“We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. It’s easy. The first girl I ever loved was someone I knew in sixth grade. Her name was Missy; we talked about horses. The last girl I love will be someone I haven’t even met yet, probably. They all count. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there’s still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of these loveable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really, want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else.”—Chuck Klosterman (via victoryblues, iguessthatscool & unicornology) (via glynnis)
I bought my first piece of original art from a stranger. I almost did it once before, years ago, but I thought the price was too steep, I would totally have bought it now. I can see how this could be addictive. Not only is it fun, but you get a very cool thing that others get to see, that is completely unique, and that gives money to the person who made it (or in this case a tax deduction for the charity in which the artist gave the painting to).
It’s a really good feeling. (mostly when it seems like it was purchased at a fair price.)
I think it will go in my bedroom, my walls have been bare - maybe they were just waiting.
This time I was on my bicycle. I was on Santa Monica Blvd. I was in the right *labled* bike lane. It was dark. I had my bike flashy thing and a white shirt and helmet.
Traveling at about 20mph with traffic, the car in front of me had her blinker on for three blocks… I was about to over take her and even tell her that her blinker was on when - BAM sharp right turn directly in front of me.
Islamonmybreaks,yell,andswerve. I figured it would be better to make body contact with the car rather than the road - so my front tire hits the car along with my elbow and then shoulder.
I stay up. I talk very calmly to the young lady who hit me. The bus driver drives up and says that he saw the whole thing and it was totally her fault (which it was… well, that and bike laws and lanes in this city are terrible).
She makes an excuse to the tune of - I had my blinker on, which I couldn’t even explain how dumb that was with all of the adrenaline flowing through me. I told them all I was fine and biked off.
I would normally post work out related info at - i-hate-running, but I thought you might like this too.
what to do if doored… it’s only happened to me once, it was a kid, and after he did it I was on the ground and I asked if HE was ok because he was scared. Then he said, “can you move, I have to get out.”
“When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.”—(via talienat)
i couldn’t agree more. as a content creator, it is incredibly annoying to find my own or others’ uncredited photos making the rounds wily-nilly on the internet. tumblr, please help us photographers get credit where credit is due :)
Let’s encourage proper photo credits as an internet norm, starting here and now.
I love Tumblr. Since joining in January, I’ve only enjoyed it more and more, as I’ve discovered funny, beautiful, intelligent, and heart-warming tumblelogs.
But there’s this one thing.
While the great quotes I come across here are almost always attributed to their source, photographs are almost always NOT. During my time at JPG I worked with hundreds, no, thousands of photographers and learned what a struggle the industry really is.
We obviously aren’t paying photographers for use of their images on our blogs, so isn’t direct attribution with the photographer’s name (in addition to linking to the source) the least we could do?
I wonder if part of this has to do with the way the content submission boxes are set up.
Add a Quote (with mention of “Source”)
Upload a Photo (with mention of “Caption,” not “Source”)
I’ve sent the following message to the Tumblr staff:
Hello! You guys rock and I love your website. Thanks for your hard work making it.
I have a request. I understand that when you designed the “Add a Photo” prompt, you were mostly considering users uploading their own photos. However, it seems now that most people use that tool to post other people’s photos from around the web.
This is great and all, but I wonder if you could alter the text slightly to encourage members to credit the photographer when posting. Maybe it could simply say “Caption and/or Source (optional)” or if you really were into it, you could create another prompt for “Photographer Name (optional).” It’s funny how big of an effect little things like this can have on internet norms.
Thanks for considering.
If you are a photographer or care about someone who is, consider pasting that message to Tumblr support, reblogging, spreading the word, or just reconsidering your own captioning to include photo credit. Thanks!