There are many things that are okay and this is not one of them.
Largest amount of swag I have ever witnessed
My very first tattoo ever; 4 hour session with one break! Chad Miskimon of Pinz and Needlez in Baltimore, MD does brilliantly detailed work. I cannot wait to get my next tattoo and he will definitely be the guy that’ll be tattooing me!
This tattoo covers a series of scars from self-harm and means the world to me. Each part of this tattoo symbolizes some part of myself. The poppy signifies healing and growth, the teal paint splatter glorifies my creative side, and the lyrics are those close to my heart. The Used has managed to get me through a lot of obstacles over the years and it seemed only fair to merely thank them by having their lyrics tattooed to remind myself that I am capable of anything.
‘Shine’ by The Used (from their newest album)
“Change never happens by itself,
My time to burn, my time to shine,
Time to make it for myself”
SUNRISE TO SUNSET AT GRAND CANYON - ARIZONA
There is no better place to accidentally find yourself during the National Park Service’s free week than the second most visited park, Grand Canyon.
With nearly 5 million visitors a year, Grand Canyon is as good for its people watching as it is for the view itself. You can go a long time without hearing a single word of English, but easily make out that everyone has the same mix of marvel and disbelief as they walk up the trail to Mather Point and catch their first glimpse of the South Rim.
The dark pines of the Kaibob National Forest conceal the Grand Canyon of the Colorado till the rim is reached. There, spread out for seemingly endless miles, is an ocean of color. From misty blue depths rise gigantic islands of crimson sandstone. Their undulating bands of red and purple grow softer in color and outline towards the horizon, where a single firm stroke seems to separate the rosy depths from the sky above. Its immensity is awful; the boldness of its contours overwhelming; its immobility terrifying.
—Arizona, The Grand Canyon State: A State Guide (WPA, 1940)
Guide Note: National Park Week occurs each spring.
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At-Large Guide to the West James Orndorf was born in Minnesota, but knew at a very young age that the future lay out west. He is currently photographing and illustrating outside of Durango, Colorado. You can see what he’s up to atinlandwest.tumblr.com and roughshelter.com.
xavier the great on Flickr.
today my friend and i decided to go hang out by the creek. we saw this little boy walking around, hitting his stick at the weeds. we said hello to him but he just glanced at us and went on his way. i thought he was so adorable i had to run home and get my camera. when we walked back towards the creek we saw him again, and my friend said to me “so how do we go about this?” i replied “not sure..” seconds later he pointed at us and yelled “YOU TWO. COME WITH ME” he bolted back into the woods and we ran after him, through sticks and stinging nettle. as we were running, out of breath he looked back and said “i found a bridge over here”. he showed us a neat little bridge crossing the creek made out of a variety of scrap wood. from then on this little boy lead us on a little adventure; he opened up his backpack, handed us thick sticks and said “here are your weapons”. his name is xavier, he is 8 years old and he made my day today
i asked him if i could take a picture of him and this is how he posed
I want the Doctor to take a kid as his companion.
A 14-15 year old kid who’s parents are fighting, has few friends, bad grades, and feels like complete shit before the Doctor comes.
No kissing, complicated relationships, confusion or stuff like that, just the Doctor taking a kid who doesn’t see much out of life for a ride.
And maybe, just maybe, after the trip, the kid’s view of life is changed.
And maybe the Doctor’s as well.
Self defense techniques, art appreciation, dealing with basic life situations, politics, the economy, biology facts, to be open-minded and accepting of everyone no matter the shape, form, gender, race, sexuality, religion, social status, SPECIES. the difference between grey and gray, the effect one simple little word can have on people both good or bad, how to deal with depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings, some of the different theories of our existence, WHAT TO DO IF I GET BURIED ALIVE
using a calculator to find a side of a triangle