"Yesterday, I spent 60 dollars on groceries,
took the bus home,
carried both bags with two good arms back to my studio apartment
and cooked myself dinner.
You and I may have different definitions of a good day.
This week, I paid my rent and my credit card bill,
worked 60 hours between my two jobs,
only saw the sun on my cigarette breaks
and slept like a rock.
Flossed in the morning,
locked my door,
and remembered to buy eggs.
My mother is proud of me.
It is not the kind of pride she brags about at the golf course.
She doesn’t combat topics like, ”My daughter got into Yale”
with, ”Oh yeah, my daughter remembered to buy eggs”
But she is proud.
See, she remembers what came before this.
The weeks where I forgot how to use my muscles,
how I would stay as silent as a thick fog for weeks.
She thought each phone call from an unknown number was the notice of my suicide.
These were the bad days.
My life was a gift that I wanted to return.
My head was a house of leaking faucets and burnt-out lightbulbs.
Depression, is a good lover.
So attentive; has this innate way of making everything about you.
And it is easy to forget that your bedroom is not the world,
That the dark shadows your pain casts is not mood-lighting.
It is easier to stay in this abusive relationship than fix the problems it has created.
Today, I slept in until 10,
cleaned every dish I own,
fought with the bank,
took care of paperwork.
You and I might have different definitions of adulthood.
I don’t work for salary, I didn’t graduate from college,
but I don’t speak for others anymore,
and I don’t regret anything I can’t genuinely apologize for.
And my mother is proud of me.
I burned down a house of depression,
I painted over murals of greyscale,
and it was hard to rewrite my life into one I wanted to live
But today, I want to live.
I didn’t salivate over sharp knives,
or envy the boy who tossed himself off the Brooklyn bridge.
I just cleaned my bathroom,
did the laundry,
called my brother.
Told him, “it was a good day."
Kait Rokowski, “A Good Day” (via oofpoetry)

(via satellite)

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elysean:

"La película es una visión sobre el lado oscuro del sistema capitalista y democrático, cuyas altas dosis de corrupción, injusticia y violencia convierten a los ciudadanos de a pie en vengadores revanchistas de mecha corta."Damián Szifrón

"This film deals with the dark side of capitalism and democracy, whose high levels of corruption, injustice and violence turn the average citizen into an avenger with a short fuse. — Damián Szifrón

I highly recommend this film if you like dark humor and situations so extreme they’re almost absurd.

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The boyfriend and I spent all Saturday at a birthday lunch at our friend’s awesome house an hour away from Buenos Aires, the one we house-sat back in Easter. So many things to enjoy: 200 homemade empanadas (meat, spicy meat, sweet meat, ham and cheese, cheese and onion, and chicken and cream cheese), so many different desserts (lemon pound cake, lemon pudding made with like 50 cans of condensed milk, vanilla cake with dulce de leche, chocotorta, which is THE most Argentinian of cakes, chocolate mousse, and lemon cookies baked by me!), loads of doggies, even a 5-month-old Dachshund puppy that was in Doggy Heaven chasing leaves, eating sticks and getting sooo many tummy rubs, great music by a friend of the home owner, 30ºC/86ºF in the sun even though it’s still winter, and no rain even though it was in every single forecast! It finally poured and hailed this morning.
Sometimes everything works out just the way you want it to :)

The boyfriend and I spent all Saturday at a birthday lunch at our friend’s awesome house an hour away from Buenos Aires, the one we house-sat back in Easter. So many things to enjoy: 200 homemade empanadas (meat, spicy meat, sweet meat, ham and cheese, cheese and onion, and chicken and cream cheese), so many different desserts (lemon pound cake, lemon pudding made with like 50 cans of condensed milk, vanilla cake with dulce de leche, chocotorta, which is THE most Argentinian of cakes, chocolate mousse, and lemon cookies baked by me!), loads of doggies, even a 5-month-old Dachshund puppy that was in Doggy Heaven chasing leaves, eating sticks and getting sooo many tummy rubs, great music by a friend of the home owner, 30ºC/86ºF in the sun even though it’s still winter, and no rain even though it was in every single forecast! It finally poured and hailed this morning.

Sometimes everything works out just the way you want it to :)

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lobisfemme:

Fileteado is a type of artistic drawing, with stylised lines and flowered, climbing plants, typically used in Buenos Aires,Argentina. It is used to adorn all kind of beloved objects: signs, taxis, lorries and even the old colectivos, Buenos Aires’s buses.

Filetes (the lines in fileteado style) are usually full of colored ornaments and symmetries completed with poetic phrases, sayings and aphorisms, both humorous or roguish, emotional or philosophical. They have been part of the culture of thePorteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) since the beginnings of the 20th century.

The filetes were born as simple ornaments, becoming an emblematic form of art for the city. Many of its initiators were European immigrants, who brought from Europe some elements or art, that were mixed with the local tradition, creating a very typical Argentine style. The fileteado was recognized as an art after 1970, when it was exhibited for the first time.

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We are obviously too cool for school.

We are obviously too cool for school.

A rare Ingrid smile caught in the wild.
Yes I’m 28 and I still wear backpacks.

A rare Ingrid smile caught in the wild.

Yes I’m 28 and I still wear backpacks.

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bucketbuckets:

honey-oil:

Are skinny girls really angry ahout what nicki said???? It’s gonna be ok y’all look at a magazine put on some tv literally walk outside there are ppl rooting for you everywhere it’s gonna be ok.

I’ve been thinking about this. That everywhere you look people praise skinny, like literally all the time, in every single piece of media. But it still irks me. You don’t have to bring down skinny people to praise fat. It’s NEVER necessary to bring down skinny to praise fat. 

Thank youuu! Female empowerment is not about lifting up one type of woman by putting down another type of woman, but about lifting up ALL women.

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TAGS . girl power .
FOREHEAD ALERT!

FOREHEAD ALERT!

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The adorable pups, who are both rescues, have in fact had quite a history together. Lucy, an almost 3-year-old American Eskimo dog, was adopted from a Tennessee shelter in early 2013, while Teddy, a 1-year-old border collie mix, joined the family in October of that year as a 12-week-old puppy.
When Teddy was first adopted, Lucy wouldn’t even acknowledge him. But as the months went by, the little pup grew on her and they became friends. 
In early 2014, their bond as pals was solidified when Lucy went in for emergency surgery after being attacked by another dog. 
"Teddy was so worried about her," Yeaton said. "He didn’t want to leave her side."

A wedding between rescue dogs! AAAH!
Via today.com

The adorable pups, who are both rescues, have in fact had quite a history together. Lucy, an almost 3-year-old American Eskimo dog, was adopted from a Tennessee shelter in early 2013, while Teddy, a 1-year-old border collie mix, joined the family in October of that year as a 12-week-old puppy.

When Teddy was first adopted, Lucy wouldn’t even acknowledge him. But as the months went by, the little pup grew on her and they became friends. 

In early 2014, their bond as pals was solidified when Lucy went in for emergency surgery after being attacked by another dog. 

"Teddy was so worried about her," Yeaton said. "He didn’t want to leave her side."

A wedding between rescue dogs! AAAH!

Via today.com

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This is definitely the best wing tattoo I’ve seen so far.

This is definitely the best wing tattoo I’ve seen so far.

(Source: observando, via teensniper)

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the-frozen-everdeen:

me: sorry I’m late i had to pet some cats on the way here

I actually have a cat circuit I follow when I’m getting home. First I stop by to pet an outside cat called Sofía that always curls up on my lap if I sit down, then a tiny Siamese-type cat that lives in a vet’s office, and finally a very moody cat called Maggie who lives in a shop on the ground floor of my building and always lets me pet her for 5 seconds straight. They’re so adorable I can’t help it!

(via unimpressedcats)

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My forehead and I.

My forehead and I.

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I am seriously obsessing over this house!

Pilar Muñoz - publicist - and Pepe Islas - entrepreneur - at home in Mexico City, via The Selby.

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