My best friend and I (:
As I learned yet again today, people aren’t always who or what they seem. Best friends become enemies in split seconds and relationships crumble all because of greed and jealousy. In the end you feel used, abused, and like the last one to know. All the while, questions keep circling your mind: Why…
When a long term friend shuts you out because of another girl and they Never appreciated a single thing you did for them… Ain’t nobody got time for that!!!
Bianco - NoFitState Circus - Brighton Festival Fringe
The firetoys crew went to see this this week, and we have to say, it was spectacular. some amazing performances all round, but the aerial straps and the cloud swing performers were especially brilliant (photos 1 and 2).
It was a show that was constantly moving around the space, incorporating set changes into the performance, with a live band that played seamlessly with the performers.
It’s on as part of the brighton festival fringe, and is running in the nofitstate big top on hove lawns through to the 2nd of june, so if you’re local, go see it! if not, it’s moving on to bristol, wales and then edinburgh: check out the tour dates here
George Takei responds to “traditional” marriage fans.
I am a George Takei non-fan, but this is great!
Aerial ballet, 1948
Fuck yeah my favorite two things: black and white and trapeze. Where did they even get such a long trapeze?
“Amelie has no boyfriend. She’s tried once or twice, but the results were a let down. Instead, she cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St. Martin’s canal.”
—Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Seriously though your period is like coming home one day and finding that your spouse has constructed this entire new baby bedroom inside your house and you have to tell them “Sweetie we don’t have a baby” and then your spouse FLIPS THE FUCK OUT like “The FUCK do you mean we don’t have a baby I DID ALL THIS WORK” and then they spend the next week tearing the whole room apart and throwing it out into the street and screaming at you and then finally when the room is completely gutted they calm down and say “It’s okay hon we’ll have a baby next month” and then they start building the room again AND THIS SHIT KEEPS GOING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE UNTIL YOU HIT LIKE 50 AND THEN YOUR SPOUSE LEAVES YOU BUT NOT BEFORE SETTING THE WHOLE HOUSE ON FIRE SO IT’S NEVER THE SAME AGAIN
actual best description of a period in the entire world
I am screaming with laughter, OMG.
Your vocabulary lesson of the day is “To be born in the caul”
We say that babies are born in the caul when they are born with their membranes intact surrounded by their amniotic fluid. It’s pretty uncommon for it to happen much in hospitals now because many nurse midwives and obstetricians break laboring women’s water to try to speed along labor. I have seen a few at home births, in fact the first baby I caught as an apprentice midwife was a baby girl born in the caul at midnight on a full moon. It was a pretty special birth! <3 This little one seems to have had a surgical assist into this world.
And now you’ve had a peek into the fetal world from which we all originated and a little lesson in natural childbirth vocabulary.
Iliana was born in the caul. I have no idea what its like to have your water break. Labor started normally and about 4 - 5 hours later I had a baby. My midwife asked me to reach down and touch the baby’s head while she was crowning, I freaked out cos it was squishy, didn’t feel like a baby at all! Then out came Iliana in a veil of white, it was something so surreal and my birth team was so excited that she was born in the caul.
It wasn’t explained to me for hours until I finally asked. Then we did some Google research and found out how rare it is. But then I look at my birth center statistics and so many more babies are born this way because there is no intervention involved, no breaking of your water sac, no prodding. Just you, your birth team and your laboring self in a dimly lit room with music of your choice playing. No monitors attached, no fussy nurses coming in asking you for your date of birth every time they have to do something, no room shuffling, no doctor scaring you into a c-section.
It was just one of the most peaceful times of my life and yet one of the most painful, but I am so glad we went the natural route. I really should write my birth story for Iliana before I forget it all and start confusing parts with this second baby’s birth. Now I wonder if my water will break with this baby and how that is going to feel. I just need to prepare my mattress just in case!
i feel very uncomfortable right now
i tried not to laugh but