Yup!: White Evangelical Christians are the group... →
changingmyperspective: link to source The results from a recent poll published by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/Tea-Party-and-Religion.aspx) reveal what social scientists have known for a long time: White Evangelical… THIS. ALL OF THIS.
Honey-Sweetened Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread
I am home today because the weather is crazy and there is flooding near my office. Obviously, this means I am baking. I had a couple of sad bananas hanging out on the counter, about a half a cup of applesauce languishing in my fridge, and fresh nutmeg. I decided to combine them all in a healthier banana bread recipe. In my opinion it is sacrilege to make banana bread without nuts, so there is a...
There's been a lot of talk on tumblr tonight about...
And to that I say- this is what a feminist looks like: It’s taken a long time and a lot of work for me to be able to say this. I’m not ugly.
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx
What we found was that in G-rated movies, for every one female character, there...– Geena Davis (via reelaroundthefountain) (via squee-gee)
I love messy, homely desserts, and the trifle is perhaps my favorite. I will take a well-made trifle, parfait, buckle, grunt, or cobbler over a fancy pastry any day. Today I had leftover chocolate pound cake in the freezer and an Easter dinner to go to, so I threw some stuff together to create this chocolate-vanilla-hazelnut trifle. I’m actually kind of psyched about it! Here’s the...
Lessons in Self-Love — Oh She Glows →
I like this blog a lot, even though I’m not vegan and think that a vegan diet would feed into my eating disorder. She has some great words about self-care and positive thinking.
upbeforethesun replied to your post: Cheez-It Herb Crusted Chicken How, exactly, do Cheez-Its get stale? They last less then a day in my house, no matter what size box. That’s really an excellent question. I don’t know how it happened but it did- thankfully we discovered a way to enjoy them in spite of their staleness. I am sure the recipe would work just as well with fresh...
Cheez-It Herb Crusted Chicken
It tastes as good as it sounds, and it uses up the stale Cheez-Its in your pantry. Need I say more? 1 1/2 - 2 cups cracker crumbs made from Cheezits 1 tbsp minced fresh dill 1 tbsp minced fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 tbsp minced fresh oregano 1/2 tbsp minced fresh rosemary 1 tbsp minced fresh thyme 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp hot sauce 1 egg mixed with 2 tbsp fat-free plain yogurt 1/2...
seawitchery: I started out clicking strategically… and by the end was just wildly clicking and dancing in my chair. biancavirina: CLICK THE SQUARES. THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS. THIS THIS THIS THIS!
Let's Talk About ED: Breaking the Eating Disorder... →
letstalkabouted: In a multitude of ways, eating disorders express anxiety. If you have a history of eating disorders, you’re likely sensitive and perfectionistic. When ill, you not only exaggerate the rightness or wrongness of numbers on the scale, but you may also imagine there’s a right way and a wrong way to…
Watch Stephen Colbert's Defense of Planned... →
I’m having a terrible night, but this made me laugh until I snorted.
If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell...
A great swindle of our time is the assumption that science has made religion obsolete. All science has damaged is the story of Adam and Eve and the story of Jonah and the Whale. Everything else holds up pretty well, particularly lessons about fairness and gentleness. People who find those lessons irrelevant in the twentieth century are simply using science as an excuse for greed and harshness....
The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just that way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains,...
ajofalltrades asked: Kate, have you ever tried zucchini fries- baked or fried? I have been on squash kick recently and these are a new personal fav and super easy to make...
Time has made me stronger in my belief that you have to do things to please...– Grace Jones (via thefemalelarrydavid)
Best dinner ever
Red Wine Marinated Flat-Iron Steak, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, and broccoli with lemon and butter. Marinate the steak for 8 hours in a mix of red wine, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, garlic, and Montreal Seasoning. Grill it for about 6 minutes per side on high heat. For the potatoes: boil a pound of new potatoes in well salted water until fork tender. Drain, then smash...
Today was a good day
I got to sleep in, make pancakes for breakfast, and hang out with my boyfriend who has been out of town for work off and on for weeks. We gave the dogs a bath outside and then I took a sun bath and did yoga in the backyard. Then I took a ton of photos of our GORGEOUS flowering cherry tree and our lilac bush. After that, we went over to Nanny and Granddad’s (his grandparents’)...
”The renunciation of the ideal self is a prerequisite for authentic being, while renunciation of the ideal of a perfect other is a prerequisite for authentic loving” (Horner, 1990,p. 89).
Amazing Applesauce Pancakes (gluten free)
I have done something truly great. I have created a gluten free pancake that I’m pretty sure will fool even the pickiest eater (ahem, my boyfriend.) Riffing off an allrecipes.com recipe, I used a premade GF pancake/muffin mix and doctored it up a bit. These pancakes are DELICIOUS, and will be equally rad with honey, apple butter, or maple syrup. The only things I would change would be to...
He brought me a gift from California. I don’t even know when he had time to sneak away to shop, but he got me the most beautiful hamsa necklace, from Israel. (from Wikipedia) Another Arabic name for the hamsa (or khamsa) is the hand of Fatima, commemorating Fatima Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.Today specimens demonstrate that the hand symbolism originates in the...
Just kidding. They’re watermelon sprouts, but I think they look just like baby versions of Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I got this recipe from smittenkitchen.com, but when I tried to link to the page there was a message saying I wasn’t allowed to. Boo! I am not sure what that means, but if you want the recipe just go to Deb’s site and search for it. The cookies are delicious- I’ve made them several times and they are pretty foolproof. Unfortunately I slighty overbaked the second batch, but they...
Here's what you shouldn't do in class
Sort through the pictures and gifs saved on your computer and laugh out loud. Then, if it happens once, you should definitely not keep doing it. That’s pretty dumb. Care to join me?
likeproust said: Please raise your hand at the end and say, like, “This presentation has been the deepest circle of hell.” Oh how I wish I could.
OMG you guys!
Quantum Leap is on Netflix Instant!
Book List Challenge: My Feminist Bookshelf →
feministhemes: These are (in alphabetical order) the books that are either already on my feminist bookshelf, or have a place reserved there. Not all of these books necessarily have my endorsement, but they all contributed to my feminist self-education in some way: 1. The Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood 2. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood 3. Manifesta, by Jennifer...
Since I can't watch 30 Rock on Netflix Instant...
I am watching Parks and Recreation instead. Amy Poehler is my spirit animal. I can’t tell if I want to be her and marry Tina Fey, or be Tina Fey and marry Amy.
The past 24 hours
Have been rough. First we had a massive storm and A TORNADO blew through my town, so we lost power for the entire day. I was doing therapy sessions in the dark, which actually wasn’t that bad. But we had no power at home either- it didn’t come back on until like 1am. Then, this morning, I hit some road debris with my car (there were down trees EVERYWHERE), which ripped the entire...
BRB, moving to Bali.
It is dangerous for me to be watching Eat, Pray,...
I am quarter-life crisis-ing all over the place and I am so ready to just say eff it and go Carefree White Girl my ass all over the globe like Elizabeth Gilbert. Please remind me that this is a bad plan and that instead of finding enlightenment I will probably just end up in a foreign prison for accidental drug smuggling.