Some Great Adventure


Hey, everyone! My name is Laura, and I'm currently serving as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Ukraine.

My interests include dancing, politics, social justice, human rights, nerding out, and progressively getting myself into stranger and stranger situations.

My main goals in life are: to somehow make the world a better place (or at least not make it worse), to party like its 1999, to make as many people as I can choke on their own saliva from laughing too hard, and to travel the world - because staying in one place is boring as all get out.

I love to travel. It's an addiction, really. So far I've been to:

The US (my somewhat screwed-up homeland)
Canada
Germany
France
Switzerland
Turkey
Ecuador
Peru
South Korea
Ukraine

I want to start posting photos from my trips. They're not very good, but I enjoy pretending to be a halfway decent photographer.

Disclaimer: I am using this blog to express my own personal opinions. It is not meant to represent the views of the Peace Corps or of the United States Government.

Ask me anything

asian:

asian:

so im shopping for make up for the girlfriend bc valentines day and holy fuck how do you girls afford this shit

$80 for eye shadow???

is it made out of unicorn shit

what is naked 3

why is it called naked

will it make her look naked

why is it $50

that’s 50 cheese burgers

i can’t deal with make up good bye

Tagged: omglolmakeup

Source: asian

bobbyhorin:

when someone younger than you disrespects you

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Tagged: lol

linguisten:

The invention of language series: tense

linguisten:

The invention of language series: tense

Source: linguisten

theoddmentemporium:

Postcards from the Alligator Farm

I had long suspected that these images were merely imaginative artwork, similar to tall tale postcards. Today I learnt that, in fact, they’re halftone photographs with applied colour depicting fun for all the family at the Los Angeles Alligator Farm in the early 20th century:

Originally located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Joseph ‘Alligator Joe’ Campbell’s Alligator Farm was relocated to tourist hotspot Lincoln Heights, California in 1907. The animals were loaded onto a train and a banner was hung from the side advertising the advent of the attraction.

After paying their 25 cents admission fee, visitors could enjoy the hundreds of alligators, of various sizes and ages, that lived in the back garden - and, as the postcards show, there were opportunities to ride the reptiles. In time, the farm began to supply alligators for the movie industry and feature in such films as ‘King Solomon’s Mines,’ ‘The Adventures of Kathleen,’ Walt Disney’s ‘The Happiest Millionaire’, and numerous Tarzan films.

Most famous was an alligator called Billy. Visitors to the farm would witness Billy sliding down chutes and wrestling underwater with famed alligator wrestler George Link, and, until the 1960s, most of the alligator jaws seen in films belonged to Billy, as he would automatically open his mouth when a piece of meat was dangled above him, just out of view of the camera. Billy was one of the alligators so domesticated that his owners could put a saddle on him and give their visitors a ride. Another highlight was 250lb Galapagos tortoise, Humpy. The owners’ children would put a saddle on Humpy and Billy each and race them around the garden. Humpy would regularly stray off the path but was invariably the winner.

In it’s hey day the farm was the most complete reptile collection in the world, as various other species of snake and lizard were introduced over time, and would entertain 130,000 visitors a year. 

[Mice Chat | Iconic Muse | Image Archeology | Image Sources: 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 | More black and White photographs]

Source: micechat.com

When a PCV tells me they don’t have anyone to drink with:

howapcvputsitgently:

Tagged: lolpokemon

Source: louisawithlove

I Hate It When People Post This Picture →

teddythemonster:

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and think that there was EVER a period in time when they respected us.

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for every other reason

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besides saggy pants!!

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oh nah… keep listening to people who preach self hate because the world respects THE FUCK out of black people in a suit and…

Source: teddythemonster

greenseer:

A fun thing to do when people accuse you of “thinking people should just have stuff HANDED TO THEM! ! !” Is to just cold be like yes. I absolutely do believe that. I think every single person should have their needs met unconditionally without ever having to prove that they “deserve” it based on arbitrary criteria of usefulness. You got me. Busted.

Tagged: yes

Source: greenseer

thegoddamazon:

The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE.

thegoddamazon:

The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE.

Tagged: Pocahontasdisneypeople

Source: disneyfansonly

Why is it people always get so upset about Affirmative Action but not about legacies? For some reason we’re ok with the historically advantaged having a leg-up over the rest of us, but not the historically disenfranchised.
— One of the best comment about Affirmative Action I’ve seen (found in response to this article)

Tagged: affirmative action

Source: bohemianarthouse

onceuponamirror:

#same

Tagged: omglol

Source: lohganecholls

the-wistful-collectivist:

sourcedumal:

theawesomesauce93:

coldfuckingsport:

disgracefullyriversong:

lovethroughthedarkdays:

gingersmaps:

Remember that time Disney made a live-action Cinderella adaptation with THREE WOC main characters — including Cinderella herself  and Whitney Houston’s Fairy Godmother — and a Filipino Prince Charming? And they didn’t spend a single second explaining through dialogue or sly witicism why they were cast that way, and the whole movie went on like it would with white actors and actresses, and the two main relationships were interracial and it was AMAZING?
Me, too.

i don’t think u understand my love for brandi’s cinderella like it’s possibly the greatest movie ever

this movie was so fucking perfect

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We’re backsliding hard from the 90s.

This is the only Cinderella movie I care about. Besides the AWESOME diverse casting, the music was also great. 

This is the ONLY Cinderella

The 90s and the diversity in shows/movies + music was the best =/

the-wistful-collectivist:

sourcedumal:

theawesomesauce93:

coldfuckingsport:

disgracefullyriversong:

lovethroughthedarkdays:

gingersmaps:

Remember that time Disney made a live-action Cinderella adaptation with THREE WOC main characters — including Cinderella herself  and Whitney Houston’s Fairy Godmother — and a Filipino Prince Charming? And they didn’t spend a single second explaining through dialogue or sly witicism why they were cast that way, and the whole movie went on like it would with white actors and actresses, and the two main relationships were interracial and it was AMAZING?

Me, too.

i don’t think u understand my love for brandi’s cinderella like it’s possibly the greatest movie ever

this movie was so fucking perfect

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We’re backsliding hard from the 90s.

This is the only Cinderella movie I care about. Besides the AWESOME diverse casting, the music was also great. 

This is the ONLY Cinderella

The 90s and the diversity in shows/movies + music was the best =/

Tagged: Cinderella

Source: msdisneyqueen

Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings →

ashkenazi-autie:

Three people were reported dead on Sunday in a possible anti-Semitic shooting attack at two buildings serving the Jewish community near Kansas City.

A gunman opened fired in the parking lot of the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, both in the Kansas City suburb.

"At around 1 p.m. today, Overland Park police received multiple calls regarding a shooting on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street. Additional calls were received by police of another shooting at the Village Shalom Retirement Community, 5500 W. 123rd," according to the Overland Park Police Department.

“Three victims are confirmed deceased. A person of interest has been taken into custody at this time,” the police spokesman said.

CNN reported that the deceased included a teenager and an elderly woman.

During the initial developing story, a spokeswoman for Overland Park Regional Medical Center said the hospital was treating a 14-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound and who was in critical condition.

The gunman fired toward a total of five people, three of whom were confirmed dead, authorities investigating the incident said at a press briefing.

Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said it was too early to label the attacks as anything other than “vicious acts of violence.”

He stated that two males were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas and one female at the nearby Shalom Village retirement home.

He confirmed that police had a white male in his 70s in custody for questioning. He added that the man was unknown to police until today.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City said on Facebook that no shooting had occurred inside its campus, and it had released home all the participants of its programming.
Overland Park, the second biggest city in Kansas, is a short drive away from the state’s main Jewish concentration in Kansas City.

According to Kansas’s KSHB 41 Action News, police were holding one suspect in custody, who was reported as yelling “heil Hitler” as he was being detained.

The entire JCC campus was locked down.

One witness was quoted by KSHB 41 Action News as saying that a man, presumably the shooter, had aimed a gun at him before shooting the windows of his vehicle.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were helping local authorities investigate the two shootings, CNN cited FBI spokesman Joel Sealer as saying.

The JCC of Greater Kansas City announced that it would be closed on Monday.

“We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 pm press conference, which will be carried live,” the JCC said on Facebook.

The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for further comment.

The shooting comes only weeks after the Anti-Defamation League released a report describing an increase in physical assaults against Jews despite an overall 19 percent decrease of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States.

In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest number since 1979, when the ADL began collecting data. The number of incidents has been steadily declining for the past decade.
I am asking for my followers, Jewish and non-Jewish, to spread this like wildfire. Antisemitism isn’t often discussed in social justice circles, but I need y’all to know that hate crimes are committed against us. So far, I have only been seeing this circulate among Jews on Tumblr, but I want it to go farther than that.
I want this to lead to a larger discussion about antisemitism. I don’t want it to be derailed merely as a discussion about gun control. I don’t want people asking if the shooter had mental illness. I want people to acknowledge that the shooter is a blatant antisemite. I want people to know why we often have cop cars parked outside our synagogues. I want people to know why we are still afraid.

Source: ashkenazi-autie

meladoodle:

son… it’s about time we had a little chat about sex.. well i actually need a few tips, your mother is unsatisfied.. wait where are you going…

Tagged: lolomg

Source: meladoodle

womanistgamergirl:

Dude.
Denny’s is calling out Coachella.
Dude.
Dude.
Denny’s dude. Wow.

womanistgamergirl:

Dude.

Denny’s is calling out Coachella.

Dude.

Dude.

Denny’s dude. Wow.

Tagged: lolwoahdennyscochellacultural appropriation

Source: womanistgamergirl