The Mandolin Cronicles

Jul 27

We hardly go out anymore...

  • Being there's not much to do in this tiny town, I wanted to go, and Jazz just kinda went. While we were there, I really wanted to show him I was "improving" my dancing skills (as he loves to dance, and I get so nervous at the idea). He was sorta just spacing out, and while I was trying to make him happy he left to go call his friend, needless to say I was unhappy about it. Again I was left alone to stand beside my self absorbed mother and her boyfriend, like a fish out of water (every time I go with them by myself ever). Jazz comes back, we dance a little but he's not right. All four of us walk out to the slightly less packed patio where we sit down, Jazz and I in our own world, and I started in with what's wrong? Knowing that part of it is: he;s one of the only black people in the place and I know that makes him uncomfortable.
  • Him: "I hate bars. They're not like the clubs Im used to back home, they're just not, you don't understand. I hate the atmosphere. "
  • Me: "Im sorry honey, it's all we got. We spend every available night inside, you hardly like going out anymore."
  • Him: "You don't understand how it feels to be stared at constantly, that or they advert they're gaze because they're uncomfortable looking at me."
  • Me: "Honey I can't help that, I can just say that I love you, and hope that's enough, can't you concentrate on me tonight, not everyone else? We can stand in the corner where no one is even noticing you... Liked I have been my entire life... But I can't stay at home all the time, I've never been in a relationship (romantic or family) with someone approved by society, I've spent 22 years living in a cage hiding from society. I've been stared at, looked down upon, shunned. It didn't matter where I was, at school, at the fair, in other cities. I... I can't live in box anymore..."
  • Him: "It's not the same... You don't understand."
  • me: "I do more than you want to accept.... What am I suppost to do? I need to go out sometimes, not as the third wheel, and not alone -I don't know which is more lonely. I know you partied, but I didn't, I need to go out and be alive, I'm dying like this." I'm about in tears now.
  • We got up and went for a walk. Talked about how I have always been locked up and how I really needed to live, and how he feels like all the work is sucking the life out of him, and the fact that there is no where fun in our city outside of bands at the bars isn't helping. He agreed to help me look up events we could go to (as before I was the only one making the effort). I don't know if he's accepting that I've felt discrimination before too or not, he just kinda dropped that subject. I know it's hard but we can't afford to move cities (besides we both have good jobs here). Sorry there's not much of an ending, I just needed to tell someone.
Jul 27

cyrilmusic:

burairium:

theneverendingdrums:

fejes:

peaceloveandbrittana:

this wins over other pro-gay commercials because you had no idea he was gay and then you can’t tell which one is his husband

they are showing them as people

not as gays and straights

fuckin love this commercial

can we just talk abotu the fact that the husbands arent even bringing the drinks over theyre just standing there next to the drinks and chatting

fuckin useless husbands

they are showing anyone can be useless. Even gay people


they are saying that it doesn’t matter if you are gay or straight. You can still be a useless person

this post got better

Jul 19
Jul 16
achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket
http://goo.gl/WwvECT
Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.



Let me tell you guys a story. In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 
But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 
But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:
How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.
On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%
Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.
Your move, America

#couldn’t we employ some vets/retired cops to guard the schools.

achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket

http://goo.gl/WwvECT

Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.

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Let me tell you guys a story.
In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 
35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.
At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 

But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. 
In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 

But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.
Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:

How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.
How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.
How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.

On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%

Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.

Your move, America

#couldn’t we employ some vets/retired cops to guard the schools.

Jul 07

Anonymous said: My uncle has been sexually abusing me for two years(I'm 14) and the only person that knows is my best friend bc she saw the cuts on my legs and wanted to know why I did it and she really wants me to tell but I'm scared my uncle will hurt me if I tell

realtalksexadvice:

The most important thing to know is that what he is doing is wrong and you deserve to be safe. I completely understand being scared. This is a super scary thing that is happening. But I promise you that there are a lot of people out there who want to help protect you from this person who is hurting you. Hopefully those people include your parents and family, but if they don’t stand with you there are police officers, victim advocates, child protective services workers, teachers, doctors, nurses and dozens of other people who dedicate their lives to helping people in situations just like yours. 

I’m going to tell you something super personal, okay? My dad’s second wife abused my sister and I for the ages between 7 and 12. The scariest part of that whole time was the day I told on her. I thought she was going to kill us. She had told us she would kill us if I ever told. 

Once I told my dad, he took me to his wife’s mother and made me tell her. Thank God for her because she looked my dad square in the eye and told him to take us to our own mother. I took two times telling my story before I got to someone who did something. My mom flew into action. My entire family on that side went into protection mode. 

You can get a protective order to keep your uncle away from you immediately. From the cases I’ve worked where a minor is being abused by a family member, emergency protective orders are granted almost instantly with very few questions asked. A court would much rather be safe than sorry when it comes to a child. Police are usually very quick to respond as well. 

There are people who want to help. And there are people who want to make sure you’re safe. I am one of those people and I wish that I was nearer to you to help you through this hard time. If you need to talk feel free to message us off anon, but in the mean time, please find someone you trust and tell them what is happening. 

-Dani

Jul 05
acburton:

This is the first time in 10 years I’ve had the confidence to wear a bikini and it’s not because I’ve lost weight or because I’ve gotten a bunch of compliments lately or anything like that. It’s because everyday I come on this site and I see beautiful confident girls, who also happen to be plus size, bravely modeling and sharing their summer beach looks to the internet. Seeing girls like myself smashing the construct that “fat girls can’t wear bikini’s, crop tops, skinny jeans, etc.” has done more than a thousand sit ups or a hundred compliments ever could. Thanks tumblr for helping me brave the storm that was my self confidence. Keep doing what you’re doing cause it’s working :)
ASOS CURVE: Exclusive Pansy Print Bikini $37.16
Sorry for the bad quality (cell phone pic). I’ll get some shots of it in action before the summer is over! (Please no porn blogs, ty)

acburton:

This is the first time in 10 years I’ve had the confidence to wear a bikini and it’s not because I’ve lost weight or because I’ve gotten a bunch of compliments lately or anything like that. It’s because everyday I come on this site and I see beautiful confident girls, who also happen to be plus size, bravely modeling and sharing their summer beach looks to the internet. Seeing girls like myself smashing the construct that “fat girls can’t wear bikini’s, crop tops, skinny jeans, etc.” has done more than a thousand sit ups or a hundred compliments ever could. Thanks tumblr for helping me brave the storm that was my self confidence. Keep doing what you’re doing cause it’s working :)

ASOS CURVE: Exclusive Pansy Print Bikini $37.16

Sorry for the bad quality (cell phone pic). I’ll get some shots of it in action before the summer is over! (Please no porn blogs, ty)

Jul 05

wish-you-were-queer:

long-tails:

Marco Ugolini

this pleases me aesthetically

Jul 05
failedhellos:

mysteampunkheart:

lam681:

winmu:

scullylovesqueequeg:

tamtoee:

yeahmicah:

thegirlinthesea:

spookydatrump:

note-inthepages:

Accurate post is accurate.

Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone

Lame

For those in retail.

I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.

So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”

I’m a waitress at a big fancy resort, and once a woman asked me for a diet water and when I told her there was no such thing she demanded to see my manager (who then also promptly told her there was no such thing and brought her regular water).Another occasion of stupidity occurred when a woman had been brought a steak cooked too much for her liking. I offered to take it back and bring her out a new one, cooked a little less, and she said “NO this one’s fine I just want you to cook THIS one a little less.” I then had to get the chef and have him explain why you can’t UNCOOK a steak.

When I was working at dunkin donuts there was this woman in the drive-thru who asked for a lightly toasted croissant and then started complaining that the croissant was warm. And wanted her money back, so she gave me the croissant back and I gave her the money and then she tells me “now i want my new croissant” she wanted a new one for free and as she was screaming at me this guy in a biker gang covered in tattoos leans over the counter in the store and yells “ma’am let me just tell you what we’re all thinking. fuck off, you stupid ****.” I couldn’t stop laughing and she drove away in anger.

Most of the people like in the stories above know that they’re being totally irrational, but also know that if they complain enough they’ll most likely get something free or discounted. So really most of the the nonsensical fucks are actually just cheap fucks with no shame or respect for people.

That last bit of commentary though.

failedhellos:

mysteampunkheart:

lam681:

winmu:

scullylovesqueequeg:

tamtoee:

yeahmicah:

thegirlinthesea:

spookydatrump:

note-inthepages:

Accurate post is accurate.

Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone

Lame

For those in retail.

I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.

So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”

I’m a waitress at a big fancy resort, and once a woman asked me for a diet water and when I told her there was no such thing she demanded to see my manager (who then also promptly told her there was no such thing and brought her regular water).
Another occasion of stupidity occurred when a woman had been brought a steak cooked too much for her liking. I offered to take it back and bring her out a new one, cooked a little less, and she said “NO this one’s fine I just want you to cook THIS one a little less.” I then had to get the chef and have him explain why you can’t UNCOOK a steak.

When I was working at dunkin donuts there was this woman in the drive-thru who asked for a lightly toasted croissant and then started complaining that the croissant was warm. And wanted her money back, so she gave me the croissant back and I gave her the money and then she tells me “now i want my new croissant” she wanted a new one for free and as she was screaming at me this guy in a biker gang covered in tattoos leans over the counter in the store and yells “ma’am let me just tell you what we’re all thinking. fuck off, you stupid ****.” I couldn’t stop laughing and she drove away in anger.

Most of the people like in the stories above know that they’re being totally irrational, but also know that if they complain enough they’ll most likely get something free or discounted. So really most of the the nonsensical fucks are actually just cheap fucks with no shame or respect for people.

That last bit of commentary though.

Jul 01

rosemaryboobs:

tristan-thorn-is-my-hero:

mojosodope178:

theweedteacher:

Wait so in order to shoot this commercial they actually gave two little kids dildos and said go fight with these

double wait…they used kids playing with dildos to promote gun safety?

This is fucking amazing to me…

this one is great

Jul 01
weedporndaily:

A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son
(Salon) [Our family minivan] was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s nephew had. Some of my kids’ toys were in the front yard, but the officers claimed they had no way of knowing children might be present. Our whole family was sleeping in the same room, one bed for us, one for the girls, and a crib.
After the SWAT team broke down the door, they threw a flashbang grenade inside. It landed in my son’s crib.
Flashbang grenades were created for soldiers to use during battle. When they explode, the noise is so loud and the flash is so bright that anyone close by is temporarily blinded and deafened. It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he’s still covered in burns.
There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.
My husband’s nephew, the one they were looking for, wasn’t there. He doesn’t even live in that house. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers – armed with M16s – filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any.
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weedporndaily:

A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son

(Salon) [Our family minivan] was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s nephew had. Some of my kids’ toys were in the front yard, but the officers claimed they had no way of knowing children might be present. Our whole family was sleeping in the same room, one bed for us, one for the girls, and a crib.

After the SWAT team broke down the door, they threw a flashbang grenade inside. It landed in my son’s crib.

Flashbang grenades were created for soldiers to use during battle. When they explode, the noise is so loud and the flash is so bright that anyone close by is temporarily blinded and deafened. It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he’s still covered in burns.

There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.

My husband’s nephew, the one they were looking for, wasn’t there. He doesn’t even live in that house. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers – armed with M16s – filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any.

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