Several people have been asking us for cheap meals and tips for eating cheap in our inbox, so I’m going to use this as an opportunity for our followers to share their inexpensive meal recipes. Reblog or message us with recipes that you make on a budget and I will add them to this post.
In Canada: Some cities in Canada have “community produce basket,” “Community food purchase” or “community food bag” programs (names vary city by city). Search to see if your city has one (often they’re advertised on campus because students like to eat well when we can afford it, so if your city has a uni nearby, ask around there). These are not-for-profit, sometimes-subscription programs where you pay for a membership (sometimes optional, depending on city) and then order a certain number of bags or baskets for a month. Some cities’ programs limit the maximum number per person just to keep overhead low.
You then get a whole huge bag (or more than one bag) of produce at bulk supply cost, which you can pick up at central, easy-to-get-to locations in the city. Membership fees pay the overhead for the organization. In my city, membership is optional at $10, and the bags give you at least twice as much produce as you’d be able to get at the grocery store. Catch is that it’s usually not customizable so it may not be so accessible if you have food allergies or sensory aversions if they’re unwilling to accommodate. They get seasonal produce so food bag contents vary with time of year and what was cheap.
For people who did not grow up eating fresh produce, have no fear: Many programs include inserts and fliers from dieticians on how to prepare the ingredients and recipes for making them taste good as a benefit of membership. My childhood was financially privileged so I was able to become familiar with produce, but I know that “What is that, what do I do with it, and why should I risk hard-earned, limited cash on preparing something that might make me sick or be inedible?” is a major barrier to eating fresh food to those who grew up poor, and usually, so do the folks who run these programs.
And that is how I live way below poverty line with a chronic illness and still eat fresh food regularly. :)
Skull sculpture made from books by Artist Maskull Lasserre.
WHY WOULD YOU RUIN PERFECTLY GOOD BOOKS
Yes, how dare someone ruin literary classics like, “Internet Explorer 4 in Action” and ‘Database Developer’s Guide”
reblogging for the above comment (not that the original post isn’t cool) because it’s honestly soooo annoying when people act like it’s not okay to recycle books that would have otherwise ended up in the trash.
i was in a class one time that was making art from books and some girl was like “I CAN NOT DO THIS! DESTROYING BOOKS IS CENSORSHIP! THIS IS JUST LIKE FARENHEIT 451!!!” even though the books were donated to us from shit the library was going to throw away… not to censor them but because no one fucking wanted them and/or they had too many copies.
it’s fucked up to destroy a book in order to censor it, but if it’s a book no one wants, with zillions of backup copies and ebook editions, then it’s okay to use the paper of that book to make art.
There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
I was reading an article of a service dog helping a person with schizophrenia. she stated that when she was seeing or hearing things and notices the dog is not reacting in any way, then she is able to ground herself, realizing what she was experiencing was not real and could work through it easier and is more able to ignore the delusions. And she pointed out she feels more comfortable with a service dog as well because well, dogs don’t judge and get angry for things like this
I teared up about this whole post to be honest.
i’ll never not reblog this post. it is so important.
I cried a little about this
Service animals are amazing and any place that tries to throw out someone with one should be boycotted into bankruptcy.
im sorry but i really can’t stand the responses we’re getting with regards to my posts on ableism. like. im so upset that all these women call themselves feminists yet refuse to acknowledge when they themselves are being oppressive because they’re being told they shouldnt insult people in certain ways. and they’re calling everyone else petty like???? uhg.
I ordered myself a pillowcase to see if the print looks okay, and it looks great! Soo…
cute fluffy cow not included
This pillow makes the world a better place.
I’ve been waiting and waiting for nge version of this to spring up but I didn’t see any so I decided to make one of my own
I WILL NEVER RESPOND TO YOUR LINKEDIN REQUEST
N E V E R
I’m sorry being absent for too long guys ; w ;, I deeply sorry to everyone have followed me! ; w ;. Please don’t hate me!Hi all, I’m back!
This one is for the Mid-Autumn festival, when kids gather and light some lantern having fun!
Remember her name and face.
Too many Native women don’t get their stories shared. Too many Native women are forgotten.
Remember her. Remember them.
Rest in peace, Misty.
July 6, 1982 — October 16, 2014
Just your daily reminders:
Racists are a problem
White people are not
Homophobes are a problem
Straight people are not
Transphobes are a problem
Cis people are not
Sexists are a problem
Men are not
And most importantly,
Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole
Just some actual daily reminders:
- All white people do racist things without being aware they are
- All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are.
- All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are.
- All men do sexist things without being aware that they are.
- Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power.
- When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE.
And most importantly,
- It’s called metonymy, when anyone who is oppressed makes an exasperated statement like ‘i hate straight people’, they are substituting straight people for the concept of a system and a culture that teaches, incentives, and legitimizes homophobic acts and normalizes homophobic acts so that straight people constantly do honophobic things without realizing it and that’s really fucking annoying.
And just as important,
- The concept of sjws dehumanizes marginalized people and categorizes them as an ‘angry and emotional’ stereotype and only adds to the oppression of marginalized people under the guise of being ‘fair’, while the only thing you are doing is cushioning privileged people from their own ignorance and privilege.
And to finalize:
- Everyone is guilty of internalized -isms, and the longer you spend denying this instead of accepting and unlearning your thought patterns and behavior, the longer you will actually be part of the problem.
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Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke
in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for
Maidmarians’ Villains Challenge→ Favorite villain: Eris”Eris, the Goddess of Discord. No doubt you’ve seen my likeness on the temple walls.”
where is this from???? cause I need to see!!!!