Today I have taken an exam and done (I think) rather well, and cleaned my apartment. I don’t want to know what it says about me that the second feels like a lot more of an accomplishment than the first.
and boom goes the dynamite
I have been waiting impatiently for this gifset
Based on the December exams from ‘08-‘12 and the January exam from ‘13, here’s what to expect tomorrow:
I think I can do this.
Pay bills this is not optional
Eat. Contrary to popular belief, this is also not optional
Go to uni, you work much more effectively there
Do the 2011 and 2010 exam sets
Read the chapter about compression
Make note sheets about difference equations, differential equations, and numerical methods
Look at that, well done!
New problem: The hot water isn’t working. You should probably call a plumber tomorrow. Meaning that the list for tomorrow looks like this:
Well, you might mistake them for a girl such as if they are a drag queen and like crossdressing, but just because someone dresses femininely that doesn’t make them automatically a girl. That’d be pretty sexist. I understand if you are confused though. There are 2 kinds of transsexual people. There are the ones who get surgery, this is because they might have a fetish or something for appearing a certain way such as in weird porn. Other transsexual people are simply those that go against gender norms. For example, boys in makeup.
I am going to bed.
I understand that this girl is 17 years old and that she is getting a whole lot of negative attention and that that hurts, so I really don’t condone any mean or “sassy” messages.
But also? Wow, she is doing the exact opposite of being an ally. She is being a cissexist, transphobic and really rather terrible person.
If you don’t know what trans means, don’t try to explain it to someone else, especially not if you are going to mess it up so very hurtfully.
Being trans has nothing to do with having a fetish or dressing a certain way or even having surgery. Being trans has everyything to do with identifying as a different gender than the one you were assigned at birth.
Thank you! I’ll get back to posting gay friendly stuff.
OH MY GOD YOU FUCKED UP THIS IS SO FUCKING HILARIOUS
They posted on their blog saying this is fake it’s literally not possible to fake asks I’m laughing
hahahahah holy shit
Hahahahahgfhsjgffy FUCK. FUCK!!! F U C K hahahhaa
Someone who identifies himself as “sociologist and editor of Maskulinist.no” (spoiler alert: maskulinist is Norwegian for masculinist) wrote an article in the web edition of the newspaper I grew up with about how straight marriage is weakened by gay people getting married and how brainwashing children by encouraging gender atypical play and reading fairytales where two princes get married will cause, um, he doesn’t say exactly, but something bad. He also chastises the new minister of children and equality (you know, this lady) for accepting a rainbow flag as a gift from LLH when she took over as minister.
The comments are brilliant. I mean, sure, there are the odd people who agree with him, but mostly the comments go something like “Seriously? This is sort of medieval and it also makes no sense. Why are you so threatened? Did you actually pass your exams to become a sociologist?”
Bjørgen won the women’s cross country mini tour, Sundby won the men’s and the Norwegian team won the team competition in nordic combined.
Trains for Weeds: Sad edition
These pictures are from Hallingskeid station on the Bergen line june 16th 2011. The wooden tunnel-thingy, which is there to prevent avalanches blocking the rail (They’re called snøoverbygg, literally snow-overbuilds, in Norwegian, I don’t know if they have an actual English name) caught fire while the train was halfway inside it. All the passangers somehow got out and to relative safety, including wheelchair users. Only relative, as Hallingskeid is a roadless place in the mountains, at 1110 metres above sea level, with zero inhabitants, and it can be June as much as it wants, it is still cold. Getting a fire fighting train up there took time, as did getting the helicopter, so for a while there was also a risk of the fire spreading. In the end, everyone was fine, and the fire was put out, but the train, in this case, was very far from fine. The rails were twisted and useles. Getting the burned out train down from there took a long time, as did fixing the rails properly. I remember the intense bumping and the the creepyness of passing a completely burned out train from when I took the train past there a week and a half later. There were major fires at the same station also in 1960, 2007 and 2008.
trying to talk to someone you really admire
I assume I was tagged in this because this is how everyone feels when they attempt to talk to me or even merely admire me from afar.
This is accurate, yes.
Name: Anne Helene
Nickname(s): Anne (please don’t), AH (this one’s cool)
Birthday: 15 June
LIKES / DISLIKES:
Favorite Color(s): Clear yellow, maybe? But also green. Pretty much any colour can be great. It depends on the nuance more then the colour.
Least Favorite Color: I don’t think I have one?
Favorite Food: THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE um since we’re closse to Christmas I’ll go with pinnekjøtt? But like, salmon, lasagna, enchilladas, roast, salad, wok… FOOD.
Least Favorite Food: Brusselsprouts? No, cellery!
Favorite Band/Artist: Um um um, this is hard, I am not a music person, but like, I love Karpe Diem A LOT. So them, maybe?
Least Favorite Band/Artist: This is even more impossible? I don’t really go around actively disliking artists/bands. Except maybe Katy Perry, but I kind of like some of her songs, no HANG ON, Robin Thicke. Ugh.
Favorite Type of Movie: The type that is maybe a little slow, and makes you think and isn’t too Hollywood-y and doesn’t end with Life Changing Kiss Followed By Eternal Happiness For Everyone TM.
Least Favorite Type of Movie: Dude-bro comedies. Or ones where a whole bunch of people get shot all casually nbd.
One thing you can’t get enough of: Time.
One thing you hate more than anything: “Oh, so you’re a smart girl!” (when telling people what I study) “That looks great on a resumé, too!” (when telling people what I did the last two years) “Det er så bra at du er engasjert” which I don’t know how to translate but it is the most dismissive, insulting, infantilizing, infuriating comment, disguised as a compliment and I get it ALL THE TIME) and other comments of that type, I JUST
Are you single? Yes
Do you have a crush on anyone right now? Also yes
Do you flirt a lot? HAHAHA no. How does one flirt?
Sweetest thing you’ve ever gotten: Um… V gave me a drawing of Ada Lovelace, accompanied by some really nice words, completely unprompted after I said something about feeling out of place at Uni. It’s on my wall.
Do you believe in love at first sight? No
Do you fall in love fast? I really have no empirical data on this one, so I can’t conclude one way or another.
Do you ever make the first move? Generally speaking, NO, that is SCARY. But… if the conditions are right, then maybe?
Do you want to get married? Only of I find someone I want to marry.
A daydreamer? I sometimes don’t get homework done because I’m daydreaming so much…
Talkative? With some people in certain situations, but mostly not really.
Energetic? More than I was a year ago, but no.
Depressed? Not anymore
Caring? I hope so?
Confident? HAHAHA NO. Except for a few specific things.
Sarcastic? Only a little.
Dependable? I don’t know. I mean, I want to be, but I’m getting better at being a person*I* can depend on, and sometimes that comes at other people’s expense? IDK.
Emotionally strong? Uh. Probably really really not.
Indecisive? Kind of
Nosy? Yes, so much. It’s a problem
Lazy? Most of the time
Romantic? I think so
Obsessive? Not really
Last week I started a petition requesting that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (or anyone, really) stop making transphobic jokes on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. You can read all about it here and here.
Today, with the help of my friends (Thank you for being a friend, Ryan!) and despite my inferior spelling skills (No Thank you for being a fiend, Autocorrect!), we flew past our initial goal of 100 signatures.
Onward and upward. Tomorrow’s goal is the front page of change.org, so I’m thinking 50,000-100,000 signatures would be fine. Seriously though, 100K signatures would be awesome but it will probably take more than a day or two, so let’s say 1000 is next. In the meantime, please continue to share the petition far and wide. I will continue to work on making sure that your voices reach the decision makers. Also, I have no idea what I am doing. If you’ve run a successful petition or similar project and have some protips, I will listen.
Jon, Stephen, Sumner, I know you read my blog so please allow me to share just a few of the many excellent, relevant, perspective-inducing, comments on the petition:
I’m a veteran, a liberal, and a transsexual woman. It bothers me that Mr Stewart and Mr. Colbert are so willing to respect me for my term of military service while simultaneously thoughtless enough to disrespect me and other trans people on a regular basis. I don’t believe they do this out of malice, but I think this kind of humor is beneath them and inconsistent with their politics.
Jokes made at the expense of marginalized and vulnerable people, and which reinforce pernicious myths about them, are cheap, easy jokes. The proper targets of satire–as you should know, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert–are the complacent, comfortable and powerful, not the vulnerable and disenfranchised. Please don’t resort to lazy humour which devalues and endangers the lives of those who are its targets.
Several people I love and hold in greatest esteem have been physically and emotionally assaulted because of their gender orientation. I strongly believe that everyone has the responsibility to end transphobia.
These are such intelligent guys that are doing a whole lot of good- I’m sure they only need to be aware of this to change it for the better. I respect them immensely and doubt they’re being intentionally hateful, but this is important to be aware of.
“Satire” should punch up, not further hurt and marginalized people who are already treated as less-than-human by much of society. Telling transphobic jokes is not progressive, it’s not cool, it’s not funny.
I’m a transwoman. I watch your shows. I like your shows. But these things make me feel bad about being who i am. And i just want you to realize that what you are saying isn’t funny, just hurtful.
I’m a trans woman and frequent Colbert Report and Daily Show viewer. I love the commentary and humor but hate never knowing if I’m going to be dehumanized for a cheap laugh.
I’m a transgender person who regularly views both shows, although I honestly watch Colbert less now because of his frequent use of transphobic humor. I’d like to see more of Stewart’s segments mocking transphobic bigots, rather than more segments where we’re the punchline for a cheap joke. Remember, there’s a lot of scared, closeted trans teenagers watching your shows, and those little jokes can do more damage than someone who hasn’t gone through it can possibly imagine.
Good comedy punches up. Bullies punch down.
Yo guys if you could help spread this around and sign it, it’s kind of a big deal. These guys are sort of held as the epitome of what being a good “progressive” is in this country, and if they can get away with throwing tr*nny out as often as they do, then they’re setting an example that says casual transphobia is not just A-OK, but cute and funny.
Please please please sign the thing.