Content note: discussion of illness, scale numbers, and calorie counting
Last Tuesday (January 1) morning I developed a tonsil infection and stomach flu, and despite seeking medical attention immediately, by Tuesday night my throat was so swollen that I was unable to drink water, let alone eat any solid food. Not that I could have kept it down if I’d been able to eat it. On Wednesday and Thursday the situation was much the same (although thankfully the swelling decreased dramatically on Wednesday evening due to my trip to the ER) and on Friday I went to my family doctor and she recommended that I go on a 4 day clear fluid fast, for both issues.
So at this point I’m at day 4 with no food except for Tuesday’s breakfast. Friday through Monday I “ate” nothing but apple juice and fat free low sodium chicken broth (ewwww), and a few handfuls of unsalted saltines. This Tuesday (January 8) I was finally able to cope with real food, and I was so hungry that I ate a good 2500 calories worth of bananas, rice, applesauce, and dry toast. Then, from Wednesday through to today, I’ve been “making up for lost time” by eating significantly more than usual - I’m not keeping track, but I’d estimate at least 3000 calories a day, and lots of “junk” food.
My weight on Tuesday the 1st, when I first started feeling ill, was 138lbs. My weight on Tuesday the 8th, just after a week-long fast, was 143lbs. My weight this morning, Friday the 11th, is 139lbs.
Soooooo basically, I call bullshit on the whole idea that this shit is simple and not dependent on individual bodies.
Not published in LIFE. Gay rights event, 1971.
In late 1971, two years after the Stonewall riots in New York sparked the modern gay rights movement in America, and twelve months before LIFE ceased publishing as a weekly, the magazine featured an article on “gay liberation” that, seen a full 40 years later, feels sensational, measured and somehow endearingly, deeply square all at the same time.
Read more here.
oh no help this is adorable
Fun historical fact, there used to be more gay and lesbian content in early silent films until religious groups protested resulting in “decency standards.”
OMG soooooooooo cute :3
(Source: string-a-plume, via fyeahqueervintage)
LGBTQ* Couples in History
Margaret Wise Brown & Blanche Oelrichs
Margaret Wise Brown: Author, Children’s Book Author, Editor
Blanche Oelrichs (aka Michael Strange): Poet, Actress, ex-wife of John Barrymore
About the relationship:
Despite a twenty year difference in age (or the fact that it was the mid-Twentieth Century), Margaret Wise Brown’s and Blanche Oelrichs’ relationship began in 1940. The two worked together earlly in Brown’s career, with Oelrichs offering advice and insight to the young writer. Over time, the two’s professional standing changed to a romantic relationship. They were together ten years and lived together in Manhattan from 1943-1950. Oelrichs died in 1950.
How do you know either of these people?
Many of us grew up on Margaret Wise Brown’s books.
Books Written by Margaret Wise Brown (and published) during their relationship:
The Runaway Bunny (Harper & Row, 1942)
Red Light Green Light(Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1944)
They All Saw It, illustrated by Ylla (Harper & Brothers, 1944)
Little Fur Family (Harper & Brothers, 1946)
The Little Island (Doubleday, 1946)
Little Lost Lamb (Doubleday, 1945)
Goodnight Moon (Harper & Brothers, 1947)
The Sleepy Little Lion, illustrated by Ylla (Harper & Brothers, 1947)
Wait till the Moon is Full (Harper & Brothers, 1948)
The Important Book (Harper & Brothers, 1949)
The Color Kittens (Little Golden Books, 1949)
My World (Harper, 1949)
my teacher just said van gogh was the 19th century version of instagram
“hay guise trimmed ma beard lol”
“omg guise just tidied ma room”
“omg guise look at dis view, no filter xoxox”
“chilling in da club”
“NEW SHOES OMG”
Why do conservatives seem to believe that outlawing guns won’t prevent gun violence but outlawing abortions will prevent abortion?
just spooning my girlfriend
out of her container
it’s ice cream
I wish I’d had this 3 years ago.
MAN, THAT’S NICE.
NICE AND SEASONAL.
JUST REALLY NICE, IN A SEASONAL KIND OF WAY.
I THINK IT’S LOVELY, AND ALSO QUITE WARM.
IS THERE ANYTHING MORE PLEASANT, WARM, LOVELY, AND SEASONAL THAN A NICE ROARING FIRE?
NO, NOT REALLY.
NO. THERE IS NOT.
I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE WE THREW GARY IN THERE, THOUGH.
I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE GARY OWNED, LET ALONE PLAYED, A KENNY CHESNEY CHRISTMAS ALBUM.
HONESTLY. IT’S NOT LIKE WE HAD A CHOICE.
NOPE. HAD TO BE DONE.
IT WAS FOR THE BEST.
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, IT WAS BOTH MERCIFUL AND FAIR.
WHAT A SEASONAL WAY TO GO.
RIGHT? SUPER SEASONAL.
AND WARM TOO.
WHAT A NICE, WARM, SEASONAL WAY TO GO.