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tastefullyoffensive:

Before and After Pictures of Animals Growing Up [via]

Previously: Animals Using Other Animals as Pillows

Love this.

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princesstumblina:

“Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.”

-J.M Barrie, Peter Pan

As an adult, it’s really funny how obvious it is that Peter Pan is a metaphor for men who can’t grow up.  “Just always be waiting for me”!  Sure, honey…

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"Peter owned a house. It wasn’t ritzy or anything, but he’d really made it a home. The walls were painted; there was art in frames. He had installed a flat-screen TV and speakers. There was just so much screwed into the walls, so much that would make you lose your deposit. I marveled at the brazenness of it. Peter’s house reminded me more of my house growing up than of a college dorm room. I’d never seen that before."

The Office’s Mindy Kaling on Why You Need a Man, Not a Boy: Sex, Love & Life: glamour.com

ROFL.  I feel the same way about my few friends who actually own homes now.

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betterbooktitles:

Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Ha!

betterbooktitles:

Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Ha!

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"I guess my sister assumed that mom had given me that same sex-ed lesson she had given her, and added: “You know sex. A penis goes in a vagina.”"

How I Learned What Sex Was | The Hairpin

LOL, this is pretty much how light dawned on me too, from a casual comment from an older sibling.  And of course, I remember replying, defensively, “I know!”  But before that I too only “understood sex to involve a vague rubbing together of bodies” like Molly Langmuir. 

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anditsforever:

My mam casually dropped into conversation today: “I was married and expecting my first child by your age, you know.”

Wow, my life just got awkward.

LOL.  I remember the point when I realized my mom was divorced with two kids at my age.  And that was quite awhile back!

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gothiccharmschool:

Clovis says I need this book. And that since I never broke MY promise, everything is fine.
That Story About the Rabbit

Like a creepy, whacked-out version of The Velveteen Rabbit.

gothiccharmschool:

Clovis says I need this book. And that since I never broke MY promise, everything is fine.

That Story About the Rabbit

Like a creepy, whacked-out version of The Velveteen Rabbit.

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"When I was young, I believed that life might unfold in an orderly way, according to my hopes and expectations. But now I understand that the Way winds like a river, always changing, ever onward… My journeys revealed that the Way itself creates the warrior; that every path leads to peace, every choice to wisdom. And that life has always been, and will always be, arising in Mystery."

Socrates (via jadorelavie)

Good ole ‘So-crates’, as they say in Bill & Ted.

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"When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them."

Andy Warhol (via indiethings)

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built on the expectation of an orderly progression in which kids finish school, grow up, start careers, make a family and eventually retire to live on pensions supported by the next crop of kids who finish school, grow up, start careers, make a family and on and on. The traditional cycle seems to have gone off course, as young people remain un­tethered to romantic partners or to permanent homes, going back to school for lack of better options, traveling, avoiding commitments, competing ferociously for unpaid internships or temporary (and often grueling) Teach for America jobs, forestalling the beginning of adult life…

…Among the cultural changes he points to that have led to “emerging adulthood” are the need for more education to survive in an information-based economy; fewer entry-level jobs even after all that schooling; young people feeling less rush to marry because of the general acceptance of premarital sex, cohabitation and birth control; and young women feeling less rush to have babies given their wide range of career options and their access to assisted reproductive technology if they delay pregnancy beyond their most fertile years.

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What Is It About 20-Somethings? - NYTimes.com