I have a secret feeling that we’re all Hobbits. Deep down we all want to stay home and feel safe but we all dream about someone knocking on the door and saying ‘come on an adventure and let’s have a fun ride’.
- Richard Armitage (via bellblake)
Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)
Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.
One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)
GO THE FUCK OFFFF
Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.
- (via wild-spirit)
why does this make me feel mad
Because he’s considered powerful, and she’s considered a whore.
Anybody who can look at some magnificent lady doing an aerial walk without thinking ‘she’s powerful’ has clearly dived into the deep end of irrationality.
BECAUSE SLUTS AMIRITE?
When I was working adult, you could always pick the strippers who were seriously into pole work because they were cut. Just rock hard muscular women, but very, very femme at the same time.Fake tans (fun fact: a lot of dancers use fake tan to cover bruising caused by pole work, mostly on the thighs from gripping poles), blonde extensions, super long gel nails, and the sort of legs that could kick through a wall. i can see how that could be a little confusing to your average gender essentialist.
God, pole is hardcore. I’ve really got to try it out properly soon.
If that doesn’t put the finest point on it you’ve ever seen/heard, I don’t know what does.
Sometimes I just miss these four so, so much.
Mickey where are you looking?
he’s looking at me
time for haircut
the daryl dixon meme — favorite scenes (4/5)“She’s gonna be all right. She has a car, supplies, weapons. She’s… She’s a survivor.”
"Stop saying that like you don’t believe it!"