The other day my friend and I walked outside the hospital after our clinical, and I just lifted my arms to the heavens and soaked in the sun and I’m like “Ahhh the sun! First time I’ve seen it today!” And it’s 2pm and two doctors walk out behind us and chuckle, saying, “Yep, we understand that!”
September 17, 1994: Heather Whitestone from Alabama because the first Deaf Miss America
[courtesy of http://deafnewstoday.blogspot.com/ )
|—||The most comforting beauty advice I’ve ever been given. (via cinniie)|
I LITERALLY THINK THIS EVERY TIME THE SONG COMES ON
I’m reminded pretty often how much my stomach tends to dislike processed foods. Usually has to do with preservatives or fat/grease content in the food.
But I made gluten-free muffins yesterday and they were delicious. Yay semi-homemade food!
Hawaii was first called the Sandwich Islands.
The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, whereas the 1778 arrival of British explorer James Cook was Hawaiʻi’s first documented contact with European explorers. Cook named the islands the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.
Because things only exist when Europeans discover them smh
A sex ed class in 1929
she knows what’s up
Every face in there is so priceless
Those 3 girls in the front row
this is the greatest thing on the internet
you can just tell which ones know their stuff
heyoh just so we’re clear this is a screencap from a Pre-Hayes Code film called The Wild Party which was RELEASED in 1929, not a historical photo
Not a historical photo? *sigh* Still funny though.
And honestly, I’ve seen similar reactions of the underclassmen seeing pictures of various STIs for the first time. Or watching a birth video. Or when we got to practice putting a suppository in a fake rectum and a fake vagina.
A 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco recently set up shop outside a marijuana clinic and sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies within two hours. The cookies were such a big hit, she’s been invited back.
[boss ass bitch plays in the distance]
location location location
Wow, so I cannot draw.
That’s alright though. I’m more of a writer. And I have a story to tell.
I have always been disabled. However, up until eight years ago, I could still walk, run, skip, jump, etc. In November 2006, I had a surgery that left me almost paralyzed. I could walk short distances but had to spend the rest of my time in a wheelchair. I was scared and confused. I didn’t know what to do. One day, I turned on the small television in my hospital room and realized that there was an Avatar marathon on. Now, you must understand. I’ve watched Avatar since I was in the fourth grade – when the very first episode came out! So I sat back and eagerly watched the marathon, whispering the dialogue and humming along to the music. When The Northern Air Temple came on, I sat in stunned silence. I had forgotten all about Teo! Here was an epic, well-written, character who just so happened to be disabled! Even better, he was a character who didn’t let his disability define him! By the time I reached The Blind Bandit, I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I watched Toph take down the group of wrestlers.
Toph and Teo are two of the best characters with disabilities that I’ve ever seen. Both are shown to have their limitations. Nevertheless, they’re both mentally, emotionally, and physically strong! And most importantly, they overcome their limitations! Teo can still fly around with the rest of his friends and is able to protect his home when the time comes. Toph is still able to travel around with the Avatar and has proven herself to be an excellent fighter and the greatest earthbender in the world!
To me, it was as if these fictional characters were saying, “You can do this! Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. What do they know!?”
And eight years later, it seem that the tables have turned.
A large part of the Avatar fandom seems to be taking the news that Korra’s in a wheelchair very badly. I’ve seen so many depressing and nasty comments. Many people are wondering how the Avatar can still fight and keep balance while being in a wheelchair.
And every time I see someone comment about how Korra “can’t do this” I just smile and think, “Yes, she can.”
Got to check vitals and blood sugar for my patient today. Also got to tag along for their OT and RT appointments. Simple things, but fun to actually dive into doing things with patients :)
celebration of the 50th anniversary of Turkish workers’ migration to Belgium
watch both their faces go from “courteous TV smile” to “not paid enough for this bullshit”
Got hazed like the total newb I am today XP
Walk into supply closet to grab some washcloths for my patient.
Guy walks in, double takes, asks me if I could put some supplies back in their cubbies. I say sure and take them and he rushes out with a snicker.
I turn around and I’m like crap there are a million cubbies and I don’t even know where to start.
Then my instructor walks in and is like what are you doing with those? So I start to explain like this guy asked me to — and he just takes them and puts them off to the side and says to carry on with my actual assigned tasks.
Ugh I felt like such a fool. I knew the minute I said “okay” that I shouldn’t have fallen for it.
I just never expected such stupid, rude tactics in what is supposed to be a professional environment. It caught me quite off guard.