Adventures

The sporadically shared life of a knitting, crocheting, baking, writing mommy who can't seem to want to grow up.

Things that are really hilarious when you’re bored and can’t move around much:

The nutrition facts on my pretzel bag say the serving size is 15 pretzels and there are 15 servings in the bag. 

Which means the number of pretzels is 15 squared. 

They’re Waffle Pretzels- the square kind. 

It’s funny, right?

In other news, I am officially in too much pain (round ligament pain in my crotch, to be exact) to move for more than like 15 minutes at a time and can’t handle basic household chores like laundry and dishes even if I feel like doing it, so I keep half-starting them and then having to stop, so our whole house is a disaster that actually looks worse than it did when I started. 

Can I just be not pregnant anymore?

Was going to make a sort-of-veiled pointed post toward one of my real life friends because she’s been complaining about people not being good friends to her in a very passive aggressive way on Tumblr where they can’t see it lately, but has also been really anti-social and noncommunicative when people try to involve her in things or invite her to come out. Which is really poor manners, and kind of getting on my nerves. 

But then I realized that she doesn’t follow me anymore, so I’ll just blabber about it to the 8 of you who do. 

Basically, if you wanna have good friends, you have to actually show up to the party, not sit at home whining about it. Turning down every invitation for months because you want to watch your favorite show on TV or you are in a shitty mood or you’re tired from work or whatever will, in fact, result in people not asking you to come out anymore. Putting yourself down as a ‘maybe’ to every event without explanation and then never showing up will not get you attention. Sorry. We’re grown ups now. We have lives with families and jobs and school and basically social life is something that will only happen if everyone involves works for it, so when you quit working for it, you quit having it. Sucks to be you.

Hello friends!

Apparently 10:15-10:30 on Sunday morning is the time to be on Tumblr! (And actually my pinterest is pretty active as well.) I knew sitting here and refreshing the page for 30 minutes would eventually result in new, more entertaining content!

A post on dogs is all you need to cheer up on a stinky day

I don’t know which is better, the dog in the trap or the dog in the tree. Dogs are silly. 

(Source: drummergrl1310, via doubtingsalmon)

Games For Sale:

railerat:

These are all the games FER left behind. In addition, I am selling their actual Gamecube, mostly because I don’t want or need it. It works fine, I know, because I’ve tried it.

There’s some books, too, I may list them in another post.

Nintendo DS:
Dragon Quest V

Gamecube:
Final Fantasy…

Signal Boost!

petermorwood:

tchy:

dark-vowelled:

sclez:

durendals:

there is literally no difference between academic scholars discussing their interpretations of a text and a bunch of people yelling YOUR HEADCANON IS WRONG at each other

As a Masters student I can vouch for this.

The difference is citations.

Oh lord, this is such an accurate summation.

Reasons I wish I had stayed in academia, right here. 

(via doubtingsalmon)

railerat:

thegreenwolf:

Source.

I never throw out a six-pack thing like this without breaking every single hole—although I usually stretch them until they break. I prefer to buy 12-packs because the cardboard is recyclable (and also a hit with my cat), but even at other people’s houses, I make a point of this. You should too.

In case anyone who follows me is actually dumb enough to buy these things/not break them. Seriously. 

railerat:

thegreenwolf:

Source.

I never throw out a six-pack thing like this without breaking every single hole—although I usually stretch them until they break. I prefer to buy 12-packs because the cardboard is recyclable (and also a hit with my cat), but even at other people’s houses, I make a point of this. You should too.

In case anyone who follows me is actually dumb enough to buy these things/not break them. Seriously. 

I’ve never had a dog that really did the ‘guilty-face’ thing. Max might have a couple of times, but never in a way that made me think he was actually guilty- I mean, he was getting scolded, of course he looked upset or whatever. That’s how I’ve always thought of this look on a dog- more like disappointment at getting in trouble. The only time I’ve ever seen it as an indicator the dog had actually done anything was when they repeated a problem behavior that had been punished before and they were anticipating the punishment before it began. And when a dog does that to me, I actually lighten the punishment because it indicates to me that they already know the behavior isn’t acceptable to me- and usually it’s something they couldn’t help, like pooping on the floor when they’d been in a bit longer than normal or had an upset stomach or something. 

I’ve never had a dog that really did the ‘guilty-face’ thing. Max might have a couple of times, but never in a way that made me think he was actually guilty- I mean, he was getting scolded, of course he looked upset or whatever. That’s how I’ve always thought of this look on a dog- more like disappointment at getting in trouble. The only time I’ve ever seen it as an indicator the dog had actually done anything was when they repeated a problem behavior that had been punished before and they were anticipating the punishment before it began. And when a dog does that to me, I actually lighten the punishment because it indicates to me that they already know the behavior isn’t acceptable to me- and usually it’s something they couldn’t help, like pooping on the floor when they’d been in a bit longer than normal or had an upset stomach or something. 

(via railerat)