summertime sadness
they say jesus died for somebody's sins but god knows he didn't die for mine cause I'll stand accountable for my own damn sins each and every time.
reblog this with 35,408 notes
posted Fri, Aug 22nd at 12AM
reblog this with 403,549 notes
posted Fri, Aug 22nd at 12AM
9 hours ago - 296,458 notes - reblog
on the ice bucket challenge

pivotalwolf:

queenofcorgis:

nofunphillips:

my dad died from ALS when i was 3 years old. he was 36. my mom was 33. that was 30 years ago. now i’m the same age my mom was when my dad died. and there is still no cure for ALS. 

this is what happens when you have ALS: your muscles slowly stop working, one part at a time. for my dad, first he couldn’t use one of his hands. then his arm. then the other arm. then he couldn’t walk. then he couldn’t stand up. then he couldn’t talk. then he couldn’t swallow. then he couldn’t breathe. then he was dead.

this all took about two years. he was diagnosed when i was about one year old. the only memories i have about my dad are of an inert body in a wheelchair or lying in a bed with a bunch of tubes stuck into it. as i was learning to talk, he was losing the ability to speak. as i was learning to walk, he stopped being able to move. my mom often had to choose between who she was going to help go to the bathroom at any given moment: her husband or her toddler.

after my dad died, my mom took over the philadelphia chapter of the ALS association. it consisted of a shoebox full of notecards with names on it. now it is a multi-million dollar organization with a large staff. she is still in charge. my mom is one of the most amazing people on the planet, basically.

these past couple weeks have been mind-boggling. i have openly wept watching so many of these videos. i still don’t completely get how all of this has happened, but now we live in a world in which lil wayne and taylor swift and oprah and justin timberlake and weird al and bill gates talk about ALS. my mom just emailed me this sentence: “lebron james ice bucket challenge.” i mean, IS THIS REAL LIFE?! i just keep saying over and over: holy shit. holy shit. holy shit.

so far, it has raised over 10 million dollars… and counting. my mom has spent every single day of her life for the past three decades trying to get this kind of attention and funds for this disease.

i don’t care if it’s a stupid gimmick. i don’t care if people are just doing this because it’s trendy or because they want pats on the back. i don’t care if it’s the new harlem shake. i don’t care if for the rest of my life, when i talk about ALS, i have to say “you know, the ice bucket disease.”

please, everybody, please keep pouring buckets of ice over your heads. please keep donating money. please keep talking about this.

my mom’s chapter:

http://www.alsphiladelphia.org/ 

p.s. the only reason i haven’t done my own ice bucket challenge yet is because i wanted to do it with my mom. we’re seeing each other next week, so it will happen then, i promise.

Think about this next time you think it’s just a stupid gimick

REBLOGGING THIS FOR ANYONE WONDERING WHAT THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IS FOR AND HOW IT HELPS

9 hours ago - 36,379 notes - reblog
reblog this with 815 notes
posted Thu, Aug 21st at 11PM

panicatthehowelllester:

phunkyvanspam:

supercalifraginatural:

nerfherdersftw:

I just.. THIS SENTENCE WILL IGNITE AND FUEL MANY DREAMS

I have scrolled down this about 5 times and it has almost made me cry every time omg

image

When they panned to Benedict crying, my heart cried

10 hours ago - 543,648 notes - reblog

thelunaticyouarelookingfor:

sernacht:

So, I was in the car today and saw someone with the license plate “X0DUS3 5”, so I thought it was like Exodus 3:5 and I looked it up, and do you know what it said?

"Do not come any closer."

Now that’s a well done biblical license plate.

10 hours ago - 124,924 notes - reblog
reblog this with 962 notes
posted Thu, Aug 21st at 11PM
mentalprometheus:

discoverynews:

Extinct Penguin Was Tall Enough to Play in the NBA

A penguin that lived more than 35 million years ago was the largest ever, and would stand twice as tall as today’s largest penguin, according to new fossil evidence.

if it played in the NBA, it would peng-“win”
reblog this with 109,293 notes
posted Thu, Aug 21st at 11PM

underhuntressmoon:

jemmasimmns:

one difference between cats and dogs is that dogs do absolutely nothing to mask their clinginess while cats pretend it’s a coincidence they’re in the same room as you 97% of the time

"The fact I am laying on your face means nothing"

10 hours ago - 391,900 notes - reblog
reblog this with 794 notes
posted Thu, Aug 21st at 11PM
reblog this with 419 notes
posted Thu, Aug 21st at 11PM
10 hours ago - 35,311 notes - reblog
reblog this with 430 notes
posted Thu, Aug 21st at 11PM
10 hours ago - 61,916 notes - reblog