Brevity is the Heart

my·dri·a·sis; [Medicine/Medical] n.
Prolonged abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye induced by a drug or caused by disease.

http://nurseeyeroll.tumblr.com/post/79691343028/i-went-to-the-emergency-department-because-i-got

nurseeyeroll:

I went to the emergency department because I got hit really hard with that GI bug. It was 0130 and couldn’t go to urgent care because it was closed.. the ED was my only option. All I got was 8 mg IV Zofran, labs (that were all normal), and 2L of normal saline and left after 3 hours. No problems,…

Okay, literally the EXACT same thing happened to me, same amount of saline, same medication, same reason, emergency department, probably about the same wait time (or slightly longer)
My bill? $45. For the ambulance ride.

Dear Canada: I love you right now.

Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don’t wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is. Now, these skeletons are made of memories, dreams, and voices. And they can trap you in the in-between, between touching and becoming. But they’re not necessarily evil, unless you let them be.

— Sherman Alexie (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven)

mydriasislife:

So I realized I follow way too many blogs and I don’t have time to keep up with my dash anymore, so I’m gonna have to cut down. :(

Partway there but I still need to lose some more.  :/

If I See One More Fucking Person Talking About How "Cute" and "Classy" Betty Page and Old School Burlesque Performers/PinUp Girls were, while calling modern sex workers trashy/gross/etc

"You would not have been a pinup girl, you would have been horrified by the loose morals of the women who posed for that sort of thing.

You would have thought burlesque was tawdry trash.

Only now with the veil of respectability do you claim these outsiders as your icons, only when you can safely ignore the treatment women of “loose morals” always suffer at the hands of people like you”

(Source: thepeacockangel)

Letting go looks different for different people.

So I realized I follow way too many blogs and I don’t have time to keep up with my dash anymore, so I’m gonna have to cut down. :(

Yep.

Yep.

peppersongg:

if you don’t want to call yourself a feminist because of the historical failure of feminism to be sufficiently intersectional, feminists should be respectful of that while we try to fix our movement. People have every reason to reject feminism on grounds of racism, transmisogyny, ableism and various other problems. The only reason you can get mad about people rejecting feminism is if it is out of ignorance to misogyny embedded in social structures and government.

THANK. YOU.