A virtual hoard of the shiny things I find on the internet.

 

But with all due respect to Mr. Hahmann and his ilk, the onslaught of tweets calling Josh Lueke a rapist is not for you. It’s for the thousands of rape survivors who watch games and know that what they love is sullied by baseball’s willingness to turn a blind eye to the kind of suffering they themselves endured. It’s a gesture on the part of fans who know it’s unlikely Lueke will ever see his career end as a result of those actions, but refuse to tolerate his inclusion, who believe that, while a team may opportunistically decide to field a talented player who has committed an act of sexual violence, it shouldn’t be immune from the disgust of the public.

That disgust is healthy, too; it reinforces the taboo and militates against the impulse of big-time sports to normalize and flatten out even abhorrent behavior like Lueke’s. (Josh Lueke is “moving forward” from his difficult “situation,” says MLB.com, as if he’d done nothing more serious than strain an oblique. Five years from now, he could very well be just another ballplayer with a vaguely checkered past. Was it some legal thing? Drugs, maybe? Who can remember, anyway?) Saying something out loud is a small token that takes very little effort, and perhaps it doesn’t “do anything” in the traditional sense, but for someone like me who understands what it’s like to be violated and to watch the man who altered my life forever live on in relative, undisturbed success, it certainly means something.

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This meme is killing me.

Babies + Britishness + monarchy = hilarity.

I’m just saying, Natalie Dormer could make a girl change her mind. 

I’m just saying, Natalie Dormer could make a girl change her mind. 

Mommy’s Easter basket. 

Because if anyone has earned candy and bourbon this week, it’s me.

Mommy’s Easter basket.

Because if anyone has earned candy and bourbon this week, it’s me.

I just saw Captain America : The Winter Soldier and I just realized….

the-listening:

cassieisnotapie:

Peggy Carter helped found SHIELD after Steve “died”. 

It was founded at the camp that Steve trained at.

On marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Agent Ward says “Someone really wanted our initials to spell SHIELD”

Guys. 

Peggy created and named the entire spy organization after STEVE’S SHIELD. 

OH MY FREAKING GOD.

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I… had not put this together.

we still plan to come to CHSH, BUT…

Assuming Charlie’s own pediatrician agrees, we expect to still come to CHSH next weekend. But because this ordeal of wheezing and hospitalization and oxygen tubes in tiny noses can start with a bad cold, we’re going to have to be Those Parents for a while. 

You know Those Parents. The ones who have to wipe down every restaurant high chair, insist everyone who wants a baby cuddle has to wash their hands first, and won’t let anyone with a sniffle near their precious snowflake.

Yeah, when you see us in Chicago, that’s going to be us. Nothing personal, but if you want Charlie snuggles we’re going to be picky about handwashing and no snuggles from people who have colds or live with people who have colds. Because none of us is in a hurry to repeat the adventure we just had anytime soon.

It sucks, but that’s just how it’s going to be for a while

Also, the doctors think this round was caused by RSV. He should be well past contagious by the time we get to Chicago, but if you have little kids at home, maybe make funny faces at Charlie from a couple feet away.

It’s going to be a couple hours before we can go home, but at least now we can use the ward exersaucer so Charlie is less bored.

It’s going to be a couple hours before we can go home, but at least now we can use the ward exersaucer so Charlie is less bored.

there’s no place like home *click click click*

We’re ready to go home. All we need is for the attending physician to come by and give us the all-clear. And then we can go. 

I am about to start kicking down doors.