Sunday, July 13, 2014

litchfieldprisonblues:

Being a god damn angel.

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Wines for people who hate wine.

fuckingrecipes:

HAVE YOU BEEN INVITED TO A FANCY-ASS DINNER PARTY? DO YOU THINK WINE TASTES SHITTY AND YOU CAN’T SEE WHY PEOPLE THINK SIPPING NASTY-ASS CRAP IS CLASSY?

WELL PULL UP YOUR BRITCHES, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO EDUCATE YOUR PEASANT ASS. 

HERE ARE SOME WINES THAT EVEN WINE-HATERS CAN EASILY LEARN TO LOVE! 

THEY’RE MORE FRUITY, LESS FULL OF TANNINS  AND ARE PERFECT FOR EITHER PEOPLE WANTING TO GET INTO NICE WINES, OR WHO HAD BAD EXPERIENCE WITH SHITTY WINE.  

TANNINS: Bitter, and make your mouth feel dry

ACIDS: Sour, and make you salivate

SWEETNESS: Obviously sweet. These three traits are generally determined by the type of grape and how long it was allowed to ripen on the vine before harvesting.

ALCOHOL: Also makes a wine sweeter. Alcohol content for wine usually falls between 5% and 20%

(NOTE: Actual Champagne is a super-specific type of sparkling wine made from the special grapes grown in the Champagne region of France, and underwent a second fermentation to get bubbly as well as adhered to France’s crazy strict regulations. Many people I know will call any sparkling white wine ‘Champagne’ - It has acheived ‘Generic Trademark’ statues, meaning people will use that type of product with the specific brand interchangeably, like ‘Kleenex’ and facial tissues. Unless each bottle costs close to 100$, I highly doubt you’re drinking real Champagne. )

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Moscato: ”Barefoot” brand Pink Moscato is fucking delicious. Tastes a bit like grape, strawberry, peach and red apple had a strange, mildly alcoholic baby. Usually around 5-10% alcohol content.  Works terrific as a Dessert wine, and accents anything ‘Creamy’ really well. Slightly bubbly. #1 recommended wine for newbies. 

Normal Moscato is also delicious as hell, a bit more citrus-y.

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Zinfandel: White Zinfandel especially is super mild in taste, mildly sweet, fruity. (Don’t let the name fool you - it’s colored pink!) It’s the kind of wine that you accidentally gulp down like juice, because it doesn’t kick you in the throat with a strong taste or immediate alcoholic burn. Around 15% alcohol. 

I shit you not, I buy it by the huge-ass jug. As long as you get a good top to reseal it, it’ll last a hella long time after opening. 

Normal Zinfadel is also delicious, but White is definitely an introductory wine. 

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Cava: Spanish Sparkling Wine. Vaguely bubbly, light, Kinda lemony and pear-ish and a little bitter. Don’t expect sweetness. ‘Asda’ brand is excellent, I like it for winter holiday dinners. 

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Prosecco: Basically a poor-man’s Champagne.  It is a wine for any occasion; Dinner, Chillaxing, Sharing with friends, whatever. ~12% alcohol. Mild fruit flavors (Like pear and apricot), and you can also choose whether you want fully-sparkling or partial-sparkling (How much you want it to bubble)

Italians love this shit enough to sell it in cans. 

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Because nothing says ‘Love’ like aluminum containers. 

Unfortunately, it grows stale in the bottle after 2 years or so. Gotta drink it right after buying~

Zonin Asti  NV / 750 ml.

Asti: Sweet!…and sour? Interesting flavor. Not sweet like candy, but…like well-ripened fruit. Good dessert wine. Often has a flowery, nutty kind of smell and a hint of that in the flavor as well. Best served chilled, and NOT AGED. If left in the bottle for more than two years, it deteriorates quickly and loses the nice fruity flavors. Blech. 

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Reisling: This wine is fruity, but highly acidic. It goes well with strongly-spiced and aromatic dishes, like Thai or things with Allspice/Cinnamon.  Excellent taste, but some Aged versions have a faint smell like gasoline, which may turn newbies off.  8-10% Alcohol.

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Muscat: HELLA FUCKING SWEET. Like, kicks you in the throat with sweetness. Definitely a dessert wine. Not something I would drink a glass of, without something to eat between sips. ~15% alcohol.  Alternately, you could pour a bit of Muscat into a stronger, more bitter glass of wine to make a balanced flavor. 

pettigrew:

a-little-bi-furious:

Also a passive-aggressive reminder that all radical queers need to get on with boosting and fighting for lgbt immigration issues, especially in the UK where it’s reached Monty Python levels of oppressive absurdity. Seriously very few people know that judges legitimately ask questions like “have you read Oscar Wilde?” and “do you use sex toys?” to lgbtq asylum seekers from countries that have the death penalty for being out, believing the UK to be this beacon of tolerance and queer politics, and I find it revolting that many are not making this a primary concern in queer activism.

i concur and also want to recommend ASAP (http://www.asaproject.org/) who offer free legal advice and representation to asylum seekers who need to appeal. a dual-qualified solicitor/barrister from my firm volunteers for them and has represented clients pro-bono. you don’t need to live in london to use them.

royalfurby:

if your icon is facing the left it means youre gay

So, if people at Dashcon can raise 17k in 30 minutes to save their con…

mediocrity-at-its-finest:

can a couple people donate a couple dollars to me and my family? We’re losing our home and quite possibly all of our possessions because we’ll have nowhere to put them. That’s all I’m asking… 

http://www.gofundme.com/benchg

zavywavi:

ribqueen:

cool and relevant ppt presentation but jsyk, the term “ethnic cleansing” is a gross euphemism for “genocide”.

THIS. Thank you. This isn’t a “conflict,” this isn’t a complex issue. I was discussing it with a friend earlier - if you want to put this into perspective, view it as the modern day creation of the United States. What could only complicate this, is that it’s condoned legally and promoted through state-sponsored programs. 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
flung out of body again. this brain a water dropleton the lip of a fan, dancing through spinning bladesof glances, until you’re cornered and wildand words get caught in your bared teeth
some nights in the dark, fingertips press that bodyinto place. pull open your ribs and fly through silkenclouds — slip through their bars until you areevery atom you’ve ever pressed to your cheek.

Today is the first time I’ve picked up my fancy camera and actually felt a thrill of passion for it again since my worst bout of depression that started in 2008. I’m slowly rediscovering that I know a lot more than I thought I’d remember about photography.
This is also day 75 that I’ve been on T. My dysphoria and dissociation have both improved, but aren’t completely gone.
Reblogs welcome.

flung out of body again. this brain a water droplet
on the lip of a fan, dancing through spinning blades
of glances, until you’re cornered and wild
and words get caught in your bared teeth

some nights in the dark, fingertips press that body
into place. pull open your ribs and fly through silken
clouds — slip through their bars until you are
every atom you’ve ever pressed to your cheek.

Today is the first time I’ve picked up my fancy camera and actually felt a thrill of passion for it again since my worst bout of depression that started in 2008. I’m slowly rediscovering that I know a lot more than I thought I’d remember about photography.

This is also day 75 that I’ve been on T. My dysphoria and dissociation have both improved, but aren’t completely gone.

Reblogs welcome.

penicillium-pusher:

Pride flags for some of the more so-called “unconventional” genders and sexualities. This is for the people who don’t always feel like they are welcome or a part of the LGBTQ+ community. We may not receive the recognition and representation we deserve, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t here. 

iantojonesthebetta:

Good evening, everyone!

Meet Keene! <3

We picked up this handsome guy tonight from the local PetSmart because he was just so active and responsive. At first, we were worried that he’d remind us too much of our late Huw but within minutes, it passed.

Since he can’t seem to quite make a 180 degree spread while flaring, he’s likely a delta and not the commonly marked halfmoon. He’s pale and has the stress eyes (and is a bit bloated) right now but I hope he settles in to his new home soon. He also has what looks like curled or broken ray tips in the dorsal but I don’t see any signs of infection.

I also hope the shrimp don’t pick on him too much (I love the picture of him investigating the shrimp, though). It seems like we only have two shrimp left after the power loss.

I know I’m going to be fretting and paranoid about his health considering the horrific loss of Ianto, Jack, and Huw the spring because of TB. I just will have to learn to relax.

I hope Keene will be welcomed with open arms and fins into the betta fish and fishblr family!


What a real treat we are going to have this Summer. 3 consecutive Super Full Moons. The largest one being on August 10th.

What a real treat we are going to have this Summer. 3 consecutive Super Full Moons. The largest one being on August 10th.

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