In which Hank Green is a literal three year old child.

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Graphing is where I draw the line.

did you just

it seemed the best fit

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This is really an eye opener…. Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written down like this before.

WATER
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?

Good freaking info!

Prepping - store WATER!

Uping my water intake ASAP

Coke. That stuff is freaking awesome, water can’t do any of that

I used to never drink water. Now I do all the time.

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a plus-side to being my friend is that you can come to my house in your pajamas and i will not judge you because i will also be in my pajamas

Seeing someone read a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person.

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Maybe …

I mean, I hated Atlas Shrugged. Absolutely detested it. To the point that I tossed the book into a fire.

Yeah. I did that.

But, prior to that, had I been seen by a Rand fan reading it, they may have come to the conclusion that I, too, was a Rand fan. They might have thought that I, too, believed her characterization of women to be anything more than degrading. They might have thought I actually liked her 8th grade understanding of the English language. They might have thought I could actually get through John Gault’s 50 page rant at the end of the book.

But, I’ll bet, they never would think that my only lasting impression of that book was that, hidden somewhere in that 1200 page monstrosity, was a wonderful 400 page science fiction story about blue steel & trains.

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• school: please get a full night of sleep
• school: but don't forget to do 876543 hours of homework
• school: and study for tests
• school: be a well rounded student by joining clubs
• school: and participating in sports so you don't come home till 6pm
• school: don't be late for school
• school: but make sure you eat a full meal in the morning
• school: kids need a balanced diet
• school: here eat cardboard with red paint, it's called "pizza"
• school: if you don't type and double space your paper i'm not counting it
• school: but don't use the internet while doing homework

Here are the rest of the photos from my piece Racial Microaggressionsfeaturing students from Fordham University.

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let me kiss u

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Before #nanowrimo, thoughts on writing from Neil Gaiman.

#3 is definitely the hardest for me as a writer, as evidenced by my pile of WIPs.

#5 was the hardest to learn as a beta reader, though. (In spite of having heard that quote before.) But invariably, I’ve learned that if I just tell Cherie where something feels off to me and quit telling her how I would fix it, she’ll come up with a solution that’s about 100 times more awesome than anything I would have thought of.

At a Jim Butcher book signing one time, someone asked him if he and his wife Shannon Butcher ever helped each other with their writing. He said no, not really, but sometimes if they were really stuck, one of them might run their problem by the other one and get their input. The funny thing was that neither one ever took the other’s advice. He said that wasn’t the point. Hearing what the other person said was enough for them to go, “No, that’s not it at all, and here’s why…” and get themself unstuck.

As for my ideas being 100 times more awesome than what Aphreal comes up with, that’s obviously a lie. But probably my ideas fit better in my stories just because they both came from my brain. Which is the same as when I give Aphreal suggestions and she comes back with something much better that’s exactly right for her story.

Likewise, #3 seems to be my biggest challenge right now.

"He said no, not really, but sometimes if they were really stuck, one of them might run their problem by the other one and get their input. The funny thing was that neither one ever took the other’s advice. He said that wasn’t the point. Hearing what the other person said was enough for them to go, “No, that’s not it at all, and here’s why…” and get themself unstuck."