Eric de Barros
Hello lovely friends <3 Ya’ll know how much I love Ghana and Miss Rebecca Kuntz for introducing me to it. I’m sure you’ve all read my statuses about her wonderful Education Center Project. Well, it’s happening, and she’s finally counting down the days to move there.
Forget Black Friday, send some of that money and love this girl’s way! I know I am. Please check her out, she’s dynamite.
Couldn’t decide on a recipe, so I just merged them into pizza form! Pesto Asparagus Pizza :)
I decided to get myself out of the house. I’ve been bummed ever since I found out my internship won’t be needing me for weeks, and I don’t start school until the 11th so I’m left stumped on what to do with all this spare time. There is only so much tv, food, and books can do to perk a person up.
I googled independent bookstores in Chicago and headed off to a place called Sandmeyers. It wasn’t so bad, the selection wasn’t too big, but that’s how independent bookstores are sometimes and I managed to waste about an hour or so in there. I picked up a book called “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman. I also got a new journal, I left mine somewhere at my mom’s condo in Portland. Once I was done with that, I grabbed so thai food.
The second I left the restaurant is started POURING! I mean, I was absolutely soaked by the time I got to the train station, only to realize that my pass was expired and they had no card machines in sight. After standing around awkwardly for fifteen minutes (on my phone for most of it, trying to order a cab via Uber, which they were unable to supply) a woman gave me hers. Thank heavens, too, I was about to throw my phone at a wall out of frustration. After that, I couldn’t find the energy to get anything else done.
I’ll be spending the rest of my evening reading, probably take a sleeping pill around 9 so I can wake up at a normal hour to help some friends of mine move. I tried! but the universe decided today was not meant to be one of my best. May tomorrow be a bit brighter.
Hope everyone else’s day was better, and that you all have fantastic weekend plans,
Noura K. A.
I love how the Addams Family has ZERO slut-shaming. Like… honey you can dance naked and enslave someone with your womanly charms if you want to, I don’t fucking care, but so help me you’re going to get a college education first.
The Addamses are what every family should aspire to be like (you know; without the dismemberment and electric chairs as play time). Honestly, have you ever seen more unconditionally loving and supportive parents than Gomez and Morticia? And not just with the kids, but with each other. I think what’s especially unique about them is how open they are with everything. They don’t treat their children like children. They treat them like they treat everyone else; direct, and to the point.
I HAVE to reblog this…
so many shows about a family use a constant abrasion between the parents in order to bring the plot along. not the addams family, no. gomez and morticia were disgustingly in love to the point that gomez kissing up morticia’s arm to her neck is something that even people who haven’t seen the show will recognize. they have a marriage to strive for
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Turkey bacon wrapped shrimpI’ve been spending a lot of time at home, one gets creative with this much down time.
This is exactly how I feel when I talk to White people about race, racism, privilege, etc…It’s exhausting and confounding at the same damn time.
"Maybe black people aren’t interested in my job." …….::Flips the table and walks out::
First she says, “Why bring [race] up if its not a problem for you..” First of all, I honestly don’t believe that all white people are racist or prejudiced. I am not going to hate an entire race of people based off of the ignorant behavior that some possess. HOWEVER it is very apparent to me that everyone wants to try to pretend like a difference doesn’t exist in how minorities are treated vs. White people and it really is infuriating. You mean to tell me that you cannot see it or is it that you don’t want to see it?
The difference between what I look like on a regular basis and what I looked like most of the time while in Ghana. Oh, the magic of makeup, hair, and instagram filters…
Going to the dalles for our cousins wedding! :)
On the way to The Dalles.
Not super excited about touching the gum wall, but I felt my mastication contribution was a necessary part of the Seattle experience.
Making friends in China town.
My view on the train back to Portland.