American Gothic, Grant Wood (1930) / No Children, the Mountain Goats (2002)

So for the past week and a half/two weeks I’ve been sick. At first I thought it was allergies bc generally fall allergies kick my ass and then I thought it was just a cold and today I found out it’s FUCKING BRONCHITIS. So the doctors threw expensive medication at me and now I’m preoccupying myself with trying not to die how have ya’ll been

ETA: to clarify why a chest cold is a big deal, I have asthma, so yeah


Pathetic Autumn 


This Mexican fire opal looks like a sunset above the clouds when illuminated just right.
Image credit: Jeff Schultz


South Carolina Prosecutors Say Stand Your Ground Doesn’t Apply To Victims Of Domestic Violence

South Carolina is one of more than 20 states that has passed an expansive Stand Your Ground law authorizing individuals to use deadly force in self-defense. The law has been used to protect a man who killed an innocent bystanderwhile pointing his gun at several teens he called “women thugs.” But prosecutors in Charleston are drawing the line at domestic violence.

In the cases of women who claim they feared for their lives when confronted with violent intimate abusers, prosecutors say the Stand Your Ground law shouldn’t apply.

“(The Legislature’s) intent … was to provide law-abiding citizens greater protections from external threats in the form of intruders and attackers,” prosecutor Culver Kidd told the Post and Courier. “We believe that applying the statute so that its reach into our homes and personal relationships is inconsistent with (its) wording and intent.”


Plant of the Day
Sunday 12 October 2014

The wonderful ragged looking flowers of some late blooming Leucanthemum × superbum ‘Aglaia’ (Shasta daisy). A vigorous clump forming herbaceous perennial that definitely catches the eye. I like to see the ones in my garden at dusk or by moonlight.

Jill Raggett

during this particular round of annoying snapchats I was moping over my lost voice


To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do. 

hey look I finally did one of those tumblr “look at my bruises” posts