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Freedom

For as long as I can remember, I’ve searched for the meaning of freedom. And as of tonight, I finally have an answer.

Freedom is driving on the California freeway in your roommate’s white Prius and blasting music at 80 miles per hour. Freedom is going to the beach at midnight and screaming as the waves try to pull you in. It’s getting in the car with someone you’ve never met and zooming off into the city with them, desperately hoping that they’re actually the person who you’ve been Skyping with for months and not some serial killer. Freedom is finding out that they’re all that and more. It’s In-N-Out on a hot summer day, when you let yourself have fast food for the first time in 5 years. It’s picking up extra Comic Con merch and not getting caught, even though you don’t have a badge. It’s hearing stories about getting high and discovering that you can actually get away with that here. Freedom is living faster than you ever have, leaving the place you’ve always known, and finally realizing that you are worth more. Freedom is California. This is why I’m here.

Update on my previous struggle

Landed in San Diego this morning to hear that my roomate’s brother will be letting me use his Comic Con pass for part of the weekend

So yeah, I’m at FUCKING COMIC CON!

You don’t know the true meaning of pain until you realize you’re gonna be in SAN DIEGO THIS WEEKEND by ACCIDENT but all the Comic Con badges are sold out.

As Israeli troops and war planes bombarded Gaza, both sides reported death tolls that made clear Sunday was the deadliest day so far in the war. The Palestinian Health Ministry reported 87 Palestinians had died and the Israeli military said 13 soldiers were dead.

The fighting signaled that what had begun as a limited ground invasion by Israel had moved into a more extensive and costlier phase for both sides.

Most of the Palestinians were killed in an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City called Shejaiya. For the Palestinians, it was the deadliest episode since July 8, when Israel began its offensive, first from the air, which was intended to curb rocket fire against its cities and the danger of infiltration through tunnels running under the border from Gaza into Israel. The Gaza Health Ministry reported that more than 300 people were injured in Shejaiya. Tolls were not available from the refugee camps in central Gaza, where fleeing residents reported a similar Israeli advance, with artillery.

The Palestinian government, which is led by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Western-supported Palestinian Authority and by Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, in a statement described the killing of Palestinians in Shejaiya as “a heinous massacre” and a war crime.

Two Israeli soldiers were killed in combat overnight, according to that country’s military, and a spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, suggested that there would soon be an announcement about more casualties on the Israeli side. Earlier, Hamas’s military wing said it had ambushed an Israeli force after luring it into a minefield.

It was not immediately clear whether the growing death toll and increasing pressure on both sides would help or hinder international efforts to forge a cease-fire. Mr. Abbas was expected to meet on Sunday in Dohar, Qatar, with the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, and Qatari officials to discuss an Egyptian proposal for ending the fighting, according to Palestinian officials. Khaled Meshal, the political leader of Hamas, is also based in Qatar.

The New York Times, "Both Sides Report Deadliest Day in Gaza War" (via inothernews)

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beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

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sarcastic-snowflake:

So every morning I get off the train and start my 20 minute walk to work, and there’s this guy who’s always like 3 steps ahead of me and always beats me to the street corner bc I get stopped by the light and he passes it. but today I was ahead of him for the first time and he RUNS in front of me, turns around and goes “I’ve been winning for 2 months now, can’t stop now, have a good day, see you tomorrow.”  tmrw I swear i’m wearing running shoes to work. 

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ridesabike:

Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

ridesabike:

Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      

NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

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magicrobotgeography:

scribbles-and-slash:

I usually don’t take pictures of strangers and post them online but…
Today at Target this lady was being dragged by her two sons into the toy aisle and since I was looking at Transformers I happened to see them go by. These boys were REALLY excited about something and I wasn’t sure what, so out of curiosity I peeked around the “boy’s aisle” and….
They were grabbing tons of different dolls and accessories and begging their mom for them and what she told them was priceless.
She didn’t say no because they were boys who wanted “girl’s toys”….she said, “You already have Ariel, don’t you want someone else?” And one of the boys just kept yelling how Ariel was his favorite.
Their mom was just so frustrated and exhausted like they must beg her for princess toys all the time and they probably have so many back at home and I’m sorry but that’s just adorable ;w;

That’s like this one time I was in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart and this lady and her son walked past me, and I heard her mumble something about Monster High dolls, and her son got really excited about them. So, they walked past this one doll and he made grabby hands at it and you know what his mom said? “That’s a knock-off toy, you want the real thing don’t you?”
And I just thought it was utterly priceless because it’s like, “good job, mom, no generic toys for your child.”

magicrobotgeography:

scribbles-and-slash:

I usually don’t take pictures of strangers and post them online but…

Today at Target this lady was being dragged by her two sons into the toy aisle and since I was looking at Transformers I happened to see them go by. These boys were REALLY excited about something and I wasn’t sure what, so out of curiosity I peeked around the “boy’s aisle” and….

They were grabbing tons of different dolls and accessories and begging their mom for them and what she told them was priceless.

She didn’t say no because they were boys who wanted “girl’s toys”….she said,
“You already have Ariel, don’t you want someone else?”
And one of the boys just kept yelling how Ariel was his favorite.

Their mom was just so frustrated and exhausted like they must beg her for princess toys all the time and they probably have so many back at home and I’m sorry but that’s just adorable ;w;

That’s like this one time I was in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart and this lady and her son walked past me, and I heard her mumble something about Monster High dolls, and her son got really excited about them. So, they walked past this one doll and he made grabby hands at it and you know what his mom said? “That’s a knock-off toy, you want the real thing don’t you?”

And I just thought it was utterly priceless because it’s like, “good job, mom, no generic toys for your child.”

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frickfrackbootysmack:

angelt626:

And here is what we call a textbook defintion of puppydog eyes.

it winked are you joking

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