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Sep 2
  • me: *puts kettle on*
  • mum: *from upstairs in the shower* IS SOMEONE MAKING TEA????
  • brother: *pokes his head through the window* yeah i'll have one thanks
  • sister: is that the kettle I hear
  • neighbour: *climbs over gate* if you're boiling the water, might as well make me one too
  • queen: *kicks door down* 3 sugars for me, dear

lydiablue:

Work Update: One of the grown-ass men I mentioned before just ran into the office because he heard an ice cream truck go by and had to look out the window and see where it went. 

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undereyelids:

Bruce Willis is probably going to keep making action movies because you know what they say about old habits

Aug 8
colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Perspective - our Earth & Moon, to scale in size and distance. So near, and yet…

Wicked!

colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Perspective - our Earth & Moon, to scale in size and distance. So near, and yet…

Wicked!

mamasam:

aspidelaps:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

wanashou:

beatonna:

If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.

this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.

last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks

Get excited, motherfuckers.  Without bees, we will die off.  Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs.  Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.

Bees are literally some of the most important creatures on this planet. I am not usually one for valuing certain living things over other living things, but bees are an exception. Without bees, the human race wouldn’t even be a thing. You like living? Then you like bees. You like other people staying alive, especially in poorly developed areas, living too? Then you still like bees.
Same to that, you should love and support Bee Keepers. Seeing Bee keepers lose their hives in such masses is absolutely devastating, because in many cases, bee keepers are the only reason hive roosting social bee species are even still in an area. They don’t just harvest honey. They take care of and maintain their bees tirelessly, and are a boon to the environment as a result, because their busy little honey makers are out there pollinating the fields of nearby flowers and farmers, pollinating small gardens and fruit trees, and generally KEEPING SHIT BUENO. Bee diseases are also largely unregulated by governments and completely controlled by bee keepers. Never, ever turn your back on a bee keeper. For all you know, they are the heros of the human race, maintaining food production at this very moment. That any government would ignore that gets me all sorts of mad.
Also of concern are farmers planting massive fields of plants with beautiful, alluring flowers that attract honeybees to them, but that do not produce suitable honey for the bees to survive on through winter. Honey that crystallizes very fast, and becomes inedible to the bees as a result. Honeybees that belong to a bee keeper can be artificially fed through winter if the honey stores are bad… but wild honeybees do not have that luxury and the colony will die.
Want to help somehow? Consider keeping bees yourself, especially if you already have an interest in food production! You can do it on your acres of land, or in your backyard. It can even be done on rooftop apartment gardens. 2 hives will give you many, many lbs of honey, even with two harvests during a good summer. You can also become involved with your local bee keeping groups! However, bee keeping isn’t for everyone. There are much smaller things you can do:
Have beekeeper and bees in mind when choosing what regulations you support. Be loud about the things you are against!
Plant a variety of fragrant summer blooms in your garden. Attracting bees is both good for your flowers and good for the bees! The more variety they have, the better their honey will be to support them.
Consider leaving out water for wild bees. Peat moss lightly flooded in a dish, somewhere out of direct sunlight, is a great place for bees to drink. They will appreciate it, especially in developed areas where water sources are few.
Don’t treat your garden with pesticides!
Support your local bee keepers! Buy your honey local from farmer’s markets.
Can’t find local honey? Buying online from a small time beekeeper is your next best option. Actually, buying from many different regions can give you a variety of honey flavors - different ingredients make different honeys, changing color, taste, and thickness.

My coworker’s been beekeeping for 10 years and this year she lost every single bee.  This scares the shit out of me.

About a week ago I met a beekeeper in a doctor’s office who’d lost 30 hives. 
This is really, really depressing. 

mamasam:

aspidelaps:

abeardfullofbees:

alilnugget:

wanashou:

beatonna:

If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.

this should be concerning a lot more people than it is

not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”

this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.

last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks

Get excited, motherfuckers.  Without bees, we will die off.  Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs.  Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.

I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.

Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.

Bees are literally some of the most important creatures on this planet. I am not usually one for valuing certain living things over other living things, but bees are an exception. Without bees, the human race wouldn’t even be a thing. You like living? Then you like bees. You like other people staying alive, especially in poorly developed areas, living too? Then you still like bees.

Same to that, you should love and support Bee Keepers. Seeing Bee keepers lose their hives in such masses is absolutely devastating, because in many cases, bee keepers are the only reason hive roosting social bee species are even still in an area. They don’t just harvest honey. They take care of and maintain their bees tirelessly, and are a boon to the environment as a result, because their busy little honey makers are out there pollinating the fields of nearby flowers and farmers, pollinating small gardens and fruit trees, and generally KEEPING SHIT BUENO. Bee diseases are also largely unregulated by governments and completely controlled by bee keepers. Never, ever turn your back on a bee keeper. For all you know, they are the heros of the human race, maintaining food production at this very moment. That any government would ignore that gets me all sorts of mad.

Also of concern are farmers planting massive fields of plants with beautiful, alluring flowers that attract honeybees to them, but that do not produce suitable honey for the bees to survive on through winter. Honey that crystallizes very fast, and becomes inedible to the bees as a result. Honeybees that belong to a bee keeper can be artificially fed through winter if the honey stores are bad… but wild honeybees do not have that luxury and the colony will die.

Want to help somehow? Consider keeping bees yourself, especially if you already have an interest in food production! You can do it on your acres of land, or in your backyard. It can even be done on rooftop apartment gardens. 2 hives will give you many, many lbs of honey, even with two harvests during a good summer. You can also become involved with your local bee keeping groups! However, bee keeping isn’t for everyone. There are much smaller things you can do:

  • Have beekeeper and bees in mind when choosing what regulations you support. Be loud about the things you are against!
  • Plant a variety of fragrant summer blooms in your garden. Attracting bees is both good for your flowers and good for the bees! The more variety they have, the better their honey will be to support them.
  • Consider leaving out water for wild bees. Peat moss lightly flooded in a dish, somewhere out of direct sunlight, is a great place for bees to drink. They will appreciate it, especially in developed areas where water sources are few.
  • Don’t treat your garden with pesticides!
  • Support your local bee keepers! Buy your honey local from farmer’s markets.
  • Can’t find local honey? Buying online from a small time beekeeper is your next best option. Actually, buying from many different regions can give you a variety of honey flavors - different ingredients make different honeys, changing color, taste, and thickness.

My coworker’s been beekeeping for 10 years and this year she lost every single bee.  This scares the shit out of me.

About a week ago I met a beekeeper in a doctor’s office who’d lost 30 hives. 

This is really, really depressing. 

today is one of my best friends birthdays and to celebrate I spammed his Facebook wall with badly edited photos 

tomorrow this isn’t going to seem as funny is it

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because:
- The first reaction of people when I tell them I’m a pilot should NOT be “Good for you!” I get this from both men and women. The male pilots do not get this reaction, I’ve asked. 
- I should not be mistaken for a stewardess when I am already sitting in the Captains seat! 
- In a company of 70+ pilots, there are 6 women, and I was the only woman in my commercial pilot training course. 

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because:

- The first reaction of people when I tell them I’m a pilot should NOT be “Good for you!” I get this from both men and women. The male pilots do not get this reaction, I’ve asked. 

- I should not be mistaken for a stewardess when I am already sitting in the Captains seat! 

- In a company of 70+ pilots, there are 6 women, and I was the only woman in my commercial pilot training course. 

Apr 7

lydiablue:

This is my doge, Diesel. He’s a cutie. Look at his lil’ face okay. Look at it. 

Apr 2

brigwife:

why celsius/centigrade is better than fahrenehenheit

  • easier to spell
  • all water below 0 is ice. easy and logical
  • all water above 100 is steam. easy and logical
  • if it’s 1 degree outside one day and 10 degrees the next you can literally say it’s 10x warmer and you aren’t even exaggerating

why farhenininheniehenhet is better than centigrate/celsius

  • it isn’t

kemicolon:

chazzyluvergurl:

fit-strong-and-hott:

Want to get fit? DO THIS every morning.

  • next time you want a cookie, eat a fruit.
  • need some chocolate? switch to dark, its way healthier!

small changes make a huge difference, you can do it!

Stop thinking about it, you’re wasting your time. JUST DO IT

This looks like a good way to get in some quick exercise! I usually do 40 squats and then 1 minute of planks, but this is a nice way to exercise other parts too

This is nice and all, but what part of ‘college student’ makes you think I have the goddamn time for this?

People actually do this on a regular basis? My whole body hurts and I didn’t even manage to finish :(

(Source: heyitshaleeey)