Guess I've Missed You From The Day We First Met

I'm Emily. I'm 21. I'm an Economics major and a senior in college. I love music- especially classic rock. I live in Virginia, but I consider North Carolina my home. I plan on seeing the world someday. Preferably sooner rather than later. Any questions? Need help with something? Don't be afraid to ask.  fabulous person

❝The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.❞
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (March 6, 1927 - April 17, 2014)

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The End.

I don’t post/go on here a lot. But the days when I did were my back lobby days. A member of my back lobby family passed away yesterday, suddenly. I am still in shock. I still don’t believe it. I saw him the day before he died, with his roommate. I never see them together anymore, and I remember lighting up. He had a way of doing that. He brightened your spirit, even on the worst days. On the worst days of my college career, he was there, providing the guidance and strength that I needed. The week before he died, he was at spring formal. He and his girlfriend kept catching my eye. More than usual. I now know why. it was clearly a wonderful night for them. I was so happy for them. And now I feel beyond privileged to have looked at those two beautiful souls together for one last time.  

It doesn’t seem right that he won’t graduate with us in three weeks. He worked so hard, and he won’t graduate. He won’t marry the love of his life. We won’t go to their wedding like we always planned. We won’t see his beautiful smile again. What if we don’t see hers? Calling him the best person I knew might be the biggest understatement. Last year, my roommate and I made a list of “good guys.” One was him, in a serious relationship that would inevitably lead to marriage, and one was her father. Today, the brightest light has been extinguished. I don’t believe it. It probably won’t hit me fully for a long time.  

I am focusing my strength and energy on his family, girlfriend, and friends. I want to be there for them. I want to graduate. And I want to mourn. In that order. Unfortunately, I know that’s impossible, and the mourning will take place whether or not I’m ready. Yesterday will go down as one of the worst days of my entire life. I am confident I will never meet another man as good, gentle, or kindhearted as Bob. And I will love him and miss him forever. Rest In Peace, my dear friend. 

❝But Tiger Lily being a problematic character isn’t an excuse to cast a non-Native American actress. Rather, it’s the same as it was with The Lone Ranger: The key to bringing a racial caricature forward to the modern day isn’t to disregard that person’s race but to change the character so they’re not a racial caricature. Jesus Christ. It’s not that hard. There’s something to be said for “loyalty to source material,” but *early 1900s racism is not one of the things you need to keep.*❞
❝Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”❞
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Lets see here

Ciara - Irish, “dark haired beauty”

Aaliyah - Arabic, “high exalted one”

Ashanti - West African nation of Akan people

Zendaya - Zimbabwe, “To give thanks” in bantu 

Onika -  Polynesian-Tongan, “Onyx”

Beyonce - Derived from the French maiden name “Beyince”

Or you know, “ghetto”.

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downtown Kansas City by Jonathan Moreau

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downtown Kansas City by Jonathan Moreau

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This is one of my favorite songs ever.

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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.

Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY. 

Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.

Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.


If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.

Give the bees a free home!

Giving bees a “bee block” alone is a huge load off their backs! You can buy homes here or  You can even build your own. 

Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.

Sources and other helpful links:

5 ways to help our disappearing bees

How to “Friend” Your Native Bees

Why gardening is good for your health

Silence of the Bees

Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.

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Get out of the way Junior.

gooooo charlie! i love that dog energy - ahahah whinning junior…


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Get out of the way Junior.

gooooo charlie! i love that dog energy - ahahah whinning junior…


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Urgencies of language: check-in, stand-by, take-off.
Everything apace, businesslike. But I’m happy here
Gazing at all the meetings and farewells. I love
To see those strangers’ faces quickened and bare.
A lost arrival is wandering. A moment on edge,
He pans a lounge for his countersign of…

I saw him read this last week & was blown away. I’ve always been fascinated by airports, and this does a marvelous job describing the feelings I experience. 


This makes me miss Second Language Acquisition SO BAD. Ugh. Such a good class…

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This makes me miss Second Language Acquisition SO BAD. Ugh. Such a good class…

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Underwater Shot of an Otter Pup’s Swimming Lesson

Pictured above is otter Tilly teaching her young otter pup Ziggy how to swim at the Oregon Zoo. As readers may know, swimming does not come intuitively to otter pups, and they rely on their parents to show them the ropes. For more, check out a video of Tilly giving Ziggy’s older brother Molalla swimming lessons in this post, and another post about swimming lessons here!

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“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.


when that one person you hate in your class speaks



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