Words of Sarah

Web producer in Washington, D.C., with a passion for cat pictures and food.
fuckyeahtattoos:

Done by the talented Alex Strangler at The Dolorosa Tattoo Company. I got this close to a year ago, but got it touched up last month, this is it completely healed. 

fuckyeahtattoos:

Done by the talented Alex Strangler at The Dolorosa Tattoo Company. I got this close to a year ago, but got it touched up last month, this is it completely healed. 

homelessofdc:

Rizz took awhile to really open up to me about himself. At first he shared little details that were told to make me laugh, like how he made a living driving an ice cream truck when he was 23. He avoided delving much into his past until I started interviewing another person nearby.
I’m not sure what specific statement or question triggered him but when I glanced back over, tears were streaming down his face. I helplessly offered him a hug and embraced him for a moment while he took deep breaths to calm down. Then, he looked at me with bloodshot eyes and spoke.

“At age 17, I lost my mother. My father had already deceased when I was 3. I was a baby boy.”

homelessofdc:

Rizz took awhile to really open up to me about himself. At first he shared little details that were told to make me laugh, like how he made a living driving an ice cream truck when he was 23. He avoided delving much into his past until I started interviewing another person nearby.

I’m not sure what specific statement or question triggered him but when I glanced back over, tears were streaming down his face. I helplessly offered him a hug and embraced him for a moment while he took deep breaths to calm down. Then, he looked at me with bloodshot eyes and spoke.

“At age 17, I lost my mother. My father had already deceased when I was 3. I was a baby boy.”

Cookies! In the morning! I like this whole chill the dough overnight thing. #nomnomnom

Cookies! In the morning! I like this whole chill the dough overnight thing. #nomnomnom

Rain day 2 (now with curtains)

Rain day 2 (now with curtains)

What move would be complete without a little rain? #latergram #bigmove #freenass

What move would be complete without a little rain? #latergram #bigmove #freenass

We had the essentials for last night’s pre-move cleaning-fest (too bad we forgot a bottle opener) #bigmove #freenass #latergram

We had the essentials for last night’s pre-move cleaning-fest (too bad we forgot a bottle opener) #bigmove #freenass #latergram

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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