Things I discovered today.
It’s really nice out right now, but the storms will be moving in soon.
Baby snakes are cute. Especially when they’re note within striking distance.
The dentist is much less terrifying if you get to listen to your own music.
ok but I just really love the names they give them
"The Ridiculous Potato"
"The Unfortunate Clementine"
I’m giggling it’s like a team of ragtag misfit superheroes
I love the sometimes absolutely ugly but completely tasty produce that comes out of my garden.
ineloquent-tumbling said: OMG, those are BEAUTIFUL.
hehe… Aren’t they, though???
I’m planning on setting up a website to start selling them as well (once the money gets here, you know). cricketbug already has a site, though. That’s where I got the wraps.
Think you can set a girl up, Vermin?Heck yeah! Ineloquent-tumbling, I’ll pop you some more info via PM tomorrow morning!stitch-n-time— thanks for the heads up!! Here’s the nutshell version…Jamberries are vinyl, heat applied nail wraps/shields that are made in the US, non-toxic and gluten free. They stay on up to 2 weeks for fingers and up to 6 on toes. Over 300 designs, including a bunch of college and sorority!
IIRC, there are zebra striped ones? Just for the amusement factor.
If the gilded ones weren’t enough to convince me that those are Things I Need, zebra stripes certainly do the trick.
Here. Go. Do a search for zebra.
While Joan of Arc is well-known as a woman who was involved in medieval warfare, there are many more examples of women who took up arms or commanded armies during the Middle Ages.
This isn’t an article it’s just a list of badass ladies.There’s also a resource list for women in medieval warfare.
“The 14,000 members of this Association, however, know that revision is the lifeblood of historical scholarship.
History is a continuing dialogue between the present and the past.
Interpretations of the past are subject to change in response to new evidence, new questions asked of the evidence, new perspectives gained by the passage of time.
There is no single, eternal, and immutable “truth” about past events and their meaning.
The unending quest of historians for understanding the past—that is, “revisionism”—is what makes history vital and meaningful. Without revisionism, we might be stuck with the images of Reconstruction after the American Civil War that were conveyed by D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation and Claude Bowers’s The Tragic Era. Were the Gilded Age entrepreneurs “Captains of Industry” or “Robber Barons”?
Without revisionist historians who have done research in new sources and asked new and nuanced questions, we would remain mired in one or another of these stereotypes.” —
I was thinking about this quote when I reblogged the post from katelliottsff using the phrase “Restorative History” as a response to the negative associations we’ve built around the phrase “Revisionist History”.
If you read the linked article, it goes into how revision/revisionist has acquired a pejorative meaning, and why this is a bad thing. Too many people have been erased, maligned, and demonized by the popular-cultural-consciousness version of European and American history.
I like the idea of restoring the missing or twisted narratives, although the process of doing so remains a revision process; a re-writing and critical analysis of what currently exists. After all the only way to grow and change as a society is to take another look at what we “know” to be true and why/how we know it.(via ladykrampus)