Guess who officially has a month to find a new place to live.
Looks like I’m not going to get to try for that internship again this year because I’ll probably have signed a year-long lease somewhere because both my roommates have/are in the process of bailing. Like, one of them told me last week he was moving and moved out completely on Wednesday. The other, in the same week, just lost her job and is now fleeing in Pennsylvania to help a sensei from our style open a karate school.
Like, the -expectation- was that we’d all be here through December and THEN we’d all find other places to go. If I got the TK9 thing, I’d go there (or if I failed, I’d go and get a medic job in this area and move then), the guy was going to graduate, and the girl was probably going to do the PA thing then or find another housemate. Our current lease is month-to-month and unless I can figure out a way to convince my landlord to let me stay here for at least one fifty less than the current total rent, I’ve got to do some serious relocation.
But you know, “make plans, God laughs”. Stable to unstable in seven days.
OH. I’m also supposed to pick up the (8wks old) puppy the first week of October after going to the state EMS conference in that same week, but I’m not sure if either of those will be happening now. At least, maybe not that week for the puppy.
Now, to find affordable (less than 600 a month, plus utilities) pet-friendly housing for myself, two cats, and a German Shepherd puppy.
The Milky Way rises above Silex Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
(Image Credit: Dave Lane)
bare minimum? i thought you meant bear minimum. as in the smallest amount of bears possible. which is why i brought one bear. there’s one bear. aka. the smallest amount of bears possible. i mean this is a problem but at least it’s not like. bear maximum
whenEVER I’M SAD I WILL LOOK AT THIS POST AND BE HAPPY AGAIN
Some psychiatrists have used Anakin Skywalker’s transformation into Darth Vader as an example to explain borderline personality disorder to medical students. Source
African Lion by Tony [flickr]
The US version of Harry Potter is surprisingly short.
I’ve been laughing at this for like half an hour cause when Harry fires the gun it looks like he’s saying “BAM!”
Bam! Omg I’m dying
Someone reblogged this from me after I forgot about it and then I laughed for ten minutes and actually LEFT MY BED TO SHOW MY FAMILY
if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao
I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
This is the greatest tweet in the history of tweets
New study throws into question long-held belief about depression
New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin — a chemical messenger in the brain — plays a central role in depression. In the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, scientists report that mice lacking the ability to make serotonin in their brains (and thus should have been “depressed” by conventional wisdom) did not show depression-like symptoms.
Donald Kuhn and colleagues at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine note that depression poses a major public health problem. More than 350 million people suffer from it, according to the World Health Organization, and it is the leading cause of disability across the globe. In the late 1980s, the now well-known antidepressant Prozac was introduced. The drug works mainly by increasing the amounts of one substance in the brain — serotonin. So scientists came to believe that boosting levels of the signaling molecule was the key to solving depression. Based on this idea, many other drugs to treat the condition entered the picture. But now researchers know that 60 to 70 percent of these patients continue to feel depressed, even while taking the drugs. Kuhn’s team set out to study what role, if any, serotonin played in the condition.
To do this, they developed “knockout” mice that lacked the ability to produce serotonin in their brains. The scientists ran a battery of behavioral tests. Interestingly, the mice were compulsive and extremely aggressive, but didn’t show signs of depression-like symptoms. Another surprising finding is that when put under stress, the knockout mice behaved in the same way most of the normal mice did. Also, a subset of the knockout mice responded therapeutically to antidepressant medications in a similar manner to the normal mice. These findings further suggest that serotonin is not a major player in the condition, and different factors must be involved. These results could dramatically alter how the search for new antidepressants moves forward in the future, the researchers conclude.
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.
There’s a facebook user by the name of Jon David Wanner claiming that the chester story is his. But he only posted it yesterday at 4 p.m. I posted it here several days ago. And in his description he literally copied and pasted my initial story, someone’s emoji comment, someone else’s comment saying he’d try and find the little girl, and then my response to it saying I wanted to except the box was accidentally destroyed before I wrote the return adress down.
Here’s a picture of me with him so there’s no question.
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#literally the plot of any x-men movie ever
What’s this movie about?
"Erik makes poor life choices."