1. "but you don’t act black"
    please tell white people that this will never be a compliment (via blkdzn)
  2. 
Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.
I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools. 

    Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.

    I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools. 

  3. orangeitnblack:

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ORANGEITNBLACK + GIVEAWAY
As you may (or may not) know, this blog was started on 19th July, exactly one year ago.. Which means – it’s our anniversary! So to celebrate, we decided to reward you guys for being so supportive and amazing, and the best way to do that is to have a giveaway!!Rules
Must be following orangeitnblack
Reblog this post (you may of course delete this after the giveaway ended, likes don’t count, but are okay for bookmarking)
This post must reach at least 250 notes.
You can reblog as many times as you like, but please be considerate of your followers.
Prize
Orange Is The New Black poster signed by the cast (12x8”)
(Signed by Piper Kerman, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning.)

Winner will be picked randomly on the 16th of August. If you won, you will receive a message.
Good luck!

    orangeitnblack:

    1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ORANGEITNBLACK + GIVEAWAY

    As you may (or may not) know, this blog was started on 19th July, exactly one year ago.. Which means – it’s our anniversary! So to celebrate, we decided to reward you guys for being so supportive and amazing, and the best way to do that is to have a giveaway!!

    Rules

    • Must be following orangeitnblack
    • Reblog this post (you may of course delete this after the giveaway ended, likes don’t count, but are okay for bookmarking)
    • This post must reach at least 250 notes.
    • You can reblog as many times as you like, but please be considerate of your followers.


    Prize

    • Orange Is The New Black poster signed by the cast (12x8”)

    (Signed by Piper Kerman, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning.)

    Winner will be picked randomly on the 16th of August. If you won, you will receive a message.


    Good luck!

  4. staff:

Here’s where Tumblr’s going to be at San Diego Comic-Con this week:
The MTV Fan Fest party on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The official orphanblack #CloneClub Meetup on Friday at 1 p.m.
Pacific time, obviously. Surf’s up.
Before that happens, though, some classic fandoms are duking it out on Tumblr for the B.F.F. Award at the mtvU Fandom Awards. It’ll decide which group of people, all of whom like the same thing, collectively like their thing the most. Voting ends tonight, so this is completely your last chance ever to show how much you like the thing you like.
Searches for the meanwhile: fandom awards, sdcc, cloneclub meetup, 
See you in San Diego!  

    staff:

    Here’s where Tumblr’s going to be at San Diego Comic-Con this week:

    Pacific time, obviously. Surf’s up.

    Before that happens, though, some classic fandoms are duking it out on Tumblr for the B.F.F. Award at the mtvU Fandom Awards. It’ll decide which group of people, all of whom like the same thing, collectively like their thing the most. Voting ends tonight, so this is completely your last chance ever to show how much you like the thing you like.

    Searches for the meanwhile: fandom awards, sdcc, cloneclub meetup

    See you in San Diego!  

  5. thoughtsofablackgirl:

    blackhaireverywhere:

    crimsong19:

    consultingpiskies:

    Jessica Williams speaks with Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs about Army regulation AR 670-1

    Jessica Williams and Travon (one of the staff writers) do it again!

    This is why white women can’t be in the natural hair movement

    Had to bold that comment

  6. 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.

  7. that-coolkid:

When someone accuses me of talking shit

    that-coolkid:

    When someone accuses me of talking shit