WHY CAN’T CARS AND MOTORCYCLES AND NORTH AMERICA RUN ON LOVE AND HAPPINESS?
I cry a little every time I have to fill up my gas tank. Every single time.
In other news, I found fruit! My adventure was a total success. I got a ridiculous amount of peaches and mangoes and apricots and strawberries. It was excellent and I feel really cool and successful. Also very full.
Tomorrow I think I’m going to try making peanut butter. From actual peanuts. It can’t be that hard, right? I mean don’t you just put peanuts and salt in a blender or something? Eh, Google will teach me.
David McCullough Jr.’s commencement speech to the Wellesley High School graduating class of 2012.
Nicknamed the “you are not special” speech.
I love the message here.
”Resist the easy comforts of complacency, the specious glitter of materialism, the narcotic paralysis of self-satisfaction. Be worthy of your advantages.”
Today is dedicated to the search for the perfect bag of peaches.
I want my hair to be like this.
l e m o n
promotes healthy weight-loss due to digestive aid and liver cleansing abilities · prevents acne · lessens anxiety · heals canker sores · helps neutralize fevers and chills · fights fatigue · freshens breath · heals hypertension · fights inflammation · boosts the immune system to fight bacterial and viral infections
o r a n g e
prevents the hardening of arteries · scavenges cancer-causing free radicals · lowers ldl cholesterol levels · relieves constipation by stimulating digestive juices · promotes healthy sperm production · lowers high blood pressure · prevents kidney stones · protects skin from free radical damage · lowers the risk of stomach ulcers · fights viral infections
l i m e
rejuvenates skin and reduces body odor · aids in digestion · prevents constipation by clearing the excretory system · help heal peptic and oral ulcers · the peel’s aromas help to relieve nausea and congestion (just scratch it and inhale!) · promotes eye health · aids in healthy weight-loss · prevents urinary disorders · prevents arthritis and rheumatism, diabetes, and cancer
g r a p e f r u i t
increases metabolism · prevents arthritis · scavenges cancer-causing free radicals in the body · helps lower bad cholesterol (consult your doctor before consuming if you are on prescription drugs) · prevents common cold and fevers · dissolves gallstones · enhances liver function and digestive processes · improves skin complexion
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reminder: be aware that although citrus fruit is very acidic, you should wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth in order to protect your enamel. the reason for waiting is to allow time for your saliva to neutralize the pH in your mouth, which prevents enamel softening and decay when brushed later. read more about it here. also, do not consume the seeds of any citrus fruits.
“When I graduated from high school in 1938, I began going to the library three nights a week. I did this every week for almost ten years and finally, in 1947, around the time I got married, I figured I was done. So I graduated from the library when I was twenty-seven. I discovered that the library is the real school.” - Ray Bradbury, 1920 - 2012.