Another late one. These last couple of weeks have been pretty tiring.
Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool.
She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink shoes too.”
Sam went to preschool and got several compliments on his new shoes. Not one kid said anything negative toward him about it.
However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how “wrong” it is and how “things like this will affect him socially” and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, “that shit will turn him gay.”
My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.
Sam then explained to her that he didn’t like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were “made out of zebras” and zebras are his favorite animal :)
What does it say about society when a group of adults could stand to take a lesson in humanity from a class of preschoolers?Words cannot express how happy this makes me.
A little late, but nonetheless.
- For best flavor let ingredients sit for a few hours before serving.
- I make these on large water bottles for the gym
- You can serve this for outdoor summer parties (picnics, fourth of july, garden weddings etc)
- This is significantly lower in calories than juices, soda
- Adding a bit of flavor to water can make it easier to drink more water than usual (sometimes it’s hard to drink 8 glasses of plain water a day)
- I *think* if you are on the Weight Watchers Program fruits & herbs have 0 points (so it’ll count as if you’re drinking plain water) *I don’t know if they changed this points rule…please double check :)
Drawing a blank at the moment when I think about the past week, but here’s what I can dig up.
What cucumbers are called across Europe (and a bit of Africa and Asia), in a convenient map format.
While I appreciate this really random map - cucumbers/Gurken/etc are one of my most favorite things to munch on - I am a little disappointed that Austria is ignored on this map. So the language is German and the word is the same as in Germany, but to someone who is not sure what language is spoken in Austria (something I have been asked personally by several Americans), it isn’t so clear.
Happy spring, nature lovers! Here’s this comic on my site.
Edit: lots of discussion on my Facebook Page about whether actinomycetes are fungi or bacteria. Actinomycetes are now classified as gram-positive bacteria, though they have fungus-like characteristics. I highly recommend this book for the budding (or zoosporulating?) bacteriophile!
The last few days have been quite crappy and I’m not looking forward to the next few days either, and I’m not really in the mood to list 5 positive things…so I do this begrudgingly.
A healthy dose of inspiring reality, courtesy of Science:
The nearest star to the Moon (other than the Sun), Proxima Centauri, is 4.3 light years away from us. It marks the beginning of what astronomers would call the “stars” beyond our solar system. Miss the Moon, you will be relegated to floating around in the infinite blackness until you quickly succumb to the vacuum and frigidity of space and die. Consider yourself inspired!
Have a great day!
(via Science-Based Life)
Oh, this should so be on a greeting card.
First week back from vacation and it went by so so slowly. It hardly feels like I was away. Despite that, this week…