Dance Floor Destructor

Erika:
n. 1. A tall woman with acerbic wit and Arcade Fire fanatic. Prone to short, temperamental/emotional outbursts and politically charged diatribes.
2. Informal: A pouting, pierced & dyed femme. Big smiles, beautiful brown eyes, and an excess of RED LIPSTICK.
3. Slang: A woman unafraid of being herself. For the most part.
Synonyms: woman, intelligent, discontent, FUNNY, affectionate, moody, girly, abnormal, tall, pierced, unique, lovely, emotional, sappy, passionate, silly, happy, elated, insomniac, friendly, fidgety, clumsy, geeky, nerdy, awesome.
Distinguishing Characteristics: (faux) violet eyes, glossy, red lips, big holes through her earlobes, romantic eyes, crayola colored eyeshadow, ridiculously child-like giggle, RETRO.
fuckyeahlavernecox:

“Filming #freeCeCe with the one and only CeCe McDonald in Madison Square Park.” (x)
Legs for days, weeks, months, years!!!

ugh…fucken beautiful and those legs!

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Filming #freeCeCe with the one and only CeCe McDonald in Madison Square Park.” (x)

Legs for days, weeks, months, years!!!

ugh…fucken beautiful and those legs!

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The neighbor gave my dad a big bag full of Greens from his garden..OH GOD…SO FREAKING GOOD.
Wash your greens, pat them dry, cut them up, place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and…
Set your oven at 300 degrees…
drizzle greens with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
whatever seasoning you want to use…i used salt, garlic, and Parmesan.
Place in oven for 10-15 minutes…and eat the fuck out of them.

The neighbor gave my dad a big bag full of Greens from his garden..OH GOD…SO FREAKING GOOD.

Wash your greens, pat them dry, cut them up, place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and…

Set your oven at 300 degrees…

  • drizzle greens with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • whatever seasoning you want to use…i used salt, garlic, and Parmesan.
  • Place in oven for 10-15 minutes…and eat the fuck out of them.

So…my professor told me to really consider exploring my “artistic side” with painting and photography…then my therapist said “Erika…I swear to god I can see you going to art school and doing something major with art”.

*sigh* But I only know how to draw stick figures…..

can i just talk about arcade fire here for another minute or 20

Aaron Paul did bring us kids in the line some Pizza. How fucken random. HOW FUCKEN RANDOM WAS MONDAY?!?!?! I’m serious. I don’t think any of us imagined that we were going to watch Arcade Fire that Monday. I don’t think none of us woke up and said “Fuck…I’m totally going to see Arcade Fire at The Roxy in Hollywood”.

I mean goddamn…..

i-love-you-regine:

reflaktor:

Aaron Paul did indeed bring pizza.

sweet angel

FOR THE RECORD….THIS IS MY PICTURE….this is on my instagram and I tagged it with Aaron Paul.

i-love-you-regine:

reflaktor:

Aaron Paul did indeed bring pizza.

sweet angel

FOR THE RECORD….THIS IS MY PICTURE….this is on my instagram and I tagged it with Aaron Paul.

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20 Things the Poor Really Do Every Day | Ben Irwin

america-wakiewakie:

1. Search for affordable housing. 

Especially in urban areas, the waiting list for affordable housing can be a year or more. During that time, poor families either have to make do with substandard or dangerous housing, depend on the hospitality of relatives, or go homeless.
(Source: New York Times)

2. Try to make $133 worth of food last a whole month. 
That’s how much the average food stamp recipient gets each month. Imagine trying to eat well on $4.38 per day. It’s not easy, which is why many impoverished families resort to #3…
(Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)

3. Subsist on poor quality food. 
Not because they want to, but because they can’t afford high-quality, nutritious food. They’re trapped in a food system that subsidizes processed foods, making them artificially cheaper than natural food sources. So the poor are forced to eat bad food — if they’re lucky, that is…
(Sources: Washington Post; Journal of Nutrition, March 2008)

4. Skip a meal.
One in six Americans are food insecure. Which means (among other things) that they’re sometimes forced to go without eating.
(Sources: World Vision, US Department of Agriculture)

5. Work longer and harder than most of us.
While it’s popular to think people are poor because they’re lazy (which seems to be the whole point of Ramsey’s post), the poor actually work longer and harder than the rest of us. More than 80 percent of impoverished children have at least one parent who works; 60 percent have at least one parent who works full-time. Overall, the poor work longer hours than the so-called “job creators.”
(Source: Poverty and Learning, April 2008)

6. Go to bed 3 hours before their first job starts. 
Number 15 on Ramsey and Corley’s list was, “44% of [the] wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of [the] poor.” It may be true that most poor people don’t wake up three hours before work starts. But that could be because they’re more likely to work multiple jobs, in which case job #1 means they’re probably just getting to bed three hours before job #2 starts.
(Source: Poverty and Learning, April 2008)

7. Try to avoid getting beat up by someone they love. 
According to some estimates, half of all homeless women in America ran away to escape domestic violence.
(Source: National Coalition for the Homeless, 2009)

8. Put themselves in harm’s way, only to be kicked to the streets afterward. 
How else do you explain 67,000 63,000 homeless veterans?
(Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs, updated to reflect the most recent data)

9. Pay more than their fair share of taxes. 
Some conservative pundits and politicians like to think the poor don’t pay their fair share, that they are merely “takers.” While it’s true the poor don’t pay as much in federal income tax — usually because they don’t earn enough to qualify — they do pay sales tax, payroll tax, etc. In fact, the bottom 20% of earners pay TWICE as much in taxes (as a share of their income) as do the top 1%.
(Source: Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, January 2013)

10. Fall further behind. 
Even when poverty is the result of poor decision-making, often it’s someone else’s choices that make the difference. If you experience poverty as a child, you are 3-4 times less likely to graduate high school. If you spend your entire childhood in poverty, you are 5 times less likely to graduate. Which means your future has been all but decided for you.
(Sources: World Vision, Children’s Defense Fund, Annie E. Casey Foundation)

11. Raise kids who will be poor. 
A child’s future earnings are closely correlated to their parents’ earnings. In other words, economic mobility — the idea that you can claw your way out of poverty if you just try hard enough is, more often than not, a myth.
(Sources: OECD, Economic Policy Institute)

12. Vote less. 
And who can blame them? I would be less inclined to vote if I didn’t have easy access to the polls and if I were subjected to draconian voter ID laws that are sold to the public as necessary to suppress nonexistent voter fraud.
(Source: The Center for Voting and Democracy)

13. When they do vote… vote pretty much the same as the rest of us. 
Following their defeat in 2012, conservatives took solace by reasoning that they’d lost to a bunch of “takers,” including the poor, who voted for Democrats because they want free handouts from big government. The reality is a bit more complex. Only a third of low-income voters identify as Democrats, about the same for all Americans, including wealthy voters.
(Sources: NPRPew Research Center)

14. Live with chronic pain. 
Those earning less than $12,000 a year are twice as likely to report feeling physical pain on any given day.
(Source: Kaiser Health News)

15. Live shorter lives. 
There is a 10-14 year gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor. In recent years, poor people’s life expectancy has actually declined — in America, the wealthiest nation on the planet.
(Source: Health Affairs, 2012)

16. Use drugs and alcohol pretty much the same as (or less than) everyone else. 
Despite the common picture of inner city crack houses, drug use is pretty evenly spread across income groups. And rich people actually abuse alcohol more than the poor.
(Source: Poverty and Learning, April 2008)

17. Receive less in subsidized benefits than corporations. 
The US government spends around $60 billion on public housing and rental subsidies for low-income families, compared to more than $90 billion on corporate subsidies. Oil companies alone get around $70 billion. And that’s not counting the nearly $60 billion a year in tax breaks corporations enjoy by sheltering profits offshore. Or the $700 billion bailout banks got in 2008.
(Source: Think By Numbers)

18. Get themselves off welfare as soon as possible. 
Despite the odds, the vast majority of beneficiaries leave the welfare rolls within five years. Even in the absence of official welfare-to-work programming, most welfare recipients enroll in some form of vocational training. Why? Because they’re desperate to get off welfare.
(Source: US Department of Health and Human Services)

19. Have about the same number of children as everyone else. 
No, poor people do not have loads of children just so they can stay on welfare.
(Source: US Department of Health and Human Services)

20. Accomplish one single goal: stay alive.  
Poverty in America may not be as dire as poverty in other parts of the world, but many working poor families are nonetheless preoccupied with day-to-day survival. For them, life is not something to be enjoyed so much as endured.

pretty much

(Source: america-wakiewakie, via silverconcrete)