I Try to Be My Best

amadeasabraxas:

Note: This is only a short list. As soon as I complete my Herbal Encyclopedia, I will post a complete list.

Anointing

acacia, angelica, carnation, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lily of the valley, lotus, myrrh, rose, rosemary, vervain.

Balance
jasmine, orange, rose.

Banishing, Releasing
cedar, clove, cypress, patchouli, rose, violet, betony, elder, fern, mugwort, vervain, yarrow.

Binding
apple, cayenne, cypress, dragon’s blood, pine, pepper, rowan, wormwood.

Blessing, Consecration
carnation, cypress, frankincense, lotus, rosemary, elder, rue.

Business
benzoin, cinnamon, mint, peony

Change
peppermint, dragon’s blood, woodruff

Clairvoyance, Divination
acacia, cinnamon, lilac, honeysuckle, marigold, mugwort, nutmeg, roe, thyme, wormwood, yarrow, hazel, moonwort, rowan.

Creativity
honeysuckle, dragon’s blood, lilac, lotus, vervain, wild cherry, savory.

Cursing
blackthorn, elder, pepper.

Determination, Courage
allspice, dragon’s blood, musk, rosemary, mullein.

Energy, Power, Strength
allspice, bay, carnation, cinnamon, dragon’s blood,
frankincense, lotus, holly, musk, thyme, oak, verbena.

Exorcism
bay, frankincense, lavender, pine, pepper, cedar, myrrh, mullein, basil, rue, rosemary, vervain, yarrow, wormwood.

Good Luck, Justice
cedar, cinnamon, cinqefoil, chamomile, bayberry, jasmine, honeysuckle, lotus.

Happiness, Peace
apple blossom, basil, cedar, cypress, fir, jasmine, lavender, lotus, lilac, orange, rose, rosemary, patchouli, purple loosestrife, lily of the valley, valerian, vervain.

Healing
carnation, cinnamon, cinqefoil, clove, hazel, hops, peppermint, orange, savory, rowan, myrrh, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, lotus, wild cherry, lavender.

Inspiration, Knowledge
clove, acacia, cinquefoil, cypress, reed, rosemary, rowan, rue, moss, oak, lily of the valley, laurel, hazel.

Love
acacia, apple blossom, birch, catnip, cinquefoil, elder, fern, gardenia, heather, honeysuckle, jasmine, juniper, lavender, marigold, marjoram, mistletoe, moonwort, musk, patchouli, rose, savory, valerian, vanilla, wormwood, yarrow.

Luck
Allspice, apple blossom, Melissa, orange, nutmeg, violet.

Lust
Basil, cinnamon, ginger, neroli, ylang ylang.

Meditation
acacia, angelica,

New Beginnings
birch oil.

Protection
angelica, bay, bayberry, birch, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, lily of the valley, patchouli, pine, rue, vervain, basil, fern, fir, nawthorn, hazel, heather, holly, juniper, mistletoe, mugwort, oak, pepper, rosemary, thistle, rowan, wormwood, yarrow.

Psychic Centers, Opening
lotus, mimosa, mugwort, nutmeg, wisteria.

Prosperity
Almond, bergamot, honeysuckle, mint, peony.

Purification
bay laurel, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, pine, rosemary, vervain, basil, betony, cedar, dragon’s blood, elder, hyssop, marjoram, oak, peppermint, rue, salt, thyme, valerian, woodruff.

Reincarnation
lilac, sandalwood.

Sleep
Chamomile, lavender, peppermint, thyme.

Success
Bergamot, clove, ginger, lemon balm.

Visions
bay laurel, frankincense, lotus, acacia, marigold, mugwort, wormwood.

Will Power

rosemary, St. Johnswort.

schizoauthoress:

Persephone as a dark and off-putting goddess who worries her mother by hanging out with satyrs and making weird stuff like pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Hades being charmed and intimidated all at once.

thedragonflywarrior:

The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.

She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”

The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “

For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”

"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."

I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.

thepathofthewise:

Sabbats and esbats

thepathofthewise:

Sabbats and esbats

madhatter0:
tsunderelintz:

shehasathree:

kanthia:

raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.
But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.
What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.
Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”

the commentary!

also, stonehenge is fucking boring as shit, and i’ve been to it 3 times at least.

tsunderelintz:

shehasathree:

kanthia:

raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.

But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.

What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?

But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.

Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”

the commentary!

also, stonehenge is fucking boring as shit, and i’ve been to it 3 times at least.

supnikita:

super-highschool-level-homestuck:

iprayforangels:

plushestrumpest:

30secondstocalifornia:

wingscanspeak:

zorobro:

wingscannotspeak:

peetasboxers:

kissyourneck-slitmythroat:

I showed this post to my boyfriend and he tried to take his shirt off like a girl and 

uh

yeah

Out of the 82k notes my post got this is by far the best comment holy shit thank u for being u

So i tried it both ways and uh

i mean how do you do the first one without pulling out all your hair?

this made me laugh really hard….

and it made me realize that girls and boys pull their shirt off differently. /amazed

but seriously I think girls just do the cross arm thing because of HAIR like demonstrated 

So one year, one URL change, and a hair cut later, I decide to try again… FOR SCIENCE! 

Its not science unless you write it down so 

First method:

image
Well done, i guess…

Second:

image
I fucked up

Girls… how?

I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN HAVE SUCH DIFFERENT WAYS OF TAKING OFF SHIRTS AND SO MUCH DIFFICULTY DOING IT THE OTHER WAY

I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!!

It’s all in the way that girl/boys shirts are made.

Girls shirts have less armpit room then boy’s do and are generally shorter so pulling it off over your head is more practical because by lifting your arms all the way up you make enough room for the sleeves to just slip off.

Boys shirts have more room and are generally longer so it is easy to slip them off over your head.

but if you take a girls shirt off like a boys shirt you will get your arms caught because there isn’t much armpit space.

and if you take a boys shirt off like a girls shit you will still have your head in it when you’ve lifted your arms all the way up because of the shirt’s length.

It has nothing to do with us. It is entirely to do with how our shirts are made. I figured it out for you. YOU’RE WELCOME!

bless you

everyone should see this

itsanexperimentjohn:

theliteralmagpie:

aruf0nsu:

okay so imagine an au where the potters live. harry dates oliver wood briefly. james hears of this and pulls harry aside. stares him in the eye with a deadly serious face
“he’s a Keeper”

You made an entire AU that would alter almost every facet of that series
For a pun
You’re a beautiful person.

"Are you serious right now, Dad?"

"No, I’m not serious. I’m Dad. He’s Sirius."

quirkiy:



Are we really so different that we must be horrified of one of them uncovered, and completely okay with the other?

this is now my most favorited post ever

This is brilliant.

quirkiy:

Are we really so different that we must be horrified of one of them uncovered, and completely okay with the other?

this is now my most favorited post ever

This is brilliant.

gildatheplant:

pomme-poire-peche:

useyourwordsasher:

cmtothemc:

theancientcistern:

omegaqueer:

thatlupa:

All it does is show me you have a superiority complex and deep rooted classist tendencies. I’ve been a waitress, a barista and a sales associate, so your talking down to others just tells me at one point you would’ve talked down to me. This guy in the queue tried to buy me a coffee today, after ripping into the guy behind the counter about his skills and his job. Don’t care what people do for a living, if you don’t treat ‘em like (very important) people when you deal with them, we can’t be friends.

"A person who is nice to you but cruel to the waiter isn’t a nice person."

I don’t understand how people don’t get this

It is terrifying. It means if you don’t adhere to their demands or if you make on little mistake, they can turn on you. I don’t deal with people who are nasty to others.

Fucking *this*.
http://notalwaysright.com/tip-of-the-entree-iceberg/27669



(It is a busy Saturday night. During the dinner rush, I have been dealing with a table of two 20-something year old men. The blonde one has found something to complain about every time I’ve walked by while the brown-haired one just blushes and stays quiet. They’ve finished their meal.)
Blonde Man: “Are you new here?”
Me: “No, sir. I’ve been a waitress here for two years and three years at [other restaurant] prior.”
Blonde Man: “Then you have no excuse for how terrible this service was. The salad was wilty, and the entree was way too cold, and you were nowhere to be found. Plus, this place is far too noisy; I could barely hear myself speak! Honestly, I get better service at a fast food place.”
Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way. While there isn’t much I can do about the noise, I did offer to bring you different food before, but you said no.”
Blonde Man: *waves me off* “Just bring me the check, and try not to be so slow about it for once.”
(I go and get the check, but when I return, the brown-haired man stands up and hands me a $20 bill.)
Brown-haired Man: “Here, this is your tip. He wasn’t going to give you one. As a former waiter myself, I thought you were doing a perfectly fine job. My food was great, and the service was fast even though you’re so busy right now.”
(He turns to his blonde companion.)
Brown-haired Man: “People like you made my job so much worse, especially for making us work that much harder for no tip. So thanks for the meal, but you can go ahead and delete my number because there will be no second date. And by the way,potjevleesch is supposed to be served cold, you idiot.”
(With that, he left the restaurant without his date. It made the whole night worth it, to see that blonde man speechless for once.)



Brown-haired Man is my hero.

gildatheplant:

pomme-poire-peche:

useyourwordsasher:

cmtothemc:

theancientcistern:

omegaqueer:

thatlupa:

All it does is show me you have a superiority complex and deep rooted classist tendencies. I’ve been a waitress, a barista and a sales associate, so your talking down to others just tells me at one point you would’ve talked down to me. This guy in the queue tried to buy me a coffee today, after ripping into the guy behind the counter about his skills and his job. Don’t care what people do for a living, if you don’t treat ‘em like (very important) people when you deal with them, we can’t be friends.

"A person who is nice to you but cruel to the waiter isn’t a nice person."

I don’t understand how people don’t get this

It is terrifying. It means if you don’t adhere to their demands or if you make on little mistake, they can turn on you. I don’t deal with people who are nasty to others.

Fucking *this*.

http://notalwaysright.com/tip-of-the-entree-iceberg/27669

(It is a busy Saturday night. During the dinner rush, I have been dealing with a table of two 20-something year old men. The blonde one has found something to complain about every time I’ve walked by while the brown-haired one just blushes and stays quiet. They’ve finished their meal.)

Blonde Man: “Are you new here?”

Me: “No, sir. I’ve been a waitress here for two years and three years at [other restaurant] prior.”

Blonde Man: “Then you have no excuse for how terrible this service was. The salad was wilty, and the entree was way too cold, and you were nowhere to be found. Plus, this place is far too noisy; I could barely hear myself speak! Honestly, I get better service at a fast food place.”

Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way. While there isn’t much I can do about the noise, I did offer to bring you different food before, but you said no.”

Blonde Man: *waves me off* “Just bring me the check, and try not to be so slow about it for once.”

(I go and get the check, but when I return, the brown-haired man stands up and hands me a $20 bill.)

Brown-haired Man: “Here, this is your tip. He wasn’t going to give you one. As a former waiter myself, I thought you were doing a perfectly fine job. My food was great, and the service was fast even though you’re so busy right now.”

(He turns to his blonde companion.)

Brown-haired Man: “People like you made my job so much worse, especially for making us work that much harder for no tip. So thanks for the meal, but you can go ahead and delete my number because there will be no second date. And by the way,potjevleesch is supposed to be served cold, you idiot.”

(With that, he left the restaurant without his date. It made the whole night worth it, to see that blonde man speechless for once.)

Brown-haired Man is my hero.

Anna Christie (1930)  dir. by Clarence Brown

interquast:

rydenthatdick:

DAAAMMNNNN

HOLY SHIT

lowfi666:

Occult astrology

nevver:

  1. Afternoonified
    A society word meaning “smart.” Forrester demonstrates the usage: “The goods are not ‘afternoonified’ enough for me.”
  2. Arfarfan’arf
    A figure of speech used to describe drunken men. “He’s very arf’arf’an’arf,” Forrester writes, “meaning he has had many ‘arfs,’” or half-pints of booze.
  3. Back slang it
    Thieves used this term to indicate that they wanted “to go out the back way.”
  4. Bags o’ Mystery
    An 1850 term for sausages, “because no man but the maker knows what is in them. … The ‘bag’ refers to the gut which contained the chopped meat.”
  5. Bang up to the elephant
    This phrase originated in London in 1882, and means “perfect, complete, unapproachable.”
  6. Batty-fang
    Low London phrase meaning “to thrash thoroughly,” possibly from the French battre a fin.
  7. Benjo
    Nineteenth century sailor slang for “A riotous holiday, a noisy day in the streets.”
  8. Bow wow mutton
    A naval term referring to meat so bad “it might be dog flesh.”
  9. Bricky
    Brave or fearless. “Adroit after the manner of a brick,” Forrester writes, “said even of the other sex, ‘What a bricky girl she is.’”
  10. Bubble Around
    A verbal attack, generally made via the press. Forrester cites The Golden Butterfly: “I will back a first-class British subject for bubbling around against all humanity.”
  11. Butter Upon Bacon
    Extravagance. Too much extravagance. “Are you going to put lace over the feather, isn’t that rather butter upon bacon?”
  12. Cat-lap
    A London society term for tea and coffee “used scornfully by drinkers of beer and strong waters … in club-life is one of the more ignominious names given to champagne by men who prefer stronger liquors.”
  13. Church-bell
    A talkative woman.
  14. Chuckaboo
    A nickname given to a close friend.
  15. Collie shangles
    Quarrels. A term from Queen Victoria’s journal, More Leaves , published in 1884: “At five minutes to eleven rode off with Beatrice, good Sharp going with us, and having occasional collie shangles (a Scotch word for quarrels or rows, but taken from fights between dogs) with collies when we came near cottages.”
  16. Cop a Mouse
    To get a black eye. “Cop in this sense is to catch or suffer,” Forrester writers, “while the colour of the obligation at its worst suggests the colour and size of the innocent animal named.”
  17. Daddles
    A delightful way to refer to your rather boring hands.
  18. Damfino
    This creative cuss is a contraction of “damned if I know.”
  19. Dizzy Age
    A phrase meaning “elderly,” because it “makes the spectator giddy to think of the victim’s years.” The term is usually refers to “a maiden or other woman canvassed by other maiden ladies or others.”
  20. Doing the Bear
    “Courting that involves hugging.”
  21. Don’t sell me a dog
    Popular until 1870, this phrase meant “Don’t lie to me!” Apparently, people who sold dogs back in the day were prone to trying to pass off mutts as purebreds.
  22. Door-knocker
    A type of beard “formed by the cheeks and chin being shaved leaving a chain of hair under the chin, and upon each side of mouth forming with moustache something like a door-knocker.”
  23. Enthuzimuzzy
    “Satirical reference to enthusiasm.” Created by Braham the terror, whoever that is.
  24. Fifteen puzzle
    Not the game you might be familiar with, but a term meaning complete and absolute confusion.
  25. Fly rink
    An 1875 term for a polished bald head.
  26. Gal-sneaker
    An 1870 term for “a man devoted to seduction.”
  27. Gas-Pipes
    A term for especially tight pants.
  28. Gigglemug
    “An habitually smiling face.”
  29. Got the morbs
    Use of this 1880 phrase indicated temporary melancholy.
  30. Half-rats
    Partially intoxicated.
  31. Jammiest bits of jam
    “Absolutely perfect young females,” circa 1883.
  32. Kruger-spoof
    Lying, from 1896.
  33. Mad as Hops
    Excitable.
  34. Mafficking
    An excellent word that means getting rowdy in the streets.
  35. Make a stuffed bird laugh
    “Absolutely preposterous.”
  36. Meater
    A street term meaning coward.
  37. Mind the Grease
    When walking or otherwise getting around, you could ask people to let you pass, please. Or you could ask them to mind the grease, which meant the same thing to Victorians.
  38. Mutton Shunter
    This 1883 term for a policeman is so much better than “pig.”
  39. Nanty Narking
    A tavern term, popular from 1800 to 1840, that meant great fun.
  40. Nose bagger
    Someone who takes a day trip to the beach. He brings his own provisions and doesn’t contribute at all to the resort he’s visiting.
  41. Not up to Dick
    Not well.
  42. Orf chump
    No appetite.
  43. Parish Pick-Axe
    A prominent nose.
  44. Podsnappery
    This term, Forrester writers, describes a person with a “wilful determination to ignore the objectionable or inconvenient, at the same time assuming airs of superior virtue and noble resignation.”
  45. Poked Up
    Embarrassed.
  46. Powdering Hair
    An 18th century tavern term that means “getting drunk.”
  47. Rain Napper
    An umbrella.
  48. Sauce-box
    The mouth.
  49. Shake a flannin
    Why say you’re going to fight when you could say you’re going to shake a flannin instead?
  50. Shoot into the brown
    To fail. According to Forrester, “The phrase takes its rise from rifle practice, where the queer shot misses the black and white target altogether, and shoots into the brown i.e., the earth butt.”
  51. Skilamalink
    Secret, shady, doubtful.
  52. Smothering a Parrot
    Drinking a glass of absinthe neat; named for the green color of the booze.
  53. Suggestionize
    A legal term from 1889 meaning “to prompt.”
  54. Take the Egg
    To win.
  55. Umble-cum-stumble
    According to Forrester, this low class phrase means “thoroughly understood.”
  56. Whooperups
    A term meaning “inferior, noisy singers” that could be used liberally today during karaoke sessions.