We drove around the whole island. Wowowowow.
I’ve had quite a lot of questions about this so I’m going to answer them all here.
I was nominated last weekend, did lots and lots of research, and ended up deciding not to. I think it’s amazing what this challenge/trend has done for charity, raising a huge amount of awareness and money, it’s really impressive and unprecedented. I was thankful for the nomination and cause as it prompted me to go out and read about Lou Gehrig’s disease, which I previously didn’t know a whole lot about. I’m glad to have had my eyes opened to an important issue such as that, and to have been shown the significance (especially by sufferers videos themselves on YouTube). However, I had a few drawbacks that caused me not to film my own video. Firstly, I wasn’t comfortable with the idea of wasting the water. It may seem small and insignificant, but with the amount of people who have already completed the challenge, I felt like each drop was just adding up and I don’t think our earth can spare all that much. Secondly, after looking into the organisation that donations are supposed to go to, I learned that much of that money actually supports testing on animals. Not only have they done some pretty inhumane things to monkeys, mice and other creatures, most of the time it doesn’t even prove affective, as we are completely different species of animals. While I think ALS is heartbreaking and terrifying and something that definitely needs attention, I don’t feel right about using animals that way. I’ve been thinking about donating to other charities instead, either one like ALS Compassionate Care, or some others that reflect my passions and are also in need of help.
literally i just keep looking at this and laughing this is my favorite post
Pathway to our lil ‘secret beach’ yesterday. Perfect, perfect, perfect day.
"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"
- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)
I woke up at sunrise because my curtains don’t really function as curtains.
Since yesterday, I’ve already had to stop myself from strangling my boss, had my first meltdown in front of Kim which resulted in me crying in his arms last night, called in sick today, and have eaten two tubs of ice-cream.