"Falling in love is not the only adventure worthy of a young woman."
I recently posted a photo such as this, where I’m holding Linda the Black Widow, on my blog and the comments coming in are kinda cracking me up.
Here are a few:
“what is photoshop”-
Well, if you knew me personally, you’d understand why this is funny. I am so computer illiterate I could never use photoshop- you’re lucky I know how to use tumblr…. Also, if you follow me, you know I hold all things “creepy” on a regular basis.
“this bitch really let a venomous spider bite her trying to be cute”
Apparently, I’m a bitch? And who said Linda bit me? I didn’t! Black Widows are extremely shy and non-aggressive. They are nothing to be afraid of, like any animal, if treated with respect (which usually means just leave it alone) and not threatened, they will not feel the need to defend themselves. I was not “trying to be cute”.. The point of this blog is to educate others about the natural world. Me holding a venomous beneficial black widow reinforces the point- most of the negative feelings people have towards spiders are based on irrational fear.
“Now they call her rotten hand”
Once again, you’d practically have to force a black widow to bite you. Also, even if she were to bite me, it certainly would not rot my hand. Black widow venom is a nuerotoxin, and does not cause necrosis.
Spread a little love to spiders and read about my research here.
Day 3 in The Whites - most ass-kicking breathtaking hiking I’ve ever done. Franconia Ridge. #Appalachiantrail #atthruhike2014 @float4days
"I think it’s weird that teenage girls know more about giving blowjobs than they do about masturbation. It makes me sick to my stomach that so many young girls think sex is just about a guy finishing."
champions are made
in the off-season, in the freezing rain, in the weight room, on the treadmill, in the ice buckets, on holidays, on weekends, on friday nights, saturday mornings, on the road, on the track, on the trail, in the woods, in the blazing sun, at 6 in the morning
when no one is watching
The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.
"My alone feels so good. I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude."