My name's Katie. I like using the word beautiful excessively, because I think that it accurately describes the things that fill my life with meaning. I dislike lying, sing a lot, and don't kill bugs.

You should probably also be warned that I'm slightly obsessed with Meryl Streep and k.d. lang, mostly because they're gorgeous and talented and so, so amazing.

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April 21st 2014
5:08 PM
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peaceloveandbrittana:

toddlers are essentially just drunk college kids

"Act my age?
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor."
the greatest thing i have ever read (via fraek)
kellyluck:

thatssoscience:

What Happened to the Computer Girls? 
Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.
So what happened?
Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011. 
Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM. 

This’s true. Especially since computers really got up and going during WWII and most of the available workforce was, you guessed it, women. At Bletchley Park, for example, women outnumbered men 4 to 1.

kellyluck:

thatssoscience:

What Happened to the Computer Girls? 

Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.

So what happened?

Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011. 

Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM. 

This’s true. Especially since computers really got up and going during WWII and most of the available workforce was, you guessed it, women. At Bletchley Park, for example, women outnumbered men 4 to 1.

"5 Things They Don’t Teach You in High School:

1) You’re going to leave the house at 2AM, 16 with nothing in your pockets but 50 bucks and a bus ticket. It won’t feel real. You’re going to think you’re leaving, but you aren’t going anywhere.

2) Swallow your fucking pride and go back inside. Lock your bedroom door, put your hands over your ears, bring your knees to your chest and when you’re ready, let your walls disintegrate and the sadness flood in, because baby I promise you, you’ll feel better if you just let yourself drown. Even if it’s the third goddamn time that week.

3) He’s going to taste like Newports, Trident spearmint and desperation. You’re going to taste like Lime-a-Ritas and anxiety. You will tell yourself you need this. But you don’t. I promise you. You don’t. You don’t.

4) You’re going to have girlfriends who fall for boys who treat them like absolute shit. Do not learn from them. If a boy calls you a bitch, spit in his face and leave.

5) Do it even if it’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do. Even if you’re still convinced that he was hiding galaxies beneath his skin. Because baby I promise you, he was the always dark night sky and you were always the full moon. No question ’bout it."
Abbie Nielsen
1:35 PM
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  • person: what are you doing?
  • me: not reading the work of a stranger on the internet interpreting the relationship between the protagonists of an established media series by thrusting them into unrealistic situations in which they for some unknown reason have intense gay sex that's for certain
March 4th 2014
11:49 PM

alright babes, see you all after exams! I have nothing except tumblr and vegging out planned for April 22nd… and I can’t even wait :)

jolnnkrasinski:

easter is on 4/20 this year are you gonna blaze it or praise it

6:51 PM
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March 3rd 2014
8:38 PM
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