As I sashay through the valley of the shadow of death
your characters are like geodes
if you want to see what they’re really made of
you must break them
this is the best writing tip ive heard in ages
*evil maniacal laughter*
In July of this year my father was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer that attacked his lymph nodes and salivary glands.
Recently he underwent an invasive surgery to have a tumor and 20 infected nodes removed from his neck and throat.
It’s been a very rough time around the shoppe, with heated arguments over stupid things and crying for small reasons like a broken needle. Today added a cherry to the sundae of ugh.
His cancer has spread and he needs more aggressive treatments. My father has the best providers working non-stop in his fight to survive, but some aren’t as lucky.
StandUp2Cancer is an organization that not only acts to raise awareness with celebrity endorsements, but also reaches out to those who need help.
Starting October 1st the shoppe will be offering bjd wrist bands (that also double has people rings!) in hopes to generate donations and awareness to a great cause.
All proceeds will be donated to StandUp2Cancer and you will receive our gratitude in the form of a band.
Those who purchased (or won) a Mystery Crate for the month of September will receive a band, a note of thanks, and part of your box proceeds went to fighting the good fight.
There are many other worthy charities making great strides in the field of delicate medicine. We are not discounting them at all. (My brother chose to support F—- Cancer, for example.)
Whoever wants to eat cookie dough and not get salmonella. Here ya go!
Every woman? EVERY PERSON ON EARTH, MARS, OR WHEREVER THE HELL YOU ARE SHOULD HAVE THIS RECIPE.
1) Me not drinking doesn’t mean I do not like people who drink. I hang out with them! I’m fine if they drink around me. I am not silently judging you or rolling my eyes. I will happily go to a bar with you, friend. Even if I’m not drinking. My not-drinking is not a…
Help Our Turtle Friends!!!
No no no no
So very wrong
Listen all my fellow friends: i’ve volunteered at the new england wildlife center, a place where people from all over the world travel to intern at, for more than year and this is so very wrong
In case ya’ll didn’t know, turtle are connected to their shells, and picking them up like is shown in the picture can severely damage their spine, especially if you jerk them around
So let me tell you a thing
If you see a turtle in the road, stop your car far enough away that the turtle can still be seen through your windshield.
If you’re on a non-busy road and/or the turtle isn’t flipped on it’s shell (which by the way what the fuck turtle don’t actually fall on their backs like that pretty much ever especially in the middle of the road so i have no idea what the fuck is going on in that picture) get a stick or just use your foot to gently nudge the turtle’s rear in the direction it’s going in. Those fuckers are fast when they want to be.
If picking up the turtle is necessary, approach it from the side, make sure it sees you, then go around the back. All turtles have dangerous jaws, even if it’s not a snapper, and you do not want those clampers on your hand or arm. Believe me.
Pick that shelled cuteness up like a hamburger, one hand on each side of the shell halfway between front and back legs, fingers on the bottom shell, thumbs on the top shell. Keep the turtle as horizontal as you can as you carry it to the side of the road.
Do not, i repeat, do not bring the turtle to a “safe habitat.” displacing any species of wildlife lowers their chance of survival due to not knowing where the fuck they are. Make sure the turtle is somewhere around ten paces away from any kind of human contraption, including houses and sidewalks, and then leave him to his devices. They’re not stupid, they’re not gonna turn around and walk right back where they came from.
Things to remember:
-don’t pick up by the tail. It can break the spine.
-don’t move to another habitat.
-don’t take ‘em home. That’s actually illegal in most states.
-don’t put your hands anywhere near the mouth.
-be wary of their feet, their claws can be sharp.
-wash your hands after, reptiles can carry salmonella and while it’s pretty much impossible to contract it unless you suck on their cloaca it’s better to be safe than sorry.
-don’t move the turtle to the side of the road they just came from. Why the fuck would you do that. They want to go the way they were going.
-if the turtle is on a highway, it’s probably best to pick them up- as described above- and put them in a box for transport since they’re squirmy little jerks.
-snappers are just as important as other turtles, don’t ignore them because they look like demon child of a t-rex and box turtle. No matter how busy the road is, though, the rule of thumb is don’t pick them up if they’re bigger than your head. Stop traffic and nudge them along. People may be pissed at you, but at least you’ll keep your fingers.
Wield your new found knowledge frequently, my fellow turtle saviors.
it is important that you read this shining example of wildlife safety literature all the way through to fully appreciate its radiance and learn the ways of turtle protection.
Well done Carver. You won fair and square.