that I actually talk to them. So.
"We can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face, they’re not stupid. They see the loudest applause is for the kids on the field. They know teachers are paid poorly and don’t drive fancy cars. They know people plan Super Bowl parties but mock the National Spelling Bee. In other words, they see the hypocrisy, and we can’t expect society to correct itself. If we want to have any lasting influence on the way our kids approach education — the way future generations approach education — then we have to grab our pom-poms and paint our faces and celebrate intellectual curiosity with the same vigor we do their athletic achievements."
— Why I’m raising my son to be a nerd - CNN.com (via explosionsoflife)
"The— betweenthingy! The thingy! The thing, with the! Oppression and stuff! [Frantically thrusting their interlocked hands together] The thing! The word for the thing that matters! The word for the spiderweb thing of things that everyone who talks about the things has to remember! The word for the thingy! [Handthrusting increases] THE THINGY! THE— THE— THE INTERTHINGY!"
— direct quote of friend transcribing me skyping at hir frantically trying to remember the word “intersectionality” (via nuditea)