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Granted it’s not an animal, but it’s a plant you can’t eat and that you’ll end throwing away.
It does the earth and us better in the ground than in your living room.
I get what you’re saying but I think the vegan owners of…
Producing fake trees creates a lot of pollution… Research it. People /purposely/ plant Christmas trees. Real trees are better for the environment and your own health.
Fun fact: My family has used a potted, living Norfolk pine as a Christmas tree for almost 20 years. Every year it just gets bigger. We don’t have to buy cut trees or dispose of it after the holidays, just take down the decorations! If you want a “real” Christmas tree, get yourself one of these gnarly little dudes:
Ain’t nothing more “real” than a living tree, my friends.
i’m waiting for the moment when men latch onto the selfie. suddenly, taking pictures of oneself will no longer be considered “narcissistic and vapid” and “a pathetic cry for attention” but instead, “a genius form of self promotion” and “the ultimate in diy brand building”
At your holiday dinner tonight, please refrain from making comments on how other people are eating. This type of scrutiny can be extremely uncomfortable and triggering for a person with social anxiety, a fragile body image, disordered eating habits, and/or a poor relationship with food in general. Even if such comments are not considered triggering by the recipient, it is still incredibly rude. Another person's body is not your business. What a person eats (or does not eat), how much a person chooses to eat, how a person feels about eating, how much a person weighs, how a person dresses, how a person exercises (or doesn't) - that is their own business. Even if your intent is positive, even if you present your thoughts as "helpful advice", comments on another person's body can be uncomfortably invasive and unwanted. Please keep your "helpful advice" to yourself. Yes, I am eating that. Yes, I am having seconds. Yes, I'm wearing this. No, I did not workout today. What's it to you?
2. The first band you ever liked. 13. 10 songs you could never get tired of. 20 Do your friends listen to the same music you do? 22. Songs that make you laugh. 33.5 songs you used to hate but now enjoy.
2. The first band you ever liked.
Evanescence, when I was 12. Fallen was the first album I was so like seriously irrevocably into. I’m not even ashamed to admit it, haha, I listened to that shit like 24/7 for months, and I STILL have that shitty little burned disc that a friend gave me just for fun. Oh man.
13. 10 songs you could never get tired of.
"Pistol Pete Matty" - the Prize Fighter Inferno
"Wooden Heart" - Listener
"Spirit of 87" - Rancid
"Vic the Butcher" + "Evagria the Faithful" - Coheed
"Don’t Carry It All" - the Decemberists
"Land of the Clear Blue Radio" - the Soviettes
"In the Morning and Amazing" - Circa Survive
"We Looked Like Giants" - Death Cab for Cutie
"Cassiopeia" - Shabutie
"Please Read the Letter" - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
20. Do your friends listen to the same music you do?
Nah. 99% of my friends love Coheed, and that’s how we became friends. But other than that we’re pretty much a hugely diverse bunch.
22. Songs that make you laugh
I gotta go with Blurred Lines. I’ve gotten over the ragevomit. As horrible as it is, it’s so truly awful that I can’t help but laugh at the awfulness. The glaring tactlessness and “try-hard-ness” is cringey, and Mr. Thicke’s inadequacy complex is so transparent it’s really funny to imagine he was actually serious about that song.
33. 5 songs you used to hate but now enjoy
"Party Rock" - LMFAO
"Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
"Holly Wood the Cracked" - Coheed (sorry)
"Rox in the Box" - the Decemberists
"Babel" - Mumford & Sons (and pretty much them in general)
Modern American “country”. As a whole, I find the subject matter unimaginative, the music subpar, and the general stance to be somewhat womanizing and narrow. No, not literally all of it. Just more of it than I’m tolerant of. (I do quite enjoy and respect some old country, like Johnny Cash)
30. Do you head bang to music?
You betcha, and in general move around, haha. Ask my friends about my awesome moves ;)
31. A song you dislike by your favorite band.
Hnggg…. ouch. Um, while I do actually enjoy the song very much, I often skip “Hearshot Kid Disaster” off Second Stage. I sometimes find it doesn’t hold my attention for as long as it should, and the original production value on SSTB is…. iffy. But it’s one of those things like your least favorite Coheed song is still better than the best song from another band.
The Afterman - Coheed and Cambria (both parts together. Also, I’m going to let that stand for Coheed stuff because I could just fill my five with Coheed)
Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
The King is Dead - the Decemberists
Indestructible - Rancid
Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie
On Letting Go - Circa Survive
There’s so many more but I have to stop
19. Tell us about your favorite concert.
Coheed and Cambria at Radio City Music Hall. I don’t even need to say anything else about the concert. It was as awesome as it sounds. After the show, the sense of excitement and pride among the band was almost overwhelming, and that’s what made it the best night.
21. Songs that make you cry.
"Half Measures" by the Prize Fighter Inferno made me want to cry the first time I heard it. But it was weird, I couldn’t cry, it was too strange of a feeling. It made me feel the way I do when I write the Cobalt obituary for a Coheed fan who died. Almost too much to deal with. I think it made me feel that way because the song itself was an metaphorical obituary… still have a hard time listening to it sometimes.
45. Are you in band/want to be?
No and no, haha. The closest I ever got to that was singing in a Ten Speed cover….
What do you love? What do you want to accomplish before you die? What do you want to leave behind you, as in, what do you want to be remembered for?
I love adventures, good music, and honesty. :)
Before I die, I want to visit all the continents (including Antarctica, although I have zero idea how I’d find myself there) and complete a photojournalism project involving one person from each US state.
I don’t know what I want to leave behind, I’m still not even at the point where I know what I’m doing, but I want to have made or done something good by being totally 100% myself. That sounds weird. But something that doesn’t involve me changing who I am for the sake of trying to “make a difference”.
“According to their survey, men hate when women wear beanies, floppy hats, hair bows, open-side shirts, oversize sweaters, shoulder pads, peplums, bandeau bikinis (“they just make your shoulders look like a linebacker”), bright lipstick, heavy eye makeup, fake nails, bangles, pointy-toed shoes, wedge sneakers, ultra-high heels, fold-over ankle boots (“it looks like the shoes have foreskins”), high-waisted jeans, high-waisted shorts, high-waisted skirts (“it lacks a certain degree of subtlety”), pantsuits (“you’re a woman, not a man”), drop-crotch pants (“really, any loose fitting pants,) and mullet dresses (“I just don’t get it — where’s the fucking party??? You are covering the back!”). The question is how to wear all of these things at once.”—How to Dress So Basic Bros Leave You Alone - The Cut (via heylabodega)