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Links of the Week – January 16, 2015

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* 7 Reasons To “Queer” 2015

* 12 Things Men Are Forgetting About Being Men

* PostSecret: One Small Gesture Of Kindness

* 22 People Who Are Not Ready To Be A Proper Adult Yet

* 24 People Doing The Whole Jesus Thing Wrong

* And The Moral Of The Story Is… Kids Don’t Always Understand The Moral

* Big Problem: Study Shows That 1/3rd Of Male Students Would Rape A Woman

* Handmade Personalized Plush Dolls – (Wonderful!!!)

* Craig Ferguson Was My Sober Shining Light: How The ‘Late, Late Show’ Host Made Me Want To Stop Drinking

* Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims – (…or the needy)

* Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – (WOOT! PRAISE BREAK!)

* ESPN Mean Tweets

* Church In Lakewood Stops Woman’s Funeral Because She Was Gay – (#notmyjesus)

* Fat Guy Receiving Touchdown + Bowling Celebration + Fat Guy Cartwheel = YES! YES! YES! – (Mercer U. Football and my Link of the Week!)

* Homeless Kitten Born Without Eyelids Gets A Family – (Dawwwwwww!)

* Jake Tapper: I’m Ashamed By U.S. Leaders’ Absence In Paris – (Nail head, meet hammer.)

* No More Classical Music On WABE

* “I Was Dropped…” T-Shirt – (Feel free to order and ship to me!)

* Milo, Transgender Teen, Shares Transition Through Birthday Pancake Photos

* Milwaukee Brewers Roll Out “Timeless Tickets” – (I would totally get one of these for the Braves – if they weren’t moving out of Atlanta.)

* Raising My Rainbow: Mom, What If I Date A Transgender Person? – (Blog post of the week!)

* Stunning Set Of Vintage Inspired NASA Posters

* Recreating The Awkwardness: What About Grandma? – (This is really sweet!)

* Reverend Christopher Edward Carlton Funeral Service – (Why would I link to the video of a funeral service? This requires some explanation. Rev. Carlton was a much loved minister and counselor in our UMC Conference. He fought an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder and depression. A few weeks ago, the darkness overwhelmed him and he committed suicide. Watching this video brought me to tears. He was obviously an amazing man who had an extraordinary influence on thousands of lives. But his struggle…. Oh how I feel his struggle. The ministers who spoke here handle it so deftly, and so humanely and with so much true emotion at the loss of their friend. I guess I share this because I could’ve been Christopher. I get Christopher. I wish there were something I could’ve done to help Christopher. Despite the fact that I didn’t even know him, even in death he has ministered to me.)

* Sad Chipper Jones Live-Tweets The CFB Championship With Selfies – (Teh AWESOMESAUCE!)

* Schools Arming Students With Canned Goods – (Alabama. Say no more…)

* Schwings Shoe Wings – (MUST HAVE!)

* “Meet The Family” Mutant Family Portraits

* Glow In The Dark Murals – ❤ ❤ ❤ (My house needs these!!!)

* Whose Aunty Is This With The Stuggle Feet In White Kitten Heels? – (And then I fell out!)

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“During that time, the Brothers found out that I didn’t drink – never had – and they forced alcohol on me…. It took only a few swigs to loosen me, like my body was remembering something, an echo, or awakening to something, a birthright…. I now better understood how my father succumbed to it. It was a respite from worry, a rotgut way out, time deliriously spent, time unconcerned with the true costs to be paid later. I better understood the little lies liquor told, lifting spirits and drowning sorrows while withholding the whole truth – that, in the end, it is the spirit in peril of drowning. Sorrows have gills.”

– Charles Blow, “Fire In My Bones”

“…I’d come to understand that I sometimes confused the need for attention with a desire for sex. For much of my life I would crave attention with a carnal intensity. From anyone. From everyone. That feeling of being chosen…,to cover the emptiness I felt or to fill in the hole, the desired culmination being not so much physical intimacy as emotional affirmation. The boy who had once felt invisible would forever ache simply to be seen.”

– Charles Blow, “Fire In My Bones”

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Links of the Week – December 12, 2014

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* Light Painting

* Motion Exposure

* Kids’ Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

* Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

* Mall Santa Poses For Best Santa Photo Ever

* Right Whales Begin Migration To Georgia, Florida

* NASA Takes One Small Step Back Into Space: But Is Orion Really Taking Us In The Right Direction?

* Santa, Don’t Pigeonhole My Kid

* Behind The Picture: The Photo That Changed The Face Of AIDS

* When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them

* 5 Tips To Stop Dating ‘Fixer-Upper’ Guys

* SpaceX Will Try To Land Rocket On Floating Ocean Platform Next Week – (AWESOMESAUCE!)

* trekbedtimestories: This Is A Thing You Can Buy

* All Kirked Up And No Place To Go – (“There’s a man out there!”)

* A Man Selling His Koala Makes The Best Craigslist Post Ever

* Hudson’s Hickory House, Douglasville – (Tastes like home. We’ve eaten there so much they sent flowers to Daddy’s funeral.)

* No Love For Leather: Nike’s Innovative Vapor 360 Baseball Glove Is Here

* Dick Allen May Not Be In The Hall Of Fame, But Here Are Six Reasons He’s In The Cut4 o’ Fame

* The Driver Behind Public Transportation’s Transformation In Atlanta

* What Will It Take To Run A 2-Hour Marathon – (Fantastic article!)

* Man’s Family Rises To Record High Fourth Priority

* Heart Of Winter Frozen Forest Glow In The Dark Necklace – ❤ ❤ ❤

* Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley On ‘The Addams Family,’ dies at 59

* Rape Rage Driving Feminism’s Third Wave

* North Pole Reindeer Baseball Cards – (Click through on the Baseball Reference link on the bottom of the cards. Donner played in the minors for Rankinbas!)

* Nerdy Nativity Scene

* Pope Rummaging Through Vatican Basement For Plastic Nativity Scene Figures – (The. BEST! 😀 )

* Last Christmas I Swallowed A Ball Of Yarn…

* Lumpy Space Princess Sweatshirt – (Oh my glob!)

* Lumpy Space Princess Plushie – (Dawwwwwwww!)

* Chastity Sweater – (I don’t think this guy has anything to worry about.)

* Full Moonrise Hike At Stone Mountain January 4th – (This should be amazing!)

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“Cigarette”

Fred Jones was worn down
from caring for his often
screaming and crying wife
burning the day but
He couldn’t sleep at night for fear that she
In a stupor from the drugs that didn’t
ease the pain would set the house ablaze
with a cigarette.

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Links of the Week – November 28, 2014

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– 5 Powerful Reasons You Deserve A Happy Relationship

Town Rejects “Hermaphrodite” Winnie The Pooh As Playground Mascot

Atheist, Humanist, Satanist, and Pastafarian Holiday Displays on Public Land

Doing Heroin With My Dad

Europa Remastered Image May Be Prelude To Mission Campaign

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Girls Getting Fed Up With School Dress Codes That Treat Them As Distractions To Be Shamed and Covered Up

New Oreo Biscuit Bites from Church’s Chicken To Debut December 1st – (Lawd Jesus that sounds amazing! Tambourine Praise Break!!!)

Hamsters Enjoy A Tiny Thanksgiving Feast – (Dawwwwwww!)

hula seventy: the jar of magical thinking – (Amazing!)

“If We Left, They Wouldn’t Have Nobody”

If You Needed More Proof That Kittens Are Theraputic, Watch This

Beckham’s Catch Meets Anchorman, Kim K As Meme Craziness Explodes

Is Dark Energy Gobbling Dark Matter And Slowing Universe’s Expansion? – (The comments…)

It’s Not An Orgasm Problem

Ex-NFL Lineman Jason Brown Left Football To Pursue His Dream of Being A Farmer – (Donates 100,000 lbs. of sweet potatoes to food pantries!)

–  NASA Clears Orion Spacecraft For 1st Test Flight Next Week

Mom’s Plea: Please Don’t Help My Kids – (Awesomesauce!)

Likelihood Of Ever Getting More Ink For My Printer

Report Finds Missed Chances To Help Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza

Shifting Attitudes At Play In Cosby Allegations

Odell Beckham Jr. Gets A Big Assist – (You wouldn’t BELIEVE how easy it is to catch wearing receiver gloves!)

What Chance Does Brooklyn Have Of Following In Dad David Beckham’s Footsteps – (Just an excuse to look at pictures of David Beckham! *sigh* Gorgeous!)

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My Kittens…

…let me show them to you. I adopted Pete & Skip from Furkids at PetSmart about a month ago. They’re a bonded pair of tabby brothers. They look so much alike, down to their markings, I had to put collars on them to tell them apart. In the first picture here on adoption day, Skip is wearing the blue collar. In the rest, Skip is in the red and Pete, the blue. Skip was originally named Chutney and Pete was Mango.

They’re seven months old now. Pete is smaller, but braver and more adventurous. Skip is the big brother and watches out for Pete and he’s a little more cautious. They play fight. They groom each other. They play with toys and they eat a lot and poop a lot.

Their favorite things are their jingle bell fish on an elastic string, searching for the treats I hide for them every morning and cuddling up and holding each other to sleep.

They’re the best decision I’ve made in years.

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But Instead Of A Fairytale…

But instead of a romantic fairytale for my life, I’m afraid God might have only destined me to look out for the homeless and kittens. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but still and all…

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