Best Snapchat I have ever sent? The answer is yes. #garybusyforthewin
So I’m freaking out.
I assume these will happen until I move and am settled in.
What if they don’t get my weird sense of humor?
What if I can’t make friends down there?
What if I fail?
What if my dad is right and I have to come home because I failed?
Trying to breathe.
I had someone who didn’t like my answer to their question tell me I must have been a mistake. Not I have been mistaken….they called me a mistake.
I grew up hearing that crap from my dad…..and that wasn’t even the worst of what he had told me.
Good mood instantly shot.
I think I want to try something different with my hair color.
It’s always been a reddish brown color.
Length has to stay. Color has to go.
Not lighter. I can’t do blonde.
This whole moving thing is freaking me out.
Not that I’ll fail but the fact I’m moving from NW Ohio to Florida.
Holy crap. Florida.
16 hours away from friends and family.
Wow. I can go to the beach every day.
I get to be a part of a church plant. I get to help people get closer to God.
ourlittlebohemianlife Internet and cell phones! We shall keep in touch.
I get to be part of something so awesome.
Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.
“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.
“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.
The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.
That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.
On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.
It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.
Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.
In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.
Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.
Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.
At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.
About 20 will die.
LET THAT SINK IN.
Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.
So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?
They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.
So what on earth are you worrying about?
It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.
Roald Dahl, 1986
NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.
roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.
And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.
And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.(via thebicker)
AMERICANS: name every canadian province
Reversed cotton candy eating.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT
IM LIKE KIND OF REALLY DISTURBED