I live in Oregon - the only state in the Union that votes by mail. There is no polling station to go to, no “I voted” sticker to proudly wear this November. This is new for me - I’ve always excitedly marched to the polls. 
I got my mail-in ballot last week, and talked to some friends about it. One said he doesn’t vote because “votes in Oregon don’t count. The president is already announced before Oregon ballots are finished being counted.” 
Talk about malarkey. First of all, that’s not true. Second of all, call me naive but I’m of the “every vote counts” camp. I can’t wait to mail in my ballot, vote again for my president. It doesn’t matter if you live in Oregon or Oklahoma - get your vote on. 

I live in Oregon - the only state in the Union that votes by mail. There is no polling station to go to, no “I voted” sticker to proudly wear this November. This is new for me - I’ve always excitedly marched to the polls. 

I got my mail-in ballot last week, and talked to some friends about it. One said he doesn’t vote because “votes in Oregon don’t count. The president is already announced before Oregon ballots are finished being counted.” 

Talk about malarkey. First of all, that’s not true. Second of all, call me naive but I’m of the “every vote counts” camp. I can’t wait to mail in my ballot, vote again for my president. It doesn’t matter if you live in Oregon or Oklahoma - get your vote on. 

anniewerner:

rookiemag:

Thank you to everyone who sent in clips of themselves lip-synching to “You Don’t Own Me” for this PSA! You’re in good company with Mae Whitman, Justin Bond, Alia Shawkat, Carrie Brownstein, Miranda July, Tennessee Thomas, Zoe Kravitz, Leith Clark, Rachel Antonoff, Lena Dunham, Ruby Karp, Erika Spring, Alexa Chung, Karen Elson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Rain Phoenix, Sia, Becky Stark, Natasha Lyonne, Lesley Gore herself, and many more. (Not in a LISTEN TO WHAT CELEBS TELL YOU TO DO kind of way, but in a YOU MIGHT WANNA SEE THIS PERSON’S FACE IF YOU ALREADY LIKE THEM? kinda way.) (Also, Lesley Gore=<3333.)

THANK YOU!

<3 Tavi

KUDOS to the Teen Media Elite! 

saltandfat:

It’a shame that Cajun/Creole cooking, perhaps the most authentically American cuisine of all, gets so shortchanged in American restaurants, reduced to a paprika-covered chicken breast or fish sandwich. If it were up to me, families across the country would gather around for a feast of crawfish…

uhh… this can’t be good

imwithkanye:

Honey, You Make Me Blue. Beekeepers near the French town of Ribeauville, which is home to a M&M’s processing plant, have noticed their bees turning out honey in unnatural shades — green, blue and dark brown among them.

barackobama:

It’s one of those moments; let him know you do.

barackobama:

It’s one of those moments; let him know you do.

imwithkanye:

Chris Kluwe | Out

I strongly believe that goodness is contagious and that others will jump on board as the younger generation begins to populate the NFL.

imwithkanye:

Chris Kluwe | Out

I strongly believe that goodness is contagious and that others will jump on board as the younger generation begins to populate the NFL.

One Thing At A Time, Revisited

I interviewed someone today that gave me something to think about. He was describing a feeling I totally and completely identify with; that feeling of having so much to do you don’t know where to start. You can make lists and outlines, but at once things can  seem completely overwhelming. 

Once that feeling hits, it becomes really easy to throw in the towel, do nothing on the list, and defiantly spend the next hour (or three) scrolling through blogs, Tumblr, and Facebook. 

He said that he was always told “one thing at a time” and while that was a great way to think, he’s amended it to say “one thing at a time; advance the plot.”

I love this idea. I am a list maker. A procrastinator. An avoider of tasks once I feel overwhelmed, leaving them to the last possible millisecond. It’s probably why I don’t blog as much as I would like to, tweet as much as I probably should to “maintain a presence” and all those things my PR self keeps screaming in my ear. 

While I might finally take the time to do one thing at a time, I’m not advancing my plot. 

And as much as I would like to take a “it ends today” stance, I know I can’t change overnight. However, I’m making an effort to become more conscious of my actions. Pay attention to my lists. Advance the plot. 

(Source: barackobama)

towritelesbiansonherarms:

dietchola:

viktorye:

videohall:

Bad Lip Reading does Twilight, and it’s a better love story than Twilight

> This is the one of the rare things that actually make me laugh out loud on the internet.

> That voice is more fitting for her than her own voice.

> Do they do whole movies? I’d actually consider watching Twilight if it was all like this.

How dare you…

JESUS

bahahahaha

(via thoughtlessfroth)