Do you ever make a graphic and you get at the point where you have to choose a font and think “if only there were some way to get an overview of all the fonts I have already installed”? Well you can. At wordmark.it you just type in any word you want, it then shows that word in every font you have installed on your computer.
"Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”"
The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)
Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8
This makes me laugh every time I see it.
(I wonder how many of those women were, ya know, Bisexual and Pansexual. We’re often erased. BUT, this is a fantastic story all the same.)
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Want to start reading Discworld but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a handy reading guide to help you navigate the series.
Anonymous said: Hi! Could you do a masterpost of In The Flesh please?
Of course!! I’m trying to get as many people as possible into the show, so it is my honour to do this for you!
- Series 1 Episode 1
- Series 1 Episode 2
- Series 1 Episode 3
- Series 2 Episode 1
- Series 2 Episode 2
- Series 2 Episode 3
- Series 2 Episode 4
- Series 2 Episode 5
- Series 2 Episode 6
please recommend to people because the show might be getting cancelled
If there had been a required “Home Economics” course at my music school (I’d call this class “Graceful, Less Wasteful 101”), here’s what I would have found helpful and what I pass on to my own students or young professionals:
1. Sketch out what recipes and foods you need for a week. Have a list when grocery shopping so it saves you time and keeps you focused.
2. Have about 4 days of salads in ready to go containers. Quinoa salads, bean salads, greens, whatever. Have them lined up in the refrigerator ready to go at a moment’s notice. And if you don’t go out for a frantic last minute rehearsal, you have dinner or lunch already made.
3. If breakfast cereals are your thing because they are “fast,” try planning ahead and have oatmeal instead. You can make a batch of steel cut oatmeal and reheat throughout the week. One box of cereal is about $3-5 and doesn’t last as long as $3-5 worth of steel cut oatmeal. With the money you save you can add fresh berries and nuts to the top and have a healthier start to your day.
4. Energy bars are ridiculously expensive. Make a huge batch of your own; freeze them in wax paper or Ziplocks-which you can wash and use again. Making your own allows for you to add what you want and know exactly what goes into each bar. Make them with friends as it cuts the work and cost, plus it’s more fun.
5. Cut up a casserole or lasagna into individual servings and freeze for future busy weeks. Perfect to grab and go especially if there is a microwave at the rehearsal location, these can be easily warmed and enjoyed. I’d always have a stash of plastic forks and spoons in my glove box of my car as well.
6. You can freeze rice, so make twice as much as you need so you have one less thing to do the next time you need rice.
7. You don’t need fancy lettuces in a bag or box. For about a third of the price and a fresher variety, you can buy bunches of spinach, lettuces, and greens and chop them yourself. To wash, simply fill your clean sink full of cold water, dump the greens into the water and mix around to loosen dirt. Let sit for a while (practice your music, study your scores, whatever), come back, drain, repeat. Dry off the greens, and line a storage container with a paper towel underneath them. These greens will be fresher than what’s been sitting in a bag, and will last longer in your fridge. Less packaging, less waste, and more savings.
8. Beans and lentils are inexpensive and healthy, so don’t shy away from recipes with these! Bean and lentil salads in the summer, bean stews and lentil soups in the winter.
9. Peel your own carrots. Don’t buy the “baby carrots.” Like the greens, whole carrots will be fresher and less expensive than the prepackaged little ones. While peeling does take some effort, you can opt to just scrub the carrots with a brush and keep the healthy vitamin packed skin of the carrot in your diet if you like.
10. Shop the bulk aisle as much as possible. Many recipes require only one cup or one teaspoon of some grain, bean, dried fruit, or spice that you don’t need a full box or bag of. Sometimes, that teaspoon of curry you need will cost you a mere .05 cents, if the weight is even calculable. Also some bulk aisles have honey, peanut butter, and oils. If you only need a third cup of peanut butter, you can spend under a buck and get the correct amount or you can buy a jar for a bit more. Same for honey! Less packaging, less waste, more savings.
11. Freeze over ripe fruits that you didn’t eat. Those bananas you thought you might get to or that half orange you were sure you’d use will both make a good addition in a future smoothie. Just chop them up before tossing in the freezer so they will be easy to toss into your future smoothie. Wastes less!
12. Chop up a bunch of onions at once and freeze the rest.
13. Buy the biggest containers of oils you cook with. In the long run will save you money.
14. Don’t freak out over the higher price of organic eggs; each egg is packed with good nutrition but costs less than a candy bar.
15. Learn how to cut up a whole chicken, pineapple, or butternut squash.
16. Start putting aside the money you saved from eating at home and preparing dishes yourself. Start an IRA or savings account and add to it each month.
17. Decide what percentage of money should go into savings, retirement, towards job expenses, etc. Keep an eye on your monthly budgets to see what needs tightening or loosening.
This is really good and practically advice, not just for musicians, but for other busy people too. I’m so happy I stumbled onto her blog and this article!
Remember that short film about Leo, the blind Brazilian teen who falls in love with the new guy, Gabriel? And remember how they went ahead and made a full movie? I just finished watching it, and it’s so great!! It’s 1 hr 30 mins of family drama, friendship, and queer kids figuring out their feelings. GO FORTH & MAKE YOUR FREE TIME EXCELLENT.
aka i didnt know i was even allowed to make playlists for this kind of thing wow
1. duvet//boa 2. breathe this air//jon hopkins feat. purity ring 3. subterranean homesick alien//radiohead 4. on melancholy hill//gorillaz 5. sleeping in//the postal service 6. drift//daughter 7. rough cut//amber rubarth 8. we can be ghosts now//hiatus feat. shura 9. no one said it would be easy//cloud cult 10. wake//the antlers 11. sleepless//the decemberists 12. the cn tower belongs to the dead//owen pallett 13. boats and birds// gregory and the hawk
NOTREAL || songs for dealing with dissociation
i have a lot of ‘ethereal’/ambient songs i listen to when im dissociating and these are some of my favs. they are NOT intended to ground you, only help feel calm, so please do not listen if you are trying to end an episode. only cw is for gore mentions in “shuck” by purity ring✧✧✧i am fine with neurotypical people/people who do not dissociate liking/reblogging this mix.✧✧✧
living room - grouper"i’m looking for the place where spirit meets the skin" || they - jem "why do we live like this" || keep the streets empty for me - fever ray “where do people like us float” || the devil within - digital daggers "you won’t suspect a thing / you won’t see me in the mirror" || ice reign (reprise) - princess chelsea "it’s all just a bit of a chore" || i follow rivers - lykke li "why not always be the ocean unraveled" ||if i had a heart- fever ray "if i had a heart i could love you" || running up that hill - placebo "it doesn’t hurt me / you wanna feel how it feels?" || im god - clams casino "it’s what happens when we take deep breaths" || im the devil - clams casino "sometimes it’s just how i feel" || belispeak - purity ring "there’s air beneath my bed and it whispers when i rest" || drowning - banks "i’m drowning for you" || shuck - purity ring "it’s like your head is crumbled and hiding in you" || intro - the xx ”really cool instrumental” || like lust - movement "no one is reading these" || only you - hucci "also instrumental shit"