1. Notes: 752 / 1 day ago  from wilwheaton
    Please, please, please don't drive while intoxicated.

    wilwheaton:

    The Los Angeles County coroner has identified a Palmdale teen who authorities said was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into her home and hit her while she slept.

    Giselle Mendoza, 16, was pronounced dead at her home early Sunday after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies said Roberto Rodriguez, 20, crashed his SUV into a Palmdale apartment building.

    Mendoza was sleeping in her first-floor bedroom when a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder slammed into the complex in the 1000 block of East Avenue R before 4 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

    I know a lot of younger people use Tumblr, so please let me be your dad for a quick moment: at some point in your life (maybe at several points in your life) you will be confronted with the decision to drive after drinking or using recreational drugs. You may think, “it’s only a mile” or “I’ll be very careful” or “I probably shouldn’t drive, but I think I’ll be okay” or “I don’t have money for a cab”.

    But here’s the thing about that: you may convince yourself that it’s okay to drive, and you may even get where you’re going safely. You may do that more than once, and start to think that you’re never going to have a problem if you drive while intoxicated (even a little bit).

    But what if you don’t? What if you lose your focus or judgement for one second, and you end up hitting a person who’s crossing a dark street in front of you? What if you end up missing a light, and crashing into another car?

    What will you do when you, an otherwise good person who would never intentionally hurt another person, make the decision to get behind the wheel when you shouldn’t, and you end up killing someone?

    Just think about that for a moment, okay? If this kid, Robert Rodriguez, is found guilty, he’s likely going to spend most of his life in prison. He’s 20 years-old. He’s probably not a criminal, and he’s probably going to spend what should be the best years of his life in a prison, because he made the decision to drive while intoxicated.

    Now think about the family of Giselle Mendoza. She was sixteen years-old. SIXTEEN. Her life hadn’t even started yet, and now she’s gone. Forever. Because a suspected drunk driver — just four years older than her — decided that he’d get behind the wheel of a car when he shouldn’t have.

    Look, I get it: figuring out how to get home can be a hassle. Taxis and Uber are expensive, and public transit can be inconvenient.

    But take a moment and think about Giselle Mendoza’s friends and family, and Robert Rodriguez’s friends and family, and ask yourself how much cab fare would have been too much.

    Okay, thanks for listening and letting me be your Internet dad for a minute.

  2. Notes: 467150 / 2 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from tastysynapse)

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  3. Notes: 46380 / 3 days ago  from brandipbenton (originally from dragonista)

    Doing a test

    dragonista:

    Reblog this if you would buy a book with an LGBTQ main character, whose sexuality was not the primary focus of the novel

    If you would not, reblog this.

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    brandipbenton:

“What’s the point of being realistic?”

    brandipbenton:

    What’s the point of being realistic?

     
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  10. Notes: 75837 / 1 week ago  from leadencirclesdissolve (originally from shessoprettywhenshelies)
    "Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
    Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
    You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
    If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
    It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
    Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
    Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
    Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
    You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
    It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
    Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
    Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
    Good doctors listen more than they talk.
    You can’t fix a burned roux.
    Floss.
    Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
    Measure twice, cut once.
    Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
    If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
    You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
    There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
    Kindness is not weakness.
    Baking soda is not baking powder.
    Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
    Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
    Appropriate footwear is always key.
    You can absolutely be too forgiving.
    Real humor punches up, not down.
    Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
    There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
    Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
    You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
    You can always come home again.
    But it won’t be the same.
    Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
    Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows."
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