"Stay Gold, Ponyboy, Stay Gold." Always Golden.

This blog serves as a reminder to myself that I am not insignificant, that I am a wonderful person who bad things have happened to, just like everyone else. It does not define me. If I can make it to the next day, that is an accomplishment in itself. I am intelligent, beautiful, strong and, last but most certainly not least, I am also courageous. I hope that I will remember that.

Yah, hi. Lina here :D So here is a blog unlike any other, it is slightly strange. Here, I will be spilling & posting my thots about a wide range of subjects. Mostly pertaining to my choatic life & it's never ending struggles. Disclaimer: I may be bubbly and view the world through rosy lenses, but they are also tinted with grey; I have strong opinions. They are revised regularly as I grow & you are more than welcome to discuss any topic with me. However, seeing as this is my personal blog, I will be blunt, use offensive language & tell it like it is. I will write in the manner I see fit. I will not sugar coat if I think a dose of reality will do some good. This is not to say that I won't be kind. I am open minded and very accepting. I simply seek to understand. I don't like to use this phrase, because it's so clear cut, but, take it or leave it.

Interests include: vintage fashion & fashion in general, quotes, typographies, human perceptions, psychology, criminology, the paranormal, poetry, literature, film, music, fitness, healthy food, cooking, interior design, vocals, photography, art, etcc. It's amazing I settled on a career.

I'm 19, little squirt of an Asian, I think maybe 5 foot? I go to Ottawa U for nursing. When I am a certified RN, I'd like to work with children or in psychiatry. I would also like to pursue my masters to be a Nurse practitioner. Eventually, I'd like my career to lead to public speaking about awareness and preventative measures.

I am the proud founder of Defining Happyness: The Happiness Project. It was born officially January 15, 2012.
Our email is: defininghappyness2012@gmail.com
Feel free to email us & I hope that you will join us in the pursuit of happiness.
Our new blog link is:
defininghappyness.tumblr.com
So, if Defining Happyness becomes a success, then I will continue to develop the group into a non-profit organization.
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The amazing x-ray art of Arie Van’t Riet

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PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

Fucking invasives. Signal boost.

Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!

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Cordylus cataphractus

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Cordylus cataphractus

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This 3200 Year Old Tree is So Massive, It’s Never Been Captured in a Single Image…Until Now

It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname like “The President”. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and is an estimated 3,200 years old. The trunk measures 27 feet across and, between the base and the highest peak, there are an estimated two billion needles.

Until now, the tree had never been photographed in its entirety. A team of photographers from National Geographic worked with scientists from California’s Sequoia National Park to try to be the first.

It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, which one scientist argues is the largest in the world (if you take into account width). After stitching together 126 separate photos, we are left with this mind-blowing portrait of “The President” captured in a single photo for the first time.

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I’d happily watch an 8 hour film adaptation of a book if it meant every little book detail was put in it

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Damn, this girl was prepared.

Damn, I can’t even put the kids to bed on time

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Things I love: “A Tribute to Budgie” food art series by Anna Keville Joyce (via)

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I stepped way outside my comfort zone again and did this. From scratch. (!!)

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