Mini Adventures in Finding Myself

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My amazing sister, class marshal and first grandchild with a Master’s degree, thinks I can compete with her. I definitely win, because I have the best sister in the world.

My amazing sister, class marshal and first grandchild with a Master’s degree, thinks I can compete with her. I definitely win, because I have the best sister in the world.

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Woman Opts for Vaginal Birth, FL Hospital Threatens Child Services

While I am very much in favor of vaginal deliveries if possible (because there are some reasons that a cesarean section is necessary), and while VBACs do have a high success rate, the statistic of 60-80% success is only for women who have had ONE cesarean section. If Goodall had had only one previous C-section, the hospital would have been within their rights to advise against a VBAC, but should have tried to accommodate her wishes. However, she had had three, and everything I have ever learned about labor and delivery indicates that this would be an incredibly high risk attempt. 

Think about it this way - three times now her uterus and abdominal wall have been surgically opened, and therefor weakened. Generally, OBs try to use the same spot for an incision to reduce the amount of scar tissue. Given the amount of pressure generated during labor, there would be a very high chance of uterine rupture, which could easily lead to maternal or fetal death, or both. In this case, I would suggest that a C-section was definitely medically necessary. Incidentally, most doctors will recommend not getting pregnant again after 3 or 4 C-sections, because repeated incisions can weaken the uterine wall so much that it can rupture simply while expanding during a subsequent pregnancy. 

I’m well aware that reproductive health is a major issue right now, and there are many things that need to be changed - women definitely lack in autonomy in many respects to their own health. However, when your preference of medical procedure potentially puts two lives at risk, your physician has every right to deny your wishes. 

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I would like Martin Scorsese to be interested in a female character once in a while, but I don’t know if I’ll live that long.

Meryl Streep pulling weeds (via tarntino)

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the criticism of scorsese is absolutely true and valid but lmao honestly how dare you bring quentin tarantino into this by calling him “a basic white guy” and lumping him in with pedophile rapist woody allen… quentin has written better WOC than half of hollywood’s biggest directors right now. kill bill features 6 lead women (4 being WOC) all incredibly strong and complex, and death proof has two different sets of kickass women and WOC. two movies alone featuring about a dozen female characters. so what the hell are you even talking about. the book jackie brown was based on featured a white female lead but quentin cast pam grier simply because she was the right actress for jackie, absolutely no hesitations because of her race. so go ahead and demand better women from scorsese but tarantino has been establishing a standard for filmmakers to write better female characters since the ’90s.

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ecnamor-lacimehc-ym:

gallifrey-feels:

sociopathic-italian-grandmas:

millshouse:

meganiun:

happyvegetable:

kennilworthy-thisp:

derinthemadscientist:

lumoslouis:

soloontherocks:

amour-vengeance:

later-homenuggets:

my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
motherfucking australia

if there was a post to describe australia, this is it

wait. 
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?

wake up australia 

That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit

It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.

Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do

yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes

why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.

My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.

no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange

what the actual fuck australia 

ecnamor-lacimehc-ym:

gallifrey-feels:

sociopathic-italian-grandmas:

millshouse:

meganiun:

happyvegetable:

kennilworthy-thisp:

derinthemadscientist:

lumoslouis:

soloontherocks:

amour-vengeance:

later-homenuggets:

my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this

look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit

motherfucking australia

if there was a post to describe australia, this is it

wait. 

you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?

that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?

fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?

wake up australia 

That’s what birds do

They fly around and fuck shit up

Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country

Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit

It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.

Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do

yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes

why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.

My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.

no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange

what the actual fuck australia 

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cubstearns:

amuseoffyre:

chrisgildart:

I remember watching the behind the scenes on this show. The creator of the show said that they got so much fan mail saying this show was the most realistic hospital show.

My parents both worked in the medical profession my whole life, and when I was watching them come home, I could see echoes of what this show did. All other medical shows were so much about the drama. This one nailed it. It nailed the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Also, I read that Scrubs was more medically accurate than House, Grey’s Anatomy, and every other medical show on TV

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Everyone has six names.

veganprocrastinator:

 

  1. Your real name:
    Stephanie
  2. your detective name (favourite colour and favourite animal):
    Teal Red Panda
  3. your soap opera name (middle name and street you live on):
    LeAnn Leisure Town (porn name, come the fuck on)
  4. your star wars name (first three letters of last name, first two of middle) 
    No.
  5. superhero name (color of your shirt, first item to your immediate left): 
    Red Cat
  6. goth name (black and one of your pets): 
    Black Lyra

Allison

Olive Wolf

Porter North Court

Naspo

Blue Lamp 

Black Husband (I don’t have any pets)

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middlemarching:

Gipsy Danger | Mark III Jaeger | Pilots: Yancy & Raleigh Becket

if looking at this gifset doesn’t immediately get the Pacific Rim theme stuck in your head, then you’re a filthy liar because the Pacific Rim theme is totally stuck in your head rn

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