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I am a 26 year old Southern/Texas girl who blogs about children, adoptee rights, adoption reform, child welfare, gymnastics and basically anything that upsets, delights, infuriates, or interests me. I am also an immigrant to the UK.
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Imagine this: A child has three parents, either all living together or the Dad living nearby and involved: Mom, Dad, and an unrelated person (who is married to the mother) in a parent role. Can you think of any cute names to call the third parent?

Relational titles (aunt/uncle/etc) are out as they’re reserved for actual relatives (although I am fond of titles like the one Rufus Wainwright and his husband chose, Deputy Dad, it’s just a little wordy). Would you create a different special name for the parent based on gender?

theactualcluegirl:

therivanqueen:

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gaylienz:

redandblackbicycle:

Found this via reddit

finally something that treats introverts and extroverts as equals

The punctuation is even accurate holy shit

Freaking thank you. Being shy and being an introvert are not the same thing, as well as being obnoxious and being an extrovert.

my fifth grade teacher once told my parents in a report that i was “comma happy”

Hmm… I seem to be naturally an introvert, with a lifelong habit of making myself act like an extrovert. Not a bad pself-psych job, really, and I’m betting there are a lot of other actors and dramaturges who’ve pulled the same trick in their time…

What does it mean if you’ve got 2 ticks on the Shy column (at one point would’ve been all in that column), 2 in the Extrovert, and 2 in the Introvert…

theactualcluegirl:

therivanqueen:

trixter-jake-english:

gliber-t:

gaylienz:

redandblackbicycle:

Found this via reddit

finally something that treats introverts and extroverts as equals

The punctuation is even accurate holy shit

Freaking thank you. Being shy and being an introvert are not the same thing, as well as being obnoxious and being an extrovert.

my fifth grade teacher once told my parents in a report that i was “comma happy”

Hmm… I seem to be naturally an introvert, with a lifelong habit of making myself act like an extrovert. Not a bad pself-psych job, really, and I’m betting there are a lot of other actors and dramaturges who’ve pulled the same trick in their time…

What does it mean if you’ve got 2 ticks on the Shy column (at one point would’ve been all in that column), 2 in the Extrovert, and 2 in the Introvert…

(via andythanfiction)

hannigoat:

angryqueerliveshere:

I just realized there’s a pretty good chance Harry became abusive toward his family in some way.

Like, he was 11 years old and the first adult he met that he looked up to was Dumbledore. His adolescence and teenage years were spent being manipulated by Dumbledore and having to risk his life…

Questions i also ask myself. Mental health doesn’t seem to be a magical priority, unfortunately.

This is exactly why I’ve spent YEARS searching for a fic where Harry was abusive in some form to his kids (or he spent a lot of time researching and reading and consciously choosing to do it differently but obviously still struggling with it).

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viktoriakomova:

this is a typo. confessor meant 2041.

viktoriakomova:

this is a typo. confessor meant 2041.

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I’m going to the hospital tomorrow to get some blood tests done to find out whether or not my uterus problems are caused by something that means I won’t be able to have kids or something that can be treated / doesn’t affect my fertility.

I will be so pissed if it’s something that renders me infertile. And by pissed I mean I will either kill myself or become a nun. And probably also write hate letters to my adopters and key members of my natural family.

But I’m just hoping it’s something treatable and/or that doesn’t affect fertility.

Dear Tumblr,

Stop showing pro-adoption ridiculousness on my dash.

Sincerely,

Very Annoyed

kawaiicornsnake:

fairymerboy:

Destiny’s Child — Say My Name

Choreo by Koharu Sugawara

How is this even possible?

(via tinycanuck)

  • Our energy company has sent a letter saying a debt collector will be visiting and charging us £55 unless we agree a way to pay.

And from what money, exactly, do you think you’re going to get that £55? The £19 we’ve got for food for the next couple weeks?

  • I wrote to our rental place on the 22nd to apologise for rent being late and said that I’ve got a new job that hasn’t paid yet, but I do have a job so things will be stable again. They wrote back saying thanks, but can you pay in full by Friday because the landlord’s mortgage is due.

What part of “just got a job that hasn’t paid me anything yet” is difficult to grasp? Pay you with what money, exactly???? Monopoly money, maybe?

I just sent them £200 (of £750) of our rent, and the energy company should have gotten my letter proposing £10/month repayment by now.

And let’s not forget all the other places we’re behind with and/or that I’m ignoring (*cough*SallieMae*cough*).

Sigh.

I wish an anonymous generous benefactor could pay our past due bills so that we can actually be caught up by the time I get my first full month’s worth of pay at the end of July. That would be so nice.

fuckyeahbadgerbarista:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red,brown and green. A badger  is in the center, snarling.Top Text: “I’ll have a coffee please”Bottom Text: “Can you please be more specific?”]

fuckyeahbadgerbarista:

[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red,brown and green. A badger  is in the center, snarling.

Top Text: “I’ll have a coffee please”

Bottom Text: “Can you please be more specific?”]

medievalpoc:

iflewbikes:

Teach a class about racism… and this is what happens.

I think if anyone wonders why this blog exists, it’s for many of the reasons outlined in this video. This is the story of how a class on race and racism was banned by administration and the professor fired after one white student complained that she felt uncomfortable.

(via brandx)

I just started a job as a barista two weeks ago, and I’m already not sure if I should continue. For one, it’s very difficult for me to remember so many orders, and I’m rapidly approaching the time when my company will expect me to serve more than one customer/customer group at a time. I just really don’t think I can do it, at least not all the time. When it’s quieter, maybe, and it depends on what drinks/food they order.

Secondly, I’m slow. I’m slow at cleaning, I’m slow at making drinks. Apparently I make the drinks well, and for the most part I enjoy making them, but I’m not fast. And I can already sense this is going to become a problem probably sooner rather than later.

Thirdly, the shifts are very hard for me to deal with. This is my first time working shifts. On the night shift, I clean the entire place, minus the coffee grinder and espresso machine, as the shift leader does the cashing out. Closing has us there an hour past our scheduled end time, and we’re not paid for it. I’m fairly certain it’s not possible to only work one particular shift.

Fourthly, I have another job. It’s a 9-5 type during the weekdays job but only 10 hours a week. The manager already forgets that I can’t be scheduled at a certain time on the weekend because I have church, and now I’m scheduled for a double on a Friday, which I obviously can’t do because of my other job.

I’m already exhausted and dreading going. I don’t know if I can keep it up long enough to make it to the 4-week review that I have in 1.5 weeks.

If it weren’t for the fact I’m desperate for money and drowning in bills, I probably would’ve already quit by now and gone back to looking for office jobs, which is what I truly want.

Does anyone have any advice?

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My Dad said yes to adopting me back. :D

So, any of y’all been through the adult adoption process and don’t mind if I chat to you about it?