One of the myths of the game is that Robinson was chosen by Rickey because of his forbearance, his ability to absorb slurs without hitting back.
To anyone who knew him, the notion of Jackie Robinson turning the other cheek, putting up with insults, was laughable. I have never been able to find one veteran chronicler of the early Robinson days who remembers Jackie being anything but truculent and unbending in the face of slurs and insults.
Jackie made sure you treated him as a man. He didn’t suffer fools gladly. … He was as deeply suspicious of the flatterers as he was the bigots.
 Jackie wore no man’s collar. Ever. Long before Rosa Parks, he had refused to move to the back of the bus—in the Army. He was court-martialed. He was acquitted.
I remember once, in a kind of confidential exchange I had with him, I was brash enough to suggest incautiously, “But, Jackie, on the whole, wasn’t there less bigotry and intolerance out there than you expected?”
Jackie fixed me with a glare.
"There shouldn’t have been any,” he said sternly.
You never argued with Jackie Robinson. He made America live up to its promises. [x]

One of the myths of the game is that Robinson was chosen by Rickey because of his forbearance, his ability to absorb slurs without hitting back.

To anyone who knew him, the notion of Jackie Robinson turning the other cheek, putting up with insults, was laughable. I have never been able to find one veteran chronicler of the early Robinson days who remembers Jackie being anything but truculent and unbending in the face of slurs and insults.

Jackie made sure you treated him as a man. He didn’t suffer fools gladly. … He was as deeply suspicious of the flatterers as he was the bigots.

Jackie wore no man’s collar. Ever. Long before Rosa Parks, he had refused to move to the back of the bus—in the Army. He was court-martialed. He was acquitted.

I remember once, in a kind of confidential exchange I had with him, I was brash enough to suggest incautiously, “But, Jackie, on the whole, wasn’t there less bigotry and intolerance out there than you expected?”

Jackie fixed me with a glare.

"There shouldn’t have been any,” he said sternly.

You never argued with Jackie Robinson. He made America live up to its promises. [x]

(via mexicanbaseball)

With language we can ask, as can no other living beings, those questions about who we are and why we are here. And this highly developed intellect means, surely, that we have a responsibility toward the other life-forms of our planet whose continued existence is threatened by the thoughtless behavior of our own human species — quite regardless of whether or not we believe in God. Indeed, those who acknowledge no God, but are convinced that we are in this world as an evolutionary accident, may be more active in environmental responsibility — for if there is no God, then, obviously, it is entirely up to us to put things right. Jane Goodall (via fourteendrawings)

(via classicchocolatemonster)

gryffindorgeek7777:

mr-squiggle:

gryffindorgeek7777:

I like how my mom just casually doesn’t mention that the only reason this happened was because I brought my friends over, we all got really drunk, and one of my friends decided to embrace her inner make-up artist.
We were literally 3 feet away and sloshed when she took this picture lol
(also that’s my youngest sister. ain’t she a cutie? :3)

So sloshed! Shoutout to your folks for allowing us to get properly shwasty at your place :D

I just like your tags here lol

#There was adorable#And there was inebriation
Also I forgot to mention, my parents individually approached me the next day, at different times, to tell me how much they like you guys and what a good group you all are lol XD


Dear lawd, you can not even imagine the fear that just struck my heart as I began to read your last sentence! xD I’m glad they like us! 

gryffindorgeek7777:

mr-squiggle:

gryffindorgeek7777:

I like how my mom just casually doesn’t mention that the only reason this happened was because I brought my friends over, we all got really drunk, and one of my friends decided to embrace her inner make-up artist.

We were literally 3 feet away and sloshed when she took this picture lol

(also that’s my youngest sister. ain’t she a cutie? :3)

So sloshed! Shoutout to your folks for allowing us to get properly shwasty at your place :D

I just like your tags here lol

Dear lawd, you can not even imagine the fear that just struck my heart as I began to read your last sentence! xD I’m glad they like us! 

Drinking wine out of a tumbler eating chicken nuggets from McDonald’s while wearing a sweatshirt while dancing to Adele in my parent’s house and that is everything you need to know about me.

-Me while I was drunk (via gryffindorgeek7777)

LOL I completely forgot about this as well! I have not been THAT drunk in a while heh, glad I managed to send it to you ^_^

gryffindorgeek7777:

I like how my mom just casually doesn’t mention that the only reason this happened was because I brought my friends over, we all got really drunk, and one of my friends decided to embrace her inner make-up artist.
We were literally 3 feet away and sloshed when she took this picture lol
(also that’s my youngest sister. ain’t she a cutie? :3)

So sloshed! Shoutout to your folks for allowing us to get properly shwasty at your place :D

gryffindorgeek7777:

I like how my mom just casually doesn’t mention that the only reason this happened was because I brought my friends over, we all got really drunk, and one of my friends decided to embrace her inner make-up artist.

We were literally 3 feet away and sloshed when she took this picture lol

(also that’s my youngest sister. ain’t she a cutie? :3)

So sloshed! Shoutout to your folks for allowing us to get properly shwasty at your place :D

animedavidbowie:

unrecognizedpotential:

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?
If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.
Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.
1. Help them keep clutter at bay.
When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)
2. Fix them a healthy meal.
Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.
3.Get them outside.
 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.
4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.
If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.
5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.
Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.
6. Hug them.
Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.
7. Laugh with them.
Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.
8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.
Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.
9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.
A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”
10.Remind them why you love them.
Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.
(via The Darling Bakers)

More people need to know this.

This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.

animedavidbowie:

unrecognizedpotential:

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?

If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

1. Help them keep clutter at bay.

When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)

2. Fix them a healthy meal.

Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.

3.Get them outside.

 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.

4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.

If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.

5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.

Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.

6. Hug them.

Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.

7. Laugh with them.

Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.

8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.

Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.

9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.

A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”

10.Remind them why you love them.

Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.

(via The Darling Bakers)

More people need to know this.

This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.

(via classicchocolatemonster)

noteden:

I’M SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BARBERSHOP QUARTET THOUGH

(via its-a-kind-of-magic)

medicalstate:

Xanax from New in Town by John Mulaney.

Over the weekend, I discovered this hilarious bit by comedian John Mulaney about trying to procure Xanax and it still makes me grin. I would recommend listening to some of his other material as well.

XD

laughingatmynightmare:

Here she is in all of her glory: the official cover for my memoir! I promise this book, which is scheduled for release in October of this year, will make you laugh, cry, and think about life from a new perspective. See below for how you can pre-order your copy TODAY! I’m also running a contest to give away some prizes if you reblog this, details below!
You can pre-order your copy of my book right now! I hope you will because my ultimate dream is for this book to be a #1 Bestseller! Grab your copy from any of these places:
Amazon: http://amzn.com/162672007X
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/laughing-at-my-nightmare-shane-burcaw/1118064959?ean=9781626720077
IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781626720077
Booksamillion: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Laughing-My-Nightmare/Shane-Burcaw/9781626720077?id=5948313314079
Powell’s: http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781626720077-0
I want to give a big thanks to Matt Carr for doing the cover shoot with me. He’s the coolest dude and you should check out his site! http://www.mattcarr.com/
NOW FOR THE CONTEST! I will pick one random reblogger of this post and send to you a box of goodies with the following:
-An autographed Advanced Edition of my book (I get a couple of these to give to people way before the book comes out in October.
-A page from my manuscript
-Candy
-Some handwritten haikus
-A picture of my cat
-Other fun surprises!
You have until Friday 3/21 to reblog.
Thank you everyone! Let’s see if we can get this on the New York Times Bestsellers List!!!

laughingatmynightmare:

Here she is in all of her glory: the official cover for my memoir! I promise this book, which is scheduled for release in October of this year, will make you laugh, cry, and think about life from a new perspective. See below for how you can pre-order your copy TODAY! I’m also running a contest to give away some prizes if you reblog this, details below!

You can pre-order your copy of my book right now! I hope you will because my ultimate dream is for this book to be a #1 Bestseller! Grab your copy from any of these places:

Amazon: http://amzn.com/162672007X

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/laughing-at-my-nightmare-shane-burcaw/1118064959?ean=9781626720077

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781626720077

Booksamillion: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Laughing-My-Nightmare/Shane-Burcaw/9781626720077?id=5948313314079

Powell’s: http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781626720077-0

I want to give a big thanks to Matt Carr for doing the cover shoot with me. He’s the coolest dude and you should check out his site! http://www.mattcarr.com/

NOW FOR THE CONTEST! I will pick one random reblogger of this post and send to you a box of goodies with the following:

-An autographed Advanced Edition of my book (I get a couple of these to give to people way before the book comes out in October.

-A page from my manuscript

-Candy

-Some handwritten haikus

-A picture of my cat

-Other fun surprises!

You have until Friday 3/21 to reblog.

Thank you everyone! Let’s see if we can get this on the New York Times Bestsellers List!!!

Had some much needed dog beach time with Carlee, Seaver, and Fresa today (technically yesterday :P) Here’s Carlee and I looking post Beach fabulous ^_^

Had some much needed dog beach time with Carlee, Seaver, and Fresa today (technically yesterday :P) Here’s Carlee and I looking post Beach fabulous ^_^

Album Art

thank you grey’s anatomy for introducing this cover to me

Grey’s Anatomy is like medicine for my soul.

Since 2005 holy shit

ArtistJ2 feat. Cameron The Public
TitleMan in the Mirror

jessehimself:

throughthewildblue:

You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Me irl

Me irl

(via gryffindorgeek7777)

bugtears:

modmad:

We interrupt your usual schedule to bring you a very small pig descending a set of stairs.

HE JUMPS RIGHT INTO IT AND MAKES LITTEL SOUNDS N0

This video brings me such joy at the end :’)

(via classicchocolatemonster)

File under: Things that made me giggle

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